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New Clip from God Help The Girl

30 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

God Help the Girl was one of my favorite movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, the film follows Eve, who is “low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls, posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a pop group.” Also, it is an indie-pop musical. But it isn’t twee. Strong performances by Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, and Hannah Murray hold down a whimsical, emotionally resonant coming of age story. Also, the songs are really good.

The clip features the song "The Psychiatrist Is In," and it is from early in the film when Eve and James are just getting to know each other. 

God Help the Girl opens in select theaters and VOD on September 5.

Source: Vulture »

- Mily Dunbar

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Emily Browning on singing in God Help the Girl, and going cockney for Legend

21 August 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s safe to say that Australian actress Emily Browning is no stranger to nudity in film, bearing all in the likes of Summer in February, to a brave, somewhat audacious performance in Julia Leigh’s uninhibited drama Sleeping Beauty. Yet for the 25-year-old, she admits that having to sing live in the quaint musical God Help the Girl was by far the more terrifying experience.

We had the great pleasure of sitting down with the talented actress to discuss her latest project – featuring songs from indie pop outfit Belle & Sebastian, having been written and directed by the band’s lead singer Stuart Murdoch, and when asked which she found more nerve-wracking, with little hesitation she replied, “ God Help the Girl for sure, absolutely. I guess you’re protected by your character, so when I did those scenes for Sleeping Beauty, it wasn’t me, especially because that character is »

- Stefan Pape

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10 Actors Who Should Be The Next Doctor Who Companion

21 August 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

BBC

Recently, rumors have been circulating that Jenna Coleman will be leaving Doctor Who at Christmas. Nothing has been confirmed by the BBC, but it seems likely that we’ll be saying goodbye to the young actress in a few short months. Jenna has only been featured on the show for half of one series, but she was also the main companion of the show’s fiftieth anniversary special, and will star in the first series of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor. When she does leave the show, there will be a huge vacuum to be filled.

But Doctor Who is nothing if not an exercise in learning how to cope with change, and the first thing any fan comes to term with is the fact that everything ends and we need to be ready for it. With the sadness of losing a character we’ve come to care for »

- Audrey Fox

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God Help The Girl review

20 August 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Belle & Sebastian musician Stuart Murdoch turns writer and director in the musical drama God Help The Girl. Here's Caroline's review...

God Help The Girl exists because of Belle & Sebastian. The band behind the soundtrack, the writing and the direction (by Stuart Murdoch) infuse every frame with their ethereal folksy charm to the point where it’s impossible to separate the two. This isn’t a film that stands on its own – it is Belle & Sebastian: The Movie – and whether or not your find enjoyment in that depends on both your taste in music and your affinity with the film’s themes and subject matter.

It’s a movie about young people, with all of their self-interest, entitlement and precociousness, but it is also, underneath the predictably twee trappings, a dark dramedy about broken young people. Most of us have been broken young people at some point in our lives, such »

- ryanlambie

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God Help The Girl Review

19 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Stuart Murdoch

Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray

Certificate: 15

Run Time: 111 minutes

Synopsis: Set in Glasgow Scotland over a long summer, we follow Eve on her road back to health after suffering with an eating disorder. Whilst healing through music she crosses paths with James and Cassie, two peers who share her musical affinity.

God Help The Girl is a film directed by the head of band Belle and Sebastian, Stuart Murdoch. The film follows manic-depressive, anorexia-recovering Eve, played by Emily Browning. Eve wants to sing, and will do anything to make her dream come true, even if that means escaping the hospital where she is being cared for. After escaping Eve bunks with James, a romantic idealist who is worn-out by the music scene after being part of a band that fell apart. The two begin a rather coy and intense friendship/flirtation as they then go »

- Kat Smith

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Watch the teaser trailer for God Help the Girl

18 August 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Like your movies indie with a Instagram-filter style lenses and eccentric retro dress sense? Then you should probably check out the teaser trailer for God Help the Girl below…

God Help the Girl is a coming of age tale set in Glasgow over the course of one hazy summer.  Written, directed and with original songs by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and SebastianGod Help the Girl is a story of a young girl’s problems entering adult life, uniquely told through a soundtrack of indie pop. God Help the Girl stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, Magic Magic), Olly Alexander (Great Expectations and the forthcoming The Riot Club) and Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) and was produced by twice Oscar-nominated producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums). The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014 and was awarded a special jury prize at the festival. God Help the Girl »

- Oliver Davis

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Watch: First Clip And 20 Minute Making-Of Documentary For Stuart Murdoch's Musical 'God Help The Girl'

15 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"Begin Again" hit theatres earlier this year, "Frank" is out this weekend, "Rudderless" is around the corner, but sandwiched in between will be "God Help The Girl" to scratch your musical itch. It's the directorial debut of Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch and after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and some new material has arrived to give you a look at the movie itself and how it was made. Starring Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, and Olly Alexander, the movie follows three Glaswegian youths forming a band. And after winning a couple of World Cinema Jury Prize awards in Park City, Murdoch reveals Hollywood came banging on his door for more. “These big New Yorkers were saying, ‘You know, you need to get another movie under your belt. We need to move straight away while you’re hot. We can hook you up with this star who »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Melbourne 2014 Review: God Help The Girl, A Twee Little Mess

10 August 2014 8:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Coming from Belle & Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch, God Help The Girl is a directorial debut disaster. The film is stung by lashes of awkward editing, a sloppy screenplay, and a cloying suffocation of artificial, twee characters.Our 'girl' in this modern day tale is Eve (Emily Browning), a patient with mental health issues who takes off on literal flights of fancy. The mundane surroundings of Glasgow become a hipster's paradise of garish fashion and culture altogether consumed by Eve's music-video montage imagination. In her medicated melancholy, she befriends a musician named James (Olly Alexander) and his semi-pupil Cassie (Hannah Murray). Poor James is forever friend-zoned by Eve, and Cassie is the equivalent of a ditzy Barbie doll, lacking most signs of humanity and merely existing as...

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Teaser trailer for ‘God Help the Girl’, a musical by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian

17 July 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

God Help the Girl is a long-gestating musical film project from Stuart Murdoch, leader of Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian. Having first released an album of the same name in 2009 with the help of various female vocalist collaborators, the first-time screenwriter and director finally got the intended film off the ground thanks to the efforts of Us producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bridesmaids) and some Kickstarter donations.

Shot and set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film follows the initially hospital-bound Eve (Emily Browning), who takes on songwriting to help her woes, collaborating with musicians James (Olly Alexander) and Cassie (Hannah Murray). Murdoch’s film got fairly positive buzz from its world and European premieres at Sundance and Berlin respectively, winning an award for its ensemble cast at the former festival.

Some early reviews made some very enticing comparisons to the work of both Jacques Demy and Scottish »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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Watch: First Trailer For 'God Help The Girl' Directed By Belle & Sebastian Frontman Stuart Murdoch

17 July 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The musical oeuvre of Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch has been one of detailed songs about people on the fringes, with an observant eye on the tiny details that make up the bigger picture. And the musician brings that background to his debut feature film as a director with "God Help The Girl," and after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it's now ready to start rolling into cinemas. Starring Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, and Olly Alexander, and based on the album of the same name by Murdoch, the story is pretty straightforward, taking the place over one Glasgow summer when three young people come together to form a band. And you can see in the first trailer the result is something that is definitely the visual equivalent of Murdoch's music, pretty, a bit twee, but definitely his voice all around. "God Help The Girl" opens in the UK on August 16th, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Emily Browning Stars in Stuart Murdoch's 'God Help the Girl' Trailer

17 July 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"God help the girl, she needs all the help she can get!" Dang, this looks good! An early teaser trailer for Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's directorial debut pop musical God Help the Girl, which premiere at Sundance 2014 this January. Emily Browning (from Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty, Pompeii) stars along with Olly Alexander (from Great Expectations) and Hannah Murray (from "Game of Thrones") as three friends who form a pop group in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End. It looks like so much fun, with an vintage vibe to it and lots of smiling, goofy, sing-songy moments to it - which make quite an impact in this 70 second teaser trailer. This might be a must watch if pop music is your thing. Fire this up! Here's the first teaser trailer for Stuart Murdoch's God Help the Girl, from Apple (via The Film Stage): God Help the Girl »

- Alex Billington

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Listen: Emily Browning And More Sing Title Track From 'God Help The Girl' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

16 July 2014 6:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Already one of music's finest storytellers, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's move into directing with "God Help The Girl" made natural sense. That it was a musical, also made sense. Unfortunately, the resulting film got a mixed reception at Sundance (our review), but there's always the music. "God Help The Girl" finds the cast of Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray doing the songs from Murdoch's 2009 album of the same, with three new tunes in the mix as well: "Pretty When the Wind Blows," "I Dumped You First," and "I'm Not Rich." And you can get a flavor of it with the title track sung by Browning and co. and yeah, it's totally Murdoch-esque and if you're been a fan of Belle and Sebastian, this will be right up your alley of twee (but not overly so) pop. "God Help The Girl" opens in the UK on August 16th, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Belle & Sebastian to perform at God Help the Girl premiere

11 July 2014 3:05 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Belle & Sebastian will perform live at the premiere of Sundance Award-winning musical film God Help the Girl.

The premiere will take place on August 16 at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. The film will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK.

Following the screening, Belle & Sebastian will perform live on stage, playing their own material and songs from the film, with the God Help the Girl singers. The film's soundtrack was originally released in 2009.

God Help the Girl is a coming of age story set during one Glasgow summer, which tells the tale of a young girl attempting to enter adult life through an indie pop soundtrack.

The film, written and directed by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray, who is known for her role as Cassie in Skins.

God Help the Girl will be released in UK cinemas on August 22. »

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Blog Of Thrones 410: The Children (Contains Spoilers)

16 June 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess.

Director: Alex Graves.

Cast:  Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Liam Cunnigham, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Maise Williams, Carice Van Houten, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Stephen Dillane.

Synopsis: The Night’s Watch get help from an unexpected source. Daenerys takes drastic action with her dragons and Bran makes it to the Three-Eyed Raven. 

And breathe. After a year away, Game Of Thrones is finally back on our TV screens. After last years Red Wedding debacle we at Thn decided that this show should not be watched without a support network, so this year we will be here to hold your hand through the fourth series of the show with our very own Blog of Thrones.

It’s over. After ten (technically eleven thanks to the break) hard weeks of television we have reached the conclusion »

- Kat Smith

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Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray on Gilly’s Hiding Skills, Mutton Legs, and Going Off-Book

10 June 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Spoilers concerning the most recent episode of Game of Thrones will follow. So turn back now if you have not seen this past Sunday’s “The Watchers on the Wall,” although you should totally know the drill by now.Ygritte dying in Jon Snow’s arms was not the only romantic moment during the battle at Castle Black. Sam and Gilly, two characters who clearly care about each other, finally kiss, offering a bit of hope amid all that slaughter. By Game of Thrones standards, it was pretty chaste, but it signifies a new direction for both of them, especially since Sam has figured out a convenient loophole in the Night’s Watch vows. Hannah Murray chatted with Vulture about what Gilly did during the siege, the moment with Sam, and how to use a mutton leg as a weapon. Here we have a huge battle scene, and once again »

- Jennifer Vineyard

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Game of Thrones Season Four – Episode 9 Review

10 June 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis reviews the ninth episode of Game of Thrones Season Four….

The Watchers on the Wall.

Directed by Neil Marshall.

Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

The usual format of these Game of Thrones reviews – a by-character breakdown, emulating the chapter perspectives of George R. R. Martin’s books – falters this week. For the first time since Season 2′s ‘Blackwater,’ this episode focuses entirely on a single storyline: the vast, yet undisciplined, Wildling army attacking the fortified, but few, Night’s Watch.

Episode 9 has a rich history in Game of Thrones’ plotting. Season 1′s saw the be-ned-ing of Eddard Stark; season 2 staged the aforementioned Battle of Blackwater Bay; and, most recently, season 3 cordially invited all to its Red Wedding. But perhaps after Joffrey’s death in episode 2 and Prince Oberyn’s ocular obliteration last week, ‘Episode 9′ was no longer the series’ determined highlight. Nope. It seems Benioff »

- Oliver Davis

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Blog Of Thrones 409: The Watchers On The Wall (Contains Spoilers)

9 June 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess.

Director: Neil Marshall.

Cast: Rose Leslie, Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Ciaran Hinds, Ben Crompton, Peter Vaughan, Owen Teale.

Synopsis: Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch face an epic problem. 

And breathe. After a year away, Game Of Thrones is finally back on our TV screens. After last years Red Wedding debacle we at Thn decided that this show should not be watched without a support network, so this year we will be here to hold your hand through the fourth series of the show with our very own Blog of Thrones.

  

We’ve made it to the fateful episode nine of the series. This time last year the internet exploded after we all bore witness to the legendary Red Wedding episode. Once again we look set to spend the rest of the year discussing the latest events with the topic this »

- Kat Smith

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“Game of Thrones” 4.09: Castle Blackwater

9 June 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Much like in Season 2, Game of Thrones staged a massive standalone battle in its penultimate episode. It was bloody, brutal, and a heck of a lot of fun. Let’s dig in!

Nice touch – for what might be the first time ever, the opening titles only list the people that Actually appear in this episode, making for the shortest cast list ever. Take the night off, Dinklage!

Jon (Kit Harington) and Sam (John Bradley) are on night shift at the Night’s Watch. Sam wants to know what it’s like to go to the bone zone, but Jon remains coy. Sam also points out that their vows don’t actually explicitly prohibit a lot of things. (Like butt stuff?) Jon finally opens up a little: “For a little while, you’re more than just you.” Ugh. Emo has finally made it to Westeros.

Jon sends Sam to get some sleep, »

- Brian Juergens

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'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Night's Watch Defends The Wall Against The Wildlings; Ygritte Dies

8 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Game of Thrones' penultimate episode of season four, “Watchers on the Wall,” began with Sam (John Bradley) asking Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) about Ygritte (Rose Leslie), who would be charging towards them with the Wildlings before they know it. Sam wants to know what it’s like to love another person – both emotionally and physically. Jon struggles to explain being wrapped up in someone else before the two men of the Night’s Watch get back to business. Jon is taking first watch atop the Wall.

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Ygritte, not far from Castle Black, sharpens the arrows she’s preparing to launch into the "Crows." She’s bitter and eager to hunt down the people who took their land. One of her Thenn comrades questions whether or not she has what it takes to finish Jon Snow. Ygritte warns that if any of them try to kill »

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“Game of Thrones” Recap: Sansa’s Working Overtime

2 June 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Okay, well… that… sucked.

As a refresher: Two weeks ago, when we last left King’s Landing, we saw this:

This week we saw the death of a much beloved character (who had very little to do other than simply be awesome, let’s agree) and a lot of talking. Grumblegrumble. Let’s dig in?

A drunken bar wench is leading a round of “Name That Belch”, and most of the songs are names of previous episodes like “The Rains of Castamere” and “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”. Well, beats Coldplay. She tells a guy that he’s “got a hangnail for a cock,” which is such a wonderfully vile insult that I can forgive her pitchy burps. She then goes and talks to Gilly (Hannah Murray), so I take it back. Ugh.

Turns out wenchie is upset that Gilly’s baby (Samlet?) is keeping her up at night, »

- Brian Juergens

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