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Woody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environment

11 July 2017 8:18 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Woody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentWoody Harrelson talks War for the Planet of the Apes and his passion for the environmentDebra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine7/11/2017 10:18:00 Am

When Woody Harrelson was first offered a major part in War for the Planet of the Apes, he had visions of stepping into the skin of a primate.

Then he realized he was being asked to play the Colonel, an iron-fisted, ruthless soldier brought in to tamp down the now hyper-intelligent apes waging war with mankind.

The 55-year-old actor admits he was a bit chagrined. “I tried anything and everything to get them to come around, but they told me I was playing a human,” he explains, tongue in cheek, during a recent chat at a posh Manhattan hotel. Dressed in a blue T-shirt and hoodie, he’s approachable and irreverent. “I »

- Debra Wallace - Cineplex Magazine

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Woody Harrelson’s Lbj gets awards season release date

25 May 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Rob Reiner film Lbj has landed itself an awards season release date.

The biopic directed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson as the former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson, has managed to get itself an awards season release date.

The film is to be distributed by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment for a November 10th release, putting it right at the heart of awards season.

This of course bodes well for the film, not only speaking to the studio’s faith in the picture but also the exposure it is bound to get.

The movie will recount Johnson’s early days as president, taking office while the country was still mourning the assassination of JFK, as well as the surrounding Vietnam War and civil rights movement.

The movie is also set to star Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan, and Michael Stahl-David.

Harrelson has »

- Samuel Brace

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Oren Moverman Talks ‘The Dinner’ & Wanting To Make A Bruce Springsteen Biopic [Interview]

11 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Writer/director Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” “Rampart,” “Time Out Of Mind“) doesn’t do formulaic cinema. His latest movie, “The Dinner,” is no exception. The challenging film, with difficult characters, uncomfortable dialogue, and an intricate narrative structure, makes for an ambitious monster of a movie.

Richard Gere plays Stan Lohman, a controversial politician whose political life keeps being sidetracked by his clinically depressed brother Paul (Steve Coogan).

Continue reading Oren Moverman Talks ‘The Dinner’ & Wanting To Make A Bruce Springsteen Biopic [Interview] at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Kicks Off Summer 2017! -- The Weekend Warrior

4 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Kicks Off the Summer With a Sci-Fi Action-Comedy 

After three weeks of dominating the box office, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious is going to have to give way to a new movie, and that’s because the first weekend of May means that it’s officially...The Summer Movie Season!!!!

Just like the last couple years, the summer movie season is kicking off with a new movie from Marvel Studios, and their sequel Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 (Marvel Studios/Disney), reunites Chris Pratt as Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista’s Drax, Michael Rooker’s Yondu with the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as Groot and Rocket Racoon, for the next »

- Edward Douglas

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ to Blast Off to Massive $150 Million-Plus Opening

3 May 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Fate of the Furious” will hit the road after three weekends in first place.

Enter “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is set to kick off the summer box office with a bang. The latest from Disney and Marvel should blast off to a domestic opening in the range of $150 million to $170 million. A more conservative estimate from the studio pegged the opening at $140 million and change. Globally, the film should break $250 million this weekend.

The sequel to 2014’s smash hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” will open in 4,300 locations domestically, including 388 Imax screens. As an extra promotion through RealD, 558 spots will offer a 3D double feature starting with the first “Guardians” film and leading into a 7 p.m. screening of the sequel.

“Guardians 2” comes into the weekend with well over $100 million in the bank from international ticket sales. It made more than $106 million in its first weekend at 58% of overseas territories. »

- Seth Kelley

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'The Dinner' Review: Sibling Rivalry Drama Is an All-Star Acting Masterclass

3 May 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Oren Moverman doesn't make movies so much as set traps. His films as writer and director – the military-vet drama The Messenger, the bad-cop character study Rampart, the incredible portrait-of-a-homeless-man Time Out of Mind – are built to detonate. And when the explosion comes, the dust never really clears; you're left with shards that keep digging in, provocations you can't get out of your head. The Dinner, the latest missile from this brilliant Israeli-American filmmaker, is no exception. Based on the 2009 global bestseller by Dutch author Herman Koch, the movie follows the »

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The Dinner Review: The Most Excruciating Movie of 2017

2 May 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Dinner is an entirely unpleasant film about a group of appalling people. The premise and subject matter is at first intriguing, then precipitously breaks down into a jumbled mess. Director/writer Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Love & Mercy) takes an all-star cast downhill into flames here. That's hugely disappointing and a waste of talent.

Two couples meet for dinner at an exclusive restaurant. Steve Coogan stars as Paul Loman, a condescending and acidic former teacher with mental health issues. His relatively normal wife is Claire (Laura Linney). Richard Gere co-stars as Paul's older brother, Stan Loman; a polished congressman running for governor. Stan has a trophy second wife in Kate (Rebecca Hall), a tart social climber. Paul is resentful of Stan, who has had to deal with his brother's erratic nature.

The brothers dislike each other and have remained apart. Their sons have not, growing up as best friends into truly despicable teenagers. »

- MovieWeb

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Woody Harrelson webchat – your questions answered on Cheers, Trump and quitting dope

1 May 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star answered questions on English football, Clarence Darrow, living in Hawaii and directing his film, Lost in London, in one take

2.05pm BST

I'd just like to say thank you to everybody who took the time out of their day to be a part of this. I know there were a lot I didn't answer, but there were literally hundreds! I was a captive of how much time I had. Also, I really hope you guys go see Lost in London, because it's a labour of love, and a lot of great people spent a lot of time working on it. And having said all that - have a great day!

2.03pm BST

Proselytiser asks:

Cheers has withstood the test of time and is as charming now as it was 20 years ago. Did you have any inkling back then that you were joining a show destined for such longevity? »

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Richard Gere Has A New Career, Thanks To Two Israeli Filmmakers

13 April 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This is the story of how two Israeli filmmakers transformed a Buddhist movie star into Bob Dylan, a New York homeless man, a Manhattan Jewish fixer, and a politician with family issues. It started when Oren Moverman wrote “I’m Not There” with director Todd Haynes, who cast Richard Gere as one of six versions of Bob Dylan.

Several years later, Gere spotted Moverman across a crowded room. “It was an Academy event in New York,” Gere said. “It was a cocktail thing for new members.” Moverman introduced him to Oscar-nominated Joseph Cedar (”Footnote”). They wound up talking Middle East politics. “The three of us were getting along great,” said Gere, who told the men, “If you want to do something that has to do with the Middle East, even in a tangential way, talk to me.”

Read More: ‘Arbitrage’: Richard Gere Talks Indie Filmmaking and VOD

Before they parted ways, »

- Anne Thompson

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Richard Gere Has A New Career, Thanks To Two Israeli Filmmakers

13 April 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This is the story of how two Israeli filmmakers transformed a Buddhist movie star into Bob Dylan, a New York homeless man, a Manhattan Jewish fixer, and a politician with family issues. It started when Oren Moverman wrote “I’m Not There” with director Todd Haynes, who cast Richard Gere as one of six versions of Bob Dylan.

Several years later, Gere spotted Moverman across a crowded room. “It was an Academy event in New York,” Gere said. “It was a cocktail thing for new members.” Moverman introduced him to Oscar-nominated Joseph Cedar (”Footnote”). They wound up talking Middle East politics. “The three of us were getting along great,” said Gere, who told the men, “If you want to do something that has to do with the Middle East, even in a tangential way, talk to me.”

Read More: ‘Arbitrage’: Richard Gere Talks Indie Filmmaking and VOD

Before they parted ways, »

- Anne Thompson

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Andrew Garfield to produce and star in journalist drama Black Lion

28 March 2017 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield has landed a new role in the film Black Lion, which is being produced by Stay Gold Features from a script by Alessandro Camon, co-writer of The Messenger. Garfield will produce alongside Stay Gold’s Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Rupert Fowler.

Black Lion will tell the true story of Carlos Mavroleon, an English/Greek heir to a shipping empire who shifted into a career in journalism. He was known for taking on daring assignments as he reported on battlefields all over the world. Black Lion will focus on his final assignment where he sneaked into Afghanistan’s tribal territories after President Bill Clinton’s 1998 missile strikes against Osama Bin Ladin and his forces in the region. Mavroleon was one of the first to discover a link between Pakistan and the Taliban, but days after his discovery he was found dead in his motel room.

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Andrew Garfield to Star as Afghanistan War Reporter in Indie ‘Black Lion’

28 March 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Andrew Garfield will star as real-life Afghanistan War reporter Carlos Mavroleon in the indie “Black Lion” for Stay Gold Pictures, the company announced Tuesday. Garfield will also produce the film with Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg, with Nicholas Mavroleon, Aidan Hartley, and Alessandro Camon as executive producers. The project is based off a pitch by Camon, who received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for co-writing the screenplay for “The Messenger.” Mavroleon was the Harvard-educated heir to an English/Greek shipping empire who decided to leave Wall Street behind and take on the most dangerous assignments in journalism. Also Read: Scarlett Johansson Defends. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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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 »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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

12 March 2017 7:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com 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 »

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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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