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Film Review: ‘November Criminals’

Film Review: ‘November Criminals’
A movie needs no ambition beyond the modest desire to occupy a viewer’s time. But in our spilling-over-with-content world, there are still movies that can make you wonder: Why does this film even exist? Take “November Criminals.” It’s a grade-z teen homicide thriller that, judged solely by its IMDb page, has what you might almost call a pedigree.

The movie’s stars, Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz, bring their puppyish glitter-kid sparkle to the role of high-school seniors who are boyfriend and girlfriend (but not really) in suburban Washington, D.C. The film also features David Strathairn and Catherine Keener as their respective single parents, and it was directed by Sacha Gervasi, the British crossover documentary maverick who made “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (2009) and the factually fraudulent but still enjoyable making-of-“Psycho” docudrama “Hitchcock” (2012). It all sounds respectable enough, but “November Criminals,” which opened on VOD ahead of its nominal theatrical release next week
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'November Criminals': Film Review

'November Criminals': Film Review
A privileged teen ventures onto the wrong side of the tracks, and a would-be murder mystery veers into ever-more-faux dramatic territory in November Criminals, the third film by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of AnvilHitchcock). The starry chemistry of leads Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz injects a modicum of energy into the coming-of-age drama, whose elements of romance, crime and smart-kid angst never coalesce.

Beyond the movie's missing sense of urgency, it strands David Strathairn and especially Catherine Keener on the sidelines of the narrative clutter. The feature was released to digital streaming outlets in advance of a theatrical run that's sure...
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Movie Review – November Criminals (2017)

November Criminals, 2017.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi.

Starring Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener, Cory Hardrict and Terry Kinney.

Synopsis:

A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.

November Criminals follows the story of Addison (Ansel Elgort), a high school senior in Washington, D.C. who just recently lost his mother and is preparing for life after graduating. He has recently started going out with Phoebe (Chloe Grace Moretz) and they are beginning to build a good relationship together. Things change when Addison gets word that a friend of his was murdered just hours after having an interaction with him. The media and police claim that the murder happened because of gang involvement but Addison doesn’t believe it. With the help of Phoebe he starts his own investigation into the death of his friend to find the truth.

The story here
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New poster for November Criminals featuring Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz

With just two weeks to go until its digital release, a new poster has arrived online for Sacha Gervasi’s upcoming crime drama November Criminals featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; take a look below…

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A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.

November Criminals is set for release on November 7th on digital and for a theatrical release on December 8th.
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November Criminals Trailer Unites Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort

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November Criminals Trailer Unites Chloe Moretz and Ansel Elgort
The first trailer for November Criminals has arrived. This marks the first movie that will make its way to theaters featuring Ansel Elgort since his breakout in this summer's Baby Driver. However, Elgort finds himself on the right side of the law this time around, but things look no less troublesome for the young star, right or wrong. He's on a mission to figure out what happened to his friend, even if nobody else wants to help.

Sony Pictures Entertainment released the first trailer for November Criminals, which will first arrive on digital platforms November 7 before getting a theatrical release on December 8. The trailer is quite dramatic and clearly puts Ansel Elgort at the center. The movie also will be dealing with pretty topical racial issues, as a 17-year-old, African-American high school student is murdered and everyone wants to attribute it to gang violence, even though he had no known gang associations.
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First Trailer for Crime Drama 'November Criminals' with Ansel Elgort

"My friend just got killed... You can't expect me just to sit around and not do anything about it!" Sony has debuted the first official trailer for a crime drama titled November Criminals, from the director of Anvil: The Story of Anvil and Hitchcock previously. Adapted from Sam Munson's novel of the same name, the story is about a high schooler who takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C. The film stars Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz, along with Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Cory Hardrict, Terry Kinney, Danny Flaherty, Victor Williams, and Tessa Albertson. Maybe it is just because I'm seeing Ansel Elgort once again, but this reminds me of so many other films recently, including Paper Towns and Netflix's "13 Reasons Why". Here's to hoping it's good, but I'm not entirely sure just yet. Here's the first official trailer for Sacha Gervasi's November Criminals,
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‘November Criminals’ Trailer: ‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort Solves A Murder

November Criminals” is a movie that, on paper, should be a homerun. Long in development, Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right,” “Olive Kitteridge“) was initially attached to direct, before Sacha Gervasi (“Hitchcock,” the upcoming “My Dinner With Hervé“) took over. With a script by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke“) the film landed two rising young stars in Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver“) and Chloe Grace Moretz, and even has the cinematography skills of Mihai Malaimare Jr.

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‘November Criminals’ Trailer: Ansel Elgort Goes From ‘Baby Driver’ to ‘Brick’ in This Indie Mystery Drama

‘November Criminals’ Trailer: Ansel Elgort Goes From ‘Baby Driver’ to ‘Brick’ in This Indie Mystery Drama
Ansel Elgort is riding the success of “Baby Driver” right into the fall, in which he stars opposite Chloë Grace Moretz in the indie murder mystery “November Criminals.” Based on the novel of the same name by Sam Munson, the film stars the two Ya favorites as a pair of college-bound friends who team up to try and solve the mysterious death of one of their classmates. Think “Brink” with a dash of romance and a bit more conventional.

November Criminals” is directed by British journalist-turned-filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, best known for directing the documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” and the Anthony Hopkins-starring “Hitchcock.” He’s currently in production on the HBO original movie My Dinner With Hervé, starring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage. The supporting cast includes Tessa Albertson, Catherine Keener, and David Strathairn.

Read More:‘Baby Driver’ is Edgar Wright’s First $100M Hit and Has Grossed
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‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mark Povinelli & Helena Mattsson Join Cast Of HBO Movie

Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson have been cast opposite Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi's HBO movie. Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing…
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Fantasy Island: Andy Garcia Cast as Ricardo Montalban for Herve Villechaize Movie

Andy Garcia is headed to Fantasy Island. Deadline reports the Ballers star has joined the upcoming HBO movie My Dinner With Hervé. From Sacha Gervasi, the film is based on the life of Fantasy Island co-star Hervé Villechaize. The movie stars Peter Dinklage as Villechaize and Jamie Dornan as struggling journalist Danny Tate. The rest of the cast includes Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter, and David Straithorn.Read More…
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Andy Garcia cast as Ricardo Montalban in HBO’s My Dinner with Herve

Andy Garcia has just been cast opposite Game of ThronesPeter Dinklage and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan in the HBO film My Dinner with Herve. Per Deadline, the actor will portray Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan star Ricardo Montalban in the film based on the last few days of French actor Herve Villechaize.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi from a script he wrote with Sean Macauley, My Dinner with Herve explores the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in La between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, resulting in life-changing consequences for both. The story is based on Gervasi’s own experience interviewing Villechaize in 1993 just days before the actor committed suicide. Dinklage will star as Villechaize while Dornan will portray the fictional journalist Danny Tate as a stand-in for Gervasi.

Villechaize is known for his role’s as Christopher Lee’s henchman
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Andy Garcia Is Ricardo Montalban in My Dinner with Herve

Andy Garcia Is Ricardo Montalban in My Dinner with Herve
Andy Garcia has been cast as Ricardo Montalban in Sacha Gervasi's My Dinner with Herve. Gervasi serves as the writer and director on this project that stars Peter Dinklage as Herve Villechaize, the one time most famous dwarf in the world, chronicling the last few months of the actor's life up until his suicide in 1993 at the age of 50. A few weeks ago, we were able to see the first image of Peter Dinklage as Herve Villechaize along with Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan as Danny Tate living it up.

Deadline reports that Andy Garcia has been cast as Ricardo Montalban, the star of Fantasy Island and co-star to Herve Villechaize, which seems like a perfect casting choice. It was also announced that David Strathairn would be starring alongside Dinklage in the movie last week. My Dinner With Herve was written by Gervasi and Sean Macaulay and
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‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Andy García To Play Ricardo Montalbán In HBO Movie

Andy García has been cast opposite Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi's HBO movie. Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both. García will…
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Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan grace the first image from My Dinner with Hervé

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Filming is currently underway on the HBO Film Production of the true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize, My Dinner with Hervé, and the first official image featuring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage has surfaced.

Jamie Dornan is to portray the character of the fictional journalist Danny Tate alongside Dinklage as the troubled Villechaize is a story which focuses on an unlikely friendship which evolves over one wild night in L.A. The film focuses on the relationship between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, which results in life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi who had interviewed Villechaize back in 1993 just a few days before he committed suicide, “He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realised Hervé
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First look at Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan in HBO’s My Dinner with Hervé, Mireille Enos and more join cast

Game of Thrones isn’t the only project Peter Dinklage is lending his talents to over at HBO, as the network has unveiled a first-look image of the actor in My Dinner With Hervé.

The upcoming TV movie takes a look at the life of Fantasy Island and The Man with the Golden Gun star Hervé Villechaize (described as “the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf” by HBO), who took his own life in 1993. Check out the image, which features co-star Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) as struggling writer Danny Tate alongside Dinklage’s Villechaize, below…

Being perhaps the most accomplished and celebrated dwarf actor of all time makes Dinklage a good choice to fill Villechaize’s shoes, although it’s worth noting that Dinklage isn’t of Filipino and English descent like his counterpart.

My Dinner with Hervé is set during “one wild night” in Los Angeles, just days before Villechaize’s suicide,
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First Look at Peter Dinklage as Fantasy Island Star Herve Villechaize

First Look at Peter Dinklage as Fantasy Island Star Herve Villechaize
HBO isn't afraid to take some risks and do some pretty weird things in terms of original programming, and this totally proves it. Their upcoming original movie, My Dinner With Herv&#233, is going to center on Herv&#233 Villechaize, once the most famous dwarf in the world, as played by Peter Dinklage, who is arguably the most famous dwarf in the world now. HBO has released the first photo from My Dinner With Herv&#233, and it looks appropriately strange.

The premium cable network released the image from My Dinner with Herve today, giving us our first look at the Game of Thrones star as Herv&#233 Villechaize. The image also features Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan hanging out in a white car, which looks like it could be filled with cocaine. In truth, with Peter Dinklage's get up, which is appropriately flashy in a very 90s way, one would
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TV News Roundup: Heather Graham Joins Cast of ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

TV News Roundup: Heather Graham Joins Cast of ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’
In today’s roundup, Heather Graham gets a part in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” and HBO Films releases a first look at Peter Dinklage in “My Dinner with Hervé.”

Casting

Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar have been cast in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” Graham will play Judalon Smyth, a sexy, emotionally fragile woman who is having an affair with Dr. Oziel. Reaser will play Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich, who is assigned to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. Cedar will play Milton Andersen, Kitty’s older brother. The series, which depicts the infamous murder trial of the infamous siblings, will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC starting Sept. 26. Edie Falco, Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, and Sam Jaeger have been previously cast in the show.

Emily Rudd is set to play the title role in “Olive Forever,” a pilot from Universal Cable Productions. Rudd
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‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mireille Enos Among Three Cast In HBO Movie

‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mireille Enos Among Three Cast In HBO Movie
Mireille Enos (The Catch) is set for a key role opposite Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi’s HBO movie. Also joining the cast are Oona Chaplin (Taboo) and Harriet Walter (The Crown). Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize
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First Look: Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan In ‘My Dinner With Hervé’

Sometimes, persistence pays off, and director Sacha Gervasi‘s (“Anvil: The Story Of Anvil,” “Hitchcock“) and star Peter Dinklage never gave up on My Dinner With Hervé.” The project has been in the works for years, but this year saw the stars align and the movie get in front of cameras, with Jamie Dornan joining the cast. And now we have a colorful first look at the movie.

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HBO Reveals First Look of Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize (Photo)

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HBO Films released the first photo from the set of “My Dinner with Hervé,” starring Peter Dinklage as one of the most famous dwarf actors in Hollywood history. The movie, which has been in the works since 2011, also stars Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) as Danny Tate, a struggling journalist. The character is based in part on Sacha Gervasi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sean Macaulay and is also directing. Gervasi was a journalist who met up with Hervé Villechaize, an actor best known for “Fantasy Island” and the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun,” in
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