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PSA: Why You Need To Watch ‘Wild Rose’

Wild Rose delighted audiences when it came into cinemas earlier this year, but did you manage to catch it? So if you missed it in cinemas we’ve pulled together the five top reasons of why you need to see Wild Rose, or indeed watch it again if you’ve already seen it, to celebrate the release of the film on DVD August 19th.

The Music

Courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Jessie Buckley took the world by storm as the star of the heart warming Wild Rose, performing all her own songs in the film. The film features original country songs written by Jack C Arnold and are honest and poignant; capturing longing and loss. Wild Rose focuses on the transformative power of music to change lives and the music within the film gives Rose- Lynn a purpose, setting her free.

Jessie Buckley

One of the best reasons to
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Win Wild Rose on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
After delighting audiences in cinemas, Wild Rose is now coming to DVD August 19 and Digital Download August 5, courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment UK, featuring a breakout performance from 2019 BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley. To celebrate the release, we are giving 3 of you the chance to win a copy of Wild Rose on DVD!!

Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley), is overflowing with talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

Jessie Buckley performs her own songs in the film, all of which are featured on the official soundtrack which has been released by Island Records.
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'Juliet, Naked' and 'Maiden' Doc Set for First Northwoods Film Festival

'Juliet, Naked' and 'Maiden' Doc Set for First Northwoods Film Festival
The first annual Northwoods Film Festival has announced the lineup for its inaugural edition, which is set to take place Aug. 16 and 17.

The nonprofit Woodruff, Wis., festival, which aims to provide local audiences with the opportunity to see films not typically screened in the local market, will open with director Tom Harper’s Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley as a rebellious country singer who is fresh out of prison but committed to pursuing her dream of becoming a music star.

The festival will also screen the documentary Biggest Little Farm, directed by John Chester, which chronicles a couple’...
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‘The Farewell’ Continues Strong Run at Indie Box Office

  • The Wrap
Word of mouth continues to spread well for A24’s “The Farewell,” which began its expansion at the indie box office this weekend and grossed $1.17 million from 35 screens for a strong second weekend average of $33,743.

With a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score, “The Farewell” earned sellout screenings in some major cities this weekend after it drew the top per screen average of the year in its Los Angeles/New York rollout a week ago. With a total of $1.67 million now grossed, Lulu Wang’s film will expand again to additional top markets next weekend before going wide on Aug. 2, hoping to turn three weeks worth of buzz among arthouse moviegoers into a reputation as a quieter alternative to “Hobbs & Shaw.”

Last week’s other big indie release, Bleecker Street’s “The Art of Self Defense,” expanded wider to 550 screens, grossing $1 million for a per screen average of $1,919.

Neon also expanded their documentary
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‘Fargo’: Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman Among New Season 4 Cast Members

‘Fargo’: Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman Among New Season 4 Cast Members
When it comes to assembling an impressive cast, “Fargo” has upped the ante once again.

After announcing that Season 4 would be lead by Chris Rock, FX on Thursday unveiled a bold list of performers who’ll be joining him. Perennial TV/film favorites Ben Whishaw and Jessie Buckley lead the additions to the cast, alongside Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, and Andrew Bird.

The official synopsis accompanying these new details describes more of how all these actors fit into place for the new season: “In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African-American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their youngest sons.”

Rock plays the head of one of those families, struggling to keep the uneasy peace even as he
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UK's National Lottery Cinema Day partners with Odeon as part of 2019 expansion

The event increases to over 250 venues this year.

The National Lottery Cinema Day is expanding to over 250 cinemas in its second year, including a new commercial partnership with Odeon, the UK’s largest cinema chain.

Run in partnership with the BFI, the initiative will make over half a million free tickets available for any film screening on Sunday August 25, 2019 at participating venues, to any customer presenting a National Lottery ticket valid between particular dates (which are yet-to-be announced).

Last year’s first edition ran at 146 venues, on over 300 screens.

As well as a number of Odeon sites, Cinema Day will
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Wild Rose – Review

How about some music in your movie this weekend? Yes, it’s a comedy/drama all about an unknown talent ready for their turn in the spotlight (and the recording studio). Sure, we just had a musical fantasy a couple of weeks ago with Yesterday (though it has a solid footing in the real world). And earlier this Summer we were treated to the musical biography of Sir Elton John in Rocketman, just a few months after the story of the band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, nabbed a quartet of Oscars. Yes, those flicks are really set in the rock and roll/pop world. So how about some other music genres like country/western? Here’s a sweet fiction film about a young woman chasing her Nashville dream. Now, here’s the unique twist: it’s set across the pond, too! The film’s lead is an aspiring singer from the poor side of Glasgow,
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Oscars: 11 Contenders on Track for a Nomination From the First Half of 2019

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Oscars: 11 Contenders on Track for a Nomination From the First Half of 2019
With the Fourth of July holiday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back to work. That means it’s high time to take a look at Oscar contenders from the first half of the year.

This list is comprised of films that have already been released, plus some of the top titles from festivals — even if they haven’t hit theaters yet.

The breakdown, however, doesn’t include complete unknowns and still-in-the-works films like Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical “Cats” or Greta Gerwig’s take on “Little Women.”

There’s still a lot more to see before Oscar voting begins (preliminary voting kicks off on Dec. 6), but until then, here are 11 contenders who could be on track for a nomination.

Courtesy of Marvel/Disney

Best Picture

“Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel finally broke into the best picture race last year with “Black Panther,
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‘Judy’ Official Trailer: Renée Zellweger Returns to Awards Season in Judy Garland Biopic

‘Judy’ Official Trailer: Renée Zellweger Returns to Awards Season in Judy Garland Biopic
Renée Zellweger’s big 2019 started with a juicy role in Netflix’s guilty pleasure “What/If” and is set to continue with a starring role as Judy Garland in the upcoming biographical drama “Judy,” her first major awards vehicle in over a decade. The film marks the directorial debut of English theater director Rupert Goold and is an adaptation of Peter Quilter’s musical “End of the Rainbow.” The production played on Broadway and the West End and earned multiple Olivier and Tony Award nominations.

“Judy” focuses on the final months of Judy Garland’s life before her death in 1969. The story takes place in London as the iconic singer and actress prepares for her five-week sold-out concert run at The Talk of the Town. As she preps for the show, Garland battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans. Garland even embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans,
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Podcast: MidSommar & Wild Rose

with Murtada Elfadl, Nathaniel R, and Chris Feil

Index (56 minutes)

00:01 A spoiler-filled discussion of Ari Aster's new horror film MidSommar starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor. We have three different opinions about its value.

38:10 Tom Harper's Wild Rose. You've seen this musical drama before but three performances by Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, and Sophie Okonedo and the music (the finale song is by Mary Steenburgen!) elevate it.

50:00 Lots of randomnees including Almodóvar movies, bad television, and future movies we're looking forward to including The Farewell and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?

Reading Assignments

• Chris Feil's MidSommar review

• "The End of Empathy" -Andrew Kendall on MidSommar

• Halfway Mark Actresses - Nathaniel's fav performances of 2019

• Nick's Vor ratings -an explanation
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‘Maiden’ Tacks Solid in Expansion; ‘Echo In The Canyon’ Crosses $2M: Specialty Box Office

‘Maiden’ Tacks Solid in Expansion; ‘Echo In The Canyon’ Crosses $2M: Specialty Box Office
No shock, Spider-Man and the like dominated the July 4th holiday weekend, mostly sidelining the specialties, save for some solid holdovers. Only a very few limited release titles braved an opening. Roadside Attractions bowed Sundance 2019 doc Marianne And Leonard: Words of Love in four New York and Los Angeles theaters to a decent start. The Nick Broomfield-directed film about the relationship between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen, grossed an estimated $44,311 in the three-day estimate, averaging $11,077.

“We picked [the holiday weekend] because there’s Spider-Man and we’ll have [the standout] specialty,” said Roadside Attractions co-president Howard Cohen ahead of the title’s bow earlier in the week. “It’s also a good time for docs.”

Music-related docs have had good runs with summer launches. Sony Classics’ July 2012 opener, Searching For Sugar Man, actually opened a bit slower in three locations in its opening frame, grossing over $27K, averaging $9,153. The title picked up momentum,
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Yet Another Documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,’ Tops Arthouse Openers

Yet Another Documentary, ‘Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,’ Tops Arthouse Openers
This weekend, “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” (Roadside Attractions), veteran documentarian Nick Bloomfield’s retelling of the intense relationship between an iconic folk artist and the woman who inspired him, was the only notable specialized opener. It joined the list of recent documentaries that are saving the specialized box office.

The challenges to core theaters continue, as films that once would have been their mainstay opt for wider, mainstream release, from “Booksmart” (United Artists) and “Late Night” (Amazon) to “Yesterday” (Working Title/Universal) and this weekend, smart horror title “Midsommar” (A24). Apart from a rash of documentaries, only “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (A24) and the less spectacular “Wild Rose” (Neon) are gaining significant traction from arthouse audiences.

Opening

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (Roadside Attractions) – Metacritic: 63; Festivals include: Sundance 2019

$44,311 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $11,077

Another documentary with boomer appeal looks back decades at a pop-culture
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Will the second half of 2019 offer more hope for indies at the Us box office?

Will the second half of 2019 offer more hope for indies at the Us box office?
After a string of disappointments, ’Midsommar’ may offer some hope.

Early box office reports for A24’s horror film Midsommar, starring Florence Pugh, could be just what the Us independent sector needs after a rocky ride in the first half of 2019.

Ari Aster’s follow-up to Sundance 2018 sensation Hereditary is forecast to gross around $13m this weekend and could not come soon enough. If it builds on the $3m Wednesday opening day reported by A24, on a reported $10m marketing spend, that could deliver at least temporary respite for a gloomy independent sector reeling from a string of disappointing releases.
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Jack Reynor Embraces ‘Midsommar’ Full Frontal Male Nudity: ‘I Wanted As Much As We Could Go For’

Jack Reynor Embraces ‘Midsommar’ Full Frontal Male Nudity: ‘I Wanted As Much As We Could Go For’
[Editor’s note: The following post contains minor spoilers for Ari Aster’s “Midsommar.”]

Jack Reynor strips down and bares it all for a sizable chunk of Ari Aster’s new horror movie “Midsommar.” The 27-year-old actor tells The Wrap he wasn’t nervous about the film’s male full frontal nudity. Quite the contrary, as Reynor says he was eager to go nude in the film in order to flip the script on outdated horror movie traditions in which women and female bodies are often the victims of abuse and torture.

“There are so many films in the history of cinema, particularly in the horror genre — I watch a lot of this stuff, and I notice there’s a pervasive culture of really difficult and humiliating and expositional scenes of murder and sexual violence towards women and you don’t really see that kind of stuff in films where it happens to men,” Reynor said. “I think it’s
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Summer Box Office Meltdown: Why the Movie Business Is Running Scared

  • Variety
Summer Box Office Meltdown: Why the Movie Business Is Running Scared
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Heading into the new year, box office analysts were bullish that 2019 would beat, or at least match, the record-breaking success of last season. Followups to “Avengers,” “Secret Life of Pets” and “Godzilla” combined with reboots of storied franchises such as “Men in Black” and “Shaft” would elevate ticket sales to new heights, theater owners and studio executives predicted. Alas, it was not to be.

Sure, everyone showed up to “Avengers: Endgame” to bid goodbye to Iron Man, but many of those other sequels sputtered out. They were derivative, shoddily constructed, and poorly reviewed. Midway through summer, things are looking decidedly bleak. Ticket sales are pacing 7% behind last year’s popcorn season, according to Comscore, putting the year as a whole nearly 10% below the same frame in 2018.

“When you put all your eggs in the sequel basket this is what happens,” said Jeff Bock,
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Interview: Jessie Buckley Talks Wild Rose (Exclusive)

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Interview: Jessie Buckley Talks Wild Rose (Exclusive)
Rebelling against society’s expectations, in an effort to pursue life-long goals, is often considered to be an equally risky and rewarding experience. People are often encouraged to follow their dreams, as long as they’re realistic, and don’t interfere with the lives of their family members. But the relatable title protagonist in the new musical drama, […]

The post Interview: Jessie Buckley Talks Wild Rose (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com.
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The 2019 Oscar Race at the Halfway Point: Have We Seen Any Real Contenders?

The 2019 Oscar Race at the Halfway Point: Have We Seen Any Real Contenders?
On paper, several of the films released in the first half of 2019 have the look of potential Oscar Best Picture nominees.

There’s “Avengers: Endgame,” a blockbuster Marvel movie that could follow in the heels of last year’s blockbuster Marvel movie, “Black Panther.”

And “Rocketman,” a musical biopic of British singer and gay icon Elton John that picks up the mantle from last year’s musical biopic of British singer and gay icon Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

And Jordan Peele’s socially conscious horror flick “Us,” his first film since his socially conscious horror flick and Oscar nominee “Get Out.”

Also Read: When Sacheen Littlefeather and Marlon Brando Fought John Wayne for the Soul of the Oscars

And Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” an acclaimed animated movie looking to follow in the footsteps of the last animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture, which happened to be “Toy Story 3.
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Can ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Keep ‘Conjuring’ Series Hot at the Box Office?

  • The Wrap
Can ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Keep ‘Conjuring’ Series Hot at the Box Office?
While “Toy Story 4” is expected to stay No. 1 at the box office for a second weekend, two smaller budget films will try to carve niches for themselves in between the Pixar film and next week’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” One is Universal/Working Title’s Beatles-inspired comedy “Yesterday,” while the other is Warner Bros. and New Line’s latest installment in the “Conjuring” series, “Annabelle Comes Home.”

“Annabelle” will be the first to enter theaters, opening Tuesday night for previews before opening on 3,525 screens on Wednesday. Warner Bros. is projecting a five-day opening of $30 million, while independent trackers are projecting an opening closer to $40 million. By comparison, the last film in the “Annabelle” series, “Annabelle: Creation,” opened to $35 million over three days in August 2017.

Also Read: 'Annabelle Comes Home' Film Review: Horror Sequel Conjures Up Barely Any Real Scares

Since its launch six years ago,
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Box Office Report For June 21-23

Welcome back everyone to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, a remake and a hotly anticipated sequel entered the marketplace, alongside the latest effort from action filmmaker Luc Besson. The sequel in question was Toy Story 4, the remake was Child’s Play, and Besson’s flick was Anna. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that… Taking the top spot, unsurprisingly, was Toy Story 4, though perhaps shockingly Pixar’s latest also fell victim to the summer drought and potential non superhero franchise exhaustion that’s been plaguing the box office. To be fair, an estimated $118 million is still great, but the studio had been projecting quite a bit more. This won’t
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‘Wild Rose’ Opens On Muted Weekend for Indie Box Office

  • The Wrap
‘Wild Rose’ Opens On Muted Weekend for Indie Box Office
Neon’s “Wild Rose,” a music drama starring Jessie Buckley that opened in New York and Los Angeles on four screens, lead the way in this weekend’s relatively quiet indie box office.

The film opened decently at $56,183 for a per screen average of $14,046, but Neon had paid a hefty sum for the film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, with reports putting the price at around $4 million. That’s roughly what the distributor paid for their first Oscar-winning release, “I, Tonya,” which had a $66,039 average in its limited release en route to a $53.9 million global run.

Directed by Tom Harper, “Wild Rose” follows an ex-convict and single mother played by Buckley who pursues her dreams of being a country singer despite still being under curfew house arrest. Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters also star in the film, which has been a hit with critics with a 93% Rotten Tomatoes score.
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