Never (2014) - News Poster

(2014)

News

‘After Louie’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Is An AIDS Activist With A Younger Lover In This Moving Gay Drama — Watch

‘After Louie’ Trailer: Alan Cumming Is An AIDS Activist With A Younger Lover In This Moving Gay Drama — Watch
Thanks to the members of Act Up (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), being HIV-Positive is no longer a death sentence. But what happened to survivors of the initial wave of the AIDS epidemic, those members of the lost generation we never lost? Does the younger generation afford these survivors the respect they deserve, and could it ever be enough? These are the questions at the heart of “After Louie,” a moving new film from original Act Up member Vincent Gagliostro.

Read More: Lgbt Superheroes: Why ‘Wonder Woman’ Could Never Have Been The Lesbian Avenger We Still Need

Alan Cumming plays Sam, an activist and artist living in New York City. He spends his days editing footage of his friend William, who died of AIDS. His friends (Sarita Choudhury and Patrick Breen) have moved on to lead relatively happy lives, but Sam remains stuck in the past. His only relationships
See full article at Indiewire »

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 19, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 19, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 19. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Ben-Hur

Director: Timur Bekmambetov

Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Toby Kebbell

Synopsis: The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title,
See full article at Indiewire »

Film Review: ‘Never’

Film Review: ‘Never’
Never” may take place in the present, but its mopey low-fi indie character drama – set to earnest singer-songwriter tunes – feels as if it’s been transported from the early ’90s. Writer-director Brett Allen Smith’s quasi-romance meanders about with the same aimlessness as its characters, revealing nothing substantial about them, or twentysomething love and identity formation, as it details the budding bond between a straight man and a gay woman. Although the presence of Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda in a starring role may earn it some fleeting attention, its two-dimensional navel-gazing should doom its theatrical prospects to a few smaller-market screens.

Having previously made the second-tier festival rounds in 2014, the partly-Kickstarter-funded “Never” opens with a histrionic break-up phone call between Nikki (Zelda Williams) and her unseen girlfriend Rachel (Angela Sarafyan). Nikki’s wailing pleas and apologies are authentically pitiful, yet they do little to endear her to audiences. After this torturous intro conversation,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Zelda Williams’ Feature ‘Never’ Gets August Release Via Indican Pictures

Zelda Williams’ Feature ‘Never’ Gets August Release Via Indican Pictures
Exclusive: Never, which marks the starring feature debut of Zelda Williams (daughter of the late Robin Williams) and the project she was filming at the time of her father death, will go into theaters in limited release on August 19, courtesy of boutique distribution company Indican Pictures. The distributor will bow the film in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York after coming off the festival circuit where it garnered positive reviews. Indican's past releases include The Boo…
See full article at Deadline »

‘Manglehorn’, ‘Spy’, ‘Brand’ headline South by Southwest 2015 film lineup

South by Southwest, the multi-faceted film, music and technology festival held annually in Austin, TX will feature such upcoming films as Paul Feig’s Spy, David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and Ondi Timoner’s Russell Brand profile Brand: A Second Coming as headliners in this year’s film festival lineup.

SXSW runs from March 13 to 21 in Austin and is now in its 22nd year. Variety has details of the 145 films and 100 world premieres bowing at this year’s festival. Brand, as previously reported, will be the festival’s opening night film.

Other notable titles on the list are the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, a rough cut of Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, the directorial debut of 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland, Ex Machina, and a new comedy by Michael Showalter, Hello, My Name is Doris.

On the small screen,
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Matthew McConaughey Joins 'Born to Run' Adaptation

Matthew McConaughey Joins 'Born to Run' Adaptation
Matthew McConaughey is attached to star in the adaptation Born to Run from Di Bonaventura Pictures, Outlaw Productions and Ld Entertainment. The project is based on Christopher McDougall's 2009 best-selling book Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen, which has sold 2 million copies in the U.S. alone.

The story centers on an award-winning journalist who teams up with an injury-plagued runner on a journey to the deadly Copper Canyons in Mexico, to learn how the Tarahumara Indians can run hundreds of miles without rest or sustaining injuries, a skill they used to chase down anything from deer to Olympic marathon runners. The journalist begins to learn the secrets of this tribe, as he prepares to take part in a 50-mile race through Tarahumara country against the tribe and a number of American runners, including an ultra-marathoner, a young surfer and another barefoot running prodigy.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Robin Williams's Daughter Returns to Twitter to Thank Fans 'Who've Lost Loved Ones'

  • PEOPLE.com
Robin Williams's Daughter Returns to Twitter to Thank Fans 'Who've Lost Loved Ones'
Zelda Williams returned to Twitter on Tuesday, thanking fans and paying tribute to her late father Robin. "I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I've been receiving, especially from those who've also lost loved ones," Williams wrote in the first of three consecutive Tweets after leaving social media a month ago to harassing messages in the wake of her father's suicide. She continued: "I don't come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly." The 25-year-old daughter of the late
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Robin Williams's Daughter Returns to Twitter to Thank Fans 'Who've Lost Loved Ones'

  • PEOPLE.com
Robin Williams's Daughter Returns to Twitter to Thank Fans 'Who've Lost Loved Ones'
Zelda Williams returned to Twitter on Tuesday, thanking fans and paying tribute to her late father Robin. "I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I've been receiving, especially from those who've also lost loved ones," Williams wrote in the first of three consecutive Tweets after leaving social media a month ago to harassing messages in the wake of her father's suicide. She continued: "I don't come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly." The 25-year-old daughter of the late
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Zelda Williams Makes Powerful Return to Social Media After Being Bullied Off

Zelda Williams Makes Powerful Return to Social Media After Being Bullied Off
Zelda Williams made a powerful return to social media on Monday, Sept. 1. The 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams had deleted all her accounts after she was bullied following her father’s tragic suicide last month. Photos: Robin's iconic roles Taking to Twitter, Zelda tweeted, "Thank you," along with a link to her Tumblr account which quoted actor Harvey Fierstein: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself." Williams' daughter shared with followers that [...]
See full article at Us Weekly »

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter With Anti-Bullying Message

  • Moviefone
Zelda Williams, the 25-year-old daughter of the late Robin Williams, returned to Twitter this week with a powerful anti-bullying message, after she deleted her account due to what she deemed "cruel and unnecessary" attacks centered around her father's suicide.

The younger Williams wrote on Monday a simple "Thank you" message, which also included a link to her personal Tumblr page, with a quote she attributed to Harvey Fierstein, her father's "Mrs. Doubtfire" costar.

"Never be bullied into silence," the quote said. "Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones [sic] definition of your life; define yourself."

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

- Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

Williams had told her followers in a tweet sent out on August 13 that she was deactivating her account after being on the receiving end of malicious messages concerning her father's death, including edited images purportedly showing his body. Robin Williams
See full article at Moviefone »

Zelda Williams Returns to Twitter with Message About Bullying

Zelda Williams Returns to Twitter with Message About Bullying
Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting days after the death of her father.

Zelda Williams has returned to Twitter after quitting the social media site days after the death of her father Robin Williams.

Simply tweeting "Thank you" on Monday, the 25-year-old linked to a quote by Harvey Fierstein on her Tumblr. It reads: "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

Photos: Remembering Robin Williams

On Aug. 13, Zelda announced that she would be leaving Twitter and Instagram for a spell after she encountered some negativity. She wrote on Instagram: "I will be leaving this account for a [bit] but while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not. In this difficult time, please try to be respectful of the accounts of myself, my family
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Zelda Williams, Robin Williams' Daughter, Returns To Twitter After Online Bullying

Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams, has returned to Twitter after taking a brief hiatus from social media due to online bullying.

Zelda Williams Returns To Twitter

Zelda returned to Twitter on Monday with a simple message to her supporters: “Thank you.”

Thank you. http://t.co/e2hve7fD50

Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) September 1, 2014

In her first tweet back, Zelda linked to a Harvey Fierstein quote she had posted on her Tumblr years ago that reads, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Zelda also posted a new quote to Tumblr on Aug. 29, this time citing a passage from Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring:

“I wish it need not have happened in my time, said Frodo. So do I, said Gandalf, and so do all who live to see such times.
See full article at Uinterview »

Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda Williams, Returns to Twitter After Being Taunted Online

Robin Williams' Daughter, Zelda Williams, Returns to Twitter After Being Taunted Online
Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda Williams, has returned to Twitter after receiving far too many unkind comments online. After removing the popular app from her device, the 25-year-old actress posted an inspiring message on the social media site Monday afternoon. "Thank you," she wrote with a link to her Tumblr page that features an important note on bullying. "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself," she wrote while quoting actor Harvey Fierstein.  Shortly after the death of Robin, Zelda received thousands of thoughtful comments concerning her dad. Some, however,...
See full article at E! Online »

Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes digital and DVD release information on The Seasoning House, a trailer for Loss of Life, first details on The Cage, the short film “Don’t Move,” and much more:

The Seasoning House Release Details: “Acclaimed prosthetic effects designer Paul Hyett (The Woman in Black, Unknown) makes his directorial debut with the harrowing horror revenge thriller The Seasoning House, debuting on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD December 10th from Well Go USA Entertainment. The chilling film stars Rosie Day (Sixteen), Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalkers, The Last Horror Movie) and Anna Walton (Hellboy II: The Golden Army). In The Seasoning House, young girls are prostituted to the military and an orphaned deaf mute (Day) is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing a little kindness when she can.
See full article at DailyDead »

Project of the Day: A Friendship (Or More?) in Seattle with Zachary Booth

Project of the Day: A Friendship (Or More?) in Seattle with Zachary Booth
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Never" Tweetable Logline: The friendship of two twenty-somethings in Seattle blossoms, complicates, and redefines their understanding of sexuality and modern love Elevator Pitch: From Outlaw Productions ("sex, lies, and videotape", "Training Day") comes the story of Denim (Zachary Booth), a twenty-something new to Seattle who falls in love with a struggling, gay singer-songwriter named Nikki (Zelda Williams). But more importantly, "Never" is about the way their resulting friendship blossoms, complicates, and ultimately redefines their understanding of sexuality and modern relationships. Co-starring Nicole Gale...
See full article at Indiewire »

Weekend Meme: Warner Passes On Alan Turing Biopic, Zachary Booth Says "Keep The Lights On," Adam Levine Would Support Marriage Equality Even If His Brother Was Straight

Did you miss me? Probably not, since Louis and snicks kept you company. I spent the last week riding roller coasters, walking gardens, caves, blowing my diet, and hiking waterfalls, and feel much less homicidal than normal. On to the news!

It turns out that the Defense of Marriage Act isn't just bad for the gays, it would also keep Jeannie from marrying Master, and Superman from marrying Lois Lane.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt says that he's too good of a friend with Zooey Deschanel to ever consider dating her, but he does offer up tips about what he looks for in a partner. Are you listening, Morgan? “Making checklists of things you’re looking for in a person is the numero uno thing you can do to guarantee you’ll be alone forever. You just have to pay attention, keep your eyes open, listen to people and be present. I guess
See full article at The Backlot »

22 New Character Banners for Twilight Breaking Dawn: Part 2 + Vampire Info

  • HeyUGuys
Earlier this evening, Kenji put up eight new character banners for Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2. Turns out these 8 were just scratching the surface on the banners that Summit Entertainment (or Lionsgate as they are now) have released. Below are 22 brand new characters banners from the final movie in the Twilight franchise. Some of them, Kenji placed earlier this evening but there are so many new ones, it was easier to just put them all up.

We also have one new image of a large group of people together in the forest around a campfire. The group includes:

(Far Left) Andrea Gabriel, Omar Metwally

(Clockwise starting at front) Guri Weinberg (back to camera) , Noel Fisher (back to camera), Angela Sarafyan, Rami Malek, Taylor Lautner, Myanna Buring, Lee Pace, Casey Labow, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Reaser, Patrick Brennan, Lisa Howard, Marlane Barnes, Judith Shekoni (standing) and Tracey Heggins (standing).

Enjoy!
See full article at HeyUGuys »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites