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Chicago – I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the target audience for these stock young adult romance novels. Aside from the odd fascination and romanticization of teenage death and terminal illness, these stories feel trite and much closer to fantasy than anything real or plausible. This is what the film “Everything, Everything” brings to the table, which essentially translates to Nothing, Nothing.
I am patient and empathetic. I always try to understand another person’s point of view or outlook especially when it doesn’t mirror my own. Going into every film with an open mind is the only way to truly open yourself to the experience it is trying to impart. I didn’t know anything when going into “Everything, Everything” but it soon became clear that I actually knew exactly how the story was going to progress after the first ten minutes. This »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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Im Global is handling international sales on the feature at the ongoing Cannes Film Market. Nordisk Film will distribute »
- Alex Ritman
The script was written by Rubin and Sean Mullin and will be produced by Academy Award-nominated David Lancaster (“Whiplash,” “Nightcrawler”) of Rumble Films and Karina Miller (“To the Bone”) from Sparkhouse Media. Cornerstone Films is shopping the project to buyers in Cannes and CAA co-represents the U.S. rights.
Hopper is “a straitlaced cop who fills his downtime as a sergeant in the Marine Corps reservists alongside a close-knit team of life-long friends,” according to a statement. “A rowdy but inseparable bunch of guys, they look out for each other no matter what, including keeping an eye out for Hopper’s younger, reckless brother Oyster.”
When Oyster accidentally kills a »
- Leo Barraclough
Exclusive: Director says Wolff reminds him of a “young DiCaprio”.
Wolff, a Ya darling who starred in The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns and will be seen later this year in Adam Wingard’s mystery thriller Death Note, will play Oyster, the young brother to Sam Clafin’s Hopper.
Henry-Alex Rubin will direct Semper Fi from a screenplay he co-wrote with Sean Mullin. Rumble Film’s David Lancaster, who was nominated for the best picture Oscar for Whiplash, and Karina Miller of Sparkhouse Media are producing.
CAA co-represents Us rights with Cornerstone to the story about Hopper, a straight-laced police officer and Marine Corps Reservists sergeant who forces his wild younger brother Oyster to face the music when he kills a man in a bar-room brawl.
After Hopper »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Men like movies about war; teenage girls like movies about beautiful dying girls finding love. How else to explain the glut of stories about cancer-stricken teenagers, such as “The Fault In Our Stars,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” and that early-aughts soapy classic, “A Walk to Remember”? The genre may have traded in Mandy Moore’s squeaky clean appeal for a slightly edgier Shailene Woodley, but the beautiful dying girl remained resolute in her insistence that prince charming never pity her, even as the movie around her urged audiences to do just that.
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In “Everything, Everything,” director Stella Meghie remains true to the beautiful dying girl form, save for one thing: This time she’s black and beautiful, with a glorious head of natural curls to boot. Her name is Maddy Whittier, »
- Jude Dry
Author: Adam Lowes
Us comedian and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia may not be a comedic household name here in the UK as yet, but he’s been slowly building up a strong reputation State-side, particularly with his stand-up specials and one-man shows. His breakthrough in the latter, Sleepwalk with Me, formed the basis for his directorial debut of the same name, which went on to win an award at 2012’s Sundance Film Festival.
He’s also parlayed his talents on stage into a burgeoning acting career, cropped up recently as a supporting player in high-profile works like Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and the Ya adaptation The Fault in Our Stars. His small screen roles has seen him appear in popular fare such as Girls and Orange Is the New Black.
Birbiglia’s appealing mix of broad laughs and excruciating truths found in both his work under the spotlight and behind the camera, »
- Adam Lowes
Warning: Contains major spoilers! Everything, Everything is guaranteed to make your heart swell and cheeks wet with tears. If you read the bestselling novel by Nicola Yoon, then you already know, well, everything, everything there is to know. But if you plan on just going to the movies to see the beautiful story unfold on the big screen, then we have the perfect rundown of what it's about right here. Please note that this is a summary of the book, not the movie. Much like The Fault in Our Stars, Everything, Everything is about a sick teenage girl who falls in love with a boy. Sounds pretty simple, right? Wrong. The story follows Madeline (Maddy) Whittier, an 18-year-old who is confined to her home because she suffers from Scid, or severe combined immunodeficiency. Since Maddy could be deathly allergic to anything, she can't go outside or interact with anyone who hasn't been properly sanitized. »
- Caitlin Hacker
So the big Summer movie season is a couple of weeks old, and we’ve gotten several of the big action/sci-fi/fantasy blockbusters and a raunchy R-rated buddy comedy (well mom and daughter). What other warm weather genre’s left? Those “family friendly” CGI animated features will be here shortly, but in the meantime here’s another flick culled from the “young adult” section of the library or bookstore (or online lit source). It’s not part of a series like those Hunger Games or Divergent, no teens saving the planet in a dystopian future. This is a “one-off” romance, much like the surprise (to studio execs) hit from three years ago, The Fault In Our Stars. We’ve got yet another pair of young lovers falling in love while the “grim reaper” lurks close by (Gr’s a busy dude between this and the usual onslaught of horror »
- Jim Batts
“Everything, Everything” is an updated, gender-reversed and more engaging version of “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” Hollywood loves stories of young pretty people with terminal illnesses. Think “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Dying Young,” “Love Story,” and many more. So it’s no surprise that Nicola Yoon’s 2015 Ya novel was adapted for the screen. The lead actors are attractive and charismatic and give nuanced performances. Unfortunately, the dialogue they are given to speak is often trite and too many plot strands are unconvincing. Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games”) brings an appealing openness to. »
- Claudia Puig
This weekend, it’s all about 20th Century Fox. The studio is in the unusual position of opening two sequels, Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.” With the second weekend of “Snatched” and the long-running “The Baby Boss,” that should give them four titles in the top 10.
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Joining the two new titles is “Everything, Everything” (Warner Bros.), an adaptation of the young-adult novel about the first love of a chronically ill teenage girl. Those three, along with the continued strength of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” could propel top 10 grosses into a second straight week of improvement over last year. A robust Mother’s Day actually pushed last weekend slightly ahead of 2016’s.
“Alien: Covenant” will provide the bulk of the new films’ total, »
- Tom Brueggemann
It appears so, according to early estimates which project Fox’s “Prometheus” sequel will make anywhere from $40 million to $45 million during its opening weekend. The studio is projecting earnings on the low end of the range. “Prometheus” made $51 million when it opened in June 2012 in the second slot behind “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.”
Which is to say the squirm-inducing franchise appears to remain sentient nearly 40 years after “Alien” shocked theater-goers in 1979. This latest R-rated horror extravaganza hails from 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions, and stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride. The project centers on the crew of the colony ship Covenant who are confronted by life-threatening alien life-forms — and, yes, there will be blood. »
- Seth Kelley
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, and to paraphrase those renowned seventies scholars the Brady Bunch, “When it’s time to change then it’s time to change.”
While I’ve tried my hardest to slowly sneak those changes in, it’s gotten to the point where we’ll need to do something more drastic if the few of you reading the Weekend Warrior on a weekly basis actually want it to remain coming to you on a weekly basis. Because of that, we’re going to try something different by not throwing in as much independent limited releases for those checking the column out, and making the column a little more focused at least for the time being. (I’m probably going to move reviews for my Top Picks over to my blog, which is easy enough to »
- Edward Douglas
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of May 15 to May 21, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'The End of Longing'
The End of Longing, a dark comedy play written by Matthew Perry about four broken souls who set out to shatter their demons once and for all, begins preview performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on Broadway this week, following its successful run at London's Playhouse Theatre last year. "I've never done a play in New York before, so it's very, very exciting," the 47-year-old former Friends star told Et last month. Joining Perry on stage is Jennifer Morrison, Quincy Dunn-Baker and Sue Jean Kim, with Lindsay Posner serving as director. Perry plays Jack, a character loosely based on himself, in the production. "I'm always drawn to characters that improve, that are geared to try to become better men in their lives, that »
Yesterday it was confirmed – finally – that Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams are set to play the characters of Illyana Rasputin and Rahne Sinclair in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: The New Mutants, prompting comic book artist Phil Noto to sketch his interpretation of the two young actresses as Magik and Wolfsbane; take a look here…
X-Men: The New Mutants is reportedly scheduled to begin filming next month in Boston, with Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) directing. As yet, there’s been no word on additional cast members, but expect to hear plenty of news over the coming weeks. »
- Gary Collinson
The New Mutants is the next X-Men movie that is getting ready to go into production at Fox, and it will be just one of three new X-Men movies to be released in 2018. The movie recently got its first couple of confirmed cast members in the form of Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones). Now, we have a couple of other casting confirmations for The New Mutants, but this time, it is about actors who will not be appearing in the movie.
Film reporter Borys Kit, who works for The Hollywood Reporter and broke the recent casting news for The New Mutants, took to Twitter to clear up a couple of rumors about the new X-Men movie. The first, and probably most important confirmation is that James McAvoy will not be reprising his role as Professor x in The New Mutants, which is something that »
We first heard about X-Men spin-off movie New Mutants in May 2015. That's when writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was hired by Fox to develop a franchise revolving around a team of young, superpowered Marvel comic book heroes. Casting rumors began shortly before the release of X-Men: Apocalypse the following year. Anya Taylor-Joy, who had just broken out in horror drama The Witch (above left), was touted as teleporter Magik, also known as Illya Rasputin. Maisie Williams (above right), costar on HBO's Game of Thrones, was rumored to play Wolfsbane, also known as Rahne Sinclair, a shape-shifting Scottish werewolf. In the months that followed, other rumors continued to circulate. Last month came word that New Mutants would open in theaters on April...
- Peter Martin
We first heard about X-Men spin-off movie New Mutants in May 2015. That's when writer-director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) was hired by Fox to develop a franchise revolving around a team of young, superpowered Marvel comic book heroes. Casting rumors began shortly before the release of X-Men: Apocalypse the following year. Anya Taylor-Joy, who had just broken out in horror-drama The Witch (above left), was touted as teleporter Magik, also known as Illya Rasputin. Maisie Williams...
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There are some projects that always seem on the verge of getting off the ground, but ultimately never take off. This is kind of what I thought would be the fate of The New Mutants, the Josh Boone-helmed, teen-centric spinoff set in the X-Men universe. Given that X-Men: Apocalypse already showed some of our favorite X-Men in the teen form, so how would this one differentiate itself?
While the answer to that question remains to be seen, it sounds like The New Mutants is off to a pretty solid start with its casting. According to THR, they’ve cast two well known rising stars in Hollywood.
Related: The New Mutants Begins Preproduction
First up is Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred in last year’s unnerving The Witch as well as this year’s unexpected hit Split. Taylor-Joy will play the Russian Magik, a mutant who can perform sorcery, and who »
- Joseph Medina
Way back in March 2016, a report surfaced that The New Mutants director Josh Boone was eyeing both Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy to play Rahne Sinclair, a.k.a. Wolfsbane and Ilya Rasputin, a.k.a. Magik, respectively, with Alexandra Shipp also said to reprise her role as Storm from X-Men: Apocalypse. That report was never confirmed, until today, with both Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy officially signing on as these characters, becoming the first official cast members. There is no word yet on whether or not Alexandra Shipp will in fact return for The New Mutants.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, revealing that writer-director Josh Boone had been eyeing both actresses for the Wolfsbane and Magik roles since last year, but he couldn't "pull the trigger" on their casting until the movie was officially green lit earlier this year. This news comes just weeks after 20th Century »
The rumors are true: Anya Taylor-Joy, the young star of “The Witch,” and ”Game of Thrones” cast member Maisie Williams have been confirmed for “X-Men: New Mutants” a young-adult-style superhero movie being directed by Josh Boone (“The Fault In Our Stars”).
The two actors had been rumored to star in the film more than a year ago.
- Rodrigo Perez
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