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First trailer for Amy Adams in ‘BIG EYES’ arrives

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New Post has been published on http://www.awardscircuit.com/2014/09/18/confirmed-felicity-jones-competing-lead-actress-theory-everything-oscars/CONFIRMED! Felicity Jones Competing in Lead Actress for ‘The Theory of Everything’ for the OscarsAfter making a strong debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, the swelling of love surrounding James Marsh‘s beautifully inspired The Theory of Everything had stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones shoot to the top of the Oscar charts.  During the festival, and from those like myself who got screenings in NYC and LA, it was undeniable that Jones would fair as a true contender in the Best Actress race.  The consultants behind the film let me in on knowing that a decision regarding Jones’ placement wouldn’t be made until after Toronto.  Well, the day is here (or passed depending on who you ask) and Jones will go up against contenders like Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Meryl Streep in Best Actress.  The people behind the campaign for the film confirmed the placement.
There’s was no denying the categorization from the first frame of the film as it closely follows both Redmayne and Jones’ characters, even more so the latter towards the middle of the film.  Rumors of a possible supporting push got many pundits excited to think that she would run away with the Oscar if placed up against Patricia Arquette and other feasible contenders.
What does the young Felicity Jones place in the race as of today?  A true contender to the word.  Even with a ground swelling of support that is surrounding overdue actress Julianne Moore and even possibly Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain, this category is notorious for rewarding the hot, young ingénue.  They have let veteran actresses like Annette Bening, Glenn Close, and many more go home empty handed in favor of the “it girl” of the moment.  See Natalie Portman, Hilary Swank (x2), etc..  What this does is thicken up a once thought very scary and thin Lead Actress race and offer up some nice competition.  There’s no telling who will take home the trophy and we still have a handful of contenders we haven’t seen yet like Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Rosamund Pike.  More on them shortly.
The Theory of Everything is set to be released on November 7 and will be distributed by Focus Features.

SYNOPSIS:
Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).
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CONFIRMED! Felicity Jones Competing in Lead Actress for ‘The Theory of Everything’ for the Oscars

FelicityJones_TheoryofEverything_OscarAfter making a strong debut at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, the swelling of love surrounding James Marsh‘s beautifully inspired The Theory of Everything had stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones shoot to the top of the Oscar charts.  During the festival, and from those like myself who got screenings in NYC and LA, it was undeniable that Jones would fair as a true contender in the Best Actress race.  The consultants behind the film let me in on knowing that a decision regarding Jones’ placement wouldn’t be made until after Toronto.  Well, the day is here (or passed depending on who you ask) and Jones will go up against contenders like Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Meryl Streep in Best Actress.  The people behind the campaign for the film confirmed the placement.

There’s was no denying the categorization from the first frame of the film as it closely follows both Redmayne and Jones’ characters, even more so the latter towards the middle of the film.  Rumors of a possible supporting push got many pundits excited to think that she would run away with the Oscar if placed up against Patricia Arquette and other feasible contenders.

What does the young Felicity Jones place in the race as of today?  A true contender to the word.  Even with a ground swelling of support that is surrounding overdue actress Julianne Moore and even possibly Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain, this category is notorious for rewarding the hot, young ingénue.  They have let veteran actresses like Annette Bening, Glenn Close, and many more go home empty handed in favor of the “it girl” of the moment.  See Natalie Portman, Hilary Swank (x2), etc..  What this does is thicken up a once thought very scary and thin Lead Actress race and offer up some nice competition.  There’s no telling who will take home the trophy and we still have a handful of contenders we haven’t seen yet like Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Rosamund Pike.  More on them shortly.

The Theory of Everything is set to be released on November 7 and will be distributed by Focus Features.

SYNOPSIS:

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).

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New Post has been published on http://www.awardscircuit.com/2014/09/18/confirmation-jessica-chastain-will-compete-lead-actress-oscars-violent-year/CONFIRMATION! Jessica Chastain Will Compete in Lead Actress at the Oscars for ‘A Most Violent Year’It was speculated over the past few months that “it girl (again)” Jessica Chastain would compete in Supporting Actress for her upcoming role in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which finally got a trailer and release date today.  It has been confirmed by the awards consultants behind the film that Ms. Chastain will compete in Lead Actress for the Academy Awards.
After delivering a powerful performance in Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby earlier this month, Chastain was already thought of as a strong contender despite some mixed reviews for the film.  Now it looks like the focus for Chastain will move to her role as a supportive wife in Chandor’s film opposite Oscar Isaac.
What does this do for her awards chances?  Well, if it’s a home run performance, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Felicity Jones will have some big competition (as if they don’t already despite being thin for major contenders).  Test screenings have occurred, and while you have to take them with a grain of salt, they seem to be very favorable of Chastain’s work.  Worst case scenario is Chastain vote splits with herself and doesn’t land for either film.  With two nominations under her belt for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, I think Chastain will be on everyone’s radar no matter what the outcome.  We could have a dark horse in the race now.
A24 Films has a lot of confidence with their film, and with a likely bow sometime before its New Year’s Eve release, the film already joins a very heated Oscar race.  Oscar Predictions will be updated before the end of the weekend to reflect the changes.  The race continues…
A Most Violent Year opens in theaters December 31 (limited).

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CONFIRMATION! Jessica Chastain Will Compete in Lead Actress at the Oscars for ‘A Most Violent Year’

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It was speculated over the past few months that “it girl (again)” Jessica Chastain would compete in Supporting Actress for her upcoming role in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which finally got a trailer and release date today.  It has been confirmed by the awards consultants behind the film that Ms. Chastain will compete in Lead Actress for the Academy Awards.

After delivering a powerful performance in Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby earlier this month, Chastain was already thought of as a strong contender despite some mixed reviews for the film.  Now it looks like the focus for Chastain will move to her role as a supportive wife in Chandor’s film opposite Oscar Isaac.

What does this do for her awards chances?  Well, if it’s a home run performance, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, and Felicity Jones will have some big competition (as if they don’t already despite being thin for major contenders).  Test screenings have occurred, and while you have to take them with a grain of salt, they seem to be very favorable of Chastain’s work.  Worst case scenario is Chastain vote splits with herself and doesn’t land for either film.  With two nominations under her belt for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, I think Chastain will be on everyone’s radar no matter what the outcome.  We could have a dark horse in the race now.

A24 Films has a lot of confidence with their film, and with a likely bow sometime before its New Year’s Eve release, the film already joins a very heated Oscar race.  Oscar Predictions will be updated before the end of the weekend to reflect the changes.  The race continues…

A Most Violent Year opens in theaters December 31 (limited).

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Finally! ‘A Most Violent Year’ Trailer, Poster, and Release Date on New Year’s Eve Qualifying Run

mostviolentyearWHAT:  

A24, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation, has set a release date for J.C. Chandor’s (All is Lost, Margin Call)) highly anticipated A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.  The film stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars: Episode VII), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), and Albert Brooks (Drive, Broadcast News).

WHEN:

Dec. 31, 2014 in New York and Los Angeles.

The film will expand nationally throughout Jan. 2015.

WEBSITE: newyorkcity1981.com

FACEBOOK: fb.com/amostviolentyear

TWITTER: @mostviolentyear

SYNOPSIS:    

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Running time: 110 minutes. MPAA Rating: TBD.

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Circuit 3 A-Z: Films That Begin With the Letter ‘E’

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Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You (★★★)

this_is_where_i_leave_youI’m a huge fan of Jonathan Tropper‘s novel This Is Where I Leave You, so I went into this one with a real mix of anticipation and dread, especially after the very mixed response that the film adaptation received at the recent Toronto Film Festival. Luckily for me, this is a well done dramedy, if not quite the brilliant mix of comedy and heartfelt drama that the novel is. Tropper did write the adaptation though, so much of the charm still remains. Director Shawn Levy tries his hand at something more mature than usual here, and thanks to the script and the strong ensemble cast, he’s mostly successful. There are moments where things get too broad and head in a silly direction, but the inherent melancholy of the movie keeps things in check. With solid turns from the likes of Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, and Corey Stoll, just to name a few, the charm of the characters interacting is what really holds true here. The flick is far from perfect, that’s for sure, and isn’t nearly as successful in maintaining the brilliance of the source material like Men, Women & Children is, though they’re very different works. This Is Where I Leave You is a dysfunctional family dramedy that also manages to be a real crowd pleaser.

To say that Judd Altman (Bateman) is having a bad go of it is to make the sort of understatement that can only lead to depressed laughter. Judd comes home one day to find his wife Quinn (Abigail Spencer) in bed with his shock jock boss Wade Beaufort (Dax Shepard). As you might imagine, Judd no longer has a job or a wife, though within almost the blink of an eye, his sister Wendy (Fey) calls him to say he no longer has a father either. Altman family patriarch Mort has died and the funeral brings together all of his children. After the services, surgically enhanced widow Hillary (Fonda) informs Judd, Wendy, and other siblings Paul (Stoll) and Phillip (Driver) that Mort’s dying wish, despite him being an Atheist, was for his family to engage in a Jewish tradition and sit Shiva for him. Thus, the Altmans are forced to be under one roof once again, with all of their issues (not to mention significant others) festering and being prodded by each other. Judd has to figure out his life while encountering a blast from his past in Penny (Rose Byrne), Wendy has to contend with an unhappy marriage and feelings for a brain damaged old flame (Timothy Olyphant), Paul is struggling to impregnate his wife Alice (Kathryn Hahn), and notorious screw up Phillip is in everyone’s business and depressing his older girlfriend/former shrink Tracy (Connie Britton). That’s just the tip of the iceberg too. Things get pretty serious at times, but they also can be downright hilarious too.

75I liked that a number of traditionally comedic actors and actresses were asked to be more serious than usual here, with the more dramatic leaning ones getting to loosen up a little bit. The aforementioned main group of Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, and Corey Stoll are all pretty solid (especially when they interact/spar with each other), with Driver and Fonda doing the best of that bunch. Fonda especially is best in show for me, bringing a heft to the role I don’t think you would have otherwise had. Driver continues to show that he’s going to be a big star very soon (probably once he’s seen in a certain galaxy far, far away) and gets to be pretty crazy here. He’s the film’s spark plug for sure. Stoll is always a pleasure to see on the screen and as the purportedly mature sibling, he gets to sometimes be the straight man and seems to be relishing it. Bateman and Fey are far more into dramedy territory than they’re used to, though Bateman has been in that realm before in things like Juno. Both are strong, though Bateman is a little more low-key than perhaps he needed to be. The aforementioned supporting players like Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, and Abigail Spencer are more than fine, while Rose Byrne is amusing but sadly a little bit wasted. The rest of the cast includes the likes of Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, and Ben Schwartz, but if you asked me who the MVP is here, I’d have to say Fonda.

Without the crux of special effects, Shawn Levy has to spend his directing capital here wrangling his cast and keeping the film moving. By and large, he’s successful, though some of his more manic habits rear up from time to time. This does suggest that he has lower key work in him, and I’m pleased about that. Levy is unremarkable here, but he’s far from bad. More of an auteur would have been able to elevate Jonathan Tropper’s script though. Tropper is a brilliant novelist and has been a sought after scribe for a while now, so this representing his first foray into adapting his own work, it’s interesting to note how willing he is to mess with his own work. Certain plot elements are tinkered with, and while I wish he would have kept one or two, nothing is ruined at all, especially the respectful way in which he pokes fun at Judaism. A couple of pseudo twists probably played better to me because I was expecting them, while certain subplots got more attention than others, but I really liked his writing and would love to see what his take on Harvey for Steven Spielberg would have been like.

Overall, This Is Where I Leave You manages to tug at both your funny bone and your heartstrings. Perhaps it’ll be a little uneven for some, but I enjoyed the final product and can rest easy knowing that the book was not ruined. If you like ensemble dramedies, this should be well worth checking out. There’s better things in theaters now than This Is Where I Leave You, but there’s much worse as well.

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Film Review: Cantinflas (★★) - Mexico’s Oscar Submission

CantinflasPoster-300dpi_rgbThe biopic is a genre that has come under much scrutiny from cinephiles over the years. For some, it’s cherished for its reliably inspiring design. For others it’s mere “Oscar bait”, emblematic of Hollywood’s aversion to more daring material. No matter how you feel about the genre however, all signs indicate that these true life stories won’t be going away any time soon. The challenge therefore, is finding a way to stand out within the confines of the genre. In the case of Cantinflas, Sebastian del Amo attempts to shake up this formula by approaching its subject with a light, comic approach.

Cantinflas opens with its own reference to the difficulties of achieving excellence within a genre. After a montage that recalls explaining the popularity of epics in 1950s, we meet Michael Todd, a man with a vision to create a film that will surpass them all. His goal is to make Around the World in Eighty Days the biggest, most entertaining movie of all time. For his lofty plan to be successful however, he’ll need the help of the world’s biggest stars. One of those is Mexico’s Mario Moreno (also known as Catinflas), their most successful comedian. With limited funding available from his struggling studio (United Artists), Todd must use all of his powers of persuasion to get the film produced. Mixing this narrative with flashbacks to chronicle Cantinflas’ rise from the small stage to stardom, we learn how several lucky breaks lead him to that fateful collaboration with Todd.

To quote Cantinflas himself then, “there lies the rub”. On the one hand, it’s nice to see a biopic that isn’t too self-serious about its subject. However, in making the film so constantly pleasant, it removes the inspirational qualities that make a biopic compelling. Yes, Cantinflas’ story is one of triumph, but what about the adversity? In the screenplay every setback seems to be quickly remedied, as Cantinflas literally stumbles into his acting career (he initially intended to be a boxer). Perhaps this is true to his experiences but it hardly makes for compelling viewing. Todd’s storyline isn’t any more enthralling either, as we never learn much about him other than his determination to make this massive film. Instead we’re given brief impressions of famous actors in an effort to appeal to our nostalgia. Apart from a luminous Bárbara Mori as Elizabeth Taylor however, the casting isn’t convincing enough.
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To the film’s credit though, it does feature a pair of fine performances from Óscar Jaenada and Ilse Salas. As Cantinflas, Jaenada is very believable. His effervescence and charisma perfectly captures the Chaplin-esque appeal that made him so beloved. Though as good as he is, Salas almost steals the show with her deeply felt performance as Cantinflas’ wife Valentina. It’s almost enough to make you wish the story was told from her perspective. Indeed, the film would be nearly devoid of emotional or thematic depth without her character.

Despite a few committed performances there isn’t much to be enthused about in Cantinflas. Like Valentina, it leaves us wanting more of Mario Moreno the man, rather than the superficial persona of Cantinflas. Consequently, the film ends up becoming just as bland as the formula it tries to avoid.

Cantinflas is currently playing in theaters.

Cantinflas is the Mexican submission for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Click here for reviews of other official submissions.

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TV Pilot Review: “Red Band Society” Doesn’t Jump Off the Screen

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On paper, “Red Band Society” sounds like a potential home run for FOX. Based on a Spanish show of the same name, it is a dramedy set in a hospital around a group of teens suffering from illness banding together to help get through their problems, featuring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as a tough-as-nails but passionate nurse and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Ideally, this would have filled the hole of “Glee” in regards to teen viewership. But despite all that it had going for it “Red Band Society” is dead on arrival, bringing nothing new or interesting to the table.

For a dramedy, it has little of either. These kids are suffering from serious illness, but the story and the characters all treat them like a high school drama would treat getting detention. That will probably change as the first season continues, but the pilot failed to set any real dramatic tone. Any hopes to be an edgy comedy comes to a screeching halt when all the jokes made by these kids are as dull as a butter knife. The only bit of humor came when one of the patients, Dash, attempts to get a young attractive nurse to pop his cherry.

That scene is also the reason Dash is the only interesting character. The other main kids, Leo, Jordi, Emma and Kara are inconsistent and uninteresting. Leo is the closest thing we have to a lead, but there is nothing going on in his arc. Jordi is the new guy who is about to have major surgery to remove his leg, and though he has a couple of nice final moments to enjoy being bipedal, he is too calm and mature about it all for a kid no older than 16. The girls are both stereotypes who never drop the act to become interesting – Emma being the hipster and Kara the diva cheerleader.

But perhaps the most annoying character, and the most annoying thing about the show is Charlie, a coma patient who also serves as the narrator. Early in the episode they make it clear that being in a coma doesn’t mean you don’t hear what’s going on, but the problem with having Charlie serve as the show’s narrator is that they made him omnipresent. Okay, he can hear things that are going on around him, but shouldn’t that be limited to his room?

His coma hasn’t made him a ghost who can roam the halls and see everything and know what everybody is thinking. He’s also the youngest character on the show, which makes his wise sayings all the more painful because no nine-year-old would say things like this, regardless of the experiences he’s gone through.

The adults are no better; in fact they are absolutely irrelevant. The head doctor, Dr. McAndrew, lets Jordi become his patient simply because he won’t take no for an answer, and then proceeds to do nothing for the rest of the episode. And poor Octavia Spencer, after winning an Oscar for her great supporting turn in “The Help,” she is a relegated to a teen show and given no real moment to shine.

This is also the most poorly run hospital in the world. These kids, who for the most part are battling things like cancer and other life-threatening diseases, have the run of the place. They go wherever and do whatever they want, including stealing an annoying doctors car and take it for a spin with no repercussion other than a stern talking to.

The doctors and nurses are just as bad. Nurses ignore a help call from Kara after only one instance of abusing it, and the main doctor, Dr. McAndrew, lets Jordi run off literally as they are on the way to surgery so he can enjoy his last moments with his leg. I’m sorry, are there no other surgeries that you are potentially delaying with this last little frolic? They are trying to create a unique environment for the show, but it still has to be based somewhat in reality.

For example, “Scrubs” was a wacky show with all of Zach Braff’s fantasies and the other oddities that would never take place in a hospital. However, when it came time to get serious and have a legitimate dramatic moment, “Scrubs” knew how to execute that. “Red Band Society” is just ridiculous.

The title refers to the red bands that patients get when they are admitted into a hospital or prepped for surgery, and how these kids are wearing these like a badge of honor and unity. But the show is a mess, and these characters are forced together into this tight knit group because the show demands it, not because any of them earn each other’s trust and friendship. There are small glimpses of what “Red Band Society” can be, but the pilot is not a favorable diagnosis that it will ever get there.

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— 22 hours ago
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Panama announces first ever Foreign Oscar entry

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Paramount Pictures Releases New Trailer for ‘Men, Women & Children’

menwomenchildren_titleEarlier this week I got a look at Jason Reitman’s upcoming drama Men, Women & Children featuring an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, and Ansel Elgort.  After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month, the film is on the fringes of becoming a full on awards contender.  There are many things to admire in Reitman’s most mature outing to date, and while its not a full-fledged home run, Men, Women & Children will likely be one of the more unique endeavors of the 2014.

Today, we have a new trailer for you.  Check it out down below and ICYMI, my positive review on the film.

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Synopsis:
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
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