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Contest: Win 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' With Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy On Blu-Ray

One of the most interesting experiments in recent years was filmmaker Ned Benson’s “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.” Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, with great supporting help from Viola Davis, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Jess Weixler, Bill Hader, and Ciarán Hinds, the indie drama looks at the dissolution of a marriage from two perspectives: the husband and the wife. And so, three versions were eventually released: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him,” that centered on James McAvoy’s point of view; “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her,” from Chastain’s perspective; and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” a condensed version that cut down ‘Her/Him’ into one version. It’s a lot to digest, but we called it a “finely tuned and tenderly detailed love story of two people told on a cosmic scale…on the year’s greatest relationship films.” And for more, you can check
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The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby Coming to Blu-ray Feb. 3 – Stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have announced the home entertainment release of Ned Benson’s emotionally thrilling film, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.

Audiences can own this inspired example of “groundbreaking cinema” (Sasha Stone, Awards Daily) on digital download on January 23, 2015 before heading to DVD, Blu-Ray™ and On Demand February 3, 2015.

Both the DVD and Blu-Ray include bonus films, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her, giving the consumer the complete picture ofthe story as it was intended to be seen.

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of thehighs and lows of a relationship in a beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth, told from differing Him and Her perspectives. The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast led by Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and a richly
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby heading to Blu-ray February 3rd

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have announced the Blu-ray and DVD releases of writer/director Ned Benson’s critically-acclaimed The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Filth). Both releases will include the bonus extended version films The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, giving the consumer the complete picture of the story as it was intended to be seen alongside the already released Them.

Full specs and special features are yet to be announced, but you can pre-order the film now before it’s February 3rd Us release date.

Still no firm UK release date has been set, but you can read our review of the film from when it screened at the London Film Festival last October here.

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Jessica Chastain’s Incredible Rise

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

From a newcomer award at the Deauville Film Festival in 2011 to a career tribute this fall, two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has come a long way in just three years. This year, she has been a part of four films: Christopher Nolan’s potential best picture nominee Interstellar, which opens in select theaters Nov. 5; J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which is opening AFI Fest Nov. 6; Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is a combination of 2013’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him.

After graduating from Juilliard in 2003, Chastain was plucked from relative obscurity by Al Pacino to star in his production of Salome at Los Angeles’ Wadsworth Theatre in 2006. Pacino chronicles
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Friendly Reminder: Good Weekend to See a Movie!

But, no, I'm not talking about Dracula Untold or The Judge...

For Everyone:

Paddy Considine humbly requests that you see Pride this weekend! It's no longer an exclusive joy for New Yorkers and California residents. It's moved into several more cities in 19 more states so check your listings and see it. If you still need convincing, read our review and interview with the director (who is bringing the stage hit Matilda the Musical to the screen next).

For the Oscar Watchers:

You'll definitely want to check out Whiplash which can safely expect one nomination for J.K. Simmons in Supporting Actor (even though he's really a lead... same as it ever was) but it's the type of movie that might snowball given the enthusiasm and end up in the big race. (Here's Michael's review)

For the Actress Enthusiasts:

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has finally arrived in its intended Her (Jessica Chastain
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‘Whiplash,’ ‘St. Vincent,’ 13 More Join Crowded Specialty Box Office: Preview

‘Whiplash,’ ‘St. Vincent,’ 13 More Join Crowded Specialty Box Office: Preview
Intense music drama Whiplash, already a big winner at Sundance and the Deauville American Film Festival earlier this year, should drum up plenty of audience interest in its debut this weekend, even though it faces a crowded specialty market that also features several other notable newcomers, including the Bill Murray comedy St. Vincent, Hilary Swank‘s You’re Not You and Jeremy Renner‘s Kill the Messenger. All are what I’d call “big” specialty releases, with big names attached that should attract big attention.

The weekend also includes what I’d call some “small” releases, including documentaries The Overnighters (another Sundance winner) and I Am Ali, about the former heavyweight boxing champion, alongside the Mormon Church-backed Meet the Mormons. All will be clawing for attention in a market that’s seen more than 30 films debut in the past three weeks.

That said, Whiplash should be a real career turner
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Watch: Clip, 10-Minute Talk With Director Ned Benson & New Pics From 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

Last month saw the release of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,” and next Friday brings the long-awaited release of the original version of the film, the two-part film “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her.” To get audiences excited about seeing second and third versions of the same story, the Weinstein Company has released a new clip from the movie, and a ten-minute Academy Q&A with writer-director Ned Benson has also surfaced. First up is the nearly-minute long clip of Jessica Chastain’s titular Rigby and James McAvoy’s Connor Ludlow having a romantic moment in a scene that appears to be from the ‘Them’ version. Next, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a Q&A session with filmmaker Benson where he discusses meeting his future leading lady and producer, Chastain, at a film festival, how he ended up with Son Lux as the film’s composer,
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James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain Talk The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, Improvised Moments, Life Safety, X-men: Apocalypse and More

James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain might be two of the friendliest, most jovial people in real life, but in their latest film, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, they’re in the middle of an especially unfortunate situation. They play Conor and Eleanor, a loving couple who become strangers after their marriage disintegrates. The film was originally split in two, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her in an effort to offer both perspectives on the situation, but come September 12th, we’ll get a combination of the two, Them. In honor of the film’s release, we got the opportunity to sit down with McAvoy and Chastain to talk about the process of making the two movies and then see them turned into one. We also discuss McAvoy’s improvising skills, X-Men: Apocalypse, if the way they work changes when moving from one director
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Interview: James McAvoy On ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ Playing Frankenstein & Watching ‘Braveheart’

There’s a fine line between turning a romantic film into something unique and letting it slip into the void of Hallmark cheese. Thankfully, “The Disappearance Eleanor Rigby” aims for the former. In order to separate it from other like-minded projects, writer-director Ned Benson got risky. He split the film into two separate narratives, titling them “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her,” respectively. The finished product gives us a glimpse at the depths of heartbreak. Overall, it’s a tragic, emotional and ambitious project, anchored by two wonderful performances from actors Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. (For those un-interested in watching the full 202-minute version of the movie, a combined two-hour cut, entitled “Them,” is also getting a release this week.) I spoke with McAvoy (the film’s 'Him') in New York recently about the film(s). We discussed everything from the story
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James McAvoy on 'Eleanor Rigby,' 'Victor Frankenstein,' and the Pinnacle of His Career (Sort Of)

Earlier this year, James McAvoy dazzled audiences as the psychic mutant Charles Xavier (known mostly by his cool superhero moniker Professor X) in the blockbuster "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In that movie, he was on one side of an embittered relationship with the leader of the mutant uprising, Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the movie tried, with varying degrees of success, to show both sides of that relationship (and point-of-view).

Similarly, McAvoy returns to cinemas this week in "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them." Now, when the film played the Toronto International Film Festival last year and Cannes this year, it was split into two halves: "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her." The "Him" chapter told the story of a crumbling relationship from McAvoy's perspective, while "Her" was completely devoted to the point-of-view of his ex-wife, played by always-wonderful Jessica Chastain. It's like
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New International Trailer For The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby Shows A Love Story From Both Sides

There are two sides to every love story. And Ned Benson will tell both in this fall’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which will hit the multiplex in three different versions. In October, we’ll see The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, two separate movies which tell the story of the relationship between Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) first from Conor’s perspective, then from Eleanor’s. Before that, though, a condensed version titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them will arrive in September.

Though my preference is going to be for Benson’s original duology, the way he intended the movie to be viewed, all three films will undoubtedly be must-sees this fall. Now, an international trailer for Him and Her has arrived, utilizing split-screen to directly compare the two narratives. Check it out below.

Bill Hader, Jess Weixler,
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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' With Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Asks For Mercy

Okay, this might be confusing at this point, but here's the deal: "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is coming in three flavors this year. The originally conceived, two part movie "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her” will both open in limited release on October 10th. The condensed version, encompassing both narratives and simply titled “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them” will arrive first on September 12th. Whichever version you come across first should be on your must-see list for the fall. Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, the directorial debut from Ned Benson tracks Eleanor and Conor, who come together, fall in love and break apart. The 'Him' and 'Her' movies tell the tale from each of their perspectives, while 'Them' brings both together. You can read our feature Comparing And Exploring The Changes Between 'Eleanor Rigby: Them' And 'Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her' to.
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TWC sets Eleanor Rigby dates

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TWC sets Eleanor Rigby dates
The Weinstein Company will release the two-part awards hopeful The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her on October 10The combined version known as The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them that screened in Cannes will open in limited release on September 12 and expand one week later.The film stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy and received its world premiere at Toronto 2013. Myriad Pictures handles international sales and introduced the project to buyers

The Weinstein Company will release the two-part awards hopeful The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her on October 10

The combined version known as The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them that screened in Cannes will open in limited release on September 12 and expand one week later.

The film stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy and received its world premiere at Toronto 2013. Myriad Pictures handles international sales and introduced the project to buyers in Berlin 2012.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has scheduled a December 25 release for Kim Jong-un action comedy
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"Eleanor Rigby," "Interview" Score New Dates

The Weinstein Company have announced an October 10th limited release date for "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her". Ned Benson's two films will be screened back-to-back in a slightly over three hour long cut from that date.

For those who balk at the idea of a film that long, a cut-together single two-hour narrative piece entitled "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them" will hit in limited release on September 12th.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures has pushed its controversial comedy "The Interview" by two months. Originally slated for October 10th, the James Franco and Seth Rogen-led laugher about an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now open on Christmas.
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Full Version Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' Dated For October; Plus 'Him' & 'Hers' Posters & New Photos

Full Version Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' Dated For October; Plus 'Him' & 'Hers' Posters & New Photos
It’s a unique and ambitious endeavor, one that took almost a decade to get off the ground and one that began before Jessica Chastain became a star. First-time director Ned Benson had wanted to make a relationship movie from the perspectives of both a male and female – though in fact it began as one screenplay and when Chastain said it didn’t really represent her viewpoint, the filmmaker hit a eureka moment and expanded on his story. The rest is history. And also, what was originally two films (which premiered last year at Tiff) — "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her” — was eventually cut into a third film entitled “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them” (which screen at Cannes this past spring, though when it hits theaters, the “them” will likely get dropped from the title). To clarify, ‘Them’ is the condensed version that opens on Sept.
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All Three 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Films Getting Fall Release

Briefly: The first trailer for the Cannes hit The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby debuted at the end of June, with a release date already set by The Weinstein company for a September 26th release. Now Deadline reports the film will arrive two weeks earlier on September 12th in limited release. But you might also recall that there will be two more versions of the film, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, each telling the two different sides of the crumbling love story between Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Those films have now been dated for a release on October 10th. Apparently each of the films hold a unique perspective on the breaking romance, and we can't wait to see how it unfolds this fall.
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Weinstein Co Dates Complete Version Of ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’

Weinstein Co Dates Complete Version Of ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’
Writer-director Ned Benson’s film got a 10-minute standing-o at Cannes, where it screened at a single, cut-together narrative piece. That version, called The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them, opens September 12 in limited release — two weeks earlier than originally planned. Now the Weinstein Company says it will bow the complete package, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, on October 10. Him/Her is two separate films, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a couple whose marriage unravels, told from the man and the woman’s perspective. Nina Arianda, Jess Weixler, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and William Hurt […]
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The Tribe director to speak at Kv

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Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy to present his short films as part of a talk at the film festival; two new titles added to programme.

Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, whose debut feature The Tribe screened at Cannes in May, is to present his short films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Fesitval on July 10.

The director will present his short films Diagnosis, Deafness and Nuclear Waste. The session will be held in Ukrainian with a translation to Czech only.

Kviff has also added two new titles to its programme: Gabe Polsky’s documentary Red Army, which premiered at Cannes, and Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January.

Also, instead of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, Kviff will present both original parts of the story directed by Ned Benson - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. The previously scheduled screening on July 4 is cancelled.
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Watch: Two Love Stories in First ‘Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Trailer

Watch: Two Love Stories in First ‘Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Trailer
The first official trailer for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” will transport you to “someplace good,” as star Jessica Chastain puts it simply, before taking a turn for the worst.

This groundbreaking take on an age-old love story, which marks Ned Benson’s feature film debut, explores a rough patch in a young couple’s marriage told from different vantage points. “Everyone starts out thinking this is forever. But then things get hard,” the voiceover says amid scenes of laughter.

The two-part love story, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her,” premiered back-to-back at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movies were combined for an alternative version, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” for the Cannes Film Festival.

Chastain and James McAvoy tell this story about “a girl who loves a boy” and “a boy who loves a girl.”

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them,
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