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Patricia Arquette has revealed she made next to nothing from 'Boyhood'.
Boyhood is the outstanding movie of the year and, barring a Crash style upset, it will be crowned Best Picture at the Academy Awards on February 27. Still, if there's something more absolute than Richard Linklater's film winning the evening's biggest award, it is Patricia Arquette winning Best Supporting Actress.
Patricia Arquette [L] won the Golden Globe for Boyhood and is expected to win the Oscar
With respect to her fellow actresses, Arquette has nothing to beat. In a year of outstanding lead performances (Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones), Arquette's nearest competition will likely come in the form of Emma Stone for Birdman, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game and Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year.
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Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' is a triumph of innovative cinema and is deservedly the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week installed as the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars next year. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, the movie is ground-breaking cinema and the critics are absolutely unanimous in their praise.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane [L] and Lorelei Linklater [R] in 'Boyhood'
Boyhood stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents of Mason, a child played by the stellar Ellar Coltrane, who grows up before our eyes. It's a stunning time-capsule of a movie that charts the rocky terrain of childhood through road trips, family dinners, birthdays and graduation.
Continue reading: 'Boyhood' Has 99% On Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost The Perfect Movie
Ellar Coltrane's unforgettable journey happened both off and on screen
When Ellar Coltrane was auditioning for the role of Mason as a 6-year-old, Richard Linklater was more interested in the resilience of his parents rather than the acting skills of the young protégée that would become the centrepiece for his most audacious film yet.
Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Richard Linklater at an Academy screening of 'Boyhood' - Photo: Getty 2014/Michael Loccisano
This is because his parents would have to keep this young actor interested in the role of a lifetime, spanning 12 years and shot for only three days per year. Ellar Coltrane got the part, and as we watch Mason grow up before our very eyes, a 19-year-old actor owes a huge part of his upbringing to the process of filming ‘Boyhood’.
Continue reading: Ellar Coltrane's Journey As Mason In Richard Linklater's Boyhood
While 'Apes' was pulling in the big bucks, 'Boyhood' made history
The box office was dominated by big budget blockbusters this weekend: Dawn of The Planet of The Apes finally usurped Transformers: Age of Extinction’s dominance at the top of the pile. But the real evolution story was told in Boyhood, as Mason became a young man and Richard Linklater proved his worth as one of the most of innovative auteurs working in cinema today.
Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater star in Boyhood
Linklater’s scripted coming of age movie, shot intermittently over 12 years using the same actors (Ellar Coltrane, Lorelie Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) indulges in the familiarity of domestic life. As we see the characters grow emotionally (via Linklaters incredibly relatable and organic screenplay) and physically (via simple biology – something Linklater managed to turn into a cinematic tool) we relate to the ostensibly forgettable nuances of childhood and adulthood, culminating in an intensely watchable modern masterpiece.
By shooting this film over 12 years, writer-director Richard Linklater is able to explore family dynamics in an intensely involving way that's never been seen on-screen before. Watching the film is such an immersive experience that it's impossible not to be moved as the characters grow up before our eyes. But this isn't a gimmicky drama; it's a masterwork of writing, directing, editing and acting.
The story opens in as a single mother (Patricia Arquette) makes the difficult decision to take her young children Samantha and Mason (Lorelei Linklater and Ellar Coltrane) back to Houston to live near her mother (Libby Villari) so she can go to university. Eventually the kids' absent father (Ethan Hawke) arrives for a visit, and over the following years both parents do their best to raise the kids on alternating weekends. Step-parents (Marco Perella, Brad Hawkins and Tamara Jolaine) come and go, while the children grow into young adults. Samantha leaves for college, and Mason discovers a talent for photography, which will shape his future. And he also has a first experience with love before graduating from high school and facing the world on his own.
As the title suggests, the film centres on Mason, and the remarkable Coltrane ages from 6 to 18 over the course of the story. Watching him grow up physically is sometimes startling, but it's his emotional process that makes the film a true classic, mainly because his inner development is pretty much the only plot the movie has. And it's utterly riveting: over two hours and 45 minutes, there isn't a single dull moment. This family shifts and changes, going through rhythms of playfulness, private jokes, dark emotion and deep pain. They also offer a running commentary on 12 years of American history, discussing politics and other issues while making major decisions about their own lives.
Continue reading: Boyhood Review
'Boyhood' hits cinemas this weekend (11-13 July)
Shot over 12 years, Richard Linklater's new film Boyhood is being called the best movie of the decade. Its cast members have been out talking about the experience.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater in 'Boyhood'
Ethan Hawke, who plays the family's father, has made eight films with Linklater. He commented on the uniqueness of this project: "We see very dramatic portraits of terrible parents or stereotypical good parents, but you don't see them both at the same time very often: parents struggling to be good parents, failing sometimes and succeeding other times, much like our own parents and ourselves. [Linklater] thinks life is pretty dramatic and beautiful and exciting as it is. For me, that's kind of revolutionary."
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This weekend marks a monumental release in the history of cinema. Richard Linklater, already lauded for his magnificent ‘Before’ trilogy, debuts his film ‘Boyhood’ in UK theatres.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater in 'Boyhood'
Taking place over 12 years, using the same actors, ‘Boyhood’ has unparalleled power when it comes to connoting story through time, especially in the case of Ellar Coltrane who, aged 6, started filming ‘Boyhood’ and didn’t wrap until he was 18.
Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' has impressed critics with its novel approach to time but will audiences be as impressed when it reaches UK and US cinemas?
Boyhood is a coming-of-age film which literally follows its cast as they grown over the space of 12 years. The long filming has certainly impressed the critics but will it be as popular when it reaches our screens?
Boyhood follows Ellar Coltrane's character Mason from a child to a young adult.
When Mason was an unwitting 6-year-old boy, he had no idea - like the rest of his peers - just how much of a rollercoaster his next ten years would be. Many of the problems he would experience throughout his journey through boyhood and adolescence would remain, but either intensify or weaken with age. For example, as a 6-year-old, living with his single mother and struggling to have a proper relationship with his absent father who is living in Alaska was an issue that he would struggle to comprehend completely until he was old enough to have romantic relationships himself and understand them. Other issues that would never fade in his adulthood quest include moving homes, making friends and having his heart broken, but in the end all of those tempestuous experiences would shape the man he would become at 18-years-old.
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'Boardwalk Empire' will return to HBO this Sunday (8 Sept.) - stars Steve Buscemi and new arrivals Jeffrey Wright, Ron Livingston and Patricia Arquette have revealed what's in store.
This Sunday, 8 September, we'll be heading back to the 1920's when Boardwalk Empire returns for it's fourth season. The Golden Globe-winning crime drama will return to see crime lord Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson (Steve Buscemi) pick up the pieces of last season, and with a trio of new faces - Jeffrey Wright, Ron Livingston and Patricia Arquette - the upcoming season may just be the most exciting one yet.
Steve Buscemi is back as Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson
Set at the height of Prohibition in 1924, this season will see Nucky attempt to reassert his dominance over Atlantic City follow the epic power struggle between himself and Gyp Rosetti (Bobby Cannavale). Buscemi and his new cast-mates spoke to reporters at the premiere screening of the first episode of the fourth season, detailing the moonshine-laden path that the upcoming episodes will have in store for their respective characters.
Continue reading: The Cast Of 'Boardwalk Empire' Tell Us What's In Store For Season 4
We take a look at his top moments outside of New Jersey.
James Gandolfini’s death came as a huge surprise. His generosity, as displayed in his will wasn’t such a surprise, such was his reputation as a modest man. The father of the box set generation, giving people reason to invest so many hours into character, Gandolfini’s legacy is much bigger than the money he left behind. Here are his best, non-Soprano roles.
Gandolfini with his Sopranos co-stars Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa
True Romance: Gandolfini effectively ‘broke’ into Hollywood with his role in True Romance as Virgil. A thug, Virgil’s defining moment was his epic fight with Alabama, played by Patricia Arquette, which culminates in her plunging a corkscrew through his foot. Gandolfini spoke about this scene on appearance on Inside The Actor’s Studio.
James Gandolfini's funeral was held today in New York. 'The Sopranos' star died of a heart attack last week whilst holidaying in Italy with his son. He was just 51-years-old.
The funeral of Soprano's star James Gandolfini was held today (27th June 2013) at St John the Divine Catholic Church in New York. A private wake was held yesterday (Wednesday 26th June) in New Jersey for family members and close friends.
Representing the cast and crew of The Sopranos was actress Aida Turturra and creator David Chase, who gave a eulogy. Gandolfini's widow Deborah Lin Gandolfini and two close family friends also spoke.
The late James Gandolfini, pictured here attending the 8th Starlit Benefit Gala, New York, 10th June 2013
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Among arrivals at the 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton were 'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson with her sister Liberty, 'House of Cards' star Robin Wright, Oscar winning movie director Steven Spielberg and the Grammy winning John Legend.
Patricia Arquette has been named as one of the latest actors to appear on HBO's hit series Boardwalk Empire, in which she will portray a gangster named Sally Wheet.
Patricia Arquette will appear in a recurring role throughout the upcoming season four of HBO's successful Prohibition Era series Boardwalk Empire, during which she will play a booze-pedling character named Sally Wheet. The character Arquette will be portraying has been described by a HBO statement as being 'a tough-as-nails Tampa speakeasy owner with connections to local gangsters,' Deadline first reported.
Arquette has been absent from television for some time, having last appeared on television on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit last year, a one-off appearance that was her first television role since her CBS vehicle Medium was cancelled in 2011. As well as Arquette, HBO have also announced that four more new faces will be appearing in the upcoming season of the gangster drama, including Band of Brothers' Ron Livingston and Casino Royale's CIA operative Jeffrey Wright, meanwhile True Blood star Brian Geraghty and Mad Men's Eric Ladin will be given recurring roles in the upcoming series of the hit show.
Patricia Arquette will make her triumphant return to television acting on the next series Boardwalk Empire
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Single mom Grace struggles to be there for her adolescent daughter Ansiedad while she manages her bills, work and her affair with a married man, Dr. Hartford. Ansiedad is inspired by her English teacher Ms. Armstrong to run away from home and start life without her mom after discussing the topic of coming-of-age stories in class. With a little help from best friend Tavita, she makes plans to start her life as an adult while Grace is too busy becoming increasingly distracted by the affections of her co-worker to notice.
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Patricia Arquette Thursday 24th February 2011 The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 Party at the Getty House Los Angeles, California
Patricia Arquette Saturday 13th November 2010 MOCAs Annual Gala The Artists Museum Happening Arrivals Los Angeles, California
Patricia Arquette - Patricia Arquette, New York City, USA - at the 3rd annual fundraiser for the ONEXONE Foundation at Capital. Wednesday 27th October 2010
Patricia Arquette and husband Thomas Jane - Patricia Arquette and husband Thomas Jane Venice Beach, California - Official Launch Party for Save Darfur Coalition and Propr held at The Propr Store & Jexy - Outside Arrivals Thursday 17th December 2009
Patricia Arquette Thursday 12th February 2009 arrives for a conversation and screening of the episode of 'Medium', which she directed, at the Paley Center New York City, USA
The story is "based on actual events." Patricia Arquette plays Laura, an American doctor trying to find peace after the brutal murder of her husband and son. With her sister (Frances McDormand), they embark on a tour of the exotic East, including a peaceful stopover in Burma, a war-torn country ruled by military dictatorship (As they say, "In Burma, everything is illegal."). Laura's passport is lifted, and she finds herself trapped in the capital city of Rangoon, while her sister and their tour group head off to Bangkok. The Burmese pick that time to revolt, and Laura finds herself caught up in a civil war, which basically amounts to dodging bullets in the jungle while covered in mud.
Continue reading: Beyond Rangoon Review
Sachar's antihero is Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf), an affable but luckless teen who's accused of a crime he did not commit and ordered to serve his sentence at Camp Green Lake, a Texas labor camp that's neither green nor near any lake. Instead of archery and crafts, the inmates spend their days digging holes under the watchful eye of crusty Mr. Sir (Jon Voight). His boss, Warden Walker (Sigourney Weaver), seeks something of value under the camp and needs the boys to keep tunneling until the unidentified treasure is found.
Continue reading: Holes Review
Little Nicky (Adam Sandler) is the devil's third---and least impressive---son. Bested in brains by his brother Adrian (Rhys Ifans) and in strength by his brother Cassius (Tiny Lester), Nicky finds little joy outside of hanging out in his hell-bound bedroom, banging his head to heavy metal favorites. That is, until his father's 10,000-year reign draws to a close and it's time to name the new ruler of Hades.
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Having now seen "Little Nicky," in which Adam Sandler plays the retarded son of Satan, I have formulated a hypothesis I'm calling the Sandler Theory of Exponentially Obnoxious Returns. It goes something like this:
Adam Sandler goes out of his way to make each gimmick character he plays ("Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore") more grating than the last, just to see how far he can push it before his easily amused fan base will turn on him.
His most detestable character to date had been "The Waterboy," but that Southern-fried dope was mister congeniality compared to Nicky, the little devil that couldn't. Sandler spends this entire movie with his face screwed up in a hit-by-a-shovel grimace and speaking in a silly, raspy voice like a little kid pretending to be sick so he can stay home from school. There's no joke here. It's just Sandler's version of stretching as an actor.
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A rare kids' flick that engages youthful intellect and heart instead of patting youngsters on the head and spoon-feeding them stock anecdotes and tie-in toys, "Holes" is a fun family flick with a manifold plot about a smart, quiet teenager who gets the fate-fueled chance to reverse his family's hereditary bad luck.
It seems a curse was put the great-great-grandfather of curly-headed moppet Stanley Yelnats (Shia LaBeouf), and the trickle-down effect has landed the kid at a parched, ghost-town-like juvenile rehabilitation center in West Texas -- ironically called Camp Green Lake -- for a crime he didn't commit.
The venomous Warden (Sigorney Weaver, delighting in the role's sneering, sinister qualities) has a strange idea for building character in her charges: the boys spend every single day digging five-foot-deep holes in the dry lakebed. Her policies are enforced by the Mr. Sir, a classically menacing, beer-bellied, bow-legged figure played by Jon Voight in a scene-stealing standout performance. Sporting a graying Elvis pompadour, a villain's pencil mustache, twitchy wild eyes, and a low-slung holster, he's the kind of baddie who makes you giggle while making your skin crawl too, as he squints in the faces of potential escapees and seethes that in the desert "the buzzards'll pick ya clean by the end of the third day."
Continue reading: Holes Review
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