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17th Annual Women's Image Awards - Arrivals

Sam Elliott - 17th Annual Women's Image Awards at Royce Hall - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Katherine Ross and Sam Elliott

17th Annual Women's Image Awards - Arrivals

Katharine Ross , Sam Elliott - 17th Annual Women's Image Awards at Royce Hall - Arrivals at Royce Hall - Westwood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott
Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott
Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott

Grandma Review

Excellent

The fabulous Lily Tomlin finally gets the lead role she deserves in this smart, engaging comedy-drama. Like her title character, the film itself refuses to play nice, tackling big issues like abortion and the strain between mothers and daughters without ever simplifying the topics or the people involved. The plot may feel a bit contrived, and the entire movie rather lightweight, but it's thoroughly entertaining. And the subtle approach to the big themes gives it a strong kick.

Tomlin plays Elle, a mature woman who has just broken up with her girlfriend Olivia (Judy Greer) for no real reason. Then her young granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) turns up asking for money to terminate her pregnancy. Elle doesn't have the cash, but offers to help her find it, so they head off into Los Angeles in her rattling 1955 Dodge, visiting the unborn baby's stoner father (Nat Wolff) and some of Elle's colourful old friends (Elizabeth Pena, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott). But both Elle and Sage are terrified that they might ultimately need to get in contact with Sage's workaholic mother Judy (Marcia Gay Harden), the daughter Elle never knew how to talk to.

The layers of mother-daughter interaction in this film are fascinating, and played with riotously jagged chemistry by the gifted cast. Tomlin punches every witty one-liner perfectly, capturing Elle's life-loving spirit and also her weary exhaustion at the way the world keeps changing around her. Tomlin finds terrific angles in each of Elle's relationships, drawing out Garner's wide-eyed yearning, Greer's steeliness and Harden's professional bluster. Each of the side roles feels like a fully formed person with a life of his or her own, which gives context to the humour and makes the entire film feel more weighty and meaningful.

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'The Good Dinosaur'

Sam Elliott - Los Angeles premiere of 'The Good Dinosaur' at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Grandma Trailer


Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her girlfriend. If that wasn't enough to contend with, her 18-year-old granddaughter Sage has just shown up at her house, and she needs over $600 immediately. She's pregnant and Elle's financial situation isn't at its best, but she's determined to do everything she can to help her granddaughter. She takes her on a roadtrip to recover cash from Sage's ex-boyfriend - and while her method of extracting money could be more polite, Sage is glad of her company when she manages to obtain it. Elle gives Sage a lesson in tough-talking as she continues to tour the country selling her possessions and begging cash of some old friends. When the pair arrive to see Sage's mom, it's another story; she's a high-flying business woman and the complete opposite of her mother and daughter - and it's clear to see why Sage chose Elle to help her out.

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Special Screening Of 'I'll See You In My Dreams' - Arrivals

Sam Elliott - Special screening of 'I'll See you in My Dreams' held at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room - Arrivals at Tribeca Grand Screening Room - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

Andrew Karpen (ceo Bleecker Street), Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Rhea Perlman, Brett Haley (director) and Marc Basch (co-writer)

Blythe Danner Doesn't Want A Boyfriend


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Blythe Danner is ''not really shopping'' for a boyfriend.

The 72-year-old actress - who is Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow's mother - admits she hasn't had a serious relationship since the death of her producer husband, Bruce Paltrow, from cancer in 2002.

The 'I'll See You In My Dreams' star said: ''I've had a couple of blind dates, but I haven't had a [serious] date and I'm not really shopping for another relationship.''

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I'll See You In My Dreams Trailer


Old age is usually seen as a sad time to reflect on your life's work and morn you past friends. For Carol (Blythe Danner), an elderly widow, this is the case. That is, until her friends force her back into the dating game. She is beginning to realise that her day to day life is becoming monotonous, yet she soon enough meets Bill (Sam Elliot). A retiree himself, Bill reminds her that even at the supposed twilight years of your life, there is still a chance to begin all over again. 

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Grandma - Clip


Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with her long term girlfriend. When her troubled 18-year-old granddaughter Sage turns up on her doorstep one day, she thinks she finally has the distraction she needs. However, Sage needs $600 and Elle, now being pretty much broke, can't give it to her. Instead, she offers to drive her around on a long road trip to recover cash from various friends and ex-boyfriends; though it's not only cash they find on the way. Numerous secrets are uncovered and old conflict is resurfaced, and Sage is forced to face responsibility and start becoming an adult. At the same time, Elle knows it's time for her to start thinking about the most important things in life, accept the troubles of her past and stop living under the 'tough woman' guise.

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Veteren Actor Sam Elliott Almost Unrecognisable Without His Famous Bushy Walrus Mustache

Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross - Veteren actor Sam Elliott almost unrecognisable without his famous bushy walrus mustache departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with wife Katherine Ross - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 27th January 2015

Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross
Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross
Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross
Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross
Sam Elliot
Sam Elliott and Katherine Ross

Draft Day Trailer


Sonny Weaver, Jr. is the general manager of National Football League team the Cleveland Browns who is faced with immediate dismissal if he does not put together an unbeatable draft pick for his team. With pressure from his associates and from Browns fans, he wants to make a spectacular impact on the football world on draft day but, with his ideas being very different from everyone else's, he's in for a big struggle to bring everyone round to his way of thinking and after making what seems like a professionally suicidal trade, even his mother starts to lose faith in him. Excitement builds as draft day nears, with everyone baffled by what could possibly be in store for the Cleveland Browns; but will Sonny pull through with the number one pick of the year?

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The Company You Keep Trailer


Ben Shepard is a young and ambitious reporter determined to make a name for himself in the media world. When Sharon Solarz, a member of the radical left organisation Weather Underground, is arrested for her involvement in a bank robbery and subsequent murder 30 years ago, Ben smells an important story that could be his big break. Meanwhile, attorney Jim Grant, a single father of an 11-year-old daughter named Isabel who was also involved in the crime, is forced on the run from the FBI as Ben sparks a new manhunt, but on the way he changes course in an effort to expose the truth and prove his innocence. Ben discovers that the whole story is more complicated than he initially thought, particularly as not everyone appears to be who they say they are.

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Elliott Slams Church Over The Golden Compass Sequels


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American actor Sam Elliott has accused the Roman Catholic Church of scaring Hollywood producers into shelving the two planned sequels to hit movie THE GOLDEN COMPASS.

The film, which starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, was the first of author Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy to be adapted for the big screen.

Two further films based on Pullman's novels - The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - were due to be made following the box office success of 2007's The Golden Compass - but plans were stalled last year (08), seemingly as a result of the downturn in the economy.

But Elliott is convinced the real reason is down to opposition from church leaders, who he claims put indirect pressure on officials at studio New Line to pull the planned sequels.

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The Golden Compass Review


Excellent
That New Line Cinema did so well with the Lord of the Rings trilogy is both a blessing and a curse. After supporting Peter Jackson's fine work, it's a natural assumption that the company has the means and access to the appropriate talent to develop strong adaptations of youthful fantasy materials (ignoring Dungeons & Dragons, of course). It is, in fact, quite difficult to discuss another such type of film without comparing, but doing so threatens to tarnish some of the shine that The Golden Compass deserves.

I should note that I have read the original Philip Pullman books that this trilogy will be based on. Like Tolkien, Pullman creates a multi-layered world to journey through, but he tends to be tighter with narrative style than Tolkien. What he lacks in verbosity he makes up for in texture, and this may be where some problems will lie for an audience, as he is comfortable not sharing useful character and cultural details immediately. Over the course of this film, some information does get left out to respect the audience's time in a theater, but it in no way affects the enjoyment of watching Lyra's (Dakota Blue Richards) story unfold.

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Ghost Rider Review


OK
It's gotten to the point where almost any movie with a narrated prologue is suspect. But the opening section of the comic-book adaptation Ghost Rider starts with a particularly troubling apocalyptic rumble of exposition. See, there was this guy a bunch of years ago who made a deal with the devil, to act as a bounty hunter for wayward souls. But in collecting souls from one dusty town, he saw things so horrifying that he defied the devil and absconded with the contract (I'm not being careful about spoilers; the movie really is that vague). The narration, which you may recognize in vocal tone if not wittiness from The Big Lebowski's Sam Elliott, says that this figure -- this first Ghost Rider -- "outran" the devil (Peter Fonda, by the way), but it looks more like Ghost Rider rode a horse into the sunset while the devil watched, perhaps as confused as those in the audience.

Now then: What does this have to do with Johnny Blaze, superstar motorcycle daredevil? Well, writer-director Mark Steven Johnson will tell you, in a second prologue, after the opening credits, showing Blaze, as a teenager, making one of those unfortunate and confusing satanic contracts in an attempt to save his father's life. Johnson is apparently under the impression that this 20-minute backstory technique worked so well in his Daredevil that he can't afford to, say, skip it and get right to Nicolas Cage, who eventually shows up as the adult Johnny, about to be confronted by the consequences of said contract. Young Johnny's deal is so inadvertent and, again, vague, that the situation lacks considerable drama, but the show must go on.

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Sam Elliott

Date of birth

9th August, 1944

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88


Sam Elliott Movies

Grandma Movie Review

Grandma Movie Review

The fabulous Lily Tomlin finally gets the lead role she deserves in this smart, engaging...

The Good Dinosaur Trailer

The Good Dinosaur Trailer

What if the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs missed? Well in Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur,...

Grandma Trailer

Grandma Trailer

Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her...

I'll See You In My Dreams Trailer

I'll See You In My Dreams Trailer

Old age is usually seen as a sad time to reflect on your life's work...

Grandma - Clip Trailer

Grandma - Clip Trailer

Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with...

Draft Day Trailer

Draft Day Trailer

Sonny Weaver, Jr. is the general manager of National Football League team the Cleveland Browns...

The Company You Keep Trailer

The Company You Keep Trailer

Ben Shepard is a young and ambitious reporter determined to make a name for himself...

Up in the Air Movie Review

Up in the Air Movie Review

Smart and funny, this breezy and bittersweet drama carries dark resonance for a society caught...

Did You Hear About the Morgans? Trailer

Did You Hear About the Morgans? Trailer

Watch the trailer for Did You Hear About the Morgans? Meryl and Paul Morgan are...

The Golden Compass Movie Review

The Golden Compass Movie Review

That New Line Cinema did so well with the Lord of the Rings trilogy is...

Ghost Rider Movie Review

Ghost Rider Movie Review

It's gotten to the point where almost any movie with a narrated prologue is suspect....

Ghost Rider Trailer

Ghost Rider Trailer

From Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man, Blade and X-Men, comes a new hero....Ghost Rider. Long...

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Movie Review

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