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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Are Not Married, People Confirms

21 September 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

No, they haven't made their crazy, stupid, love official. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are not married, People confirms. Sources tell People that reports that the notoriously private couple tied the knot earlier this year are untrue. The pair have been dating for five years. The stars first met on the set of the 2012 drama The Place Beyond the Pines, in which they played parents. Mendes, 42, and Gosling, 35, are now parents, themselves, to two daughters. They welcomed Amada Lee in April, joining big sister Esmeralda Amada, who celebrated her second birthday this month. "It sounds so clichéd, but I never »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Are Not Married, People Confirms

21 September 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

No, they haven't made their crazy, stupid, love official. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are not married, People confirms. Sources tell People that reports that the notoriously private couple tied the knot earlier this year are untrue. The pair have been dating for five years. The stars first met on the set of the 2012 drama The Place Beyond the Pines, in which they played parents. Mendes, 42, and Gosling, 35, are now parents, themselves, to two daughters. They welcomed Amada Lee in April, joining big sister Esmeralda Amada, who celebrated her second birthday this month. "It sounds so clichéd, but I never »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Box Office Labors Over Labor Day, While ‘Don’t Breathe’ Takes A Victory Lap

4 September 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Box office is laboring this weekend; that’s par for the Labor Day holiday course. This year, the weakness stems almost entirely from the failure of new studio releases, with “The Light Between Oceans” (Disney) and “Morgan” (20thCentury Fox) flailing.

Holdovers, however, are doing better. Also helping the cause are two limited-release films, CBS Films’ “Hell or High Water” and Pantelion’s “No Manches Frida,” both handled by Lionsgate for their partners.

See More‘White Girl’ Opens Strong, Kevin Smith and Jerry Lewis Not So Much: Arthouse Audit

The Top Ten

Don’t Breathe (Sony) Week 2 – Last weekend #1

$15,700,000 (-41%) in 3,051 theaters (no change); PTA (per theater average): $5,146; Cumulative: $51,124,000

The Suicide Squad (Warner Bros.) Week 5 – Last weekend #2

$10,005,000 (-18%) in 3,292 theaters (-290); PTA: $3,039; Cumulative: $297,422,000

Pete’s Dragon (Disney) Week 4 – Last weekend #6

$6,471,000 (-13%) in 3,272 theaters (+28); PTA: $1,978; Cumulative: $64,223,000

3 (tie) Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus) Week 3 – Last weekend #3

$6,467,000 (-18%) in 2,985 theaters (-294); PTA: »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Quickie Reviews: The Light Between Oceans and The Jungle Book

2 September 2016 5:32 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Nathaniel R

Apologies that there's no big review this weekend but I do hope you'll check out the Fassbender & Vikander flick. Here are two quick takes on movie options this weekend.

In Theaters

The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance)

Story: A war veteran (Michael Fassbender) takes a position as a lighthouse keeper where he falls in love with a local girl (Alicia Vikander). Their lives change irrevocably when they discover an orphaned baby in a boat.

Review: A pop quiz. Which is more ravishing?

Real life romantic chemistry that translates intact to movie screens. Romantic dramas that don't stop at sexy but get across how comforting and life-changing love and companionship can be. Picturesque rocky islands and lighthouses softened at their edges by grassy tenderness and the windswept beauty of two definitely cinematic brunettes.

Trick question -- they're all super ravishing! I've heard the complaints that The Light Between Oceans »

- NATHANIEL R

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The Light Between Oceans Review

2 September 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few actors in recent memory have exhibited the versatility of Alicia Vikander, who just last year played a mechanic fashionista double-agent (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), the loyal wife of a transsexual trailblazer (The Danish Girl), and a spellbinding robot with a see-through belly (Ex Machina). The Swedish actor again unveils a new side of her in The Light Between Oceans, in which she plays a woman named Isabel Graysmark who wants so desperately to be a mother that she goes far beyond the reaches of morality.

Vikander, a classically trained ballerina, throws her entire body into the role, drawn like a magnet to her onscreen counterpart, Michael Fassbender, who plays her lover, Tom Sherbourne. A rattled veteran of World War I, Tom elects to lead a life of solitude, taking a position as a lighthouse keeper off the coast of Western Australia, but vivacious mainlander Isabel manages to capture his »

- Bernard Boo

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Film Review: Strong Cast Turns on ‘The Light Between Oceans’

2 September 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the early 1970s, “Love Story” was all the rage, with its catchphrase “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Just as sudsy, and with its own catchphrase, is “The Light Between the Oceans.” The film, set in the early 20th Century, salvages a by-the-numbers tale with fine performances.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

This is a love story, between a lighthouse keeper and his conveniently available young bride. It can be be categorized as a dignified soap opera, involving a baby and a surprising reveal. The high level actors Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz deeply create characters that work, but the story has some issues in keeping up with them. The time setting of 1918 through the 1920s is perfectly handled, as a world resentfully deals with the loss of life and innocence after World War I. Director/screenplay adapter Derek Cianfrance (“The Place Beyond the Pines”) has been »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Light Between Oceans Review: Painful, Slow and Really Boring

2 September 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Light Between Oceans is a painfully slow melodrama. English period costume drama isn't everyone's cup of tea, but this one is a head scratcher. All of the pieces for a good film were seemingly there, a talented cast, acclaimed director, well regarded source novel. But instead of award worthy recognition we get tedium and pretentiousness. This is a great example of how having great ingredients doesn't guarantee a decent product.

Based on the novel by M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans takes place on the Australian coast directly after World War One. Michael Fassbender stars as Tom Sherbourne, a veteran haunted by his time in the war. He takes a job in isolation as a lighthouse keeper on a remote island. His employer's daughter, Isabel (Alicia Vikander), takes a fancy to him and they begin corresponding. After a whirlwind romance leads to marriage, Isabel joins Tom on his island for an idyllic life. »

- MovieWeb

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Did you know these fun facts about Star Wars' Ben Mendelsohn

2 September 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fans! Here at Fandemonium HQ, Ben "Mendo" Mendelsohn is our boy. And guess what? Alicia "I'm the greatest Aussie since Hugh Jackman" Malone joins us to give us the lowdown on all things Mendo. I'll be honest. The Place Beyond The Pines Mendo is my favorite Mendo. But I digress. What's your favorite Ben Mendelsohn role? Did you even know he was Australian!? Leave your comments below or Star Wars Mendo will be mad. »

- Matt Perez-Mora

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The Light Between Oceans – Review

1 September 2016 8:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The lushly beautiful The Light Between Oceans is a three-hankie historic drama set on the coast of Western Australia. With heart-tugging performances by an attractive trio of Oscar nominees (with two winners), Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz, the film is an adaptation of M. I. Stedman’s 2012 bestseller of the same name. The tale set in a remote corner of the world, in the years after the devastation of World War I, which nearly wiped out a generation of young men in Europe and left those who survived scarred by this most brutal of wars.

Derek Cianfrance, whose previous films include Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines, both wrote the script and directs, and it is hard to imagine a more perfect director for this moody historic tale of moral choice. The title refers to the story’s setting, a remote lighthouse in Western Australia, at »

- Cate Marquis

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Derek Cianfrance to Direct ‘Empire of the Summer Moon’ Next Year

1 September 2016 12:36 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With his latest drama, The Light Between Oceans, opening this Friday (our review), Derek Cianfrance is already eyeing his next project. According to Variety, he’s prepping an adaptation of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, S.C. Gwynne‘s book about the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. The project will be made for Warner Bros., with Cianfrance co-writing with Darius Marder, collaborators on The Place Beyond the Pines.

Cianfrance calls Parker, who had his mother abducted and spent years trying to find her, “really one of the great American heroes. [He] grew into his manhood, raged against the theft of his mother and spent his whole life trying to find her again.” He also tells Indiewire, “Hopefully I’ll be in production on in the spring, but then again, that’ll be like »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Venice 2016 Review: The Light Between Oceans Gets Derek Cianfrance Into Hot Water

1 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Whether it's Blue Valentine's pitch perfect snapshot of a relationship in breakdown or the wonderful parallels and plot twists of The Place Beyond the Pines, one thing is for certain: Derek Cianfrance is ridiculously good at telling complex and unconventional stories in a way that feels irresistibly cinematic and compelling. So when teamed up with two insanely talented actors like Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, could Cianfrance's adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel The Light Between Oceans possibly go wrong? Maybe. But first, let's try to take the director's latest drama on its own terms. The Light Between Oceans opens to reveal a bristling, English-sounding Fassbender playing Tom Sherbourne - a cagey man migrating to a remote part of Western Australia after four terrible years on...

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Derek Cianfrance: the Now and the Next

1 September 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Josh Forward

Derek Cianfrance, the man who made cinema fans everyway sit bolt upright with excitement at his stunning debut Blue Valentine is about to release his third feature The Light Between Oceans. Both films, and his second, the multi-generation epic The Place Beyond the Pines, show his preoccupation with the dark intricacies of doomed romances and families pouring out into gripping cinema. His talent with actors is evident again: Reviews are mixed to positive for the film overall, but leads Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, along with supporting player Rachel Weisz are all solidly praised.

Opening wide and based on a popular novel, this is Cianfrance's first dalliance with what could be considered a "mainstream" film. As much as his cinematic fascination with the mucky and the unflinching darkness in human nature can be mainstream at least. But it does have a more traditional narrative and sweeping landscapes to match. »

- Josh Forward

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Weekend Box Office Preview: With ‘Morgan’ and ‘Oceans,’ Summer Will Go Out With a Whimper

1 September 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Labor Day Weekend is the bastard stepchild of holidays, and this weekend promises a dispiriting reception for two new, lower-budget studio releases. “The Light Between Oceans” (Disney) and “Morgan” (20th Century Fox) will each struggle to do even $10 million this weekend. However, Sony’s surprisingly strong horror thriller “Don’t Breathe” looks to repeat at No. 1 — a rare achievement in the genre.

For both films, choosing this date represents the “what have we got to lose?” strategy. Neither “Oceans” nor “Morgan” will open in more than 2,000 theaters; unless they over-perform, the three-day weekend has a good chance of being the weakest of 2016. Last year’s Friday-to-Sunday saw $60 million; the mark to beat this year is $76 million (Super Bowl Weekend in early February, normally a dead zone).

Read More: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Critical Roundup: Derek Cianfrance’s Melodrama Leaves Reviewers at Sea

That said, “The Light Between Oceans” is the first among equals. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Alicia Vikander ‘Scared’ Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans’: She was ‘Fierce and Hungry’

1 September 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Venice — Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, one of the world’s most fashionable couples, hit the Lido Thursday and insisted on talking, of all things, about the subject of their press conference: Derek Cianfrance’s “The Light Between Oceans,” in which they star and which world premieres at the Venice Festival.

Shot in 2014 on Cape Campbell, a tiny, wind-buffeted peninsula in New Zealand, “The Light Between the Oceans” was the film where the actors met, fell in love and have remained a couple ever since.

Fassbender and Vikander were keen to talk about their onscreen characters in “The Light Between Oceans,” an adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s bestseller of the same title. In it, they play an upstanding but shell-shocked Wwi vet-turned-lighthouse keeper and his young wife, who is desperate to have a child after two miscarriages and after losing her two brothers in Wwi. She and her husband have both, »

- John Hopewell

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'The Light Between Oceans' Review: Fassbender, Vikander Keep Romance Afloat

1 September 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Derek Cianfrance makes emotionally naked films. Just think of the raw energy coursing through 2010's Blue Valentine, his drama about divorce, and 2013's The Place Beyond the Pines, a saga of fathers and sons. Watching The Light Between Oceans feels different and less spontaneous, largely owing to the sappy source material, the 2012 bestseller by M.L. Stedman.

In his first major-studio film, Cianfrance seems too reliant on the book's trajectory, the post Wwi love story of a lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander), who live in tempestuously romantic isolation. »

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‘Light Between Oceans’ Director Derek Cianfrance Preps Quanah Parker Movie

31 August 2016 10:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In Venice for “The Light Between Oceans,” director Derek Cianfrance is preparing a movie for Warner Bros. on Quanah Parker, the last great Comanche chief.

Directed by Cianfrance, and written by Cianfrance and Darius Marder, his co-scribe on “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the feature will adapt S.C. Gwynne’s “Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History.” Movie will shoot in 2017, and will be cast among the Comanche nations, Cianfrance said.

The movie — like the book — focus on the towering figure of Quanah Parker, whom Cianfrance called “really one of the great American heroes.” Quanah was the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was abducted in 1836 by Comanche raiders and assimilated into the tribe, and Chief Pet Nocona. Parker was recaptured in 1861 by the Texas Rangers.

“Quanah Parker grew into his manhood, raged against »

- John Hopewell

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Derek Cianfrance Says ‘Empire Of The Summer Moon’ Next, Aiming To Shoot In The Spring

31 August 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the six years that have passed since he broke out with “Blue Valentine,” Derek Cianfrance has completed only two films: 2012’s “The Place Beyond The Pines” and this weekend’s “The Light Between Oceans” (read our review). He’s not a filmmaker that cranks them out. However, he is looking to get his next project mounted […]

The post Derek Cianfrance Says ‘Empire Of The Summer Moon’ Next, Aiming To Shoot In The Spring appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ Critical Roundup: Derek Cianfrance’s Melodrama Leaves Reviewers at Sea

31 August 2016 12:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Light Between Oceans” is in theaters this Friday, and Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of the novel by M.L. Stedman is so far receiving mixed notices. Indiewire‘s David Ehrlich says the director’s follow-up to “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond the Pines” could have been a “masterpiece” as a Decemberists song. As a “middlebrow period melodrama,” however, it’s “lush and lacking in equal measure.”

Read More: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ Review: Alicia Vikander Shines Bright In A Rocky Period Romance

Owen Gleiberman of Variety is similarly lukewarm, writing in his review that the film “winds up taking one too many self-serious twists and turns. The film earns its darkness, but it might have been even more affecting if it didn’t shrink from the light.”

“Poignant and frustrating in equal measure,” writes Screen‘s Tim Grierson in another mixed take, “‘The Light Between Oceans’ aspires to be an elegant melodrama, »

- Michael Nordine

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“The Light Between Oceans” is a bold new step for Derek Cianfrance

31 August 2016 11:38 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

When I first saw Blue Valentine, I was absolutely bowled over by the talent of Derek Cianfrance. My favorite film of that year, I still consider it a masterpiece. Since then, he has challenged himself with ambitious fare like The Place Beyond the Pines, though this week he has something completely new to share in The Light Between Oceans. A period piece and melodrama, it’s Cianfrance working in a slightly less grounded in gritty reality way, to solid effect. The themes he’s always explored are still there, just packaged in a different way. Some of the people who have loved his prior works might find this a step down, but it’s still very much a worthwhile movie. The film is an adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s novel of the same name. It follows Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) as he returns to Australia after the war in search of some solitude. »

- Joey Magidson

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The Weekend Warrior 9/2/16: Morgan and The Light Between Oceans

31 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Fede Alvarez’s thriller Don’t Breathe (Screen Gems), starring Jane Levy and Stephen Lang, won the weekend, but it did way more than we predicted, doing better than most movies released in the last weekend of August, winning the weekend with $26.4 million, pretty much double what I predicted. That’s a pretty great testament to the power of Screen Gems’ marketing campaign and that’s more than double what the movie cost to make. Jason Statham’s Mechanic: Resurrection (Summit/Lionsgate) didn’t fare as well as it opened in fifth place with $7.5 million in 2,258 theaters, about where I predicted. Of the more moderate releases, the Obama date movie Southside with You (Roadside Attractions) took in $3 million in around 800 theaters, »

- Edward Douglas

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