Chicago Tribute is reporting a critic thought “Midnight in Paris” was Woody Allen’s best movie in a couple of decades. Apparently the final movie screened already for a select group of people, including some critics and industry people. We haven’t found other reviews yet, but this opinion sounds promising! The movie premiers during Film Festival Cannes on May 11 and will get a limited release – before going wide – May 20 in the US. Only eight days until the Cannes premiere.
“Wait ’til you see ‘Midnight in Paris’“, a critic-turned-programmer enthused, referring to the Woody Allen picture featuring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard and Rachel McAdams. It opens the Cannes Film Festival May 11, to be followed by its American premiere May 20. The programmer loved it, and considers it Allen’s strongest work in a couple of decades.
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Film Independent Members and The New York Film Club are hosting a special screening of “Midnight in Paris” a day after the Film Festival Cannes premiere on May 12th. The screening is The Landmark theater in West Los Angeles.
When: Thursday, May 12, 7:30 pm
Where: The Landmark – West Los Angeles
Price: Free for current Film Independent Members and one guest.
Reservation: Required. RSVP is not a guarantee of admittance. First come, first served.
For more information go to the official website of Film Independent. If you live in or around LA and you are a member of Film Independent Members we would recommend you to go. You can make a direct reservation on Eventbrite.com. The limited US release date is May 20th.
We recently came across a photo of Rachel and Channing Tatum with the family Carpenter taking while “The Vow” was filming in Chicago around October of 2010 while doing some background source for the information page of the movie. “The Vow” is currently set to release February 10, 2012 and it officially wrapped late october 2010.
The movie is based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, so it’s great to see they are involved in the filming process as well. Krickitt wrote a little bit about meeting Rachel: “She is gorgeous. Just darling. Both of them [Rachel & Channing Tatum] are great.” Entertainment Weekly previously released the first production still. The full photo can be viewed in our gallery.
The Vow > Behind the Scenes > 2010: October – With Family Carpenter
Just came across the first official “Midnight in Paris” behind the scenes production still, via the official Spanish facebook account, with Rachel, Owen Wilson and Woody Allen. We added the still in our gallery, let’s hope more content will be released soon.
Woody Allen recently confirmed in an interview (with a French website) Rachel McAdams will attend Film Festival Cannes 2011 but still isn’t sure about Marion Cotillard and Carla Bruni. Cannes is held from May 11 until May 22 and the film is the opening film so we can expect to see Rachel May 11th. The US release (limited) is May 20th in LA and New York.
Midnight In Paris > Behind the Scenes > 2010: Official Stills
We added the magazine scans of Rachel in the French Première in our gallery, thanks to Camillou. She spoke to the magazine while she was in Paris to promote “Morning Glory“. We tried to translate the interview into english, but since I use my ‘high-school French’ it’s not perfect and loosely translated but it’s a really nice interview and definitely worth the read. She explains the career choices the makes and wants to make, and finding the balance between work and her personal life.
You travel a lot, you are popular, respected in the industry, featured in a big movie like Morning Glory but haven’t become a complete celebrity. Do you think it’s better like that?
It’s hard to find a balance. You have to be present in a effective way, so the public wants to go and see your movies when they come out. You have to create the desire but not extend it so people will get tired of you … It’s really difficult to become an actor who can make a living for themselves by acting. I never wanted to be famous, I never seek for the attention, the public loves the glitter and glamor. In the past, an actor could be successful while maintaining a private life.
This is happening for you, right?
Yes, but for that I force myself not to be socially involved in Hollywood, if I did so I would probably have more work then I wanted. Because if you disappear for a long time from the radar, you get off the radar completely … It’s the balance I mentioned before that I am trying to achieve. And if that means you will never become a actor like Nicole Kidman or Julia Robers I am fine with that. It’s the career that suits me more. I want my privacy.
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Magazines > 2011 > April: Premiere (France)
We have a brand new layout for our photo gallery made by the talented Laura of Raspberry Crush Designs, it’s a little bit more spring/summer-ish then our previous layout. Let us know what you think of the layout and if you find any errors. We used outtakes from Rachel’s Marie Claire cover from 2009.
We continue (Part 1) our “Morning Glory” Media Archive additions with new interviews we added recently of Rachel promoting the movie in New York (November 2010), Madrid and Paris (January 2011). With all the promotion it was kind of hard to keep up with all of it, if you still find missing interviews drop us a line.
Morning Glory > Premiere France Interview (Paris)
Morning Glory > Jeanne Wolf Interview (New York)
Morning Glory > Días de cine Interview (Madrid)
Morning Glory > auFeminin Interview (France) (Paris)
We did not expected to do another latest news round-up so soon after our previous one but we have little bits and pieces to share with you after our last update.
• Since “Midnight in Paris” is opening film for Cannes 2011 and the Film Festival is coming closer it’s getting a lot of buzz and name dropping for the cast, which is a good sign of course. The festival held a press conference yesterday to reveal the official competition selection, according to the press kit “Midnight in Paris” is out of the competition so it’s only premiering at the festival. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting the Opening of the festival will bring us a Midnight madness on the Croisette to kick off the festivities. Rachel, Owen Wilson, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, and Adrien Brody are expected to attend.
• “Morning Glory” is still opening world wide and opened in France last week. The movie entered the French box office at number #6 this week. The movie itself does pretty good in the box office and already made $26,564,667 outside the US. It’s already available for the US on DVD since early March.
• We reported before Rachel is not listed in the official cast of the upcoming theater project “The Passion” and we said it’s not most likely she will make an appearance like according to local rumors she would. But she was seen during rehearsals yesterday and today and
according to a tweeter she will be in the production. Apparently we misinterpreted the tweet, Rachel only showed up to rehearsals to watch and support Michael Sheen. Read our original post for more information about the project. The event is held in Port Talbot (Wales) during the easter weekend.
As we reported to you before Rachel will be gracing the cover of the upcoming June issue of Elle Magazine (US). Elle send out their survey club and a member of the club was so kind to send us the preview scans. They are currently picking one cover (out of four), so the previews are not the finished cover but it gives us a little sneak preview of the cover and editorial.
We added the four preview covers in our gallery, we absolutely love them. Rachel looks stunning and we can not wait to see the final cover and editorial. Most of the time the new magazine hits news stands around the 10th, so we can expect the final cover around the 10th of May.
Update: Sorry we had to take them down since the cover isn’t yet released, we have to wait another month or so to see the actual cover and by the looks of the previews it’s going to be a good one!