Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag: Ethan Hawke

Juliet, Naked (2018)*

Title: Juliet, Naked
Rating: R
Directed by: Jesse Peretz
Written by: Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, and Tamara Jenkins
Based on the novel by: Nick Hornby
Starring: Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, and Chris O’Dowd
Release Date: 8/17/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Annie, the curator of a small museum in the drab English seaside town where she was born, is beginning to realize that her life has been stuck in low gear. Her partner of 15 years, Duncan (Chris O’Dowd), aspires to be the world’s foremost expert on reclusive American singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke) and spends all his free time maintaining a website dedicated to the mostly forgotten rocker. Crowe quit the business at the height of his fame and now, pushing 50, is living in his ex-girlfriend’s garage in New York and trying to make up for past parental failures by dedicating his life to raising his young son.

But when Duncan receives the long-lost demo version of Crowe’s revered album, Juliet, it sets off a chain reaction that will change all of their lives. Duncan hails the album as a masterpiece on his Crowe-themed website, while Annie, frustrated by his obsession with the washed-up musician, posts her own scathing review, sparking a make-or-break fight between the couple. She is startled when Crowe unexpectedly reaches out to her to agree with her assessment and the two strike up a clandestine online correspondence. As their friendship begins to cross over into romance, Crowe comes to London for a visit and the stage is set for an epically messy love triangle that inspires Annie to take the chance of a lifetime.


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Memoriam: In memory of Paul Matthews

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


King, The (2017)?

Title: The King
Rating: R
Directed by: Eugene Jarecki
Written by: Eugene Jarecki, and Christopher St. John
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather
Release Date: 6/22/2018
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here.


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First Reformed (2017)

Title: First Reformed
Rating: R
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Written by: Paul Schrader
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, and Cedric the Entertainer
Release Date: 5/18/2018
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Eric for this submission


24 Hours to Live (2017)

Title: 24 Hours to Live
Rating: R
Directed by: Brian Smrz
Written by: Zach Dean, Jim McClain, and Ron Mita
Starring: Paul Anderson, Ethan Hawke, and Rutger Hauer
Release Date: 10/26/2017
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Title: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Luc Besson
Written by: Luc Besson
Based on the comic book by: Pierre Christin, and Jean-Claude Mézières
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Herbie Hancock, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer, and Rihanna
Release Date: 7/21/2017
Running Time: 137 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the 28th century, Valerian (DANE DEHAAN, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle) and Laureline (CARA DELEVINGNE, Suicide Squad, Paper Towns) comprise a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense (Oscar® and Grammy®-award winning composer HERBIE HANCOCK) the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha — an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with one another.

There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force that threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: To My Father…

Special thanks to Saran, and Frank for this submission

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Maudie (2016)

Title: Maudie
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Aisling Walsh
Written by: Sherry White
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, and Kari Matchett
Release Date: 6/16/2017
Running Time: 115 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Maudie’s actual paintings appear during the credits.


Magnificent Seven, The (2016)

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Title: The Magnificent Seven
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Written by: Richard Wenk and Nic Pizzolatto
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett and Peter Sarsgaard
Release Date: 9/23/2016
Running Time: 132 minutes

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With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of James Horner and Nick Dashnaw

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Maggie’s Plan (2015)

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Title: Maggie’s Plan
Rating: R
Directed by: Rebecca Miller
Written by: Rebecca Miller
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph
Release Date: 5/20/2016
Running Time: 98 minutes

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In Rebecca Miller’s witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE’S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a “ficto-critical anthropologist” and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish academic. With a Greek chorus of Maggie’s eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. MAGGIE’S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Dedication: For Gary Winick


Born to Be Blue (2015)

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Title: Born to Be Blue
Rating: R
Directed by: Robert Budreau
Written by: Robert Budreau
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo and Callum Keith Rennie
Release Date: 3/25/2016
Running Time: 97 minutes

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Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Regression (2015)

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Title: Regression
Rating: R
Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
Written by: Alejandro Amenábar
Starring: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis and Emma Watson
Release Date: 2/5/2016
Running Time: 106 minutes

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A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.


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After Credits? No


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