Rachel McAdams Nominated in the British Independent Film Awards 2018

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The British Independent Film Awards 2018 has officially rolled out the list of nominees this year, and Rachel McAdams has been nominated. Among the nominees for the Best Supporting Actress category, Rachel McAdams got the panel’s approval for the movie Disobedience in her portrayal of Esti, Ronit’s (Rachel Weisz) childhood best friend and lover before she went away.

Fellow cast member Rachel Weisz has been also nominated in the award-giving body for the Best Actress category for her portrayal in the Jewish drama movie, Disobedience. To boot, Disobedience has garnered a couple of nominations too, including Best Film and Best Screenplay.

According to BIFA, this year’s nominations are dominated by women, with individual nominations making up almost half of the list. These female nominees lead in writing, producing, directing, and acting categories.

The award ceremonies for the British Independent Film Awards 2018 will be held at the Old Billingsgate in London on December 2, 2018.

Disobedience is a movie about a woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that turned their backs on her when she fell in love with her childhood friend. On her return, she must face the community who judged her and resist rekindling her romance with her former lover.

Since its release, Disobedience has received mostly favorable reviews from the audience and critics alike. And award-giving bodies seem to agree as so far, Disobedience has earned a number of nominations from the Goteborg Film Festival, International Online Cinema Awards, and Guadalajara International Film Festival. The list keeps on getting longer too!

Good luck to the lovely Rachel McAdams and the rest of the Disobedience film nominees!

Rachel McAdams Stuns Anew in Her Latest Hollywood Event Appearance after Giving Birth

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GIF: Rachel McAdams at the 2019 Breakthrough Prize

After nearly half a year of going hiatus, Hollywood’s darling Rachel McAdams is finally spotted on the red carpet of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony. The star was present at the event held last Sunday, November 4, 2018. The awards ceremony was held at the NASA Ames Research Center.

The actress really caught everybody’s attention as she has stunned yet anew in a dazzling gown with glitters and confetti-like design. The gown is courtesy of Lebanese designer, Rami Kadi.

Rachel made a mark with a gorgeous post-pregnancy body and a refreshing look. Coupled with the confetti-style gown, she was a definite hit!

The gown she wore was from Rami Kadi’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. It had a tight bodice with glitters and asymmetrical cutouts at the back. The pencil skirt had an eye-popping design with cascades of sequins adorning it. The skirt’s overall ombre hue complemented the simple top perfectly.

To complete her look, the actress wore her hair in a bun with a few jewelry pieces from Hearts on Fire adorning her fingers and a pair of earrings.

The event was the equivalent of the Oscars of Science and other A-list celebrities were also present during the award ceremony to present or perform. Rachel was invited to the awards ceremony to present an award.

The last time Rachel attended a red carpet event was in April, 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival for her film, Disobedience. From there, she has gone under the radar. April of this year, news broke out that The Notebook star delivered a healthy baby boy and a few months later was spotted with him.

Rachel McAdams Takes Son for a Stroll in LA

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It’s been five months since Rachel McAdams gave birth to a healthy baby boy and we’re finally getting a glimpse of the adorable baby!

The family has taken the bouncing baby boy for a stroll in LA around the middle of September. The family was spotted at Larchmont Village, having a grand time enjoying the sights and sounds. Along with McAdams is her beau, Jamie Linden, and the equally doting grandma, Sandra.

McAdams was all cuddles and kisses for her little boy as they strolled. Jamie Linden and Rachel’s mom also took turns pushing the stroller.

McAdams’ adorable baby was garbed in a red/white stripe tee with matching flat cap. McAdams, on the other hand, showed off a remarkable post-pregnancy body. The talented actress was seen wearing a sleeveless orange top and skinny jeans. She paired this with a red slingback pumps and a red crossbody bag.

It was several months’ back that news of McAdams childbirth came out. News agencies tried reaching out to her rep, but they were unreachable so there was no confirmation.

Rachel McAdams and beau Jamie Linden have yet to confirm when the exact date their adorable little bundle of joy was born and what they’ve decided to name him. The two has been dating since 2016, before their first child was born early April.

Spotted: Rachel McAdams Up and About Several Months after Giving Birth

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Several months after Rachel McAdams was reported to have given birth to a healthy baby boy, she has been spotted up and about in downtown LA, shopping and going out for market day.

It can be remembered that Rachel was last seen in a public appearance last September 2017 at the Disobedience premiere for the Toronto Film Festival. From then on, she has gone under the radar, last seen in November of the same year, wearing a baggy coat at the Toronto airport.

This month, Rachel was frequently spotted at the Farmers Market in LA during mostly Sundays busy buying fresh produce and flowers for her new family.

The actress constantly stepped out in the LA neighborhood for her market day, keeping a low profile. Earlier this month, she’s been spotted wearing a tracksuit and some sneakers to boot. She had with her a pair of canvas bags to carry her stuff.

On another occasion, McAdams was also spotted doing her usual market run in a stylish plaid shirt with a white tee underneath, ripped jeans, and sneakers. She had with her the usual canvas bags she puts all the fanfare she got in the LA marketplace.

Just recently, she was again spotted at the same LA neighborhood, keeping a low profile with her plaid shirt with a white tee underneath and simple jeans, paired with white sneakers and a baseball cap pulled low over her head. She had on big sunglasses and to complete her look, she had a red crossbody bag aside from the two canvas bags she carried to put the produce she bought. She was also seen walking with a bouquet of large orange blooms in hand.

McAdams has been a regular at the farmers’ market, having been spotted since last month. It looks like this talented actress is having a grand time and enjoying buying her new family some fresh produce and flowers at the LA farmers’ market.

Rachel McAdams: The Advocate and Environmentalist behind The Glitz and Glamour

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Rachel McAdams has always been known as a stellar actress, with notable acting awards and nominations and iconic roles that made her a household name. In film productions, she’s recognized for her serious acting skills and her professionalism without that diva attitude.

Behind Hollywood’s glamour and glitz, Rachel McAdams is a very private individual, choosing to stay away from the limelight and living a simple life. However, Rachel’s passion for the environment and charity works have further endeared her to fans.

Through the years, Rachel has supported a number of causes and participated in a number of charitable works to effect change. Here are a few of her supported causes:

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity aims to build affordable housing in the community for less privileged citizens. In 2013, Rachel together with her family has helped construct homes from the ground up.

GreenIsSexy.org

This is an eco-friendly website run by Rachel together with her two other friends. The site ran from 2007 to 2011. It aims to spread environmental awareness to all kinds of people and make a difference.

Greenpeace

Rachel on several occasions have helped promote Greenpeace’s goal of paving the way for a greener and more peaceful world in non-violent creative actions. In 2015, she attended a Greenpeace rally in Vancouver to protest Arctic drilling. She has also lent her voice for Greenpeace in a video campaign about Arctic protection.

Food and Water First Movement

As an active environmentalist, Rachel went to the Honeywood area to shoot for a video, campaigning for the preservation of Ontario’s farmland. Aside from this, she also talked with local farmers. The Food and Water First Movement aims to reconsider rezoning policies that endanger food and water sources.

Small Steps Project

In the past, Rachel has donated some of her shoes to the Small Steps Project. This organization is focused on providing shoes and emergency provisions to children who have been scavenging in dumps.

Alzheimer’s Association

As her movie ‘The Notebook’ paved the way further for her awareness of the condition, she has donated some of her belongings to the Alzheimer’s Association to be auctioned off. Proceeds of the sale will go to fuel more research about Alzheimer’s.

 The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

Rachel has supported the Sunshine Foundation of Canada by donating a handbag in the Sunshine and Stars contest. This charitable organization grants the wishes of children with disabilities or terminal illnesses.

United Way Toronto

                In order to help United Way Toronto acquire funds, Rachel hosted a screening of her movie ‘The Notebook’ and donated the ticket sales to the charity organization. She was able to raise $6,000 for United Way Toronto.

Other Notable Causes Supported

  • As a staunch environmental activist, Rachel’s home in Toronto utilizes renewable energy and she goes around Toronto riding a bike.
  • At the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Rachel volunteered for the cleanup efforts in Louisiana, Biloxi, and Mississippi.
  • In December, 2015, Rachel donated $75,000 to Nanny Angel Network, a charity organization for children.
  • In 2006, Rachel participated in the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ demonstration to protest the marginalization of US illegal immigrants.
  • Rachel is a member of Represent.Us, an organization that advocates for tough anti-corruption laws. She is part of the organization’s creative council.

More than her superb acting, professionalism, and charmed beauty, Rachel McAdams is truly a woman with a heart, truly worthy of admiration and respect!

 

DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Releases for Game Night!

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If you still haven’t watched this year’s hilarious, game-changing comedy flick, Game Night, the DVD and Blu-ray releases are now available. It was released last May 22, 2018. While the Digital HD copy of the said movie was released earlier on May 4, 2018. Digital HD releases can be purchased in iTunes and Amazon Video.

Game Night was released earlier this February 28. Since then, it has received positive reviews from both critics and moviegoers, which helped propel its worldwide gross to more than $100 million. In Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received a surprising 83% fresh rating with an audience score of 79%. Meta Critic gave it a 66 metascore too.

Variety states that “there’s a nagging speck of humanity, or at least reasonably quick and cutting marital satire, that keeps the movie afloat.”

According to the Slate, “The back and forth between McAdams and Bateman is what makes Game Night sing.”

While audience reviews dubbed the movie as quick-witted and fun, surprisingly funny and clever, mainstream comedy done right, brilliant dialogue, and memorable characters, and a host of other positive feedback from moviegoers.

Plot

Game Night is the story of couple Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams), who together with 2 other couples hold a weekly game night gathering. Mayhem and trouble ensue when Max’s shady brother, Brooks offers to host game night in his place. With a murder mystery gathering turning into a realistic kidnapping, they must help save Brooks.

Filled with hilarious twists and turns with an excellent cast of lead stars and supporting cast, and a great plot, Game Night is a must-watch.

If you’ve missed Game Night when it hit theaters last February, it’s time you grab a copy now and get ready for a hilarious time!

Disobedience DVD and Blu-Ray Are Out!

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The Disobedience DVD and Blu-ray are finally out, so you might want to head out and get a copy of this powerful love story. It was released last July 17, 2018, and the digital copies were released last July 10, 2018.

Disobedience has grossed over $6 million to date. It has reaped favorable movie reviews for its intriguing love story amidst a time when conformity and restraint are the norm. Metacritic rated the film 74%, while Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 85% rating with majority of the critics and the audience agreeing that the film is worth watching.

According to Rolling Stone, the “forbidden love romance is scorching. No one who sees the groundbreaking trail that the movie blazes is going to shut up about it.”

Toronto Star says it’s “a beautifully crafted tale that will make your heart ache thanks to two standout leading performances and a great supporting one”.

While Globe and Mail writes “It is a love story, as beautiful as it is devastating”.

Plot: Disobedience is the story of Ronit (Rachel Weisz) who returns to the Jewish community where she grew up to pay respect to her late father only to rekindle a past romance with her childhood friend, Esti (Rachel McAdams). In a community who shunned her for a past forbidden love, together they must embark on a journey wrought by faith and norms and discover what it means to live in freedom and pursue true love.

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdam’s Game Night: A Comedy Movie That Actually Works!

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At first glance, you’d think that this Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams starrer is just another R-rated comedy that would probably have a lackluster performance at the box office with less than stellar reviews, but it pulled off quite a surprise!

Apparently, Game Night earned a respectable $117.1 million in the box office with its $37 million budget. And critics are loving it to boot!

Plot

Game Night revolves around middle-class couple Max and Annie, portrayed by James Bateman and Rachel McAdams, respectively. The highlight of their married life is the weekly game night with other married couples.

This game night takes an exciting, albeit thrilling, turn when Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler) drops in on them and decides to invite them over to his house for a more immersive game night. The live-action role-play game night involves someone being kidnapped and the rest of the couples finding out how to rescue the kidnapped person.

There is no complicated, mind-boggling plot that ensues, but this kidnapping plot is enough to keep the story going and the laughs coming with some thrilling scenes in between.

Review

With so many comedy films disappointing audiences with its poor plot, low budget, and recycled laughs, it seems that Game Night was treading in those very same footsteps at first glance. Heck, the title itself was a continuation of the some-kind-of-Night trend of late, but lo and behold, it was quite entertaining, providing good laughs with enough of a suspense to have you look forward to the mysterious kidnapping that is the center plot of the movie.

During its release, word of mouth got around that Game Night was not your typical comedy movie. It caught the moviegoers’ attention with its intelligent and dynamic cast performances. There’s power duo Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams who actually play the married couple effectively you’d actually think they actually are. But, it’s Jesse Plemons with his awesome impersonation of Michael Shannon, which borders on the creepy, who’s definitely a standout. It helps that the entire cast’s comedic styles all come together nicely.

The fact that Game Night is steering away from the usual comedic tropes has also received positive feedback.  In general, the entire film doesn’t adhere to the common comedic formula thanks to the overhaul that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley did on the entire script.

Rated R18 for language and violence, the bottom line is that Game Night actually, really works for that fun Friday night movie time!

Rachel McAdams has been consistently making great films. This year, she also stars in Disobedience opposite Rachel Weisz. Check it out!

Rachel McAdams Weighs in on the Much-Talked About Disobedience Sex Scene

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Disobedience is finally out and critics are praising it, calling attention to Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams eloquent performances, capturing the nuances of their respective characters. Critics call it a beautiful story of love, personal truth, and emotional contentment.

[WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD]

One of the most talked about scenes that left a mark on both critics and audiences alike was the love scene of the two Rachels with emphasis on the moment Rachel Weisz spits into Rachel McAdams’ mouth. While critics have weighed in on how the love scene was one of the best this year, the stars also have a lot to say about it.

Rachel McAdams, when asked about the love scene, describes it as something unlike she’s ever done before. Agreeing with Weisz that it was an integral part of the movie, an empowering pivotal scene that is needed for her character’s development.

According to McAdams, this sex scene was a release, for her character to finally open up and be free. Filming the scene gave her a sense of freedom and safety, a camaraderie, of trying out all the things you love being a woman with another woman. She went on to say that there is an energy to the scene she hasn’t felt with any of her other onscreen male partners.

Asked whether it was challenging to take on a lesbian character, McAdams says that she never put her Esti character in that light. She only thought about channeling the oppression of sexuality and love between human beings.

Rachel Weisz has also given her take on this rather unique love scene as well, calling it much more powerful than just sex and describing it as extremely emotional, passionate, spiritual, and romantic. Weisz also emphasized that a love scene with a woman is less stubbly and much softer.

Disobedience is a story based on Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns to her community and rekindling their passionate love, breaking boundaries of sexuality and religion. It stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, alongside Alessandro Nivola. The film had its US release last April 27, 2018.

Rachel McAdams Welcomes First Child – Congratulations to the New Mom!

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Congratulations are definitely in order as Rachel McAdams has just given birth to her first child! Although the actress has managed to keep everything under the radar, news of her pregnancy still made the rounds in various magazines and tabloids as it was getting harder to keep the baby bump under wraps.

Rachel has always kept her personal life very private, and her pregnancy’s no different. She hasn’t been seen on the red carpet since September last year, also skipping the premiere night of her comedy starrer, The Game Night, opposite Jason Bateman a few months’ back.

Rumors have circulated about her pregnancy though when she was spotted running errands, covering herself up with her handbag in September last year. Then again in November, she was seen wearing a very loose parka at the airport. However, this couldn’t hide her visible lump.

It can be recalled that McAdams and Jamie Linden, Dear John writer, started going out in April 2016. By August of the same year, the couple was photographed shopping for bedroom linens. Fast forward to 2018, and they now have their first born!

In a number of interviews in the past, Rachel has always expressed her desire to start a family of her own in the future. Hoping to be a good mother to a few children, provided she meet the right partner first.

She takes inspiration from her mother who, according to her, has always let her be who she is from the very beginning.

As of this writing, there is no information as to the exact date when the actress gave birth just that Rachel had a healthy baby boy. Rachel’s representative hasn’t provided any information as well.

Congratulations again to the new parents!