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As far as underrated actors go, Paul Schneider certainly ranks up there. With understated roles in films like Away We Go, Lars and the Real Girl, Elizabethtown and a two season role on "Parks & Recreation," he's proven to be a likeable everyman. Now he's back with a new indie ensemble drama called Goodbye to All That, a drama that marks the directorial debut of Junebug screenwriter Angus MacLachlan. The film follows a domesticated father and husband whose life is thrown into upheaval when his wife wants a divorce. Cue the struggle of being single again and trying to date. But this looks genuine and honest. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Angus MacLachlan's Goodbye to All That, originally from Yahoo: Goodbye to All That is written and directed by Angus MacLachlan (writer of Junebug) Otto Wall (Paul Schneider of All the Real Girls, Away We Go) is your typical suburban husband and father, »
- Ethan Anderton
A few years ago, hot off the back of Bronson and Valhalla Rising, Nicolas Winding Refn was in Hollywood developing a film with Harrison Ford. Disagreements over the ending meant neither Ford nor Winding Refn remained attached the film. The upside was that Ford gave the Dane some very strong pills for the flu he was suffering from. While under the influence of these tablets, he had a meeting with the star of The Notebook and Lars and the Real Girl, and because he was not firing on all cylinders, he ended the meeting early and asked the actor to drive him home. Flicking through radio stations on the drive back to his hotel, Winding Refn said that this is what he wanted to make a film about; a guy driving round La listening to electropop. »
- Oliver Davis
By Anjelica Oswald
Justin Simien’s feature debut Dear White People is a satirical comedy that deals with intra- and inter-race relations at a fictional Ivy League university after a group of white students throw a “black-themed” party. The film — which has been critically acclaimed and holds a 97% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes — opened this weekend in limited release, receiving an average of $31,273 from 11 theaters. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the festival. Simien, who wrote and directed the film, used to work on studio publicity and is now getting his own Oscar campaign from Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, the distributors for Dear White People. The film covers social issues that people often choose not to acknowledge and does so in a smart, humorous way. Though these types of films may cover topics the Academy is often wary of, »
- Anjelica Oswald
Thus far, Ryan Gosling has managed to enjoy a successful career without starring in any franchise or studio tentpole films. His taste has varied nevertheless, ranging from moody dramas like Half Nelson and Drive to lighter films like Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Lars and the Real Girl. Gosling is currently gearing up to start filming writer/director Shane Black’s 1970s crime noir The Nice Guys opposite Russell Crowe, but the actor’s no-franchise status may soon be changing. Gosling is reportedly mulling over the possibility of starring in one of a trio of high-profile studio films: Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Summit’s The Secret Life of Houdini, and Warner Bros.’ DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. More after the jump. The folks over at Heat Vision are reporting that Gosling is showing interest in making a franchise play by mulling over a lead role in three major films. Marvel is »
- Adam Chitwood
This Morning is well known for its surprising array of guests, and this latest appearance is no different.
In their year together as a couple, the pair have spent over £20,000 on five different sex dolls, and regularly welcome the dolls into bed with them.
Hockey, who was accompanied by a doll named Bianca, said that he owned the doll before he started a relationship with Bigelow, and that Bianca had starred in Lars and the Real Girl opposite Ryan Gosling.
Bigelow would later admit that it was her idea to introduce the dolls into the bedroom.
The couple describe their unique arrangement as "a threesome without anyone getting hurt", and have a range of male and female dolls for them to, um, play with.
After hearing »
Directed by noted theatre director Simon Stone, the film is a “contemporary portrait of family love, dysfunction, deception and denial, inspired by Stone’s award-winning re-imagining of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’.” The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left years before.
It is produced by Fate Films, with producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue. Financing comes from Screen Australia and Screen Nsw.
Roadshow Films, which also backed the project from its development stages, will distribute in Australia and New Zealand. Mongrel Film handles international sales.
- Patrick Frater
Production is set to begin in September on the new Walt Disney Studios film The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Star Trek), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Ocean’s Thirteen), and Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde).
The thriller, which will be directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Lars and the Real Girl) and produced by Jim Whitaker (Cinderella Man) and Dorothy Aufiero (The Fighter), will shoot on location in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts. “We are thrilled to be able to film The Finest Hours on location in Massachusetts, and are grateful to the Massachusetts Film Office for all their support,” says Aufiero.
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod, literally ripping it in half. »
- Mike Tyrkus
Disney's Coast Guard thriller The Finest Hours is starting production later this month. The period piece, which is being directed by Craig Gillespie, has some serious talent attached to it, including Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Holliday Grainger.
The Finest Hours, based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Touglas, is set in 1952 and focuses on four Coast Guard members that use a lifeboat in a desperate attempt to rescue 30 sailors who are stranded in freezing water after a horrible storm stroked their oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod. The script was written by Oscar nominees Paul Tamsay, Eric Johnson, and Scott Silver.
The film will be released in the U.S. in Fall 2015.
Source: TheWrap »
- Laura Frances
Production is scheduled to begin in September on The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Star Trek”), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella,” “Bonnie & Clyde”).
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.
“The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is »
- Michelle McCue
Disney's water drama “The Finest Hours” is finally ready to set sail. “Star Trek” leading man Chris Pine and Oscar-nominee Casey Affleck will star in the fact-based film, which will be directed by Craig Gillespie. The “Million Dollar Arm” and “Lars and the Real Girl” helmer replaces “R.I.P.D.” director Robert Schwentke, who left to direct a “Divergent” sequel. Also read: Chris Pine to Anchor Disney's Coast Guard Drama ‘The Finest Hours’ The 1952-set film focuses on four Coast Guard members that uses a lifeboat in a desperate attempt to rescue 30 sailors who are stranded in freezing water after a horrible storm strikes their oil tanker. »
- Jordan Zakarin
[Press Release] Burbank, Calif. (September 9, 2014) – Production is scheduled to begin in September on “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Star Trek”), Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Casey Affleck (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Holliday Grainger (“Cinderella,” “Bonnie & Clyde”). The thriller, which will be directed by Craig Gillespie (“Million Dollar Arm,” “Lars and the Real Girl”), will shoot on location in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts. In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high »
- Pietro Filipponi
This September, Walt Disney Pictures and director Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm, Lars And The Real Girl) will go into production on the U.S. coast guard rescue flick, The Finest Hours. Tapped to star in this film based on a true story will be Chris Pine of Star Trek fame, and Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone, Ocean's Thirteen). The flick will be shot on in Quincy and Chatham, Massachusetts. The story goes like this: In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East »
- Sean Wist
Update: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won't die, and hopefully the new cast will give it the breath of life it needs to make the parody film work. Lily Collins is now out, but Lily James (the new Cinderella) is in. Other new cast members include Sam Riley (Maleficent), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Romeo & Juliet) as Mr. Darcy's friend Bingley and Emma Greenwell ("Shameless") as Bingley's sister, and Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings) as the handsome Lt. Wickham. It hasn't been clarified if Riley is playing Mr. Darcy or if that role has yet to be cast.
May 2, 2013: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) will star in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and, in doing so, brings the project back from grave. Burr Steers (17 Again) will direct, which - if you're counting - makes the project's the fifth director. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagining of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
In between Mad Men seasons, Jon Hamm has understandably steered away from roles that could be seen as riffs on the Don Draper persona - he'll pop up as the sleazy booty call in Bridesmaids, or the dangerously dumb Dr Drew in 30 Rock. But the affable Million Dollar Arm opens with Hamm's sports agent Jb Bernstein practising his smooth, confident pitch for a prospective new client.
This might be in the ballpark of the Draper hard sell, but here nobody's buying it. Bernstein's independent management company has hit the skids, with most of their star players now past their prime, and behind the slick exterior lies desperation: he urgently needs to sign new star talent in order to turn things around. So begins a true story which Thomas McCarthy »
The upcoming sports drama follows the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who became the first Indian nationals ever to sign with an American sports club.
Million Dollar Arm is released in the UK on August 29. »
Talk about a hot seat.
Talk about a hot seat.
Ryan Gosling in a Loin Cloth Wins #Tbt
First off, whoever came up with this chair deserves a medal. Ryan Gosling chair is the best thing. No matter who you are, guy or girl, we can probably all agree that the guy from Drive and The Notebook should have his face on all the chairs. But we wanted to know why this is the perfect chair for Jane Fonda specifically.
1. To match her Ryan Gosling couch.
2. The best chairs are sturdy, strong, silent types.
3. To have heated seats without running up the energy bill.
4. To make Eva Mendes' chair »
According to The Nerdiot, these 80 films will be removed from Netflix at 11:59 tonight. If you’re suddenly having a panic attack about all the great cinema you’re missing, don’t worry. Just take a deep breath, make an excuse to leave work, and embark on a summer Netflix marathon.
Come for the pump-up music and montages, stay for the pre-u.S.A.-Belgium infusion of patriotism, as Sylvester Stallone trains to face off against a heavyweight champ in John G. Avildsen’s 1976 boxing film. We won’t judge if you slip off into the sequels. …Actually, that depends on the sequel. »
- Jackson McHenry
As a celebration of the unprecedented number of Canadian films that competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival, Moviefone Canada is highlighting each of these works.
When Nicholas Winding Refn's "Drive" hit theatres, it startled many moviegoers that had pegged Ryan Gosling as just another in a long line of pretty-boy actors -- sympathetic with clearly defined abs, but a performer who picked relatively safe projects to delve into.
For those paying a closer attention, it was his compelling turn in "Lars And The Real Girl," a tale of a man that falls in love with an anatomically accurate doll, that showed the slightly off-kilter direction that he was heading in.
His previous film with Refn, "Only God Forgives," bowed last Cannes and split the opinion of critics; some lauded it as a masterpiece, some saw it as an indulgent if pretty-to-look-at mess.
Critics were equally split with "Lost River, »
- Jason Gorber
Ryan Gosling aimed high with Lost River. The actor's first attempt at directing opened at Cannes on Tuesday and is in competition for one of the festival's top prizes, the Un Certain Regard. Unfortunately, his freshman effort - in which he doesn't appear on screen - is getting slammed by critics in the wake of its debut. One of the main complaints? That the film, which Gosling also wrote, feels like a mishmash of established directors' styles: David Lynch, Terrence Malick, and Gosling's Drive and Only God Forgives director, Nicolas Winding Refn, among them. That may be true, but when I caught the Cannes premiere screening of Lost River, I was struck more by all the elements in the movie that reminded me of elements from other Ryan Gosling movies. Here are a few devices, props, and people from Gosling's past work that pop up in subtle - and not »
- Lindsay Miller
Ryan Gosling has always been one to go a little against the grain. He could have easily been leading big studio tentpoles at multiple points in his career, but time and time again he’s opted instead to take challenging roles in films like Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, and Drive. Most recently, Gosling took things even further by setting out to make his directorial debut on an ambitious film called Lost River. Possibly due to their relationship with the actor on Gangster Squad and Crazy, Stupid, Love., Warner Bros. agreed to distribute the offbeat film, which was admittedly a bit out of character for the studio given its propensity for shepherding larger-scale films. Well now the studio appears to be rethinking its decision, as the strongly negative response to Lost River at the Cannes Film Festival has the studio looking to sell the project to an indie distributor. »
- Adam Chitwood
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