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Begin Again's Adam, Keira, and Mark Reflect on Their Very Smelly Shoot

3 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Keira Knightley teams up with Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine in Begin Again, the latest musical film from Once director and creator John Carney. We chatted with the trio about the experience of making the movie, surprisingly Adam's first, in NYC. And the colorful group had interesting things to say about spending hot Summer days shooting Begin Again, which is out now. On Allie: Halston Heritage sweater, Massimo Dutti pants »

- Allie Merriam

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Begin Again's Adam, Keira, and Mark Reflect on Their Very Smelly Shoot

3 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Keira Knightley teams up with Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine in Begin Again, the latest musical film from Once director and creator John Carney. We chatted with the trio about the experience of making the movie, surprisingly Adam's first, in NYC. And the colorful group had interesting things to say about spending hot Summer days shooting Begin Again, which is out now. On Allie: Halston Heritage sweater, Massimo Dutti pants »

- Allie Merriam

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John Carney examines his musical past and where he goes after 'Begin Again'

3 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

John Carney's newest movie, "Begin Again," is very much a related work to his 2007 Oscar-winning film, "Once."  The films may not exist within the same world, but coming from the same mind as they do, they tackle some of the same subjects and have a similar feel. For its part, "Begin Again" stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine.   It focuses on a musician (Knightley) who tries to record an album with a formerly successful record executive (Ruffalo) after she is left by her fellow musician boyfriend (Levine).   That makes the cast and characters different from "Once," but that, as with "Begin Again," centers on musicians playing on the street and recording an album. When Carney sat down with us to spend a few minutes talking about the film, he made it clear that he didn't have any real fears going back to the musical well once more. »

- Josh Lasser

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Date Movies For Parents: Fourth of July Edition

3 July 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fourth of July evokes memories of fireworks, barbecues, parades...and some of movie history's biggest blockbusters (usually starring Will Smith). Going to the movies has been a holiday weekend tradition in my family since before my husband and I had kids, and sometimes it's nice (and necessary) to have a movie date night that doesn't include transforming dinosaurs or kid flicks. If you and your significant other have a few hours to deck out of the house and see a "grown-up" movie for a change, here are three suggestions.

So get a sitter, head to a theater near you, and walk right past the "Transformers" queue for a satisfying cinematic experience.

"Begin Again" (Rated R)

Directed by: John Carney | Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine | Runtime: 101 minutes

Why It's Worth It: John Carney, who directed the charming musical love story "Once" is again mining the world of singer songwriters in his latest romantic feature. »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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Film Review: 'Begin Again'

3 July 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Has modern commercial pop stripped music of its capacity to inspire individuality or can, given the appropriate ingredients, a song tap into the transformative qualities of the art form and truly save your life? Such questions are posed in Begin Again (2013), the latest feature from John Carney, who here transcends his native Ireland - the setting for the award-winning naturalistic modern musical Once (2006) - and embarks on a maiden voyage to New York. Armed with a larger budget and a trove of named stars, Carney goes about capturing an American equivalent of the film he drew much acclaim for as he charts the way music works its magic on the lives and fortunes of two jaded lost souls.

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- CineVue UK

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Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine Begin Again Interview

2 July 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levin are making beautiful music together in Begin Again. The touchingly funny Begin Again features an eclectic mix of well-known actors and emerging talents. Directed by John Carney, whose low budget indie "Once" not only earned a devoted fan base but inspired a Tony-winning musical, the dramedy serves as a love letter to New York City.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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Talking To The Cast Of Begin Again At The NYC Premiere

2 July 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Begin Again is both an adventurous and heartwarming film from director John Carney, whose heartwarming indie, Once, not only took home an Academy Award for Best Original Song but also inspired a Tony Award winning musical.

Set in New York City, the film follows Greta (Keira Knightley) a misplaced Brit who uses her passion for music to cope with the unraveling of her relationship with a rising singer (Adam Levine). While playing for a less than impressed crowd one evening, she captures the attention of Dan, a hard-drinking A&R exec (Mark Ruffalo). After some persuading, Dave convinces her to let him produce her album, which they plan to record outdoors in various locations around the city.

Last week in NYC, the stars of Begin Again hit the red carpet for the premiere. We were lucky enough to be in attendance and while there we had the chance to catch up with Knightley, »

- Matt Joseph

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Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, & Adam Levine of 'Begin Again' on how music reveals us

2 July 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This past week, director John Carney's latest movie, "Begin Again," opened in select theaters.  Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine amongst others, it is set to expand on July 11th. Knightley is at the center of the tale which sees her as a musician named Greta trying to make her way in New York City and record an album.  Helping her in this goal is Mark Ruffalo's Dan, a record producer and executive who has fallen on hard times and who has issues of his own.  Greta is something of a fish out of water here as she only has left her native England at the behest of boyfriend and budding rock star, Dave (Adam Levine).  That relationship, however, quickly falls apart, leaving Greta nearly alone and upset in the great big city. Just prior to the limited theatrical opening, Knightley, Ruffalo, and Levine sat down »

- Josh Lasser

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Review: Begin Again

2 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

In what could be considered writer/director John Carney's Americanized version of his Academy Award-winning musical Once, the movie Begin Again (which I continue to mistakenly call "Once Again") hits just the right notes in the bittersweet scale to tug at the heartstrings ... despite Keira Knightley, who makes her singing debut, being flat in more ways than one. 

Knightley plays English singer-songwriter Greta, who finds herself alone with her guitar after her longtime boyfriend Dave Kohl (Adam Levine) dumps her for fame, stardom and a younger-looking woman. Down in the dumps, Greta mentally retires to a life of university studies back in England, that is, until she's persuaded to tag along with a fellow accented friend to an open-mic night at a local dive bar. That’s where the movie's audience and Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a down-on-his-luck record producer, first hear Greta/Knightley sing a song that has yet »

- Jordan Gass-Poore'

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Adam Levine and Keira Knightley Make Up, Break Up in ‘Begin Again’ Lyric Clip (Video)

1 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adam Levine sings Keira Knightley a love song in the new lyric video for “Lost Stars,” the key tune from “Once” director John Carney's newest musical romantic drama, “Begin Again.” With “Falling Slowly” from Carney's last film winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Lost Stars” is considered a strong Oscar contender, and one of the frontrunners to net an Oscar nomination in the category. The film, out now, also stars Mark Ruffalo as a disgraced record exec who becomes inspired again when he hears Knightley's aspiring singer-songwriter play at a bar one night. The two race across New York. »

- Linda Ge

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Begin Again – The Review

1 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Once was writer/director John Carney’s micro-budget, Ireland-lensed wonder that won an Oscar for best song in 2007 and is currently a stage hit. If Carney was looking for lightning to strike twice with his bigger budget follow-up Begin Again, he’s failed. The new film is also a series of songs hanging from a thin frame of a plot but it lacks not only the spontaneity and cool indie vibe of its predecessor but also story, characters, and especially decent songs.

Begin Again starts out strong. Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a disheveled music producer who’d once had great success with hip-hop bands in the ’90. He now finds himself a hard-drinking, unemployed mess after a nasty split with his wife (Catherine Keener) who refers to him affectionately as a “pathetic loser” and rejection from his rebellious teen daughter (Hailee Stanfield) who he picks up at school while drunk and »

- Tom Stockman

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Weinstein Company Begins Oscar Song Push For ‘Begin Again’ With Adam Levine’s Voice (Video)

1 July 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Starting their bid for a Best Song Oscar nomination early, The Weinstein Company is releasing Adam Levine‘s video for the Greg Alexander-penned song, “Lost Stars”  from Begin Again which expands to over 45 markets tomorrow.  Taking a cue from director John Carney’s Once  which won the Best Song Oscar for “Falling Slowly” in 2007, “Lost Stars” could be a breakout hit, particularly considering the current popularity of Levine who makes his acting debut in the film opposite stars, Keira Knightley (who also has her own version of the tune on the soundtrack and in the film) and Mark Ruffalo.  Here’s the video: »

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Maroon 5's Adam Levine performs original song hopeful 'Lost Stars' from 'Begin Again'

30 June 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning we kicked off our coverage of the upcoming Oscar season, more or less, with our annual list of contenders in each category and some misguided early predictions. One category we don't get around to until later in the season is Best Original Song as we meticulously add to our on-going list of potential nominees. But I can already tell one is going to blow the rest out of the water this season. No, I'm not talking about a power ballad along the lines of last year's winner "Let It Go," I'm talking about a modest track from John Carney's "Begin Again" that recalls 70s singer/songwriter magic of Carol King, Cat Stevens, etc. I'm talking about Adam Levine and Gregg Alexander's "Lost Stars," which will be the big push from The Weinstein Company on the film. Alexander is the former frontman of 90s rock band New Radicals »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Sample A Song From ‘Begin Again’ Soundtrack Trailer!

30 June 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Love a musical but hate the jazz hands? Then Begin Again may be the film for you.

From the director of Once (John Carney) comes Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine and James Corden. Keira features as Greta, a down-on-her-luck now-ex-girlfriend of Dave (Levine), a successful pop star. Mark plays Dan, a disgraced alcoholic sacked from his job as a music business executive. However, a chance meeting in a bar may be about to change the lives of both Greta and Dan…

With the film arriving in Us cinemas from the 2nd July (11th for UK fans) and the soundtrack available from the 7th, Alxndr/222/Polydor and Interscope Records have given audiences a sneaky preview of Keira singing Lost Stars, a key track from the score. Have a listen and let us know what you think!

Source: YouTube »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Review: Begin Again

29 June 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's Tiff 2013 coverage under it's original title Can A Song Save Your Life. Plot: A down-on-his-luck music exec (Mark Ruffalo) discovers a beautiful songwriter (Keira Knightley) who's nursing a broken heart. They join forces to make an album with her songs recorded against the NYC urban soundscape. Review: Begin Again is director John Carney's long-awaited follow-up to his indie hit Once. He's done »

- Chris Bumbray

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Weekend Report: Fourth 'Transformers' Opens to $300 Million Worldwide

29 June 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Based on this weekend's returns, the Transformers aren't going to face extinction any time soon.At the domestic box office, the fourth installment in the immensely successful franchise opened to $100 million*. That's the biggest opening of the year so far ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million).More importantly, it took in over $202 million from 37 international markets. That includes a stunning $92 million in China, which is the biggest "foreign" opening ever there (and probably the biggest overall, though we don't have data to confirm that).Overall, the movie earned over $300 million worldwide this weekend. With openings throughout Europe and Latin America on the way, Transformers: Age of Extinction seems poised to make a run at $1 billion.Domestically, Age of Extinction's opening ranks second all-time among Transformers movies behind 2009's Revenge of the Fallen ($108 million). That's not an apples-to-apples comparison, though: all three previous movies burned off demand by launching mid-week. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo's ‘Begin Again’ Hits High Notes in Specialty Box-Office Debut

29 June 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Begin Again,” the romantic comedy starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo and featuring the acting debut of Adam Levine, is off to a promising start at the specialty box office. The Weinstein Company debuted the film, written and directed by John Carney (“Once”), in five theaters and it brought in $148,325 for an impressive $29,665 per-screen average. “Begin Again” played at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival as “Can a Song Save Your Life.” It tells the story of Gretta (Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Levine), college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a. »

- Todd Cunningham

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Begin Again Review

28 June 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Begin Again opens this weekend in limited release.] John Carney’s 2007 film Once was a surprising, touching musical about two musicians falling in love through their love of music. It felt authentic thanks to the naturalistic direction, and real-life musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, who made their acting debuts and fell in love in real life. That kind of chemistry is lightning in a bottle, but it provided Once with a unique and vibrant feel that expertly wove together a love of music and a love between two people. Carney’s new film, Begin Again, returns to similar territory but with a more polished approach that diminishes the charm in favor of a more Hollywood-friendly feel. The movie is still funny, good-natured, and most importantly, stresses the joy of sharing music with others. It’s even a little acerbic in its tone towards the music business, but Carney’s film is guilty of the some of the same critiques regarding watered-down entertainment. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Begin Again

27 June 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

A sleeper like Once would be a tough act for anyone to follow, but writer-director John Carney’s new musical drama Begin Again stands nicely on its own. It may not feel quite as organic as the 2006 picture that put Carney on the map, but it has a fine cast, good music, and an abundance of charm. Keira Knightley plays a talented songwriter who has accompanied her boyfriend (Adam Levine) to New York City, where a hit movie soundtrack has launched him on the road to success. Their relationship turns rocky once his career takes off and she winds up singing a song inspired by her heartbreak in a club one night. Down-and-out music producer Mark Ruffalo happens to hear her and becomes...

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- Leonard Maltin

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'Begin Again' (2014) Movie Review

27 June 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It has been seven years since writer/director John Carney's breakout hit Once, which made stars out of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. The film was fantastic, not only for its music, but the delicate nature of its authentic and welcoming storytelling. There have been a couple of projects between then and now for Carney, but his latest feature, Begin Again is, for all intents and purposes, his true follow-up effort to the 2006 success. Disappointingly, everything that made Once so great is absent from this film, which is nothing more than a soap opera-level melodrama. Set in New York, the story follows Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a washed-up record producer, and his eventual professional relationship with Gretta (Keira Knightley), a singer-songwriter that has just broken things off with her boyfriend (Adam Levine) after he finds success in the music biz »

- Brad Brevet

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