Wonder (2017) - News Poster

(I) (2017)

News

‘The Chaperone’ Film Review: Jazz Era Coming-of-Age Story Could Use More Flap

‘The Chaperone’ Film Review: Jazz Era Coming-of-Age Story Could Use More Flap
Written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, “The Chaperone” appears to be targeting men and women above the age of 60. And while that’s a demographic as worthy of attention as any, those same viewers deserve a theatrical experience that doesn’t feel created for small-screen tidiness and flatness.

Adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” follows the rise of silent-film star Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson). But before acting, it was dancing, first in Kansas, where Louise was born and raised, and then in New York City. The film spends most of its time on Louise’s summer adventure in the big city, where she is accompanied by Norma (Elizabeth McGovern), the titular caretaker.

Their dynamic is probably what you expect from a coming-of-age period drama: Louise is young and free-spirited, eager to be away from her cookie-cutter small town. She’s a skilled dancer and knows it.
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Chained for Life’ Trailer: Jess Weixler and Adam Pearson Audition For Aaron Schimberg’s Provocative Hollywood Dramedy

‘Chained for Life’ Trailer: Jess Weixler and Adam Pearson Audition For Aaron Schimberg’s Provocative Hollywood Dramedy
Mabel is a movie star looking for something daring, and when she signs on for an outré art-horror film set to film in a semi-abandoned hospital, it seems as if things are finally about to get markedly different in her professional career. She has no idea. In “Chained for Life,” filmmaker Aaron Schimberg toys with one hot button Hollywood issue after another, from on-screen representation to true diversity, and wraps it all together in a trippy, inventive new spin on smart satire.

The film also stars “Under the Skin” breakout Adam Pearson alongside indie mainstay Jess Weixler (as Mabel), as the gentle-natured Rosenthal, set to star alongside Mabel in an increasingly gonzo new film. Like his character, Pearson has a severe facial deformity, and his looks — and what they mean for both the film and Mabel — serve as a compelling entry point for the film. That’s something very close to Schimberg’s own heart.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Predator’ Leads the Weekend, But May Not Break Even at the Box Office

‘The Predator’ Leads the Weekend, But May Not Break Even at the Box Office
With a $24 million opening, “The Predator” easily took the top spot this weekend after “The Nun” proved to be no contest with a 66 percent fall. An unusual total of four new wide releases made the Top 10, with the female-oriented “A Simple Favor” doing a decent $16 million, while “White Boy Rick” (Sony) managed only a little more than half that. Faith-based sequel “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” managed about $2.3 million. Last year saw a 10 percent higher overall box office, led by the $60 million second weekend of “It.” However, the other films that weekend were much weaker, making this weekend one case where lower results look more positive overall.

All that said, “The Predator” — which cost $88 million before marketing and received a very weak C+ Cinemascore — isn’t impressive. The sixth in the overall series, among the series in adjusted grosses it ranks fourth best, about $5.5 million less than the most recent, “Predators,
See full article at Indiewire »

Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer Offers Bullish Outlook

  • Variety
Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer has told shareholders the entertainment company will continue to thrive due to its ability to reach targeted audiences.

“From our beginnings as a small independent studio, we’ve asked ourselves every day how we can best continue to grow and compete effectively in a world where so many around us have such enormous scale,” he said Tuesday. “And the answer is that we’re committed to our own approach, playing our own game, and continuing to apply the core values with which we began. From day one, agnostic to distribution platform, we’ve focused instead on making bold, original content for targeted audiences that we can reach efficiently.”

Lionsgate’s annual shareholders meeting was held at its traditional time and place — on the Tuesday of the Toronto Film Festival at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. It comes two years after Lionsgate paid $4.1 billion
See full article at Variety »

Julia Roberts Reunites With Lucas Hedges In ‘Ben Is Back’ Teaser Trailer

On the heels of last year’s acclaimed hit drama Wonder, Julia Roberts plays another mother, this time to a dark sheep of a son (Lucas Hedges) in Ben Is Back. Directed by Lucas’ father Peter Hedges (Pieces of April), the storyline centers on Ben’s (Hedges) unexpected return home on a Christmas Eve morning. Though Holly [...]

The post Julia Roberts Reunites With Lucas Hedges In ‘Ben Is Back’ Teaser Trailer appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
See full article at Hollywood Outbreak »

Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts Embrace in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Ben Is Back’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts Embrace in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Ben Is Back’ (Video)
Lucas Hedges unexpectedly comes back home and embraces Julia Roberts in the first teaser trailer for “Ben Is Back.”

Directed and written by Peter Hedges (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”), the film follows Ben Burns (Hedges), a recovering 19-year-old addict who unexpectedly returns to his mother’s house on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and Holly is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton also star. Black Bear Pictures & Color Force produced the film with 30West and Black Bear fully financing the project. The film was produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Teddy Schwarzman and Peter Hedges.

Also Read: Julia Roberts Drama 'Ben Is Back' Acquired by Roadside, Lionsgate and Ld

Roberts most recently starred in “Money Monster” and “Wonder,
See full article at The Wrap »

Ben Is Back Trailer Brings an Emotional Reunion for Julia Roberts

Ben Is Back Trailer Brings an Emotional Reunion for Julia Roberts
For awhile there, it seemed as though Julia Roberts had fallen off the face of the earth. We haven't seen the actress do much in quite a while. Now, she returns in a heartfelt drama that is sure to bring some tears this winter. Today, we have the first teaser trailer for Ben Is Back, and it brings a mother and son reunion between Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.

Ben is Back will have its World Premiere as a special presentation at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Ld Entertainment, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will then release Ben is Back in theaters December 7, 2018. The movie is written and directed by Peter Hedges, and also features Courtesy B. Vance and Kathryn Newton.

In Ben is Back, 19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but
See full article at MovieWeb »

Channel 4, Hulu Head Into ‘The Light’ With Jack Thorne

  • Variety
Channel 4 has commissioned a new four-part drama from BAFTA- and Tony-winning writer Jack Thorne. Produced by The Forge in association with Hulu in the U.S., “The Light” will mark Thorne’s third drama for Channel 4 and Hulu that explores how the media spotlight can affect a community in the wake of a disaster.

“The Light” will focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small town in Wales, claiming many lives and threatening to tear the community apart as grief gives way to anger and blame. The series forms a loose trilogy with the writer’s previous four-part dramas for Channel 4 and Hulu, “National Treasure” and “Kiri.”

“At the beginning of ‘National Treasure’ we started talking about the possibilities of a trilogy which peeked behind the curtains of this country and tried to ask difficult questions about who we are and how the media paints us,
See full article at Variety »

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Featured in First Photo From Amazon's The Aeronauts

Amazon Studios has released the first photo from their upcoming feature film The Aeronauts, which stars Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The two previously worked together on The Theory of Everything, and this next project looks and sounds great!

The story revolves around a young widow and a scientist who embark on a journey to fly higher in a hot air balloon than anyone ever has.

The film is being directed by Tom Harper from a script written by Jack Thorne. Here's the synopsis:

Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim.
See full article at GeekTyrant »

First Look At Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones In Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’

Amazon has provided us with The Aeronauts first look. The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones and has just started shooting.

The film reunites Jones and Redmayne following their successful collaboration on The Theory of Everything, where Jones received an Oscar nomination and Redmayne went onto win the Oscar for his performance of Stephen Hawking.

The Aeronauts first look

The Aeronauts is directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper and is written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne.

Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other – and themselves – that
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Reunite in First Look at Amazon's 'The Aeronauts'

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Reunite in First Look at Amazon's 'The Aeronauts'
'Fantastic Beasts' actor Eddie Redmayne and 'Rogue One' star Felicity Jones take to the sky in the first photo from Amazon Studios' 'The Aeronauts.'

The movie reunites the duo following their collaboration on 'The Theory of Everything,' for which Jones received an Oscar nomination and Redmayne won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.

The image has been released to mark the start of filming across the UK and in London on 'The Aeronauts.'

Set in 1862, the story follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history but wrestle with the fact that the chances of survival are slim.

The movie is directed by Tom Harper ("War & Peace," "Peaky Blinders") and is written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," 'Wonder').

Producer Todd Lieberman said the first image captures Redmayne and Jones 2,000 feet in the air. "A top priority for us on 'The Aeronauts' is authenticity. With that in mind, we intend to do as much balloon filming in the sky as the weather will allow. This image was taken after we launched Felicity and Eddie 2,000 feet in the air, performing their scripted scene, while a helicopter captured it all. We’re fortunate that Felicity and Eddie have the nerve to do these stunts themselves as it authenticates our entire approach."

The cast also includes Tom Courtenay, Anne Reid, Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Tim McInnery, Phoebe Fox, and Himesh Patel.

A release date has yet to be announced.

First Look: Felicity Jones And Eddie Redmayne In The Aeronauts

Credit: Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios announce that principal photography has begun across the UK and in London for the feature film The Aeronauts.

The film reunites Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne following their successful collaboration on The Theory of Everything, where Jones received an Oscar nomination and Redmayne went onto win the Oscar for his performance of Stephen Hawking.

The Aeronauts is directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper and is written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne.

Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

First look image of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones released as production begins on The Aeronauts

  • HeyUGuys
Amazon Studios has released the first look at Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as the pair reunite on the set of The Aeronauts.

BAFTA nominee Tom Harper, directs the film in which Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne reunite successful collaboration on The Theory of Everything, where Jones received an Oscar nomination and Redmayne went onto win the Oscar for his performance of Stephen Hawking.

Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other – and themselves – that help them find their place in the world they have left behind.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Paramount Moves Mark Wahlberg Pic ‘Instant Family’ To Pre-Thanksgiving Frame

  • Deadline
After great audience test scores, Paramount is moving Sean Anders’ Instant Family from its original Feb. 15, 2019 date to Nov. 16. That’s the weekend when Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald bows.

Given how family pics such as Wonder and Blind Side have respectively counterprogrammed such pre-Thanksgiving tentpoles like Justice League and Twilight Saga: New Moon in the past, sleeping to higher numbers, Paramount has confidence that Instant Family can do the same. Wonder opened to $27.5M and legged out to $132.4M in the face of Justice League‘s $93.8M opening, and final of $229M. Blind Side did $34.1M and ended its run in U.S./Canada at $255.9M in the shadow of New Moon‘s $142.8M opening, $296.6M final.

In Instant Family, Pete (Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one
See full article at Deadline »

Paramount Moves Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Instant Family’ Up Three Months

  • Variety
Paramount has decided to move the Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne comedy “Instant Family” forward three months to a holiday season release on Nov. 16. It was previously set for Feb. 15, 2019.

The studio is citing strong responses from test screenings. Paramount wants to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday and play to families throughout the season.

Lionsgate saw strong performance last fall with its family drama “Wonder” outperforming expectations and winding up with $132 million domestically.

Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger, and Tom Segura also star. Wahlberg and Byrne will play a couple who decides to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. Moner, who starred in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” will play one of the foster children, a rebellious 15-year-old.

The movie is inspired by the real events from the life
See full article at Variety »

Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne's 'Instant Family' Moves Up to November

Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne's 'Instant Family' Moves Up to November
Audiences will get to see the upcoming Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family earlier than expected.

Paramount is so keen on the film that it is moving up its release from Feb. 15, 2019, to Nov. 16 of this year. The new date means that the family comedy, directed by Sean Anders, will be able to partake in the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor.

The studio says Instant Family secured some of the highest test scores of any Paramount film in the past decade. Paramount also pointed to the success of such past November family films as The Blind Side and Wonder in explaining ...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter »

2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]

2018 Teen Choice Awards winners list: Full list of nominees and winners in all categories [Updating Live]
The 2018 Teen Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday night, August 12, during a ceremony hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons. Prizes were doled out in dozens of categories spanning movies, television, music, fashion, digital, sports, comedy and more. The winners were decided by fans voting online. Scroll down for the complete list of winners, updating live as they’re announced.

Marvel made a killing in film nominations, with “Avengers: Infinity War” picking up 10, “Black Panther” grabbing 9 and “Thor: Ragnarok” earning another 7. On top of that, “Panther” had another couple of bids for the songs from its soundtrack. The films are split into different categories, giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe the chance to dominate across genres. “Avengers” led the way among action films, while “Panther” and “Ragnarok” were in the running for sci-fi prizes.

Riverdale” led the TV field with 12 nominations including Choice TV Drama, which it won last year.
See full article at Gold Derby »

2018 Teen Choice Awards predictions: Expect good news for superheroes, Jedi, Archie, Ed Sheeran and more

2018 Teen Choice Awards predictions: Expect good news for superheroes, Jedi, Archie, Ed Sheeran and more
The 20th Annual Teen Choice Awards will be handed out on Sunday night, August 12, during a live ceremony hosted by Nick Cannon and online star Lele Pons from the Forum in Los Angeles, California. But who will win top honors when the awards are handed out. There are close to 100 categories being doled out at this year’s event, and hundreds of Gold Derby users have been predicting a dozen top races. Scroll down for our complete predictions ranked in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winners highlighted in gold.

We’re anticipating a good night for superheroes. Marvel blockbusters are expected to win big in the film categories, with “Black Panther” tipped to win Choice Sci-Fi Movie and “Avengers: Infinity War” in the catbird seat for Choice Action Movie. But the Teen Choice heroics won’t just be on the big screen. We think the DC Comics
See full article at Gold Derby »

Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald to star in Dirt Music

According to Deadline, Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) are in talks to star in an adaptation of Tim Winton’s Booker Prize-nominated novel Dirt Music.

The film is being produced by Wildgaze Films (Brooklyn) and Aquarius Films (Lion) and will see Macdonald portraying Georgie, a fragile woman who embarks on an illicit affair with a young poacher (Hedlund) in the Australian outback. However, when Georgie’s partner gets wind of the romance, a chase ensues between the two men across Australia’s remote and unforgiving terrain.

Buffalo Soldiers and Unthinkable helmer Gregor Jordan is directing Dirt Music from a script by the ever-busy Jack Thorne.

A film adaptation of the 2002 novel has been in the works for close to a decade now, with Phillip Noyce previously attached to the director’s chair.

The post Garrett Hedlund and Kelly Macdonald to star in Dirt Music appeared first on Flickering Myth.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

‘Christopher Robin’ Comes Out On Top In Fierce Thursday Night With $1.5M – Box Office

  • Deadline
‘Christopher Robin’ Comes Out On Top In Fierce Thursday Night With $1.5M – Box Office
Four films are tackling Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout this weekend, however, the Tom Cruise title won’t go down without a fight as it hopes for a second weekend at No. 1 with around $30M.

In regards to previews last night, Disney’s live-action Winnie-the-Pooh tale Christopher Robin drew $1.5M last night, a comp that’s around what Wrinkle in Time drew ($1.3M Thurs / $33M Opening Wknd) and higher than Steven Spielberg’s The BFG ($780K / $19M) and Lionsgate’s Wonder ($740K / $28M).

Tracking has the Marc Forster-directed movie opening in the low to mid $30M range. Disney’s Pete’s Dragon from August 2016, which is an ideal comp here in regards to non-musical Disney animated pics being turned into live-action ones, didn’t hold Thursday night previews when it debuted, and posted a Friday of $6.95M and opening weekend of $21.5M. Pete’s Dragon flew away with
See full article at Deadline »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed