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Check Out Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick And Gemma Arteron’s Head In New Images For The Voices

18 December 2014 1:50 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »


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Following its premiere at Sundance this year, The Voices hit the festival circuit and bagged a cloud of mixed reviews. In spite of its calamitous debut, the scattered horror comedy has at last been granted a simultaneous VOD and theatrical U.S. release date. Along with that, a couple of new images have made their way online to remind us of how eccentric this film truly is.

Directed by Persepolis‘ helmer Marjane Satrapi, The Voices is all about Ryan Reynolds’ everyman Jerry. He works hard at his 9-5 gig in a bathtub factory and is in desperate need of a date. With the assistance of his court-appointed shrink (Jacki Weaver), he plucks up the courage to ask out Fiona (Gemma Arterton), the office hottie. »

- Gem Seddon

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The Best Challenged or Banned Comics

24 September 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As some of you may know, the American Library Association has chosen to focus on banned comic books for this year’s Banned Books Week. For those of you who are unaware, Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read. The week-long celebration was first set up by the American Library Association in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of books that were challenged by parents. Last year alone, over three hundred challenges were reported to the Ala. Unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Most books that have been challenged by parents and teachers are quietly removed from the shelves of libraries, including a number of classic works.

This year, the Ala has partnered with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to draw attention to the comic books that parent most frequently object to. While many comics are simply entertainment, some of »

- Cory Weddell

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L'Etrange 2014: The Voices Speaks To Voters At Festival's End

15 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

One of the great fantastic film festivals came to a close last night. Paris' l'Etrange Festival closed out its 20th edition by honoring Marjane Satrapi's The Voices with not one, but two big prizes. The Franco-Persian director, best known for the adaptations of her own graphic novels Persepolis and Chicken With Plums, marked both her English language debut and her first time with somebody else's screenplay with The Voices. She was duly recognized for her effort, beaming as she was beamed in from Skype to collect the Canal+ Nouveau Genre Award (the festival's grand prize) and the equally prestigious Audience Award. While our Jason Gorber had a mixed reaction to the film, finding it both silly and schizoid, I found the work -- which plays something like Bill...

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Ryan Reynolds' 'The Voices' Gets U.K. Distribution

15 September 2014 2:19 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

U.K. and Irish audiences will get to sample Ryan Reynolds' brush with dark, schizophrenic satire, as distributor Arrow Films has secured the rights to black comedy The Voices. Financial details weren't disclosed. Directed by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian author and filmmaker behind animation film Persepolis, The Voices stars Reynolds as a troubled, med-addicted factory worker driven to murder by his talking pets, a psychopathic cat called Mr. Whiskers and Bosco, his peace-loving dog. Reynolds also voices both of the animals, while Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick play the women unfortunate enough to cross his path.

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- Alex Ritman

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13 Insane Upcoming Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

13 September 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

With the summer winding down and Oscar season getting ready to kick off, we’re putting away the outlandish blockbusters and settling in for some more refined, artistic drama to see us through the remainder of the year, right? Well, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun, and so we’ve combed through this year’s most bizarre festival releases and strangest upcoming flicks to deliver a list of the 13 most demented, insane and flat-out ridiculous films coming our way soon.

These 13 movies, with their absurd premises, sound like they’ll be a fine antidote to the deluge of Oscar bait coming down the pike in the following months: we’ve got talking animals, two unique visions from Kevin Smith, bold political satire, surreal French cinema, a reinterpretation of a Shakespeare yarn, one very creepy-looking horror flick and plenty more. Check out the pitch and the »

- Jack Pooley

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The Voices struck by Arrow in UK

12 September 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK distributor takes crime comedy starring Ryan Reynolds made by Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi.

UK distributor Arrow Films has secured all UK/Eire rights to The Voices and plans to release the horror-comedy in early 2015.

Review: The VoicesQ&A: Ryan Reynolds, Marjane Satrapi

Directed by Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), the film stars Ryan Reynolds as a factory worker whose pets begin talking to him after he goes off his meds and spur him on to murderous deeds.

The film co-stars Jacki Weaver, Gemma Arteton and Anna Kendrick. The screenplay was written by Michael R Perry and made the Black List.

The Voices received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January and screened at Toronto this week.

When it played at Sundance London, in April, Reynolds said he “chased the job” of playing Jerry because “the writing was incredible and unusual”.

It marks the most commercial release to date for Arrow, which has previously »

- (Michael Rosser)

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San Sebastian Names Fernando Bovaira as Main Competition Jury President

11 September 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Fernando Bovaira (“The Others,” “Agora,” “Biutiful”), producer of some of the most ambitious and successful films made out of Spain in its modern era, will head up a San Sebastian main competition jury, which also includes as an honorary member Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, now languishing in a Moscow jail for his participation in Kiev’s human rights Euromaidan protests and opposition to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.

“To defend freedom of expression and at the request of the European Film Academy (Efa), the San Sebastian Festival, following in the footsteps of festivals such as Motovun and Venice, has decided to name Oleg Sentsov as an honorary member of this year’s official jury,” the Spanish festival said in a statement Thursday.

Bovaira is likely to bring catholic tastes to jury deliberations: Recent productions at Madrid-based Mod Producciones, the indie shingle he set up after ankling from Spanish conglom Prisa, »

- John Hopewell

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Imprisoned Oleg Sentsov on San Sebastian jury

11 September 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The incarcerated Ukrainian director has been named an honorary jury member at the forthcoming festival.

The San Sebastian Film Festival (Sept 19-27) has unveiled the jury for its 62nd edition, which includes imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

The director, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested on May 10 by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (Fsb) in his house in Simferopol and brought to a Moscow prison where he is still detained and awaiting trial for “committing crimes of a terrorist nature”.

In July, the campaign to free the film-maker from detention in Russia was taken to the European Court of Human Rights (Echr). A Moscow court ruled that Sentsov should remain in prison until Oct 11 when a trial is due to be held.

To defend freedom of expression and on request by the European Film Academy (Efa), San »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Tiff 2014: 'St. Vincent', Francos 'Fury', Cannes Palme d'Or Winner and New Ghibli Added to Lineup

19 August 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2014 Toronto Film Festival lineup got a lot stronger this morning by adding several new titles to the Special Presentations, Masters, Documentaries, Vanguard and Contemporary World Cinema selection as well as announcing the Mavericks and Discovery Programme picks. Most notable selections begin with Special Presentations additions of The Weinstein's St. Vincent starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarty and James Franco's The Sound and the Fury. The St. Vincent screening will be a world premiere and suggest Murray will be walking the Tiff red carpet... now that's a get for the fest I'm sure brings a smile to their face. In the Masters selection we have Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya as well as the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep. The Vanguard selection has added The Voice, the lastest film from Persepolis helmer Marjane Satrapi and in the Mavericks selection »

- Brad Brevet

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Marjane Satrapi interview: ‘I’m in love with a serial killer’

26 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

A Hollywood ‘black-listed’ script about a schizophrenic, serial-killing factory worker named Jerry who chops up women’s bodies and talks to his pets for advice, might not seem like the perfect basis for a film. But the Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi thought it was so “fucked up and immoral” that she had to make it … with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role. »

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'Crouching Tiger,' 'Howards End,' 'Talk to Her': the best of Sony Pictures Classics

16 June 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sony Pictures Classics honchos Michael Barker and Tom Bernard have been feted up one side and down the other lately. The duo celebrated 20 years of Spc in 2012 and have received awards from the Museum of the Moving Image and the Gotham Awards as of late. Tonight they will receive the Los Angeles Film Festival's Spirit of Independence Award as the love keeps pouring in. Given that we recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Fox Searchlight — another crucial entity in the indie film space — it seemed like we were over due for a similar appreciation of Sony Classics' 22 years of output. The interesting thing, though, is that unlike Searchlight, there isn't necessarily anything outwardly identifiable about Sony Classics films as, well, "Sony Classics films." They all have a strong whiff of good taste but they don't have the heavy marketing footprint of some of the studio's contemporaries. Barker and Bernard's cinephile passion is always evident, »

- Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, Kristopher Tapley

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Can Ryan Reynolds Pull Off a Matthew McConaughey-esque Reboot?

16 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Watch out, Ryan Gosling. Ryan Reynolds might be sneaking up on your sensitive Canadian indie cred at Cannes this year.

First of all, check out these photos of the former Green Lantern sporting Serious Business glasses, a retro denim vest, and well-worn, brown work boots. It's like he got a makeover by way of artisanal moonshine brewers in the parts of Brooklyn no one can afford any more. Which is not a bad look for him, by the way! But that's not all.

Ryan Reynolds is hitting la Croisette to promote his new film, "The Captive," which was co-written and directed by Canadian Oscar nominee Atom Egoyan. In "The Captive," Reynolds plays the tormented father of an abducted girl; he and his wife, played by Mireille Enos, are still clinging to hope despite the odds. A lead pops up that makes it seem their hope wasn't unfounded. A thriller set in Niagara Falls, »

- Jenni Miller

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Screen Legend with Longest Film Star Career Turns 97 Today

1 May 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Danielle Darrieux turns 97: Darrieux has probably enjoyed the longest film star career in history (photo: Danielle Darrieux in ‘La Ronde’) Screen legend Danielle Darrieux is turning 97 today, May 1, 2014. In all likelihood, the Bordeaux-born (1917) Darrieux has enjoyed the longest "movie star" career ever: eight decades, from Wilhelm Thiele’s Le Bal (1931) to Denys Granier-Deferre’s The Wedding Cake / Pièce montée (2010). (Mickey Rooney has had a longer film career — nearly nine decades — but mostly as a supporting player in minor roles.) Absurdly, despite a prestigious career consisting of more than 100 movie roles, Danielle Darrieux — delightful in Club de femmes, superb in The Earrings of Madame De…, alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in 8 Women — has never won an Honorary Oscar. But then again, very few women have. At least, the French Academy did award her an Honorary César back in 1985; additionally, in 2002 Darrieux and her fellow 8 Women / 8 femmes co-stars shared Best Actress honors »

- Andre Soares

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On My Way (Elle s’en va) review: life goes on and on

30 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A beautifully observant meander through the difficulties and discoveries of wise but still confused advanced age, led by a gorgeous, vital, 70-odd Catherine Deneuve. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Ah, Catherine Deneuve. Gorgeous, vital, and sexy at 70-odd — and in a way completely suited to her age, and not like she’s aspiring to youth long gone — she remains a goddess. Even as– nay because she here portrays a down-to-earth, realistically human woman whose life is a mess. Deneuve’s (Persepolis) Bettie runs a financially strapped restaurant in the small French village she grew up in. Her very elderly mother is a stroppy handful. Her married lover has just left his wife… for a much younger other other woman. Fed up with it all, she gets in her car one Sunday afternoon, right in the middle of lunch service, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Sundance London 2014: ‘The Voices’ a sweet bloodbath about lunacy and loneliness

25 April 2014 7:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ryan Reynolds in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Voices

The Voices Written by Michael R. Perry Directed by Marjane Satrapi USA, 2014   From the director of Persepolis comes The Voices, an odd film that is sure to repel some viewers with its bloodthirsty darkness but draw others in with its winning protagonist who is lovable, thoughtful and incidentally, a serial killer. It treats blood spatter flippantly while completely sympathizing with the lonely man with psychopathic tendencies who is responsible for it. The best twist on identifying with a serial killer’s point of view (the likes of which is seen in Hitchcock’s Frenzy and Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom) is that Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) isn’t a bad guy at all. The film is non-judgmental of this well-meaning man, reveling in the spontaneity of his decisions and the potential friendship he sees in others that they often fail to fully reciprocate. »

- Lane Scarberry

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Sundance London 2014: ‘The Voices’ – Reynolds shines in Satrapi’s genre-mashing feature

25 April 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Voices

Written by Michael R. Perry

Directed by Marjane Satrapi

USA, 2014

For filmmakers who make the jump from animation to live-action, there is always a concern that their creative vision isn’t conveyed in the same way.  From storyboards to behind the camera, it is a big step. After the wonderful Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi now contrives to bring her dark creative style to her first live-action feature as a director.

The Voices features a mainstream cast including Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick and Ryan Reynolds, who plays Jerry, a mentally disturbed man.  Rather than take the medication to suppress his twisted thoughts, he indulges in conversations with his evil cat Mr Whiskers and kind-hearted dog Bosco (both voiced by Reynolds). Working in a bathtub factory, Jerry has a crush on accountant colleague Fiona (Arterton), but when a romantic evening between the two goes wrong, Jerry’s »

- Katie Wong

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Sundance London 2014: Line-up includes ‘Frank’, ‘Fruitvale Station’, and ‘The Voices’

13 April 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The third Sundance London Film and Music Festival hits the capital from April 25th-27th, bringing in a variety of great independent films, as well as live music, panel discussions, and special anniversary screenings to the capital’s O2 Arena.

As well as the 21 feature films and 18 shorts, the festival will be hosting special screenings of three films highlighted in the past at Sundance: Grand Jury Prize winner Winter’s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence; Quentin Tarantino’s heist classic Reservoir Dogs; and Christopher Nolan’s psychological thriller Memento. These three screenings are being shown as a joint celebration of the festival’s 30th anniversary, as well as the 25th anniversary of Empire Magazine.

Highlights of the festival include the following:


An offbeat comedy starring Michael Fassbender, Scoot McNairy, Domnhall Gleeson, and Maggie Gyllenhall, directed by Adam and Paul helmer Lenny Abrahamson. Joining an avant-garde rock band, an aspiring musician »

- Katie Wong

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Gemma Arterton loses her head in The Voices images

11 April 2014 6:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gemma Arterton and Ryan Reynolds appear in new images from The Voices.

The Quantum of Solace actress is seen as a decapitated head being fed by Reynolds's character in the promo photos released by Empire.

The comedic thriller from Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi will premiere at Sundance London on April 26.

The Voices stars Reynolds as disturbed factory worker Jerry, who aims to woo a woman in accounting. However, he soon embarks on a murderous path after their relationship takes a sudden turn.

Anna Kendrick also stars in the film, alongside Jacki Weaver.

The film is yet to receive an official release date in the UK.

Michael Winterbottom's The Trip to Italy, Lenny Abrahamson's Frank and Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station will also screen at the 2014 Sundance London festival. »

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New Images Of Ryan Reynolds In The Voices

11 April 2014 3:28 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Ahead of Sundance London and the UK premiere of The Voices there, the new film from Persepolis co-director Marjane Satrapi that stars Ryan Reynolds, we have two new images from the film to give you a taste of what's in store. Check them out below.We're promised that this will be "a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry's perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path."The film also stars Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver, and received quite a bit of praise for its humour and wild tone when it premiered at the Utah Sundance earlier this year. There's no UK release date for The Voices just yet, but hopefully we'll see »

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Sundance London unveils 2014 line-up

24 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, comedian David Cross and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker among those set to attend the festival.Scroll down for full line-up

Sundance has revealed its programme of films and panel discussions for the third Sundance London film and music festival (April 25-27), held at the O2.

The festival will include 21 feature films and 18 short films across five sections. A total of 23 films will make their world, international, European or UK premieres and seven are by first-time feature filmmakers.

The films collectively received 12 awards when they premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and filmmakers expected to attend are Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler and Arrested Development star David Cross, who brings his directorial debut Hits.

Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi will bring the international premiere of her latest feature, The Voices, which stars Ryan Reynolds as a  disturbed factory worker who hears advice from his pet dog and cat.

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- (Michael Rosser)

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