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June 27th, 2014
Filed under Gallery Updates
, Lucky Them
The Greenwich International Film Festival hosted the screening as its second official event before the inaugural festival, which is planned for June of 2015. Ginger Stickel, the festival’s COO and CFO, described the event as a “friendraiser” to honor Emily Wachtel, screenwriter and producer of “Lucky Them” and a member of the festival’s executive board. Pictures from the screening can be found in the photo gallery with additional information below.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Toni Collette, who stars in “Lucky Them” as Ellie Klug, a longtime rock journalist whose editor pushes her to do a story about Matthew Smith, an ex-boyfriend and beloved Seattle musician who disappeared 10 years earlier. The assignment sends her on a search, which Thomas Haden Church joins as a wealthy sidekick who wants to make a documentary about the experience. “I just think it’s so great when anyone is celebrating film,” said Ms. Collette, who has been living in New York as she stars in “The Realistic Joneses” on Broadway. “Especially smaller films that might not actually have the oomph behind them to get out into the world.” Megan Griffiths, the film’s Seattle-based director, said she likes small festivals because of the level of personal attention they are able to provide. “There are people from the festival who really want your film specifically there and when you get there, they just take care of you and make sure people know about your movie,” she said. “You can get a little lost in the shuffle at a bigger festival.” The film is playing in select cities and available on video on demand.
June 26th, 2014
Filed under Glassland
“Glassland”, the new film from Pilgrim Hill writer-director Gerard Barrett, which stars Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter and Michael Smiley, is to receive its world premiere at next month’s Galway Film Fleadh (July 8-13). “Glassland” tells the story of a taxi driver (Reynor) who reaches a crossroads in his life as he tries to save his mother (Collette) from addiction. Writer-director Barrett said: “The Galway Film Fleadh gave my debut film Pilgrim Hill a platform, and it’s a privilege for me to go back and launch my second film Glassland there.” Glassland will be released in cinemas in the autumn.
It’s great to see Toni being so busy in film right now. Today, an international trailer for “Hector and the Search for Happiness” has been released, alongside with two production stills from the upcoming “Tammy”. And what a great surprise to see her film-husband in the image: “The Way, Way Back” director Nat Faxon. You can watch the trailer and new stills by clicking the previews below.
June 20th, 2014
Filed under Video Clips
As you can see from the video archive, I’ve been on a crusade the last days to bring the video archive up to date. After “Hostages” and “Tara”, I wanted to add the few remaining videos, not knowing that there was so much left. So, over 50 new video clips have been added, ranging from the theatrical trailer for Toni’s very first film “Spotswood” to a film scene from the most recent “Lucky Them”. In between, there are clips for “Cosi”, “The Pallbearer” and “Clockwatchers”, many rare promotional interviews for “Emma”, “The Boys” and “The Night Listener” and lots of red carpet interviews, news segments and television specials. Click any of the previews below to watch all last added clips. Enjoy!
June 8th, 2014
Filed under Gallery Updates
A couple of movie posters for the upcoming comedy “Tammy” have been released, alongside the film’s official synopsis, which can be found below. Edit: Another bunch of movie posters have been added.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
Joining Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,”) are: Allison Janney (“The Help”) playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (“Pineapple Express,” TV’s “VEEP”) as ladies man Earl; and Mark Duplass (TV’s “The Mindy Project”) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (“The Campaign”) as Don and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery,” “Midnight in Paris”) as Pearl’s fun-loving cousin Lenore. Rounding out the cast are Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”) in the role of the neighbor, Missi; and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher”) as Tammy’s husband, Greg.
The screenplay is by Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) and Adam McKay (“The Campaign”) are producing the film with McCarthy. Rob Cowan, Falcone, Chris Henchy, Kevin Messick, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brenner and Michael Disco are serving as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Russ Alsobrook (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”), production designer Jefferson Sage (“This is 40”), and editor Mike Sale (“Bridesmaids”). The music is composed by Michael Andrews (“Bad Teacher”).
Scheduled for release on July 2, 2014, “Tammy” is a presentation of New Line Cinema and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.