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When I first started preparing my year-end lists for 2013, I knew for certain that I was going to continue my trend of creating one post with my favorite theatrically released narrative films of 2013 and a separate post with my favorite documentary films of 2o13. This is because I have a difficult enough time ranking films that share no common elements other than they were all shot on a medium that can capture both moving images and sound. The ranking of anything (especially art) seems completely arbitrary to me and the fact that most year-end lists focus on the "top" or "best" really makes no sense. While I guess there are certain basic mechanisms of filmmaking that can be done well (thus making a "good" movie) or can be done poorly (thus making a "bad" movie), for the most part it is all just personal opinion. I prefer to approach talking »
- Don Simpson
A huge ensemble cast of indie vets (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Matthew Gray Gubler, Dane DeHaan, Alia Shawkat, John C. Reilly, Cheryl Hines, Paul Reiser, Molly Shannon). Check. A promising directorial debut from someone who previously made a name for himself with a cult screenplay (I Heart Huckabees). Check. Zombies. Check. You can always count on a horror-comedy to crack the Park City at Midnight line-up and Life After Bet certainly fills in that gap. Filming on Jeff Baena’s debut occurred in July, and recent Afm art proves that they’re deep into the post production phase, so chances are relatively good for a possible January showing. If so, this will be a hot sales item ticket for several indie distribution companies.
Gist: DeHaan plays Zach, who is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage »
- Eric Lavallee
Not that it is shrouded in mystery, but Mark Webber has a distinct way of working that might be regarded Cassavetes-like for his realism and making his narratives into true family affairs – we only need to reference The End of Love (Sundance ’12) as a prime example. And speaking of family, Webber reteams with cinematographer Patrice Lucien Cochet and here partners up with Teresa Palmer – the actress and actor are attached at the limb in more than just a creative manner. Filming commenced on The Ever After in Australia earlier in the year and apparently moved from Los Angeles and New York in July and August, which means a rough cut could have been submitted. Webber, Palmer, pint-sized Phoebe Tonkin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Melissa Leo, Joshua Leonard, Tahyna Tozzi, Kid Cudi and Tom Bower are part of the film’s make-up and Before Midnight was such a hit last year »
- Eric Lavallee
Exclusive: Wme has signed Mark Webber, whose film The End Of Love got nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at 2012 Sundance and who just wrapped The Ever After. Webber, who wrote The End Of Love, also scripted The Ever After, and stars in it with Melissa Leo, Rosario Dawson, Kid Cudi, Jaime King, and Teresa Palmer. Webber’s earlier film Explicit Ills won the 2008 SXSW Audience Award. Webber is not only a rising director, he’s an inspiration for overcoming adversity. He was raised in Philadelphia by his mom, and both of them lived on the streets part of the time. She has become a renowned advocate for the homeless who ran for Vice President last year with the Green Party. Now he’s with a major agency. He continues with attorney Ira Schreck. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Writer-director and actor Joe Swanberg has a new film, "Drinking Buddies," currently on VOD and in theaters this August, but that doesn't mean he's taking a summer vacation. He's editing his next film, "Happy Christmas," and has teased out some details about the cast, including the roles played by Anna Kendrick, Lena Dunham and Melanie Lynskey.While promoting "Drinking Buddies," Swanberg told HuffPost Entertainment that the film concerns a young couple (played by Lynskey and Swanberg) whose lives are interrupted by the arrival of an unwelcome house guest, a sister who moves into their basement. Now seen in "Drinking Buddies," Anna Kendrick plays that sister, while Mark Webber -- writer, director and star of 2012's semi-autobiographic "The End of Love" -- portrays the couple's babysitter. Meanwhile, "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham, currently working on the HBO series' third season, rounds out the cast as a college friend of Kendrick's character. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
"The Ever After follows the artistic footsteps of The End of Love, blurring the lines between reality and fiction, using real life relationships, friends and family members to enhance the film's overall feeling of realism," reads the description of the movie.
Webber's previous film The End of Love was nominated for a Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Prize.
In The Ever After she will play a mystical figure who has a profound effect on the couple's relationship. »
Leo plays a mystical individual who has a profound impact on Webber and Palmer’s character’s relationship.
Filming started in February in Australia and will continue in Los Angeles and New York through July and August.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
• Denzel Washington devotedly protected Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire. Now he’s signed on to a new project that will have him protecting a child, though this time in a near future big city setting. The film is Shovel Ready, an adaptation of the yet-to-be-released debut novel of New York Times journalist Adam Sternbergh. Here’s how Deadline’s report described the plot: “In a bombed-out, near future New York City where most of the population escapes reality by tapping into a digital fantasy world, a contract killer is hired to kill the daughter of a powerful, maniacal evangelist. »
- Emily Rome
Shooting on Mark Webber’s third directorial outing The Ever After starring Teresa Palmer, Melissa Leo and Webber will move from Australia to Los Angeles and New York and is scheduled to end in August.
Production started last February in Australia on the project, described as “a brutal love story that explores the depths of a marriage.” Phoebe Tonkin, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson and Kid Cudi are in negotiations to join the supporting cast.
Palmer and Webber co-wrote the screenplay and are producing The Ever After through their companies Yumehome and Poor Rich Kids.
Palmer is lined up to star opposite Liam Hemsworth in the thriller in Cut Bank, while Webber is in production on Lynn Shelton’s Laggies starring Keira Knightley, which The Solution Entertainment Group is financing alongside its fund »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, actor Mark Webber delivered his sophomore directing effort The End of Love, a touching and genuine story examining the relationship a struggling actor and father has with his son (played by Webber's real-life toddler son) in the wake of losing the child's mother. Now Webber is preparing to get behind the camera again with The Ever After, described as a brutal love story that explores the depths of marriage And Variety reports Aussie actress Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Melissa Leo (Oblivion, The Fighter) have landed roles in the film. But they're not the only ones. Read on! In addition, Rosario Dawson, Phoebe Tonkin, Jaime King and rapper-turned-actor Kid Cudi are also in talks for roles. Specifics on the story have not been revealed, but Variety says Leo's character is that of some sort of mystical individual (maybe a fortune teller?) who has some sort »
- Ethan Anderton
Here's today's latest casting news: Denzel Washington (Man on Fire) is in early talks to star in Shovel Ready, a Warner Bros. adaptation of journalist Adam Sternbergh's debut dystopian novel. Melissa Leo (The Fighter) has joined Mark Webber's The Ever After, described as a "hard examination of a marriage." Rosario Dawson (Trance) is also in talks to join. Josh Duhamel (Transformers) will join Lucas Till in Strings, an ensemble drama directed by Daniel Duran. Hit the jump for more on each film. First up from Deadline is news that Washington is in early talks for Shovel Ready, a story that takes place in a future war-torn New York City. The "population escapes reality by tapping into a digital fantasy world, a contract killer is hired to kill the daughter of a powerful, maniacal evangelist. Ultimately, the killer becomes the girl’s protector." Washington is currently prepping to shoot Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer. »
- Dave Trumbore
Penned by Palmer and Webber, the script is about a brutal love story that explores the depths of marriage. It’s a joint venture between their companies Yumehome and Poor Rich Kids.
“The Ever After” has been kept under wraps since filming started in February in Australia. Shooting will culminate in Los Angeles and New York through July and August.
Palmer starred in “Warm Bodies” and is in “Cut Bank” opposite Liam Hemsworth. Webber is in Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies” opposite Keira Knightley. Leo won the supporting actress Oscar for 2010′s “The Fighter. »
- Dave McNary
• Kristen Stewart is lining up more projects for life after Twilight. She has signed onto two indie films that will shoot this summer, political drama Camp X-Ray and the Olivier Assayas-directed film Sils Maria. In Camp X-Ray, Stewart will play a young soldier who escapes her small town by joining the military, and, instead of getting a tour of duty in Iraq as she hoped, she ends up being sent to Guantanamo, where she encounters abuse and hatred from her superiors. For Sils Maria, Stewart joins Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and star Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) in the film about »
- Emily Rome
A relatively new force among independent distributors, Millennium Entertainment was formed in 2010 and is poising for a breakout year to follow up last year's notable releases like Richard Linklater's "Bernie" and Lee Daniel's "The Paperboy." This year they're receiving additional backing in the form of VOD distributor Gravitas Ventures. The two companies will coordinate their efforts on a number of 2013 indie releases, with Millennium doing home video distribution and Gravitas handling VOD. Upcoming releases include last years festival crowd-pleaser "The End of Love," directed by and starring Mark Webber, the 2012 SXSW musical-comedy and drama "Hunky Dory," starring Minnie Driver and drama "33 Postcards" starring Guy Pearce, which previously played on approximately 8,000 screens in theatrical release in China. On a related note, the Sundance comedy "Hell Baby" starring Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb will open theatrically in July via Millennium and go live on VOD via Gravitas. »
- Mark Lukenbill
Since her breakthrough with 2009.s mumblecore bromance Humpday, writer/director/actress Lynn Shelton has kept herself busy, directing some television in and around her features, including Your Sister.s Sister and the upcoming .massage therapist with a sudden aversion to touching people. dramedy Touchy Feely. But her next project already sounds like it will be her most interesting one yet - if the all-star casting is any sort of proof. It.s been in the works for quite some time, but it looks like Laggies is finally on the fast track to production with Anonymous Content producing. Deadline reports negotiations are being finalized to add Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Chloe Moretz (Hugo), Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths) and Mark Webber (The End of Love) to the cast. Even if this were a cat food commercial, these performers would guarantee it to be the greatest cat food commercial to ever exist. From »
Photos for The World's End, Mr. Morgan's Last Love, Evil Dead, and Star Trek Into Darkness.
There's also George Clooney and Matt Damon on the set of Monuments Men, Aaron Johnson in combat fatigues on the set of the Godzilla reboot, and Christian Bale and Amy Adams filming David O. Russell's Untitled Abscam Project.
"The Weinstein Company have locked in a limited release for the Nicole Kidman-led 'Grace of Monaco' in the United States on December 27th…" (full details)
"AMPAS has confirmed that the 86th and 87th Academy Awards will take place on March 2nd 2014 and February 22nd 2015 respectively…" (full details)
"Do you want to watch Tilda Swinton in bed? Now you can. Swinton made a surprise appearance on Saturday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, sleeping in a glass box as part of an installation. Swinton will do this six more times throughout the year on random dates… »
- Garth Franklin
Millennium Entertainment and Gravitas Ventures have struck a deal to collaborate on the digital and theatrical release of a number of indie titles, acquiring the rights to films including Amanda Seyfried-Michael Cera starrer The End of Love and Minnie Driver musical dramedy Hunky Dory. Gravitas will handle digital distribution duties, including VOD, while Millennium will oversee the theatrical release. They also are partnering on home entertainment. The deal also includes Guy Pierce drama 33 Posters, directed by Pauline Chan, as well as the previously announced Millennium title Hell Baby, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival title written and directed by
- Pamela McClintock
With his wife as his partner, Mark (Mark Webber) might have handled parenthood fine. Alone, he has neither the maturity nor the wherewithal to rise to the task. The End of Love studies a man in disarray after his wife’s death, trying to care for his 2-year-old son yet lacking (or unwilling to use) any of the tools needed to do so. He soon finds himself alone and lost in a haze of young adulthood. »
"Is this the park with the flowers?" It sounds like an innocent question from a child on a car ride, hoping to return to his favorite spot. But in the context of The End of Love, the quietly moving film from director and star Mark Webber, it's a heartbreaker. The boy (Isaac Love, Webber's real-life son) has lost his mother before the film begins, and in this scene he's driving with his dad to visit the mother's grave-- though the child, of course, is a little too young to know that. Check out the scene in this exclusive clip from The End of Love below. That natural dynamic between father and son suffuses the entirety of The End of Love, in which Webber plays a version of himself-- an actor struggling to get by in Los Angeles, and trying to raise his son in the process. You might recognize Webber »
Set in Los Angeles, The End of Love is an intimate, honest and raw portrait of a young father (played by writer/director Mark Webber) in transition between the life he’s been working for and the one that’s already waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son Isaac (played by Webber’s real-life son) suddenly passes away, the struggling actor is forced to face his inability to grow up and begins to realize that he can no longer remain in denial about the real-life consequences that his choices have. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Shannyn Sossamon – who plays Lydia, a young single mother that Mark finds himself drawn to – talked about why she wanted to get involved with this unique project, how exciting it is to work without a set script and be able to improvise the dialogue, how they determined just »
- Christina Radish
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