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I Smile Back Trailer


Laney Brooks seems to be living the American Dream. A beautiful house with two gorgeous children inside and a supportive husband who'll do anything for her. But even this isn't enough to fade the black cloud that continues to hang over her. She is powerless to her own erratic and uninhibited behaviour, losing herself to drug addiction, drinking away each night and spending the night with strangers on a regular basis. Even despite this, she's more scared than your average person might be of losing everything she has, but is reluctant to keep taking her medication and goes against her husband's insistence. She has more personal problems affecting her too, with her estranged father coming back into her life, but this is a demon that she has to battle alone - she just hopes she doesn't lose her family in the meantime.

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Terry Kinney - Photocall for the MCC Theater production of 'The Money Shot' held at the Second Stage Theatre - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 14th August 2014

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Terry Kinney, Blake West, William Cantler, Frederick Weller, Callie Thorne, Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Bernard Telsey and Neil Labute
Neil Labute and Terry Kinney
Blake West, William Cantler, Bernard Telsey, Neil Labute and Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney - Opening Night of "Of Mice and Men" at the Longacre Theatre - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 17th April 2014

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Promised Land Trailer


Steve Butler is a successful businessman as part of a natural gas company who wishes to close down failing farming communities in order to obtain resources. He and his business partner Sue Thomason go to visit a particular town that is suffering a lot in the economic crisis in the hope that it will be easy to get drilling rights for the farmers' land in order to gain important resources through hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as 'fracking'. Things do seem easy at first, with his proposition providing some hope of economic relief for many members of the community, however he is soon challenged when a highly regarded teacher from the school and a determined grassroots campaigner object to the proposal and go about trying to get the rest of the town to vote against it.

'Promised Land' is a particularly appropriate film for the current economic climate and raises important issues that are of real concern to many. It has been directed by Gus Van Sant ('Good Will Hunting', 'Milk', 'Paris, je t'aime'), written by the movie's stars John Krasinski and Oscar winner Matt Damon (writer of 'Good Will Hunting') and based on a story by Dave Eggers ('Away We Go', 'Where the Wild Things Are') and is set to hit screens in the UK next year on April 19th 2013.

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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Terry Kinney Sunday 17th May 2009 54th Annual Drama Desk Awards held at LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center New York City, USA

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Terry Kinney Friday 1st May 2009 Drama Desk Nominees Cocktail Party held at Il Bastardo Ristorante New York City, USA

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Turn The River Review


Excellent
A jumpy forger asks an attractive pool hustler acquaintance, "What are you doing in town?" Without missing a beat, she replies, "Trying to get out." It's an apt summary of the entire plot of Turn the River, a stark, barebones genre piece redolent of rosin, racks, and eight balls, where the winning of a hustle bet of $50,000 doesn't signify triumph but escape.

Chris Eigeman makes an impressive debut as writer/director of Turn the River, ably abetted by an intense, edgy star turn from Famke Janssen as a pool hustler who wants to grab her abused son away from his weak, alcoholic father and get the hell out of town fast.

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Terry Kinney - Terry Kinney and guests New York City, USA - 13th Annual Gen Art Film Festival opening night and Diminished Capacity premiere at the at the Ziegfeld Theater - arrivals Wednesday 2nd April 2008

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Save The Last Dance Review


Weak
It is a strange coincidence that, as I rode in a taxi to the screening of Save the Last Dance, Irene Cara's "What a Feeling" played on the radio. I could imagine no more of a fitting primer for a film that basically amounts to Flashdance 2001.

Save the Last Dance is the story of a spunky white girl named Sara (Julia Stiles, State and Main) who has a gift for ballet. When her mother dies in a car crash on her way to one of Sara's dance auditions, Sara is not only devastated; she also fails the audition. With her mother gone, she is forced to move in order to live with her jazzman father in a seedy Chicago neighborhood where spunky white girls are an extremely rare find. Soon, however, she is hitting the dance floor once again -- trading in her ballet slippers for a thick-soled pair of hip hop sneakers. And it doesn't take long before the romance begins.

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Celebrity Mix Review


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Well, this is truth in advertising: Celebrity Mix is a compilation of vanity projects featuring headliners like Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, and Zooey Deschanel.

As is always the case with compilation discs, some of the eight vignettes are good/great, and some are barely watchable. The headlining short, "Laud Weiner," makes up for its obvious title with a dead-on portrayal by Pierce of an egomaniac power broker. Just four minutes long, don't expect a lot of nuance, but it's funny to see the normally mild-mannered Pierce yell at interns.

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The House Of Mirth Review


Good
Draw near and bear witness to Gillian Anderson, a very successful television actress (The X Files) who is still trying to find her legs on the big screen. Like many before her, she will try a tactic that has made stars out of otherwise B-list actors: By taking the leading role in an art house flick.

Welcome then to The House of Mirth, a period piece which bears little happiness for those within. Or, ultimately, for those in the audience.

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Oxygen Review


Good
Passable thriller about a psycho escape artist who buries a woman alive and screws with the head of the cop on the case. Cinemax late night at its best.

The Young Girl And The Monsoon Review


Good
A finger-snapping swing soundtrack and the Manhattan skyline are accompanied by the sarcastic voice-over of a 13-year-old kid. Sounds like another one of those Woody Allen movies, or, a more appropriate comparison, Don Roos (Bounce). Writer-director James Ryan's first feature is a fairly traditional indie "relationship" film about a weekend dad, Hank (Terry Kinney, The House of Mirth), coming to terms with his coming-of-age daughter of 13 years, Constance (Ellen Muth), and his perky young model girlfriend (Mili Avital, Polish Wedding). They all learn from one another.

Did you ever notice that all those quirky (read: mundane) indies have such flashy titles? The Myth of Fingerprints, The Tao of Steve, Dream With the Fishes... this one happens to be called The Young Girl and the Monsoon. Don't be too quick to pigeonhole this particular "quirk" into a category of vapid mediocrity, though. Ryan shows a perceptive knack for small moments of familial tenderness found in unlikely places, including a Central Park boxing match between daddy and daughter that runs the gamut from rage to bliss. He arouses pathos in a Chinese restaurant sequence where Constance demands that daddy carry her to the door. Such, such are the joys of handling a teenage girl going insane on the bridge to adulthood.

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The House Of Mirth Review


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Director Terrence Davies took a chance casting "The X-Files'" Gillian Anderson as the devastated heroine in his adaptation of "The House of Mirth," Edith Wharton's corset opera of turn-of-the-Century social politics.

But in her first 20 seconds on screen -- speaking in deliciously eloquent dialogue and looking stunning in plumed hats with veils, fur collared dresses, brooches and a parasol -- she erases any and all memory of Agent Scully, the TV alter-ego you probably thought would haunt the actress for the rest of her career.

A drawing room drama about the whispered politics and wily business of marriage in New York high society, the film is about a beautiful young socialite whose life becomes hampered with scandal, in part because she can't reconcile her heart with the fact that she must marry well to maintain her station.

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Save The Last Dance Review


OK

If you can buy into the concept that a loving mother with a nice house in the suburbs and a current model-year Jeep wouldn't have provided for her teenage daughter in her will, you might buy into the concept of "Save the Last Dance."

It's about an aspiring ballerina named Sara (the seemingly ubiquitous Julia Stiles) whose mother dies in a car accident while rushing to make it to her daughter's Juilliard audition.

The audition and the car crash were laughably juxtaposed in the editing room for tacky melodramatic flair -- as Sara takes a spill on stage and blows her big chance, mom's car is being pummeled by an 18-wheeler.

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I Smile Back Trailer

I Smile Back Trailer

Laney Brooks seems to be living the American Dream. A beautiful house with two gorgeous...

Promised Land Trailer

Promised Land Trailer

Steve Butler is a successful businessman as part of a natural gas company who wishes...

Save the Last Dance Movie Review

Save the Last Dance Movie Review

It is a strange coincidence that, as I rode in a taxi to the screening...

The House of Mirth Movie Review

The House of Mirth Movie Review

Draw near and bear witness to Gillian Anderson, a very successful television actress (The X...

Save the Last Dance Movie Review

Save the Last Dance Movie Review

It is a strange coincidence that, as I rode in a taxi to the screening...

The Young Girl and the Monsoon Movie Review

The Young Girl and the Monsoon Movie Review

A finger-snapping swing soundtrack and the Manhattan skyline are accompanied by the sarcastic voice-over of...

The House Of Mirth Movie Review

The House Of Mirth Movie Review

Director Terrence Davies took a chance casting "The X-Files'" Gillian Anderson as the devastated heroine...

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