Richard Linklater loosely follows on from two of his most acclaimed films with this lively university comedy set in 1980. It's billed as a "spiritual sequel" to his high school classic Dazed and Confused, which was set in the late 1970s. And it also represents an exploration of the next stage in the life of the central character from Boyhood. But even without those connections, the film is a fresh, funny, involving look at how young people react to that first flush of freedom.
It opens as Jake (Glee's Blake Jenner) arrives at his Texas university three days before classes start. He moves into a house with the rest of the baseball team, who immediately start tormenting him as the newbie. The alpha male is the swaggering star player McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin), usually accompanied by his good-time sidekick Finn (Glen Powell). Over this raucous weekend, Jake navigates the rules of the house, including pranks, macho posturing, initiation rites, excessive alcohol and even a baseball practice session. There are also, of course, a series of colourful parties. And along the way he makes a connection with sexy theatre student Beverly (Zoey Deutch).
The film is packed with memorable characters, and the charming Jake is a terrific entry point for the audience. Jenner plays him as a smart, nice guy who isn't afraid to stand up to both the chucklehead jocks and the idiotic party boys. All of these guys are hilariously entertaining as they jostle for position in the house. The standout is Powell's talkative Finn, who is smarter than he looks. And Wyatt Russell has terrific presence as a woolly stoner with a secret. It's a lot of fun to watch the interaction between these guys, who are all in their late teens or early 20s, flexing their newfound independence by obsessing about drinking, drugs and sex.
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Richard Linklater's new comedy Everybody Wants Some is being described as a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused.
Everybody Wants Some follows a group of friends navigating their way through their first weekend of independent university life in the 1980s. But the film is also a sort of follow-up to Boyhood, picking up where that movie ends.
Linklater admits to both of those facts. "At the very beginning of Boyhood I felt the character would be going to college, but I had no idea," Linklater says. "And then here I had this script written about halfway through Boyhood that's about that first weekend of college. So they are kind of related. They're cousins. And this one sort of picks up right after that one ends."
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The film follows a group of baseball players during their first week of college.
In Boyhood Richard Linklater documented a family over 12 years to critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination. Now he’s drawing on his own past for Everybody Wants Some, a college movie following a group of freshman baseball players in the week before classes begin.
Director Richard Linklater.
The idea for Everybody Wants Some first came into Linklater’s head around 2002, when he was thinking about the unique experience of college and how it shapes your life. “I was thinking about this period in my life, being in college and I felt a college movie kind of emerge from my thinking and my own experience,” the director explained.
Richard Linklater talks about his latest movie Everybody Wants Some. The Dazed and Confused director has called the film the 'spiritual sequel' to his 1993 coming-of-age cult classic. Once again the film centres around a group of young friends but this time they're all freshmen looking to make their way in college.
With the freedom that college brings, the new members of the frat house are sure to have as much fun as they possibly can. The director talks about some of his memories and gives us an idea of what to expect from his latest movie.
Everybody Wants Some premiered at SXSW '16
'Boyhood' stormed the nominations - BUT WHERE WAS THE LEGO MOVIE?
As expected, Richard Linklater's innovative drama Boyhood - filmed with the same cast over a 12 year period - dominated the Oscar nominations, announced on Thursday morning by Alfonso Cuaron and J.J Abrams. Wes Anderson's comedy-caper The Grand Budapest Hotel also picked up a slew of nods and is the clear second favourite to win Best Picture in February.
Boyhood looks the likely winner of Best Picture at the Oscars
In the category of Best Picture, Boyhood and Budapest will go up against Birdman, Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Selma, The Imitation Game and American Sniper.
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'Boyhood' fell at the final hurdle at the National Society of Film Critics' vote in New York.
Boyhood, Richard Linklater's award-season heavyweight that looks most likely to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards come February, has been beaten in one of the final major awards hand-outs before the Globes and Oscars. The National Society of Film Critics decided to award its Best Picture gong to Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language, catching many commentators by surprise.
Boyhood is the clear favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars
In fairness, Linklater's movie almost snatched the award, needing one more ballot in the first round of voting to secure it. In the end, it was beaten by Godard's movie 25-24.
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'Boyhood' looks to be living on in the form of Linklater's new project.
Richard Linklater, whose movie Boyhood is likely to win the Oscar for Best Picture in February, has announced innovative plans for his new film. His forthcoming movie That's What I'm Talking About is a "spiritual sequel" to his classic 1999 teen comedy Dazed and Confused, but will also incorporate themes from his latest work.
Speaking with Creative Screenwriting, Linklater elaborated, saying, "I just shot it and wrapped it recently, and it has nothing to do with Dazed and Confused other than it would be set four years later, when one of the younger characters went off to college."
'Boyhood' is well and truly back on track for the Oscars.
IFC Films and Richard Linklater may well have been shooting each other nervous looks after the National Board of Review named A Most Violent Year it's best film of 2014 last week. The gritty drama starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain had not previously figured in discussion about potential awards winners and the bookmakers duly responded, cutting its odds of winning Best Picture at the Oscars to 20/1.
Richard Linklater's Boyhood remains the favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars
However, order appears to have been responded after the New York Film Critics Online named Boyhood its movie of the year. Linklater's drama also won four prizes at the LA Film Critics Association Awards, including best director, best actress for Patricia Arquette and best editor. Arquette has now found herself in a position whereby it would be unthinkable for her to lose out on the Oscar for best supporting actress (should she be nominated in the category instead of best actress, where she would face stiffer competition in the form of Julianne Moore and Reese Witherspoon).
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Indie filmmaking is one of the best niches to find super-talented directors and writers; and none more so than Richard Linklater. Having recently received a flood of praise for the extraordinary and innovative 'Boyhood' - a movie filmed over thirteen years with the same actors - actors and movie makers everywhere join this appraising documentary marking 21 years of amazing cinema from this artist. With works including the decade spanning romance trilogy 'Before Sunrise', musical comedy 'School of Rock', animated thriller 'A Scanner Darkly', crime drama 'Bernie' and underdog flicks 'Slacker' and 'Bad News Bears', the Texan cine-hero continues to produce imaginative and totally unique, genre-crossing stories with comedy 'That's What I'm Talking About' and a 'School of Rock' TV series marking his upcoming projects.
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'Boyhood' leads the Gotham Independent Film Award nominations, but no winner of Best Feature in recent times has gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
In the first insight into how the nominations for Best Picture might look at the Oscars in February, the Gotham Independent Film Awards has announced its picks for 2014. As expected, Richard Linklater's Boyhood were do battle with Alejandro G. Inarritu's Birdman, though there were also nominations for Love is Strange, Under the Skin and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Ellar Coltrane [L] scored an acting nomination for his performance in Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood'
Linklater's remarkable drama was 12 years in the making and Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane also picked up acting nods. Birdman has been generating considerable Oscar buzz for several months and Michael Keaton - the current favourite to win Best Actor at the Academy Awards - picked up a nomination for lead actor at the Gothams.
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While 'Apes' was pulling in the big bucks, 'Boyhood' made history
The box office was dominated by big budget blockbusters this weekend: Dawn of The Planet of The Apes finally usurped Transformers: Age of Extinction’s dominance at the top of the pile. But the real evolution story was told in Boyhood, as Mason became a young man and Richard Linklater proved his worth as one of the most of innovative auteurs working in cinema today.
Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater star in Boyhood
Linklater’s scripted coming of age movie, shot intermittently over 12 years using the same actors (Ellar Coltrane, Lorelie Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) indulges in the familiarity of domestic life. As we see the characters grow emotionally (via Linklaters incredibly relatable and organic screenplay) and physically (via simple biology – something Linklater managed to turn into a cinematic tool) we relate to the ostensibly forgettable nuances of childhood and adulthood, culminating in an intensely watchable modern masterpiece.
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This weekend marks a monumental release in the history of cinema. Richard Linklater, already lauded for his magnificent ‘Before’ trilogy, debuts his film ‘Boyhood’ in UK theatres.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater in 'Boyhood'
Taking place over 12 years, using the same actors, ‘Boyhood’ has unparalleled power when it comes to connoting story through time, especially in the case of Ellar Coltrane who, aged 6, started filming ‘Boyhood’ and didn’t wrap until he was 18.
It's official: the original cast will be back for Episode VII, along with high-profile newcomers. Sundance London and Tribeca premiere movies for Ryan Reynolds, Keira Knightley, Michael B Jordan, Emma Watson and more. Neighbors premieres in Los Angeles. And new trailers promise emotion, comedy and embarrassment...
Of course the biggest movie news this week was the official announcement that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back for Star Wars Episode VII, along with the performers behind C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Newcomers to the saga include Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow and Daisy Ridley. JJ Abrams starts filming this month in London. For all the cast info and to see the, now infamous, first cast reading photo for Star Wars Episode VII click here.
This past week in London, the Sundance London Film and Music Festival took place with a flurry of filmmakers and stars attending, including Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton, who were on hand to present their offbeat serial killer black comedy The Voices. Browse our arrivals gallery for 'The Voices' screening at Sundance London.
Richard Linklater's latest drama, filmed over the course of 12 years, follows the journey of a 6 year-old male into early adulthood, focusing on his relationship with his divorced parents.
Richard Linklater's new drama flick 'Boyhood', which has been in the making since 2002, is one of the most unique film project that has ever been attempted.
The 53 year-old filmmaker, who is credited as the writer and director, began working on the movie twelve years ago and cast a 6 year-old Ellar Coltrane in the lead role at that time.
Co-stars Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater in 'Boyhood'
With a number of international titles and a record number of guests, this year can easily be considered the Berlinale's best.
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Bai Ri Yan Huo) – a Chinese noir film by director Diao Yinan impressed the Berlinale festival jury and won the coveted Golden Bear on Saturday. The film follows the classic plot - a perpetually drunk, jaded former detective (Liao Fan) begins to investigate an old unsolved homicide case after a series of mysterious new murders in a northern Chinese factory district. In a deviation from tradition, Fan won the Silver Bear at the festival for his performance, bringing Black Coal’s award total to two, Variety reports. It’s the only film to win more than one award this year, with the jury spreading the love between several features.
Watch Yinan accept the Golden Bear.
Richard Linklater’s highly anticipated Boyhood, filmed over the course of twelve years, nabbed the Silver Bear for best director. Accepting the award, Linklater thanked the entire crew in making the film: “This prize is for best director but I’ll accept it for best ensemble.” Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, adding yet another incentive for anyone who hasn’t seen it to get a ticket ASAP. Japanese actress Haru Kuroki was honored for her performance in Yoji Yamada’s Japanese family drama The Little House.
The director is planning a 'semi-sequel' that may not directly follow on from the 1993 film.
Filmaker Richard Linklater is apparently planning something of a 'semi-sequel' to the cult hit Dazed and Confused. Linklater has mentioned before that he wants to follow up his 1993 film and in a recent AMA on Reddit, he once again relayed his plans and promised that he could beging work on the film by the end of the year.
During his chat with the online community, he said that he was planning on starting work on a college comedy that might not be directly linked to the original film, but could be connected to the cult classic some how. He said, "Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble."
Richard Linklater is planning a 'semi-sequel'
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