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Everybody’s Fine, 2010 – Movie Review

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

Director: Kirk Jones
Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell

This review by Ashleigh Walmsley

Based on the 90’s Italian drama ‘Stanno tutti bene’, writer-director Kirk Jones brings ‘Everybody’s Fine’ to the big screen, showing that De Niro is undeniably back – and in my opinion, on top form.

The story follows Robert De Niro’s character Frank, a recently widowed pensioner who, unbeknownst to him, has become distant with his four children – three of which are played by Hollywood hot-shots Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell. To connect these broken bonds, Frank decides to travel across America – disregarding his illness – to surprise each of his grown children and hopefully bring them back for a classic family Christmas. To his surprise, Frank’s children aren’t as ‘perfect’ as he always had hoped and expected.

The story of a disconnected parent(s) has been done many times before, and sometimes arguably better, but nobody can disagree that Jones’ writing is without wit or heart. Following De Niro’s character around America – something in which Frank has never done, thus giving him a somewhat child-like sense of adventure, is both entertaining and touching. Jones successfully emphasises this vulnerable character due to the situations we find him in and, overall, the truths we uncover about his children and their mysterious lives. And of course, De Niro himself helps bring this character to life. His performance is nothing short of terrific. He truly makes Frank incredibly easy to relate to and to feel sympathy for, which, therefore, makes it much easier to enjoy the chemistry he has between his on-screen children – Drew Barrymore, mainly.

Although their appearances are short, and have little script to work with, Barrymore, Beckinsale and Rockwell all bring something to their characters. A certain charisma which makes each one as likable as the next, which fits perfectly with De Niro. You could argue that Jones didn’t expand the relationship enough between Frank and his children, but the feeling of disconnection had to be felt even with the audience.
Although ‘Everybody’s Fine’ is written with care and passion, I can’t help but feel cheated with it’s predictably melodramatic finale. Too many films of it’s kind have ended leaving you feeling nostalgic and overly depressed. However, it did stay with me long after the credits began to roll.

In conclusion, ‘Everybody’s Fine’ left me pleasantly surprised. It’s definitely not perfect – the dream sequence towards to end of the feature became tedious instantly -, but Jones has written something so beautifully told and superbly acted that it’s hard not to like. Some may call it cliché and overly sensitive, I call it a touching and powerful dram-edy. Made completely worthwhile by the genuine performances and surprisingly stunning cinematography, ‘Everybody’s Fine’ is a film I can definitely recommend.

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Everybody’s Fine – New poster for De Niro’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on December 21, 2009

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Everybody’s Fine – Poster for film starring De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore and Kate Beckinsale

Posted by LiveFor on October 20, 2009

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Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell have been cast in the lead roles of “Everybody’s Fine,” a remake of Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1990 film “Stanno tutti bene.” Kirk Jones is directing from his own adapted screenplay.

De Niro plays a widower who realizes that his deceased wife was his only connection to his children. He decides on a whim to take a road trip to reconnect with each of his grown kids, discovering that their lives are far from perfect.

Anyone else think that De Niro looks a little odd in the poster?

The film is out on 4th December 2009.

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Whiteout Interview – Kate Beckinsale

Posted by LiveFor on August 28, 2009

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Here is an interview with Kate Beckinsale who plays Carrie Stetko in Whiteout.

Directed by Dominic Sena the film is an adaption of the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber, published by Oni Press

Carrie Stetko, the lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, is investigating the continent’s first murder, which draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.

Also stars Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short and Tom Skerritt

Due out on 11th September 2009
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Kate Beckinsale to don the leather once more for Underworld 4?

Posted by LiveFor on August 16, 2009

Kate in Underworld2After the recent news broke that Sony Screen Gems was kicking off a brand new Underworld trilogy with Underworld 4 (also said to be shot in 3-D), Bloody Disgusting have found, via 2 sources, that Kate Beckinsale is in fact attached to return as the beautiful vampire warrior Selene, who made her first appearance in Len Wiseman’s film from 2003.

This is just a rumour at the moment as nothing official has been said. Underworld 4 arrives in theaters 21st January 2011.

Do you want to see Kate in leather in 3D?

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Whiteout – New trailer for Kate Beckinsale’s Antarctic adventure

Posted by LiveFor on July 23, 2009

After two years stationed at Antarctica’s South Pole research base, lone U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is as anxious as anyone to be going home. She’s turned in her resignation and is counting the hours and minutes to the last plane out. But three days before departure, a body turns up on the ice and Carrie is immediately thrust into Antarctica’s first murder investigation. As the death toll mounts, the mystery deepens with shifting loyalties, deadly whiteouts, and a relentless killer who will stop at nothing to protect a secret buried for over sixty years. Now with everyone around her packing up and getting out, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into six months of darkness and she is stranded with the killer on a land where nothing comes in and no one gets out.

Whiteout is due out on 11th September 2009

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Whiteout – Trailer for Kate Beckinsale in Antarctica film

Posted by LiveFor on June 17, 2009

Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is a lone U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica whose investigation of the continent’s first murder draws her into a shocking mystery. Now, with only three days until winter, Carrie must solve the crime before Antarctica is plunged into darkness and she is stranded with the killer.

Whiteoutis directed by Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds and Swordfish). This is an adaptation of Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber’s graphic novel. Warner Brothers will finally release Whiteout in theaters on September 11th.

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Winged Creatures – Poster

Posted by LiveFor on June 8, 2009


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Underworld may be heading to a TV screen near you

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2009

Underworld director Len Wiseman is set to downsize his werewolf versus vampire movie franchise by turning it into a TV drama.

The director has just released Underworld: Rise of The Lycans in America, and he admits he has small-screen plans for the future.

Wiseman, who met and fell for his wife Kate Beckinsale on the first Underworld film, tells BloodyDisgusting.com, “There’s a lot of talk about a television series and I’m looking into that. If I could be very involved… I’d be very interested in that.

“We had always hoped to do a trilogy, and now that we’ve completed that, it’s kind of open.”
Source: WENN

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Kate Beckinsale is in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans?

Posted by LiveFor on January 8, 2009

Looks as if previous word that Kate Beckinsale would not be starring in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is not true.

Filmstalker have found out that a “a member” of the crew from the film had spoken to ShockTillYouDrop after the director Patrick Tatopoulos previewed a few scenes to the media. They revealed that the third film will be bookended with scenes with Beckinsale playing Selena from the original Underworld film.

Cool news for Underworld, Vampire, Werewolf and/or bondage fans as you now get Rhona Mitra and Kate Beckinsale in the same film wearing tight rubber.

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