After hearing about the tragic death of his Marine son during his service in the Iraq war, former Navy Corpsman Larry 'Doc' Shepherd (Steve Carell) hits up his old buddy Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) for support. They served during the Vietnam war together thirty years previously, so Sal doesn't think twice about abandoning his bar and driving him out to meet another of their former comrades: Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne). The latter is not exactly thrilled to see his old friends, especially when they represent not the most holiest areas of his past, but after hearing Doc's story he's willing to accompany them to Arlington, Texas to say a last farewell to Doc's son.
Of course, it's not quite as simple as that. Upon their arrival, Doc can't help feeling resentful about how his son was taken from him, and decides that he wants to take his body back home with him. The military are at odds with Doc's decision, deeming it more respectful to allow him to be laid to rest at Arlington, but if the only thing that Doc can give his child now is a proper memorial with his loved ones in the town he was raised, he'll be damned if anyone tries to stop him.
At first glance, this seems like a story of grief, of heroism and of the importance of family, but really this is a tale of true friendship; of a brotherhood that has the power to span decades if properly nurtured.
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Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.
Mulholland Drive has been named the greatest film of the 21st century in a list of the 100 best, compiled by the BBC. Critics from all over the world were asked to vote for their favourite movie of the past 16 years in the poll, in a bid to prove that great films are still being made.
Mulholland Drive director David Lynch
Mulholland Drive, the 2001 neo-noir mystery directed and written by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux and Laura Harring, came out on top among the critics.
Dazed and Confused was a cult classic movie and now its director, Richard Linklater writes and directs Everybody Wants Some.
Based in the 80's, Everybody Wants Some follows a set of teens as they start out at college and the inevitable hazing, drinking, parties and girls that all come as part of college. Jake is a fresher who's just moved into his new frat house, charming and attractive he's an instant hit with the ladies however winning the friendship of the older guys in the house won't be as easy.
Having written, produced and directed Dazed & Confused in 1993, Richard Linklater has gone on to direct some of our favourite films including School Of Rock and the 2014 film Boyhood which was filmed in real time intermittently from 2002 to 2013.
Congratulations to first-time Oscar winner Patricia Arquette!
Today in entertainment news: everything is the Oscars. After the show, it's time to discuss the biggest surprises and the biggest winners of the night, starting with Patricia Arquette. The actress won her very first Academy Award last night for her role in Boyhood as a mother struggling to bring up two children.
In a not-so-unpredictable twist, Patricia Arquette has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Arquette has swept through awards season this year, winning everything from a BAFTA to a Critics' Choice, to a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her Supporting role in Boyhood. Now she has an Oscar to add to that impressive collection.
The 'Birdman' director pipped Richard Linklater to the DGA's major prize.
Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu beat his Oscars rival Richard Linklater to the major prize at the Directors Guild awards at the weekend. Both filmmakers opted to remain in the U.S instead of travelling to London for the BAFTA's, where both Boyhood and Birdman won awards.
Michael Keaton could win Best Actor for Birdman, but the film is now the favorite for Best Picture
At the DGA's, Inarritu fended off competition from Linklater, Clint Eastwood, Morten Tyldum and Wes Anderson to win the Feature Film prize for Birdman. The director told the audience at the Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel that he was stunned by the victory.
With the race to the Oscars well and truly on, it looks as if Richard Linklater may have to clear more mantlepiece space.
Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood director
But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.
Continue reading: Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners
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 - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) Los Angeles Tea Party which were held at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Rich Cline shares his picks for the best films of 2014
There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...
10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.
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Jack Black's comedy movie to be performed on a live stage.
Fans of Jack Black's epic 2003 comedy 'School of Rock' can get excited as a stage version of the story prepares to hit Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest project - featuring songs both old and new!
Andrew Lloyd Webber to work on 'School Of Rock'
We've had our fingers crossed for a sequel to Richard Linklater's musical movie since it was announced as 'School of Rock 2: America Rocks' back in 2008, but then it started to look like we weren't going to see rock teacher Dewey Finn return to our screens after all. Never fear though, as now the original story is coming to Broadway towards the end of 2015 with previews kicking off in November.
Continue reading: Andrew Lloyd Webber Brings School Of Rock: The Musical To Broadway
"Boyhood" is winning all the awards. (Almost) literally.
If we’re judging on award count alone, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best thing ever. Well, the best movie of 2014 anyway. The movie, which tracks a young boy’s coming of age took 12 years to make. Now it looks like all that work is paying off. So what else has the concept film won these days?
Oh, and did I mention the film looks absolutely gorgeous?
The coming of age drama was named best picture of 2014 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca) on Sunday. Boyhood was also named best picture by the Boston Society of Film Critics. It looks like Boyhood is gaining some momentum in this year’s awards race. You already knew that, though, so I’ll just list the other awards the movie has nabbed in the past week or so.
Continue reading: Surprise, Surprise. Award Committees LOVE Linklater's "Boyhood"
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