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Watch the trailer for the coming-of-age drama A Brilliant Young Mind.
From Samuel Goldwyn Films, the movie opens in theaters September 11, 2015.
In A Brilliant Young Mind, a young math genius didn’t count on one thing: love.
Teenage math prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield, Hugo) struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his caring, widowed mother, Julie (Oscar-nominated Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine), who grapples with her own loneliness.
In a confusing world, Nathan finds comfort in numbers. And when he’s taken under the wing of an unconventional and anarchic teacher (Rafe Spall), the pair forge an unusual friendship. Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the U.K.’s National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (Imo) and the team travels to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of enthusiastic squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan).
In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is »
- Michelle McCue
An achingly perfect evocation of New York’s East Village in the 1980s and an amazing cast cannot make this tale of adolescent anxiety catch fire. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Adolescent anxiety playing out against the tumultuous backdrop of the late 1980s in New York’s East Village? I’m there. Hell, I was there, as a student at Nyu at the very moment this tale is set, and I can attest that its evocation of the place and time is achingly perfect, from the unrenovated tenements to the funky cafes to the scene at punk club Cbgb to the dangerous excitement in the air. Alas that the story of young Jude (Asa Butterfield: X+Y), who has decamped from boring Vermont to live with his drug-dealer dad, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The Superman actor told the Daily Mail how his horse fell on him during his last day of filming in Ukraine.
"My horse had a habit, when I brought it to a stop, of lifting its front legs up," Stamp said. "On my last day, I brought it to a stop but slid off the back.
"I looked up and saw that this horse, which weighed half a ton, had lost its balance and was going to fall directly on me."
He continued: "I always imagined that my last thoughts would be somehow profound, but what went through my mind was, 'distinguished actor killed by horse's arse'.
"It fell on my chest and pelvis. If it had landed any further up, it would have killed me."
Following the incident, »
This is a reprint of our review from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It’s great to see married director duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini back at Sundance, the location of their breakout film “American Splendor.” While they’ve put in great work in the meantime, their latest, the excellent “Ten Thousand Saints,” is a roaring return to the fest that made their name. Adapted from the debut novel by Eleanor Henderson, “Ten Thousand Saints” is a melancholy yet sweet and hopeful coming of age story that explores every aspect of life’s complications. Though funny and full of heart, it’s no quirky or lighthearted flick, as a rich vein of darkness and reality courses through the film’s style and content. Set in the late 1980s, “Ten Thousand Saints” is the story of teenage Jude (Asa Butterfield), stuck in Vermont with his hippie mom Harriet (Julianne Nicholson »
- Katie Walsh
Read More: Watch: 'Ten Thousand Saints' Trailer Revives the New York City Punk Scene A pregnant teenager, a "botanist" dad and a failed proposal are only a portion of what's to come for the dysfunctional family in "Ten Thousand Saints." "Ten Thousand Saints" is the story of three New York City teenagers in the late 1980s: Vermont-native Judge, straight-edge musician Johnny and rich uptown girl Eliza. The three form their own surrogate family to break away from their dysfunctional parents. The film adaptation of Eleanor Henderson's novel of the same name stars Ethan Hawke, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer, Asa Butterfield and Emile Hirsch. The film opens in theaters on August 14. Check out the exclusive clip of the film above. Read More: Exclusive Poster for Ethan Hawke Drama 'Ten Thousand Saints' Goes Punk »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Tom Holland may have had a competitive edge over his fellow Spider-Man candidates when it came to casting the new webslinger.
The British actor has been posting videos of his own stunts and acrobatic skills on Instagram for months, show fans (and Hollywood bigwigs) just how good he could actually be as Spidey.
A video posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Aug 4, 2015 at 3:14am Pdt
A video posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Aug 9, 2015 at 1:47am Pdt
A video posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:40am Pdt
Who is Tom Holland? Introducing the Marvel Cinematic Universe's new Spider-Man
A video posted by ✌️ (@tomholland2013) on Feb 4, 2015 at 2:26am Pst
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman said: "For Spidey himself, we saw many terrific young actors, but Tom's screen tests were special. All in all, we »
New York I Love You: Berman & Pulcini’s Schmaltz Soaked Latest
Nostalgia, especially in large doses, tends to hobble the authenticity of a text, whether in the literary or cinematic realm. On a superficial level, serving as a love letter to a bygone era of 1980s New York, Eleanor Hendricks’ novel Ten Thousand Saints falls under the quirky spigot of directing duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind the Oscar nominated American Splendor from 2003. In the decade since that critically championed title, they’ve continued with a particular strain of fluffy cornball items. Following a brief assay into studio filmmaking with The Nanny Diaries (2007), they were responsible for a pair of sickly sweet titles headlined by prized performers like Kevin Kline in The Extra Man (2010) and Kristen Wiig in Girl Most Likely (2012). Though their latest venture is slightly more sobering, at least in a notable absence of »
- Nicholas Bell
It was the hair, at first I thought I would hate this movie because of the kid’s hair. Allow me to explain, Jude is one messed up teenager (aren’t all teenagers messed up in the movies?) At the very start we see his Father and Mother break up. His Father,( Ethan Hawke: Gattaca), likes to grow marijuana in his green house, and that is where he sleeps when Mom kicks him out of the house. Jude’s Father, Les, explains to young Jude,( Henry Keleman,) exactly what happened and how that will impact the future story.
Fast forward a few years and Jude, now played by Asa Butterfield, is a young man with troubles. He and his best friend,( apparently his only friend,) Teddy (Avan Jogia) like to get high and listen to Hard Core Punk Rock. Through the early part of the movie Jude has one »
- Sam Moffitt
East Village Ennui: Coming of Age Story Displaced, Too Hip For Own Good
A coming of age narrative comprised of the familiar: teen angst, frustration, and ennui–all elements of a universal rite of passage, under the direction of married duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, Ten Thousand Saints is visually glossy and star-studded adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 book. Firmly reassured by its star power, the film’s strength originates from the leading performances which ultimately take reign over the underwhelming narrative stretched beyond its capabilities.
Typical adolescents Jude (Asa Butterfield) and best friend Teddy (Avan Jogia) seek out drugs, alcohol, and punk rock in order to temper their hormones, confusion, and anger. After an encounter with his step-sister Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld), Jude finds himself reconnecting with his father Les (Ethan Hawke) when he moves to the spellbinding New York City. There he seeks out his own idea of freedom and redemption, »
- Amanda Yam
By the end of Boyhood, Ethan Hawke's father figure had evolved enough that even his ex-wife Patricia Arquette noticed he'd become a pretty decent dad. Not so when we meet Hawke in his new film Ten Thousand Saints (out next Friday), where his parenting technique is much more questionable: After bringing his teenage son (Asa Butterfield) from Vermont to New York to live with him, Hawke breaks out the bong and invites the boy to get high. Turns out Dad's a pot dealer, and his laissez-faire attitude is at least era-appropriate, since Ten Thousand Saints is a coming-of-age story that takes place during the more tumultuous New York of 1988. Check out this exclusive clip from the movie, which also stars Emile Hirsch and Hailee Steinfeld as two other Manhattanites who'll give Butterfield a better shot at forming a family than his messed-up dad. »
- Kyle Buchanan
Set at a time when planetary colonisation has begun, the film will follow the first child born on Mars (Butterfield) as he begins an online romance with a girl in the Us (Robertson).
He plans to escape the secret colony he lives in to travel to Earth and meet her, but Earth's gravity turns out to threaten his life.
The lovers have no choice but to locate the billionaire who funded Martian colonisation to gather information about the boy's dead mother and the circumstances surrounding his birth.
The film will centre on the first human born on an experimental colony on Mars who strikes up an online romance with an earth-bound girl and embarks on a quest to meet her and discover the truth about his creation.
The untitled project will join the sale slate of recently arrived president of international sales, John Friedberg.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Butterfield’s character is the first human born on Mars. He’s raised in an experimental colony on the red planet after his astronaut mother dies during childbirth. Gardner begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado (Robertson) 16 years later, and decides to travel across the universe, even with Earth’s gravity threatening his very existence, to find her.
Butterfield can be seen next in Fox’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” while Oldman last starred in “Child 44″ opposite Tom Hardy. Carla Gugino most recently appeared on the Fox drama “Wayward Pines” and the »
- Justin Kroll
Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from Stx Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But… »
An intergalactic love story originally set up at now-bankrupt Relativity under the title "Out of This World" has now migrated to Stx Entertainment, a fast-growing, deep-pocketed film and TV studio launched last year by Robert Simonds. Relativity, which has had a hell of a week, had not fully greenlit the project when Stx began bidding in mid-July. But the film had a script from Allan Loeb and a director, Peter Chelsom ("Hector and the Search for Happiness"), who's staying onboard. Based on a story written by Richard Lewis, Stewart Schill and Loeb, the film is now untitled and is set to star Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson. Here's the synopsis: Read More: Troubled Western "Jane Got a Gun" Rescued as Relativity Files for Bankruptcy In this modern love story about two galaxy-crossed teens from different worlds, Gardner Elliot, the first human born on Mars, is secretly »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Stx unveiled the cast of the upcoming Peter Chelson-directed untitled intergalactic space romance on Friday, with Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson joining the previously announced Asa Butterfield. The movie follows Gardner Elliot, the first human born at a secret experimental colony on Mars, who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado and hatches a plan to travel across the universe to meet her. Once united, the two teens seek to uncover information about Gardner’s mother and the mysterious circumstances surrounding how Gardner came into existence. “This is a unique, well-crafted personal story set against an expansive landscape, »
- Reid Nakamura
Gary Oldman ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"), Carla Gugino ("San Andreas") and Britt Robertson ("Tomorrowland") are set to join Asa Butterfield in the untitled intergalactic love story project originally titled "Out of This World" and setup at Relativity. It is now moving forward at Stx Entertainment.
The story is set during a mission to colonize Mars led by a billionaire entrepreneur. A female astronaut is found to be pregnant and dies during childbirth, so her son is raised in secrecy on Mars.
Sixteen years later, the teen (Butterfield) begins an online romance with a Colorado girl (Robertson). He hatches a plan to meet the girl and find the enigmatic billionaire in hopes of uncovering information about his mother and birth.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
"When somebody loves you, it means they see something in you that they think is worth something, that's value to you." Samuel Goldwyn has debuted an official Us trailer for the film A Brilliant Young Mind, formerly known as X+Y as it played on the festival circuit for the last year (premiered at Tiff 2014). In the film, Asa Butterfield stars a math prodigy with autism in a coming-of-age story where he takes a trip to Seoul for a tournament as part of the United Kingdom Math Squad. The cast includes Rafe Spall as his teacher, Sally Hawkins as his mother, plus Eddie Marsan and Jo Yang. I'm still looking forward to this. Here's the Us trailer for Morgan Matthews' A Brilliant Young Mind, in high def on Apple (+ YouTube): A socially awkward teenage math prodigy (Asa Butterfield) finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a »
- Alex Billington
Premiering at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, it has taken awhile for the mathematics/coming-of-age dramedy "A Brilliant Young Mind" (formerly titled "X+Y") to land stateside in a proper release. But now the little movie is coming to win your heart and a new trailer is here to reintroduce you to the picture. Asa Butterfield and Sally Hawkins star in the movie about a borderline autistic young man who finds his way through the world with a particularly adept skill in mathematics. From first love to a trip to Taiwan, he's going to do a lot of growing up. Here's the official synopsis: A young math genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love. Teenage math prodigy Nathan struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie. In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Tyrese Gibson sure does like talking about Green Lantern. It's a definite change of pace from Marvel Studios who really dislike when their actors talk about roles before officially signing. Hell, online chatter said Asa Butterfield was the front-runner for Spider-Man until he went on social media and starting talking about it. However, this isn't Marvel, and Tyrese is openly campaigning for the role of John Stewart in Green Lantern Corps. Speaking to Collider, he had this to say about the role: "I've already had a couple of meetings at Warner Bros., so we'll see what happens. I do believe that there needs to be more black superheroes out there, but that's not even my motivation. I think I would be the best Green Lantern and based on my fans and supporters that spent around $6 billion in box office receipts, I feel like there's a fanbase of fans out there »
- Charles Dean
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