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Andy Goddard's 'The Blunderer' begins filming Nov. 17
The Greater Cincinnati Film Commission continues to bring film shoots to the Queen City — next up is Andy Goddard's The Blunderer, starring Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson. The film, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, begins filming on Nov. 17 and will be shot entirely in Cincinnati.Director Andy Goddard, who's worked on various TV shows and directed the upcoming Elijah Wood drama Set Fire to the Stars, will take on the 1954 psychological thriller by Highsmith. Another adaptation from the author, Carol, was filmed locally this past spring — it starred Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler and was directed by Todd Haynes. It will debut sometime in 2015.Producers from Carol are returning for the second time this year, giving major kudos to the city."We had a great experience in Cincinnati on our film Carol," said Christine Vachon of Killer Films in a press release. “The Film Commission, the rebate, locations, infrastructure and welcoming people of Cincinnati brought us back a second time within one year."It also sounds like this will be another production that takes advantage of Cincinnati's historic architecture and temporarily puts the city in a retro time warp — filmmakers are looking for period cars from 1960 or earlier. To get involved with that, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Additionally, they're looking for extras (send a headshot and email to email@example.com) and qualified crew (send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org). The Blunderer is set to film here Nov. 17-Dec. 21.
Rachel McAdams shines again in this smooth-running dramedy
0 Comments · Friday, November 12, 2010
This smooth-running dramedy is a warm, familiar story that audiences will recognize exactly for what it is and appreciate all the same, likely because it isn't quite so heavy. And in a world where all performances are viewed equally, Rachel McAdams would be a highly touted possible Best Actress nominee for her effort here. Grade: B.
Capable cast not enough to transcend predictable narrative
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Based on a Jeffrey Eugenides short story and directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, this predictable romantic comedy finds Jennifer Aniston playing as single career woman seeking a sperm donor for the child she wants before it's too late, only to have her selected juice accidentally and unknowingly swapped out for that of a longtime friend (Jason Bateman) who has the hots for her. Grade: C.
Propulsive TV reboot way too overblown
1 Comment · Monday, June 14, 2010
Joe Carnahan ('Narc' and 'Smokin' Aces') brings his usual explosive energy to this big-screen adaptation of the hit television series. The story, or the shorthand outline that's in place, matters very little. The movie is all about comic-book-style propulsion: being faster than a speeding explosive bullet and barreling over tall buildings in a tank dropped from a plane. Grade: D-plus.