DOM HEMINGWAY Blu-ray Review

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Director Richard Shepard’s comedy Dom Hemingway tells you exactly what kind of film it is with its opening scene: Jude Law delivers an ode to his, um, member, directly into the camera while engaging in a certain act in a prison shower.  It’s vulgar and hilarious all at the same time, and Law delivers the lines with such gusto that you’re inclined to take this guy’s word for it.  The rest of the film is an absolute delight, but particularly the first act is a whirlwind mix of hilarity, sadness, and pure boldness as we follow the titular Hemingway’s very specific path to rehabilitation after being released from prison.  Read my full Dom Hemingway Blu-ray review after the jump.

New to Blu-ray: DOM HEMINGWAY, SABOTAGE, BLUE RUIN, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include an expletive-filled turn from Jude Law, a buzzy revenge thriller, one of the bigger sci-fi disappointments of the year, and more.  Briefly:

Writer-Director Richard Shepard Talks DOM HEMINGWAY, Coming up with the Catchy Dialogue, Making the Character Sympathetic, and More

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Dom Hemingway was the funniest movie I saw at TIFF last year, and now that it’s being released domestically, it will be one of the funniest movies of this year.  The film stars Jude Law as the eponymous criminal, who goes to collect his hush money after being in prison for over a decade.  The dialogue is brilliant, it’s one of Law’s best performances, and even though the comedy can be acerbic, there’s still a heart beating beneath the braggadocio.

With the movie set to open this week, I got the chance to talk with writer-director Richard Shepard.  During our conversation, we talked about the dialogue, trying to make the character sympathetic, trying to sell the movie without giving away too many of the jokes, working with Richard E. Grand (who plays Dom’s old friend, Dickie), and more.  Hit the jump for our Richard Shepard interview.  Dom Hemingway opens April 2nd.

DOM HEMINGWAY Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Dom Hemingway opens today in limited release.]

If the Oscars had a category for Most Creative Use of Vulgar Language (and they should), writer-director Richard Sheperd would be worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dom Hemingway. Rarely has the use of dirty words become a virtuoso masterpiece of language, but Dom Hemingway turns swearing into high art. Sheperd provides the words, but star Jude Law brings them to vile, explosive, hilarious life in what may be the best performance of his career thus far. There’s also a story and character development that’s all well and good, but Dom Hemingway is mostly about grabbing us by the throat and pummeling us with filthy, hilarious speeches and one-liners.

New Release Dates for THE PURGE: ANARCHY, DOM HEMINGWAY, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS, THE PLAYERS, THE RAILWAY MAN, THE ROVER, & More

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Mark your calendars with the latest release dates for the following films:

  • The Purge: Anarchy – Writer-director James DeMonaco’s horror-thriller sequel starring Cortney Palm, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams and Frank Grillo will now open July 18th.
  • Dom Hemingway – Writer-director Richard Shepard’s crime dramedy starring Jude Law and Emilia Clarke will open a couple of days earlier on April 2nd.
  • On the Other Side of the TracksDavid Charhon’s crime comedy starring Omar Sy opens on April 4th for The Weinstein Company.
  • The Players – The Weinstein Company’s collection of comedic vignettes starring Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche also opens April 4th.
  • The Railway ManJonathan Teplitzky’s biographical World War II-period drama starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård opens April 11th.
  • The RoverDavid Michôd’s drama starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson opens July 18th for A24.
  • Laggies – Also from A24, Lynn Shelton’s drama starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell opens September 26th.

Hit the jump for more on each film.

New Trailer for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, and Emilia Clarke

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Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for Richard Sheperd’s Dom Hemingway.  The film stars Jude Law and revolves around the titular character being released from prison and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  I saw the film at TIFF, thought it was painfully funny, and I can’t wait to see it again.  I would caution against watching this trailer in order to avoid spoiling the jokes, but this trailer is pretty misleading.  It emphasizes the softer, more uplifting aspects of the story, and while that’s a part of the film, it’s almost an afterthought.  It’s there to provide a character arc.  The meat of the picture is Dom being unhinged, offensive, and swearing up a storm.  But this is a green-band trailer, so it’s tougher to sell that stuff.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-JarrettDom Hemingway opens April 4th.

Red-Band Trailer for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law

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The red-band theatrical trailer for writer/director Richard Sheperd’s new film Dom Hemingway has been released online.  The pic stars Jude Law and revolves around the titular character being released from prison and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  The film drew strong marks from its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, with Matt noting that Sheperd’s screenplay “turns swearing into high art” and calling it possibly Law’s best performance to date.  After watching this red-band trailer, it’s tough to argue with either of those statements.

Hit the jump to watch the NSFW trailer and click here to read Matt’s full review.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-JarrettDom Hemingway opens in the US on April 4, 2014.

First Trailer and New Images for DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law

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I loved Dom Hemingway when I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival a couple weeks ago.  I thought it was blisteringly funny, I was laughing throughout, and Jude Law was absolutely brilliant.  I’m actually a little upset I can’t see it again until it opens in the spring in the U.S.  The movie centers on the eponymous character (Law) being released from prison, and going to get the hush money he’s owed.  The U.K. trailer has gone online, and it’s got so much good stuff that I almost hesitate in recommending that you watch it.  The whole film is hilarious, so there are plenty of great jokes that aren’t in here including all the ones that involve the vulgar language.  But if you need some convincing about how hard you’ll laugh during this film, it’s worth watching.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with new images.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Diana Ghena, and Demian BichirDom Hemingway opens in the U.K on November 15th, and in the U.S. on April 4, 2014.

TIFF 2013: DOM HEMINGWAY Review

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If the Oscars had a category for Most Creative Use of Vulgar Language (and they should), writer-director Richard Sheperd would be worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dom Hemingway.   Rarely has the use of dirty words become a virtuoso masterpiece of language, but Dom Hemingway turns swearing into high art.  Sheperd provides the words, but star Jude Law brings them to vile, explosive, hilarious life in what may be the best performance of his career thus far.  There’s also a story and character development that’s all well and good, but Dom Hemingway is mostly about grabbing us by the throat and pummeling us with filthy, hilarious speeches and one-liners.

New Posters and Image for Richard Shepard’s DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law

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Richard Shepard‘s Dom Hemingway will be making its debut at TIFF next month, and so Fox Searchlight has released a couple new posters along with a new image.  The film stars Jude Law as a safe-cracker who gets out of prisoner and sets out to obtain what he’s owed.  However, a near-death experience leads him to try and re-connect with his estranged daughter (Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke).  Based on the posters, the movie has the potential to a delightfully irreverant British crime comedy even if it does have to swipe Chevy Chase‘s Weekend Update joke for the tagline.  But when you look past the tagline, you still have a poster of a very dignified-looking baboon, so you really can’t go wrong.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and image. The film also stars Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I) and Demián Bichir (A Better Life).  Dom Hemingway opens April 4, 2014.

First Images from THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY, DOM HEMINGWAY, ENOUGH SAID, HATESHIP LOVESHIP, and PHILOMENA

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The Toronto International Film Festival announced its stellar line-up for their 2013 Galas and Special Presentation programs.  Among the films with new images and synopses are:

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her (Directed by Ned Benson) Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, and Jess Weixler.
  • Dom Hemingway (Directed by Richard Shepard) Starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, Jumayn Hunter, Madalina Ghenea, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
  • Enough Said (Directed by Nicole Holofcener) Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, and Tavi Gevinson.
  • Hateship Loveship (Directed by Liza Johnson) Starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Sami Gayle.
  • Philomena (Directed by Stephen Frears) Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Fox Searchlight Picks up DOM HEMINGWAY Starring Jude Law; Official Synopsis Released

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Fox Searchlight has picked up the North American distribution rights to Richard Shepard‘s dark comedy crime film Dom Hemingway.  The film stars Jude Law as a safe-cracker who gets out of prisoner and sets out to obtain what he’s owed.  However, a near-death experience leads him to try and re-connect with his estranged daughter (Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke).  I really enjoyed Shepard’s 2005 flick The Matador, so I’ll be keeping this flick on my radar when it opens next year.

Hit the jump for the press release.  The film also stars Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I) and Demián Bichir (A Better Life).

Jude Law Talks SIDE EFFECTS, GATTACA, EXISTENZ, A.I., SHERLOCK HOLMES 3, His Favorite Comic Books, Future Projects, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects.  Written by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Informant!), the film is about “a successful New York couple (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum) whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily’s psychiatrist (Jude Law)—intended to treat anxiety—has unexpected side effects.”  The film also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.

At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive interview with Jude Law.  During our wide ranging conversation we talked about old projects like Gattaca, eXistenZ, and A.I., how he got involved with Side Effects, what it was like to work with Soderbergh again, how he prepares for a role, and more.  In addition, we also talked about future projects like Sherlock Holmes 3the new Wes Anderson movie The Grand Budapest HotelDom Hemingway, Queen of the Desert, his thoughts on the comic book genre and whether he’s interested in doing one, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview.

Jude Law Talks about His Role in GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL; Provides Updates on SHERLOCK HOLMES 3, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and DON HEMINGWAY

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We recently spoke with Jude Law at the press day for his upcoming film Side Effects, and he provided some brief updates on his upcoming projects plus details about his role in Wes Anderson‘s Grand Budapest Hotel.  Regarding his minor updates, Law says that the script for Sherlock Holmes 3 is still in development, but he hasn’t heard anything yet.  “But you know what it’s like, it’s going to be about scheduling, it’s going to be about the right time for the studio and it is about keeping the bar raised,” says Law, “you know, coming up with something that’s really smart and making sure it keeps getting better.”

Hit the jump for what Law had to say about Queen of the Desert, Dom Hemingway, and Grand Budapest Hotel.

Set Photo Roundup: THE HANGOVER PART III, Jude Law in DOM HEMINGWAY, and Daniel Radcliffe in HORNS

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We’ve got a few interesting set photos to share this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • The Hangover Part III – We previously knew that director Todd Phillips’ trilogy closer would at least be spending some time in Las Vegas, and this image shows Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms filming scenes inside Caesar’s Palace.
  • Dom Hemingway – Star Jude Law is looking plenty intimidating as the lead opposite Madalina Ghenea in this crime comedy about a safe-cracker who gets out of prisoner and sets out to obtain what he’s owed.
  • HornsDaniel Radcliffe stars as a young man who wakes up to find himself accused of the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend and sprouting horns on his head.  Harry Potter looks sufficiently troublesome in these set photos as fights back against a couple of cops.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]

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