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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Porto’

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Porto’
The posthumously released projects of recently departed actors can make for discomfiting viewing, not least when the tone of the film is at odds with the viewer’s still-tender feelings regarding their absence. That’s not the case, however, with “Porto,” a sad, shimmering American-abroad love story starring the tragically late Anton Yelchin: In artfully deconstructing a one-night stand with one wistful eye on what was and another on what could have been, Gabe Klinger’s first narrative feature winds up feeling appropriately elegiac in a multitude of ways. Ravishingly shot on location in the eponymous Portuguese coastal city (long deserving of just such a cinematic valentine) in an elegant shuffle of aspect ratios and film stocks, this narratively slender item is unapologetically a mood piece: a film that’s in love with love, in love with cinema, and concerned that neither is built to last.

Yelchin’s name
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Does Captain Marvel Have A Star And Director Lined Up?

With the release of Captain America: Civil War less than two weeks off, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to shift into overdrive. It may be a long time before Captain Marvel sees action in 2019, but is it possible that Marvel’s already got the perfect lead actress and director in mind?

During this week’s episode of Meet The Movie Press, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider had some interesting insight into the forthcoming Captain Marvel flick. Although cryptic, Sneider did offer up a curious possibility.

“There was a rumour about an actress being up for it; an already existing rumour, that’s not new. I’ve definitely heard there’s some truth to that rumour, and that there’s a director with the same first name who has also been eyed. I don’t think that [an announcement] is too far off. If they can make it to Comic Con,
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Veronika Decides To Die – New Clips – Plus Trailer, Poster, And Stills

Available now On Demand, and from iTunes, Veronika Decides to Die has released a couple of new clips. The Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle has a great supporting cast, including David Thewlis and Melissa Leo, and looks to be a mind-bending puzzle that actually works.

After attempting suicide, Veronika attempts suicide, but wakes up in a privately-funded psychiatric hospital. Apparently a place with some unusual practices, it looks as though the director of the institution (Thewlis) is attempting to turn Veronika around, and get her to want to live, despite the ironic twist that it looks like she only has a few weeks to live anyway.

It’s not your usual “trapped in a psych ward” film, and this is a cast that should be able to get something interesting out of just about any idea.

Take a look at the new clips below, and don’t forget the trailer.

Let me know what you think?
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Sneak Peek! Sarah Michelle Gellar in a Mental Institution—Watch Now

Sneak Peek! Sarah Michelle Gellar in a Mental Institution—Watch Now
Sarah Michelle Gellar is taking quite the serious turn in Veronika Decides to Die. She co-stars in the indie drama with Melissa Leo as a patient in a mental institution who decides to commit suicide when she her pyschiatrist (David Thewlis) tells her she only has week to live. Only E! News has this exclusive clip showing the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star asking another patient (Leo) for help in scoring some fatal pills. "I want to die on my own terms," Gellar says. Leo motions to two staffers in an office at the bottom of the stairs. "When those two geniuses switch off shifts at the end of the day at dinnertime around 7, there's usually a moment when that door is...
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Trailer for Sarah Michelle Gellar's Veronika Decides to Die Thriller

Entertainment One Films has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Veronika Decides to Die" thriller, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis. Check it out below. Plot: The story centers on a severely depressed woman (Gellar) who rediscovers her will to live after learning that she has only days left due to the irreparable damage done to her heart as a result of her recent suicide attempt. "Veronika Decides to Die" actually premiered back in 2009, but is only now getting a Us theatrical release. It's scheduled to hit select theaters and on VOD on January 20th, 2015. Trailer:
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Is In Trouble In Trailer For Veronika Decides To Die

Some five years after production and its subsequent release into the rest of the world, Veronika Decides To Die will finally land on U.S. shores. The Paolo Coehlo adaptation lensed back in 2008, and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar as a young woman – Veronika – who decides to end her life. Didn’t really have to spell that one out for you; it’s in the title. After swallowing a bunch of pills, she wakes up in a mental hospital and discovers she’s only got a few weeks left to live.

To reignite interest in the movie, Yahoo! has dropped a new trailer, and it definitely serves to point out the gap between production and release. Five years on the shelf and its cast, which also includes David Thewlis, Melissa Leo and Parenthood duo Erika Christensen and Jonathan Tucker, look significantly younger than they do now. That’s the passage of time for you.
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'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer with Sarah Michelle Gellar

'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer with Sarah Michelle Gellar
Entertainment One Films has released the first trailer for Veronika Decides to Die starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. The story centers on a severely depressed woman who rediscovers her will to live after learning that she has only days left due to the irreparable damage done to her heart as a result of her recent suicide attempt.

Based on the international best seller by Paulo Coelho, Emily Young (Kiss of Life) directs the film with Sriram Das producing, while Larry Gross and Roberta Hanley adapted the screenplay from Paulo Coelho's novel. Veronika Decides to Die opens in select theaters and on demand January 20, 2015.

Check out the first footage featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar as she learns that confronting death is discovering life. She stars alongside Jonathan Tucker (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter). If you had a second chance at life, what would you change?
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is Mental in 'Veronika Decides to Die' Trailer

After facing monsters in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and creepy ghosts in The Grudge, this time Sarah Michelle Gellar finds terror in her own mind. Veronika Decides to Die is an adaptation of Paulo Coelho's book of the same name, and the first trailer for the thriller has arrived, even though the film was shot in 2008 and release internationally in 2009. The story follows a twentysomething woman who decides to kill herself, despite the fact that she seems to have it all: youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But when her sleeping pill fueled suicide attempt finds her waking up in a mental hospital, she's told she only has days to live. Is this a twisted It's a Wonderful Life remake or something? Here's the first trailer for Emily Young's Veronika Decides to Die, originally from Yahoo: Veronika Decides to Die is directed by
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Harry Potter's journey continues: from red carpet to DVD boxset

Now that the final DVD has been released, we look back through our diary at six months of Pottermania and talk to three of the franchise's stars – David Thewlis, Michael Gambon and Jason Isaacs

Sunday 4 December 9:30 2011

Mum runs full-pelt into the brickwork. Then her boy pushes the luggage trolley into the wall. Click, flash – he's gone, replaced by five French teenagers, arguing over who gets to hold the handle. They vanish and a middle-aged man steps up to snap the "Platform 9 3/4" sign. The queue behind him is 15 people long. Click: Harry Potter did this 10 years ago. Flash: we can too.

This is one of the weirder ways that Jk Rowling's story endures. Half a baggage cart bracketed sloppily on to a brick wall, protected by a small green shed tucked to one side of King's Cross station. There's a security camera and a No Smoking sign. A McDonald's across the road.
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Phase 4 Makes Move to VOD

Phase 4 is expanding their distribution strategy to offer titles via Video-on-Demand. The company's initial venture into the VOD market will include a simultaneous theatrical/VOD release of films such as Craig Teper's "Vidal Sassoon: The Movie," Will Canon's SXSW Audience Award-winner "Brotherhood," and Alex Traiman's "Iranium." Other titles slated for a VOD release include Emily Young's "Veronika Decides to Die" and "Knockout," the new action film starring Steve Austin. “As ...
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Melissa Leo's Oscar Campaign: Sad, or Sadly Necessary? | A Pajiba Oscar Debate

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We all learned a new rule of Oscar etiquette this week; purchasing one's own For Your Consideration ad is where sadness lies.

Melissa Leo, tired of being completely ignored unless it's Oscar time and 2009 and 2011, and even then still not getting her face on any kind of magazine, took matters into her own hands and purchased For Your Consideration ads for herself.

Look at them. Gaze at them. The power of sparkle fur compels you.

So we ask: a necessary evil, or an Oscar party foul?

An argument for the former: Leo has a point. Until Oscars 2009, and frankly after, hers was a name few knew. Then came Frozen River, a little seen, much loved film, and awards and accolades and she probably thought, finally, this was it. That at 48 years old, she'd finally broken out.

But she really hadn't. Which was fine. Back to smaller, more independent, largely ignored films,
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Happy Birthday, Sarah Michelle Gellar: Wake-Up Video

Whether you know her as Buffy Summers, Daphne Blake or the porn star from "Southland Tales," Sarah Michelle Gellar has carved out a place for herself in pop culture for the last decade. So if you see her today, hand her a Mylar balloon and spank her 33 times, as today is her birthday.

Gellar first made an impression on television audiences during her stint on "All My Children" (for which she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series). But she really made her greatest impact in 1997 when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" premiered on the WB. Gellar starred as the titular demon hunter who tried to balance her life as a high school student, her calling as a protector and her relationship with a hunky vampire named Angel. Though never a huge ratings winner, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" became a cult hit and was a career-maker
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Decides to Die

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Veronika Decides to Die Movie Trailer Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Das Films recently released this new movie trailer from the upcoming drama “Veronika Decides to Die” by director Emily Young (Kiss of Life, Second Hand) and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Happily N’Ever After, The Grudge), Jonathan Tucker (The Ruins, Pulse), David Thewlis (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Melissa Leo (Righteous Kill). Synopsis: The story centers on Veronika, a woman in her mid twenties who appears to have everything: good looks, good job and a great life ahead of her. Yet she decides to end her own life. She is unsuccessful and awakens in a mental hospital where she learns that she has five days to live. We learn that [...]
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Sarah Michelle Gellar has a death wish in her new film

In the P.B. era (post-Buffy, that is), Sarah Michelle Gellar has had largely a hit-and-miss or totally-missed-it movie career. The Grudge in 2004? Hit. The Return in 2006? Miss. Suburban Girl in 2007? Never even heard of it. But as a loyal follower of the Buffyverse, I've always rooted for her to do well. So when I heard about her latest film, Veronika Decides to Die, I was naturally curious, if a tad wary.

Based on the bestselling 1998 novel of the same name by Paulo Coelho, the film follows Veronika, a young woman whose successful outward facade hides her deep depression. So, as the title suggests, she decides to commit suicide. But her attempt fails and she winds up in a mental institution instead, where she is told she has only days to live. Cheery, no. Interesting, yes.

The film also stars David Thewlis (Harry Potter films), Jonathan Tucker (The Ruins
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Murray Gold: Veronika Decides to Die

The new American version of Veronika Decides to Die, based on Paulo Coelho's best-seller, gets a score by British composer Murray Gold, best known for his popular Doctor Who music. The film is directed by UK helmer Emily Young, who previously worked with Gold on her first feature film, Kiss of Gold, released in 2003. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis star in Veronika Decides to Die, which is scheduled to premiere in March. A Japanese film version of Veronika Decides to Die, scored by Italian composer Andrea Morricone, was completed in 2005.
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Buffy Star To Die In New Movie

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is to play a suicidal woman in a hardhitting new indie movie.

The fun-loving former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star has signed on to take the lead in new film Veronika Decides To Die.

In the film, her character attempts suicide only to live and discover the damage she did to her heart has left her days away from death.

The fatal diagnosis gives her character a lease of life.

Kate Bosworth was originally attached to star in the film.

Bosworth at heart of 'Veronika'

Bosworth at heart of 'Veronika'
TORONTO -- Kate Bosworth will play the title role in Emily Young's feature adaptation of Paulo Coelho's best-seller "Veronika Decides to Die" for Das Films, Palm Star Entertainment and Muse Films.

In the drama, written for the screen by Larry Gross ("We Don't Live Here Anymore") and Roberta Hanley ("Woundings"), Bosworth will play a woman who wakes up in a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt. She discovers that she has a weakened heart and only days to live. The film follows her recovery as she finds true love and a newfound will to survive.

"Veronika" will be produced and financed by Das head Sriram Das and Muse owner Chris Hanley, and executive produced by Palm Star CEO Kevin Frakes. Principal photography begins this winter in New York. Velvet Octopus will serve as the film's sales company.

"Veronika" is the first project out of the gate for Das Films, founded this spring by Das and home to 15 pending projects.

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