WOODY WEDNESDAY Review and Pictures and Video Clips of Woody Allen’s movie “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT” Part 14

Emma Stone and Colin Firth promoting Woody Allen’s ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ on Good Morning America

Review and Pictures and Video Clips of Woody Allen’s movie “MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT” Part 14

Colin Firth looks handsome and happy in dark blue suit at Magic In The Moonlight screening… despite lukewarm reviews from critics

By ELEANOR GOWER

His new movie Magic In The Moonlight has already received rather lukewarm reviews from the critics, but Colin Firth didn’t look too perturbed as he stepped out at a screening for the film in Los Angeles on Monday hosted by Sabra where Purity Vodka Cocktails were served.

The 53-year-old British actor looked dapper in a navy blue suit, tie and white shirt at the Pickford Centre for Motion Picture Study.

The actor was without his glamorous leading lady Emma Stone at the event, but mingled with co-stars Jacki Weaver and Hamish Linklater

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So dapper: Colin Firth looked handsome in a dark blue suit and wide tie as he stepped out on the red carpet at a special Los Angeles screening of Magic In The Moonlight on Monday night

So dapper: Colin Firth looked handsome in a dark blue suit and wide tie as he stepped out on the red carpet at a special Los Angeles screening of Magic In The Moonlight on Monday night

The comedy film, both written and directed by Allen, is set on The French Riviera in the 1920s and co-stars Firth as Stanley – a British stage magician recruited to unmask Sophie (Stone) a possible fraudulent spiritualist who is possibly conning a rich dowager (Weaver).

Events conspire to prompt Stanley to question his scepticism and the audience begin to wonder if  there is anything in Sophie’s spiritualist claims.

The film is director Woody Allen’s first writer/directorial effort since last year’s acclaimed Blue Jasmine, which won Cate Blanchett a Best Actress Oscar.

Suited and booted: Colin stars alongside Emma Stone in the comedy film but the actress was absent at Monday's event

Suited and booted: Colin stars alongside Emma Stone in the comedy film but the actress was absent at Monday's event

Suited and booted: Colin stars alongside Emma Stone in the comedy film but the actress was absent at Monday’s event

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Suited and booted: Jacki Weaver and husband Sean Taylor sported a shiny black jacket and trousers with open toed high heels

Suited and booted: Jacki Weaver and husband actor Sean Taylor sported a shiny black jacket and trousers with open toed high heels

‘A lot of that lay under the surface for me. I didn’t catch it all on first read,’ Firth recently told the Wall Street Journal about the film. ‘It basically has the aspect of something that’s incredibly light, a diversion.

‘And I think we all found in the twists and turns that there was an awful lot more. Before we knew it, people on the set were discussing their own beliefs, questions about what faith means to people.’

Stars of the show: Firth joined Tom Bernard, co-president of  Sony Pictures and actors Colin  Simon McBurney, Jacki Weaver and Hamisih Linklater at the screening

Stars of the show: Firth joined Tom Bernard, co-president of  Sony Pictures and actors Colin  Simon McBurney, Jacki Weaver and Hamisih Linklater at the screening

Promotional duties: Erica Leerhsen and Hamish Linklater both appear in the film

Promotional duties: Erica Leerhsen and Hamish Linklater both appear in the film

Promotional duties: Erica Leerhsen and Hamish Linklater both appear in the film

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However, the movie has so far received mixed reviews from critics, with the Hollywood Reporter calling Firth’s performance ‘uncomfortable’ and insisting that ‘a minute [the movie] is over, you don’t care.’

Variety is more effusive, saying: ‘While the result may not quite equal Midnight in Paris’s box office bonanza, expect Magic to handily corner the upscale adult demo for the remainder of summer, continuing the Woodman’s late-career hot streak.’

‘His screenplay feels oddly toothless, as if the filmmaker hopes to relish in the humour of his scenario but failed to come up with enough punchlines to carry it out,’ Indiewire declares.

‘While it’s breezy and funny and perfectly pleasant, you probably won’t remember this particular gift by the time the next birthday rolls around,’ adds Entertainment Weekly.

Stars on show: Colin Firth plays a magician and Emma Stone a psychic in the new Woody Allen movie Magic In The Moonlight

Stars on show: Colin Firth plays a magician and Emma Stone a psychic in the new Woody Allen movie Magic In The Moonlight

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MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT – Official Trailer (2014) [HD] Emma Stone, Colin Firth

Published on May 21, 2014

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Woody Allen
Screenwriter: Woody Allen
Starring: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Eileen Atkins, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Catherine McCormack, Paul Ritter, Jeremy Shamos
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout)

Official Websites: https://www.facebook.com/MagicInTheMo…

Plot Summary:
“Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. The film is set in the south of France in the 1920s against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, the Cфte d’Azur, jazz joints and fashionable spots for the wealthy of the Jazz Age.

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