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While Grey Sloan was overrun with victims of a massive wildfire, the staff grappled with personal issues in season 12?s winter finale, ?Things We Lost in the Fire.? Rumors circulated regarding the source of Owen's hatred of Riggs. Miranda dealt with her first hospital-wide crisis as Chief. Amelia found herself shut out by Owen and once again at odds with Meredith. Jo's crisis of confidence reached its zenith. The connection between Owen and Riggs was revealed and somebody received a proposal. For more on what happened in the eighth episode of season 12, read the recap. »
Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead if you have not seen the Nov. 19 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” titled “Things We Lost in the Fire.”
“Grey’s Anatomy’s” new leading man Martin Henderson has ruffled many feathers since he walked into Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as Dr. Nathan Riggs.
Butting heads with Owen (Kevin McKidd), the entire medical staff — and plenty of viewers — have been wondering what went on in the past between Owen and Nathan, and Thursday night’s midseason finale finally shed more light on the dueling duo’s history.
A big fire brought tons of injured firefighters into the hospital, marking Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) first huge crisis since assuming her role as chief. Among the firefighters was Owen’s mother’s boyfriend, who ended up being treated by Nathan, much to Owen’s dismay. With Owen mad that his enemy was performing surgery on his mother’s man, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The wildfire raging near Grey Sloan wasn’t the only thing blazing in the fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy — tempers were so hot around the hospital that the docs were lucky they didn’t set off the sprinklers. Which clashes got the most heated? Read on and find out!
Hot Under The Collar | As “Things We Lost in the Fire” began, we still didn’t know the reason that Owen loathes Nathan. (Although at least I had learned that Riggs is McKiwi, not McAussie. Apologies — my bad! »
First things first. Not to brag, but I totally called it last week when I speculated that the Owen Hunt/Nathan Riggs tension was not war-related, as we were clearly being led to assume, but some sort of family/childhood/personal thing. Told ya. More on that later. In the meantime, let us tally the cliffhangers in the Grey's Anatomy Winter Finale, "Things We Lost In The Fire". By my count, there are at least four, if you'll pardon the pun, burning questions left unanswered, along with a slew of other developments. On your mark. Get set. Go!!!
From ABC: "As the rumor mill around the hospital continues to spiral out of control, Grey Sloan Memorial is flooded with injured firefighters from a nearby wildfire. Maggie struggles to keep things with Andrew professional at work; meanwhile, Jo questions Alex?s priorities." »
Recently, ABC served up then new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" episode 8 of season 12. Th episode is entitled, "Things We Lost In the Fire," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty dramatic and interesting stuff go down as Alex catches heat from Jo about his priorities. Maggie struggles to keep her professionalism with Andrew, and more! In the new, 8th episode press release: Owen Is Forced To Acknowledge His Past On ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." Press release number 2: As the rumor mill around the hospital continues to spiral out of control, Grey Sloan Memorial will be flooded with injured firefighters from a nearby wildfire. Maggie is going to struggle to keep things with Andrew professional at work. Meanwhile, Jo will question Alex's priorities on the winter finale of "Grey's Anatomy." The episode was written by was written by Tia Napolitano ,and it was directed by Rob Corn. »
Benicio Del Toro is a pretty singular talent in the industry, so it’s never a surprise when he does worth worthy of being honored. This year, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards have seen fit to bestow upon him the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Sicario. Of course, Del Toro more or less stole that film, so it’s a totally viable honor. He’s going to be in play for an Oscar nod in Best Supporting Actor, but regardless of if that nom happens or not, this shows how he’s still crafting memorable supporting characters. That’s always been Del Toro’s bread and butter, so this is just a perfect citation for him… Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor: dick clark productions announced that Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for Sicario. »
- Joey Magidson
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that director Sam Mendes will discuss his craft and career at an event in London on Nov 30.
As part of the ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ series, Mendes will discuss a career that includes new James Bond film Spectre.
A renowned theatre director, Mendes made his cinematic directorial debut with American Beauty in 1999, which won six BAFTAs, including Best Film. The film also won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mendes.
In 2002, Mendes’ second film Road to Perdition won two BAFTAs and received six Oscar nominations.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
As recently reported, there's been a change at the top of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Collateral Beauty, with Hugh Jackman forced to drop out due to a schedule clash with Wolverine 3. There was some talk of Johnny Depp being sought to step in, but apparently that went nowhere, because the official word this morning is that Will Smith has picked up the baton. He'll co-star with Rooney Mara.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably now Smith - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down.Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start »
Key players from two of this year’s biggest indie darlings are teaming up, with word that The End of the Tour star Jason Segel is joining the cast of Collateral Beauty, the next film from Me, Earl & the Dying Girl helmer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Segel will join the already-cast Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in the pic, which follows a New York advertising executive (Jackman) who experiences a crippling personal tragedy. His co-workers devise an unusual way to break him out of his depression, and the results are far different than anything that they could have expected. Gomez-Rejon is expected to shoot the project this fall.
Though the actor’s involvement isn’t a done deal yet, it’s a great move for Segel, who ventured into more dramatic territory recently when playing tormented novelist David Foster Wallace in the James Ponsoldt-directed End of the Tour. Simply put, he delivered a career-best, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Following Joe Wright's Pan, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are already both set to work together again on Collateral Beauty, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's follow-up to his Sundance hit Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. Now it's looking as if they'll be joined by Jason Segel, who's in talks to take on an as-yet unspecified role.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably Jackman's character - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down. Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start on television with Glee and American Horror Story. He also »
Having just worked together as, respectively, Blackbeard and Tiger Lily on Joe Wright's Pan, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara are set to be reunited. They've both signed on for Collateral Beauty, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's follow-up to his Sundance hit Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which according to Variety revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably Jackman's character - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down. Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start on television with Glee and American Horror Story. He also directed this last year's clever remake of »
Written for the screen by Christopher Kyle
Directed by Susanne Bier
USA/France/Czech Republic, 2014
Based on a bestselling novel by Ron Rash, Serena, as brought to the screen by director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Christopher Kyle, feels like a husk of an adaptation even to one completely unfamiliar with the source material. It’s the sort of film that, at least in the form prepped for theatrical release, makes one inclined to believe its makers have completely lost the ability to tell a story. And it’s not like that ever seems like a deliberate stylistic choice, with Bier actually focusing on some thematic flourish off on the sidelines. Serena is always focused on its plot. Its perpetually rushed, choppily told, borderline confusing plot.
Part of the trouble in the telling is that the film’s a tonal mess. In her native Denmark, and with American cinema forays »
- Josh Slater-Williams
The companies declined to comment.
Neal Street, part-owned by the “Spectre” and “Skyfall” director, put itself up for sale in November for about £40 million ($63.8 million). The company was founded in 2003 by Mendes, Pippa Harris and Caro Newling.
Its film credits include Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Revolutionary Road” and Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Jarhead,” which were both directed by Mendes, and Susanne Bier’s “Things We Lost in the Fire.” Neal Street is also developing an adaptation of Enid Blyton’s “Magic Faraway Tree” books.
Neal Street’s TV credits include John Logan’s “Penny Dreadful,” which was commissioned by Showtime; “Call the Midwife” for the BBC; and “The Hollow Crown,” which is a series of Shakespeare adaptations for the BBC and Wnet. Stage shows include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Shrek. »
- Dave McNary
Place Beyond the Pines: Bier’s Ungainly Period Piece Revels in Unintentional Gaffs
Danish director Susanna Bier’s second English language film, Serena, has gained a bit of notoriety after an unexpected delayed theatrical release in the Us. A melodramatically inclined period piece based on a novel by Ron Rash (author of The World Made Straight, of which an adaptation was released earlier this year), the lush production design and starry cast creates a misleading veneer, which slowly gives way to a rather kooky portrait of its eponymous lead character. Presented with soberingly grim determination, the film lapses into unintentionally laughable territory, though not to a degree worthy of camp aesthetic or cult following.
Filming shortly after their award winning collaboration on 2012’s The Silver Linings Playbook, the first onscreen reunion of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper finally saw a premiere at the 2014 London Film Festival and reactions have been »
- Nicholas Bell
Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier isn’t without her misfires, especially when it comes to her American films. The Things We Lost in the Fire is a dry drama saved by Benicio del Toro’s performance, but when it comes to her latest American picture, Serena, it’s an impossible mission for her two stars to make this long-in-development adaptation anything more than a stiff, awkward, […] »
- Jack Giroux
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.
Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.
Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.
20. Billy Zane
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