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The love story of “Like Crazy” was memorable, but what proved to be more unforgettable was the magnifying aura of the trailer’s theme song, “Dead Hearts”, by the Canadian band, Stars. The obsessive nature this track instills within a listener is unavoidable due to the passionate and simplistic dialogue between the female and male vocalists. Admittedly late to the craze behind Stars, my interest has yet to wane from the outfit since the release of the 2011 film. Officially caught up on the outfit’s five prior releases, my ears are ready to tackle Stars’ sixth full-length album, “The North”, which dropped September 4 via Soft Revolution Records. Naturally, the quintet [ Read More ]
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Check out this new image from Drake Doremus' upcoming Sundance entry "Breathe In," starring Felicity Jones as a British high school exchange student who shakes up the life of an older music teacher, played by Guy Pearce. "Breathe In" co-stars Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone," "The Wire") and Kyle MacLachlan ("Sex and the City," "Twin Peaks"), and is written by Doremus and his "Like Crazy" screenwriting collaborator Ben York Jones. Ms. Jones also toplined Doremus' last film, "Like Crazy," which generated serious buzz out of Sundance 2011, despite coming up short on box office and the awards circuit the following fall. Jones also played a foreign exchange student in the film. Also on Pearce's 2013 slate is romantic comedy "Hateship, Friendship" opposite Kristen Wiig, and "Iron Man 3" (trailer here). Jones' other project next year is Ralph Fiennes' second »
- Beth Hanna
Drake Doremus has been one to watch for many years now, and really made a name for himself at Sundance last January with Like Crazy. Led by a beautiful pairing in Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, the film took home two awards at the festival (and several others on the festival circuit), and now Doremus has re-teamed with Jones for his next film, Breathe In, which will be premiering at Sundance once more.
Debuting in the Premieres category, the film sees Jones star once more in the female lead, this time opposite Guy Pearce, and with just over a month before the film gets its world premiere, the festival has given us another great new image of the leading duo, as well as a longer synopsis.
“As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, »
- Kenji Lloyd
We’ve been given five pairs of tickets to give away to 5 HeyUGuys readers to the Gala screening of ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ which is released in UK cinemas 9th January then on DVD and Blu-ray 14th January.
The movie stars Felicity Jones (Chalet Girl, Like Crazy), Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block, Clash of the Titans), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Wings of the Dove), Mackenzie Crook (The Office, Pirates of the Caribbean) and Fenella Woolgar (Bright Young Things).
The screening takes place 6:15 at Empire Leicester Square on January 9th and you must be free to attend if you enter this competition.
On a crisp December morning in 1932, bride-to-be Dolly (Felicity Jones) hides in her bedroom as her many family members arrive for the wedding with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that go with such occasions. But trouble soon appears with the arrival of Joseph (Luke Treadaway »
Exclusive: Felicity Jones has reunited with her agent, Warren Zavala, at Wme. The young British actress, best known for Like Crazy, becomes the latest thesp to move from CAA with Zavala, who moved to Wme last June. The actress just starred in director Drake Doremus’s latest film, Breathe In, which will debut at Sundance. She recently wrapped the lead in the Ralph Fiennes-directed The Invisible Woman. She continues to be represented by Claire Maroussas at Independent in London. Zavala brought a strong list of thesps with him, as Jones rejoins a stable that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tobey Maguire, Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, David Giuntoli, Jackie Earle Haley, Johnny Galecki, Paul Dano, Shiloh Fernandez, Anna Faris, Kelli Garner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Miranda Cosgrove, and Amber Heard. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
The film won the Special Jury Prize at the festival, and just last month, Winstead’s performance was recognised once more when the Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced, nominating her for Best Actress.
It opened in a limited release in the Us back in October, and has been continuing its expansion over the weeks since then, and will now be released in the UK this Friday. Sony have released the UK variant of the trailer, and though it is essentially identical to the first trailer we saw in September, it’s nice to know for 100% certain that it has secured the UK release it deserves.
“Kate and Charlie like to have a good time. Their marriage thrives on a shared fondness for music, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Cloudy With a Chance of Strain: Rice’s Debut a Sweet Coated Flimsy
For his directorial debut, Donald Rice adapts a 1932 novella written by Julia Strachney, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, a drolly executed period endeavor concerning the mercurial affections of one very wishy washy debutante in pre-wwii England. Featuring a curiously amassed cast that may inspire high expectations, Rice can’t quite fatten up the thin source material enough to warrant a feature length treatise on a love triangle that’s hardly worth our attention. In its defense, it never regresses to cheap laughs or false humor to pander exclusively to a mainstream pedigree, but neither does it ever become a high class affair.
It’s a very subdued and drowned out day in the countryside of 1932 England, where Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones) is about to publicly share her nuptial bliss with hubby to be, Owen (James Norton), and »
- Nicholas Bell
There's nothing more frustrating than wasting talent. Seeing a promising young filmmaker turn in a movie that just doesn't work is as disappointing as seeing a good cast squandered by lesser material. Unfortunately, both are common but unavoidable side effects of attending film festivals and the latter is true of "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," a lightweight British romance that had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. The film squanders not one but two young actors who turned in breakout performances in two of last year's most acclaimed indies. "Like Crazy" lead Felicity Jones stars as Dolly, an anxious bride on the day of her wedding while "Attack the Block" thesp Luke Treadaway is Joseph, an old friend and possibly unrequited romance. We meet the bride-to-be getting sick with nerves and swigging rum in her room while Joseph shows up early to wish the bride well »
- Cory Everett
Portrait of Apple co-founder, jOBS, in lineup for event, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut also set to feature
Joshua Michael Stern's drama will span three decades of the entrepreneur's life and is described as "a candid, inspiring and personal portrait of the one who saw things differently" on the Sundance website. The festival has also released the first still from the film, which shows Kutcher in character as the Apple co-founder at work. A 1977 Apple II computer sits in the background, near a poster that reads "Think" – presumably a nod to Apple's "Think different" advertising campaign of the late 1990s.
jOBS is one of a clutch of high-profile releases added to the lineup announced last week. Among the films joining it in Park City, Utah, will be Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, »
- Henry Barnes
Yep, it's even more from the Sundance Film Festival with a returning director, a new biopic on a late great, and one of world cinema's most treasured helmers all with something to prove. First up, a look via The Film Stage at "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' reteam with Felicity Jones for "Breathe In," a drama co-starring Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan. Official synopsis: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever. Next, Ashton Kutcher will attempt to channel the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in the auto-correct nightmare "jOBS." Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine also feature in the picture that will close the fest. Official synopsis: The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Big names abound as Sundance announced a slew of major titles to headline the Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The list of out-of-competition premieres is so star-studded that it's hard to gauge which productions will attract the most attention. Will it be "Before Midnight," with Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater reuniting for the third film in the acclaimed series that also features "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset"? Will it be Drake Doremus's "Breathe In," which features Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones and marks the writer-director's first feature since the Sundance winner "Like Crazy"? »
- Daniel Fienberg
Even more! Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with 45 days left until Sundance 2013 kicks off on January 17th, Sundance has officially announced another block of their line-up following the in-competition selection last week. This includes the coveted Premieres category at the world's greatest, snowiest film festival in January. This selection includes highly anticipated unveilings, like premieres of award winning Like Crazy director Drake Doremus' Breathe In, as well as Lovelace, Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, Stoker, Ashton Kutcher's jOBS film and so much more. Full 2013 lists below. Premieres: A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated dramatic films of the coming year. Presented by Entertainment Weekly. A.C.O.D. (Director: Stuart Zicherman, Screenwriters: Ben Karlin, Stuart Zicherman) — Carter is a well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce. So he thinks. When he discovers he was part of a divorce study as a child, »
- Alex Billington
The Sundance Film Festival will give the world its first look at Amanda Seyfried as a porn star in the bio-pic Lovelace and Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in a chronicle of the Apple entrepreneur’s life in jOBS — just two high-profile projects in a packed Premieres section for the indie showcase.
The festival, which runs from Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah, already announced its competition lineup and Midnight Movies last week, but this non-competitive group is typically the place where films with celebrity-filled casts and best-known directors debut.
Other titles in today’s announcement include Before Midnight, the »
- Anthony Breznican
The December movie image dump has arrived! Some new and first stills from Like Crazy, jOBS, Prince Avalanche, The East, and Lovelace are showing us diverse film choices for 2013. Though I may be reluctant when it comes to Ashton Kutcher taking on the role of Steve Jobs, I must say that he does look a hell of a lot like him. I must also say that the first thing I thought of when I saw the still from David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, I immediately thought of Mario Bros. Also, the photo »
- Niki Stephens
In association with Metrodome, we’ve got 3 DVD’s to giveaway of the brutal and brilliant UK Brit-flick St. Georges Day. The film is Frank Harper directorial debut. Starring Harper (Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels), Craig Fairbrass (Cliffhanger), Vincent Regan (300), Neil Maskell (Kill List), Luke Treadaway (Attack The Block), Keeley Hazell (Like Crazy), Charles Dance (Game Of Thrones), Jamie Foreman (Nil By Mouth) and Ashley Walters (Anuvahood) this is a suspense filled drama of two cousins and their one last big job before retirement beckons.
At the top of their game, respected and revered by fellow gangsters, cousins Ray Collishaw (Craig Fairbrass) and Mickey Mannock (Frank Harper) plan the biggest robbery of their careers when a drug drop goes awry. Pursued by the angry Russian mob Mickey persuades reluctant Ray to do one last job for the family. Under the guise of an England vs Germany football friendly, masked by football hooliganism, »
- Dan Bullock
Whatever Guy Pearce does, we're going to sit up and pay attention. Over the past year and a half or so, the actor has played a charming cad in Todd Haynes' breathtaking "Mildred Pierce," tried on his action hero pants for "Lockout," popped up in "Prometheus" and sneered his way through "Lawless." He's got a number of interesting movies on the way with an equally diverse slate, with everything from "Iron Man 3" to "Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus' next effort on his plate. And now another intriguing movie is being added to his schedule. Pearce is joining the lovely Rosamund Pike and Bryan Brown for "Violet Town." Based on Steven Carroll’s novel "The Art of the Engine Driver," the 1957-set story follows a couple that attend a neighbor's New Year's Eve party that results in some life altering revelations. Mark Joffe ("Spotswood") is at the helm for this one. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Jennifer Lawrence with its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award in February. With a special tribute celebrating the Oscar-nominated actress's performances in "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook," Sbiff will make particular note of the disparate roles Lawrence has played in films such as "Winter's Bone," "Like Crazy" and "The Beaver." “Ms. Lawrence impressed us earlier this year in 'The Hunger Games,'" said Sbiff executive director Roger Durling. "But has now left us moonstruck with her career-defining performance in 'Silver Linings Playbook.' Naming her our Outstanding Performer of the Year is an understatement." Read More: Jennifer Lawrence: 5 Killer Roles of a Rare A-List Indie Queen In accepting the award, Lawrence will join previous winners Viola Davis (2012), James Franco (2011) and Colin »
- Chris Pomorski
I’m betting that Drake Doremus’s currently untitled drama will make it three for three at Sundance with Douchebag (Sundance ’10), Grand Jury Prize winning Like Crazy (Sundance ’11) or four for four in Park City when you include his debut film, the Slamdance selected Spooner. Once again teaming with Felicity Jones, this also stars Guy Pearce, Kyle MacLachlan, Amy Ryan and Alexandra Wentworth, filming on his latest began in August of 2011 – so with the exception of no title, there won’t be last minute preparations on this one and surely bidding war preparations might already be in the works.
Gist: This is quoted as being a “tense story about an inappropriate relationship between a young student, an exchange student and a school teacher.”
Prediction: Premieres Program
- Eric Lavallee
After four highly profitable films, the Twilight franchise comes to an end with its fifth entry, Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This film will see the conclusion to the story of vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and his new vampire bride Bella (Kristen Stewart), as they try to protect their new child Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) from evil folk.
In the film, actors Charlie Bewley and Daniel Cudmore play two members of a villainous vampire posse named the Volturi, which also includes actors Michael Sheen and Dakota Fanning. The two have been featured in previous films New Moon, Eclipse, and in the previous Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Bewley had a supporting part in Like Crazy, and will be seen in 2013 in the viking epic Hammer of the Gods; Cudmore previously played Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.
While they were in the midst of a national publicity tour, I was able to interview the two supporting actors. »
- Nick Allen
Interview conducted by Tom Stockman November 2, 2012
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens Friday and Summit Entertainment sent two actors to St. Louis last week to help promote the film. Charlie Bewley plays the vampire Demetri and Daniel Cudore plays the vampire Felix. Both are members of the Volturi clan.
Charlie Bewley (Demetri) made his major motion picture debut as the Volturi Demetri in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, followed by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1.
A former athlete with a penchant for travel and adventure, Bewley only took up acting five years ago, but already has a string of recent successes to his name: co-staring in the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury winner Like Crazy, and also playing a key lead alongside a stellar ensemble cast in Russian/Us collaboration Soldiers of Fortune.
- Tom Stockman
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