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Tom Hanks to Star, Be Grumpy Old Man in ‘A Man Called Ove’

By Max Covill Old Man Hanks will star and produce English-language adaptation of hit novel A Man Called Ove. You might have heard of the novel A Man Called Ove in passing. Whether it was its nomination for best foreign language film at the Oscars last or the bookstore, chances are you’ve come across it. The 2012 book by Fredrik Backman was a mainstay on The New York Times best-seller list for a consecutive 77 weeks and has been translated into 43 different languages. The film stars a widower (Hanks) who seems to enjoy his loneliness and misery. Though he has frequently tried to end his life, something always seems to go wrong. His life suddenly takes a change when a mixed-race couple moves into the neighborhood. Ove beings to form a friendship with the couple that will significantly improve his way of life. The foreign film that was released last year...
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Giveaway: Win ‘The Big Sick’ on Blu-ray

the-big-sick Arriving on Blu-ray this week is one of the year’s most heartfelt films, Michael Showalter’s The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. We’ve teamed with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to give away five (5) copies. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, September 24th. To enter, do the first three steps and then each additional one counts as another entry into the contest. 1. Like The Film Stage on Facebook 2. Follow The Film Stage on Twitter Follow @TheFilmStage// 3. Follow The Film Stage on Instagram 4. Comment in the box on Facebook with your favorite romantic comedy this century so far. 5. Retweet the following tweet: We're giving away #TheBigSick on Blu-ray. RT this + follow us to enter. See more ways to enter: https://t.co/zSmEnuimmg pic.twitter.com/LXpPzc7Jth — The Film Stage 📽 (@TheFilmStage) September 22, 2017 6. Comment on this Instagram post with your pick for the best...
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Review: ‘Elizabeth Blue’ is a Dark, Yet Hopeful Study of Mental Illness

It’s highly disconcerting yet unsurprising that many Baby Boomers now in their sixties and seventies still see mental illness as a weakness. Talk about the scenarios that young people of today face and they dismiss them as a generational thing, a liberalization of society wherein strength and stoicism have been replaced by laziness and excuses. Try and tell them that very viewpoint is what stigmatized psychological ailments for so long and they scoff. It’s easier for them to believe nothing was wrong in their day than to admit the silence was a product of cultural oppression. The former hails them as tough Americans who never lost themselves. The latter colors them as unwitting villains bullying those in need, a label their systemic disregard for complex truths deems slander. This is a template used for many social issues (see racism, sexism, homophobia, et al). The disconnect bred in these differing attitudes from...
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Hurricane Harvey Delays Robert Durst Murder Hearing to 2018

Durst was the subject of the 2015 HBO miniseries 'The Jinx.'read moreOriginal link
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Superhero Bits: Thor: Ragnarok Sneak Peek Coming to Disneyland, The Joker Script Done Soon & More

The Flash - Red Death Who are the first DLC characters coming to Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite? Is there any chance of seeing Harley Quinn on Gotham at all? Whose cameo ended up cut from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Where and when can you get a new sneak peek of Thor: Ragnarok? When will the first draft of The Joker origin story be finished? What are the Sentinel Services on The Gifted? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. On The Mothership, Batman Beyond star Will Friedle guesses whether a line is from Bruce Wayne or Mr. Feeny. Venom, The Winter Soldier and Black Widow are confirmed as DLC fighterss in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. "No more Lanterns" naa fam, we here! – lights out version #justiceleague poster with @thekingsletter we had to add him in just in case :) pic.twitter.com/tN2oXZpB22 — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) September 17, 2017 Boss Logic created...
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