Day: August 25, 2015

Film Review: ‘Early Winter’

August 25, 2015

Courtesy of Freshwater Pictures In some marital-strife dramas, one hopes for spouses to work out their differences; in others, a swift separation seems the kindest outcome for characters and viewers alike. “Early Winter,” the first predominantly English-language feature from Australian-born auteur Michael Rowe, oscillates between both these descriptions — and finally invites little emotional investment […]

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The real-life Up house is getting its own movie from Annie filmmaker

August 25, 2015

The so-called “Up house” in Seattle is getting a second life on the big screen. EW has confirmed that Will Gluck (Annie, Easy A) is set to produce a film for Fox Searchlight based on the 100-year-old Seattle farmhouse whose owner, like the stubborn protagonist in Pixar’s film Up, refused to sell even as commercial development […]

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Casting Net: War of the Planet of the Apes nabs Gabriel Chavarria as human lead

August 25, 2015

War of the Planet of the Apes grabbed one of its two human leads, casting Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High). Matt Reeves, who led Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, returns to direct. Filming is scheduled to start in Vancouver in October. [Deadline] Daniel Bruhl (A Most Wanted Man) will star across Jessica Chastain in […]

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Film Review: ‘We Are Your Friends’

August 25, 2015

Courtesy of Warner Bros. At long last, fans of Electronic Dance Music have a movie to call their own — a moving and authentic portrait of the artist as a young DJ, struggling to find himself in that tricky gray zone where personal and professional desires converge. But enough about Mia Hansen-Love’s “Eden.” For viewers who prefer […]

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Film Review: ‘Bride Wars’

August 25, 2015

Courtesy of Fox Intl. Prods. Possibly the first mainland Chinese remake of a Hollywood nuptial-themed romantic comedy, “Bride Wars” offers a veritable handbook on wedding arrangements that may spark a new genre of Chinese matrimony porn, but what little heart or frothy fun there was in the Gary Winick-directed original are crushed by all that bling and put-on pageantry. […]

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