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Sony Pictures TV Clinches Expands Multi-Territory Deal on ‘Inseparable’ (Exclusive)

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Buenos Aires — In another Hollywood studio deal unveiled at Ventana Sur, Sony Pictures Television has expanded its multi-territory deal on Marcos Carnevale’s “Inseparables” (Inseparable) to take in four new major territories: France, Germany, South Korea and Japan.

Sony Pictures Television already holds all TV/VOD rights for Latin America and all rights for México, Chile and Colombia on “Inseparable,” an Argentine remake of the Gaumont-sold French box office colossus “The Intouchables.” An odd couple, across-the-tracks friendship dreamed directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache and starring Omar Sy, “The Intuchables” grossed $427 million worldwide, including $166 million in Franceand, almost as remarkable, $79 million in Germany.

Produced by Luis Alberto Scalella’s Argentina Sono Film and soon to be Viacom-owned Argentine TV network Telefe, “Inseparable” is directed by Marco Carnevale whose credits include big Argentine hits such as “Elsa & Fred” and “Heart of a Lion.” Premiered at the 2016 Venice Festival,
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Elsa & Fred DVD Review

Director: Michael Radford

Starring: Shirley Maclaine, Christopher Plummer, Scott Bakula, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Erika Alexander, George Segal, Wendell Pierce, James Brolin

Cert: 12

Running Time: 93 mins

The elderly have been getting a pretty raw deal from the media in recent years. Seemingly every film, TV show or advert will tolerate them, as long as they’re taking off their cardigans, putting down their cups of tea and doing everything they can to act like “the youth”. Growing old disgracefully has never been so popular, so it was with trepidation that I approached Elsa & Fred, a remake of a European film about an elderly pair stoking the embers of love against the recurring visual backdrop of Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.

Starring Shirley Maclaine and Christopher Plummer, arguably a more promising combination than most, and directed by Michael Radford (who brought us such diverse delights as Il Postino and 1984), it
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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 9 - February 15

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

This adaptation of the beloved children's book got mixed reviews, but it's fine if you're looking for a rather harmless family feature. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner co-star as the equally frazzled parents of young Alex (Ed Oxenbould). Check out this exclusive clip!

"Force Majeure"

They say that how you react in an emergency reveals your true nature and feelings. Are you out for number one, or is your family your first concern? A seemingly perfect Swedish family has to face that exact question when an impending avalanche threatens to ruin their ski trip to the Alps.

"Nightcrawler"

If you're already a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal's performance as a creepy crawly
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Signature signs ten from Afm

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Signature signs ten from Afm
Exclusive: Last Knights, Ruth & Alex, The Loft among haul.

UK distributor Signature Entertainment has finalised deals for at least ten films from the Afm, including action-adventure Last Knights from Arclight Films and comedy Ruth & Alex from Myriad Pictures.

Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman star in the former about a knight seeking vengeance when his lord is unjustly executed by a tyrannical emperor, while Richard Loncraine’s Ruth & Alex, also starring Freeman, this time alongside Diane Keaton, sees a married couple from New York become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

Psychological thriller The Loft and astronaut story Ad Inexplorata were both picked up from Im Global while Elsa and Fred, starring Michael Radford and Christopher Plummer was acquired from Lotus Entertainment.

Mystery Romance Frequencies was bought from Monte Cristo, while sci-fi horror Harbinger Down was picked up from The Exchange.

Documentary The Phoenix Incident was acquired from Continental and horror-sci
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Elsa & Fred Review

It would take a lot to squander the talents of Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, but Elsa & Fred comes awfully close to doing so. Without much to recommend beyond the merits of the veteran actors, the inconsequential romantic drama swerves from being pondering to pleasant and back again. During the scenes of the couple’s impromptu running around the bustling city, trying to find a spark through more delinquent pleasures, the film finds its pulse. When we are locked in their apartments, watching their strained attempts at finding friendship, Elsa & Fred is dragged down by the screenplay’s inactivity.

Indifferently directed by Michael Radford of Il Postino fame, the drama focuses on two seniors living in adjacent, golden-lit New Orleans apartments. Elsa Hayes (MacLaine) is a bit of a troublemaker, trying to get out of paying for damaging a sports car by playing up her oblivious senior citizen qualities. Divorced
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Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander Join Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer In 'Elsa & Fred'

Wendell Pierce, Erika Alexander Join Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer In 'Elsa & Fred'
Production has begun on a remake of the 2005 Spanish/Argentine film, Elsa & Fred, with Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer starring in the romantic comedy, which Michael Radford is directing. Thanks to Wendell Pierce, we can confirm that both he, Pierce, and Erika Alexander play supporting characters in the upcoming film, which centers on a retiree living in New Orleans (MacLaine) and the unwanted neighbour - a straight-laced widower played by Plummer - who moves into her apartment building, and the love story that develops afterward. Obviously Elsa & Fred refer to the characters MacLaine and Plummer will play in the film. The original...
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