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Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 3:59 PM
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Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera that spins off into one subplot too many.

Imogen Poots Joins 'Need For Speed,' Writer/Producer John Gatins Says He's A "Car Freak"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2012 6:26 PM
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As any reader of the site knows, we're big fans of Imogen Poots, and we'll just go ahead and say that she's the secret weapon of both the upcoming "A Late Quartet" and "Greetings From Tim Buckley," which premiered at TIFF last month. Her star is on the rise, as she's been seen rubbing elbows with Terrence Malick in "Knight Of Cups." And now she's landed her first bona fide blockbuster movie.

Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Alison Brie & More Testing For 'Captain America 2'; Scarlett Johansson To Possibly Appear

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2012 8:45 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Chris Evans, you lucky bastard. The shortlist for his love interest in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has dropped and it's basically a list of actresses who have been the subjects of our ever unsent mash notes.

First Look At Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots & Aaron Paul In 'A Long Way Down,' Rosamund Pike & Sam Neill Join Cast

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 18, 2012 1:39 PM
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Where is Rosamund Pike finding the time? Fresh off of “Jack Reacher,” the actress is busy filming a significant role in Edgar Wright’s final instalment in the jokingly monikered ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy, “The World’s End.” Once she’s wrapped on that she’ll be reuniting with Simon Pegg on the set of “Hector and the Search for Happiness,” and she’s also attached to Stephen Brown’s “The Sea.” But not content with that busy schedule (and likely happy to capitalise on a sudden resurgence in popularity), Pike has added another project in the form of Pascal Chaumeil’s English-language debut “A Long Way Down.”

TIFF Review: 'A Late Quartet' Is A Soap Opera Symphony That Hits All The Wrong Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 11, 2012 6:28 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Certainly, if a film pulls together a cast that includes Philip Seymour Hoffmam, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener, there's going to be something worth enjoying. And indeed, the trio give top shelf performances as we've always come to expect from them in "A Late Quartet." But it's just too bad that they're in service of Yaron Zilberman's film, which takes the unique focus of a string quartet in Manhattan, and puts it in the middle of a standard and unsatisfying soap opera, that spins off into one subplot too many.

Watch: First Trailer For 'A Late Quartet' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 10, 2012 1:00 PM
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The world of classical music isn't one that's explored often in the movies, but when it is, it can often prove prime awards territory -- think of "Amadeus" or "Shine," which each featured composers and musicians, and which each picked up Oscars (or in the case of the former, several) for their trouble. And that certainly seems to be the hope of Yaron Zilberman's drama "A Late Quartet," which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight.

New Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Starring Penn Badgley & Imogen Poots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 1:13 PM
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There is really only one big question to be answered by the upcoming "Greetings From Tim Buckley": Can "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley adequately step into the shoes of the late Jeff Buckley? With the film headed to the fall festival circuit, we'll soon find out (though some early live footage does give an indication of the actor's pipes), but until then we'll only have some images to work with. Fortunately, a whole new batch has arrived.

Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones & Imogen Poots Reportedly In Running For Female Lead In 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2012 9:00 AM
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Despite the massive success of “The Avengers,” Marvel isn’t resting on its laurels and is hard at work on the next phase of films that will lead into the sequel of the superhero team-up film, which already has a release date set of May 1, 2015. Last month saw the addition of Anthony Mackie to the cast of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” as Falcon and now we have a list of frontrunners for the female lead in the sequel.

First Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Plus Footage Of Penn Badgley Singing "Lilac Wine" Live

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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The life of Jeff Buckley is coming to the big screen, albeit a bit circuitously, with "Greetings From Tim Buckley." And now we have our first look at "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley in the lead role as the late singer.

Watch: Trailer & Posters For Brit Crime Flick 'Comes A Bright Day' Starring Imogen Poots & 'Submarine' Star Craig Roberts

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 9, 2012 10:18 AM
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British crime thrillers...every so often a classic rolls around, but you’ve got to wade through a whole heap of sub-par dreck before you find one. The first trailer has hit for Simon Aboud’s (romantically tinged) crime thriller “Comes A Bright Day,” and while nothing on show immediately suggests that it’s going to stray into the classic territory, it certainly looks a cut above the usual cockney geezers, gangsters and guns nonsense. And indeed, our reviewer in Berlin enjoyed it, with reservations, as you can read here. Led by 21 year-old “Submarine” star Craig Roberts – although we maintain he doesn’t look a day older than 16 – the cast also includes Imogen Poots (“Fright Night”), Kevin McKidd (“Trainspotting”) and Timothy Spall.

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