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‘The Immigrant’, the latest feature from James Gray, releases a new trailer

19 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Despite a filmography consisting of only four features to date, filmmaker James Gray has garnered a number of fans in the film community for movies such as We Own the Night and Two Lovers. With a collaboration on the screenplay of Blood Ties marking Gray’s first new film credit since 2008, many were curious to see his next directorial feature. Titled The Immigrant, Gray co-wrote the screenplay with Ric Menello, directing a cast that includes frequent collaborator Joaquin Phoenix, along with Marion Cotillard, Jicky Schnee, and Jeremy Renner. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below. Sound on Sight was able to see the film at Nyff 2013, and our review can be read here.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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Mila Kunis Is the Latest Celeb to Rock Perfect Pregnancy Style!

8 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We are thrilled to have another glowing, pregnancy celeb to spy on, style wise. Mila Kunis arrives on the baby-on-board scene just as Drew Barrymore and Kerry Washington are ready to exit as they arrive closer to their due dates, which is perfect timing as far as we fashion-lovers are concerned. So far the Jupiter Ascending star seems to be inspied by Drew's laid-back, hippie approach with a little of fellow mom-to-be Gwen Stefani's black-and-white obsession mixed in to the look. The Blood Ties actress' black jersey skirt is as comfy as it gets, but a chic color-blocked top gives it a little more of a dressed-up vibe. Mila keeps things casual with that cute, cropped black jacket and protects her little one »

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Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'August: Osage County' Hits the List

31 March 2014 9:14 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 indie movies in the iTunes store, combining rentals and purchases. Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" continue to dominate, but new additions to the list include "August: Osage County" and "Mistaken for Strangers." "20 Feet from Stardom" returns to the list boosted by its Movie of the Week status (on sale for 99 cents rental). Recent additions "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," "Blood Ties" and "Cheap Thrills" have some lasting power in their second week on the list. The top 10 indies in iTunes are listed below (number represents North American gross, where applicable): 1. 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight, $56,831,000) 2. Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features, $27,195,200) 3. August: Osage County (Weinstein Company, $37,639,307) 4. 20 Feet from Stardom (Radius-twc, $4,938,075) 5. Blood Ties (Roadside Attractions, $26,912) 6. Mistaken for Strangers (Abramorama, $81,800) 7. The »

- Paula Bernstein

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Clive Owen & Juliette Binoche Find Love in 'Words & Pictures' Trailer

26 March 2014 11:41 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been awhile since Clive Owen had a big film, but the British actor has kept busy with some lower profile dramas that have hit the festival circuit over the years. In fact, at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Owen could be seen in both Blood Ties (watch the trailer) and the upbeat romance Words & Pictures. Now the first trailer for the latter film has arrived, showing the former James Bond candidate falling for a feisty painter played by Juliette Binoche. Both seem to be playing American in this one, so that's somewhat interesting, but this looks like your average indie romantic comedy. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Fred Schepisi's Words & Pictures from Yahoo: Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades — as opposed to rigorous engagement with language. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years. »

- Ethan Anderton

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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Mar 25)

25 March 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

Firefox: magnificent drama about a girl gang in 1950s New York, astonishing in its peek into the hidden traumas of girls’ everyday lives [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

The Past: remarkably grounded French drama about a broken family trying to mend; unexpectedly riveting, with one of the year’s best ensembles [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Smaug is a magnificent cinematic creation… but there’s no good reason it takes so damn long to get to him [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

Flyboys: old-fashioned adventure »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Could Apple Go Up Against Netflix?

24 March 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. Apple Streaming TV: Apple is reportedly in talks with Comcast about creating a streaming TV service that would rival Netflix, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Apple has spent year trying to get into the TV market, but so far, the Apple TV set-top box hasn't yet taken off. Partnering with a cable company would obviously be a huge boost for Apple. Meanwhile, Netflix's stock has dipped on the news, according to Mashable. 2. Top Indies in iTunes: Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" continue to dominate the list of top 10 indies in iTunes, but new additions to the list include "Blood Ties," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" and "Cheap Thrills." See the full list here. 3. Panasonic 4K: It looks like GoPro may have some competition in the action camera market. Panasonic has announced it will release of the Hx-A500, a 4K wearable camera. »

- Paula Bernstein

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Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'Nymphomaniac: Volume 1' and 'Cheap Thrills' Hit the List

24 March 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 indie movies in the iTunes store, combining rentals and purchases. Oscar winners "12 Years a Slave" and "Dallas Buyers Club" continue to dominate, but new additions to the list include "Blood Ties," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" and "Cheap Thrills." The top 10 indies in iTunes are listed below (number represents North American gross, where applicable): 1. 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight, $56,036,000) 2. Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features, $27,073,000) 3. Blood Ties (Roadside Attractions, N/A) 4. The Spectacular Now (A24, $6,854,611) 5. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (The Weinstein Company, $8,311,791) 6. Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (Magnolia, $175,000) 7. Enough Said (Fox Searchlight, $17,550,872) 8. Cheap Thrills (Drafthouse, $19,100) 9. Camp Takota (N/A) 10. The Grandmaster (The Weinstein Company, $6,594,959) »

- Paula Bernstein

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Clive Owen Talks Blood Ties, Collaborating with Guillaume Canet, His Process for Finding His Character, His Cinemax Series The Knick, and More

23 March 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Set in New York in 1974, Blood Ties tells the story of 50-year-old Chris (Clive Owen), who has just been released after several years in prison for murder, and his younger brother Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future.  Even though Frank hopes that his brother has changed, Chris just can’t shake his past and a life of crime.  From director Guillaume Canet (who also wrote it with James Gray), the film also stars Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and James Caan. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Clive Owen talked about how filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron helped bring this project to his attention, what made him want to sign on, collaborating with Guillaume Canet (who was an actor in the original French film this was adapted from), his process for finding this character, why he doesn’t believe in over-rehearsing, and how much he »

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Sunday Shorts: ‘Star’, starring Clive Owen

23 March 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2001 short Star. Part of BMW’s The Hire series of short films, the film is directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote it with Joe Sweet, and stars Madonna and Clive Owen. Owen reprised his role for numerous other shorts in the series, and BMW recently announced they will be making a new set of shorts, with a new cast. Owen has also starred in movies such as Children of Men, Sin City, and Gosford Park. His newest feature, titled Blood Ties, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.

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Review: 'Blood Ties' Starring Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard And James Caan

23 March 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s no questioning the aesthetics of Guillaume Canet’s handsome-looking “Blood Ties.” Set in 1970’s New York City, the film revels in low-key details: the immaculate wardrobe, the music, the feel. If anyone watches “Blood Ties” in twenty years, they would not guess it was a film released in 2014. Of course, the odds on anyone watching something so clichéd and ultimately paper-thin in story and theme are very slim. Maybe it’s a Billy Crudup Retrospective. Crudup stars as Frank, a New York City cop with a strict sense of principle. The start of the film has a rowdy drug bust set to the joyful kick-drum syncopation of Kiss’ “New York Groove” (the soundtrack sounds incredibl…y expensive), but it’s Frank who bursts the bubble when he demands the music be cut off. He’s got associates and friends on the job, but his family, including sister Marie »

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Billy Crudup Talks Blood Ties, the Original French Film Les Liens Du Sang, and the Influence of Classic 1970s Crime Thrillers, Plus His Current Broadway Run

21 March 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Billy Crudup is one of those actors who refuses to be pigeonholed.  He’s comfortable on stage and on screen, in big-budget Hollywood productions and modest indie films.  He’s played bad guys, good guys, tough guys, sensitive guys.  But it’s fair to say that he’s most attracted to roles where he gets to play some kind of flawed anti-hero.  In his latest film, Blood Ties, which is part gritty crime thriller, part family drama, Crudup does exactly that, as a New York cop in 1974 who struggles against his ex-con brother (Clive Owen) after he’s released from prison.  It’s a remake of the 2008 French film, Les Liens du Sang, which was itself based on a book.  Directed by Guillaume Canet, a French star in his own right who actually originated the role Crudup plays in the American version, the film also stars James Caan, as the family’s imperfect patriarch, »

- Cindy White

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See This/Skip That: From a Feisty Divergent to an Unsexy Nymphomaniac

21 March 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The much buzzed-about film adaptation of Veronica Roth's literary series, Divergent, hits theaters this weekend with a new bevy of tough women who kick butt. And what's not to love about the Muppets returning to the big screen? Check out our recommendations on what films are worth seeing and skipping this weekend. See ThisDivergent var brightcovevideoid = '3372463640001'; Comparing Divergent to The Hunger Games is near irresistible, and understandably so, given that they both feature a feisty teen heroine battling to save her family in a dystopian future. Unfortunately for the newcomer, such comparisons are nearly ever in Katniss's favor, »

- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic

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‘Blood Ties’ Review: Five Movies Stuffed Into One Unsuccessful Film

21 March 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Writer/director James Gray has explored brotherhood with real depth over his career. From We Own the Night to the  The Yards, Gray shows a deep understanding for unconditional love. He knows how to make cliches feel honest, like two brothers on the opposite sides of the law. Gray slyly subverted that idea in We Own the Night, a drama that went unnoticed in 2007. Blood Ties, which Gray co-wrote with the film’s director Guillaume Canet, will likely go unnoticed as well, but for very different reasons. Unlike We Own the Night, Canet’s film shows no interest in reinventing the wheel or putting down any personal stamp. When the protagonists at the center of Blood Ties make the tough decisions, Gray and Canet are unwilling to do the same with their by-the-number crime picture. Ever since Chris (Clive Owen) and Frank (Billy Crudup) were kids they’ve been different. Chris »

- Jack Giroux

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Blood Ties Review

21 March 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Blood Ties opens today in limited release.] There’s no prequel to Blood Ties, but perhaps there should be. It could provide a reason to give a damn about the characters. We could see the development of their conflict, the tension between brothers and the brothers’ tension with their lovers. Instead, Guillaume Canet’s film hits the ground stumbling as the disjointed picture jumps between characters seemingly at random, and never spends enough time to make us care, or wastes time showing just how shallow these horrible people really are. Coated in the veneer of a throwback crime drama, Blood Ties is an insult to its genre, its cast, and its audience. Set in Brooklyn in 1974, Frank (Billy Crudup) is a lousy cop whose brother Chris (Clive Owen) is out of prison on a work furlough. Their relationship resembles roommates more than people who grew up together, and rather than deal with their estrangement, they’re each »

- Matt Goldberg

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Forecast: 'Divergent' Leaps Into Theaters -- Will It Be the Next Ya Hit?

20 March 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Thursday Update: Divergent earned an estimated $4.9 million from late Thursday shows. In comparison, the first Twilight opened to $7 million at midnight in November 2008. If Divergent follows an identical pattern, it will wind up close to $50 million for the three-day weekend.Forecast: Young-adult adaptation Divergent, which is being positioned as the successor to Twilight and The Hunger Games, should easily take first place at the box office this weekend. Meanwhile, Muppets Most Wanted also opens, though with a bit less fanfare than its predecessor.Opening at 3,936 theaters, Divergent is the latest in a long line of young-adult adaptations aimed at the young female audience that turned out in droves for the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises. Unfortunately, other recent attempts have been less-than-impressive: in the past 14 months alone, Beautiful Creatures, The Host, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Vampire Academy all bombed.No question about it, Divergent is in a league above those movies. »

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Box office preview: 'Divergent' faces off against 'Muppets Most Wanted'

20 March 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 2014 box office, already up 8 percent from last year, is heating up as Divergent stares down Muppets Most Wanted, both of which open in over 3,000 theaters this weekend. But, the Ya adaptation looks to be the clear frontrunner and it would not surprise if it doubled the Muppets’ opening returns.

Divergent is one of the first big-budget films of 2014 to target a primarily female audience after weeks of expensive, male-targeted fare. The interest seems to be there for a big opening weekend, too. Beyond the popularity of the books, Fandango is reporting that Divergent accounts for more than 80 percent of its pre-sales. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Review: Blood Ties Knots Up 1970s New York

20 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia, from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost fetishistic use of 1970s music. Even the story is a throwback to some of the great crime films of the era, not to mention the choice to cast James Caan. While it doesn't quite get every beat right, strong performances and a satisfying plot make it a memory trip worth taking. Frank (Crudup) has always had a contentious relationship with his older brother Chris (Owen), though as much as he hates to admit it, his decision to become a cop wasn't enough to stop him...

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Exclusive: Clive Owen & Matthias Schoenaerts Mix It Up In Clip From 'Blood Ties'

20 March 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With the clothes, soundtrack, hair and attitude to match, you might think that Guillaume Canet's "Blood Ties" was airlifted out the world of gritty 1970s cinema, and dropped into cinemas this year. Striving to tell an authentic, period-detailed story of brothers, crime and family, Canet's film assembles an all start cast and lights a fuse of tension, action and drama. Starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Caan, the 1974, New York set story tells the tale ex-con Chris, recently released from prison, trying to go legit. But when the world of crime comes calling once again, he'll head down a path that'll pit him against his brother Frank, who has carried on the family tradition of being a cop. And that's not all. As you'll see in this exclusive clip, Chris also clashes with Anthony, Frank's girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, where fists and blood flies. »

- Edward Davis

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Mila Kunis and Clive Owen Have a Serious Talk in an Exclusive Clip from Blood Ties

20 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Arriving in theaters and On Demand this Friday, March 21, writer/director Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties features an ensemble cast that includes Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, James Caan and Zoe Saldana. Today, we're debuting an exclusive clip from a scene between Owen and Kunis and you can check it out in the player below! An official selection at both the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, Blood Ties is a gripping drama set New York City, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris (Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank (Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their »

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Video: Billy Crudup On 'Blood Ties,' Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana

19 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Billy Crudup can relate to the struggles of his cop character Frank in his latest film Blood Ties. Frank must live with his criminal brother Chris (Clive Owen) as they struggle to have a relationship while on opposite sides of the law. Or, as Crudup described it, “Before you know it, they’re acting like nine year olds again. Except this time, they have guns.”

Crudup told Uinterview that his own relationships with his two older brothers helped him play Frank, as he could easily slip back into the competitive brother mindset. “I can remember getting stitches under my eye," Crudup said. "I broke my thumb one time, we fought a lot. We would always take it to just the edge just to drive the parents a little bit crazy, but not too many trips to the hospital.”

Blood Ties, directed by Guillaume Canet, also stars Marion Cotillard and James Caan. »

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