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Robin Williams season for Mind at Prince Charles Cinema

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square has announced a Robin Williams season in memory of the actor who passed away in August.

Six of the actor's films will be screened in November and December to raise awareness and funds for mental health charity Mind.

Last month, the cinema raised £2,700 for Mind with special screenings of Williams's Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society.

Director of fundraising at Mind Kathleen Miles said: "We have all been genuinely touched by the generosity of Prince Charles Cinema, and their wonderful audience, who have dug deep to support Mind as they celebrate the remarkable career of Robin Williams.

"Depression is a very real illness, which can affect anybody regardless of their age, gender, ethnic group, profession or social status, and money raised during the Prince Charles Cinema Robin Williams season will help Mind to be there for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. »

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First Look at Matthew McConaughey in 'Sea of Trees'

30 September 2014 3:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on The Sea of Trees, which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Dr.). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black).

Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will »

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Matthew McConaughey Traverses Japan's Suicide Forest in the First Still from The Sea of Trees

30 September 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on his latest, The Sea of Trees, which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts. Starring Oscar winner Mathew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, Mulholland Drive). The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton ("The League") and Jordan Gavaris ("Orphan Black"). »

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"Sea of Trees" Wraps Production

30 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two-time Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) has wrapped principal photography on "The Sea of Trees", which filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts, starring Oscar winner Mathew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar, Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (Inception, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Last Samurai) and two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, 21 Grams, King Kong, Mulholland Drive).  The cast also includes actors Katie Aselton (star of FX's The League) and Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black).   Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death.  Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms »

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Says She Sent Matt Damon A Bed -- Plus, See Post-Baby Bod

30 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Jennifer Love Hewitt has an interesting way of reaching out! The "Party of Five" actress stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday, where she shared one random story about Matt Damon. Check out the video below to find out why she sent the "Good Will Hunting" star a bed."I must have been like 19 or 20-years-old and I was reading an article, you know Matt Damon and Ben Affleck had just blown up big time and I obviously knew who he was, and I was reading the article and he said this really sad thing in the article about how all of his dreams were coming true in the business and he was working really hard but he didn't ever really feel like those days he had a bed of his own," she explained to Kimmel. "I remember being really busy also and thinking 'that's so sad to feel like »

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Once Sent Matt Damon a Bed -- and He Never Said Thank You!

29 September 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

A little bit nuts! Jennifer Love Hewitt gave an insight into her kooky personality on Monday, Sept. 29, when she told Jimmy Kimmel a bizarre story about how she once sent Matt Damon a bed. The 35-year-old actress was just 19 (and starring in her hit show Party of Five) when she took the questionable step of putting a bed in the mail to the Good Will Hunting hunk. But as she explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, her oddball actions were actually just an [...] »

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Gone Girl Review

28 September 2014 6:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Running Time: 149 minutes

Certificate: 18

Synopsis: When Nick’s wife is apparently kidnapped from their home, he becomes the focus of a media circus. But is he completely innocent of her mysterious disappearance?

Seven years after Gone Baby Gone and it still feels like Ben Affleck is riding the wave of a monumental hero’s return – even without the cowl. Now, making good on the promise of his early career (well, Good Will Hunting at least), Affleck has emerged from a near-decade of piss-weak cinema as one of the heavyweights. How fitting then, that an actor who’s done sterling work in changing the audience’s perception of him should lead the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a film that beneath the layers is essentially about perception – and, perhaps more importantly, how it’s manipulated. »

- Tom Fordy

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The Skeleton Twins – The Review

25 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

One of the major movie star clichés, right along with “What I really want to do is direct” is the wail of the comedy star, “I want to show that I’m a serious actor”. Through the years many actors first known for generating laughs have attempted to stretch, to show another facet, by taking dramatic roles, often with mixed results. For every Jerry Lewis in The King Of Comedy, there’s an Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me. But sometimes the gamble really pays off with gold…Oscar gold. One of the biggest surprises in Academy history was the Best Actor win by Art Carney (then best known as one of the greatest sidekicks in sitcom history as Ed Norton in “The Honeymooners”) way back in 1974 for Harry And Tonto which may have paved the way for the Best Supporting Actor win by Robin Williams for 1997′s Good Will Hunting. »

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First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Sea of Trees

13 September 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the first photo from "The Sea of Trees" drama, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. Check it out below. Plot: Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, he encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Watts). The new movie is directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting). A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey Fights to Survive in Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees'

12 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

An intense look at Matthew McConaughey's new Gus Van Sant film.

The eerie first image from Gus Van Sant's highly anticipated Sea of Trees has just been released, featuring a bloody Matthew McConaughey.

In the film, McConaughey plays Arthur Brennan, who treks into Aokigahara -- known as "The Sea of Trees" -- a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Thinking he’s found the perfect place to die, he encounters Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife Joan (Naomi Watts).

McConaughey has previously talked about the intensity of the new film, telling Entertainment Weekly, "I say another title for this film is 'You've got to go through annihilation to get to salvation »

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First Look: Matthew McConaughey Lost in Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees'

12 September 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club last year, Matthew McConaughey has the anticipated sci-fi drama Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan coming this fall (which could result in the actor getting yet another Oscar nod). And after that, another awards-worthy performance seems to be following next year with The Sea of Trees from Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant. We haven't seen footage yet, but the story follows a man who journeys into the infamous “Suicide Forest” at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of killing himself. Sounds pretty powerful, right? And now we have the first photo from the film which also stars Inception and The Last Samurai actor Ken Watanabe. Here's the first photo from Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees from EW: The Sea of Trees is directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Elephant) and written by Chris Sparling (Buried). In the film, »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Draft Day’ Tackles the Top of the Home Video Sales Charts

10 September 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate scored the No. 1 spot on all three charts the week ending Sept. 7 with “Draft Day,” a sports drama that stars Kevin Costner as the general manager of a football team faced with a difficult draft pick.

The film only earned $28.8 million in U.S. theaters, but it’s the highest-grossing new release to come out on disc last week. On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart – which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined – “Draft Day” knocked the previous week’s top seller, Warner’s “Blended,” a theatrical underperformer with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, to the No. 3 spot.

Steady sales demand for Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” kept the action sequel at No. 2 for the second consecutive week.

Anchor Bay’s “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” and 20th Century Fox’s “Sons of Anarchy: Season Six” slipped a notch from the prior week, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Toronto: Rlj/ Image In $3.5 Mil U.S. Deal For Adam Sandler-Starrer ‘The Cobbler’ By ‘Station Agent’s Tom McCarthy

9 September 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: The Toronto Film Festival deals have taken a little while, but they are certainly piling up. Rlj/Image Entertainment is wrapping up a $3.5 million U.S. rights deal for The Cobbler, the Thomas McCarthy-directed comedy that stars Adam Sandler as a generational cobbler in New York who took over his father’s business and discovers that when he uses his old sewing machines, he becomes the people whose shoes he is repairing. It severely complicates the shoe-fixer’s boring life. The fable also stars Method Man, Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi.

The film was financed by Voltage, and the intention is to open it next year in a multi-platform release strategy that worked well with films from Snowpiercer to Arbitrage. The film doesn’t premiere until Friday, but buyers started lining up after seeing it at a P&I screening on Monday.

The theme of this Toronto has »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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‘The Chair’ Trailer: Starz New Filmmaking Docuseries

9 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’ve talked a bunch about the return of Project Greenlight to HBO, but we haven’t really featured the new filmmaking series coming soon on Starz. The Chair is a new docuseries created by Chris Moore, the Executive Producer of Project Greenlight and Co-Producer of Good Will Hunting. The Starz “original filmmaking experiment” follows two first-time […]

The post ‘The Chair’ Trailer: Starz New Filmmaking Docuseries appeared first on /Film. »

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Tiff 2014: Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto International Film Festival

8 September 2014 9:54 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their tracks.

"Oh, dear. Scientists."

So could the reaction be confronting this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where two of the most lauded and talked-about films are portraits of elite mathematical minds, courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne. In The Theory of Everything, Redmayne plays theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking; in The Imitation Game, Cumberbatch plays British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing.

After glowing receptions in Toronto, both films are expected to be major players on Hollywood's awards circuit this fall following their theatrical openings. (Theory is due out Nov. 7. Imitation Game follows two weeks later.) Redmayne and Cumberbatch are already calculated by pundits to be favorites for a best-actor Oscar nomination.

"A lot of people talk about »

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‘The Chair's’ Chris Moore, Zachary Quinto Pay It Forward With Starz's Filmmaking Competition

6 September 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Starz's experimental docu-series “The Chair” dared two first-time feature filmmakers to create individual movies using the same script. A risky venture, it took Chris Moore — whose many producing credits include “Good Will Hunting,” “American Pie” and HBO filmmaker competition “Project Greenlight” – three years to get someone to make “The Chair.” “I'm still very grateful to Starz and Chris Albrecht for letting me do it,” Moore told TheWrap. Also read: ‘The Chair’ Producer Zachary Quinto Talks ‘Skepticism’ About Unscripted TV “We don't want it to look like a reality show, we don't want it to look like anything you've seen before, »

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Chris Moore Talks The Chair, Choosing Shane Dawson and Anna Martemucci for the Competition, Good Will Hunting, Survivor’S Remorse and More

6 September 2014 5:07 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Created by Chris Moore (Good Will Hunting, American Pie), the executive producer of Project Greenlight, the Starz original series The Chair is a filmmaking experience the follows two first-time directors who are given the opportunity to direct separate films adapted from the same screenplay.  From very different backgrounds, Shane Dawson is one of the biggest comedians on YouTube, with over 10 million subscribers, while Anna Martemucci co-wrote, produced and starred in the feature film Breakup at a Wedding.  But through this process, they both have the common goal of making a full-length feature that is uniquely them and something that that can be proud of, and then it’s up to the viewers to ultimately determine which director will be awarded $250,000. During this exclusive interview with Collider, producer Chris Moore talked about what he was hoping to get from this experiment, how it’s turned out different from what he expected, »

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TV Review: ‘The Chair’

4 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Those lamenting the absence of “Project Greenlight” (yes, both of you) before HBO announced its planned revival will find another insider-ish means of exploring Hollywood (by way of Pittsburgh) in “The Chair,” a Starz not-so-original series from former “Greenlight” producer Chris Moore. The revised conceit relies on giving a pair of unproven filmmakers the opportunity to adapt the same script, providing insight into how movies can change depending on who winds up in the director’s chair. The culmination, obviously, is two independent films the audience will hopefully have a curiosity-driven incentive to watch. And until then, there’s this ho-hum reality show.

Moore’s explanation for the idea, frankly, is better than the execution. He recalls meeting with various directors on “Good Will Hunting,” and remembering how different their approaches were going to be, before Gus Van Sant finally took the reins.

The problem with “The Chair” is once that template is established, »

- Brian Lowry

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‘Blended’ Takes ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’s’ Top Spot on Home Video Sales Chart

3 September 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spidey lost his grip on the top of the national home video sales chart after just one week due to the newly released Adam Sandler comedy “Blended,” a theatrical underperformer distributed by Warner Bros.

The film, which costars Drew Barrymore, only grossed $46.3 million in theaters, but demand for the Blu-ray Disc and DVD was enough to vault it straight to No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart for the week ending Aug. 31, sending Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” to No. 2.

It was a narrow victory: Nielsen data shows “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” in its second week of release, sold 99.7% as many copies as “Blended” its first week out.

The Amazing Spider-Man” remained at No. 1 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, where “Blended” debuted at No. 3.

Anchor Bay’s “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season” debuted at No. 3 on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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