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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 9; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, October 9; What Will You See?
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, October 9. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide Pan Director: Joe Wright Cast: Rooney Mara, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Garrett Hedlund, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Levi Miller, Cara Delevingne, Paul Kaye, Emerald Fennell Synopsis: "The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan." Limited Big Stone Gap Director: Adriana Trigiani Cast: Patrick Wilson, Jane Krakowski, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Jenna Elfman, Dagmara Dominczyk, Jasmine Guy, Chris Sarandon, Anthony Lapaglia, John Benjamin Hickey, Judith Ivey, James Hampton, Mary Pat Gleason, Bridget Gabbe, Joe Inscoe, Angelina Fiordellisi, Mary Testa Synopsis: "Ave Maria Mulligan has lived her whole life in tiny Big Stone Gap, a picturesque...
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Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release

Ashley Judd’s ‘Big Stone Gap’ Set for Oct. 9 Release
Bob Berney’s Picturehouse has acquired all U.S. rights to Ashley Judd’s “Big Stone Gap” from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9.

The film was written and directed by “Big Stone Gap” author Adriana Trigiani. Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony Lapaglia and Jenna Elfman also star.

Big Stone Gap” was shot entirely on location in the coal-mining Virginia town of the same name, which is also Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie,” Goldberg said. “It looks lush.”

Shooting began in October 2013; Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) produced with James Spies (“The Contender”). J.E. Craig and Jean Morrisey exec produced.

The first “Big Stone Gap” novel was published in 2001 followed by sequels “Big Cherry Holler,” “Milk Glass Moon” and “Home to Big Stone Gap.” The story centers on middle-aged
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Time Machine: Paltrow Silvery Oscar Dress at 83rd Academy Awards

Gwyneth Paltrow silver dress on the Oscars' Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow at the Academy Awards Donning a shining silver dress, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Paltrow's latest movie, Country Strong, was up for a Best Song Oscar. It lost to the Toy Story 3 ditty "We Belong Together," by Randy Newman. More than a decade ago, Gwyneth Paltrow took home the Best Actress Oscar for John Madden's Shakespeare in Love (1998), a romantic comedy-drama also featuring Joseph Fiennes (as William Shakespeare), Judi Dench, Geoffrey Rush, and this year's Best Actor Oscar winner, Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Paltrow's (moderately) gender-bending Shakespeare in Love heroine remains her only Oscar-nominated performance to date. Directed by Shana Feste, Country Strong fared decently at the U.S. box office, but not as well as some had expected. Besides Gwyneth Paltrow, the cast includes
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‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife’ VOD Review

Stars: Donald Faison, Amy Acker, Ava Carpinello, James Carpinello, Dagmara Dominczyk, Marika Dominczyk, Veronika Dominczyk, Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg, Patrick Wilson, Nicolette Sheridan | Written and Directed by Scott Foley

Everyone hates Ward’s wife and wants her dead, Ward (Donald Faison) most of all. But when his friends’ murderous fantasies turn into an (accidental) reality, they have to deal with a whole new set of problems—like how to dispose of the body and still make their 3 p.m. tee time. Scott Foley’s directorial début, also starring Foley, Patrick Wilson, Amy Acker, and Nicolette Sheridan, is a blackly comic caper about helping a friend out of a bad relationship by any means necessary.

Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife makes me feel weird inside. It is surprisingly sweet and heartfelt for a film about murdering someone and disposing of the remains. The combination of such a dark topic and
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Let’S Kill Ward’S Wife – The Blu Review

Let’S Kill Ward’S Wife is an odd dark comedy about a group of attractive young L.A. suburbanites getting away with murder – to be more specific: killing Ward’s wife. Ward’s wife has a name – it’s Stacy (she’s played by Dagmara Dominczyk), and she (according to this movie) deserves to die because she is one horribly domineering battle-ax. She won’t let her husband (Donald Faison) play golf with his three best buddies; personal trainer Ronnie (James Carpinello), writer Tom (Scott Foley), or struggling actor David (Patrick Wilson), who keeps getting cast in shows only to see his character promptly killed off. Stacy also won’t let Ward touch her, make a sound, or even breathe too loudly. Everyone hates her. Ward’s trio of pals joke about killing Amy so their friend can have his life back, but David also goes as far as
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‘Jack Strong’ Review

Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov, Dagmara Dominczyk, Oleg Maslennikov | Written and Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski

The IMDb synopsis for Jack Strong describes the film as a “gripping spy thriller” that “tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire.” While it’s true that the story involves spies, soviets and men, there’s not a great that’s daring, gripping or thrilling in this meandering yet overwrought snoozefest.

The Cold War is a rich seam for stories that has quite possibly been excavated of all its jewels at this point (mainly by John le Carré and Stanley Kubrick), so a plot involving state secrets being passed from Russia-controlled Poland to the slickly-suited USA has me stifling a yawn from the opening credits on. “Jack Strong” is the codename given to the Polish colonel disenfranchised by his Communist overlords and embarks upon
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Film Review: ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife’

Film Review: ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife’
Let’s not linger on “Let’s Kill Ward's Wife,” a wannabe-dark comedy about a gaggle of good-looking young suburbanites getting away with some monstrously ugly deeds. The woman who winds up dead is a miserably overbearing shrew named Stacy (Dagmara Dominczyk, deserving better), but according to the topsy-turvy moral logic of Scott Foley’s rancid writing-directing debut, the real victim here is her henpecked husband, Ward (Donald Faison), who solemnly memorializes his wife’s death by urinating in the bathtub containing her hacked-up remains. That’s what passes for a comic highlight in this torturously unfunny exercise, which doesn’t even rise to the level of competent misogyny, and looks set to die a quicker death than Stacy herself in limited theatrical and VOD release.

In what might generously be interpreted as a sort of authorial mea culpa, Foley (“Scandal”) casts himself as the guilty party, Tom. Provoked
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Scott Foley Talks Let’S Kill Ward’S Wife, The Evolution of the Story, Getting the Tone Right, the Sitcom He’s Writing for ABC, Scandal and More

From first-time feature writer/director Scott Foley (who also stars in the film), the black comedy Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife is a subversive look at what happens when one of your friends is married to the totally wrong person. Everyone hates Ward’s (Donald Faison) wife, Stacy (Dagmara Dominczyk), and wants her dead, including Ward. But when murderous fantasies turn into accidental reality, they have to figure out how to dispose of the body without getting caught. The film also stars Patrick Wilson, Marika Dominczyk, Amy Acker, James Carpinello and Greg Grunberg. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor/filmmaker Scott Foley talked about how this story evolved, making a film that’s Throw Momma From the Train meets Very Bad Things, getting this very tricky tone right, that a film really comes together during the post-production process, how his friends and family reacted to the final cut,
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Patrick Wilson Talks Let’S Kill Ward’S Wife, the Film’s Dark Tone, The Conjuring 2, and More

From first-time feature writer/director Scott Foley (who also stars in the film), the black comedy Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife is a subversive look at what happens when one of your friends is married to the totally wrong person. Everyone hates Ward’s (Donald Faison) wife, Stacy (Dagmara Dominczyk), and wants her dead, including Ward. But when murderous fantasies turn into accidental reality, they have to figure out how to dispose of the body without getting caught. The film also stars Patrick Wilson, Marika Dominczyk, Amy Acker, James Carpinello and Greg Grunberg. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor/producer Patrick Wilson talked about his reaction when he first read the script, why he wanted to get involved as a producer, how it was to be directed by his brother-in-law, the goals for his production company with James Carpinello, called Lost Rhino Films, wanting to make the leap to directing,
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Tribeca Film, Well Go Co-Acquire Scott Foley's Directorial Debut 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife'

Tribeca Film, Well Go Co-Acquire Scott Foley's Directorial Debut 'Let's Kill Ward's Wife'
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have jointly acquired North American rights to Scott Foley's directorial debut Let's Kill Ward’s Wife. Foley, who also wrote the screenplay, stars alongside Amy Acker (Much Ado About Nothing), James Carpinello (Gangster Squad), Dagmara Dominczyk (The Immigrant), Marika Dominczyk (Brothers & Sisters), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) and Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring). See more 'Scandal': Everything to Know About ABC's Buzzy Drama From A-z Let's Kill Ward's Wife is a dark comedy about helping a friend out of a bad relationship by any means necessary. Everyone hates Ward's wife (Dagmara Dominczyk)

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What We're Reading This Weekend: Debut Novels

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There's a first time for everything: First steps, first kiss, first driver's permit (congrats to this week's cover girl Bindi Irwin for that last one). But for writers, there's that first novel. Whether it becomes a breakthrough best seller or gets relegated to the cut-price table, a debut novel is a special occasion. This week our staff members are reading books by writers who have boldly taken their first foray into fiction. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Mary Beth Yale, Associate Manager, Sales Planning Her Pick: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
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What We're Reading This Weekend: Debut Novels

  • PEOPLE.com
There's a first time for everything: First steps, first kiss, first driver's permit (congrats to this week's cover girl Bindi Irwin for that last one). But for writers, there's that first novel. Whether it becomes a breakthrough best seller or gets relegated to the cut-price table, a debut novel is a special occasion. This week our staff members are reading books by writers who have boldly taken their first foray into fiction. Share your thoughts on their choices - and let us know what you're reading. Mary Beth Yale, Associate Manager, Sales Planning Her Pick: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
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‘The Immigrant’ is a polished period piece with the vintage knack for the melodramatic

The Immigrant

Written by Richard Menello and James Gray

Directed by James Gray

USA, 2014

Coming to America in the early 1920′s was supposed to signify a new start and generate fresh cultural experiences for Polish sisters Ewa Cybulski (Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose”) and Magda (Angela Sarafyan) in co-writer/director James Gray’s elegant, sweeping and moody melodrama The Immigrant. Gray’s (“The Yard”, “We Own the Night”, “Little Odessa”, “Two Lovers”) character-driven expose of the American dream turned nightmarish hard knocks has some guaranteed richness in its vintage soap opera-esque sophistication.

The Immigrant echoes the lost ambitions, evasive opportunities and seedy-minded expectations of people roaming around but not quite reaching their intended destinations. Gray and his screenwriter collaborator Richard Menello create a tawdry, sullen and cluttered universe in an early turn of the century New York City where foreign visitors gravitate to Ellis Island looking to share
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'The Immigrant' Trailer with Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix

'The Immigrant' Trailer with Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix
Marion Cotillard heads to New York City in search of the American dream in the first domestic trailer for The Immigrant, following the international trailer released back in October. The actress plays Ewa Cybulski, who sets sail from Poland with her sister (Angela Sarafyan) to start a new life in New York City. After her sister becomes ill, Ewa must strike out on her own, when she meets Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) who forces her into prostitution. Jeremy Renner co-stars as Orlando, a magician and Bruno's cousin who gives her hope for a promising future in this drama, written and directed by James Gray (We Own the Night), which hits theaters May 16.

In James Gray's The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill,
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'Orange Is The New Black' star Uzo Aduba, Pamela Anderson run their first marathon

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"Orange Is The New Black" star Uzo Aduba and "Baywatch" alum Pamela Anderson have one big thing in common today in addition to their connection to TV: they're both now marathon runners.

The pair of actresses was among the 45,000 people who took to the streets of New York City to run the Ing NYC Marathon. This was the first time either of them had a run marathon, and they ended up raising a whole lot of money for great causes while doing it.

Aduba finished the race in 5:17:57, and thus far hasn't taken to Twitter to discuss her run now that she's finished. "Orange Is The New Black's" Crazy Eyes was running to raise money for cancer patients and ended up bringing in $3,335 for the organization Team Continuum. Her "Oitnb" costar Laura Gomez (aka Blanca Flores) tweeted to her, "A big shoutout to the lovely @UzoAduba who's
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The Immigrant International Trailer with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard

The Immigrant International Trailer with Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard
1920. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. And then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno's cousin, the debonair magician Orlando (Jeremy Renner). He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. The Immigrant will open in Belgium and France this November. The Weinstein Company plans an early 2014 release in the states. Watch the international trailer now.
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Excellent Bening Sharpens Muddled 'Scissors'

Running with Scissors’ movie review: Annette Bening shines in muddled coming-of-age tale (photo: Annette Bening and Joseph Cross in ‘Running with Scissors’) Problems abound in Ryan Murphy’s movie version of Augusten Burroughs’ book of memoirs Running with Scissors. Those range from the film’s cartoonish humor and meandering storyline to an unappealing lead character and fuzzily sketched secondary ones. The only element that prevents this muddled comedy-drama from becoming a complete failure is a generally solid supporting cast headed by an outstanding Annette Bening. Growing up isn’t easy, we all know that. But as Running with Scissors‘ adolescent anti-hero Augusten Burroughs (Joseph Cross) will tell you, things can get particularly difficult when your father (Alec Baldwin) is a raging alcoholic and your mother (Annette Bening) is a poet wannabe clearly suffering from bipolar disorder — all the while believing that her husband is out to do both her and you in.
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Patrick Wilson calls 'Girls' backlash 'awful' and 'ridiculous' -- Video

Patrick Wilson calls 'Girls' backlash 'awful' and 'ridiculous' -- Video
It has been five months, six days, and around 19 hours since HBO aired “One Man’s Trash,” a.k.a. “that episode of Girls where Patrick Wilson and Lena Dunham have all the sex” — yet somehow, we’re still talking about it.

To be more accurate: Patrick Wilson himself discussed the episode on Chelsea Lately last night, saying that he found all the chatter about “One Man’s Trash” — specifically, the chorus of people incensed by the idea that someone who looks like Wilson would hook up with someone who looks like Dunham — both “awful” and “ridiculous.”

After joking that
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Giveaway: Win Phantom on Blu-ray

Giveaway: Win Phantom on Blu-ray
Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD next week from Fox Home Entertainment is Phantom, director Todd Robinson's thriller that offers a different perspective on the Cold War. Ed Harris stars as the captain of a Russian submarine trying to stop a rogue Kgb agent (David Duchovny), who wants to start a nuclear war. In honor of this upcoming release, we have a contest lined up where fans can take home the Blu-ray, so they can enjoy this war thriller in high definition. Take a look at how you can win.

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At the height of the Cold War, the world holds its breath
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For Guest Actors Like Wilson, Fox and Damon, Art Imitates Life

For Guest Actors Like Wilson, Fox and Damon, Art Imitates Life
The Twitterverse burned bright after sexy Patrick Wilson portrayed a doctor getting physical with Lena Dunham’s schlumpy character Hannah on HBO’s “Girls.”

A typical fan tweeted “Patrick Wilson is so hot he would never do Lena Dunham” and critics blasted the two-day sensual affair episode as unrealistic.

Wilson’s wife, Dagmara Dominczyk, couldn’t help but jump into the fray:

“Funny, his wife is a size 10, muffin top & all, and he does her just fine.”

Wilson took his sex symbol image and allowed that even the sexiest of guys might go for a less-than-glamourous girl. And he’s just one of several Emmy-worthy actors who took their guest-star roles personally and turned it into the perfect fit for their characters.

Wilson lived in the Greenpoint neighborhood, where the episode was shot, for six years. He says he frequently felt like “the old guy in the neighborhood” and the
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