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18 items from 2017

Patrick Dempsey to make directing debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

14 March 2017 4:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei.

Fresh from helping Bridget Jones to have a baby, American actor and racing driver Patrick Dempsey (Grey’s Anatomy) is attached to make his directorial debut on one of the segments for anthology film, Berlin I Love You, which is part of The Cities Of Love franchise.

Dempsey’s involvement was confirmed by the project’s producer, Claus Clausen (The Messenger), who has revealed several changes in names attached to the project, now due to shoot in the summer. 

Of the original crop of directors announced in 2015, Giuseppe Tornatore, Marjane Satrapi and Jan-Ole Gerster have withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts.

However, Til Schweiger, Massy Tadjedin (director of Last Night with Keira Knightly and Eva Mendes), Dempsey, artist Ai Weiwei, Shekhar Kapur and Tom van Averamaet are on board.

Clausen said that shooting will begin in June or July and »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Wilson In St. Louis

12 March 2017 7:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her.

The movie had its World Premiere at the 2017 The Sundance Film Festival.

Fox Searchlight will release Wilson in theaters March 24, 2017.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of Wilson on March 20th at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

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Woody Harrelson is starring in the third installment of the Planet of The Apes, entitled War For The Planet Of The Apes, directed by Matt Reeves. Additionally he directed, produced and starred in an unprecedented live feature film Lost In London in January »

- Movie Geeks

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‘The Dinner’ Trailer: A Not-So-Light Meal with the Family

1 March 2017 8:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Oren Moverman is a hell of a storyteller. Love & Mercy, The MessengerRampart, and I’m Not There are movies fueled by beauty and pain. The emotions are almost always palpable in his stories. The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter has directed another film, The Dinner, which reunites him with his Time Out of Mind star, Richard Gere. Below, watch The Dinner trailer. Gere plays Stan Lohman, a congressman running […]

The post ‘The Dinner’ Trailer: A Not-So-Light Meal with the Family appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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The Orchard Serve Up New Trailer For The Dinner

28 February 2017 12:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

May 5th sees the release of Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, a dark family drama starring Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall. To get the ball rolling, The Orchard have now served up a fresh trailer to give audiences an idea of what to expect, and it certainly looks interesting.

Gere plays Stan Lohman, a popular congressman embroiled in an election campaign. He invites Steve Coogan’s estranged little brother Paul and Laura Linney’s Claire to join for dinner with his wife in one of the hottest haute-cuisine restaurants in town. But this isn’t some polite soiree, and things rapidly go south as it’s revealed that the sons of the two couples have committed an awful crime that’s shocked America.

Paranoid that their identities will be revealed, the parents debate over what course of action to take. As the meal is served, the »

- David James

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Berlin Review: ‘The Dinner’ Bites Off More Than it Can Chew

11 February 2017 5:01 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There’s much to talk about over The Dinner, a rather cold and over-flowing plate of black comedy and moral conundrums that leaves one with a certain sinking feeling. It’s the first English-language adaptation of Herman Koch’s 2009 best-selling novel of the same name and the latest film from Israeli-American writer-director Oren Moverman. Unraveling in the confined locations — aside from a number of extended flashbacks — of a laughably swank eatery, Moverman’s adaptation of the text has the feeling of a pressure-cooker stage play, the type where everybody shouts and few people listen. Indeed, it’s the type of unpleasantness that might cause the viewer to recall Roman Polanski’s Carnage (or perhaps Yasmina Reza’s stage play upon which Carnage was based), a film that boasted equally detestable characters although, perhaps, played with slightly more subtlety and restraint.

Indeed, simply mentioning Carnage and “subtlety” in the same sentence »

- Rory O'Connor

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The Dinner review [Berlinale]: Dir. Oren Moverman (2017)

11 February 2017 1:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Dinner review: Writer and director Oren Moverman follows up films like Rampart and The Messenger with this modern day drama, an adaptation of Herman Koch’s novel.

The Dinner review by Paul Heath at the Berlin Film Festival 2017.

The Dinner review

Oren Moverman re-teams with Richard Gere for The Dinner, a new drama with comedic elements, an adaptation of the novel by Dutch author Herman Koch.

The film is largely set during the events of one particular, highly-charged evening, and is structured using the various dinner courses, from the aperitif through to dessert, cheeses etc (you get the idea). We are first introduced to Steve Coogan‘s character, Paul, who is having a light, though slightly heated conversation with his wife Claire (Laura Linney) about going out for dinner as they finish off getting ready. Gere plays the role of congressman Stan Lohman, Paul’s brother, one half of »

- Paul Heath

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Berlin Film Review: ‘The Dinner’

10 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Dinner” has a catchy atmosphere of disturbance. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, and adapted from the best-selling novel by Herman Koch (first published in the Netherlands in 2009), the film ultimately descends from the genre invented by “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Two couples assemble for a “civilized” get-together — dinner and drinks, conversation that starts off as relatively polite. But as the evening wears on, they reveal themselves (or maybe peel themselves, layer by layer) until the hidden violence at the core of their civility stands naked.

The last time this was tried in a movie, in Roman Polanski’s “God of Carnage” (2011), the staging was Ok, but the play itself was awful — a chain of contrivances that just got loopier. Koch’s novel is a far more captivating work, and Moverman, the gifted director of “Rampart” and “The Messenger,” is a shrewd naturalistic showman who knows how »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘The Dinner’ Review: Steve Coogan and Richard Gere Are Enraged Siblings in Oren Moverman’s Intense Family Drama — Berlinale 2017

10 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oren Moverman is responsible for two of the most impressive American screenplays of the past 10 years, “I’m Not There.” and “Love & Mercy,” both of which turn ambitious approaches to personal stories into surprisingly accessible dramas. As a director, Moverman has shown a rougher edge.

His first two features, “The Messenger” and “Rampart,” were gritty, intimate stories of angry men screwed by the system that employs them (the military and the police force, respectively), while 2014’s “Time Out of Mind” took a similar approach to a man rejected by the system altogether (Richard Gere, playing a decrepit homeless man in New York). Moverman assembles these rickety dramas in piecemeal, gradually developing psychological tension out from the moments that form their lives, like a series of sparklers ignited one by one until they form a blazing whole.

His latest effort, “The Dinner,” is a firecracker from the start. While hobbled by »

- Eric Kohn

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Berlinale: Richard Gere Blasts Trump Over Refugee Policies

10 February 2017 7:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actor Richard Gere excoriated U.S. President Donald Trump for spreading fear, saying the most vile thing he had done was “conflating two words: refugee and terrorist.”

“That is his biggest crime, conflating those two words. A refugee is someone who seeks refuge; it is someone we need to help,” Gere told a news conference at the Berlinale on Friday. “The number of hate crimes in the U.S. went up enormously when Donald Trump began running for president. There are leaders who spread fear. It’s happening here, too.”

Gere spoke after a screening of his competition film “The Dinner,” an intense drama about two families dealing with a horrifying crime committed by the sons and, in a larger sense, with issues of anger and politics.

Steve Coogan, Laura Linney, and Rebecca Hall also star in the film, an adaptation of Herman Koch’s Dutch novel of the same name. »

- Ed Meza

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Horror Highlights: Blood & Gourd, Havenhurst Q&A, Blind Sun, MST3K Vol. 38 DVD, Arbor Demon, Plaga Zombie: American Invasion

10 February 2017 6:57 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Comic readers who are fans of Blood & Gourd can now download the first two issues of the series on ComiXology. Also in today's Highlights: a Q&A with Havenhurst director Andrew C. Erin, a clip and a trailer for Blind Sun, Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume 38 DVD release details, Arbor Demon acquisition info, and the trailer for Plaga Zombie: American Invasion.

Blood & Gourd Comixology Digital Download Details: The first two issues of Blood & Gourd are now available as digital downloads on ComiXology! If you prefer to collect your comics in physical form, you can limited print copies at


Q&A with Havenhurst Director Andrew C. Erin: From the Press Release: "Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. Co-written by Erin (Sam's Lake, Simple Things) and Daniel Farrands (Amityville: The Awakening, »

- Tamika Jones

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Berlin: Oren Moverman Talks 'The Dinner' and Making Films in the Trump Era (Q&A)

9 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Oren Moverman’s films — the military drama The Messenger, Rampart, about police corruption, or Time Out of Mind, an examination of the plight of the homeless in New York — are steadfastly, though never overtly, political. They have proven a tough sell in an industry that can favor escapism over realism and easy thrills over complexity (though The Messenger earned the Israel-born, New York-based director and screenwriter an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay in 2010).

In the Trump era, however, political activism is back in fashion. Moverman’s new film — The Dinner, which premieres in competition in »

- Scott Roxborough

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Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan & Rebecca Hall Have ‘The Dinner’ in First Trailer

8 February 2017 12:07 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

What is the line between family and business? How far would you go to protect your child? These seem to be some of the questions boiling at the surface in the first trailer for the mystery thriller, The Dinner. An adaptation of the international best-selling novel by Herman Koch, the film focuses on the titular event wherein things get messy fast (no, sadly, it’s not a food fight).

Starring Richard GereLaura LinneySteve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall as the four diners, they all must debate the morality of the mysterious situation at hand. Helmed by acclaimed director Oren Moverman (The MessengerRampart), The Dinner looks to weave a tangled web of cover-ups and hard truths. See the trailer below, with a nod to Entertainment Weekly, for the film that also stars Chloë Sevigny and will premiere at Berlinale shortly.

A look at how far parents will go to protect their children. »

- Mike Mazzanti

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First Trailer for Oren Moverman's 'The Dinner' Premiering at Berlinale

8 February 2017 3:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Orchard has revealed the first official trailer for an indie drama titled The Dinner, which is premiering at the Berlin Film Festival starting this week. The Dinner is the latest film from director Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart, Time Out of Mind), adapted from the novel by Herman Koch. The film is about two couples that meet at a restaurant for dinner, discussing a situation involving their children. It's a look at how far parents will go to protect their children. The two couples are: Richard Gere & Rebecca Hall and Steve Coogan & Laura Linney. Also featuring Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Adepero Oduye and Joel Bissonnette. There is obviously more going on here than just a dinner, I'm curious to see this. Here's the first official trailer for Oren Moverman's The Dinner, originally from EW (on YouTube): While dining together at a restaurant, two couples (Richard Gere & Rebecca Hall »

- Alex Billington

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‘The Dinner’ Trailer: Richard Gere and Steve Coogan Face Off In Oren Moverman’s New Psychological Thriller

7 February 2017 11:14 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Berlin Film Festival begins this Thursday, February 9, and will feature such premieres as Aki Kurasami’s “The Other Side of Hope,” Sally Potter’s “The Party” and Oren Moverman’s new psychological thriller “The Dinner,” about a claustrophobic double date gone completely awry.

Read More: 5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

The film follows Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a well-known politician, who invites his brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) out to dinner at a hip restaurant. Though Paul reluctantly agrees to go, he’s stunned by Stan’s insistence that they air their dirty laundry, particularly a horrific crime their children have committed but has yet to surface. It co-stars Chloë Sevigny (“The Last Days of Disco”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine”), Charlie Plummer (“King Jack”) and Adepero Oduye (“Pariah”). Watch a trailer for the film below via EW.

This is Moverman’s fourth feature film, »

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Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan & Rebecca Hall Break Bread In First Trailer For Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’

7 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you put Richard GereLaura LinneySteve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall around a table — real or cinematic — we’d gladly break bread with them. And the cast alone, coupled with the talented Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart“) behind the camera, make “The Dinner” one we’re keen to see.

Continue reading Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan & Rebecca Hall Break Bread In First Trailer For Oren Moverman’s ‘The Dinner’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Pregnant Laura Prepon Steps Out with Baby Bump at Sundance Film Festival

24 January 2017 6:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Orange Is the New Baby Bump!

Laura Prepon stepped out at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Sunday — showing off her growing belly in a snug black sweater, slim jeans, a fur-trimmed green winter coat and a grey hat.

The 36-year-old Orange Is the New Black star is expecting her first child with fiancé Ben Foster, a source confirmed to People on Monday.

The low-key couple were engaged in October. Though they’ve kept their relationship quiet, the expecting parents have known each other for 18 years.

Related Video: Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Expecting First Child

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Laura Prepon and Ben Foster Expecting First Child

23 January 2017 4:25 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Laura Prepon is pregnant!

The Orange Is the New Black star, 36, is expecting her first child with fiancé Ben Foster, a source confirms to People.

The news comes a day after the couple attended the Creative Coalition’s annual Spotlight Awards at the Kia Supper Suite during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night.

“Ben seemed really protective and kept very close to Laura the entire night. He was holding on to her arm as they walked in and kept by her side during the dinner,” an onlooker tells People. “Neither of them got up much to mingle. They definitely enjoyed dinner. »

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Woody Harrelson Reveals He Was Robbed at Gunpoint After Booking 'Cheers'

22 January 2017 11:46 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Woody Harrelson is now a veteran actor known for starring in films like Kingpin, The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger (and soon the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff), but it turns out when he was just about to get his big break in the business, he had a harrowing experience.

Harrelson, at the Sundance Film Festival with his latest film Wilson, dropped by The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance lounge where he revealed that he had been robbed at gunpoint early on in his career.

He had just booked Cheers, the show that would launch his career. He bought a »

- Rebecca Ford

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