9 New Images from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

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Nine new images from writer/director Woody Allen’s new film To Rome With Love have been released.  The pic is comprised of four separate vignettes and “tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  Allen stars alongside an impressive cast that includes Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta Gerwig.

In related news, director Bob Weide’s must-see Woody Allen documentary is now available on Netflix Instant Watch.  I can’t recommend the film enough.  Whether you’re a Woody die-hard or just a casual fan, the film is incredibly entertaining and wildly engrossing as it takes an intimate look at Allen’s life and filmography complete with insightful thoughts from the man himself.  Do yourself a favor and carve out a couple hours this weekend to give it a whirl.  Hit the jump to check out the To Rome With Love images.  The film is in select theaters starting today.

First Trailer for Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

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The first trailer for Woody Allen’s To Rome with Love has gone online.  Per the synopsis: “The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  The vignette style has its advantages and disadvantages, and I can already tell from the trailer that there will most likely be more than a few stories that could test my patience.  Nevertheless, Allen himself is a standout in this trailer, as is the story involving Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page.  The same can’t be said for Penelope Cruz or Robert Benigni‘s stories, both of which veer towards the farcical.  Those looking for a Rome take on Midnight in Paris will be sorely disappointed, as To Rome with Love looks to be much more of a straightforward comedy.  I’m a big fan of Allen’s, so I’m really hoping that his vignette pic delivers.  He’s got an impeccable cast to work with, so fingers crossed.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars  Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta GerwigTo Rome with Love opens on June 22nd.

First Look at Scenes from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

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An Italian news segment has provided a glimpse at some of the scenes in Woody Allen‘s To Rome with Love.  Per the synopsis: “The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  The movie will be Allen’s first starring role since Scoop, and you can catch a brief moment of him being his familiar neurotic character on an airplane.  There are also a few quick scenes featuring Roberto Benigni and Penelope Cruz.  The Italian reporter is talking over most of the scenes, but if you can’t wait for a new look at the latest Allen film, this is for you.

Hit the jump to check out the news segment.  The film also stars Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta GerwigTo Rome with Love opens June 22nd. [Warning: Video autoplays]

New Images from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE Starring Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg

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Four new images from Woody Allen‘s To Rome with Love have gone online.  The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.  The outstanding cast includes Allen, Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Alison Pill, and Greta Gerwig.  Allen landed a strong hit with Midnight in Paris, so here’s hoping he can carry that momentum into his new feature.

Hit the jump for the new images, and click here for the ten that were released yesterday.  To Rome with Love opens June 22nd.

10 Images from Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE; Full Cast and Soundtrack Listing Announced

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Earlier today we learned that Woody Allen’s latest film, Nero Fiddled, had been retitled To Rome With Love. Now the first images from the Rome-set pic have gone online. The film is comprised of four separate vignettes and tells the story of a number of people in Italy—some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors—and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. I loved the hell out of Midnight in Paris and Allen taking a vignette approach to Rome is promising, so I’m really looking forward to the pic. Not to mention the stellar cast that includes Allen himself, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Alison Pill, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page.

After the jump you’ll find the first images from the film along with a full cast and soundtrack listing. To Rome With Love opens on June 22nd.

DEAD ALIVE and LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Blu-ray Reviews

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Lionsgate has been going through a number of old studios collections and putting out an eclectic mix of Miramax and other acquired titles. There’s little connective tissue between Peter Jackson’s eye-opening Zombie-comedy Dead Alive and Roberto Benigni’s Life Is Beautiful, other that both directors won academy awards. But both are great films in their own ways, and both are great to have on Blu-ray. Our reviews of Dead Alive and Life is Beautiful follow after the jump.

Full Cast for Woody Allen’s Next Film THE BOP DECAMERON Announced, Includes Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page

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Midnight in Paris is the best film Woody Allen has made in years. Whimsical, delightful and enchanting, it’s also one of the best times you’ll have at the movies all year. It’s this charm that I’m hoping Allen maintains for his next film The Bop Decameron, for which the full cast was just announced. Allen himself described this next effort as a “broad comedy,” and it’s set to shoot in Rome next month.

The cast for The Bop Decameron includes Allen himself, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page, with Alison Pill, Alessandra Mastronardi and more set to co-star. Hit the jump to read the full press release, which includes the full cast listing.

Woody Allen to Co-Star in His Next Film alongside Roberto Benigni

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Woody Allen has cast two more actors in his next untitled film.  One actor is a familiar face in Woody Allen’s films: Woody Allen.  Allen hasn’t co-starred in one of his movies since 2006′s Scoop, but he sounds pretty pleased with the decision to join the picture, which he tells USA Today is “comic picture, an out-and-out comedy.”  Also, if you thought you were done with Roberto Benigni, you were wrong because Allen says the Oscar-winning actor is also in the film.  After coming to the attention of mainstream American audiences in Life is Beautiful, Benigni thought it would be a good idea to adapt Pinocchio and then play Pinocchio and that no one would be creeped out by the prospect of a middle-aged man playing a young boy.

Allen and Benigni join previously-announced cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, and Alec Baldwin.  Allen says he’s still casting for the film, which shoots in Rome this summer.  His new film, Midnight in Paris, will open the Cannes Film Festival and hit theaters in the US on May 20th.

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