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The Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of 2014 So Far

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 1, 2014 2:52 PM
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Worst/Disappointing So Far... 2014
We’ve said it before, notably as a lead-in to our recent Best Films Of The Year So Far feature, but 2014 is looking to be a pretty good year for the movies, with a lot more to celebrate than commiserate being unveiled this past six months. And if we can say that the week that “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is the big release, you know we must really mean it. However, as the song goes, along with all the sunshine, there’s gotta be a little rain sometimes, and how would we even know how great some of our high points were if we didn’t periodically experience the lows? Even in the best years, there’ll be a few films that stick in our various craws, and so in our bi-annual attempt to exorcize those demons, here’s a rundown of the films our staff members most disliked this year, thus far.

Watch: New Clip From 'A Long Way Down' Starring Aaron Paul, Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots & Toni Collette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 12:28 PM
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A Long Way Down
Four people go up to a rooftop at the same time to commit suicide, and wind up forging friendships instead and a pact to stay alive. Yes, that's the basic summary of "A Long Way Down," the upcoming comedy (really) from Pascal Chaumeil, the director behind French rom-com "Heartbreaker" that put him on the map a few years back. Though, this might take him off it.

Berlin Review: ‘A Long Way Down’ Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots & Aaron Paul

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2014 2:01 PM
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A Long Way Down
Oh dear. [D]. Sort of tempted to leave the review at that, to be honest, but what would the internet do with all of that white space? So here is a bunch more words about it, and no matter how haphazardly they’re arranged we can take some comfort in the fact that it’s with seemingly more care than went into a certain screenplay.

Watch: Aaron Paul & Imogen Poots Want To Live In First Trailer For 'A Long Way Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 9:23 AM
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A Long Way Down
This spring, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots will put the pedal the metal in "Need For Speed," risking their lives in the dangerous world of underground street racing. But first, they've paired up to try and leap to their death in "A Long Way Down"...only to decide that maybe life is worth living after all.

New Pics From Berlin Additions 'Two Faces Of January' With Viggo Mortensen & 'A Long Way Down' With Aaron Paul

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 9:24 AM
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The Two Faces Of January
While we're currently in the thick of the Sundance Film Festival, which is in full swing today, we're keeping one eye on the Berlin Film Festival where in a just a few weeks, a whole new batch of movies will arrive to command our attention. And today organizers have revealed a strong handful of new movies set to be unveiled as part of Berlinale Special sidebar.

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.”

'Breaking Bad' Star Aaron Paul Replaces Emile Hirsch In 'A Long Way Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2012 1:27 PM
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Sometimes as a project moves along, casting is changed for a variety of reasons, and sometimes filmmakers have to settle on someone who maybe isn't as enticing as their choice. However, for the upcoming adaptation of Nick Hornby's "A Long Way Down," that isn't the case.

Imogen Poots Joins Nick Hornby Adaptation 'A Long Way Down,' Steve Coogan Returns To '70's Brit Music Scene In "Northern Soul' & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2012 9:39 AM
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Rising starlet Imogen Poots has joined the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "A Long Way Down," which has Pascal Chaumeil at the helm. She'll star along side Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan and Emile Hirsch, who previously joined the tale of four disparate individuals who meet one another on a London rooftop on New Year's Eve, all with the same intention to commit suicide. Instead of jumping, these complete strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until at least Valentine's Day. Lensing begins this September in London from a script by Jack Thorne, whose debut film "The Scouting Book For Boys" earned major praise.

Emile Hirsch Joins Toni Collette & Pierce Brosnan In Big Screen Version Of Nick Hornby's 'A Long Way Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 5:38 PM
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Emile Hirsch certainly isn't predictable. The actor has vacillated from indie to movies to blockbusters to everything in between and you only have to look at recent batch of films -- "Killer Joe," "The Darkest Hour," "Savages" -- to realize that he moves very much to the beat of his own drum. So a movie based on a book by "High Fidelity" and "About A Boy" writer Nick Hornby? Why the hell not?

Toni Collette Joins Jennifer Aniston in 'Miss You Already' & Pierce Brosnan In 'The Long Way Down'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 20, 2012 8:18 AM
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Toni Collette is deservedly on a roll, adding two more roles to his busy schedule after already booking a gig earlier this week opposite Steve Carell in "The Way, Way Back," the directorial debut for "The Descendants" screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon. Joining Jennifer Aniston, Collete is looking to co-star in Paul Andrew Williams' melodrama "Miss You Already" and will also feature in Pascal Chaumeil's dark comedy "The Long Way Down."

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