1-20 of 24 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
Romantic comedy, starring Toni Collette, heading for the American Film Market.
The Works International has come on board comedy romance Lucky Them for worldwide sales.
Set within the world of Seattle’s indie music scene, the film centres on music journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) who reluctantly agrees to take an assignment to investigate the disappearance of a revered local musician who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.
Collette co-stars with Thomas Haden Church, who plays a music-hating, aspiring documentarian that accompanies Ellie on the ensuing road trip.
The company will commence sales at the Afm. IFC previously picked up Us rights.
The film, which received its world premiere at the Toronto International »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Megan Griffiths’ pic, which preemed at Toronto with IFC holding U.S. rights, is set within Seattle’s indie music scene.
Collette plays a journalist for a struggling music magazine who reluctantly agrees to take an assignment to investigate the disappearance of a revered local musician — who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. For the ensuing road trip, she grudgingly accepts the companionship of music-hating, aspiring documentarian, played by Haden Church.
- Leo Barraclough
Slant Gravity, IMAX, and the horrors of front row seating
The Guardian a Carrie promotion stunt here in NYC. Imagine seeing this in real life.
The Verge the original teaser trailer to Star Wars is curiously light on Han Solo
Deejay Italia Cher on Italian television calls Madonna a "magic bitch"
My New Plaid Pants Bubble Boy and Prisoners? Twins!
/Film Darren Aronofsky promises huge complicated visual effects for his biblical epic Noah ... does that mean Matthew Libatique can finally win a cinematography Oscar? (that question is inspired by this recent divisive post on »
- NATHANIEL R
IFC Films has picked up Us rights from Cinetic Media to the recent Toronto world premiere Lucky Them starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. Separately, Distrib Films has acquired Just A Sigh while D Fims will release My Old Lady in Canada.
The film is presented by MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment. Wachtel, Amy Hobby produced with Adam Gibbs, while Joanne Woodward and Peer Pedersen served as executive producers.
D Films has acquired Canadian rights in all media from Cohen Media Group to Israel Horovitz’ My Old Lady starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Jane Birkin. My Old Lady is currently shooting in Paris and tells of a down-and-out New Yorker who travels to Paris to liquidate a huge apartment and encounters his father »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
“Lucky Them” is from MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment. Directed by Megan Griffiths, and co-written by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko, the film also stars Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, and Ahna O’Reilly.
Collette plays a rock journalist who dates musicians, assigned to explore her own past by her magazine’s editor (Platt) with a would-be documentarian, portrayed by Haden Church.
Justin Chang gave the film a strong review at Toronto: “The journey proves as rewarding as the destination in “Lucky Them,” a low-key charmer starring Toni Collette as a rock critic searching for the musician who mysteriously vanished 10 years earlier, abandoning »
- Dave McNary
A couple different acquisitions coming in. IFC Films has snapped up rights to "Lucky Them," starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church; the film, directed by Megan Griffiths, premiered at Tiff. And Music Box has nabbed Kiyoshi Kurosawa's ("Cure," "Charisma") five-episode eerie psychological thriller series "Penance." Here's the synopsis for "Lucky Them":Lucky Them follows Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), an unconventional rock journalist who dates musicians. She is given the important assignment of exploring her own past by her magazine's editor (Oliver Platt). Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her "ghosts" and get on with life. And "Penance":Penance begins on a quiet playground when a mysterious stranger approaches a group of young girls, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of them. Wracked with grief, the victim’s unhinged mother demands. »
- Beth Hanna
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Megan Griffiths’ comedy “Lucky Them,” which premiered at Toronto and stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. The film is presented by MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment. Collette plays an unconventional rock journalist who is assigned to explore her own past by her magazine’s editor (Platt). Joined by an eccentric would-be documentarian (Haden Church), she sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her “ghosts” and get on with life. Also Read: IFC Films Picks Up Emma Roberts-John Cusack »
- Jeff Sneider
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Megan Griffiths' Lucky Them. The film, presented by MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment, stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold and Ahna O’Reilly. Film Review: Lucky Them Written by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko, Lucky Them centers on Ellie Klug (Collette), an unconventional rock journalist who dates musicians. She is given the important assignment of exploring her own past by her magazine's editor (Platt). Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her ghosts and get on with life. The film
- Tatiana Siegel
IFC Films acquired U.S. rights to Lucky Them, the Megan Griffiths-directed pic that stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church and Oliver Platt. Scripted by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko, the pic premiered at Toronto last month. Collette plays an unconventional rock journalist who dates musicians and is assigned to explore her own pasts. It’s a cathartic assignment. IFC’s Arianna Bocco made the deal with Cinetic Media’s John Sloss. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Story follows a homeless man living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row who finds himself the target of a group of rich, trouble-making teenagers who are paying the underprivileged to fight each other.
Michael Witherill is producing and financing through his Mjw Pictures banner. Michael Roiff will also join as a producer.
- Justin Kroll
Directed by Megan Griffiths
Stories about love are always difficult to tell; the cinema landscape is filled with such stories that didn’t work for numerous possible reasons, which makes an effective story that much more rewarding to watch. Rather than focus on the love story, however, Lucky Them screenwriters Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel explore the effects of the abrupt end of a relationship on a woman, and alongside director Megan Griffiths, manage to tell a story that earns its emotional reactions while still offering laughs.
The movie provides an excellent showcase for the often underrated Toni Collette. By its very nature of being a character study of lead character Ellie Klug, much of the burden ends up on Collette’s shoulders, and she carries it admirably, portraying the character with equal parts sadness, denial, and pessimism, all while »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The journey proves as rewarding as the destination in “Lucky Them,” a low-key charmer starring Toni Collette as a rock critic searching for the musician who mysteriously vanished 10 years earlier, abandoning her and his many fans. That may sound like a too-tidy road-trip setup on paper, but any excuse to stick Collette in an Rv with Thomas Haden Church (as an amateur documentary filmmaker who tags along) turns out to be a good one in this terrifically acted dramedy directed by rising talent Megan Griffiths. Spiked with humor and lovingly set against Seattle’s indie-music scene, the film should enjoy a modest theatrical run before settling into smallscreen rotation.
The script was loosely drawn from the experiences of actress-turned-writer Emily Wachtel (who co-wrote with Huck Botko), whose alter ego here is Ellie Klug (Collette), a critic and feature writer for Seattle-based rock magazine Stax. Getting on in years and stuck »
- Justin Chang
Toronto – In Lucky Them, a rock critic is forced to revisit her past and consider its toll on her emotional life, ten years after being dumped by a musician whose unexplained disappearance fueled his cult status. While the set-up of Megan Griffiths’ mellow comedy-drama is a little labored, the performances are so engaging and the characters so pleasurable to be around that it’s easy to forget the script’s flaws. Centered by smart, soulful work from the wonderful Toni Collette, the movie includes an unbilled star cameo that’s a perfect piece of casting, in a scene that adds
- David Rooney
“Lucky Them,” the latest from “Eden” helmer Megan Griffiths, charmed auds and potential buyers at its world premiere in Toronto Friday night, thanks to its breezy banter and the appealing, oddball pairing of Toni Collette — as a whiskey-drinking rock scribe with an edge — and Thomas Hayden Church as her blithely upbeat music-hating pal and wannabe documentarian.
Shot in and around Seattle on a $1-million budget, the pic, which also features Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold and Nina Arianda, lands in Toronto after an often bumpy 11-year journey for writer-producer Emily Wachtel, who co-penned the script with Huck Botko.
Wachtel was sustained early on by encouragement from family friend Paul Newman, who liked the script and sent a draft to several actors in 2007.
“Around that time I connected with Thomas Hayden Church, who ended up calling me once a month for seven years to ask me what was going on,” recalled Wachtel the day after the preem. »
- Jennie Punter
The 50-year old American actor who has a cameo in the movie, which is about a rock journalist assigned to hunt down her former flame, a long-unseen and revered musician, stunned the audience as his appearance wasn't mentioned in the advance press materials for the movie, the New York Post reported.
The 'Lone Ranger' star was spotted in March on the film's set in tiny Carnation, Washington, where he had serenaded fans with a guitar. (Ani) »
- Arun Pandit
The Toronto International Film Festival® has announced the addition of 3 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to the 2013 Festival programme, including a further 12 World Premieres. Representing countries from around the world, the Gala and Special Presentations programmes offer a lineup of diverse titles and genres.
Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Fred Schepisi, Alberto Arvelo, Reha Erdem, Dexter Fletcher, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Megan Griffiths, Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu, Kevin Macdonald, Arie Posin, Charlie Stratton, Nils Tavernier and John Turturro.
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5 to 15, 2013.
Galas Blood Ties
Guillaume Canet, France/USA North American Premiere
New York, 1974. 50-year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after spending several years in prison. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, yet blood »
Lucky Them, the latest movie from director Megan Griffiths, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Today, we’re here to share the first (official) pics with Toni Collette who (in case you’re not so familiar with the project) stars as a rock journalist assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend. Sounds… a little bit weird? Head inside to check her out… Griffiths directed the whole thing from a script written by Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel, which follows a rock journalist named Ellie Klug, who is tasked with the painful assignment of exploring her own past. Joined by eccentric would-be...
- Jeanne Standal
With only the Discovery, Mavericks and Masters programmes left to be determined, Tiff head programmers dished out the final make-up of the Galas, Special Presentations and Tiff Kids line-ups. Among the surprise/highly anticipated world preems we find Arie Posin’s The Face of Love, John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, the long overdue showing for Charlie Stratton’s Therese and the out of nowhere sophomore feature from Quinceañera pairing Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland in The Last of Robin Hood, as well as the “theatrical” world preem to Sean Durkins’ Southcliffe (Channel 4′s TV Mini-Series, see pic above). Here are the added titles:
Bright Days Ahead (Les Beaux jours) – Marion Vernoux, France North American Premiere
Words and Pictures – Fred Schepisi, USA World Premiere
- Eric Lavallee
Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are: The Last of Robin Hood (Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) starring Dakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Kevin Kline. Lucky Them (Directed by Megan Griffiths) starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, and Ahna O’Reilly. Southcliffe (Directed by Sean Durkin) starring Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Anatol Yusef, and Eddie Marsan. Therese (Directed by Charlie Stratton) starring Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, and Oscar Isaac. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th. Via Tiff. The Last of Robin Hood Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies’ man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, »
- Matt Goldberg
The titles just keep coming as we are now just over three weeks away from the start of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and they have gone and added 90 new feature length titles to the program and it's not as if they are titles you haven't heard of. New to the Galas selection is Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties which premiered at Cannes earlier this year (read my review here) and Words and Pictures starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. In the Special Presentations selection you find the bulk of the more noted titles including Alex Gibney's new documentary The Armstrong Lie about cyclist Lance Armstrong, Johnnie To's Blind Detective which also premiered at Cannes, James Franco's Child of God based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, John Turturro's Fading Gigolo which features Woody Allen in one of the roles, Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now »
- Brad Brevet
1-20 of 24 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners