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Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes Winner ‘You Were Never Really Here’ is Skipping Oscar Season

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Joaquin Phoenix and Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes Winner ‘You Were Never Really Here’ is Skipping Oscar Season
Bad news for anyone hoping Joaquin Phoenix’s big win at Cannes would result in his fourth Oscar nomination and possibly his first win. Amazon Studios has confirmed with Deadline that Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” will open in select theaters February 23, which means the acclaimed thriller will be skipping the 2017-18 awards season altogether. The release date officially takes Phoenix and Ramsay out of the race. The latter won Best Screenplay at Cannes.

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You Were Never Really Here” is based on the Jonathan Ames novella of the same name. The story follows Phoenix’s tormented enforcer Joe as he infiltrates the criminal underworld in search of a missing young girl. The movie, which received near universal acclaim after its Cannes world premiere, co-stars Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette,
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You Were Never Really Here (2017) International Movie Trailer: Taxi Driver starring Joaquin Phoenix

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You Were Never Really Here International Trailer Lynne Ramsay‘s You Were Never Really Here (2017) international movie trailer stars Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, John Doman, and Alex Manette. You Were Never Really Here‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Jonathan Ames, “A missing teenage girl. A [...]

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Trailer Watch: Joaquin Phoenix Is a Vigilante in Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here”

You Were Never Really Here

Not much is known about Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), the protagonist of Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes-winning thriller, “You Were Never Really Here.” He doesn’t answer when a client asks if he has kids. A woman inquires about how he spends his time — again, no answer. The only thing the audience can be sure of is that Joe’s work involves illegal — but possibly righteous — acts of violence.

That’s what State Senator Votto (Alex Manette) is counting on, anyway. He hires Joe to find and retrieve his missing daughter, Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov), who is apparently the victim of sex trafficking. “McCleary said you were brutal,” Votto mentions, referring to Joe’s boss. “I can be,” Joe replies.

Ramsay took home the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes this year for her work on “You Were Never Really Here.” The director’s previous films include We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “Ratcatcher.”

Check out the international trailer (with French subtitles) for “You Were Never Really Here” below. It’s being released November 8 as “A Beautiful Day” in Europe. No word on a U.S. premiere yet.

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Joaquin Phoenix Is Out For Justice In First Trailer For ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Following an impressive debut in Cannes back in May, the very first trailer for Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here has landed online.

The film is being billed as Taxi Driver meets Drive and picked up the best actor award for Phoenix over in Cannes, as well as best screenplay.

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman and Judith Roberts also star in the film. Watch the very first trailer below, and look out for the movie in cinemas at a date to be determined.

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Cannes Film Review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’

Cannes Film Review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’
Some filmmakers rust during periods of inactivity; Lynne Ramsay arches and tenses, lying in wait like an attack dog. And attack she does, though not in all the expected ways, in her astonishing fourth feature “You Were Never Really Here,” a stark, sinewy, slashed-to-the-bone hitman thriller far more concerned with the man than the hit. Working from a pulp-fiction source that another director might have fashioned into a “Taken” knockoff, Ramsay instead strips the classically botched job at the story’s core down to its barest, bloodiest necessities, lingering far more lavishly on the unspoken emotions rippling across leading man Joaquin Phoenix’s face, and the internal lacerations of trauma and abuse they cumulatively reveal.

With the minimalism of the material providing the cleanest of canvases for the matchless technique of director and star alike, “You Were Never Really Here” isn’t the genre crossover effort Ramsay’s admirers may have feared,
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‘Touched With Fire’ Review

Stars: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman, Alex Manette, Edward Gelbinovich, Daniel Gerroll, Patrick Byas, Genevieve Adams | Written and Directed by Paul Dalio

In a world where having a mental disorder is treated as a hugely negative and stigmatized scenario, actor, writer, and director Paul Dalio hopes that his film, Touched With Fire, might help change people’s minds about people who are bipolar, and who have mental illnesses in general.

Starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby as title characters Carla and Marco, the film features two poets who are bipolar and fall in love in a hospital after getting into some trouble when trying to live on their own. Soon enough, they go through various stages of emotions and relationship statuses until they have to bring their relationship to light with their parents, played by Christine Lahti, Griffan Dunne, and Bruce Altman.

The remarkable aspect
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First Look: Check Out Oscar Winner Portman as Legendary U.S. First Lady Kennedy

Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy: 'Jackie.' Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy in 'Jackie' Notwithstanding the box office-friendly Thor movies, which revolve around Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Natalie Portman has yet to have a star vehicle as impactful as Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which earned her the Best Actress Academy Award nearly five years ago. Who knows, perhaps Pablo Larraín's Jackie will be one such vehicle; the biopic following U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the days after President John F. Kennedy assassination is slated for a 2017 release. The image above is the official “first look,” initially posted at Deadline.com. Also in the Jackie cast: Peter Sarsgaard as Robert Kennedy, Max Casella, Beth Grant, and Greta Gerwig. Darren Aronofsky and Juan de Dios Larraín are the two credited producers, while Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner, The Divergent Series: Allegiant) is the credited screenwriter.
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Watch: Trailer for Indie 'Touched With Fire' Featuring Katie Holmes

"Are we a mistake, Carla? Are we a mistake?" Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for Paul Dalio's indie romantic drama Touched With Fire (formerly known as Mania Days when it premiered at SXSW), starring Katie Holmes as a manic depressive who falls "crazy in love" with someone just like her. At the psychiatric hospital she meets a fellow bipolar patient, played by Luke Kirby, and they end up on a "passionate, yet unhealthy love affair". This looks much more powerful and beautiful than I was expecting, especially in the final 30 seconds of this trailer, so give it a chance and let it play all the way to the end. The cast includes Christine Lahti, Bruce Altman, Griffin Dunne and Alex Manette. You might just be intrigued. Here's the first official trailer for Paul Dalio's Touched With Fire, originally from Yahoo: Holmes stars as a manic depressive
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'Jane Got a Gun' International Trailer Starring Natalie Portman

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'Jane Got a Gun' International Trailer Starring Natalie Portman
After a particularly troubled production, Jane Got a Gun is finally getting set to hit theaters early next year. The Weinstein Company set the Western for release sometime in February 2016, but while we wait for the release date announcement, foreign distributor Mars Distribution has debuted the first international trailer, along with a new poster. We got our first look at the film with a photo of Natalie Portman that arrived in January, when it was still set to hit theaters on September 4. But a lot has changed since then.

The Western starring Natalie Portman was shot in 2013, but the production got off to a rocky start. Original director Lynne Ramsay abandoned the project on the first day of principal photography, which resulted in Jude Law dropping out as the main villain. Gavin O'Connor came aboard to replace the director, with Bradley Cooper momentarily stepping in to replace Jude Law, before
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First Look at Natalie Portman in 'Jane Got a Gun'

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First Look at Natalie Portman in 'Jane Got a Gun'
After experiencing a number of production set backs, which included numerous actors dropping out and director Lynne Ramsay bailing on the first day of production to later be replaced by Gavin O'Connor, Jane Got a Gun is finally ready for its debut this September. The trailer will be released soon, but today we have a number of photos from this Western, which give us a first look at Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton.

Natalie Portman stars as American frontier mother Jane Hammond, who is trying to raise her family in the Old West. Jane must seek the help of ex-lover Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) after her husband returns home riddled with bullets and a team of outlaws hot on his trail. Jane Got a Gun also stars Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich.

Unanimous Entertainment brings us these first six images, which shows off some of the action in the movie.
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Daniels' Socially Conscious Movie Passed $100M Mark - Expect Lots of Oscar Nominations

The Butler’: ‘True story’ drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office (photo: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in ‘The Butler’) Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee DanielsThe Butler, featuring an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, James Marsden, and Robin Williams, passed the $100 million milestone at the domestic box office last Sunday, September 15, 2013. As of Monday, the $30 million-budgeted The Butler‘s domestic box-office total stood at $100.5 million, as per Box Office Mojo. The "based on a true story" account of a black butler (Forest Whitaker) who served eight U.S. presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, during the course of three decades, The Butler was distributed by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. Considering the film’s domestic box-office success and the generally positive reviews — 80% approval rating and 7.1/10 average among
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Daniels' Movie Passes $100M Mark in U.S./Canada - Expect Lots of Oscar Nominations

The Butler’: ‘True story’ drama passes $100 million milestone at North American box office (photo: Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan in ‘The Butler’) Hailed as a sleeper hit upon its North American release in mid-August, Lee DanielsThe Butler, featuring an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden, and Robin Williams, passed the $100 million milestone at the domestic box office last Sunday, September 15, 2013. As of Monday, the $30 million-budgeted The Butler‘s domestic box-office total stood at $100.5 million, as per Box Office Mojo. The "based on a true story" account of a black butler (Forest Whitaker) who served eight U.S. presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, during the course of three decades, The Butler was distributed by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. Considering the film’s domestic box-office success and the generally positive reviews — 80% approval rating and 7.1/10 average among
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Oprah Helps to Lift Butler to the Top of the North American Box Office?

Oprah Winfrey to help ‘The Butler’ top the domestic box office? (Photo: Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard in ‘The Butler’) About a week ago, Oprah Winfrey was in the news for being told that a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse at a store in Zurich wasn’t really for her. The uproar was related to racism: possibly, supposedly, maybe the saleswoman-for-the-filthy-rich felt that a black woman wouldn’t be able to afford a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse, even though those stores for the disgustingly megarich — I mean, $38,000 for a goddamned purse? Crocodile skin? — surely cater to the wives and mistresses and aunts of megarich African entrepreneurs and dictators alike. Fast forward a week or so and … Oprah Winfrey is back in the news as a result of another "incident" related to ethnic issues: the weekend debut of Lee Daniels’ The Weinstein Company-distributed The Butler, about a black butler in the appropriately named White House. The Butler
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Katie Holmes Snapped on Mania Days Set in Pajamas

Katie Holmes Snapped on Mania Days Set in Pajamas
Katie is making herself feel right at Holmes (ba-dum-bump). While shooting her latest movie, Mania Days, on Tuesday, Katie Holmes was spotted on set in some oversize loungewear. Bundled in a black ski puffer over baggy yellow polka-dot pajama bottoms, Suri's mom stepped off the scene to take a quick phone call. Photos: Katie Holmes celebrates Suri's 7th birthday Katie is starring in the new Spike Lee production as a manically depressed poet who crosses paths with a depressed rapper. Slated for a 2014 release, the film also stars Luke KirbyEdward Gelbinovich and Alex Manette.  Photos: Check out these other movie stars snapped on set!
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Jake Hoffman on ‘Wall Street’; Mariah Carey In Quincy Jones-Scored ‘Butler’; Tory Kittles Boards ‘Olympus’

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Update: TheWrap also says Ethan Suplee and Katarina Cas have been signed for the project, with the former playing a trader, Chris Knight, and the latter having been pegged to appear as someone named Carolyn. You can read the original story as follows.

It might very well be my most anticipated film of next year, so excuse me if any casting item gets my immediate attention. But when the lineup is this eclectic and potential-filled? You’d be a fool to complain.

Next up for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street is Max Hoffman (you might know his father); the actor will play famous shoe designer, Steve Madden, who must have helped Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) look good as he stole your money. And, boy, will Belfort be doing a lot of that[Deadline]

The Wolf of Wall Street also stars Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti,
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Liev Schreiber Joins Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' As Lyndon Johnson, Co-Stars With Woody Allen In 'Fading Gigolo'

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Just as Lee Daniels' upcoming White House drama “The Butler” takes place over the course of eight presidencies, naturally the film is going to be populated with a talented, expansive cast. It's certainly attracted an interesting bunch already, with Robin Williams and Alan Rickman inhabiting the roles of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, respectively, and today one more actor prepares to go presidential. A few days after James Marsden filled in for the JFK role when Matthew McConaughey dropped out, Liev Schreiber has signed on to play the role of Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as “Shame” co-star Alex Manette as H.R. Haldeman, the top aide to Nixon (played by John Cusack). With all of these Potus (plural) running around, Daniels must be employing a legion of make-up artists to handle the job, but another approach could be the more casual, performance-based style Oliver Stone practiced with Josh Brolin
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Jon Favreau Teams With Martin Scorsese For ‘Wall Street’; Liev Schreiber Is Lbj In ‘The Butler’

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As Iron Man director Jon Favreau gets serious about a Jersey Boys musical for his next directorial effort, he’s turning to a few acting gigs to spend the downtime. He’s already confirmed to return to his superhero franchise as Happy Hogan in Iron Man 3, as well as join Jason Bateman comedy Identity Thief, and now he’s getting into some serious dramatic territory, as Deadline reports his involvement in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street. He’ll play a securities lawyer in the story that features the financial takedown of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). The actor/director will be joined by an eclectic cast including Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, P.J. Byrne and fellow director Rob Reiner. Favreau has always had a fun screen presence, and at the very least maybe he’ll glean a few tips from the directing master.

In other casting news,
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Casting News: Lutz, Mackie, Manette

All You Need Is Love

Kellan Lutz and Camilla Belle are first to hop onboard David Tillman and WingSpan Pictures' indie drama "Love Is All You Need?" which is set in a world where homosexuality is the norm.

Belle will play a star quarterback adored by a large fan base while Lutz is an aspiring journalist. When the romance becomes public, the two find themselves being bullied. [Source: THR]

The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Anthony Mackie will all star in George Tillman Jr.'s "The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete" at State Street Pictures. Shooting kick off today in Brooklyn.

The story follows two inner-city youths left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. [Source: Deadline]

The Butler

Alex Manette has joined the cast of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" based on the life of
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Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin (Blu-ray)

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Director Lynne Ramsay’s last film was 2002’s Morvern Callar and involved a woman’s psychological struggle with her life. Her new film, We Need to Talk About Kevin, is an equally troubling portrait of a mother struggling with a hateful child and a husband who refuses to see the light.

Eva and Franklin (Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly) are a happy young couple in New York City with thriving careers and a cozy apartment. This is soon upended when they welcome a baby boy named Kevin. As an infant, he screams and cries in the company of his mother, only to quiet down and coo around his father.

Kevin is an unhealthy child psychologically, as he has no friends or interest in knowing anyone, including his parents. He quickly draws a line in the sand between his parents, manipulating and pitting them against each other as the he gets older.
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Contest: Shame (2011) Blu-ray: Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender

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Shame Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This Shame Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates Shame‘s release on DVD and Blu-ray on April 17, 2012. Shame stars Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Amy Hargreaves, Elizabeth Masucci, Hannah Ware, Nicole Beharie, Lucy Walters, Briana Marin, Anna Rose Hopkins, Alexandra Vino, Charisse Bellante, Jake Richard Siciliano, Alex Manette, and Robert Montano. Shame‘s plot [...]

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