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There have been plenty of film adaptations of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary,” but it is perhaps Sophie Barthes’ version that assigns the most sizable emphasis on the titular character. Based on the 1856 novel of the same name, “Madame Bovary” tells the tale of the disillusioned Emma Bovary (played by Mia Wasikowska) who attempts to elevate her social status by engaging in lavish spending and amorous secret affairs. As expected, this excessive lifestyle catches up with her forcing her to face the consequences, and face them, she does,Read More
“Before We Go,” Chris Evans’  directorial debut, is getting distributed in the US by The Weinstein Company’s specialty distribution arm Radius, according to Deadline. In addition to directing, Evans starred in the film opposite Alice Eve. The script was written by Ronald Bass, Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. The film takes places over the course of a single night. When Nick (Evans) and Brooke (Eve) meet in New York City they are strangers. After Brooke gets robbed on her way to her train to Boston she is aloneRead More
The US distribution rights to “The Riot Club” have been bought by IFC Films. The film focuses on the Riot Club, a society made up of Oxford University’s elite. The films follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), new students who want to join the club,  through their initiation. The group must maintain their reputation, but only in public since their actions behind closed doors are debauchery in its purest form. Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film while Long Scherfig served as its director. The film also starsRead More
The first trailer has been released for the horror movie remake “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” starring Addison Timlin. The remake is set decades after Charles B. Pierce’s 1976 original film. When the Phantom Killer returns to Texarkana and his “Moonlight Murders” begin again the residents are in trouble. When a teenage girl (Timlin) is targeted, she must figure out if the original killer is back or a copycat is responsible for the new murders. “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” is Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s feature directorial debut. Jason Blum and Ryan MurphyRead More
The first clip from Daniel Barber’s “The Keeping Room” has just been released in anticipation of the film’s screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The powerful and stirring clip runs for less than a minute and a half, but it offers a wide glimpse into the challenging world that the film’s three women are battling in. Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and up-and-comer Muna Otaru star in this suspenseful drama about two sisters and a slave left behind towards the end of the American Civil War. With no men to watchRead More
With TIFF in full swing, Anna Kendrick‘s “The Last 5 Years” landed the film festival’s first major distribution deal with North American distributor Radius, Variety reports. Based on the musical by Jason Robert Brown, the film also stars Jeremy Jordan, who’s well-versed in Broadway acting and musical performances. This musical comedy-drama explores the breakdown of a marriage from two perspectives: an up-and-coming writer and his struggling, not-so-succesful actress wife. Radius is planning a Valentine’s Day 2015 release for the film in the U.S. Directed and written by Richard LaGravenese, the film isRead More
After years of unexplained delays, the long-awaited third teamup of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper is about to see the light of day. “Serena,” directed by Susanne Bier and based on the novel by Ron Rash, was announced today as one of the films screening at the BFI London Film Festival in October. Other high profile galas and screenings at the festival including “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, which will open the festival, and David Ayer’s “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, whichRead More
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Omar Sy and directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano have one thing in common: breakout 2012 film “Intouchables.” All three have teamed up again for “Samba” and the first trailer for the highly anticipated follow-up film has been released. The film stars Sy as Samba, a man who migrated from Senegal to France 10 years before the events of the film. Since living in France, Samba has worked low-paying jobs while trying to obtain proper employment papers. When he meets Alice, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Samba finds she may notRead More
With TIFF just around the corner, new images have been released in anticipation of Andrea Di Stefano‘s “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” which will premiere at the film festival next month. Academy Award Winner Benicio Del Toro and “Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson star in this upcoming thriller, which tells the story of a young surfer who finds love in Colombia, only to discover that his new wife comes with strings attached – a powerful and dangerous drug lord uncle. The stills show Del Toro as the notorious Pablo Escobar, as well asRead More
The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has added new films to its roster, and with the announcement, we have our first look at Jeremy Irvine in “The Reach,” one of the films that will be making its world premiere next month in Canada. Michael Douglas plays a hunting enthusiast who hires Irvine’s character as a guide to trek through the desert in the two-hander. The two men don’t get along, and things take a turn for the worse when the hunter’s true nature is exposed after killing a prospector. HeRead More