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The Price of Desire review – biopic of architect Eileen Gray fails to build interest

The Irish 20th-century polymath doesn’t get the film treatment she deserves in this borderline risible production

A biopic of the architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray (1878-1976), The Price of Desire will be screening at some venues as part of a double bill with Gray Matters, a documentary about the polymath Irish designer. This docudrama taking on her life, loves and career highlights is sometimes borderline risible, but even so, one can’t but fail to be impressed it got made at all, given the subject is really mostly of interest to design geeks and those fascinated by intellectual property law.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Shades of Gray

2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Shades of Gray
Out with the winter whites and in with the shades of gray! Silver's non-metallic, neutral cousin is this season's must-have hue. You may have noticed that stars like Kim Kardashian, Olivia Munn and Olivia Palermo have been layering the smoky color for monochromatic looks in recent weeks. We'll we've been admiring this trend for quite a while now—and we know we're not alone. So this shopping guide is for anyone wanting to add more of the tint to their wardrobe. Because this holiday season: Gray matters. Sequin Dress Satin Bra Satin Briefs Trapper Hat Penguin Socks Giambattista Valli Book Body Con...
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Casting Net: Naomi Watts in talks to join Matthew McConaughey in 'Sea of Trees'; Plus, Dave Franco, more

Casting Net: Naomi Watts in talks to join Matthew McConaughey in 'Sea of Trees'; Plus, Dave Franco, more
Naomi Watts (The Impossible) is in talks to join Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees. Van Sant teased her potential casting at Cannes, where he hopes to shop the film. The drama follows an American ex-pat intent on taking his life in Japan’s Suicide Forest (or, the Sea of Trees) until he runs into Watanabe’s character — a fellow lost soul — and they both decide to find a way out of the forest together. Watts would play McConaughey’s wife in segments told in flashback. She currently has three movies in post including Birdman,
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8 Final Expectations of the ‘Breaking Bad’ Series Finale: ‘Felina’

We’re just hours away from the series finale of Breaking Bad, titled “Felina” and we are still in the dark about the fates of many of our characters. No one should expect a happy, warm-hearted send off, but we’ve got our own theories and expectations of what could happen tonight. If you’re not caught up, then please click on one of our other articles because everything else is for those who just want to see how it all ends. Consider this your final warning, and remember Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is the one who knocks. (Breaking Bad art by Bill Sienkiewicz)

I’m Glad I’m not Jesse’s Boy

Most viewers believe that Brock (Ian Posada) is still alive so he can be used as leverage to force Jesse (Aaron Paul) to work. In the penultimate episode, Uncle Jack (Michael Bowen) turned to Todd (Jesse Plemons
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Breaking Bad 5.15, Granite State Review

Spoilers for those who have not seen the episode yet.

The penultimate episode of Breaking Bad may not be as intense as the groundbreaking Ozymandias, but it takes its time building towards the finale while examining the devastation Walter White has left behind him. He’s in a very precarious state, wanting revenge against Jack and his gang but being in a very powerless position for him to do anything about it. For the first time in a long time, we saw shades of Walter White rather than Heisenberg.

It’s interesting though the full scope of what he’s done and the ramifications for his family still haven’t hit him yet. He thinks the phone call from the end of last week’s episode will be enough for Skyler to escape the justice system, but Saul rightfully tells him sooner or later the government will go after her.

Breaking Bad Recap and Reaction: S05E15, “Granite State”: Americone Dream for Everyone!

Only one more after tonight. Let’s do this.

“Granite State” picks up seemingly where “Ozymandias” left off, with the red minivan pulling into a vacuum warehouse. It’s not Walt who gets out, though, but Saul (how did we not see that coming last week?). His guy, played by Robert Forster, starts processing Saul, setting him up with a Nebraska driver’s license, and lets him know he’ll have to lay low there for a while before starting up his new life (his face is on billboards, after all). In a break with Forster’s character’s usual protocol, he’ll be waiting with another in-process client, Walt, who doesn’t look to be taking his situation particularly well, as he paces and writes furiously on a legal pad.

After commercial, we’re back with a stonefaced Marie as she’s driven home, transported by federal agents (DEA?
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Heather Graham Covers "Maxim"

Sneak Peek actress Heather Graham ("The Hangover III") in "Maxim" Magazine's June 2013 issue:

Graham started off acting in commercials, followed by a starring role in "License to Drive" (1988), followed by a breakout role in "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989). She then took a number of supporting roles in "Shout" (1991), "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993), "Swingers" (1996) and TV series "Twin Peaks" (1991) and its prequel "Fire Walk with Me" (1992).

In 1997, she starred as 'Brandi/Rollergirl' in "Boogie Nights (1997), followed by "Bowfinger"(1997) and "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1997).

Graham has also starred in various indie films including "Committed" (2000), "Say It Isn't So" (2001), "Anger Management" (2003), "Mary" (2005), "Gray Matters" (2007) and "The Hangover" (2009).

Graham can currently be seen in the 2013 feqatures "The Hangover Part III", "Compulsion" and "Behaving Badly".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Heather Graham...
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“Latter Days” and Logo’s Summer Movie House

Great news, gay cinephiles! LogoTV snapped up a compelling catalog of gay movies and has made them available for free online streaming! (Sorry international folks, we only have U.S. distribution rights, so like so much else these days, these are geo-blocked.)

Now these are small indie films, so while they all have gay storylines and most feature cute male casts, not all of them are cinematic gems. But hey, on the whole they don’t suck!

Some of them are actually pretty good. In fact, we count five that made our reader ranked list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies: Eating Out 2 (#85), Adam & Steve (#79), Eating Out (#56), Boy Culture (#36) and Latter Days (#5).

In Latter Days a young and promiscuous gay man sets his sights on seducing his Mormon missionary neighbor. The resulting affair changes both their lives. The film stars Wes Ramsey and Steve Sandvoss and also has Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a supporting role.
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Amy Fine Collins' The God Of Driving To Get Film Adaptation

Amy Fine Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, is taking her story about her lifelong fear of driving to Hollywood. Variety is reporting that Dignity Film Finance has picked up the rights to Collins' non-fiction book .The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver.s Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man).. Sue Kramer, who wrote and directed the 2006 romantic comedy Gray Matters starring Heather Graham, is attached to helm. The God of Driving features Collins as a main character and begins with her being absolutely petrified by the idea of getting behind the wheel of an automobile. She eventually decides that she is sick of being scared, and after "becoming captivated by her instructor" she not only learned how to drive, but became "obsessed with the automotive world." The book was first published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. For ...
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"Angry Birds," "God of Driving" Score Scribes

Veteran comedy and animation scribe Jon Vitti ("The Simpsons," "The Larry Sanders Show") has been hired to pen the script for the 3D animated feature based on the "Angry Birds" app at Rovio Entertainment and Sony Pictures.

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" executive producer Catherine Winder has also joined the feature which has scheduled a July 1st 2016 release date.

Meanwhile, Dignity Film Finance has optioned Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins' novel "The God of Driving". Sue Kramer ("Gray Matters") is set to pen the script and direct the comedy which aims to start shooting in Spring 2014.

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Dignity Film Finance Options Novel The God of Driving

Film production and finance company Dignity Film Finance (Dff) has optioned the novel "The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver's Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man)," by Vanity Fair special correspondent Amy Fine Collins. The novel was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. Dff, headed by President Maggie Monteith, is fully financing the feature film production based on the novel. Sue Kramer ( Gray Matters ) wrote and will direct the comedy. Jill Footlick ( Greetings From Tim Buckley ) will produce and Marina Grasic ( Crash ) is executive producing. Casting is currently underway with the project set to start shooting in Spring 2014. Sales will launch at Berlin 2014. .As a writer/director, I was completely captivated...
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Amy Fine Collins’ ‘God of Driving’ Heads Toward Big Screen

Dignity Film Finance is driving toward a feature film version of “The God of Driving,” acquiring movie rights to the Amy Fine Collins novel.

Dignity will fully finance and “Gray Matters” director Sue Kramer will direct from her own adaptation of the novel. Jill Footlick (“Greetings from Tim Buckley”) will produce and Marina Grasic will exec produce.

The novel’s full title is “The God of Driving: How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver’s Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man).”

Dignity plans to start international sales at Berlin next February. The project is set to start shooting in spring next year.

The novel was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. It follows Collins, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and Manhattan socialite, as she decides to overcome her lifelong phobia of driving — eventually becoming captivated by her instructor and obsessed with the automotive world.
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The 15 Loveliest Lady-Lady Love Scenes in Movies

Sometimes, two ladies make out with each other in major motion pictures. Other times, they not only make out with each other — they simulate sexual intercourse with each other. And because the Internet exists, each of those instances is easily accessible to everybody with a computer, context-free. I know, right? And some people claim to be "pessimists?" (laughs to himself.)

A ranking of such scenes is an inexact science, but we've created a surefire formula at NextMovie: Which do we like the most?

Gentlemen (and ladies), start your history deletions!

15. Kate Beckinsale and Frances McDormand, 'Laurel Canyon' (2002)

Dr. Christian Bale is engaged to Kate Beckinsale. There's a colleague of Bale's who wishes to have carnal relations with him. What's worse (better?), that colleague is Natasha McElhone. Beckinsale is jealous of this, so she does what any vengeful person would do in that situation: kiss her fiance's mom (Frances McDormand
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Gwyneth Paltrow Trades Rainy London For Another Stay in Sunny La

Gwyneth Paltrow Trades Rainy London For Another Stay in Sunny La
Gwyneth Paltrow flashed a smile yesterday when she arrived at Lax. The actress is back on the West Coast after logging time in La just last month. During the interim, she stopped in NYC to be honored by Columbia University. Gwyneth wore Victoria Beckham and Burberry Prorsum to attend the school's Gray Matters Spring Benefit Luncheon last Wednesday at the Plaza Hotel. Next, Gwyneth's kids Apple and Moses were the center of her attention when she stopped over in London for a bit. Now that she's back in California, Gwyneth can spend one-on-one time with her husband Chris Martin. Chris and his band Coldplay are in the middle of a string of shows in La that brought out a range of famous fans like Molly Sims and Stacy Keibler. View Slideshow ›
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Vera Farmiga and Alan Arkin Checking Out 'The Locals'

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It's time for another stab at that old tale of star-crossed lovers and squabbling families by way of New York City. No, not another "West Side Story."  Instead of singing teen gangs, "The Locals" will take a crack at updating the story of Romeo and Juliet "by injecting a Jewish/Italian twist."

So, kind of like "West Side Story" but with more guilt and food and less singing and knife fights.

Shirley MacLaine has already signed on to star in "The Locals," and Alan Arkin and Vera Farmiga are currently in talks. One might imagine MacLaine as the boisterous matriarch of one family and Arkin as the squabbly, perhaps heroin-addicted grandfather of the other, but where does Farmiga fit into this? Only time will tell. Farmiga has an especially busy schedule lately, and "The Locals" is set to start production soon in the boogie down Bronx.

Writer/director Sue Kramer's first film,
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Vera Farmiga And Alan Arkin In Talks For Contemporary Romeo And Juliet Story The Locals

How many times can Hollywood re-adapt William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Sure, the story itself is timeless and successfully weaving drama around two star-crossed lovers is simple, but earlier this year we had a movie in which the Bard's play was reenacted with garden gnomes. So what will be the next on-screen representation of the Capulets and Montagues? Why, Jews and Italians, of course! Deadline has learned that Vera Farmiga and Alan Arkin are both in talks and Shirley MacLaine is attached to The Locals, a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with a "Jewish/Italian twist." Sue Kramer, who last wrote and directed the Heather Graham/Bridget Moynahan/Tom Cavenagh comedy Gray Matters in 2006, is both helming and scripting the project. When explaining why the two groups should work together in the film, Kramer said, "These two cultures have so much in common: love of gab, love of food,
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Shirley MacLaine Set, Alan Arkin and Vera Farmiga in Talks for Indie The Locals; Nicholas Braun Added to Neighborhood Watch

We have a few bits of casting news to bring your way this afternoon. First up, Shirley MacLaine has signed on to director Sue Kramer's (Gray Matters) indie The Locals which also has Alan Arkin and Vera Farmiga in talks to join. Per Deadline, The Locals will seek to place the timeless Romeo & Juliet tale in a contemporary setting and will feature a "Jewish/Italian twist." Kramer penned the script for the film which will be co-produced by her Bella Films moniker alongside Grow Pictures and Curious Pictures. Production on the pic is set to begin in the Bronx this fall. Next up, Variety reports that Prom's Nicholas Braun has been added to director Akiva Schaffer's (of The Lonely Island and Hot Rod fame) comedy Neighborhood Watch. Braun joins a cast that already includes Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Rosemarie DeWitt. Watch is written by
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Get The Scoop on Apollo 18

Dimension Films has set the release date for Apollo 18 a “found-footage” horror movie for September 2, 2011. The film is also known as “Apollo 18 - A Missão Proibida”. Apollo 18 is directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Nómadas), produced by Timur Bekmambetov (The Darkest Hour) and will star Llyod Owen (The Cinder Path) and Warren Christie (Gray Matters). Apollo 18 takes a look at found footage from Nasa's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon. There have been tons of new found footage entries into the world of horror lately with many that are just ok. Maybe Apollo 18 will bring something new to the genre? I guess we will just have to wait and see. Dimension has hit the
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St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase – Award Winners Announced

And the winner is……St. Louis!

Independent filmmaking thrives here and we’re lucky to have such a top-notch cinema-related event planning group like Cinema St. Louis to organize an event like last week’s Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase at the Tivoli Theater. After Thursday night’s final film, an awards party was held in the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill.

Congratulations to all the winners……and here they are:

Best Film (Narrative Feature): “Joint Body” by Brian Jun

Best Documentary Feature: “Give a Damn?” by Dan Parris

Best Actor: Mark PellegrinoJoint Body

Best Actress: Libby BibbAll Those Yesterdays

Best Supporting Actor: David Martyn Conley “Bedlam Street”

Best Supporting Actress: Julie Layton “Bedlam Street”

Best Actor In A Comedic Role: Doug JonesSudden Death!”

Best Actress In A Comedic Role: Michelle DavidsonReady to Pop

Best Juvenile Actor: Caden SelfHidden Treasure

Best Juvenile Actress:
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2011 Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase starts this Saturday

Cinema St. Louis, our city’s non-profit cinema-related event planning group, will presenting its 11th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase which begins this Saturday, August 13th at the Tivoli Theater (and ends with a party on the 18th at Blueberry Hill). The showcase, sponsored by Stella Artois Beer, is a chance for St. Louis-based filmmakers to show off their art. All of these films were written, directed, edited or produced by St. Louis natives or those with strong local ties. The 16 film programs that screen at the Tivoli from Aug. 14-18 serve as St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.s centerpiece. The programs range from full-length fiction features and documentaries to multi-film compilations of fiction and documentary shorts. Many programs include post-screening Q&As with filmmakers. Watch for more coverage of this important local event here at We Are Movie over the coming days

Here’s the schedule:

Saturday, Aug.
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