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7 items from 2014


Three Exclusive Clips Released From Buddy-Comedy ‘The Stag’

12 March 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Released this coming Friday, The Stag sees John Butler make his directorial debut…and what better way to start than with a cracking British comedy!

When one shy groom opts out of a boozy Stag Do, his best man decides that a quiet walking-weekend would better calm his nerves. However, when the bride’s manly brother tags along all hell breaks loose! Have a read of the official synopsis below:

Self-confessed metrosexual Fionan (Hugh O’Conor) doesn’t want a Stag Do, but would happily attend the Hen. His concerned bride-to-be Ruth (Amy Huberman) persuades the marginally more macho best man Davin (Andrew Scott) to organise one. Reluctantly he agrees, while doing everything he can to stop Ruth’s infamously alpha male brother, known only as ‘The Machine’ (Peter McDonald), gatecrashing their sober, walking-weekend, excuse for a Stag Party. Not so easily foxed, ‘The Machine’ tracks them down, sparking to »

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Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn Are Here to Stay in Debut Clip

8 March 2014 11:57 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The debut clip from the new drama, ‘Stay,’ has been released by the film’s distribution company, Gravitas Ventures. The clip, titled ‘Growing Up,’ features stars Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn, as their characters ponder whether they should finally mature. ‘Stay,’ which was written and directed by Wiebke von Carolseld, is set to be released in theaters on March 21. The drama is now available on VOD, including Apple iTunes, Google, Sony, Xbox and YouTube. The film also stars Michael Ironside, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem and Brian Gleeson. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Stay’: Taylor Schilling (‘Orange is the New Black’) and Aidan Quinn (‘Legends of  [ Read More ]

The post Taylor Schilling and Aidan Quinn Are Here to Stay in Debut Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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Review: The Stag

5 March 2014 11:49 AM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

John Butler makes his feature debut with this likeable and amusing male-bonding comedy, co-written with cast member Peter McDonald (Moone Boy). Obsessing to the point of implosion about the details of his impending nuptials, meek set designer Fionan (Hugh O'Conor) isn’t interested in having a stag do.

But anxious bride-to-be Ruth (Threesome’s Amy Huberman) feels her fiancé could use some respite from table planning and place settings and so persuades best man Davin (Sherlock’s Andrew Scott) to cobble together a stag party.

Unfortunately, Ruth’s terrifyingly macho brother ‘The Machine’ (McDonald) won’t be stopped from attending and a planned quiet break in rural Ireland soon takes in lost bearings, lost clothes and hilarious clashes with electric fences. Will Fionan and co make it to the church on time?

Co-produced by the Irish Film Board and Arrow Films – who’ve carved a commendable niche with UK releases »

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Revenge Creeps in Like the Darkness on the Edge of Town

20 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

When someone maliciously takes the life of someone whom you love, how far would you go for revenge? That question will be answered in the upcoming indie flick Darkness on the Edge of Town, and we have your first look.

Patrick Ryan writes and directs. Emma Eliza Regan, Emma Willis, Brian Gleeson, Sam Monaghan, and Chris Fitzgerald star.

Darkness on the Edge of Town tells the story of Cleo Callahan (Regan), a teenage sharpshooter who decides to avenge the death of her estranged elder sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom. Unbeknownst to Cleo, her best and only friend, Robin O'Riley (Willis), is the murderer she's sworn to kill.

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The Stag gallops to Us

19 February 2014 2:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Metro International inks multiple deals for Toronto premiere, starring Sherlock’s Andrew Scott.

UK sales outfit Metro International has inked a number of deals on Irish comedy The Stag, including a Us deal with Tribeca Film.

Additional sales comprise Canada (Tva), Australia/Nz (Umbrella Entertainment), German-speaking Europe (Drei Freunde) and Italy (Academy 2). Further deals are in the works.

The Toronto premiere tells the story of a groom-to-be who reluctantly agrees to a stag weekend of wild camping in the great outdoors of western Ireland.

Cast includes Andrew Scott, best known for playing villain Moriarty in BBC drama Sherlock, alongside Peter McDonald, Hugh O’Conor and Brian Gleeson.

Produced by Treasure Entertainment and directed by John Butler, the film is written by Butler and Peter McDonald and financed by the Irish Film Board, Windmill Lane and Treasure Entertainment.

As previously announced by ScreenDaily, Arrow will release in the UK and Ireland. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Stay Poster And Trailer Features Taylor Schilling And Aidan Quinn; From Director Wiebke von Carolsfeld

8 February 2014 12:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The poster and trailer for the drama Stay, starring Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) is here.

The film also features Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris McHallem, Brian Gleeson, Pascale Montpetit, and Michael Ironside.

Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) deliver heartfelt performances as Abbey and Dermot, a couple struggling to find their way in life. After retreating to the rugged expanse of the Irish countryside, their happy existence is upended when Abbey discovers she’s pregnant.

Dermot, a long-since disgraced professor, has no interest in being a father. With their lives now at a crossroads, Abbey and Dermot’s relationship hangs in the balance. They must both face the truth of who they are and which path in life to take that will finally lead them home.

From director Wiebke von Carolsfeld ( Marion Bridge »

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Film Review: ‘The Stag’

8 January 2014 5:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A bachelor-party weekend goes predictably awry in novelist John Butler’s broad, intermittently amusing laffer “The Stag.” Though formulaic and cartoonish, this feel-good comedy, featuring an uptight groom-to-be, his alpha-male future brother-in-law and assorted friends hiking in the Irish wilds, is the sort of harmless entertainment that fuels inactive evenings in front of the tube and helps pass the time on long flights. A mid-March opening in Ireland and the U.K. is likely to generate a decent chunk of change, though ancillary is where sales will be strongest.

The script never gives any indication why Ruth (Amy Huberman) wants to marry Fionan (Hugh O’Conor), but the spark-free couple is getting ready to tie the knot, and she thinks it would be a good thing if his best man, Davin (fast-rising actor Andrew Scott, “Sherlock”), arranged a stag camping weekend. Persnickety Fionan, a stage set designer, agrees as long as Ruth’s overbearing brother, »

- Jay Weissberg

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