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US premiere of »To Rome with Love« / Ellen on promo tour in Los Angeles and New York / Willem Dafoe in »Beyond«
First of all, I would like to apologize for the late update. But a strained ring finger (a remembrance of my recent adventures at a highwire park) is affecting my daily work at the moment and prevented me from writing extensive texts.

In view of the forthcoming US release of »To Rome with Love«, some of the cast members made appearances on different talk shows to promote Woody Allen's latest project. Ellen was scheduled to appear on »Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« as well as on »Chelsea Lately« in this context. While the conversation with Ferguson immediately drifted into trivial small talk, Chelsea Handler at least wanted to know how the Canadian actress handled the top-secret script and what working with Allen was like. Apart from that there isn't much else to report because Ellen started giggling all of a sudden and thus was hardly able to complete a sentence after accidentally grabbing a nut from a nearby platter. This was funny, entertaining and very human to a certain extent, but it also remains to be seen whether it was appropriate in a promotional interview. The reactions on the web range from "she was f***ing adorable" to "absolutely awkward" and "was she nervous?" I believe the latter could be true as her last TV appearance was in April 2011 and Ellen may be a bit out of practice. But don't take my word for it – have a look below and make up your own mind!
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Even the aforementioned US premiere of »To Rome with Love« on June 14 led to a certain disillusionment. Despite the fact the romantic comedy had the prestigious honor of being the opening film of this year's Los Angeles Film Festival and received particular attention, only five actresses eventually attended the event. With none of the film's male cast members being there, Woody was the man of the hour and fully enjoyed the presence of Penelope Cruz, Greta Gerwig, Alison Pill, Alessandra Mastroianni and Simona Caparrini that evening. While introducing his ode to the Italian city, the filmmaker was completely in his element and paid tribute to the whole ensemble, "I was blessed with a great cast. A cast I'm counting on to make me look good. I would have played Jesse's role if I was 50 years younger, but there's nothing I can do about that." Furthermore he joked to the audience before the lights went down, "If you like the picture, I'm thrilled. If you hate it and think it was a waste of time coming, don't let me know 'cause I get depressed easily."



His wry sense of humor didn't prevent the critics from writing and publishing their honest reviews over the following days, of course. “All things considered,” notes Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, “it’s a relief to learn that Allen’s next production will be set in New York and San Francisco, as he would seem to have played out his string in Europe for the moment. Although the character he portrays here is a reluctantly retired opera director who discovers a brilliant tenor, Allen the writer-director has gone tone-deaf this time around, somehow not realizing that the nonstop prattling of the less than scintillating characters almost never rings true.”

The critique by Variety's Peter Debruge goes in a similar direction. He complains "By juggling such a large ensemble, Allen doesn't really have the time or space to flesh out characters, who remain almost cartoonishly one-dimensional. But the film feels like 15% too much as it is, with each of the strands coming in slightly longer and loopier than necessary." In his point of view "Allen is now making movies for the very pseudo-intellectuals his characters have long derided, as if the multihyphenate's lifelong preoccupation with death must necessarily become more profound the nearer he gets to the end. Instead, Allen seems increasingly relaxed, as if determined to meet that tall dark stranger with a chuckle, an attitude borne out by this relatively casual Roman holiday." Emma Bernstein, writing for the Playlist, points out that "To Rome With Love feels like four minor stories that Allen found in a pile and loosely stitched together in a narrative tied to Rome. That said, Rome is beautiful, and a mouth watering set for any director. Unfortunately, you can’t build a movie on a set alone.” Samuel Kleinman is rather diplomatic and concludes in his article for Filmophilia "not Woody Allen’s greatest work, but not his worst either. Allen wins brilliant performances by several of his main actors and even creates memorable characters delivered by some of his Italian actors. The creativity and originality of Allen’s artistic expression is once again there, as his ideas do not fail to impress or humor. However, the execution of the film is far from great, as the stories move from hysterical to redundant. By the end the jokes and character become tiresome. To sum, if you want Allen, you will get Allen. If you want Great Allen? Well, you might want to pass on this one."

Both David Denby and Richard Brody apparently enjoyed the film and published positive reviews in The New Yorker. According to Denby, “To Rome with Love is light and fast, with some of the sharpest dialogue and acting that Allen has put on the screen in years." He also praises Ellen who "gives a restrained but brilliantly satirical performance as an intellectual and emotional faker" and describes her as "one of the greatest of Allen’s female creations". Brody goes even further by pointing out that "young actress Monica, played by Ellen Page, steals the film. Allen invests her with a capricious charm and an untapped power akin to that of Dianne Wiest in “Hannah and Her Sisters,” and suggests a wisely classical notion of art and life—of the dangerous emotions and reckless behavior that are at the core of the artistic impulse, the actor’s allure, and that are both the essential inspiration and the constant theme of art itself. Monica’s divine madness is right at home in a movie that is one of Allen’s wildest, most scattershot, and frivolous." Kent Turner shares the same opinion and states in his article for Film-Forward, "Ellen Page takes narcissism to new heights. Coldly manipulative, Monica is not quite an all-out villain, but she’s close. And as far as I can recall, she’s the first character in Allen’s universe to shatter decorum and drop an F-bomb since Allen himself did so in Deconstructing Harry. Yet she fits right into Allen’s repertory of over-intellectualized characters, who have no idea what they really want, or reject it once they get it." Some nice closing words come from Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, who summarize the film on Spirituality & Practice in this way: "To Rome with Love is Woody Allen's latest warning to us about the dangers and the delusions of love, marriage, fame, and the need to control everything that shows up in our lives."

However, these occasional bright spots should not blind us to the fact that »To Rome with Love« continues to receive mixed reviews, ratings and grades at best. This is also reflected by a 53 percent average on Rotten Tomato's so-called "Tomatometer" (a rating that is automatically calculated by the percentage of approved critics who recommend a certain movie) and a Metascore of 56 out of 100 points based on 19 critics on Metacritic. If you would like to read additional comments on the movie, I strongly recommend checking David Hudson's ultimate review summary on fandor.com! Moreover, take a look on Television Without Pity for an in-depth description and analysis of all four vignettes!



Continuing their promo tour, Woody Allen and some of the actors went to New York City last week. First, Ellen and Greta Gerwig were on-air guests on the »On Point with Tom Ashbrook« radio show where they chatted about the movie as well as how women are depicted in the media nowadays. On the same day the actresses, alongside Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz and producer Letty Aronson, did an interview on »Charlie Rose« before heading off to a press conference held at the Park Regency Hotel. Subsequently, selected members of the press got the chance to sit with the actors at a press junket and ask their questions. In the evening, Ellen once again stayed away from the red carpet and didn't attend the NYC premiere and screening at the Paris Theatre. Back in LA, she tentatively finished the promotion work by making an appearance on ABC's daytime chatfest »The View«. Unfortunately the panel of female hosts was mostly interested in unraveling the past and reminding the audience about Ellen's most popular performance to date, rather than talking about Woody Allen's dance with the Eternal City.

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The box-office gross during the opening weekend, however, proves that »To Rome with Love« deserves a little bit more attention and that a critics' opinion doesn't necessarily reflect the one of the actual moviegoer. Released in only 5 theatres in Los Angeles and New York City, the Italian romance managed to gross $361,359, averaging $72,272 per screen. That is among the 35 best per-theater-averages of all time, and the second best for both 2012 (after »Moonrise Kingdom«) and Allen himself (after »Midnight in Paris«). Overall, as already stated in the first paragraph, it's probably best to make up your own mind about a movie and give it a chance. Sony Pictures Classics currently plans to expand to more US cities starting July 6 — which makes sense, after all: As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a weekend either. You can check the official website to find out if the movie will be playing at a theatre near you. For all other locations, you should take a look at the constantly updated listing here on EPO, and also check here for information on the upcoming releases in other countries!

Willem DafoeOn a side note, a new rumour floating around suggests that Willem Dafoe (»Spiderman«) will be lending his talents to the »Beyond: Two Souls« video game. According to BroGamer, an unspecified “source familiar with the project” said that there are more stars in the game with the well-known actor being one of them. This would come as no surprise considering he already voiced the Green Goblin in the Spider-Man game and the main antagonist in »James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing«. It’s important to take the rumour with a grain a salt, however, as neither Quantic Dream nor Sony have confirmed the report and the latter responded to Joystiq's request in this way: "We don't typically comment on rumors or speculation about our products so nothing to share at this time." As always, I will keep you posted on that, especially since creator David Cage mentioned in a recent interview with 3 News New Zealand that there are "many other things to announce in the coming months".


Date: 06/28/2012 - 23:27:25 Posted by Dominik
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Chelsea Lately
» Chelsea Lately - 14th June 2012 @ 11:00 ET/PT [E!] «

The news has arrived that Ellen will also make an appearance on »Chelsea Lately« this week. Watch the show on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on E! Channel. Thanks to Bifrons for the note!


Date: 06/09/2012 - 15:08:02 Posted by Dominik
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Sony announces interactive action game »Beyond: Two Souls« featuring Ellen Page in the lead role at the E3 convention
Sony opened their E3 press conference on Monday night with a major announcement of »Beyond« from French development studio Quantic Dream. Its founder and CEO, David Cage, personally introduced the forthcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive interactive psychological action thriller, starring Ellen Page as both a voice and motion-capture actor, to a packed house of journalists. »Beyond« is subtitled »Two Souls« and covers 15 years in the life of a young woman by the name of Jodie Holmes. She has a psychic link to an invisible entity, known only as Iden/Aiden (the exact spelling is "a big question at the moment"), which gives her Firestarter-like powers. Moreover, there will be a strong emphasis on the mysteries of death and what happens "beyond" as she comes to terms with this extraordinary gift.



In the opening scene, Page's obviously traumatized character is being interrogated by police officier J. Sherman who found her on the side of the road with scrapes, cuts and tattered clothes. Although she remains silent, it becomes evident that Jodie may have paranormal powers. During the questioning, the lieutenant notices a fresh scar on the back of her head. As he reaches towards it, a coffee cup levitates off of his desk and smashes into the wall. For witnessing a cup shoot across the room on its own, the policeman maintains his composure pretty well. After he calmly exits the room, Jodie says to herself, "I know, they're coming," as if she's being told by someone that her predators are near. Sherman then comes across a fully-armed team of S.W.A.T. members that appear to be after the young woman. Is she really that dangerous? The next abrupt clip of scenes answers this question with a definite "YES". As she's being chased by the intruders, Jodie uses extraordinary telekinetic abilities to help her escape, destroy helicopters, flip trucks, shield herself from bullets and possess her enemies. Towards the end of video, the female protagonist again communicates with her ghostly partner, "Come on Iden/Aiden, I think they get the message."

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Cage described the game as "emotional, mature, unique" and "epic", explaining that its story will be shaped by the actions and decisions that players make while controlling Jodie's spirit as well as Jodie herself. As they traverse the globe, the unlikely pair faces incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game. "We are striving to create unique moments that players will remember for a long time," he added. "If you make the right decisions, maybe you will discover what lies beyond." The creator of the critically acclaimed interactive crime noire thriller »Heavy Rain« is convinced this concept will push the limits of interactive storytelling and all gamers will "instantly fall in love with Ellen Page."

Her involvement played an essential role in developing and creating »Beyond«, especially since Cage had her in mind from the first line of the script. When it came to finding an actress who combines strength and vulnerability, the Academy Award nominee seemed like a natural choice in the end. Talking with Eurogamer.net, he compared their first meeting during the 2011 E3 Expo with a soft-focus scene in a romantic movie. "When Ellen came she was 10 metres away, looking for some strange French people somewhere, and when I saw her I felt, my God, that's Jodie. It's a very strange thing for a writer, seeing your character appear in front of you by magic, almost. As she was walking towards me, it lasted like 10 seconds, but it was a year for me."

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Speaking further, the videogame designer had nothing but praise for Page who spent several weeks in Quantic Dream's new full-body performance capture studio in Paris to act out every scene. "She came in a very simple way... very easy to deal with, very professional, just wanting to give her best. She really respected the medium, which was something incredibly important to me, to have someone saying, 'I'm going to treat that as seriously as if it was a movie, I don't care it was a game.' When you direct someone like Ellen it's really like driving a Ferrari... It's really sensitive. You need to be very careful about what you say because she's going to give it to you."

For more information on »Beyond: Two Souls«, I strongly recommend reading the following in-depth articles by Eurogamer.net or checking out the already comprehensive collection of reports in EPO's press archive.


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  • Experience the new cutting-edge technology from Quantic Dream that creates one of the best-looking games ever seen on PS3.
  • Delve into a gripping and unpredictable action thriller starring Hollywood actress Ellen Page in the lead role.
  • Take full control of Jodie as well as the mysterious entity in spectacular action and adventure sequences.

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The game, which is apparently aiming for a PEGI 16 rating in Europe, is currently scheduled for release in the last quarter of the financial year - which is January to March 2013.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
» The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - 13th June 2012 @ 12:35 am ET / 11:35 pm CT [CBS] «

On a side note, Ellen will be on »The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« on Wednesday, June 13 promoting »To Rome with Love« and talking about her other recent projects.


Date: 06/06/2012 - 20:28:14 Posted by Dominik
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