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Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in 'Feast of July'

None Left in the lurch by the movie-going public in 1995, Feast of July was probably one of the more demure productions to come out of the Merchant Ivory workshop. Based on a minor work by H.E. Bates, who wrote mostly charming and very British novels about the English working life, the film was further sidelined by its rather unenthusiastic critical reception. Time, however, has been kind to the film and it isn't really the forgettable fluff that the likes of Roger Ebert claimed it to be. Lift...
Tags: Music, Crime, Review, Drama, America, Roger Ebert, Period Drama, Mystery, Spielberg, Hugh Grant, Film Review, Bella, Chaplin, Ben Chaplin, Ebert, Blu Ray


Sylvester Stallone Still Wants to Make an Edgar Allan Poe Movie

Sylvester Stallone may be primarily known for action movies, but his long-running dream project has been to make a movie about writer Edgar Allan Poe. Yes, really. Stallone even wrote a script for the potential movie back in the ’70s, and wanted to play Poe himself. It never came to pass. But Stallone has never said “nevermore” to this idea, and the actor, writer and filmmaker recently revealed he still hopes to get the movie made. Stallone probably won’t be playing Poe now that he’s older (alt...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvester-Stallone, True Story, Poe, John Cusack, Stallone, Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Chaplin, Screenwriting, Jeffrey Combs, Edgar Allan Poe Movie, Sylvester Stallone Edgar Allan Poe, Poe Check


20 Years Later, Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’ Retains Its Poetic Grandeur as One of the Best ’90s Films

If the definition of an auteur is a director whose authorship is self-evident from their signature filmmaking style — so much so that you could theoretically identify their movies without seeing a name credit — then Terrence Malick is a winning candidate for the title. Left unchecked, Malick’s style of whispery voiceovers and immaculately framed nature scenes can be overbearing. In recent years, he’s fallen out of critical favor, earning increasingly mixed reviews … in direct proportion, it wo...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Earth, Features, Jesus, John, George Clooney, Pearl Harbor, Christ, Terrence Malick, Mother Nature, Zimmer, Bell, Penn, Martin Scorsese, John Cusack


Trailer Round-Up: ‘Supercon’, ‘Dog Days’, ‘Pick of the Litter’, ‘The Children Act,’ and More

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but a borderline-excessive amount of trailers were released over the past couple of weeks. In fact, there have been so many that we had to create this article simply to contain them all. So keep reading to catch up with the latest trailers for films like Supercon, Dog Days, Pick of the Litter, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and The Children Act. Plus, I might even throw a TV trailer in the mix for good measure. (Spoiler alert: I will.) Supercon We’ll start ...
Tags: Movies, John Malkovich, Emma Thompson, Movie Trailers, Stanley Tucci, Dunkirk, Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Don, Collette, Vincent Van Gogh, Ben Chaplin, Vanessa Hudgens, Tahiti, Jehovah, Bobcat Goldthwait


London Theater Review: Topical Music Industry Play ‘Mood Music’

To hell with harmony: “Mood Music” is all dischord. The first play in more than five years by Joe Penhall (“Mindhunter”) presents a sharp dissection of power in the music industry. A horribly watchable, bitterly enjoyable black comedy debuting at the Old Vic, it sets a manipulative middle-aged male mogul against an impressionable young female […]
Tags: Reviews, London, Ben Chaplin, Joe Penhall, Mindhunter, The Old Vic


Epic Fail: The 19 Movies That Received an F CinemaScore

Epic Fail: The 19 Movies That Received an F CinemaScore CinemaScore has been one of the most successful marketing research firms in the film industry in its 38 years of operation, offering box office predictions based on its thorough analyzing of surveys given to audiences at movies to get their opinions on the film and whether they would see it again, recommend it, buy it on home media, etc. While most films tend to average around a “B” rating on the site, as audiences are much more forgivi...
Tags: Feature, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Michael Bay, America, Pennsylvania, Ocean, Steven Soderbergh, Secret Service, Oklahoma, Nora Ephron, Seattle, Darren Aronofsky, Paramount Pictures, Richard Gere


London Theater Review: ‘Consent’ by Nina Raine

Modern classics don’t come along very often. “Consent” is, without a shadow of a doubt, just that: an intricately constructed philosophical drama that does for love, law and language and what Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen” did for particle physics and Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” did with time. The play, premiering at London’s National Theater, makes grand abstract... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, London, Legit, Copenhagen, Michael Frayn, Arcadia, Tom Stoppard, Ben Chaplin, National Theater, Tribes, Nina Raine


RIP: Here are the 5 shows Amazon has canceled

Amazon is battling Netflix to see who can make the best streaming TV shows, but unlike its rival, Amazon is using the 'pilot' system to determine which shows to make. While Netflix orders full seasons of shows at a time, Amazon produces one pilot episode, and lets Amazon Prime members comment on which ones they like. Then Amazon decides which shows to order. That doesn't mean Amazon always gets it right, however. Even beyond pilots Amazon doesn't pick up, the company seems to have a much quicker...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Woody Allen, Belize, Dallas Buyers Club, Allen, Ben Chaplin, Cris Cole, Shawn Ryan, Billy Zane, Metacritic, Steve Zahn


RIP: Here are the only 5 shows Amazon has canceled

Amazon is battling Netflix to see who can make the best streaming TV shows, but unlike its rival, Amazon is using the 'pilot' system to determine which shows to make. While Netflix orders full seasons of shows at a time, Amazon produces one pilot episode, and lets Amazon Prime members comment on which ones they like. Then Amazon decides which shows to order. That doesn't mean Amazon always gets it right, however. Even beyond pilots Amazon doesn't pick up, the company seems to have a much quicker...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Woody Allen, Belize, Dallas Buyers Club, Allen, Ben Chaplin, Cris Cole, Shawn Ryan, Billy Zane, Metacritic, Steve Zahn


‘Urban Myths’ Trailer: See Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, Rupert Grint as Hitler’s Friend & More

Almost an entire year ago, you might remember the silly news that Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes was set to play Michael Jackson in a story that follows an alleged road trip taken by the King of Pop and his famous friends Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando from New York to Ohio in an effort to get home after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Since we haven’t heard anything over the past year about the project, which was said to be a half-hour comedy special of some sort, we assumed it was...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Cary Grant, Carrie Fisher, United States, Bob Dylan, Brian Cox, Marlon Brando, Ohio, Rupert Grint, Salvador Dalí, Hitler, Muhammad Ali


Michael Imperioli’s Amazon Show ‘Mad Dogs’ Isn’t About ‘Going out and Having a Good Time Anymore’

Ben Chaplin, who stars in Amazon’s new original dark comedy “Mad Dogs,” revealed that the most trying part of his portrayal of Joel, a depressed teacher estranged from his wife and children, was effectively communicating the character’s depression in a way that wouldn’t bore audiences. “The most challenging part of playing the character was trying to play somebody who is struggling with... Read more »
Tags: Amazon, TV, News, Scene, VPage, Joel, Ben Chaplin, Cris Cole, Mad Dogs, Michael Imperioli