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Human Capital screens at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Cinemas on Friday, November 21 at 9:05 Pm and on Sunday, November 23 at 6;40 Pm as part of the 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. For 11/21 ticket information go here. For 11/23 ticket information go here.
Director Paolo Virzi uses a multiple Point of View (Pov) approach on this story of a tragedy, that’s not as simple as you (or the authorities investigating) might believe. As it opens, we’re at a school auditorium as the caterers and servers are cleaning up after a pre-Christmas celebration. One veteran waiter hops upon his bicycle and peddles away on the dark, snowy streets. A blind curve and slick roads are the recipe for disaster as a speeding van clips the cyclist and speeds off. The movie shifts six months to the first chapter: the story of hapless Dino, the middle class owner of a small travel shop. »
- Jim Batts
In The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British cosmologist stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the motor-neurone disease that robbed him of his ability to speak on his own. The film follows Hawking from his academic days at Cambridge, where he met his first wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), through his history-making research that became increasing arduous as he became a prisoner of his own body. Since the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September, Redmayne—best known for the role of the dashing Marius in Les Miserables—has rightfully been one of the »
- Jeff Labrecque
Sweat The Small Stuff is back this evening, so we're looking forward to lots of new sweats and challenges with Nick Grimshaw, Rochelle Humes and Melvin O'Doom. Most importantly, will they be able to top the previous series? Well, to celebrate the show's return, we caught up with the trio to find out about their dream guests, awkward guest moments, their own personal sweats and much more...
1. Nick actually feels quite guilty about some of the challenges.
"I feel bad because I obviously don't come up with those challenges," he said. "It'll be like, 'Okay, so just make them do this'. It's like I've done it and they'll be really horrible." One thing both he and Rochelle feel particularly guilty about is the time when they found girls Melvin had dated - and read out the texts.
"I didn't know until we arrived there that day that we were going to do that, »
It is very interesting we have two movies this year about aging actors sort of losing their minds. The other is, of course, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which goes about exploring its topic in an inventive, thrilling way. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for The Humbling, the latest film from director Barry Levinson (Rain Man). Its biggest problem is it wants to be about something but can never nail down a thesis. Is it a comment on how aging diminishes one's former selfc Is it about needing to regain your passion for your craftc Is it about women being horrible (more on that later)c They throw theme after idea after theme at the wall and hope something sticks, and it never is able to come together. That is to say The Humbling is not a miserable time in the theater. It provides a few laughs »
- Mike Shutt
Seven time Oscar nominee, one time winner Al Pacino seems to have a lot of fun in this dramedy from director Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man). The Humbling is the story of a washed-up actor, Simon Axler, played by Al Pacino. Simon has a lot of problems, and I’m not just talking about […]
Read Al Pacino has Some Serious Issues in The Humbling on Filmonic.
Bill Murray is an elusive dude. That much is clear. By now, the exploits people have to jump through in order to get Murray into a film are legendary. So it.s always fun to hear about pictures that the Ghostbusters star almost acted in. Bill Murray surprised Howard Stern by actually showing up to do a radio interview on Sirius Xm the other day, and gave a very candid, hour-long conversation about all things ranging from the George Clooney wedding to his latest picture, St. Vincent. Eventually, the two got around to Stern peppering Murray about roles that he was rumored to be up for, but never landed (for various reasons). This is always fascinating. Let.s run through them. - Bill Murray says that there "was something about Rain Man," where he might have played Tom Cruise.s role. - He shoots down the theory that he was »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "The Humbling," which is directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, Wag the Dog) and star Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick and Charles Grodin. Check it out below. Plot: A story set on a farm in upstate New York and centers on the sexual relationship between an aged, suicidal actor and a younger woman. Based on a novel by Philip Roth. The new movie already appeared at the Venice Film Festival and at the Toronto Film Festival. It will be released in select theaters and on VOD on January 23rd, 2015. Trailer: »
Antoine Fuqua is attached to helm a new drama series for DirecTV, which has been fast-tracked, titled "Ice" - a project co-written by Oscar winner Ron Bass ("Rain Man") and "Game Of Thrones" co-executive producer Vince Gerardis. Named after the slang word for diamonds, "Ice" will be set in the Los Angeles world of diamond dealers, as the audience experiences that universe through the eyes of different characters, each involved, one way or another, in the trade. It's expected to be a gritty dramatic series, which is right up Fuqua's ally. Alcon TV Group, who created the project, is teaming with DirecTV on it, as that »
- Tambay A. Obenson
It's not often you can get some of the most powerful Hollywood executives on one stage to agree on anything. But when it comes to the future of marketing and distribution, it all comes down to quality content — and the studios are hungry to compete for it. Grill moderator and Wrap Sharon Waxman challenged seven studio presidents at the conference on Tuesday over the glut superhero movies and sequels. She cited a recent Wrap interview with director Barry Levinson saying that no studio would make his 1989 Oscar-winning “Rain Man” today. Also read: Director Barry Levinson on Hollywood: ‘No Studio Would. »
- Gina Hall
Jennifer Lopez plays a single mother and dirty cop recruited to work undercover for the FBI's anti-corruption task force. She becomes compromised by her colleagues - all of whom also pitch in to help raise her daughter - and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers to redeem herself.
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- Garth Franklin
NBC announced the Jennifer Lopez drama "Shades of Blue" back in February, revealing that the police procedural had received a 13-episode direct-to-series order for the 2015-16 season. That was an impressive piece of longterm planning from the network, which was months from ending the 2013-14 season and only in the early phases of plotting its schedule for the 2014-15 season. Given the foresight of the announcement, it's not surprising that nobody has really said much about "Shades of Blue" for the past eight months, which made it a pleasant surprise to get Monday's (October 6) release saying that not only does NBC remember that "Shades of Blue" exists, but a director has been hired, an Oscar and Emmy winner at that. Per NBC, Barry Levinson will direct the "Shades of Blue" pilot and will serve as executive producer. Levinson will also "be hands-on and participate in the development process," which is »
- Daniel Fienberg
NBC has enlisted an Oscar winner to direct and exec produce its upcoming Jennifer Lopez drama Shades of Blue. Barry Levinson, who took home the Academy Award for directing Rain Man, will helm the pilot and exec produce the 13-episode drama series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Levinson, whose credits also include Academy Award nominations for his work on Bugsy, Avalon and Diner, will have a hands-on role in developing the series. Read more Jennifer Lopez Drama Ordered Straight to Series at NBC Shades of Blue centers on Harlee McCord (Lopez), a single mother and dirty cop recruited
- Lesley Goldberg
New York — Now this is an unexpected trio to interview at one time: Emmy winner and top awards show host Neil Patrick Harris, veteran character actress Kim Dickens ("Treme," "Deadwood") and the man who is his own category, Tyler Perry. The three had converged — well, let's be honest, 20th Century Fox put them in a room together — to discuss their critically acclaimed new film "Gone Girl." Based on Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel and directed by legendary filmmaker David Fincher, "Gone Girl" is primarily the story of a woman who goes missing (Rosamund Pike) and her husband who becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance (Ben Affleck). What Fincher does so smartly, however, is surround his two leads with an incredible ensemble, which includes Harris, Perry and Dickens as well as Carrie Coon, Patrick Fugit, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson and Emily Ratajkowski (who hasn't received enough notice for her small »
- Gregory Ellwood
The complete Gilmore Girls series will be available for streaming on Netflix Instant Watch beginning Oct.1, but there are also plenty of other shows and movies coming to Netflix in October.
Gilmore Girls, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, ran for seven seasons on The WB and The CW from 2000-2007, and the beloved mother-daughter show also featured Melissa McCarthy (pre-Bridesmaids fame) and The Good Wife's Matt Czuchry.
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In other TV news, fans of The CW’s The Originals and The Vampire Diaries will be able to get caught up before the shows’ season premieres. Season 1 of The Originals will be available for streaming on Oct. 3, with Season 2 premiering on The CW Oct. 6, while Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries will be available on Netflix Oct. 2, the same day as the Season 6 premiere. Reign’s first season will also be available for streaming Oct. 2, and the »
Given the news that Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix in October, you might be tempted to spend the entire month binging on that. We wouldn’t blame you, but there are some other exciting editions coming to the site this month if you want to take a break from Stars Hollow.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on Oct. 22, giving you about a month to prepare for Mockingjay—Part 1. Netflix also has you covered when it comes to prepping for another fall release, the Annie remake, considering the 1982 Annie will be available Oct. 1. (So will 1995’s Annie: A Royal Adventure. »
- Esther Zuckerman
Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for October 2014? You've come to the right place.
We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 5 of "The Vampire Diaries" or something.
Here's a much larger rundown of what subscribers can expect in September, courtesy of Netflix. All title dates are subject to change.
Available October 1
Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks' (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett). Directed by John Huston, Annie features the hit song "Tomorrow."
"Annie: A Royal Adventure" (1995)
Annie, the charming orphan with a head full of red curls, »
- Tim Hayne
Before its regular-joe hero gets bitten by a radioactive equation and becomes the Equalizer, who's sort of the Rain Man of puncturing Russian mobsters' windpipes with corkscrews, Antoine Fuqua's eye-gouging, brain-drilling, crowd-pleasing latest gives you a reel or two to remember what movies felt like back when they were about people. Denzel Washington's Bob McCall toodles about a Home Depot–like store, helping customers, decked out in New Balance shoes and jeans so last-century you'll be looking for pleats. McCall smiles a lot, coaches a co-worker in healthy eating, and playacts he was once one of Gladys Knight's Pips. He declaims a term paper's worth of thoughts about The Old Man and the Sea to his prostitute pal (Chloë Grace Moretz) at a greasy spoon. Surpri »
All audiences love a movie that doesn’t just spell things out obviously for them and rewards viewers who actually pay attention to what’s taking place on screen. Even so, sometimes filmmakers will intentionally include plot points so subtle and fleeting that, in the thrall of all the action and Hollywood spectacle, it often passes viewers by, whether it’s a small visual cue or an overriding theme of the piece. These 12 movies, mostly popular, successful Hollywood flicks, all included some rather mind-blowing reveals that, to most audiences, will go completely unnoticed, all while the director smirks to himself about it.
Whether it’s a sly set-up for a sequel that’s got a little more to it than audiences imagined, a decades-old mystery finally solved, a plot twist hiding in plain sight, or a realisation that completely changes viewer perception of the entire movie, »
- Jack Pooley
With the last gasp of the Toronto International Film Festival now upon us (it officially closes Sunday,) the Oscar race has become further defined, particularly with input from Venice and Telluride. Until that fall fest trifecta, only IFC’s summer phenomenon Boyhood and perhaps Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher could realistically be thought to be in serious contention for Best Picture consideration. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has been mentioned in some quarters, but that movie came out in March, and when was the last time a March release made the list of Best Picture nominees?
Related: ‘Theory Of Everything’ Sends Oscar Race Into Early Overdrive As Tiff World Premieres Keep On Coming
But with these early fall fests, Hollywood has trotted out at least three additional films that seem like sure shots to add to the list: Focus Features’ Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory Of Everything, with certain »
- Pete Hammond
A missed train sets the stage for Chris Evans’ directorial debut, “Before We Go,” but dramatically speaking, this talky, contrived and ultimately tedious actors’ exercise never leaves the station. While Evans deserves credit for wanting to reveal a more serious, thoughtful side to himself than the Marvel universe will allow, It’s tough to see this late-festival Toronto premiere (picked up by Radius-twc for a 2015 release) gaining any real critical or commercial traction. Dear Captain America: Don’t quit your day job just yet.
Saddled with a fundamentally dull, obvious script credited to “Rain Man” scribe Ron Bass and three other writers, Evans casts himself as Nick, a trumpet player on the eve of a career-making audition who just happens to be busking in the resonant corridors of Grand Central Station when the beautiful, flustered Brooke (Alice Eve) passes through in a blur, rushing to make the 1:30 a. »
- Scott Foundas
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