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Academy Award® nominated* director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) delivers the powerful and provocative Men, Women & Children, debuting on Digital HD and On Demand December 16, 2014, four weeks before it's available on disc, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD January 13, 2015, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive sneak preview.
Adam Sandler (Grown Ups), Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) lead an amazing ensemble cast in this film about love and human connection in the modern world. Men, Women & Children tells the story of high school teenagers and their parents who attempt to navigate their complex relationships in an era defined by social media, online exchanges, and instant gratification. Discover how little you know about the people you know in the film critics are calling a movie that could change your life!
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By the end of this season, Last Man Standing will have enough episodes for a syndication package. Will this be the end of this ABC sitcom or, will it be renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned.
On Last Man Standing, Mike Baxter (Tim Allen), marketing director of the Outdoor Man sporting goods stores, continues to stand his ground in a household of women. The rest of the cast includes Amanda Fuller, Christoph Sanders, Flynn Morrison, Hector Elizondo, Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, and Nancy Travis.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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A contender for film of the year? Not even if you hadn't seen anything else, says Mark...
Stop searching - there's only a few weeks left of this year, but we've found the 2014 recipient of the Rick Deckard Award for Worst, Most Pointless Voiceover in a Motion Picture. The winner, by some distance, is Emma Thompson's omniscient chorus in Men, Women & Children.
Originally titled Pale Blue Dot, this relationship drama opens with a confounding galactic vista that looks more like something from Interstellar than the film promised by the trailers (and we'll get to those) as Thompson's narrator recounts how the Voyager space probe was loaded up with music, pictures and greetings from Earth when it was launched in 1977, and quotes Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot while referring to our planet.
The film then refers back to the satellite's progress through space throughout, while also juggling the stories »
Each year when my Bfca ballot arrives I stop in my tracks, stumped, when I get to "Young Performer". Categories that aren't Oscar correlative are often trickier.
Oh dear. How uneasy I feel..."
That's not because you're free of predicting (anyone trying to predict with their own ballot really ought to find a new profession -- criticism: ur not doing it right) but because it's a subsection of acting you probably haven't been discussing at all. You suddenly remember that you need to have been considering it with as much seriousness as you have made your other selections.
I imagine that Ellar Coltrane, the now 20 year old star of Boyhood, will be tough to beat since this category is for the 21 and under set. But even if the category were adjusted downward to 17 and younger (which we strongly support as a rule change -because it's always weird when an adult »
- NATHANIEL R
Jason Reitman, the director of Men, Women and Children, a drama about how relationships play out online, tells Henry Barnes why we can't label the internet good or bad, and why in 100 years time, people will study how we handled the infancy of the digital age. The film's stars Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever also prescribe a treatment for mobile phone addiction
• Men, Women and Children is released in the UK on 5 December Continue reading »
- Henry Barnes
A frequent staple of recent big-screen comedies has been the “boy-man”, who almost joins Peter Pan in defiantly singing “I won’t grow up” as he stumbles through life. Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell have played variations of this throughout their movie careers, along with other members of the “frat pack” and Judd Apatow’s repertory company. Now it seems that this role is not an exclusive male domain. Kristen Wiig in The Girl Most Likely and Jenny Slate in Obvious Child could be referred to as “girl-women” as they were supported by their folks and bounced between jobs. Now, from indie film-making queen Lynn Shelton, maker of 2011’s delightful Your Sister’S Sister, comes another, slightly younger, post-college twenty-something, who’s having a tough time with adulthood. But, she not only drops out as she befriends a girl almost a decade younger, she hides out. This new film’s »
- Jim Batts
Another treat for you on this Thursday morning, and this time a trailer for Jason Reitman’s new film Men, Women & Children, which stars Ansel Elgort (Divergent) and Kaitlyn Dever. Rosemarie DeWitt, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Adam Sandler also co-star in this new film.
“Men, Women & Children” follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the Internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, »
- Paul Heath
Director: Lynn Shelton
Running time: 99 minutes
Synopsis: In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Lynn Shelton writes and directs, and occasionally acts in, films with a central female protagonist that try and unpick a feeling, a moment or a time period in their lives worth talking about.
Her latest directorial offering, Say When (formerly Laggies), opts to focus on a time when we should, according to society, be starting to finally have our life in order – the dreaded twenties. High school and college are over; time to settle down, put your degree to good use and behave like an adult. Those are the prospects facing Megan »
- Victoria Bull
Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways technology has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman, the film stars Rosemarie Dewitt (“Kill The Messenger”), Jennifer Garner (“Dallas Buyers Club), Judy Greer (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Adam Sandler (“Grown Ups 1 and 2”) and Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks »
- Movie Geeks
It's been a busy fall for young actress Kaitlyn Dever, who appears in Lynn Shelton's Laggies, out Friday, and stars in Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children. Dever proved her formidable acting chops in last year's Short Term 12 playing an abused teen in a foster-care facility—look no further than the scene in which she reads a children's story her character wrote about an octopus. In the scene, Dever let's her character's disconnected, tough façade slip away. Her performance in that movie and The Spectacular Now got her labeled the "Summer's Indie It Flick Queen" by Teen Vogue. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. “Laggies” follows Meg (Keira Knightley), a woman in her 20s who runs away when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes at her friend’s (Ellie Kemper) wedding. She ends up bunking with a high schooler (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single father (Sam Rockwell) as she tries to figure out what to do with her life. The film made sense for Shelton, who said she knows a thing or two about “long, circuitous” routes leading to her calling in life.
This is the first film that »
- Kevin Noonan
Kaitlyn Dever is one of film and television’s fastest rising and most versatile young actresses and 2014 has been another busy year for her. She stars in Lynn Shelton’s new comedy, Laggies, opening October 24th, in a supporting role with Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz playing a hard partying teenager with a sarcastic sense of humor who says whatever’s on her mind. She also stars in Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children opposite Jennifer Garner which hit theaters last weekend. Finally, she’s currently starring in the popular ABC sitcom, Last Man Standing, which followed her recurring role in the acclaimed FX drama Justified. I recently landed an exclusive interview with Dever who talked about her reaction when she first read the script for Laggies, the appeal of the role, finding the right mindset to play Misty, the important lesson she learned from Knightley, what she enjoyed most about working with Shelton, »
- Sheila Roberts
Despite a healthy drive time from Berkeley, the Mill Valley Film Festival is irresistible: a haimishe event managing to tempt its Bay Area audience with films geared to appeal to all ages, as well as music-themed evenings and industry panels. Its position in the run-up to the Academy Awards and location, in an area with probably the largest concentration of Academy members after La and NYC, and less than an hour's flight from La, attracts screenings of glitzy Awards hopefuls, complete with attendees: this year Opening Night alone featured Jason Reitman and Kaitlyn Dever from "Men, Women & Children," and Hilary Swank with Tommy Lee Jones western "The Homesman." (Last year Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were there with "12 Years a Slave," Bruce Dern appeared with "Nebraska," and Jared Leto with "Dallas Buyers Club," among others.) Its autumnal position in the calendar allows it to »
- Meredith Brody
“It’s great to be back. This is so much more fun than directing movies, I can’t even begin to tell you.”
So quipped Jason Reitman at the start of the fourth season of Film Independent’s Live Read at Lacma series on Oct. 16. Tackling Alan Ball’s Oscar-winning screenplay for “American Beauty,” the director recruited a clutch of actors from his most recent film, “Men, Women and Children.”
Adam Sandler took on Kevin Spacey’s signature role of Lester Burnham, with Rosemarie DeWitt once again playing his wife in the part originated by Annette Bening. Olivia Crocicchia read for Mena Suvari’s teenage sexpot; Travis Tope limned pot-dealer/videographer/amateur-philosopher Ricky Fitts; and Kaitlyn Dever, Dean Norris and Phil Lamarr rounded out the cast.
It would be easy to read the casting as a sort of crypto marketing stunt — as Reitman noted in an aside, “go see the film, »
- Andrew Barker
A better title for Men, Women & Children might be The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Internet. Another might be The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Movie.
I had hoped Jason Reitman's latest film would be up to the lofty standards of his best work, Juno and Up in the Air. But what could have been an insightful look at how the Internet has shaped our lives is instead a slight, heavy-handed and melodramatic cautionary tale about the dangers (at least from the film's point of view) that lurk online.
Shot in Austin, Men, Women & Children follows a group of teens and adults whose online activities land them in a heap of trouble. Among them are a mostly happy couple, Helen (Rosemarie DeWitt) and Don Truby (Adam Sandler), who let their sexual boredom get the better of them; Helen finds extramarital action thanks to hookup site Ashley Madison, »
- Don Clinchy
The modern world is both complicated and yet very simplified. One on one conversations and the work that is required to converse in person with someone has been replaced with email or a quick text message. An expression of deep sadness or eternal gratitude has been replaced by an emoji icon. Even a feeling that is specific to you in that very moment has been replaced with universal acronyms like Wtf or Omg. These are all instances of how life has become inanely simple, but where the complication comes into play is how so much is lost in translation. Communication is a defining part of our humanity and yet it has become secondary (or even less) to other factors in our busy lives. We are all running around with our head down in our own bubble. Because of this the modern world can be seen as a rather cold and unwelcoming place. »
- Michael Haffner
We have added a set pictures from the event Hamptons International Film Festival 2014. Guests included Hilary Swank, Angelica Morrow, Paul Wesley, Anne Chaisson, Joe Neumaier, Richard Gere, Kaitlyn Dever, Stuart Match Suna, David Nugent, Oren Moverman, Lola Kirke, Steven Gaydos, Bruce Weber and Lola KIrke. Photos are copyright by Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos. Hilary Swank attends the Hamptons International Film Festival 2014 at the Guild Hall and The Maidstone in East Hampton, NY, USA. Photo is copyright by Jakes Van Der Watt / PR Photos. »
- James Wray
If you’ve ever shared anything with an audience, whether it’s a film, an article, music or any random art project for that matter, you probably know that it can hurt to get negative feedback. However, even after Labor Day failed to impress critics or thrive at the box office, Jason Reitman got right back at it, putting together another feature that adheres to the reason he makes movies, because he’s in a “deep search to answer personal questions.” Men, Women & Children focuses on an ensemble of high school students and their parents and covers how the Internet changes the way they communicate, their relationships and their self-esteem as well. The film is currently playing in select theaters, but with the October 17th nationwide expansion coming up, I got the opportunity to sit down with Reitman and discuss what it took to put it together. Hear about his photo boarding process, »
- Perri Nemiroff
By the end of its theatrical run, Jason Reitman's Internet drama "Men, Women & Children" will likely amount to the director's least financially successful picture. No, not every film can click with the zeitgeist like "Juno" and haul in $143.5 million. But when Reitman's Kate Winslet-Josh Brolin drama "Labor Day" tapped out at $13.4 million this past winter, analysts considered it a disappointment. This weekend's specialty box office reports pin "Men, Women & Children" just under $128,500 after its second weekend — something beyond mere disappointment for Reitman and Paramount Pictures. The silver lining: With "Men, Women & Children," Reitman found actors that ignite him and perhaps vice versa. The door for future collaborations appears to remain open, with the first already in motion. As part of his on-going live-read series with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Reitman is set to direct a staged reading of Alan Ball's Academy Award-winning script "American Beauty. »
- Matt Patches
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Laggies at the Emagine Novi Theater in Novi, Michigan on Monday, October 27th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
About The Film
Laggies: Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape – at least temporarily – she »
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