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Once's John Carney may direct Ferrell and Gad in Russ & Roger Go Beyond

It's been four months since Michael Winterbottom left the film, but STX Entertainment may have finally found a new director for their Roger Ebert /Russ Meyer biopic RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND. Deadline has learned that John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) is in early talks to helm the planned movie. Apparently several other filmmakers have also been circling the flick...
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03.07.2016
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2016 Sundance Wrap-up!

And so, another edition of the Sundance Film Festival is in the books. This year marked my seventh trip to Park City, Utah and as always it was an amazing experience full of good movies, great friends and lots of writing. In all, I filed twenty-nine written reviews, three video reviews and extended sit-downs with EDDIE THE EAGLE stars Taron Egerton & Hugh Jackman (as well as...
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02.03.2016
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Review: Sing Street (Sundance)

PLOT: A young man (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) growing up in 1985 Dublin seeks solace from his complicated life in pop music. REVEW: I’ve seen some great movies at the Sundance Film Festival over my seven years as a regular. WHIPLASH, BOYHOOD, JAMES WHITE, THE RAID 2 - all of these were amazing and rank among the most memorable theatrical experiences of my life. Now, add SING...
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01.26.2016
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John Carney finds love in music once more in Sing Street trailer

John Carney absolutely loves telling stories about finding love and passion and friendship in music. Be it his ONCE or BEGIN AGAIN, those very principles were at the heart of his stories, and he's doing it again for SING STREET. This time, he has a young man trying to find his own path in a changing life, and the kinship and shots at the ladies that come from forming a band may be his...
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01.14.2016
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Review: Begin Again

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2013 coverage under it's original title CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE. PLOT: A down-on-his-luck music exec ( Mark Ruffalo ) discovers a beautiful songwriter ( Keira Knightley ) who's nursing a broken heart. They join forces to make an album with her songs recorded against the NYC urban soundscape....
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06.29.2014
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New trailer for Begin Again with Keira Knightley showcases the music

A few months back we received the first trailer for the flick, Begin Again.  It showcased Mark Ruffalo 's character, a failed music producer, running into Keira Knightley 's Greta, a gifted musician.  That same whimsical nature prevalent in the film's first trailer carries over to this new one.  This time, we get a little bit more of the story from Greta's angle, as well as some of...
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05.30.2014
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Trailer for music drama Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley

Formerly titled CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? the new music drama BEGIN AGAIN, starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley has got a pleasant, uplifting vibe to it based on its new trailer. That seems to match the feeling we had when we reviewed it for TIFF last year (review here) and although it's been retitled, the film looks to have retained its charm. Directed by ONCE helmer...
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03.28.2014
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