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Watch: Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Makeout In First 2 Clips From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 9:05 AM
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
The story of Ned Benson's "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them" has ben told over and over by now. A condensed version of his two part project,"The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" (which will also be opening this fall, if you want the full film), it tracks the arc of a relationship turned upside down by tragedy. And while there has been plenty of ink spilled regarding the structure of the movie and some trailers, the first two clips, below, provide the best context yet for the film.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' With Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Asks For Mercy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 1:11 PM
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Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
Okay, this might be confusing at this point, but here's the deal: "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is coming in three flavors this year. The originally conceived, two part movie "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her” will both open in limited release on October 10th. The condensed version, encompassing both narratives and simply titled “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby” will arrive first on September 12th. Whichever version you come across first should be on your must-see list for the fall.

Full Version Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' Scheduled For October Release; Plus 'Him' & 'Hers' Posters & New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 7, 2014 1:25 PM
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Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
It’s a unique and ambitious endeavor, one that took almost a decade to get off the ground and one that began before Jessica Chastain became a star. First-time director Ned Benson had wanted to make a relationship movie from the perspectives of both a male and female – though in fact it began as one screenplay and when Chastain said it didn’t really represent her viewpoint, the filmmaker hit a eureka moment and expanded on his story. The rest is history. And also, what was originally two films (which premiered last year at TIFF) — "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her” — was eventually cut into a third film entitled “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them” (which screen at Cannes this past spring, though when it hits theaters, the “them” will likely get dropped from the title).

Watch: Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Fall In Love In First Trailer For 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2014 4:26 PM
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The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
This fall, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy will come together and break apart in "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby," but you'll have three ways to see the movie. You can watch at as it was first shown at TIFF last year, in two parts, "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers," or in the new single movie cut that played at Cannes, "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them." Either way, a new trailer is here no matter how you take it in.

Review: James McAvoy Shines In Otherwise Disappointing 'Filth'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 27, 2014 7:31 PM
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One thing we resolved early on, having read around on the subject a little: to try, try, try to get through just the first sentence of our review of “Filth,” the Jon S. Baird-directed adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, without mentioning “Trainspotting.” So, obviously, we’re pretty disappointed with ourselves. But disappointment is somewhat the order of the day, unfortunately, as it’s a comparison that occurred to us, not often to the benefit of "Filth," throughout our viewing of the film.

The Best & Worst Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 27, 2014 2:42 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
Well, knock us down with a feather. We'd been positively fearing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" from afar. It had a been a while since the franchise peaked, and on paper, the giant cast list seemed to promise another "X-Men: The Last Stand"-style mess at best. Plus director Bryan Singer's last film, "Jack The Giant Slayer," was by some distance the worst of his career, and early marketing materials made it look like 'DOFP' had a tiny scope that belied its budget (the second most expensive in Fox's history, after "Avatar"), and made it seem like some kind of mid-'90s vision of the future.

Review: 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Starring Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy & Hugh Jackman

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 21, 2014 10:13 AM
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
The perils of time travel plotting, and maintaining continuity and story logic, within the framework of an already-fantastical superhero universe, are not enviable for any filmmaker. But credit the folks behind “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” for not only negotiating the tricky liabilities of rewriting history, but also creating a world (and story) where if the timestream logic crumbles, it ultimately matters little.

Cannes Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy & Isabelle Huppert

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2014 12:27 PM
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The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest things in recent American cinema. A first time writer-director, Ned Benson, managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at TIFF as a two-part, three-hour epic, subtitled "Him" and "Her," telling the same story from two different points of view (read our review). The Weinstein Company bought the rights.

Watch: Young Charles Meets Wolverine In Clip From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Plus 10-Minute Interview With Cast & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2014 9:04 AM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
As critical reaction rolls in for the super-sized sequel, audiences still have to wait another week to see how well Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg have pulled off the ambitious time-traveling plot of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” In the meantime, hundred-million dollar marketing campaigns stop for no one which is why there’s a new character "power piece," an interview with some of the mutant stars of the film, and a new featurette.

3 Versions Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby' With Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Will Be Released This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 12:09 PM
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The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
When the Cannes Film Festival lineup was revealed last month, there was a curious entry in the Un Certain Regard category: Ned Benson's "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby." It was strange because, last September, the director hit the Toronto International Film Festival with a work-in-progress showing of the project as it was originally conceived—as two films: "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: His" and "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Hers" (read our review). The Cannes news made us wonder if Harvey Weinstein, who is signed up to distribute the film, had weighed in and kiboshed those original plans. The answer is much more complex, but the good news is, you'll be able to see all three cuts.

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