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Henry Altmann hates just about everything and everyone, but when his doctor (Mila Kunis) tells him that he has a brain aneurysm that will kill him in 90 minutes, he decides to change his ways and make amends with his wife (Melissa Leo), his brother (Peter Dinklage), his son (Hamish Linklater) and everyone else he has wronged. Back in the director's chair for the first time since 2002's The Sum of All Fears, Phil Alden Robinson directed this dramatic comedy remake of the 1997 Israeli movie, The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opens May 23rd.
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- BJSprecher Sprecher
You know that old saying “live each day as if it were your last”? While it’s supposed to be inspirational and designed to get you up off your butt and out into the world doing great things like traveling and confessing your love to your best friend, there’s also the view that it could be a terrifying and wholly negative statement. Living each day like it’s your last? That means you’re dying tomorrow. There’s so much you didn’t do! The Angriest Man in Brooklyn takes this concept and amplifies it times 100 by giving America’s wacky uncle Robin Williams only 90 minutes to live. What’s a guy to do when he’s only got an hour and a half to do everything he has left to get done? The trailer for the film attempts to explain how Williams is going to attempt such a feat, and »
- Samantha Wilson
Lionsgate just released the first trailer for its upcoming "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" comedy/drama, starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, and Peter Dinklage. Check it out below. Plot: The film tells the story of Henry Altmann (Williams), who is having a horrible day, made much worse by his visit with Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis), who abruptly informs him that he only has 90 minutes to live. After storming out of the hospital in disbelief, Henry panics and races through Brooklyn in an attempt to right all of the wrongs in his life, while Sharon desperately scrambles to find him and get him into surgery. The new movie is directed by Phil Alden Robinson (The Sum of All Fears) and is set to hit theaters on May 23rd, in limited release. Trailer: »
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn has debuted a new trailer.
The Phil Alden Robinson-directed comedy centres around a curmudgeonly man (Williams) who is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor (Kunis).
He sets out to reconcile with his wife (Leo), brother (Dinklage) and friends in the short time he believes he has left.
Williams is set to reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum 3.
Kunis will next be seen in Jupiter Ascending.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn will open in Us cinemas from May 23. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
Phil Alden Robinson ("Field of Dreams," "Sneakers") returns to the director's chair over a decade since his last film, "The Sum of All Fears," to helm something quite different - a real-time high-concept comedy starring Robin Williams as a manic jerk.
The premise has Williams playing a man so obnoxious that his doctor (Mila Kunis) snaps and tells him he has only 90 minutes left to live. Thus he begins a mad scramble to set things right with family and friends before his time is up.
- Garth Franklin
There's ticking clock movies and then there's Robin Williams being given 90 minutes to live and running around Brooklyn like a maniac. Hilarious? Well, sit back because your afternoon just got a little bit brighter. The first trailer for "The Angriest Man In Brooklyn" has arrived, and it might surprise you to learn that this is from director Phil Alden Robinson, the guy behind the underrated "Sneakers." It's also his first film in over a decade, with 2002's "The Sum Of All Fears" his previous foray behind the camera. Here, he's given the task of bottling Williams for a feature length runtime, in a remake of the Israeli film, “Mar Baum,” about a dude whose bitter disposition takes a turn when he learns death is just around the corner. Co-starring Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo, Peter Dinklage, Hamish Linklater and Richard Kind, you catch this starting on May 23rd. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last year, Robin Williams had a mixed bag of film appearances that included the abysmal comedy The Big Wedding and the melodramatic historical drama Lee Daniels' The Butler. Now he's back on the big screen again this year with this silly comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Williams plays Henry, a guy who always seems to be pissed at everything, until he gets misinformation from a flustered doctor (Mila Kunis) that he has a brain aneurysm that will kill him in 90 minutes. As Henry tries to make amends with people he's hurt around the city, the doctor attempts to track him down to retract the diagnosis. Yep, silly. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Phil Alden Robinson's The Angriest Man in Brooklyn from Yahoo: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is directed by Phil Alden Robinson (Field of Dreams, The Sum of All Fears) and written by Daniel Taplitz (Chaos Theory, »
- Ethan Anderton
Grief. The loss of a loved can do lots of psychological damage to a person and Dax Phelan's new film Jasmine is primed to explore just how bad things can get. Read on for the initial details and first set of stills.
From the Press Release
Shanghai Street Films is pleased to announce Jasmine, the new psychological thriller starring Byron Mann (The Man With The Iron Fists), Jason Tobin (The Fast And The Furious), Hong Kong Oscar-Winner Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs Of A Geisha and starring in the upcoming Revenge Of The Green Dragons – daughter of critically-acclaimed actress Pei-Pei Cheng), Grace Huang (Cold War) and Sarah Lian has just entered the final stages of post production in anticipation of its world premiere as early as this Spring. The movie was filmed in Hong Kong.
Jasmine is a gripping and chilling psychological thriller about a man, Leonard To (Tobin), still struggling »
- Uncle Creepy
The Hong Kong-set, English-language film, now in post-production, stars Byron Mann (“Catwoman”), Jason Tobin, Eugenia Yuan (“Memoirs of a Geisha”), Grace Huang (“The Man With the Iron Fists”) and Sarah Lian, and is the directorial debut of Dax Phelan.
The story features a man struggling to overcome his wife’s unsolved murder who takes matters into his own hands when the mystery surrounding her killing becomes murkier. The original story was conceived by Phelan and Tobin, with the screenplay written by Phelan.
Phelan, Tobin and Hollywood producer Stratton Leopold (“Mission: Impossible III,” “The Sum of All Fears”) produce. Company credits are with Hong Kong’s Shanghai Street Films and RockGinger and the U.S.’s Ripped Pictures.
Completion is set for late spring this year.
- Patrick Frater
Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair-la) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family’s “Alice in Arabia” and requested a meeting with execs, the network has decided not to pursue the show that had been announced Monday.
An ABC Family spokesperson said Friday, “The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we’ve decided not to move forward with this project.”
The show’s premise centered on an American teen kidnapped by her Saudi Arabian family after tragedy befalls her parents.
The pilot was penned by Brooke Eikmeier, who served in the U.S. Army as a cryptologic linguist in the Arabic language and trained to support Nsa missions in the Middle East.
- Andrea Seikaly
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 10, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
The movie goes back to the beginning of Jack Ryan’s career, re-imagining his rise from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. He uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Kenneth Branagh also directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, hot off his success helming Thor. This thriller didn’t get quite as good a reception, though. Shadow Recruit garnered mixed reviews from both critics and moviegoers. Richard Roeper called the movie “the very definition of an Ok thriller.” And the film earned $50.3 million in theaters, »
The greater Los Angeles-area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair-la) announced Wednesday that it has asked ABC Family to meet with Muslim and Arab-American community leaders to discuss concerns about potential stereotyping in the pilot for the network’s new series “Alice in Arabia.”
In a letter sent to ABC Family president Tom Ascheim Tuesday, Cair explained, “As the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, we are concerned about the negative impact this program could have on the lives of ordinary Arab-American and American Muslims.”
While Cair-la officials say they understand that the pilot’s writer (Brooke Eikmeier) says the series is designed to “give Arabs and Muslims a voice on American TV” and has “noble intentions,” they »
- Andrea Seikaly
• Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – review
• The Wolf of Wall Street: why is it so hard to get a ticket?
The £11m Oscars club
In the battle for UK audiences, it's honours even between best picture Oscar nominees The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave, which have all achieved totals so far between £10.9m and £11.2m (see chart below). Respective distributors Universal, Entertainment Films and eOne all have reason to be proud of the results.
The previous best result for a team-up between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio – or any Scorsese film at all, for that matter – was The Departed, which reached £12.86m over its lifetime. The Wolf of Wall Street will easily cruise past that tally this week. With £10.9m after just 10 days, »
- Charles Gant
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2014.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Since Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass left the Jason Bourne series, the franchise has really gone downhill as the studio keeps on churning out sequels. First it was Jeremy Renner, and now it’s Chris Pine who takes over the mantle... wait... what’s that? This isn’t a Jason Bourne spin-off?
Okay, you get where I’m coming from. Here we have another ‘post-Bourne’ style action thriller which is completely without an identity of its own, clearly designed to capitalise on the success of a film making style which peaked in 2007. When James Bond attempted to copy the style in Quantum Of Solace in 2008 we all saw through »
- Gary Collinson
With its bizarre, poorly-explained premise and derivative fantasy action, I, Frankenstein was dead on arrival this weekend. As a result, Ice Cube/Kevin Hart comedy hit Ride Along easily cruised to a second consecutive victory.After setting a new January opening record last weekend, Ride Along fell 49 percent to $21.3 million. Through 10 days, the buddy comedy has banked $75.5 million, and it's on pace to reach $100 million in the next two weeks. Don't be surprised if Ride Along 2 gets formally announced soon.In its third weekend, Lone Survivor dropped 42 percent to $12.9 million. The Afghanistan war drama has now earned $93.9 million, and is on pace to pass Zero Dark Thirty ($95.7 million) sometime this week.Universal Pictures has now held the top two spots for two weekends in a row. According to the studio, that's the first time a distributor has accomplished this feat since Warner Bros. did so in February 1994 with On Deadly Ground »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
This week sees the rebirth of a screen action hero that we’ve previously seen portrayed three times before in four different blockbusters. Much like England’s 007, the changing face of Jack Ryan has had his ups and downs. Initially coming to the fore in author Tom Clancy’s gripping novels, the CIA analyst first made his entrance on the silver screen in John McTiernan’s The Hunt For Red October with Alec Baldwin. Harrison Ford then took over for Patriot Games and Clear & Present Danger, before Ben Affleck and The Sum Of All Fears’ disappointing box-office take saw the character temporarily retired.
Kenneth Branagh was chosen to breathe new life into Ryan and kickstart a much-needed franchise for Paramount Pictures. However, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, unlike those aforementioned features, is the first not to be based on a Clancy book. It’s an updated reinvention and origin story of »
- Craig Hunter
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruti hits UK cinemas tomorrow and ahead of it’s release, i got to speak to one of the Producers of the movie Mace Neufeld who talks us through how the movie industry has changed since they released their first movie, The Hunt for Red October 24 years ago starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. Since then, there have been 4 further incarnations of the Ryan character, this time led by Star Trek’s Chris Pine.
If you’ve missed our extensive coverage of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, click this way for more interviews with the cast, filmmakers ,our set report and review of the movie.
Why has it taken 12 years for another Jack Ryan movie to appear on our cinema screens?
I think it’s just the serendipity of movie making. The Sum of All Fears was a success and we probably would have rolled »
- David Sztypuljak
Chris Pine is not keen on flag-waving patriotism, so his fresh take on Hollywood's favourite all-American CIA man is to make him an everyday hero … with muscles
• Video interview: Chris Pine
Chris Pine has already gone where one man has gone before. In 2009, and again last year, he took on Captain Kirk, a part until then synonymous with William Shatner. So tackling Jack Ryan, the CIA agent played by various actors over the years, wasn't such a big deal. "I think I learned my lesson doing Kirk," says Pine. "You can cage yourself in if you start thinking, 'I've got to copy this or that.' But just knowing what others have done – having the pillars of the character – helped."
- Emine Saner
There's no getting around it, reboots are all the craze in Hollywood right now. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is just the latest in a long line of films taking a well-known character and concept and repurposing it for a new audience.
It's a fairly recent phenomenon, but the formula is simple: make a break from the past with brand new stars in the lead roles and hope for a box office bonanza franchise. Digital Spy takes a look at the best and worst of movie reboots below...
Godzilla (1998) - Miss!
A reboot before it became a 'thing', Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's first film after Independence Day had nothing to do with previous incarnations of the rampaging Kaiju and, though it performed reasonably well at the box office, it failed to capture audiences' imagination and deliver on a sequel promised in its final shot. This summer's Gareth Edwards-directed »
Interview Simon Brew 22 Jan 2014 - 05:47
It's a very quiet, calm, polite and considered Kenneth Branagh we meet in the midst of a posh hotel in London. Outside the door of the allotted room there's a buzz of activity. Behind it? There's Branagh, hours away from the premiere of his latest movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, enjoying the simple pleasure of a cup of tea. Which is when we hit him with our bombshell...
I fear somebody didn't give you the handover notes when doing a Jack Ryan movie and playing a Russian character. That you either have to approach it by getting in Sean Connery, and not bother with the accent at all, or you have to get in someone like the late Richard Marner from 'Allo 'Allo. »
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