Previously titled Summer at Dog Dave’s then The Summer of Monte Wildhorn, Rob Reiner‘s latest drama finally has a confirmed title and acquisition to go along with it. It was announced today that The Magic of Belle Isle, starring Morgan Freeman, will arrive this summer on VOD and theaters thanks to Magnolia. As someone who adored his massively overlooked last film, Flipped, I can’t wait to see if Reiner still has some more magic up his sleeves.
The film, also starring Virginia Madsen, Fred Willard and Madeline Carroll, follows Freeman as Monte Wildhorn who is famous writer that is burdened by alcoholism. “He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door including a single mother (Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration again.” Coming from Shadow and Act we also have the first look from the film above and below. The indie certainly looks to follow in the steps of his last low-budget effort and I look forward to this Bucket List re-team.
After months of behind-the-scenes efforts, this weekend will bring the start of Jamieson McGonigle‘s Jesse James Revival, a fan-led initiative to bring Andrew Dominik‘s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford back to the big screen — as it was always meant to be seen, and, too, in the most pristine conditions [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before looking back at the recently deceased Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy. Following that, we take a look at [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
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