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Double, double toil and trouble! Alan Cumming opened up to Us at Us Weekly's Most Stylish New Yorkers party on Wednesday, Sept. 10, about his favorite Joan Rivers memory. "I knew Joan and she was lovely," Cumming, 49, told Us of the late comedienne and fellow New Yorker at the Queen of the Night at the Paramount Hotel. Rivers — a Broadway aficionado who herself was nominated for a Best Actress Tony Award in 1994 and starred in several Broadway productions throughout her lengthy career — watched Cumming [...] »
Los Cabos International Film Festival will honor Canadian filmmakers Denys Arcand, Atom Egoyan and Mexico's Guillermo Arriaga in November. The lineup will feature Arcand's latest feature An Eye for Beauty and his Oscar winner The Barbarian Invasions; Egoyan's thriller The Captive and the Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter; and the North America premiere of the Arriaga-produced omnibus Words With Gods. Jury members for the official selection include actor-director Diego Luna, Toronto International Film Festival director Piers Handling and film critic Mark Adams. Heading into its third edition, Los Cabos runs from Nov. 12 – 16. The annual
- John Hecht
In May, Canadian director Atom Egoyan's latest film "The Captive" bowed as part of the prestigious Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. Charitably it can be said reception of the film was mixed, with some stinging vitriol levelled at Egoyan.
"The Captive" is a challenging, dark film that echoes many themes prominent in Egoyan's other works. The loss of a child, the bleak snowy landscapes and emotionally charged performances from the likes of Rosario Dawson and Ryan Reynolds make for a unique kind of thriller that may well find more receptive audiences outside of the festival bubble.
Moviefone Canada spoke to Atom Egoyan in Toronto at the end of August, as he was preparing to host a sneak preview of his film to a local audience.
Moviefone Canada: You've lived with the film a little bit [since Cannes]. How's your reaction to your baby changed now that you have a bit of distance? »
- Jason Gorber
For those of you who felt last year’s Prisoners was too lighthearted a jaunt down the misery lane of child abduction, good news: Atom Egoyan’s The Captive is here to cover every parent’s worst nightmare in ghoulish detail. Not psychological detail, mind you. The Captive is bewitched by many aspects of kidnapping and pedophilia: chiefly, the tech, the terminology, and the methods of a modern child abuse ring. But when it comes to characters, acting, direction, or the emotional state of its endangered subjects, The Captive isn’t all that interested.
A deceptively elegant 360-pan of wintery Niagara wilderness introduces the film, which from there on operates with the subtlety and restraint of front-page tabloid font. Egoyan kindly opens the following shot with a TV playing opera in the background, so as to remind you that what you’re watching isn’t quite the pinnacle of distraught human tragedy. »
- Sam Woolf
Since her first role at the age of 15 in Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s Kids, Rosario Dawson has had an extraordinary career in both mainstream and independent cinema. From dramas to comedies to action films to musicals, her range has proved to be almost boundless, inhabiting tremendously diverse characters with a deftness that’s rarely seen.
In person Dawson comes across as extremely approachable, fiercely intelligent and quick to laugh. It doesn’t hurt at all to learn that she’s a geek at heart, going on at length after the interview about her love of genre cinema, Star Wars and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (with a particularly endearing gush for the titanic talent that is Tim Curry).
- Jason Gorber
The phrase "the best show you're not watching" gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of "Salem," it couldn't be more true. We've been singing its praises since Episode 1 so our mission at Sdcc was to find out what's ahead in Season 2.
Surprisingly, the powers-that-be, exec producers Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, were quite forthcoming while co-stars Janet Montgomery. Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg, and Elise Eberle were all incredibly charming and obviously invested in their characters.
Beware in case you're not caught up as spoilers for Season 1 abound!
We've found the horror crowd to a bit slow to pick up on just how hardcore the show can be at times so we queried Braga as to how we can help raise awareness. "I like that our show is not plastered all over buses," he responded. "I like being the show that launched this network [Wgn America]; I think it's cool. »
- Debi Moore
Wgn America‘s Salem Ashes, Ashes TV Show Review. Salem: Season 1, Episode 12: Ashes, Ashes began at the burial grounds, where Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle) muttered wildly about the dead innocents that lay there, and of becoming Queen of the Night. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) appeared, bearing the Malum and told [...]
Continue reading: TV Review: Salem: Season 1, Episode 12: Ashes, Ashes [Wgn] »
- Eden Tirl
It's been three years and one day since "Green Lantern" appeared in theaters with a thud, so why not revisit all the painful ways it went wrong with this rejiggered trailer from Screen Junkies?
"Honest Movie Trailers" takes no prisoners when it comes to ripping apart a movie that stunk up the screen, and "Green Lantern" definitely let 'er rip. No one is safe here -- not the dumb-looking CGI, the nonsensical plot, or the limp performances from Ryan "Not Gosling" Reynolds and Blake Lively. "Too nerdy for mainstream America and too mainstream for nerdy America," this DC Comics flick made its production budget back only with help from foreign moviegoers; it brought in only $116.6M domestically, with $53M of that coming in on the opening weekend.
"Green Lantern" was a stinker, but can't we let bygones be bygones? Was it really that epically bad compared to, say, "R.I. »
- Jenni Miller
When his daughter is kidnapped out of the back of his car, Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) and Tina (Mireille Enos) begin a frantic search for their daughter, unveiling disturbing clues to her disappearance along the way. As the victim, the police, and her parents begin to unravel the mystery behind her disappearance, shocking revelations destroy the relationships of those involved.
We’ve got the exclusive online look at the latest trailer and poster. Check it out now: »
- Rachel West
Principal photography starts Monday on Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan's revenge thriller "Remember," produced by Robert and Ari Lantos and starring an international cast: Christopher Plummer (who won a supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for "Beginners"), Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jurgen Prochnow and Henry Czerny as Plummer's son. Let's hope the movie turns out better than Egoyan's last attempt at a thriller, "The Captive," which earned negative reviews after it was shown in the Cannes competition (critics might have been more forgiving had the film been displayed in an official sidebar). (Toh! coverage here.) A24 will release the film on VOD via DirectTV. Benjamin August's original screenplay for "Remember" combines a contemporary revenge plot with World War II history. Executive producers are Mark Musselman (“Being Julia”) and Anant Singh (“Mandela, Long Walk to »
- Anne Thompson
A new trailer has been released for forthcoming thriller The Captive.
The clip sees a pair of frantic parents searching for their young daughter Cassandra, after she goes missing from her father's car.
Cassandra's mother soon turns against her husband, as the case develops through a number of complex twists.
The film is directed by Atom Egoyan and has already competed at the Cannes Film Festival. It was reported that audience members booed the film after its screening.
The Captive is released in the UK and the Us later this year. »
Filmmaker Atom Egoyan has, over the course of his career, garnered critical and commercial acclaim for a number of features, including The Sweet Hereafter, Where the Truth Lies, and Chloe. With his last feature coming in 2013, many were thus intrigued to learn that he was already at work on a new project. Titled The Captive, Egoyan takes on directing duties this time, along with co-writing the screenplay with David Fraser, and working with a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, and Kevin Durand. A Us trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Ryan Reynolds has a new psychological thriller coming out called The Captive, and it looks like it's going to be a very intense movie. It was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood.
The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."
There's no official release date set yet. »
- Joey Paur
Ryan Reynolds is not quite like Liam Neeson’s character in “Taken” here. He’s more of an average Joe who doesn’t have a unique set of skills, skills that make him a nightmare for people like the ones that took his daughter. But hey, it’s really cold up there near the Us-Canada border in Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive” (originally titled “Queen of the Night”) so you can imagine he won’t be running around the country karate chopping people in the neck. Unfortunately. Take a look at the intense first trailer for Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.” It looks really good, in a depressing sort of way. The plot synopsis is also really complicated: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. »
On a snowy day in Ontario, Matthew’s (Ryan Reynolds) daughter disappears. Eight years later, evidence of her existence begins to reappear. That’s the basic conceit of Atom Egoyan’s The Captive, which turns into a psychological thriller involving Matthew’s wife (Mireille Enos) and the two detectives on the case (Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson).
If the film’s structure sounds vaguely familiar—that is, like many other prestige dramas—then you’re not wrong. The Captive premiered at Cannes earlier this year, to resounding boos and reviews that damned the film for its lack of innovation.
- Jackson McHenry
The Captive is another thriller, this one starring Ryan Reynolds and Mirieille Enos as a husband and wife whose daughter vanishes, only to suddenly reappear again eight years later. Then the parents discover that they've been spied on the whole time. What's that all about?
The intriguing premise is joined by a great supporting cast, including Rosario Dawson, Bruce Greenwood and the great Kevin Durand. Early reviews from Cannes weren't glowing, but the frosty, paranoid atmosphere in the trailer (below) still leaves us wanting to know what happens next.
The Captive doesn't have a firm release date yet, »
Today we have the full trailer for "The Captive" thriller, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood. Check it out below. Plot: Matthew (Reynolds) leaves his daughter in the truck as he runs into a roadside washroom. When he returns she is gone. In the following years, the police have identified the girl on the internet, but have had no success in tracking down her physical presence. The daughter has aged 8 years since her disappearance. The disturbing nature of her "broadcasts" is gradually revealed. The new movie is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, Citadel) and already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It's expected to hit theaters in the fall. Trailer: »
A man furiously searches for his kidnapped daughter in the first trailer for The Captive, from director Atom Egoyan. Ryan Reynolds stars as the father in this intense thriller, who becomes a suspect after an investigator (Rosario Dawson) begins to unravel the crime. When a camera is found more than 8 years later, all involved must admit the fact that something unusual is going on. Watch as one man sets out to find the truth by confronting the various stages of this heinous crime.
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing indications seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
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The Captive comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, Peyton Kennedy, Bruce Greenwood. The film is directed by Atom Egoyan. »
Ryan Reynolds is frantic and puffy-eyed in the latest and most promising trailer for Atom Egoyan's festival thriller, “The Captive.” “This is going to be an awesome dinner,” Reynolds says to his on-screen daughter, before leaving her in the back of his truck to enter a pie shop. When he returns to the vehicle, she's gone. Reynolds’ character goes to the police, but is taken aback when they decide to interrogate him. “If you think that I did this,” Reynolds tells investigators, “then you come here and arrest me.” See video: Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos Search for Their Kidnapped Daughter in ‘Captives’ Trailer This. »
- Travis Reilly
On a routine day, the daughter of a man played by Ryan Reynolds is kidnapped from his car, and that might be the least unusual crime in the film The Captive. Atom Egoyan directs a story about the suspicion that falls upon a family as an investigator (Rosario Dawson) attempts to unravel the crime. But […]
- Russ Fischer
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