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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of We Are Your Friends In St. Louis

16 August 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Studiocanal comes the romantic drama We Are Your Friends.

The film marks Max Joseph’s (MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show”) feature film directorial debut, and stars Zac Efron (“Neighbors”), Emily Ratajkowski (“Entourage,” “Gone Girl”), and Wes Bentley (“Interstellar,” “The Hunger Games”).

We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, »

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Nywift and Iris Announce Inaugural Participants for The Writers Lab, Funded by Meryl Streep

10 August 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Back in April, I interviewed the directors of Nywift and Iris about their noted launch of The Writers Lab, a retreat for women screenwriters over 40, that received a substantial amount of funding from Meryl Streep. The 12 inaugural participants, listed below, were selected from a pool of over 3,500 applicants. The eight mentors for the weekend long September lab are Jessica Bendinger (Bring It On, Aquamarine), Caroline Kaplan (Time Out of Mind, Me and You and Everyone We Know), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Darnell Martin (Cadillac Records), Lydia Dean Pilcher (Darjeeling Limited, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Secret Life of Bees, Beyond the LightsMary Jane Skalski (Win Win, The Station Agent) and […] »

- Sarah Salovaara

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Meryl Streep’s Screenwriters Program Selects Inaugural Participants

10 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New York Women in Film & Television and the Iris film collective have selected 12 screenwriters for the inaugural year of Meryl Streep’s Writers Lab.

The program, which is fully funded by Streep, provides script development for female writers over the age of 40. The Writers Lab, presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America East, received over 3,500 submissions.

Here are the participants and their scripts: Sarah Bird, “Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen”; Vanessa Carmichael, “The American”; Tracy Charlton, “Raised Up”; Kellen Hertz, “Ashburn”; Anna Hozian, “Anchor Baby”; Lyralen Kaye, “St. John the Divine in Iowa”; Jan Kimbrough, “The Glastonbury Cow Party”; Billie Mason, “The Cargo”; Peres Owino, “Basketweaver”; Gretchen Somerfeld, “Face Value”; Janet Stilson, “Jaguar Trail”; and Kim Turner, “It Goes Like This.”

The event will take place September 18 to 20 in upstate New York at the Wiawaka Center. Iris is a collective of women filmmakers founded by Kyle Ann Stokes, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch the first trailer for Thomas McCarthy’s latest feature ‘Spotlight’

29 July 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tom McCarthy has become a familiar figure over the course of his career in several arenas, whether as a performer on Syriana and HBO’s The Wire, or as a writer for films such as Pixar’s Up and Million Dollar Arm. It is as a filmmaker, however, that McCarthy has gained the most prominence, receiving critical acclaim for his filmmaking debut The Station Agent, which was matched by the praise for his follow-ups The Visitor and Win Win. With his last film hitting theatres early this year, McCarthy immediately got back behind the camera for his next film, titled Spotlight. The film’s synopsis is as follows.

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

McCarthy once again takes on directing and writing duties for the film, »

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Spotlight trailer: Michael Keaton exposes child abuse in the Catholic church

29 July 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rachel McAdams and Mark Ruffalo also star in this potential Oscar contender from director Tom McCarthy about the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-winning investigation

Related: And the Oscar may go to … 40 key movies in contention for 2016 awards

Oscar-nominated actor/writer/director Tom McCarthy was on a roll as a film-maker after The Station Agent, The Visitor and Win Win all won rave reviews. He faltered horribly with the Adam Sandler-starring comedy The Cobbler, but his latest, Spotlight, which he also co-wrote, looks set to haul him back on track.

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First Trailer for Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' Starring Michael Keaton

29 July 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"How do you say 'no' to God?" Open Road Films has debuted a trailer for Tom McCarthy's Spotlight, a newsroom thriller about the Boston Globe journalists who investigated and uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation in the Catholic Church. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton leads the way, but the ensemble cast includes Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup. This is premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals this fall, and looks like a fascinating journalistic thriller, reminding us how much work goes into breaking stories. Take a look. Here's the first official trailer for Tom McCarthy's Spotlight, found on YouTube: The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Spotlight is directed by the very talented actor-filmmaker Tom McCarthy, »

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Watch: Michael Keaton Takes Down the Catholic Church in Star-Studded 'Spotlight' Trailer

29 July 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup: Includes 'Equals' and 'The Danish Girl' World Premieres, New Noah Baumbach Documentary Fresh off the news that it will screen at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" has received a debut trailer touting its star-studded ensemble and powerful subject matter. Looking to rebound after the critical bashing of "The Cobbler" earlier this year, writer-director McCarthy ("The Station Agent," "Win Win") looks to be in good hands with a post-"Birdman" Michael Keaton starring opposite Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Brian d’Arcy James and Billy Crudup. The official synopsis reads: "'Spotlight' tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. When the »

- Zack Sharf

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Watch: Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams & Michael Keaton Star In The First Trailer For Catholic Church Scandal Pic ‘Spotlight’

29 July 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After a critically acclaimed start with films like “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor,” actor/director Thomas McCarthy, has hit a few bumps in the road while diversifying his career. The fact is, McCarthy has taken risks. He’s written at Pixar (“Up”) and taken on some challenges (“Win/Win” features some terrific performances, but is a uneven effort), but few would argue that his would-be whimsical fairy tale comedy “The Cobbler” starring Adam Sandler wasn’t a huge misguided folly (and actually, don’t put the blame on Sandler, either). Read More: Interview: Thomas McCarthy Grapples With 'Win Win' But if there are those looking for a McCarthy comeback in a big way, his upcoming picture “Spotlight” looks like the real deal. Co-written by Josh Singer (“The West Wing”) and McCarthy, “Spotlight” stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Michael Keaton in a true story about a team »

- Edward Davis

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The Cobbler review: “Average, though very entertaining…”

29 July 2015 3:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Cobbler review: The latest Adam Sandler comedy is run-of-the-mill stuff, but there’s a lot of fun to have in there too. The Cobbler review

The Cobbler is one of those movies which was released in its domestic territory back last year, received relatively poor to mediocre reviews, and thus is getting a fairly low-profile international roll-out, which is a shame really, as there’s a lot of fun to be with Adam Sandler‘s latest comedy.

The film revolves around Sandler’s cobbler Max Simkin, a bored, single Jewish guy working on New York’s lower East Side in the family’s small business. When Max stumbles upon a magical family heirloom – a stitching machine which allows him to transform to look and appear like the owner of any pair of shoes he straps on – his life changes forever.

Written and directed by Tom McCarthy, who has helmed »

- Paul Heath

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‘The Cobbler’ VOD Review

19 May 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Sandler, Method Man, Adam B. Shapiro, Ellen Barkin, Evan Neumann, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Dascha Polanco, Dustin Hoffman, Yul Vasquez, Kim Cloutier | Written by Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado | Directed by Thomas McCarthy

Max Simkin (Sandler) is a fourth generation cobbler working in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical shoe-stitching machine that allows him to step into the lives of his customers – literally – and see how the other half lives, and finds that sometimes walking in another man’s shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are…

Thomas McCarthy, director of the critically acclaimed The Station Agent and the fantastic Paul Giamatti starrer Win Win, would seem like an odd choice to direct an Adam Sandler movie, but then The Cobbler is no ordinary Adam Sandler film. »

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What Went Wrong with Tom McCarthy's 'The Cobbler'?

15 March 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's been six months since Tom McCarthy's latest, "The Cobbler," was excoriated by critics in Toronto, but the sting has yet to wear off. What Grantland's Wesley Morris called a "crime against cinema" currently has a pitiful 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (it's at C- on Criticwire and at 54 Metacritic), and while the film's star, Adam Sandler, has ample experience with reviewers' sharpened pencils, McCarthy's failure here comes as quite a shock. Update: Image Entertainment opened "The Cobbler" simultaneously in 20 theaters and on Video on Demand, scoring just $24,000 with a tiny per screen average of just $1,200. Read: Arthouse Audit: 'It Follows' is Horror Hit, and Tests Radius's VOD Plans  As a writer-director, the former actor's three previous films ("The Station Agent," "The Visitor," and "Win Win") comprise a loose trilogy that impressed critics with their nuanced observations of everyday life. »

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Film Review: Adam Sandler’s ‘The Cobbler’ a Historical, Stupefying Disaster

13 March 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The newest Adam Sandler film that doesn’t feature him dressed like a chubby middle schooler is really bad, but in a special way. Similarly, it is an instant classic in the legacy of bizarre disasters, a footnote in writer/director history that must be witnessed to be fully understood.

Part of its perplexity is how the film is always in grasp as it shows itself, and how you can reach out and try to bring it back home, but then it explodes. This is one of those films where its flaws are more believable as a conspiracy than a misjudgment. Someone, please, let the police know that writer/director Tom McCarthy is missing, and someone has his shoes.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

The key to entering “The Cobbler” is indeed not lead star Adam Sandler but co-writer/director McCarthy. If you’ve seen his films like “The Station Agent,” “The Visitor, »

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‘The Cobbler’ Review: Adam Sandler Fable Takes Too Many Missteps

13 March 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Some directors should just stick to realism. Director Thomas McCarthy‘s best films, “The Station Agent” and “Win Win,” might tread toward the whimsical, but they mostly traffic in recognizable characters in relatable situations. But then there’s “The Visitor,” in which a constipated old white guy learns to love life with the help of some accommodating people of color, and you can feel the sweetness overpowering the filmmaker’s better instincts. Cloying as “The Visitor” was, it barely scratches the surface of wrongheadedness, cutesiness and borderline racism on display in “The Cobbler,” a would-be comedy that clumsily combines magic shoes, »

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Adam Sandler Plays It Straight As The Cobbler

12 March 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

There are good movies, bad movies, and many, many others in that gray area in-between.  One might call The Cobbler a noble failure, but I’m not sorry I saw it. I so admire Tom McCarthy’s work as a writer-director (The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win) that I can’t begrudge him a misfire…and his new movie is anything but dull. Adam Sandler—yes, that Adam Sandler---stars as the world-weary owner of a shoe-repair shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He inherited the place, and the profession, from his father and his father before him, but he has no passion for his work. The barber next door (Steve Buscemi) tries to cheer and encourage him, without success, and a local...

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- Leonard Maltin

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The Cobbler | Review

12 March 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Shoe Be Doo: McCarthy’s Magical Realism Has No Sole

Actor Thomas McCarthy has developed a solid reputation as an indie film director thanks to his first two films The Station Agent (2003) and The Visitor (2007). While his third outing, 2011’s Win Win, showcased a tendency for schmaltzy cliché, it’s a far cry from his most recent offering, The Cobbler. Headlining Adam Sandler, many expected this to be one of Sandler’s infrequent attempts at dramatic prowess, somewhere along the lines of his surprise turns in Punch Drunk Love, or even Spanglish…or even Men, Women & Children. Instead, McCarthy doggedly pursues a broad comedic tone, something that recalls old Jerry Lewis vehicles, except with a lethargic, bored star. Resolving a series of lazy dramatic conflicts, everyone involved coasts through this torporific exercise with grim determination.

A magical sewing machine that was inherited by one of his ancestors in the Lower »

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Review: Adam Sandler's Grating, Unfunny 'The Cobbler' Needs A Little More Soul

11 March 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, we'll say this for "The Cobbler, "it's probably the first anti-gentrification, magical shoe, Jewish fable in the history of cinema. But that's about where the praise ends for this baffling misfire from Oscar-nominated writer/director Tom McCarthy. The filmmaker has previously taken seemingly slight loglines — a lonely train enthusiast dwarf forms unlikely friendships ("The Station Agent"), a man gets involved in the life of an illegal immigrant ("The Visitor"), a lawyer and a client's grandson connect over wrestling ("Win Win") — to turn out funny, yet deeply human comedies that are observant and insightful about the struggles of quirky, but ordinary and relatable characters. But "The Cobbler" sets a wacky tone early, and never deviates from it, taking the aphorism, "you can't know a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes" to gratingly literal and weirdly fantastical lengths. Adam Sandler — playing weary, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Cobbler Review

10 March 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This is a repost of our review from the 2014 Toronto Film Festival [Tiff 2014].

Like an orbiting celestial body, a rare Adam Sandler role appears every half-decade or so that threatens to break the actor out of his lucrative fiefdom of low-brow comedy. Punch-Drunk Love looked like a potential turning point in 2002, but a Spanglish or two aside, he avoided further dramatic work until 2010’s Funny People, which earned Sandler wide praise for how capably he lampooned his own career. He then followed that up with Jack & Jill, That’s My Boy, and a pair of Grown Ups. Clearly, if Sandler were interested in a McConaughey-esque career turnaround, he would have gone for it by now.

The underwhelming returns on his latest vacation disguised as a comedy, Blended, along with a pair of upcoming dramatic roles once more see the established Sandler narrative being challenged. The Cobbler is the first of two »

- Sam Woolf

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'The Cobbler' Poster: Adam Sandler Saves His Neighborhood

23 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler is saving the neighborhood one sole at a time in the official poster for the upcoming comedy The Cobbler. This magical fantasy adventure arrives from director Thomas McCarthy, known for such indie hits as Win Win and The Visitor. He has pulled in quite an impressive ensemble to star alongside Sandler, including such heavy hitters as Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin and Dan Stevens.

The Cobbler follows Max Simkin (Adam Sandler), who repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.

Check out the latest one-sheet for The Cobbler, which finds »

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'The Cobbler' Poster: Adam Sandler Saves His Neighborhood

23 February 2015 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler is saving the neighborhood one sole at a time in the official poster for the upcoming comedy The Cobbler. This magical fantasy adventure arrives from director Thomas McCarthy, known for such indie hits as Win Win and The Visitor. He has pulled in quite an impressive ensemble to star alongside Sandler, including such heavy hitters as Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin and Dan Stevens.

The Cobbler follows Max Simkin (Adam Sandler), who repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are.

Check out the latest one-sheet for The Cobbler, which finds »

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Adam Sandler struggles to make shoes in ‘The Cobbler’

18 February 2015 2:08 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After an underwhelming performance in last year’s Men, Women and Children, can Adam Sandler try to hit gold with another role outside of his usual comedies? It seems like the reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival don’t agree.

A new trailer for The Cobbler hit the web on Wednesday. The film stars Sandler as Max, a shoe repairman who stumbles across a pair of magical shoes that allow him to become other people depending on who wore them.

The film, which is directed by Win Win‘s Thomas McCarthy, was hit hard by critics when it premiered in Toronto. Indiewire said that it “misses its marks wide and often, almost from the first frame. To say that it’s in need of repair would only be the start of addressing the multitude of problems the picture presents, because what it actually needs is a little more soul. »

- Zach Dennis

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