New Trailer for Richard Curtis’ ABOUT TIME Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy

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A new trailer has been released for the romantic dramedy, About Time.  The film puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Anna Karenina) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy).  Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences.  The trailers we’ve seen have cast the film as a serious drama and as a light-hearted comedy, and this new one is definitely the latter.  But rather than lay out the whole plot, it boils down the time travel device into one scene, and it works wonderfully.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  About Time opens in the U.K. on September 6th, and in the U.S. on November 1st.

James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, and More to Voice THE LITTLE PRINCE

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Quite the prestigious voice cast for an animated feature adaptation of the classic childrens book The Little Prince is being put together.  Heat Vision reports that James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Giamatti have all signed on to lend their voices to the pic.  For those unaware, French author Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s story centers on a pilot who crash lands in the Sahara Desert and stumbles across a young boy who claims to be a prince that has fallen to Earth from his home on an asteroid.  As the pilot works to repair his plane, the young boy tells him fantastical stories with heavy thematic resonance.

Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) is onboard to direct the project, with Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam producing.  Additionally, The Wrap reports that Paramount is eyeing the prospect of distributing the animated pic and Mackenzie Foy (Twilight) is in talks to take on a voice role.

First Two Trailers for Time Travel Romantic Comedy ABOUT TIME Starring Rachel McAdams and Domnhall Gleeson [Updated with Poster and Images]

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Working Title has released the first trailer for director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) new film About Time.  The pic puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy).  Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences.  Curtis has a knack for making familiar stories interesting and endearing, and About Time looks to be no different.  I like the earnestness with which the film is approached, and Gleeson seems poised to break out in a big way.

Hit the jump to watch the debut UK trailer.  The film also stars Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa KirbyAbout Time opens on September 6th in the UK and November 1st in the US. [Update: We've added the just-released US trailer (which gives away too much), poster, and images.]

Rachel McAdams in Talks to Join Cameron Crowe’s Untitled Film Starring Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone [Updated]

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Rachel McAdams (The Vow) is reportedly in talks to join the untitled picture from writer/director Cameron Crowe (We Bought a Zoo).  Not much is known about the project at the moment, but it already stars Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) and Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man).  McAdams is expected to play a former lover of Cooper’s character in the rom-com, which may actually clue us in as to which re-worked former project this untitled picture is based on. Production on the film is expected to start this October.  Hit the jump for more.

2 New Featurettes for TO THE WONDER Offer a Look Inside the Filmmaking Process of Director Terrence Malick

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A couple of new featurettes for writer/director Terrence Malick’s upcoming romantic drama To the Wonder have made their way online.  The story involves a woman (Olga Kurylenko) traveling to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves (Ben Affleck), only to discover their relationship being tested by his childhood friend (Rachel McAdams) and a wayward priest (Javier Bardem).  These featurettes are beyond fascinating for any cinephile, as they give us a peek inside the filmmaking process of elusive director Terrence Malick.  The cast and crew talk about Malick’s atypical, improvisational filmmaking process, as many of them are never given a script and have to react to things Malick says while they’re filming a take.

Hit the jump to watch the featurettes, and click here to read Matt’s review.  To the Wonder opens on April 12th.

New Images from 2013 Universal Pictures IDENTITY THIEF, FAST AND FURIOUS 6, ABOUT TIME and the JURASSIC PARK 3D Re-Release

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We’ve got a host of new images from the following Universal Pictures films opening in 2013:

  • About Time – A new image featuring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, who star in this time-traveling sci-fi dramedy from writer/director Richard Curtis.  About Time opens May 10th.
  • Fast and Furious 6 – One new image of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel who return for the sixth installment of the streetcar franchise directed by Justin Lin.  Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24th.
  • Identity Thief - 16 images from director Seth Gordon’s crime comedy starring Jason Bateman as a victim of Melissa McCarthy’s thieving.  Identity Thief opens February 8th.
  • Jurassic Park 3D – A new image from the 3D re-release of the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie, roaring into theaters on April 5th.

Hit the jump to see the images.

6 Exclusive Images from Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams

by     Posted 1 year, 237 days ago

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We’re delighted to bring you an exclusive look at six new images from writer/director Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, a romantic drama starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams.  The story involves a woman (Kurylenko) traveling to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves (Affleck), only to discover their relationship being tested by his childhood friend (McAdams) and a wayward priest (Bardem).  Check out Matt’s review of the film here.  To the Wonder opens April 12th.  Hit the jump to see the new images.

New Images from OBLIVION with Tom Cruise and Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel McAdams

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New images from two upcoming April films that both star Olga Kurylenko have been released online.  First up, a new image from director Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi pic Oblivion has been released.  The story takes place on a dystopian Earth and stars Tom Cruise as a drone repairman who finds himself holding the future of mankind in his hands after discovering a crashed spaceship.  This new image doesn’t feature Kurylenko, but it does give is a nice look at Cruise making his “intense running” face while flanked by what looks like a bubble helicopter.  Oblivion opens on April 19th.

New images from writer/director Terrence Malick’s upcoming romantic drama To the Wonder have also been released.  The film stars Kurylenko as a woman who travels to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves, only to discover that their relationship isn’t as strong as they previously thought.  Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams also star and are featured in these images, but it’s my understanding that Kurylenko is the main focus of Malick’s dialogue-lite pic.  To the Wonder opens on April 12th.  Hit the jump to take a look at the images. [Update: More new images from To the Wonder have been released including a look at Javier Bardem.]

Trailer for Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Starring Olga Kurylenko and Ben Affleck

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The first trailer has been released for Terrence Malick‘s To The Wonder.  In the vague semblance of a plot, Olga Kurylenko plays a woman who travels to Oklahoma to be with the man she loves only to discover that their relationship isn’t as strong as they previously thought.  There’s also a story involving a priest who grapples with his loneliness and has almost no narrative relation to the other plotline.  I caught the picture at TIFF, and although To The Wonder is one of Malick’s shortest films, it feels like his longest.  His attempt to make an intimate film about intimacy caved in on itself, and most of the movie is just people whispering narration and twirling.  The majesty presented in this trailer is almost completely misleading.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Javier BardemTo The Wonder is set to open on April 12, 2013.

Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Aiming for April 2013 US Release

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We’ve recently seen a number of interesting photos from the set of two new films that director Terrence Malick has been shooting this year, but we now have word on when we might get to see the filmmaker’s follow-up to 2011’s The Tree of Life.  Malick notoriously takes his time in the post-production process, and his most recent film To the Wonder (which was shot in 2010) finally premiered this past fall at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.  The story revolves around a European woman (Olga Kurylenko) and her tumultuous relationship with an Oklahoman man (Ben Affleck), and following a mixed-to-negative response, Magnolia acquired the pic for distribution.

Now The Film Stage reports that Magnolia is eyeing an April 2013 release for the pic, following its February 22nd UK release.  Despite the mixed reactions (read Matt’s review right here), I’m eager to see the latest work from the reclusive auteur.

TIFF 2012: PASSION Review

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There’s a difference between “old-school” and “out-of-touch”, and Brian De Palma‘s Passion disappointingly falls into the latter.  In an attempt to dig into his old bag of tricks when making a sexual thriller, Passion starts out promising, but then slowly devolves into a series of gimmicks and decisions that render the movie increasingly cheesy until it becomes unintentionally hilarious.  De Palma revisits woman’s sexual duality, but with Passion, his attempt feels like a mash-up of previous ideas played out to disastrous results.  The score is corny, the performances feel stilted, the cinematography is heavy-handed, and the twists become inane.  Passion is a throwback that should simply be thrown away.

TIFF 2012: TO THE WONDER Review

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If I were making a parody of a Terrence Malick movie, I’d make his new film, To The Wonder.  It takes all of his trademarks—softly spoken narration, gorgeous cinematography, orchestral score, poetic ruminations—and forgets why they worked in his other pictures.  To The Wonder reveals that Malick’s previous movies succeed because they’re intimate stories painted on a larger canvas.  By comparison, To The Wonder is an intimate story about intimacy, so it collapses in on itself as characters endlessly muse on the nature of love without the audience ever sharing that feeling, or any other emotion for that matter.  It is a loveless movie about love where all of Malick’s trademarks feel like tricks.

Detailed Synopsis for Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Revealed; Ben Affleck Describes the Film as “A Memory of a Life”

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The elusive yet brilliant filmmaker Terrence Malick has been a busy man this year, working on two brand new features with all-star casts that include people like Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Cate Blanchett.  However, while I was thrilled to hear that Malick is becoming so prolific as of late, we still hadn’t heard anything about the director’s “mysterious” romantic drama To the Wonder, which he shot in 2010. We knew that the film starred Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem, but next to nothing was known about the film’s plot.

Good news was delivered late last month when it was announced that To the Wonder would be screening this fall at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, confirming that Malick has (hopefully) completed his lengthy post-production.  The press notes for the Venice Film Festival, which is currently running, provide an incredibly detailed and eye-opening look at the plot for To the Wonder, along with some comments about the film from star Ben Affleck.  Hit the jump to take a look.

Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Leaves Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet on the Cutting Room Floor

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If you’ve got a recognizable name like the folks pictured above, you’d think that once you sign onto a project, you can expect to see your face on the big screen.  That’s not the case when Terrence Malick is the director.  Although Rachel Weisz, Barry Pepper, Amanda Peet and Michael Sheen all filmed scenes for the Badlands director’s film, To the Wonder, all of them were left on the cutting room floor. The film screens this coming Sunday at the Venice Film Festival before moving on to TIFF next week.  Hit the jump for why the actors’ scenes were cut and who is left in the finished film.

First Trailer for Brian De Palma’s PASSION Trailer Starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace

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The first trailer for Brian De Palma‘s erotic thriller Passion has gone online.  The film is a remake of Alain Corneau‘s Love Crime, and centers on the relationship between a woman (Rachel McAdams) and her innocent, lovely and easily exploited protégé (Noomi Rapace).  The film looks like what you’d expect from De Palma in this genre.  There’s creepy psychosexual imagery and serious tension between the female leads.  The film will be running the festival circuit through Venice, Toronto, and New York, and it’s one of my must-see movies at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.  This trailer only makes me more excited to see this flick, and also play catch-up on De Palma’s filmography, in particular Femme Fatale and Dressed to Kill.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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