Thursday, August 2, 2012
Blog Post Update:
Would love to hear from anyone who used Tinsel & Tine screening pass code to see the film. What did you think of it?
Compared to Little Miss Sunshine, and let's face it, most movie-goers are going to make a comparison - Ruby Sparks has a less effervescent, off-beat charm; but it definitely possesses a quirky charm of its own. Due mainly to the endearingly pasty, idiosyncratic chemistry of the stars and real life lovers - Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano.
The film explores what we look for in relationships; and it's this intention that allows us to buy into the impossible, in such a way that it feels completely possible.
Landmark Theaters Interview with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris-
Ruby Sparks Opens Friday, August 3, 2012Jonathan: Casting was everything. As with Little Miss Sunshine, we wanted people who had dramatic acting skills, but also understood comedy. It’s a very particular kind of actor that can do that. So we went to all our favorites. I mean—Elliot Gould—it’s a free pass to meet some of your heroes. Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas…
Valerie: … Steve Coogan—all these people who’ve done dramatic work, but they understand comedy, and play comedy in a very real way. The key for us is never to try to push the comedy, or chase after laughs. It’s not a jokey script. It’s more about putting yourself in that position, picking the right actors, and then keeping the performances really roped in and real.- Read More
Original Post 7/25/2012
Tinsel & Tine is moving up in the world of movie blogging!
I've been given a code to offer screening passes to my readers. (See below) This is super exciting to me and I really hope somebody takes advantage of it!
The passes are for the preview screening of Ruby Sparks (click for trailer) it's the second film (6 years later) by the directors of Little Miss Sunshine - Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It's written by and stars Zoe Kazan, daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord.
In RUBY SPARKS, Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing -- as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
There's even a food in film aspect to the movie - of all the many attributes Calvin writes into Ruby, making an Out-Of-This-World Meatloaf is one of the highlights.
Here's one of my favorite meatloaf Simply Recipes. It's very basic, but very good!
And last, but not least, here's the code for the movie passes to the Monday, July 30, 2012 screening of Ruby Sparks 7:30pm Ritz East:
Go to www.gofobo.com/RSVP and enter the following code: TINSEL0B3S.
Please remember seating is first come, first serve, be sure to show up early!