20140915

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20140912

Saturday 9/13 Edition: The 15 Best Movies You Should See This Fall

The 15 Best Movies You Should See This Fall
The summer movie season has come to a close. Overall, it was a pretty good four months for film fans and general moviegoers. There were the expected duds, but there were a ton of movies that lived up to the hype and some that exceeded far beyond it. There are plenty of wide and small releases that will stick with filmgoers before the year ends — and hopefully longer than that.
Now with the summer movie season ending, we’ll be seeing less blockbusters and more Oscar baiters. And that’s fine, because there’s a lot of potentially great films heading our way.
Here are 15 movies to look forward to this Fall:
15The Zero Theorem

Now on VOD and opens in theaters September 19th
Terry Gilliam fans will be pleased with The Zero Theorem. It’s his most focused film in years, harkening back to the themes and ideas explored in his early work. The Zero Theorem features a loner overwhelmed in a world where technology has taken over. In this sensory overload future, Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is waiting for a phone call to give his life meaning. It’s a strangely moving story about an introverted man hoping it all has meaning — that we’re not all just waiting on this planet to die.
14. Stretch

Opens in theaters this October
Joe Carnahan’s five million dollar action movie was suppose to be released earlier this year, but after Universal was hesitant to spend 25 million dollars marketing the film, Stretch went into limbo. The other day it was announced Stretch will see the light of day come next month. Considering Carnahan’s behind it, it should be worth the wait. The director behind Narc and The A-Team is coming off The Grey — which is his best film to date. While Stretch seems more along the lines of Smokin’ Aces, hopefully it’ll blend the anarchy of that action movie with the emotional weight of his 2011 survival picture.
13. Tusk

Opens in theaters September 19th
Kevin Smith made a departure back in 2011 with Red State. The result was a mixed bag. A filmmaker should always be applauded for pushing themselves later in their career, but Smith’s first horror movie was more of a warmup than a well-rounded picture. The trailer for Tusk promises a more polished effort, the kind of laughs we expect from Smith, and a pretty deranged story: an imprisoned podcaster (Justin Long) being turned into a walrus. Hopefully the film is as catching as its synopsis. According to the positive early reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival, it is.
12. Laggies

Opens in theaters October 24th
Lynn Shelton made one of the most charming films of the past few years: Your Sister’s Sister. Shelton’s largely improvised movies have always had their appeal, but Your Sister’s Sister was a step up for the filmmaker. She’s trying her hand at new material now with Laggies, which she didn’t write. The womanchild film, starring Keira Knightley, is less improvised than her past features. With a fun concept and great cast, we should expect another effortlessly delightful movie from Shelton.
11. Fury

Opens in theaters October 17th
Hopefully Fury will make up for director David Ayer‘s Sabotage. Ayer earned respect from audiences and critics with End of Watch, but he followed that hit with the disappointing Schwarzenegger action movie. Fury, based on the buzz and a promising trailer, will be a comeback for the writer behindTraining Day. His World War II tank movie also has a strong cast, led by Brad Pitt. This looks be the kind of beautiful, emotional, and raw war epic we don’t see often enough.
10. Whiplash

Opens in theaters October 10th
Whiplash has been earning nothing but high praise since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Miles Teller stars as a promising drummer with a complicated relationship with his intense teacher (J.K. Simmons). Andrew (Teller) wants to become a drummer that’ll never be forgotten. Obviously, it won’t be easy reaching that dream. This suspenseful drama should be another film and performance for Teller to be proud of.
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Opens in theaters November 21st
Gary Ross deserves a lot of credit for how successful The Hunger Games franchise is. His first film in the series nailed the characters and set the right tone. What the first movie lacked in spectacle directorFrancis Lawrence brought to the series with The Hunger Games: Catching FireCatching Fire didn’t only top the first movie by expanding the scope of the series, but also with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). Both physically and emotionally her challenges grew. Credit goes to the source material, of course, but everything about the sequel felt more alive than Ross’s film. Thankfully Lawrence has stuck around to finish the series, starting with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
8. All is by My Side

Opens in theaters September 26th
A shining example of a bio film done right. Rather than giving an audience a series of cliff notes, writer-director John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) has told a real story. All By My Side is a biography that tells a focused story and doesn’t sugarcoat or glamorize its subject. What most movies take 20 minutes to show — a rockstar’s childhood, for example — Ridley conveys with a two minute phone call between Jimi and his distant father that says it all about his upbringing. Ridley’s picture packs a quietly powerful punch and electric performances. Imogen Poots, in particular, is stellar as Linda Keith
7. A Walk Among the Tombstones

Opens in theaters September 19th
Director Scott Frank has written some of your favorite movies: Out of SightGet Shorty, and Minority Report, to name a few. Seven years ago he made his directorial debut with The Lookout. You couldn’t ask for a tighter and more dramatically compelling thriller than that film. He’s finally made his followup with A Walk Among the Tombstones. The thriller is based on Lawrence Block‘s series, following an unliscensed private detective (Liam Neeson). From what we’ve heard, it’s another exceptional picture from Scott Frank.
6. Young Ones

Opens in theaters October 17th
Hopefully you’ll all know who Jake Paltrow is after Young Ones comes out. Yes, he’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s brother, but he’s also a filmmaker we should all keep an eye on. His second feature film is an excellent Western with touches of science-fiction. It’s an exciting drama and revenge tale that happens to be set in the future. What year it takes place in doesn’t matter. What does matter is Paltrow’s great eye for imagery, strong performances, and moral ambiguity.
5. Foxcatcher

Opens in theaters November 14th
If the picture above hasn’t clued you in, we’ll be seeing a new side of Steve Carell in Foxcatcher. This tragic true story has Carell playing Mark Schultz’s (Channing Tatum) unrelenting wrestling coach. The trailers have teased an unsettling atmosphere from director Bennet Miller. Proven by Capote andMoneyball, he’s a director who really knows how to get into the head of his characters. Expect an emotional and grueling drama with Foxcatcher.
4. Gone Girl

Opens in theaters October 3rd
If anyone knows how to make a thriller, it’s David Fincher. His last addition to the genre, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, isn’t quite as successful as his other efforts. Thankfully, Fincher’s weakest film is still miles better than most filmmaker’s best work. His adaptation of Gillian Flynn‘s Gone Girl, which Flynn wrote for the screen, should be another expertly crafted thriller from Fincher.
3. Birdman

Opens in theaters October 17th
There are many ways to describe the work of Alejandro González Iñárritu, but “funny” is not one of them. The director behind BabelBiutiful, and 21 Grams tells often punishing stories. Watch an interview with him, though, and he shows he’s got a great sense of humor we haven’t seen much of in his work. Birdman is also a drama, but expect plenty of laughs from this story about a once-famous actor (Michael Keaton) starring on Broadway and possibly losing his mind.
2. Nightcrawler

Opens in theaters October 31st
This character may find his way into your nightmares. Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a frightening protagonist — the type of guy you imagine spending his nights roaming Los Angeles looking for trouble. That’s his job in Dan Gilroy‘s directorial debut, Nightcrawler. He tracks down horrific crime scenes, films them, and then sells them to a network. It’s not a pleasant job, but Bloom certainly isn’t a pleasant person. The script is an incredible character study. If it’s brought to life successfully,Nightcrawler and Bloom should give their audience an unforgettable experience.
1. Interstellar

Opens in theaters November 7th.
A space epic from Christopher Nolan? Sign us up. Nolan has said this is his attempt at 2001: A Space Odyssey. Of course Interstellar will likely be more accessible than Kubrick’s classic, but Nolan evoking Kubrick in space is not only a movie but an event. The less known about this film, the better. All we really need to know about Interstellar is that it’s directed by Nolan, focuses on a mission to save mankind, and, visually speaking, it should be spectacular. Let’s hope the movie has the heart the trailer teases to backup its epic scope.
Honorable MentionsKill the MessengerDumb and Dumber ToThe Boxtrolls, and A Most Violent Year.

20140911

Friday 9/12 Edition - Bueller! Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker's NYC Townhouse – Yours for $22 Mill

Hang Your Hat: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Gorgeous NYC Townhouse – Yours for $22 Mill
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have put their Greenwich Village townhouse back on the market. Previously listed for $25 million, this time around, it can be yours for a cool $22 million.
Listed by Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing star Frederik Eklund and John Gomes, the 5-bedroom, 6,800 square foot home is sure to have a lot interest.
Featuring seven fireplaces, a Juliet balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows and a garden, this is NYC luxury living at its finest.  Check it:
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Images: Douglas Elliman | Via InformantDaily.com

20140910

Wear It Like: Dylan Rieder - Thursday 9/11 Edition


1. Members Only Iconic Racer jacket @ InforMANt
2. St Laurent Skinny jeans @ Matches
3. Gents V-Neck Tee @ InforMANt
4. ozone Stripy Sock @ InforMANt
5. Brioni Leather Brogues @ Mr Porter
6. Stainless Steel Freezable Shot Glasses @ The Curated Crave
7. James Perse Jersey Hoodie @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Miami Showdown by Digitalism @ Amazon

20140909

Wear It Like: Dylan Rieder - Wednesday 9/10 Edition


1. Jamie Fine Check Suit @ Reiss
2. Maison martin Margiela Ribbed Ring @ SSENSE
3. Ozone Jail Bird Sock @ InforMANt
4. Skinny Tie Madness London Necktie @ InforMANt
5. Duluth Scoutmaster Guaranteed For Life @ InforMANt
6. Tod's Gommino Suede Driving Shoe @ Mr Porter
Sounds: Sweet Surrender (ft. Sarah McLachlan) by Tiesto @ Amazon

20140908

Wear It Like: Dylan Rieder - Tuesday 9/9 Edition


1. Moschino Coated Biker Jeans @ Matches
2. Fyasko Defcon 2 Coated Military Jacket @ InforMANt
3. Gents Tank Striped @ InforMANt
4. Perry Gargano Skull and Bones Ring @ InforMANt
5. Sensation Shoes by Civic Duty @ InforMANt
Sounds: Shelter by The XX @ Amazon

20140907

Wear It Like: Dylan Rieder - Monday 9/8 Edition


1. Loro Piana Slim Fit Chinos @ Mr Porter
2. Gucci Shirt @ farfetch
3. Iron Blue Wingtip @ InforMANt
4. Classics 77 Cut Out Cross Ring @ ASOS
5. Reclaimed Vintage Signet Ring @ ASOS
Sounds: Exit Music (For a Film) by Radiohead @ Amazon

20140905

Saturday 9/6 Edition - Weekend Words: If— by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling

20140904

Wear It like Tyson Beckford - Friday 9/5 Edition:


1. Acne Max Straight Leg Jeans @ Matches
2. Rick Owens Bomber Jacket @ farfetch
3. Carrera Cool/S Glasses @ Solstice
4. Paul Smith Cotton, Silk and Cashmere Blend Button Shirt @ Mr Porter
5. Avalone Leather Executive Belt @ InforMANt
6. Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby Adidas Bounce Sneakers @ SSENSE
Sounds: Chasing Summers by Tiesto @ Amazon

20140903

Wear It like Tyson Beckford - Thursday 9/4 Edition:


1. Mastercraft Union Relaxed Jeans @ Matches
2. NN. 07 Samuel Cotton-Linen Blend Shirt @ Mr Porter
3. Balmain Woven Scarf @ farfetch
4. Ozone Multi-Dot Sock @ InforMANt
5. Youngs Mixer Waistcoat @ Reiss
6. Rumba Time Park Lights Out Watch @ InforMANt
7. TPM Marcos Track Shoe @ InforMANt
Sounds: Look at Me Now by London Future and Djemba Djemba @ Amazon

20140902

Wear It like Tyson Beckford - Wednesday 9/3 Edition:


1. Charles Modern Tailored Blazer @ Reiss
2. Alexander McQueen Straight-leg Jean @ Matches
3. Braun Prestige BN00095 Stainless Steel Wristwatch @ InforMANt
4. Charles Modern Tailored Waistcoat @ Reiss
5. Nitrogen Leather Sneakers by Hydrogen @ InforMANt
Sounds: Sonnentanz by Klangkarussell @ Amazon

20140901

Wear It like Tyson Beckford - Tuesday 9/2 Edition:


1. DSquared2 Tidy Biker Jeans @ farfetch
2. Belstaff Kirkham Tumbled Leather Biker Jacket @ Mr Porter
3. Sailormade Cargo Belt @ InforMANt
4. Dolce & Gabbana Maritini Tie @ Mr Porter
5. TOKYObay Eddie Pocket Watch @ InforMANt
6. Saint laurent Lace-Up Boots @ farfetch
7. Warby Parker Crane Glasses @ Warby Parker 
Sounds: You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix) by AlunaGeorge @ Amazon