Blue Valentine (2010)
The series is based on Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel of the same name and follows two brothers, Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, who are both dealing with mental illness, with one suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. The official synopsis notes, “A family saga, it tells a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.” The trailer expands on the teaser,
The trailer kicks off with Mark Ruffalo talking to the other Mark Ruffalo at a diner. As we come to find out, one of these brothers is a paranoid schizophrenic, while the other is a man trying to lead a seemingly normal life. His life is thrown into upheaval when the situation worsens with
Here’s a new trailer for an upcoming six-part TV series coming to screens soon, I Know This Much Is True, which will stars Mark Ruffalo. It comes to the small screen from the acclaimed Derek Cianfrance, the filmmaker behind the superb Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines. The series is based on the source novel of the same name by Wally Lamb.
From acclaimed writer and director Derek Cianfrance comes I Know This Much Is True, a six-part limited drama series, starring Mark Ruffalo who also serves as an executive producer, as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness. The series shows Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, beginning in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age, filled in with Dominick’s flashbacks to their young adulthood.
An adaptation of Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel of the same name, the drama follows twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey (Ruffalo plays both) — the former suffers from Ptsd, while the latter is a paranoid schizophrenic. HBO’s limited series bills itself as a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness in 20th-century America, and its new trailer indicates the six-episode set will be faithful to the frequently heartbreaking source material.
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[Editor’s note: The following brief synopsis contains slight spoilers for the early events of the book.] Believing his sacrifice will end the Gulf War, Thomas cuts his own hand off early in the story — the trailer offers a brief glimpse of
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Adapted from the 1998 novel by Wally Lamb, the clip features Ruffalo as Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, who live in gloomy Connecticut. Thomas, heavyset in a windbreaker, is a paranoid schizophrenia, while Dominick is thinner with a beard. The latter struggles to help the former, while being questioned by a doctor (played by Archie Panjabi). Rosie O’Donnell stars as social worker Lisa Sheffer, who tells Dominick
The series is based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, and was adapted for the screen by Derek Cianfrance and Gina Prince-Bythewood. Cianfrance directs all six episodes as well. HBO will premiere “I Know This Much Is True” on April 27.
According to HBO, the series stars Ruffalo “as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.
At times you might root for Nicole. At other times you might root for Charlie, however, the goal of Marriage Story isn't to take a side. It is really an examination of what happens between two people that, despite being at their worst, never really stop loving one another.
“I feel my psychological state as a child remains a mystery to me now,” Rooney said during a TCA panel for the upcoming Hulu series. “I don’t know why I am the way I am.”
That’s what the writing is for, after all.
“I felt, writing the book, that both characters were a projection of my point of view,” she said. “They both embody aspects of my own psychology. […] The challenge of adapting this for the screen is that they both have introspective qualities.”
To help with that challenge, Rooney turned to Oscar-nominated “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson, who helmed each episode of the 12-episode TV adaptation. Joining Rooney on the panel, along with executive producer Ed Guiney and actors Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Abrahamson
First up, Issa Rae's Insecure will return for its long-delayed fourth season on Sunday, April 12.
The hit series was renewed back in 2018, but like many TV shows, but it sat all of 2019 out.
The good news is that we're getting 10 episodes this season. The previous three seasons came in at 8 episodes each.
A new show coming to HBO later this year is The Plot Against America. The new limited series will debut Monday, March 16.
The series is based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who
“You and me, you and me. Nobody baby but you and me...”
Ryan Gosling’s Dean breaks a makeout session and produces the romantic gesture lost to our time: a playlist burnt to a cd. It’s the ultimate young love gesture and met in kind with wide-eyed affection by the young woman its meant for, Michelle Williams’ Cindy. He’s chosen a song for them, in the tradition of all romances, one that will belong just to them. Before the soulful murmur of “You and Me” by Penny and the Quarters, Dean acknowledges the cliche of it as quickly as he shrugs it off. They will be different from all those other couples going honoring the ritual, he promises her. They will be special.
Blue Valentine charts the degradation of such romantic fantasies, showing us how painfully average their broken love will become, with music the
Producer Donna Gigliotti oversaw last year’s ceremony, but her new duties as an Academy governor made her ineligible to return this time around. The Academy has yet to announce a host, if there is to be one at all.
“The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” said Academy president David Rubin in a statement. “Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking independent film to global blockbuster. We look forward to collaborating with them to bring an unforgettable Oscars event to movie fans around the world.”
“We have our
Academy president David Rubin made the announcement Friday.
“The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” said Rubin. “Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking independent film to global blockbuster. We look forward to collaborating with them to bring an unforgettable Oscars event to movie fans around the world.”
Howell Taylor was nominated this year for the best picture Oscar for “A Star Is Born.” She has produced more than 20 movies in the past 15 years, including “The Accountant,” “Captain Fantastic,” “Big Eyes,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine” and “Half Nelson.”
Allain helped launch the careers of directors John Singleton, Robert Rodriguez, Craig Brewer, Sanaa Hamri and Justin Simien. Her feature producing credits include “Black Snake Moan,” “Dear White People” and “Hustle & Flow.
“The combined producing talents of Lynette and Stephanie will bring dynamism and excitement to the 92nd Oscars show,” Academy president David Rubin said. “Their vast production experience ranges from groundbreaking independent film to global blockbuster. We look forward to collaborating with them to bring an unforgettable Oscars event to movie fans around the world.”
Howell Taylor earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination for last year’s A Star Is Born. She has produced more than 20 movies in the past 15 years, including The Accountant, Captain Fantastic, Big Eyes, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson. Her TV credits include the HBO limited series I Know This Much Is True.
That’s when writer-director Darius Marder rips the rug from under his lead via an incessant ring. A
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