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Originally titled The Maiden Heist and debuted in the UK way back in 2009 at the Edinburgh Film Festival, The Heist comes from director Peter Hewitt who helmed one of my all-time favourite films, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, but who has been stuck in kids movie purgatory ever since, directing The Borrowers, Garfield, and Thunderpants amongst others.
The Heist sees Hewitt team with three of Hollywood’s best actors: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, and William H. Macy in what can best be described as a modern-day Ealing comedy. The film tells the story of art gallery security guard Roger who spends his days transfixed by a painting called The Lonely Maiden. When he discovers that the gallery has sold the entire wing of art to »
- Phil Wheat
Directed by Peter Hewitt.
Three security guards decide to take action and steal their beloved pieces of art when the art gallery they work for plan to move the exhibits oversees.
The Heist actually has a great core cast, with Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman and William H. Macy all starring as Security Guards of an Art Gallery. The Gallery they work for plans to move a large portion of their exhibits to Denmark, and the three men are grief stricken as they are each hopelessly in love with a different piece of art.
There is some genuinely funny moments in this film, with each of the trio of stars providing more than a few laughs. Macy plays an ex-Vietnam war vet who loves to get naked around a statue, »
- Flickering Myth
★★☆☆☆ Crime capers have long been a staple element of the cinematic diet and often lent additional frivolity by charging a group amateurs with pulling of required larceny. That is very much the case in the unimaginatively titled comedy The Heist (2009) helmed by the director of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) and The Borrowers (1997), Peter Hewitt. It's never particularly inventive stuff, though it adds an nicely original motive for the central robbery and has a trio of more-than-reliable performers as the bungling thieves that keep proceedings humorous, if never getting anywhere close to being uproariously funny.
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- CineVue UK
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for the ninth annual PGA Producing Workshop: “The Power of Diversity.” This multi-session workshop will run from May 28 through July 13 in Los Angeles, and is designed to foster the development of aspiring and seasoned producers who bring diverse perspectives to television, film and digital media. This annual program provides ten participants with one-on-one mentoring sessions with members of the Guild’s Diversity Committee as well as master classes with some of today’s top producers. Topics are tailored to the participating producers and their projects, and will include all aspects of producing such as story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing and digital media. “We’re excited to offer this unique and career-enhancing workshop to entertainment professionals,” said workshop chair Deborah Calla, who also chairs the PGA Diversity Committee. “Reflecting diverse communities through accurate and informative storytelling »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Hollywood News Team)
4 items from 2013
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