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Ray Donovan Season 5: And Away We Go!

Buckle up folks because life with the Donovans is about to get even crazier than it’s already been. Are you ready for the ride? Season 5’s premiere is set to be full of story lines that will radiate out in various directions in order get your attention on as many different tracks as possible. Did you expect anything different? If so then you haven’t been watching the show. The Donovans won’t be settling down as a lot of people seem to think was their due. Already in the premier they’re looking like a family divided again, and for various reasons

Ray Donovan Season 5: And Away We Go!
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The Circle Movie Review

I have to assume the novel that The Circle is based on delivers its story in a way that leaves the film adaptation nearly unrecognizable. That, or I have to believe that author Dave Eggers (Away We Go, Promised Land, A Hologram for the King) has completely lost his way. That may seem like a strange statement if you know that Eggers has co-writing credit on the film, along with director James Ponsoldt, but there’s a wide gulf between writing credit and responsibility for the writing.

I make this odd claim because Eggers’ writing has been sharp in the past, and The Circle is a boring, belabored, and insulting spin on a premise that might easily have been one of the year’s best films.

We don’t really need another run at privacy issues, or tech company domination (though that’s what people are scared of these days,
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‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed

‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed
Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. So why did cautionary tech thriller “The Circle” — adapted by lauded writer-director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour”) and beloved novelist Dave Eggers from his own 2013 bestseller — earn such negative reviews (43 on Metacritic, 17 on Rotten Tomatoes) and bomb at the box office ($9.3 million in 3,163 theaters)?

The movie went wrong in five significant ways.

1. The movie was foreign financed.

The Circle” was developed by A-list ex-DreamWorks producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, which raised financing from Imagenation Abu Dhabi Fz and foreign sales company FilmNation on the power of Tom Hanks, who was the first star on board via his Playtone banner.

In order to raise an $18-million budget, globally bankable star Emma Watson was cast in a central leading role that demanded she be in every scene. Veering in tone from satiric comedy to naturalistic drama,
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‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed

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‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed
Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. So why did cautionary tech thriller “The Circle” — adapted by lauded writer-director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour”) and beloved novelist Dave Eggers from his own 2013 bestseller — earn such negative reviews (43 on Metacritic, 17 on Rotten Tomatoes) and bomb at the box office ($9.3 million in 3,163 theaters)?

The movie went wrong in five significant ways.

1. The movie was foreign financed.

The Circle” was developed by A-list ex-DreamWorks producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, which raised financing from Imagenation Abu Dhabi Fz and foreign sales company FilmNation on the power of Tom Hanks, who was the first star on board via his Playtone banner.

In order to raise an $18-million budget, globally bankable star Emma Watson was cast in a central leading role that demanded she be in every scene. Veering in tone from satiric comedy to naturalistic drama,
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I’d Like to See “American Beauty” Sam Mendes Back in the Director’s Chair

When I think of Sam Mendes I think of two movies: American Beauty and Road to Perdition. I think of dark, oddly humorous and twisted plots with music scored by Thomas Newman. I think of once in a while movies that make you think, that make you cry, and that make you “feel.” To a lesser extent I think of Revolutionary Road which was probably too dark. I even think of Away We Go. But I certainly don’t think of Jarhead or Skyfall, or Spectre. I wouldn’t call it selling it out by any means but it’s almost as if

I’d Like to See “American BeautySam Mendes Back in the Director’s Chair
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There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More

There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More
“I thought I was going to get fired.”

In a perfect world, such a thought would never cross Melanie Lynskey’s mind, for the talented actress would literally never be in danger of getting canned. She could throw fits next to crafty, punch a grip in the face, or burn down the sets, and we’d still forgive her because… Well, because Melanie Lynskey would never do any of that. She’s Melanie Lynskey.

But the actor you fell in love with during “Beautiful Creatures,” “Togetherness,” or the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” did have the thought cross her mind for the strangest of reasons: Tom McCarthy found out she was a recurring cast member on “Two and a Half Men.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire SXSW Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

Lynskey, speaking during a SAG-sponsored conversation at SXSW,
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There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More

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There’s Only One Melanie Lynskey, But These 5 Stories Will Make You Wish There Were More
“I thought I was going to get fired.”

In a perfect world, such a thought would never cross Melanie Lynskey’s mind, for the talented actress would literally never be in danger of getting canned. She could throw fits next to crafty, punch a grip in the face, or burn down the sets, and we’d still forgive her because… Well, because Melanie Lynskey would never do any of that. She’s Melanie Lynskey.

But the actor you fell in love with during “Beautiful Creatures,” “Togetherness,” or the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” did have the thought cross her mind for the strangest of reasons: Tom McCarthy found out she was a recurring cast member on “Two and a Half Men.”

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire SXSW Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

Lynskey, speaking during a SAG-sponsored conversation at SXSW,
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Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a
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Detroit Riots Biopic Casts Jack Ryan Star John Krasinski

If the formative years of John Krasinski’s acting career were defined by comedic, wholly light-hearted turns across The Office, Away We Go and It’s Complicated, thanks to the likes of 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and Amazon’s upcoming Jack Ryan series, we’re beginning to see the actor make a foray into the action genre across screens both big and small.

His latest, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will send Krasinski back in time – all the way back to the blistering hot summer of 1967 for Kathryn Bigelow’s as-yet-untitled Detroit Riots biopic.

Tackling the systemic racism of the time head on, Bigelow’s latest – one which heralds an exciting new collaboration with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal – has spent the past few months assembling a who’s who of acting talent, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega, Will Poulter,
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John Krasinski Joins John Boyega & Co In Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Movie

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If you think of one word when you think of the actor John Krasinski, it’s probably ‘adorable.’ He was deeply lovable in his breakout role in “The Office,” he’s been likable in big-screen film outings like “Away We Go,” “It’s Complicated and his own directorial outing “The Hollars,” and he’s decidedly swoonsome in his real-life romance with wife Emily Blunt.

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Interview: John Krasinski Turns Toward Family in ‘The Hollars’

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Chicago – Any story involving family interactions is ripe for exploration, and John Krasinski (“The Office”) performs in and takes the director’s chair for the new film, “The Hollars.” This is his second directorial effort, looking at the somewhat dysfunctional title family during a medical crisis involving the mother (Margo Martindale).

John Krasinski is a well known affable guy, mostly for his role as Jim Halpert in the long-running sitcom “The Office.” He was born near Boston, and graduated from Brown University. He’s had a notable film career as well, with supporting roles in “License to Wed” (2007), “Leatherheads” (2008), “Away We Go” (2009), “Something Borrowed” (2011) and “Aloha” (2015). He broke his character mold this year in the Benghazi-inspired “13 Hours,” and now stars in and directs his second feature film, coming after “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” (2009). He also became part of an official Hollywood “It” couple, with his marriage to actress Emily Blunt
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Loving’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Loving’
“The Crime of Being Married.” So read the headline that accompanied photos of Richard Loving, a Southern “white trash” construction worker, and his African-American wife Mildred in the pages of Life magazine. One day — maybe today — audiences will sit down to watch Jeff Nichols’ “Loving,” which goes nearly the entire first reel before explaining that mixed-race marriages were illegal in the then-segregated Virginia of 1958, and they’ll be surprised to learn what the crime in question was, having already observed and accepted the on-screen couple without the blinders of racial prejudice.

It is from this position of relative enlightenment that Nichols approaches the true story of “the Loving couple,” a film of utmost sensitivity, but not nearly enough outrage, secure in its position vis-à-vis the bigotry that dominated before America’s Civil Rights revolution. Like the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case that identified marriage as an inherent human right,
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Sam Mendes to Head Venice Film Festival Jury

Sam Mendes to Head Venice Film Festival Jury
Rome — British film and stage director Sam Mendes will head the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Mendes’ rapport with the Lido dates back to 2002 when he was in the Venice competition with Tom Hanks-starrer “Road to Perdition,” which is the only one of his movies to launch from an international film festival.

Mendes broke out on the global film scene with his smash hit first feature “American Beauty,” followed by mob movie “Perdition,” war drama “Jarhead,” Kate Winslet-starrer “Revolutionary Road,” road comedy “Away We Go” and the two highly successful latest James Bond pictures, “Skyfall,” in 2012, and “Spectre” in 2015.

He will next direct “The Voyeur’s Motel,” based on a soon-to-be-published novel by Gay Talese about a man who spent 35 years spying on his motel guests. Steven Spielberg is producing.

Mendes, whose career started in theatre, most recently directed the Olivier Award-nominated musical adaptation for the
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #70. Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King

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A Hologram for a King

Director: Tom Tykwer

Writer: Tom Tykwer

Primarily known for his famed 1998 title Run, Lola Run, which shot actress Franka Potente into international stardom, German director Tom Tykwer’s been involved with a variety of international co-productions since, each seeming to find a minor cult following, such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009), and most infamously, Cloud Atlas (2012), which he co-directed with Andy and Lana Wachowski (however, we were most impressed with his less discussed return to Germany with 2010’s well performed Three). Now, Tykwer’s adapated David Eggar’s (screenwriter for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are) novel, A Hologram for a King, a political allegory set in an up-and-coming Saudi Arabian city. The comedy-drama tells the story of an American businessman who makes a last-ditch attempt to stave off bankruptcy and finally accomplish something big. He wants to
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Ron Perlman joins the cast of The Bleeder

Hellboy and Hand of God star Ron Perlman has been tapped to join the cast of upcoming boxing biopic The Bleeder, reports Deadline.

The film tells the story of famous heavyweight fighter Chuck Wepner, played by Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), who famously once fought Muhammed Ali in a title fight. Perlman is set to play Al Braverman, the trainer and manager of Wepner.

Schreiber’s Ray Donovan co-star Pooch Hall is playing Ali in the film, which also stars Naomi Watts (Birdman), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Michael Rappaport (Hitch), and Jim Gaffigan (Away We Go). Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie) directs.
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James Bond Director Sam Mendes Stirs Franchise

James Bond Director Sam Mendes Stirs Franchise
Here’s a theory: If not for Sam Mendes, Universal never would’ve entrusted an indie greenhorn like Colin Trevorrow to direct “Jurassic World,” nor would George Lucas have dreamed of handing the reins of his “Star Wars” franchise to the likes of Rian Johnson (“Brick”).

While hardly your typical indie director by origin, British-born Mendes, who is receiving the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, was a bold choice to tackle “Skyfall,” the 23rd film in the Eon-produced James Bond franchise — and one of the few to be overseen by a helmer selected on the strength of his dramatic directing chops — resulting in $1.1 billion worldwide box office, the Bond series’ highest-grossing film.

The tendency with such franchise assignments — from Bond to “Star Wars” to the “Jurassic Park” series — has long been to pick journeymen helmers, favoring those lacking an authorial imprimatur who excel at the technical side of things: specifically,
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi Actor John Krasinski Will Be Grand Marshal At Aaa Texas 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series

Film and television star John Krasinski, who stars as a former Navy Seal in the upcoming, real-life motion picture thriller 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, has been named the Grand Marshal for the Aaa Texas 500 Nascar Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Nov. 8, at Texas Motor Speedway.

Krasinski, an actor, writer and director, will give the command for the Sprint Cup Series drivers of the 43-car field to start their engines in front of a crowd that annually comprises one of the largest-attended, single-day sporting events in Texas.

“It’s a huge honor to be asked to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal,” said Krasinski. “I am really excited to be going to Nascar and seeing Jeff Gordon race for one of his last outings.”

Krasinski will be joined on the Grand Marshal stage by three of the heroes from the CIA annex security team that fought off Islamic militants on Sept.
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Broadway Actress Dead From Apartment Fire After ‘Spider-Man 2’ Star Attempted Rescue

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Broadway Actress Dead From Apartment Fire After ‘Spider-Man 2’ Star Attempted Rescue
Vivian Eng, the woman whom “Spider-Man 2” actor Dylan Baker attempted to rescue from their burning high-rise apartment building in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, has died from her injuries. She was 51. Eng was a dancer in a number of Broadway and other stage ensembles, including “The King & I,” “Precious,” “Away We Go,” and “Barney Live! New York City.” Baker, known for his role as Dr. Connors in “Spider-Man 2” as well as a recurring role on CBS’s “The Good Wife,” had attempted to rescue his neighbor Eng from a fire that broke out in her apartment on Tuesday.
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Before We Go | Review

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Here We Go Again: Evans’ Nondescript Venture a Familiar Recipe of Whirlwind Romance

Love is not a many splendored thing in actor Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go, a mediocre two-hander requiring a certain finesse not in evidence either before or in front of the camera, at least enough to believably carry us off into the sunset of illogical romantic inclinations. That’s not to say the film is terrible or even evidence that Evans should quit his day job, but mostly how it unfortunately elicits an overall and achingly constant ‘meh.’ Saddled with one of those vaguely poetic titles reminiscent of a slew of emotionally malleable indie films like Before I Disappear or Away We Go, even though it probably wants to be comparable to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy, perhaps we shouldn’t be disappointed since the comfortably predictable narrative can’t be accused
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