TIME OUT OF MIND Review | TIFF 2014

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Homeless people are cursed with invisibility.  We see them but don’t see them.  We know their behavior, but refuse to acknowledge these people for a variety of personal reasons.  Perhaps we ignore the homeless because they’re a direct look at human suffering on our streets, and we feel helpless to do anything substantial to change their circumstances.  Oren Moverman’s Time out of Mind is well intentioned in its desire to depict the daily life of a homeless person, but the director can’t develop this depiction as anything more than a distant, almost cold observation.  Additionally, Richard Gere is horribly miscast in the lead role, which further pushes us away from an issue we’d prefer to ignore in the first place.

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Trailer Features Returning Cast and Richard Gere

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is now titled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is an interesting titling scheme.  I know a new hotel is opened in the film, but I also wonder if the title is a bit of meta-commentary on the nature of sequels and that one should temper their expectations lest they assume this installment matches the majesty of the first.  I haven’t seen the first film, so I’m not qualified to say.

The sequel was directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker.  It stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, David Strathairn and Richard Gere.  Hit the jump for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer!  The film hits theaters on March 6th, 2015.

New Images from THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, Oren Moverman’s TIME OUT OF MIND, and TOP FIVE Starring Chris Rock

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Finishing up with our coverage of new images for films that will be debuting this fall at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got new photos from a trio of promising features.  Briefly:

  • The Theory of Everything – (Directed by James Marsh) Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson.
  • Time Out of Mind – (Directed by Oren Moverman) Starring Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Yul Vasquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Steve Buscemi.
  • Top Five – (Directed by Chris Rock) Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm, and Michael Che.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses, and click here to see all the images released from TIFF films thus far.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.

RAMPART Director Oren Moverman to Helm TIME OUT OF MIND; Richard Gere to Star and Produce

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Even though he’s only directed two features, I’ve become a big Oren Moverman fan.  The Messenger and Rampart are terrific, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting his follow-up.  When I interviewed him almost two years ago, he had mentioned working on a David O. Selznic biopic for HBO and writing the script for Queer, which Steve Buscemi was set to direct.  Since then, news about Moverman’s career has been fairly quiet, but today, Deadline reports that the writer-director will make the drama Time Out of Mind his next feature.  The movie is based on a story by screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener), and is “about a New Yorker who enters a shelter when he runs out of housing options, then struggles to put the pieces of his life back together and fix a troubled relationship with his estranged daughter.”  Richard Gere is set to star and produce, and production is set to begin in March.

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Full Cast and Synopsis Revealed for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 2

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of 2012′s sleeper hits.  It was the perfect summer counter-programming to the blockbusters inundating theaters.  John Madden‘s film is a nice, fluffy piece that has charming actors in a story featuring a solid balance of comedy and romance with a little bit of drama thrown in for good measure.  This mixture ended up yielding $136 million worldwide on a reported budget of $10 million, and that’s good enough for Fox Searchlight to make The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 the first sequel in the company’s history.  Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, and Lillete Dubey are all set to return, and they’ll be joined by Richard Gere, David Strathairn, and Tamsin Greig (Episodes).

Hit the jump for the press release, which contains the synopsis for the movie.  Ol Parker and Madden will return to write and direct, respectively.

Richard Gere to Star in Dramedy OLD FIRES; Dan Stevens Joins Shawn Levy’s NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3 and Thomas McCarthy’s THE COBBLER

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Here’s today’s casting update:

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Robert De Niro Joins Stephen Gaghan’s CANDY STORE; Richard Gere Courted for BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 2

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Writer/director Stephen Gaghan’s new film Candy Store is inching closer towards production—slowly but surely.  Worldwide Entertainment and Lotus Entertainment announced today that they will finance and produce the crime thriller from the Syriana filmmaker, with Robert De Niro signing on to join Jason Clarke and Omar Sy in the cast.  The pic tells the story of an undercover agent who begins a new life as a beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him.  It’s unclear whether Clarke or De Niro will play said cop, but the film certainly comes with high expectations given that it will be Gaghan’s first major feature directorial effort since 2005’s Syriana.  Filming is expected to commence in 2014.

Hit the jump for casting news regarding the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel and the full press release for the Candy Store news.

Kurt Russell in Negotiations for James Wan’s FAST & FURIOUS 7, Kathleen Turner Gets DUMB AND DUMBER TO, Richard Gere Joins Indie Drama FANNY [Updated]

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Check out the latest and greatest casting news below:

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Exclusive TV Spot for MOVIE 43 Starring Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, and Many More

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The comedy omnibus Movie 43 has something for everyone with its enormous, star-studded cast: Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, Bobby Cannavale.

Movie 43 opens on January 25, 2013, so Relativity sent over an exclusive TV spot.  If you can handle jokes about homeschool incest and inappropriate uses for hot sauce, watch it after the jump.  And make sure to check out the red band trailer.

6 New Images from MOVIE 43 Featuring Elizabeth Banks, Josh Duhamel, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Jason Sudeikis, Richard Gere, and More

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Relativity Media has released few new images from the upcoming comedy omnibus Movie 43.  The film boasts a ginormous cast and multiple directors, as the central conceit focuses on a bunch of different people trying to track down “Movie 43.”  Peter Farrelly spearheads the pic which includes a collection of shorts directed by Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks, Mike Judge, Bob Odenkirk, and many more.  These images give us a peek at the characters played by Banks, Josh Duhamel, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, and Richard Gere.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here to watch the red band trailer.  The film also stars Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Uma Thurman, Ricky Gervais, Chris Pratt, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Faris, and many, many more.  Movie 43 opens on January 25, 2013.

Red-Band Trailer for MOVIE 43 Features Jason Sudeikis Admiring Kristen Bell’s Crotch and So Much Ad-Libbing

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If you like your movie trailers short on plot, heavy on the ad-libbing and redder than a Romney state, then you’ll love this new red-band effort from Movie 43.  The Peter Farrelly ensemble comedy stars everyone you’ve ever heard of in Hollywood and even some you haven’t.  Movie 43 has released another red-band trailer previously, but the new one mostly focuses on a stream of improv from Jason Sudeikis who is admiring Kristen Bell’s crotch.

Starring Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler and everyone else, Movie 43 opens on January 25th, 2013.  Hit the jump to see the new red-band trailer.

Red-Band Trailer for MOVIE 43 Starring Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell & Many More!

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The first red-band trailer from the R-rated ensemble comedy Movie 43 has gone online.  I ran out of room to list my thoughts because there’s so Goddamned-many people in this movie!

The films in the collection were directed by Brett Ratner, Elizabeth Banks, Mike Judge, Peter Farrelly, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Baker, Damon Escot, among others.  Here’s a crazy rundown of the cast:  Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, and Bobby Cannavale.  Movie 43 opens January 25, 2013.

New Posters for LOOPER; THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID; MONSTERS, INC. 3D Re-Release and ARBITRAGE

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We’ve got some sci-fi, some comedy, some animated family fun and some drama in our poster round-up today.  Let’s get to it:

  • Looper, from director Rian Johnson and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, opens September 28th.
  • That’s What She Said, a raunchy comedy starring Anne Heche, Alia Shawkat and Marcia Debonis, opens October 19th.
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D will be re-released in theaters starting Wednesday, December 19th (just in time for the holidays).
  • Arbitrage, a dramatic thriller starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling, opens September 14th.

Hit the jump to see the new posters (via IMPAwards) along with the films’ synopses.

First Trailer and Poster for ARBITRAGE Starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Brit Marling

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The first trailer and poster for the thriller Arbitrage have gone online.  Richard Gere stars as a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire who makes a bloody error that forces him to scramble for help.  The cast, anchored by Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth and rising star Brit Marling, is impressive and Arbitrage looks to be a fairly engrossing thriller.  It’s obvious that there are two stories trying to be told at the same time, and I’m hoping the more intriguing character-centered one takes front and center.  Matt noted this dichotomy in his review from Sundance, but I’m still quite eager to check the full film out once it hits theaters.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the poster.  Directed by Nicholas Jarecki, the film also stars Laetitia Casta and Nate ParkerArbitrage opens on September 14th.

Sundance 2012: ARBITRAGE Review

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There are two movies living inside Nicolas Jarecki‘s Arbitrage.  Both films are about justice and a wealthy man’s struggle to elude it.  They both appeal to our hope that one day the truth will out and that no one can hide their dark secrets forever no matter how desperately they might try.  Both stories transcend class because we can all relate to a character who will stop at nothing when he’s at risk of losing everything.  But only one story helps Arbitrage stand apart by intelligently showcasing a crime we rarely see depicted in film and embracing the rich drama of family betrayal.  The other story is a dull episode of Law & Order.

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