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Cinema-on-demand takes off

19 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The initial results on films pitched to Australian moviegoers via cinema-on-demand platform Tugg, either as an exclusive offering or in combination with conventional distribution, have been encouraging. The co-venture between the Us-based Tugg and David Doepel.s Leap Frog Films has been holding screenings in Australia since March at Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Reading and independent cinemas around the country. Pinnacle will utilise the scheme, which enables moviegoers to select a title from a library and organise screenings at participating cinemas, for the release of Decoding Annie Parker.. Steven Bernstein.s drama is based on true events which chronicles two remarkable women: Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor, and geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose discovery of the breast cancer Brca gene mutation was one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Louise Wadley.s All About E (formerly The Trouble With E), a lesbian love story/ road trip/ thriller that follows a beautiful, »

- Don Groves

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction', 'Chef' & '24: Live Another Day' on DVD & Blu-ray Today

30 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Chef One of the best films of 2014 so far and a movie that, while I wish you had seen it in theaters (that is if you didn't), will play perfectly at home. I really hope all of you get a chance to check out Jon Favreau's Chef, not because it's Amazing, but because it's just a good, sweet, funny film. Here's my review if you're interested.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Now if you haven't seen Transformers: Age of Extinction, woe be to those of you that watch it for the first time at home. This is a film meant to be seen on a giant screen as it pummels you into submission. At home I just don't see the point. Here's my theatrical review and then an article I wrote examining Michael Bay and the movie if you're interested.

24: Live Another Day I've seen about two or three »

- Brad Brevet

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‘No Man’s Land’ Helmer Danis Tanovic To Direct ‘Ports Of Call’ Adaptation

26 September 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Oscar winning director and festival favorite Danis Tanovic is set to helm Ports Of Call, based on the bestselling novel by Lebanese-French writer and Académie Française member, Amin Maalouf. The film will be produced by Ron Senkowski (Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Decoding Annie Parker) and Samira Kawas through their Dubai/La-based Symply Entertainment. Also producing is Paul-Gordon Chandler, a Cairo-based Episcopal priest who initially obtained the rights from Maalouf.

Originally published in 1996, Ports Of Call is the story of two ill-fated lovers who meet in Paris during Ww II. Ossyane, an Ottoman prince with a Muslim upbringing, and Clara, a Jewish freedom fighter from Vienna, are ultimately torn apart by the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Tanovic, whose most recent film, Tigers, premiered in Toronto, won the 2002 Foreign Language Oscar for No Man’s Land, as well as the screenplay prize in Cannes. In 2013, he won the Jury Prize in Berlin »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Helen Hunt-Directed Dramedy ‘Ride’ Acquired by Screen Media

9 September 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Screen Media announced on Tuesday that it was going for a “Ride” with Oscar-winning actress and filmmaker Helen Hunt. The independent distributor has acquired her second movie as a director, which is a follow-up to 2007's “Then She Found Me.” See also: Aaron Paul, Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton Fight Breast Cancer in ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ Trailer (Video) The film is about “an editor from The New Yorker magazine (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to La after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Take Down sells for Radiant

18 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Mimi Steinbauer has shown first footage in Cannes.

Buyers have been flocking to Radiant International’s Take Down, which is set to start shooting on June 2.

The story of rich kids who fight back when their remote boot camp colony comes under siege has gone in the Middle East (Gulf) and Portugal (Lusomundo).

Square One is understood to have picked up German rights, although Steinbauer could not be reached to confirm. A Company picked up Cis and Eastern Europe before the market.

Ed Westwick [pictured], Dominic Sherwood, Jeremy Sumpter and Phoebe Tonkin star.

Steinbauer has been screening Rudderless, the hot seller from William H Macy that debuted in Sundance.

Unified Pictures and Bron Studios’ The Driftless Area commenced shooting in Vancouver on the first day or Cannes and stars Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel and Frank Langella.

Also drawing heat is the Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti and Ezra Miller starrer Madame Bovary. Steinbauer has been »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Trailer for great looking indie drama Hellion starring Aaron Paul

16 May 2014 12:03 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Aaron Paul has certainly been keeping busy since driving away from the chaos in Breaking Bad. You may have seen him a few months back in Need For Speed and you might even be looking forward to seeing him in the adaptation of Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down or Decoding Annie Parker later this year. You basically won't be able to miss him. Now we have the first trailer for writer/director Kat Candler's Hellion trailer starring Aaron (who also produced); he »

- Graham McMorrow

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Rhys Ifans To Star In Dylan Thomas Film ‘Dominion’

5 May 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Versatile Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has played everything from Peter Cook in Not Only But Always to a rampaging lizard in The Amazing Spider-man. But his latest role will see him returning to his roots as he portrays Dylan Thomas in a new independent biopic about the poet’s final days.

Co-starring John Malkovich, Dominion is set in 1950s New York, where Thomas spent a lot of time in a local pub. Known for liking a drink, the charismatic Ifans appears to be the perfect fit here. Also featuring will be Diego Luna (Elysium) and Zosia Mamet (David Mamet’s daughter and star of Girls).  Presumably being made to mark 100 years since Thomas’s birth, this will be one of various celebratory projects, which include the TV drama A Poet In New York with Tom Hollander (Rev, About Time).

Ifans is generally on the unsung side of movie stardom and »

- Steve Palace

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"Amazing Spider-Man 2" Scores $92M Opening

4 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soared over the weekend and is closing in on an estimated $92 million domestic box-office opening weekend, the second biggest of the year behind only "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" with $95 million.

It's a big step up from the $62 million debut of the first "The Amazing Spider-Man" two years ago, though that film opened on a Tuesday and over a holiday weekend.

ASM2 also beat out the opening of Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 2" which opened to $88 million in 2004, and garnered a nearly exact same per screen average - ASM2's $21,277 to SM2's $21,232.

The Spidey sequel is still going strong overseas, pulling a total of $277 million thus far outside the United States, bringing the film's global haul to $369 million so far.

Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has now passed both the domestic and foreign box-office totals of "Thor: The Dark World". 'Winter' currently sits »

- Garth Franklin

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Best of the Week: Notes on an '$11 Billion Year,' Ten Great Summer Indies, Trouble for 'Grace of Monaco' & More

3 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The top stories of the week from Toh! Awards:Tony Nominations Snub Hollywood, Cut Swath in Open YearWeinstein Release Calendar Reveals Awards Itinerary, But Don't Place Any Bets Just YetBox Office:Arthouse Audit: "Locke" Breaks Out, CBS Films Takes VOD Route for Diaz-starrer "Gambit," Written by CoensTop Ten: "Other Woman" Unseats "Captain America" in Top Spot Ahead of Upcoming Male-Centric TentpolesFeatures:Career Watch: Cameron Diaz Is Back as "The Other Woman," But What's Her Next Best Move?Tired of Tentpoles? Here Are Ten Great Indies to Catch This SummerFestivals:Alice Waters Throws Chez Panisse Feast for Sauper's Sfiff Film "We Come as Friends"San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with "Two Faces of January"Interviews:Dane DeHaan Talks "Amazing Spider-Man 2," Meteoric Career"Decoding Annie Parker" Is True Best Cancer QuestHow Does "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Composer Hans Zimmer Do It? Hack or Genius? (Video)How "The German Doctor" Director Lucia Puenzo Found a Film in the. »

- TOH!

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‘Decoding Annie Parker’ Review: Strong Leads Can’t Save This Movie With Too Many Defects In Its DNA

2 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’ve never heard of Dr. Mary-Claire King, it’s good that there’s now a movie about her greatest achievement, which is the discovery of the gene responsible for hereditary cases of breast and ovarian cancers. Before finding the proof for her longtime theory, which came surprisingly only as recent as 1990, most other doctors explained away families with multiple cancer deaths as environmental, coincidental and just plain bad luck. At the end of this movie, which is titled Decoding Annie Parker, we’re told that the discovery is one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of all time. Of course, we should have gotten that point in the preceding 90 minutes (not to say we didn’t, but then we don’t need that title). We probably should have also gotten to know this obviously wonderful and important woman of history, but it’s not really a movie about her. It »

- Christopher Campbell

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Meet the woman behind 'Decoding Annie Parker': 'I'm kind of Angelina Jolie of 30 years ago'

2 May 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Annie Parker lost her mother to cancer at the age of 13. Years later, in 1974, her older sister, Joanie, would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Parker would lose her too. And then, like clockwork, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Unlike her loved ones, Parker would beat breast cancer, and eventually, she’d beat two other forms of cancer as well. And that was the story that cinematographer Steven Bernstein wanted to tell in his directorial debut.

After working on 2003′s Monster, Bernstein went looking for another true story when he was contacted about a book manuscript that Annie Parker had submitted about her life. »

- Samantha Highfill

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'Decoding Annie Parker' Is True Breast Cancer Quest (Trailer)

2 May 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

True story "Decoding Annie Parker" is a low-budget crowdpleaser that is rough around the edges but sticks with you. It opens Friday.  Rookie director Steven Bernstein's breast cancer saga stars Helen Hunt as famed geneticist Mary-Claire King, who painstakingly tracked down the Brca-1 genetic marker for breast cancer, and Samantha Morton in the title role of a woman who is convinced that breast cancer runs in families, which won her Best Actress at the last year's Seattle International Film Festival. "Every 12 minutes someone dies of breast cancer," says King in the movie. The real life Parker has so far survived three rounds fighting cancer, and finally met Dr. King onstage at the Seattle Film Festival. "They cried and I cried," says Bernstein. Bernstein left his career as a Hollywood cinematographer ("White Chicks," "Monster," "Like Water for Chocolate," "Scary Movie 2") and devoted seven years to financing, shooting and promoting the film, »

- Anne Thompson

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Exclusive Clip from Decoding Annie Parker Starring Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, and Aaron Paul

2 May 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today, we're pleased to premiere an exclusive clip from the upcoming drama, Decoding Annie Parker.   The film stars Samantha Morton as the title character, a woman stricken with breast cancer who works with oncologist Dr. Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) in order to explore the theory of a genetic inheritance of cancer.  None of that is present in this clip, which instead focuses on the relationship between Annie Parker and a slow-witted poolboy played by Aaron Paul. Hit the jump to check out the Decoding Annie Parker movie clip.  The film is now playing in limited release, and also stars Rashida Jones, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Corey Stoll, and Ben McKenzie. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: "g1aWttbTp7g4aMNSy-kiES9ukOXAcHLq",adSetCode: "67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0",site: "collider",kw: ""});Please enable Javascript to watch this video Here's the official synopsis for Decoding Annie Parker: Based on true events, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Rhys Ifans to play Dylan Thomas in film of poet's last days

2 May 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

John Malkovich will also star in biopic about the New York death of hard-drinking Under Milk Wood writer

Rhys Ifans to star in adaptation of Under Milk Wood

Rhys Ifans will play Dylan Thomas in a biopic set during the days leading up to the death of the iconic Welsh poet, according to Variety.

Ifans, who is also appearing in a new film adaptation of Thomas's radio play Under Milk Wood and is presenting a documentary about the poet, will join John Malkovich and Diego Luna in Dominion, which is being directed and written by Decoding Annie Parker's Steven Bernstein. Dominion will be set in 1953 in New York, where Thomas, who had alcoholism, died at the age of 39 after multiple visits to White Horse Tavern, in Greenwich Village. He'd also received from a local doctor a series of "injections" designed to help him complete public performances of Under Milk Wood. »

- Ben Child

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‘Decoding Annie Parker’ a well-intentioned but unfortunately flawed biopic

1 May 2014 9:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Decoding Annie Parker

Written by Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, and Michael Moss

Directed by Steven Bernstein

USA, 2013

The new film Decoding Annie Parker was made with the most honorable intentions, and unfortunately, very little else. In many respects, the story could just as well have been a movie-of-the-week from the early 1990s on either one of the Big Three networks or Lifetime. It covers a hot-button issue, is female-centric, has a large cast full of actors who are mostly recognizable from various TV shows, and feels like a snapshot of life instead of an immersion. Tackling the topic of breast cancer by looking at its genetic background is, perhaps, an interesting avenue to pursue, but Decoding Annie Parker lacks depth throughout.

Samantha Morton stars as Annie, who defines her life in an opening quote as a joke, and in some dark way, she’s not wrong: when she’s a girl, »

- Josh Spiegel

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Rhys Ifans, John Malkovich, Diego Luna Star in Dylan Thomas Biopic (Exclusive)

1 May 2014 7:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rhys Ifans will star as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in indie drama “Dominion” with John Malkovich (pictured above) and Diego Luna.

Richard Gladstein is producing. Steven Bernstein (“Decoding Annie Parker”) is directing from his own script with plans to start shooting in late May.

The story will focus on the events surrounding the last days before his untimely death at the age of 39 in 1953 in New York, which included multiple visits to the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village.

Supporting cast includes Zosia Mamet (“Girls”), “Veep” star Tony Hale and Phil Ettinger.

Ifans, a native of Wales, has appeared recently in “Anonymous, “The Five-Year Engagement” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Malkovich and Luna collaborated on “Chavez” with Luna directing and Malkovich starring.

Malkovich appeared last year in “Warm Bodies” and “Red 2.”

Bernstein wrote and directed “Decoding Annie Parker,” starring Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul and Helen Hunt and opening in U.S. »

- Dave McNary

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'Spider-Man', 'X-Men', 'Filth' & 'Godzilla': Previewing the Movies of May 2014

1 May 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's interesting to look at the number of upcoming films this month that I've already seen. Obviously I've already seen and reviewed The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (read my review here), which hits theaters this weekend, officially marking the start of the 2014 Summer movie season even though it seem Captain America: The Winter Soldier already did just that. I've already seen (and enjoyed), but have not reviewed Jon Favreau's Chef and the Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, both of which hit theaters on May 9. Also opening that same weekend, only in limited theaters are Atom Egoyan's awful Devil's Knot as well as Richard Ayodae's nod to Terry Gilliam (admitted or not) The Double (read my review here) starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Both of those films I've seen and didn't necessarily care for either, though Devil's Knot is a true waste of time. On »

- Brad Brevet

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Writer-Director Steven Bernstein Talks Decoding Annie Parker, Believing Deeply in the Subject Matter, His Directorial Debut, Cast Contributions, and More

1 May 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening in limited release on May 2nd, Decoding Annie Parker is a life affirming story told with grace and humor about two remarkable women who wage a courageous 15-year battle against breast cancer on both scientific and emotional fronts.  Geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there’s a link between DNA and cancer and makes one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century, while irrepressible cancer survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) struggles to hold her family and life together with dignity and courage even as her body betrays her.  Directed by Steven Bernstein from a screenplay co-written with Adam Bernstein and Michael Moss, the inspiring indie drama based on true events also stars Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Marley Shelton, Corey Stoll, Ben McKenzie and Richard Schiff. In an exclusive interview, Bernstein talked about why he believed deeply in the subject matter he »

- Sheila Roberts

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Decoding Annie Parker, a Living-With-Disease Drama

29 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Decoding Annie Parker is a better living-with-disease drama than medical mystery.

Veteran cinematographer Steven Bernstein's directorial debut follows the paths of two real-life women who meet only once and briefly. Geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is the more famous and, in the film, anyway, less interesting. Her suspicion that some women may have a predisposition to breast cancer made her a crackpot in the '70s, when the film opens, until she was vindicated with the discovery of the Brca-1 gene in 1990.

Meanwhile, Annie Parker (a luminous Samantha Morton) -- who, as her pool-cleaner/aspiring rocker husband (Aaron Paul) never tires of reminding her, has only a high school education -- spends these long years engaged in her own Erin Brockovich-style »

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Watch an Exclusive Clip From Decoding Annie Parker

24 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a new clip from Decoding Annie Parker , the May 2 release starring Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul, Bradley Whitford, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Marley Shelton, Chris Mulkey and Corey Stoll. Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker is the hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against a cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Waged on both scientific and emotional fronts, they are drawn together not just by the disease but by their shared determination and unconventional approaches to their research and to their lives. Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) has a personal relationship with breast cancer. Her mother and her sister died of the disease and »

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