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8:41 PM 12/19/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet is a quick and charming story of late life revival, so surprisingly lithe you’d hardly believe it was a directorial debut. Like an upscale Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet begins with a retirement home, but this home is made more auspicious by its residents, each of whom is a retired musician—and not just any fiddler or chanteuse, but Europe’s cream of the symphonic crop.
comingsoon.net – ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at new character art of The Lords in Pixar's Brave , opening in theaters on June 22. You can check out the art and descriptions below and you can click on the images for bigger versions! 3 years 27 weeks ago via brucelee
Posted May 2nd, 2012 by Binh Ngo
A quartet puts on a show every year to celebrate the birthday of one of its members at a home for retired opera singers. However, this year, someone arrives and disrupts this tradition.
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company is negotiating to acquire U.S. and Latin America distribution rights to Quartet, the Dustin Hoffman-directed comedy that stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Pauline Collins. The script was written by Ronald Harwood. The deal is upwards of $3 million, I’m hearing. This was a stealth pursuit by TWC’s Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser, but that cover was blown when an acquisition screening scheduled for this evening was abruptly scrapped, with rumors that a buyer paid $4 million for the film. 3 years 29 weeks ago via brucelee
bleedingcool.com – There are lots of Pixar traditions, from the regular casting of John Ratzenberger to the repeated appearance of A113, the number of the classroom where John Lasseter studied at CalArts. One such recurring Easter Egg is the Pizza Planet truck, as first featured in Toy Story. There’s been some speculation as to whether or not this truck will appear in Brave, it being a period picture set in a Scotland of some not-entirely-distinct-but-seriously-pre-motor-vehicles past. 3 years 33 weeks ago via donnieyen
comingsoon.net – Disney Japan has released a new trailer and poster for Pixar's Brave which you can view below. Opening in 3D and 2D theaters in North America on June 22, the animated adventure features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane. 3 years 37 weeks ago via brucelee