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I have added Screen Captures from You’re Not You. It’s such an amazing movie.
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February 13, 2015 • Category: Movies
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank discusses her unique character Mary Bee Cuddy in our exclusive preview for The Homesman, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 17. Based on the award-winning novel by Glendon Swarthout, Hilary Swank stars as a woman who is tasked with taking three deranged women across the frontier. Along the way, Mary rescues George Briggs, played by director Tommy Lee Jones, who reluctantly helps Mary transport three women driven mad by the harsh frontier life across the treacherous land – where a kindly minister’s wife (Meryl Streep) has offered them hospice.
The unlikely pair soon realize just how daunting the journey will be as the group traverses the vast Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant danger. Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones co-wrote, directed and stars in this critically acclaimed film, which features an all-star cast including John Lithgow, Miranda Otto, James Spader and Hailee Steinfeld. The Homesman was well-received by the nation’s critics, earning an 81% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include two insightful behind-the-scenes featurettes along with a look at the life of women in the 19th century. Take a look at our exclusive preview featuring Hilary Swank before picking up The Homesman on Blu-ray and DVD next week. In case you don’t want to wait another week, the Western drama is currently available on Digital HD formats.
Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon have taken voice roles in the 3D animated comedy “Spark,” joining Jessica Biel and Jace Norman.
“Spark” is directed by Aaron Woodley for ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co. and Gulfstream Pictures, which teamed on “The Nut Job.”
It’s the first time Swank has been cast for her voice in an animated feature. She’ll voice a noble queen, and Sarandon will voice a nanny robot.
The story follows a teenage monkey, Spark; a battle-ready fox; and a tech-savvy warthog as they embark on a mission to take back their planet from a power-mad general. The film is currently in production with plans for a 2016 release.
The film is produced by ToonBox and Redrover, in association with Gulfstream Pictures, which is handling U.S. sales. Executive producers are Hong Kim, Jay HJ Ahn and Daniel Woo and Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz and Bill Bindley.
Redrover is fully financing.
I had a chance to have tea with two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank at the Hamptons International Film Festival in the lobby of the Maidstone Hotel. We discussed her scrubbed down, soulful role as Mary Bee Cuddy in Tommy Lee Jones’s The Homesman, one of my favorite movies of 2014. The Nebraska native, 40, addressed the challenges of playing a single Nebraska homesteader on the Western frontier and how that woman’s struggle remains relevant today.
You play a virtuous woman in a dangerous time: does that still resonate?
Mary Bee lived in a time where manners and morals were virtues. We are in a day and age where we’ve lost touch with that for a lot of other reasons. For me, she does the right thing because she believes in doing the right thing. She’ll say right to your face how she feels. The world would be a better place if we would just really deal honestly with each other. She goes where angels feel to tread.
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November 16, 2014 • Category: Movies
Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, starring Jones opposite Hilary Swank, opened to $48,033 from four theaters in Los Angeles and New York for a location average of $12,033, a solid showing for a Western-themed film. Roadside Attractions and Saban Films are partners on the film.
November 8, 2014 • Category: Movies
October 20, 2014 • Category: Movies
Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes competition film, The Homesman has been added as an additional Centerpiece Gala to this year’s growing lineup for the AFI Fest. The film which he directedAFI Fest and also co-stars in with Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep among others will screen on Tuesday November 11th.
AFI Fest 2014 Presented By Audi runs November 6 through the 13th in Hollywood.
Sometimes formulaic works.
“You’re Not You” has the classic ingredients of a made-for-TV weeper, but thanks to a fine screenplay, sure-handed direction and two beautiful performances, it becomes something more, something better.
Something that earns your heart.
Hilary Swank has never become a giant movie star, but there’s a reason she has two Academy Awards. When given the right material, she soars.
Swank plays Kate, a gifted classical pianist with a seemingly idyllic life. Her dashing husband (Josh Duhamel) dotes on her, she has marvelous friends, and she lives in a house suitable for the cover of Architectural Digest.
But after playing piano one night at a dinner party, Kate experiences a slight tremor in her hands — and unless you’ve never seen any movie, ever, you know when a character notices a minor affliction, it’s just the beginning of her troubles.
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In “You’re Not You,” Hilary Swank’s portrayal of Kate, a gifted concert pianist with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is so intensely persuasive that once you’re engaged by her wrenching ordeal, you mostly forgive the movie’s emotional manipulation.
As everyone surely must know, thanks to the widely publicized ice bucket challenge to raise money for A.L.S. research, this progressive ailment — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — affects nerve cells in the brain that control voluntary muscle movement. As their condition worsens, patients have increasing difficulty walking, talking and breathing. Many die from respiratory failure. Ms. Swank’s meticulous, unsparing depiction of the symptoms, which can be excruciating to observe, seems to come from deep inside.
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October 8, 2014 • Category: Movies