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The duo, who have both carved interesting careers for themselves, will take the lead roles in director Fred Schepisi’s follow-up to The Eye of the Storm, which boasts a script penned by Message in a Bottle writer Gerald Dipego.
Words and Pictures (title change, please) centers on a charismatic English teacher (Owen) who creates an improbable relationship with and an intensely private art teacher (Binoche), only to complicate matters by falling in love with one another.
Production on Words and Pictures is due to start early next year in Rhode Island. So, assuming all goes according to plan and it proves to be more engaging than its elementary plot suggests, expect to see this one at film festivals around the world in 2014.
- Jamie Neish
Man, talk about a movie title that is going to be a pain to Google. Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne," "Mr. Baseball," "The Eye Of The Storm") is lining up his next movie, the blandly titled "Word And Pictures," but luckily his two leads are much livelier. The always awesome Juliette Binoche and the suave Clive Owen are set to star in the film, penned by Gerald Dipego (“Phenomenon,” “Message In a Bottle”). The story takes place at an elite, insular New England prep school where a charismatic English teacher (Owen) and an intensely private art teacher (Binoche) create an improbable relationship, then proceed to complicate their lives with romance. Guys, get it? Words And Pictures. Okay, the premise sounds pretty generic, but in the hands of these actors we'll definitely be willing to see what they make of it. Production on the movie will begin in March, and we're likely to »
- Kevin Jagernauth
I really love this pairing and based just on this casting announcement, Words and Pictures has been added to my must-see list. Latitude Productions has set Clive Owen [pictured in a scene from Trust] and Juliette Binoche to star in the romantic drama which was written by Gerald Dipego (Message in a Bottle) and will be directed by Fred Schepisi (Roxanne - a title I still can't say without singing).
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Fred Schepisi ( Roxanne , Six Degrees of Separation ) will direct Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche in Words and Pictures , an original romantic drama conceived and written by Gerald Dipego ( Phenomenon , Message in a Bottle ). Curtis Burch is producing for his Latitude Productions banner in association with Gary Cogill for Dallas-based Lascaux Films. Dipego is also a producer. Joseph Cohen of American Entertainment Investors, Inc. is executive producer. The film, which newly formed Latitude Productions acquired as its first project, begins shooting in March 2013. The story takes place at an elite, insular New England prep school where a charismatic English teacher (Owen) and an intensely private art teacher (Binoche) create an improbable relationship, then proceed to »
NBC's Hurricane Sandy telethon raised more than $23 million for hurricane relief, thanks in large part to "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer, the driving force behind the show.
“I interviewed Matt [the day of the show] who said he didn't even have time to rehearse,” "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Christina McLarty tells The Huffington Post. “Celebrities were joining in last-minute and Matt personally called [singer] Jon Bon Jovi to get him on board. They took over "Dr. Oz's" studio and backstage. While I was there, they were last-minute setting up green rooms for Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and Sting.”
Lauer evacuated his family from their home in the Hamptons before the storm hit, but wanted to do whatever he could to help make a difference for those who were not as fortunate.
“No one asked him to do this. This was his idea,” one NBC insider tells me. “Yet, he would be the last person to take any credit. »
- Naughty But Nice Rob
New York — From "Livin' on a Prayer" to "The Living Proof," every song Friday at NBC's benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song.
New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi gave extra meaning to "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Billy Joel worked in a reference to Staten Island, the decimated New York City borough. The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was heavy on stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week's deadly storm. The telethon was a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others.
The mood was somber but hopeful, from Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and a tearful Mary J. Blige's "The Living Proof," her ballad of resilience with the timely declaration that "the worst »
Whether or not you found NBC’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together benefit telethon as “enormously entertaining” as host Matt Lauer promised it would be, it was a celebrity-packed hour of television that effectively reminded everyone of how devastating the damage has been while calling for action. A lot more people now know to text Redcross to 90999 or go to iTunes.com/redcross to donate money to disaster relief — plus we got to see Jimmy Fallon rock out with music legends. ”Jimmy Fallon is a bold man to take the lead vocals from Steven Tyler, Bruce Springsteen, and Billy Joel,” Jon Stewart »
- Stephan Lee
Christina Aguilera's voice can move you to tears on a good day, so when she opened Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together with her song "Beautiful," the relevant lyrics and pure unadulterated soul that eminated from the prolific singer resonated even more deeply. Especially in light of the cirumstances. No joke. Our east coast neighbors are in trouble, so the folks at NBC opened a studio to some of today's top talent in an effort to secure donations to the Red Cross for the victims of the worst storm we've witnessed in 100 years. It's time to come together. Host Matt Lauer ran a feed of disturbing videos throughout the one-hour telethon that depicted scenes from various locations along the east coast. Many of them resembled what Lauer called "Armageddon". "The cost of this disaster cannot be measured," he said. It's true, when you consider that 88 people have already lost their lives, »
- email@example.com (Jennifer Maurer)
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough have featured in the first trailer for Safe Haven. The romantic film is the latest to be adapted from best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, who previously wrote the likes of Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, The Last Song and The Lucky One. Safe Haven is centred around a young woman named Katie (Hough) who moves to a small North Carolina town. While trying to keep her past to herself, she falls for a local widower named Alex (Duhamel). How I Met Your Mother and Avengers actress Cobie Smulders (more) »
- By Tom Eames
A new clip from Ang Lee's Life of Pi has gone online. The story centers on Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a zookeeper's son who survives a shipwreck only to find himself stuck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. In this clip, Pi desperately uses the old "Message in a Bottle" play, although he's perhaps a bit too honest in conveying his predicament. If you got a message in a bottle saying a guy was stuck in a lifeboat, your first question would be "Where?" If the message continued that there was also a tiger in the boat, your following question would be, "Did I just discover the world's most bizarre prank?" Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan, and Adil Hussain. Life of Pi opens in 3D on November 21st. Via Moviefone. Here’s the synopsis for Life of Pi »
- Matt Goldberg
"I know how to steal, I'm a good thief." - Adam Levine
I must admit that I when I was a contender on The Voice, The Battles was my least favorite part of the experience. High tension, frazzled emotions and chronic nerves were felt by every contestant. That being said, as a viewer, The Battles are some of the best television out there. The stakes are high, the performances either dazzle or fizzle and we are privy to behind the scenes coaching which is what makes this show so compelling.
Last week, I told you guys to look up a sneak peek of Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown's exhilarating battle. We now know that Trevin won with his thrilling rendition of Vision of Love but it wasn’t the end of the road for Amanda, who was stolen by Adam.
The Coaches' Steal is the most exciting, new aspect »
Last night on The Voice, the Battle Rounds kicked off in full force, leaving a number of casualties in its wake. Although there were some sad good byes to contestants who were only just getting started, there was a good amount of happy news for those moving forward in the competition to the later Knockout Round.
Team Blake held two Battles on last night’s episode of The Voice, beginning with country boy Casey Muessigmann going up against Scottish rocker Terry McDermott with a performance of “Carry on Wayward Son.” Although Casey started out initially shaky with team advisor, Michael Buble, suggesting he not put such a country spin on the classic song, he pulled it together and gave a strong performance. Unfortunately for Casey, however, Terry gave an even stronger performance, earning him a spot in the next round and Casey a trip home. Blake’s second battle of »
- Rachel Brumm
Previews are in for The Voice - The Battles have begun! Which artists could survive the pressure of the head-to-head matchup? Catch up with the individual performances and post-Battles interviews below. The Voice: Facebook: www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice Twitter: www.twitter.com/NBCTheVoice #TheVoice Tumblr: http://nbcthevoice.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nbcthevoice/ Google+: https://plus.google.com/+TheVoice/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/NBCTheVoice Instagram: @nbcthevoice Diego Val vs. Jr Aquino: "Jessie's Girl" Diego Val and Jr Aquino battle it out to Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl." Link: De'Borah vs. Nelly's Echo: "Message in a Bottle" De'Borah and Nelly's Echo battle it out to "Message in a Bottle" by the Police. Bryan Keith vs. Collin McLoughlin: "Santeria" Bryan Keith and Collin McLoughlin battle it out to Sublime's "Santeria." Trevin Hunte vs. Amanda Brown: "Vision »
- April MacIntyre
The first Battle Rounds brought out the best in the singers Monday on The Voice. But in the end, the night belonged to Amanda Brown and Trevon Hunt, whose rendition of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" blew away the judges. "I should not have paired y'all together. I'm mad … I don't want to lose either one of you!" Cee Lo Green, who struggled to declare a victor, grumbled. The duet was "hands down the best performance we've had in the Battle Rounds so far," Christina Aguilera said. Green ultimately chose Hunt, and Brown went with her "gut feeling" by »
- Julia Haskins
The Voice began its Battle Rounds on Monday, but this time there was a new twist that benefited a few contestants and certainly everyone watching.
One of the major problems with the Battles in the past was that it seemed they would purposefully pit two really talented contestants against each other in order to create an awesome performance that would make that specific episode more enjoyable for fans.
The problem ended up being that after that great moment, one of those two extremely talented singers was completely out of the competition (see: Anthony Evans). That wasn't good for the future of the season. Thanks to the new "steal" option after one coach picks his/her winner, that issue is moot.
In essence The Voice gets to have their moment of cake, and then eat it too as the rest of the season goes on. Let's see how much better that »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Forcella)
Not since Jesus Christ turned water into wine has there been as miraculous an upgrade as what we saw during the first set of Battle Rounds on Season 3 of The Voice.
What once was an exercise in frustration — watching the coaches pair up their team members in head-to-head sing-offs, then too often sending the wrong contestants home — became something that was equal parts thrilling and satisfying with the addition of “The Steal,” in which competing coaches can hit a button and add a total of two Battle Rounds losers to their teams before the live shows begin.
I’m so stoked by this development, »
- Michael Slezak
Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One is the story of Logan, played by Zac Efron, a marine sergeant who has returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq. Having stumbled upon a photograph of a young woman, Logan claims her as his lucky charm and sets out to find her.
To celebrate the release of The Lucky One on Blu-ray Triple play and DVD on August 27, we are taking a look at what makes Nicholas Sparks such a prolific writer. With seven books successfully adapted for the screen, and an eighth scheduled for release early next year, Nicholas Sparks’ tearjerkers have dominated Hollywood.
But what is it about his stories that have Hollywood Studios lining up to adapt his work?
His romantic dramas tend to follow the same formula: a loveable protagonist tormented by the past, an enduring romance and bittersweet ending that has us reaching for the tissues, »
- David Agnew
Director: Scott Hicks
Running Time: 101 minutes
The words ‘based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks’ are enough to send some women into the kind of frenzy usually reserved for a topless Matthew McConaughey. Adaptations The Notebook, Message In A Bottle, Dear John, and A Walk To Remember have each made females reach for tissues and males reach for the toilet bowl. The Lucky One is the latest addition, and it’s got everything you need for a love story: attractive leads, broken hearts, and a troubled child.
Logan (Efron) is in the Us Marine Corps about to finish his third tour, during a rest he moves to pick up a photo when an attack »
- Sam Carey
Nicholas Sparks really knows how to build up a movie audience and break them down with unforgettable love stories.
His latest mushfest, "The Lucky One," stars Zac Efron as a U.S. Marine returning home to try to find the woman in a photo he believes kept him alive during three tours of duty in Iraq, and a romance between the two follows. We've got tears in our eyes just thinking about it.
In honor of the release of "The Lucky One" on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 28, we're giving one lucky fan the chance to win a prize pack full of Nicholas Sparks weepies. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the greatest romantic movies of all time, starting with Sparks' first novel-turned-film "Message in a Bottle." Then, move on to the movie that put him on the map ("A Walk to Remember"), the classic ("The Notebook »
- NextMovie Staff
The ridiculous new Nicholas Sparks adaptation doesn't match earlier ones for killer twists
A tsunami of syrup and a Niagara of nonsense here in this mind-blowingly ridiculous romdram, adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the great master of this genre, and suffused in his signature buttery glow. Crunching disappointment awaits those admirers of Sparks's earlier works like Message in a Bottle or The Notebook, hoping for a killer third-act reveal. This one just fizzles out. Zac Efron plays Logan, a hunky Us marine whose life was saved in Iraq by finding a mysterious photo of a beautiful woman; on coming home he becomes obsessed with finding his guardian angel. The woman turns out to be a gorgeous-yet-vulnerable single mom called Beth (Taylor Schilling) in a desperately unhappy emotional situation. Logan is so cutesy and icky I'm certain that, like Brody in TV's Homeland, he's actually working for al-Qaida, on »
- Peter Bradshaw
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