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Indie Sales Acquires Gabriele Muccino’s ‘A Casa Tutti Bene’ (Exclusive)

Indie Sales Acquires Gabriele Muccino’s ‘A Casa Tutti Bene’ (Exclusive)
Indie Sales has come on board Gabriele Muccino’s “A Casa Tutti Bene,” the director’s comeback to Italian cinema. Muccino is rolling off a flurry of English-language films, including “The Pursuit of Happiness” and “Seven Pounds” with Will Smith.

“A Casa Tutti Bene” (“There is No Place Like Home”) showcases an ensemble cast of high-profile Italian stars, notably Pierfrancesco Favino (“Suburra”), Stefano Accorsi (“The Young Pope”), Claudia Gerini (Suburra”) and Stefania Sandrelli (“Last Kiss”).

Written by Muccino and Paolo Costella (“Perfect Strangers”), “A Casa Tutti Bene” revolves around a family which gathers to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of their two elderly parents, Pietro and Alba, on the small island of Ischia in Italy. A violent storm hits the island, forcing the entire family to live under the same roof for two days and two nights, leading them to rehash old, unresolved conflicts and share doubts about the future.

“This movie is about everything: life,
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David Cassidy Dies at 67

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2017-11-22T05:15:24-08:00David Cassidy Dies at 67

Partridge Family star David Cassidy died on Tuesday after being hospitalized for multiple organ failure. Cassidy had been both a TV and pop music star in the 70s, but he had struggled with substance abuse and health problems through his adult life.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

David Cassidy, who made hit records and girls swoon in the 1970s as the young star of ABC's The Partridge Family, has died. He was 67.

Cassidy died Tuesday, according to his longtime rep.

He was reported to be in a Florida hospital suffering from multiple organ failure. "On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy," his rep, JoAnn Geffen, said in a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter. "David died surrounded by those he loved,
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Movie Characters I Love: Rachel Bilson in The Last Kiss

I just had a conversation with my wife that was about marital affairs. We were talking about how we’d never ever approve of one of us going out with someone we knew of the opposite sex alone. It would just be too weird. Like if I had some girl I knew in college who all of a sudden wanted to meet up for a drink, there’s just no way my wife would let me go. And frankly I think it would be pretty weird to go. I bring this up because if there’s one character from a movie that I

Movie Characters I Love: Rachel Bilson in The Last Kiss
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David Cassidy: 9 Great Vintage Live Performances

David Cassidy: 9 Great Vintage Live Performances
David Cassidy, who recently exclusively revealed to People that he is battling dementia, broke out at age 20 as a musician and live performer of enormous talent and charisma.

He quickly became one of the biggest stars in the world for a decade and only recently announced he’d stop touring as a musician to focus on his health. But, Cassidy tells People that, even as he struggles with memory loss, “I can still sit in my living room with my guitar and play like I did when I was 17.”

Below, nine clips across Cassidy’s career that show exactly why
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New to Streaming: ‘Swiss Army Man,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Witch,’ ‘Blood Simple,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen)

For as accomplished as Joel and Ethan Coen’s debut Blood Simple comes across as to a viewer, like any director, they can’t help but recognize their flaws. That’s not to say their newly restored debut, now available on The Criterion Collection, doesn’t look and sound gorgeous — every bead of sweat dripping down M. Emmet Walsh’s face and every
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Venice Film Review: ‘Summertime’

Venice Film Review: ‘Summertime’
Gabriele Muccino is an Italian filmmaker (“The Last Kiss,” “Ecco Fatto”) who had a high-profile moment of going Hollywood. He was handed the plum of directing two Will Smith vehicles in a row, “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006) and “Seven Pounds” (2007), and he was able to bring his earthy intelligence and humanity to at least one of them. (The less said about “Seven Pounds” the better.) One way to talk about Muccino’s new film, “Summertime,” which premiered tonight at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, is to say that he is once again an “Italian filmmaker.” But that wouldn’t be quite accurate. “Summertime” is more like an American film embedded in an Italian one.

It’s about Marco (Brando Pacitto), a sulky curly-haired cherub from Rome, and the fussbudget princess Maria (Matilda Lutz), also from Rome, who he doesn’t know well and doesn’t get along with. The
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‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer

‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer
The summer after high school graduation is a contemplative time, a period when the future seems so frightening and yet so filled with possibility. Gabriele Muccino’s latest film “Summertime” follows Marco (Brando Pacitto) and Maria (Matilda Lutz), two Italian teens uncertain about their future but eager to embark on a road-trip through America. They land in San Francisco where they meet Matt (Taylor Frey) and Paul (Joseph Haro), a gay couple who take them in and show them around the city. Soon, the four become fast friends and embark on enthusiastic explorations of love, life, and themselves, trying to discover and define who they are during a summer they’ll never forget. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘Fathers and Daughters’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Learns To Love Again With The Help of Aaron Paul

Muccino first role to prominence with his 2001 film “The Last Kiss,
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Gabriele Muccino Set to Shoot Road Movie ‘Summertime’ With Up-and-Coming Cast (Exclusive)

Gabriele Muccino Set to Shoot Road Movie ‘Summertime’ With Up-and-Coming Cast (Exclusive)
Rome — Italian director with Hollywood credentials Gabriele Muccino (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Seven Pounds”) is set to shoot “Summertime,” an ensemble coming-of-age/road movie set in Rome, San Francisco, New Orleans and Cuba “about four youths in that unique unrepeatable formative phase after high school, before college, during which they crack the shell of adolescence,” he said.

For the four main roles in this mostly English-language pic, Muccino has cast Matilda Lutz, the emerging Italian actress who will play the lead in the next chapter in the “Ring” franchise; locally hot Italian TV actor Brando Pacitto (“Braccialetti Rossi”); and young U.S. actors Joseph Haro (“Glee,” “Welcome to the Family”) and Taylor Frey (“Gossip Girl,” G.B.F.).

The two U.S. thesps — cast by prominent casting agent Denise Chamian, who worked with Muccino on his Will Smith-starrers — will play a young gay couple whom the Italian characters, Marco and Maria,
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Sky To Give Italo TV Drama ‘1992’ Multi-territory Launch Following Its Berlin Bow

Rome — Rupert Murdoch’s recently merged pan-European Sky pay-tv operation will segue its multiterritory launch of high-profile U.K. drama “Fortitude” with “1992,” the Italian skein about Italy’s watershed Clean Hands corruption probe, which has been picked up by Sky U.K. and Sky Deutschland.

“1992” is now set for simultaneous airing on March 24 on Sky Italia, Sky U.K., Sky Ireland, Sky Deutschland and Sky Austria, in a major coup for the Italian TV industry.

Produced by expanding Rome shigle Wildside, the 10-episode series revolving around six ordinary people whose lives are intertwined with the political and societal earthquake that swept away Italy’s post-war political establishment, will world-preem at the Berlin Film Festival on February 9, kicking off the fest’s new Berlinale Special section dedicated to TV drama series.

The series is being sold internationally by Germany’s Beta Film.

“Hot on the heels of our ‘Fortitude’ simulcast, another
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Mipcom: Beta, Sky Italia Follow ‘Gomorrah’ with Thriller ‘1992’

Mipcom: Beta, Sky Italia Follow ‘Gomorrah’ with Thriller ‘1992’
Cannes — Beta Film has partnered with Sky Italia and the Italian production outfit Wildside on thriller series “1992.”

The production, which comprises 10 hour-long episodes, will be a highlight of Sky Italia’s 2015 slate.

It is set in the midst of the political turmoil in Italy at the beginning of the 90s, which led to the collapse of the First Republic and the launch of the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) operation. As police and prosecutors dig deep into a web of illegal money transfers and organized crime, the power vacuum paves the way for new players, who seems to be mysteriously linked to one another.

“1992” is based on an idea of the Italian actor Stefano Accorsi (“The Last Kiss”), who also stars along with Guido Caprino (“War Story,” “In Treatment”), Domenico Diele (“All Cops Are Bastards”), Tea Falco (Bertolucci’s “Io e te”), Alessandro Roja (“Romanzo Criminale”) and Miriam Leone. The directors
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New UK quad poster for Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here

Next month sees the UK release of Wish I Was Here, former Scrubs star Zach Braff’s first directorial offering since 2004′s Garden State, and Koch Media Films has dropped a new UK poster for the Kickstarter-funded comedy drama, which we have for you here…

Wish I Was Here opens in the UK on September 19th, with Braff joined in the cast by Kate Hudson (The Killer Inside Me), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Josh Gad (Frozen), Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Pierce Gagnon (Looper), Michael Weston (The Last Kiss), the late James Avery (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air), and Mandy Patinkin (Homeland). Watch the trailer here.

The post New UK quad poster for Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Zach Braff is back and hopefully here to stay

Today marks the release of actor/filmmaker Zach Braff’s second directorial outing in Wish I Was Here, and it’s only his second film in a decade, after making his writing and directing debut with Garden State. During the past decade, he hasn’t even done too much in the way of movies, even after he left his hit television show Scrubs. Still, he’s got a new flick in theaters and I’m thrilled to have him back. Oddly enough though, a few articles this week have sort of bemoaned his return, so I wanted to counteract that negativity with some positivity, since I’m quite fond of his talents and hope he’s here to stay now. So, once again, I’m providing the optimist’s counterpoint. Braff spent the past ten years trying to get different projects off the ground, but they just never came to pass.
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‘Wish I Was Here’ Trailer #2: Zach Braff’s Pursuit Of Happiness

Most people probably remember Zach Braff from his long tenure on the now-defunct NBC sitcom Scrubs. Almost as many recollect his 2004 directorial debut, Garden State. (And no one thinks about 2006′s The Last Kiss, which Braff starred in and did uncredited rewrites on.) At present, though, people may best recognize Braff for the swelling kerfuffle over his decision to fund his latest effort, Wish I Was Here, through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter; it’s a case of contextual brouhaha overtaking actual discussion of the film itself.

A first glimpse of the movie via last month’s teaser trailer changed that somewhat; now, with the release of Wish I Was Here‘s full trailer, seen above, we may finally get around to talking about what Braff has up his sleeve and whether or not it’ll be worth watching. If anything, Wish I Was ...

Click to continue reading ‘Wish I Was Here
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Full trailer for Wish I Was Here debuts

Focus Features has debuted the first full trailer for Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-financed comedy-drama Wish I Was Here, which is scheduled for release on July 18th in the Us and in the UK on September 19th.

Wish I Was Here is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about his way of life, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.

Directed by Braff and co-written with his brother Adam, Wish I Was Here features a strong supporting cast alongside Braff in the lead, including Kate Hudson (The Killer Inside Me
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Review: The Joys of Terrible Theater, Celebrated in Stage Kiss

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Review: The Joys of Terrible Theater, Celebrated in Stage Kiss
Not content to defy credulity, The Last Kiss — an astonishingly vapid 1932 play by the justly forgotten team of Erbmann, Landor, and Marmel — dares to defy mathematics as well. After all, a big fat zero of a script like this should not be divisible by three. And a mere handful of bad actors should not be able to manufacture, as they have in the revival just opened in New Haven, a lifetime’s worth of theatrical disaster. Or so a reviewer might have responded to the dreadful play-within-a-play that makes up the first act of Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss, opening now — in reality — at Playwrights Horizons. Happily, I can report that Stage Kiss itself is a gift and a rarity: a superb new romantic comedy that does justice to both sides of the genre equation. It’s moving, smart, and flat-out hilarious.What’s especially wonderful is how it gets
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‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Director Hopes New Indie Puts Him Back on Studios’ Radar

‘Pursuit of Happyness’ Director Hopes New Indie Puts Him Back on Studios’ Radar
For Italian director Gabriele Muccino, making movies in Hollywood has been a roller-coaster ride that began at the top, working with Will Smith as helmer of “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds,” and came hurtling back to earth with 2012 train wreck “Playing for Keeps.”

“I started out on the top of Mount Everest, and then I fell flat on my face,” is how Muccino sums it up.

The helmer’s fourth American pic, Russell Crowe starrer “Fathers and Daughters,” is set to start shooting in April. The director hopes that vehicle will put him back on a rising track.

No high-profile Italian helmer, including Bernardo Bertolucci, has worked within the U.S. studio system as much as Muccino, who still makes movies in Italy.

His 2001 Italian dramedy “The Last Kiss” so wowed Smith that the actor hand-picked Muccino to direct 2006 hit “Happyness.” Then came “Seven Pounds,” considered by some
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Domenico Procacci’s Fandango Debuts Solo Sales Unit

After shuttering its London-based Fandango Portobello joint venture, Italian producer Domenico Procacci’s Fandango is kicking off sales solo at the Rome Film Festival’s Business Street mart on Rome opener “The Fifth Wheel,” produced by Fandango and Warner Bros. Italia.

Fandango Portobello had been set up in 2007 in partnership with Eric Abraham’s Portobello Pictures in London and was run by exec Janine Gold who exited when they closed up shop in March. Rome-based Fandango sales is headed Raffaella Di Giulio, who had been working in tandem with Gold.

“Wheel” toplines A-list Italo thesp Elio GermanoOur Life” as a Roman proletarian through whose eyes the past four decades of Italian life – including terrorism, corruption scandals, and Silvio Berlusconi’s rise to political power – unfold. “Wheel,” which is helmed by frequent Italo hit maker Giovanni Veronesi, is being released by WarnerBros, locally on 350 prints November 14. Rome’s informal Business
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Clip joint: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

She's carefree, quirky and criminally underwritten – say hello to some of cinema's most notable Mpdg offenders

This week's clip joint is by Dominic Kelly, who blogs at somewhereimnot.wordpress.com.

Manic Pixie Dream Girls (MPDGs), a recurring trope in the romantic genre, are happy-go-lucky, free spirited, criminally underwritten co-stars who exist solely as a vehicle for the stuffy, angsty and usually white male lead to discover himself and appreciate the wonders of the world. They're archetypes that get consumed, as parodied in a sketch by Us comedy group The Natural Disastronauts.

Earlier this year, movie writer Zoe Kazan spoke out against film criticism's discourse on the trope: "I think that to lump together all individual, original quirky women under that rubric is to erase all difference." She's completely right. Film needs challenging and surprising characters in order to bloom; the dismissal of any eccentric, remotely interesting female character as "just
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Movie Review: Playing for Keeps Can’t Stop Humping Its Own Leg

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Movie Review: Playing for Keeps Can’t Stop Humping Its Own Leg
It is entirely possible that I was expecting too much from Playing for Keeps, and it is also entirely possible that I’m the only one who was. Yes, the film stars several big-name actors who’ve turned appearing in terrible films into a virtual art form, and yes, the film was directed by Gabriele Muccino, last seen on U.S. shores suicide-bombing Will Smith’s career with the hilariously loathsome Seven Pounds. But once upon a time, Muccino was an elegant cinematic poet of Italian middle-class angst, in films like The Last Kiss (the Italian original, not the Zach Braff remake). He even managed to carry over his stylistic sensibilities into the touching modern American poverty drama The Pursuit of Happyness (also starring Smith).And Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are all actors who remain essentially likable; you keep waiting for them to appear in something decent
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