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Sunday Shorts: ‘Euston Road’, starring Paul Bettany

20 April 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2004 short Euston Road. The film is directed by Toa Stoppard and written by Tristram Pye, and stars Charlie Condou, Tilly Blackwood, and Paul Bettany. Bettany has made a name for himself over the course of a 20 year acting career with roles in features such as A Beautiful Mind, Dogville, The Da Vinci Code, and Margin Call. His newest feature, titled Transcendence, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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New Draft Day Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

11 April 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate) released their new comedy/sports flick, "Draft Day" into theaters today, and the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it's not a complete disaster, garnering up an overall mixed score of 52 out of a possible 100 across 23 reviews over at Metacritic.com. The movie stars: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, and Sean Combs. We've added snippets from a few of the critics, below. Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score,saying, "A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece." Mick Lasalle over from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it another 75, stating, " Entertaining and suspenseful, the movie shows the politicking and strategies that go into this annual ritual, and Costner is at his beleaguered best." Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He stated: "In his most effective full star turn in perhaps a decade, »

- Chris

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Starz Tackles Tricky Idea With ‘The Chair’

11 April 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Not only is the idea behind Starz new effort, The Chair, one that makes for a rough road as a show, it’s one that has only a theoretical draw insofar as gaining an audience, and who the target demographic might be. The show will follow two hopeful directors as they each make their own version of a film based on the same script.

Zachary Quinto, and several others, will serve as mentors during the process, which will provide some draw, but as these directors take us through the process of creating a coming-of-age film, does anyone actually want to be a part of that? Sure, the idea sounds good, but it’s hard to tell what the show really looks like, and whether or not watching the behind-the-scenes effort of… who knows what, is really going to draw a crowd.

I guess we’ll find out.

 

One Screenplay. Two Films. »

- Marc Eastman

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Kevin Spacey Regales the Crowd With 20-Minute Speech at Museum of the Moving Image Tribute

10 April 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Who is Kevin Spacey? The man’s talent has more facets than a diamond,” said Chazz Palminteri at Museum of the Moving Image’s salute to the “House of Cards” actor Wednesday night on the Upper East Side.

As clips played from some of his most standout works like “The Negotiator,” “American Beauty” and “The Usual Suspects,” Spacey said he had not seen them since the actual screening of the film. He also noted a scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross” with his “friend, mentor and father figure,” Jack Lemmon, whom he credits as the impetus for moving to New York and becoming an actor.

Likewise, Penn Badgley said Spacey offered the same sort of guidance during the filming of “Margin Call” when Badgley was 24.

“Having him around was just very inspirational for somebody young and kind of like sort of lackadaisical,” Badgley said of himself during the cocktail hour at the 583 Park Ave. »

- Alexa Harrison

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Cinema at the Margins

17 March 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | The Moving Arts Journal | See recent The Moving Arts Journal news »

Wheeler Winston Dixon’s Cinema at the Margins is an enlightening collection of essays and interviews. Wearing his encyclopedic knowledge lightly, Dixon shares his expert insights and research in an eloquent, eminently readable style. I chose to review his new book because its reference to the ‘margins’ held the enticing promise of new discoveries, and a brief survey of its table of contents confirmed that, alongside well-known and much-loved names, there were also unfamiliar ones. The volume covers an early film by Peter Bogdanovich, the horror movies of Lucio Fulci, American 1930s and 40s science fiction serials, the TV series Dragnet, the brief career of Argentine director Fabián Bielinsky and the long one of Hollywood director Sam Newfield, Robert Bresson’s Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945), U.S. 1960s experimental cinema, Dixon’s own meditation on the shift to digital, and interviews with music video director Dale “Rage” Resteghini, »

- Alison Frank

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Kevin Spacey Continues His Disruptive Platform-Shifting Experiments By Self-Releasing ‘Now: In The Wings On A World Stage’: Q&A

28 February 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

When most leading men get preoccupied with messing with models, it usually means extracurricular activity. When it’s Kevin Spacey, it means taking bold risks to create disruptive opportunities to alter arcane platforms that have ranged from his own acting career to pioneering the first breakout multi-platform success in the J.C. Chandor-directed Margin Call and the first breakout Netflix series hit House Of Cards. Now, he has made an intriguing documentary, Now: In The Wings On A World Stage, and will test new waters by self-distributing the film. Here’s the first trailer that was just unveiled for the docu, which he is releasing in limited theatres and simultaneously via download here on KevinSpacey.com. Spacey, in the midst of a strong run in Hollywood and two Oscars, started this journey of self discovery back in 2003 when he left Hollywood to revive the Old Vic in London. That has limited his screen time, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Kevin Spacey Continues His Disruptive Platform-Shifting Experiments By Self-Releasing ‘Now: In The Wings On A World Stage’: Q&A

28 February 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

When most leading men get preoccupied with messing with models, it usually means extracurricular activity. When it’s Kevin Spacey, it means taking bold risks to create disruptive opportunities to alter arcane platforms that have ranged from his own acting career to pioneering the first breakout multi-platform success in the J.C. Chandor-directed Margin Call and the first breakout Netflix series hit House Of Cards. Now, he has made an intriguing documentary, Now: In The Wings On A World Stage, and will test new waters by self-distributing the film. Here’s the first trailer that was just unveiled for the docu, which he is releasing in limited theatres and simultaneously via download here on KevinSpacey.com. Spacey, in the midst of a strong run in Hollywood and two Oscars, started this journey of self discovery back in 2003 when he left Hollywood to revive the Old Vic in London. That has limited his screen time, »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Demi Moore Steps Out After Ashton Kutcher Engagement to Mila Kunis: See the Picture

28 February 2014 10:41 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Demi's doin' just fine! Demi Moore stepped out for coffee in Hollywood Friday, Feb. 28 looking serene the morning after news broke of her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher's engagement to Mila Kunis. Moore, 51, dressed in lined leather boots, black tights, an oversize trench coat, and black-and-white printed scarf, ambled back to her car carrying a large coffee from the Coffee Bean shop on the Sunset Strip. The pretty Margin Call actress kept a cool, bemused expression behind her wayfarer-style shades. She left her brunette locks down in [...] »

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Us Secrets & Lies could be headed to Ten

24 February 2014 1:39 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Network Ten has first dibs on the Us remake of Hoodlum Entertainment.s crime drama Secrets & Lies, which starts shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday. The Disney-owned ABC network commissioned the pilot, which stars Ryan Philippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez and Belle Shouse. The Seven Network has an output deal with Disney but Hoodlum.s Tracey Robertson says Ten has first rights on the remake which, if it.s picked up, will be a 10-episode series. The 6-part Australian series launches on Ten at 8.30 pm on March 3. When ABC commissioned the pilot, it agreed to a series penalty, which means the network will have to pay a hefty fee to the producers if it doesn.t proceed.. The Oz show stars Martin Henderson as Ben, a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. Diana Glenn plays his »

- Don Groves

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Alessandro Nivola Will Have A Most Violent Year

24 February 2014 5:45 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After portraying slick, ambitious FBI agent Anthony Amado in David O. Russell’s acclaimed crime caper American Hustle, which won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and is currently up for 10 Academy Awards, Alessandro Nivola has booked another buzzy period pic: J.C. Chandor’s New York crime drama A Most Violent Year.

The film, set in the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in New York history, follows a family of immigrants who attempt to create a prospering business without getting dragged into the crime, corruption and decay of the day. Oscar Isaac stars alongside Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks and David Oyelowo.

Nivola joins the cast as Peter Forente, a heating oil distributor and a competitor to Isaac’s character. Given Nivola’s penchant for playing sleazy characters, I’d imagine Forente will be one of the film’s main antagonists, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Will ‘Veronica Mars’ VOD Release Kickstart New Trend in Hollywood?

21 February 2014 5:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The major studios may have shuttered their independent film banners, but studio digital divisions are starting to borrow some of the release strategies used to roll out smaller-budgeted movies.

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution promised Rob Thomas a limited theatrical release for a “Veronica Mars” movie if he was able to raise the financing to produce the film.

After turning to Kickstarter to successfully raise over $5.7 million from more than 91,000 people for a feature-length adaptation of the WB-cw TV show, the studio has kept its promise, renting 270 theaters to show the film starting March 14. Most of those are operated by AMC, while 10 are independently-run screens.

But with a small but rabid fanbase, known as Marshmallows, for “Veronica Mars,” Warner Bros. and Thomas know they will make most of their money by renting and selling the film on video-on-demand and online platforms at the same time as the film plays in theaters. »

- Marc Graser

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Demi Moore, Boyfriend Sean Friday Attend Her Daughter Rumer Willis' Performance

20 February 2014 12:21 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Rumer is . . . Demi's her biggest fan! Demi Moore brought boyfriend Sean Friday to her daughter Rumer Willis' performance of cover songs at The Sayers Club in Hollywood on Tuesday, Feb. 18. An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that the couple focused on supporting Willis, 25, during their night out together. Moore, 51, and Friday, 27, arrived shortly before Willis took the stage and sat at a table in the middle of the room. The Margin Call actress wore little makeup for the evening, and dressed [...] »

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First Image and Synopsis for J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year Starring Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, and Alfred Molina

19 February 2014 8:32 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost was a huge step forward for the Margin Call director, and so I'm incredibly excited for his latest picture, A Most Violent Year.  The first image and official synopsis have been released for the film, which is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around "an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built."  The great cast also includes Albert Brooks, Alfred Molina, and David Oyelowo. Hit the jump to check out the image and synopsis. Via Jessica Chastain. Synopsis via The Playlist: A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The film follows the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his family trying to expand »

- Matt Goldberg

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First Look: Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year'

19 February 2014 7:39 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Though A Most Violent Year didn't play at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the next film from Margin Call and All is Lost director J.C. Chandor landed distribution in the United States during the indie movie marathon with A24 picking up the New York City thriller set in 1981. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Mama) leads the film set during one of the most violent year's in The Big Apple's history, as the story follows an immigrant family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities amid violence, decay and corruption. Now we have a first look photo featuring Chastain looking rather glamorous. Look! Here's the first photo from J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year form the film's Facebook page: A Most Violent Year is written and directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost). The thriller is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one »

- Ethan Anderton

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #112. J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year

18 February 2014 5:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A Most Violent Year

Director: J.C. Chandor

Writer: J.C. Chandor

Producers: Before The Doors’ Neal Dodson, Washington Square FilmsAnna Gerb, J.C. Chandor

U.S. Distributor: A24

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Ashley Williams, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Christopher Abbott, Elyes Gabel, Catalina Sandino Moreno

He tapped into mindset of Wall Street before the chic of Scorsese, and he reminded us how film is, in its essence, a visual medium by garnishing a sinking boat/solo journey with more food for thought and while Margin Call and not too shabby sophomore feature All is Lost are bold statements and offer a broad idea of his range, J.C. Chandor’s star might shine bright with A Most Violent Year – a big leagues thriller featuring 80′s trimmings and a Chastain/Isaac combo.

Gist: Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. »

- Eric Lavallee

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The Best Blu-ray/DVD Releases of the Week: ‘All is Lost,’ ‘Masquerade,’ ‘The Americans,’ and ‘On the Job’

11 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. All Is Lost Robert Redford stars as a man sailing solo who encounters trouble out at sea. He awakens to the impact of his sailboat colliding with a derelict shipping container and quickly sets about trying to fix the damage before catastrophe occurs. His experience grows increasingly precarious, and soon he’s fighting against nature and circumstance for his very life. Writer/director J.C. Chandor‘s follow-up to the excellent Wall Street drama Margin Call is even more engaging, but it accomplishes the feat through an opposite degree of dialogue. While that film was filled with fast-talk and lots of it, Redford’s character is the only one onscreen here leaving him no one to talk to but himself. (Sure, that didn’t stop Sandra Bullock from being a lonely chatterbox in Gravity, but »

- Rob Hunter

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New poster and international trailer for Transcendence starring Johnny Depp

10 February 2014 10:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Regular Christopher Nolan collaborator and Dark Knight cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut this year with Transcendence and a new poster and international trailer have debuted today, which we've got for you right here...

Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland) stars as Dr. Will Caster, a scientist in the filed of AI, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. When a series of anti-tehnology extremists attempt to stop him, they become the catalyst for him to succeed.

Transcendence opens on April 17th, 2014 with a cast that also includes Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), Paul Bettany (Margin Call), Morgan Freeman (The Lego Movie), Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises), Clifton Collins Jr. (Star Trek) and Cole Hauser (A Good Day to Die Hard).

Why not head on over to our newly-launched Flickering Myth Forum to discuss this story, »

- Gary Collinson

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Frank Dillane to star in Maestro

8 February 2014 3:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Frank Dillane will star in Bow Street Films’ drama featuring music from renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang.

Catherine Jarvis will direct from her screenplay based on Peter Goldsworthy’s book of the same name about the battle of wits between an aspiring young pianist and his enigmatic Viennese teacher. Casting is underway for the role of the teacher known as the Maestro.

Production is set to begin in spring in northern Australia and Austria. Daniel Harvey and Bow Street Films partners Joe Jenckes and David Dickson are producing.

“We were immediately inspired by the universal themes brought to life in Catherine’s screenplay, particularly how she frames the story within this very powerful music,” said Jenckes and Dickson. “Frank’s amazing talent and screen presence coupled with Lang Lang’s unparalleled skill as a pianist will appeal to audiences worldwide.”

Jenckes and Dickson’s credits include Margin Call, Kill Your Darlings, Felony, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Berlin: Bow Films Taps Frank Dillane To Topline Jarvis’ ‘Maestro’

8 February 2014 2:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frank Dillane (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) is set to topline Catherine Jarvis’ “Maestro,” based on Peter Goldsworthy’s eponymous novel.

Daniel Harvey and Bow Street Films partners Joe Jenckes and David Dickson are producing.

Maestro” turns on Paul, a talented pianist (Dillane), who moves to an exotic outpost of 1960′s Northern Australia and is forced to learn from the only piano teacher his father can find – the enigmatic Herr Keller, a Viennese refugee with a shadowed past, known to the locals as ‘Maestro.’

“We were immediately inspired by the universal themes brought to life in Catherine’s screenplay, particularly how she frames the story within this very powerful music,” said Bow Street FilmsJoe Jenckes and David Dickson. “Frank’s amazing talent and screen presence coupled with Lang Lang’s unparalleled skill as a pianist will appeal to audiences worldwide.”

The pic’s original score will feature Craig Leon »

- Elsa Keslassy

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All Is Lost Blu-Ray Review

7 February 2014 10:17 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in 2011, I was impressed by Margin Call, a sharply written financial drama that featured a talented ensemble cast including Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto. Its writer-director, J.C. Chandor, was a fresh face to Hollywood, but his raw talent was undeniable. Now, Chandor is back for his sophomore writer-director effort with a film that’s almost Margin Call‘s polar opposite. All Is Lost, a mesmerizing tale of one man battling against the merciless ocean, features almost no dialogue, one cast member (the indomitable Robert Redford) and an ambiguity that’s crucial to its overall impact.

As All Is Lost opens, we hear a voiceover from Redford’s character, credited only as “Our Man.” Redford is apologizing for unspecified mistakes and conceding that he has failed in some way or another. It’s the film’s most extensive use of dialogue. When that voiceover fades away, the camera enters a sailboat, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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