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Watch: New Trailer & Clip For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Asks, Is This Is The Real Life Or Is This Just Fantasy?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 2:09 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
While awards prospects for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" seem to be slim at this point, the movie still has every potential to be a big crowd-pleaser. Aiming squarely at the feel-good, heartwarming center, the remake of Danny Kaye's 1947 classic just wants you to live life to the fullest.

Watch: Ben Stiller Lives By The ABCs In New Clip From 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 11:38 AM
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How can you fall in love if you haven't lived yet? That seems to be the one of the underlying themes in Ben Stiller's upcoming holiday remake/fantasy/adventure/comedy/romance "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." And a new clip has arrived that manages to include almost every one of those descriptors in about two minutes flat.

Watch: 50-Minute Directors Roundtable Talk With Steve McQueen, David O. Russell, Alfonso Cuarón & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 12:42 PM
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THR Directors Roundtable
While the awards season can waver between excitement for the great movies hitting cinemas and excess from the endless campaigning, the real pleasure is in great filmmakers emerging from their production cocoon to talk about their work. THR has been doing a great job in rounding up some of the brightest talents and biggest contenders of the season for their roundtable talks. And their latest is no different.

Watch: Ben Stiller Escapes Reality In 3-Minute International Trailer For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 11:16 AM
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Stuck in a rut, lonely and watching life pass him by, Walter Mitty needs a change. And he gets one in Ben Stiller's updated remake of "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," his rousing, life-affirming take on the classic 1939 story and 1947 film, that will either win over your heart or drown it in sentimentality, depending on how this all plays out for you.

Watch: New Trailer For Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 7, 2013 12:15 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
When the first trailer arrived for "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" this past summer, it took many by surprise. Ben Stiller's remake of Danny Kaye's 1947 musical fantasy looked like it had it's own unique magic, one that got many talking about its Oscar potential. This past weekend, that theory got tested as 'Mitty' made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival to decidedly mixed reviews, and far from the sort of raves that would sustain a picture through the awards season. That being said, there is still a long haul to go and Fox isn't stopping yet.

NYFF: Ben Stiller Discusses Going Analog To Digital In 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Plus Watch Full Press Conference

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 7, 2013 11:34 AM
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"The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
“I remember my first conversation [with writer Steve Conrad] where he said, 'Every American male yearns to be on the cover of a Wheaties box,' ” says John Goldwyn, the producer of “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.” Speaking with the New York Film Festival crowd, he helped present the film’s world premiere over the weekend (our review), though it was a long time coming. The fantasy film, based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber, runs in the family: it was Goldwyn’s grandfather Samuel Goldwyn who produced the original 1947 Danny Kaye adaptation, and had worked to bring a newer incarnation to the big screen.

NYFF Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Co-Starring Kristen Wiig

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 5, 2013 7:17 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
In a colorless and unremarkable New York apartment, the shy, anonymous Walter Mitty stares at the eHarmony dating page of his co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). Debating whether or not to make the online first move, Walter eventually daydreams about a spectacular manner in which to impress her. But back in reality, the question remains: can the timid man send the social networking equivalent of a hello to the girl he has a crush on? If he does have the chutzpah to do so, will the complexities of life and fate manage to interfere? Will Walter be able to seize the day and “just do it” like Nike might have asserted him to do a few decades ago? (Bear with me.)

My Sharona! Ben Stiller Bringing 'Reality Bites' To TV

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 22, 2013 9:23 PM
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Some ideas are so bonkers that they're either going to result in something really great or really horrible, with no possible middle ground. This is one of those ideas. It seems that director Ben Stiller and writer Helen Childress have reteamed for a TV version of their cult 1994 comedy "Reality Bites." Should the pilot go to series, it will air on NBC; Stiller's Red Hour Television will be producing alongside Universal Television and Double Feature Films, the company run by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, who produced the original movie. If you're thinking to yourself, 'Jeez that movie was almost instantly dated, how are they going to modernize it?' Don't worry: it's going to maintain the early-nineties setting of the movie. Get ready for lots and lots of flannel shirts.

New York Film Festival Names 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' As Their Centerpiece Selection

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2013 1:22 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
It looks like Fox is treating the New York Film Festival as a lucky charm, and why not? Last year, the festival provided the world premiere for Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi," which went on to earn 11 Oscar nominations, resulting in 4 wins including Best Director. And clearly, the studio has high hopes for "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty."

Timor Bekmambetov Out, Ben Stiller Circling Director's Chair For 'The Current War'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2013 4:54 PM
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Perhaps the biggest surprise and news story of the day was the arrival of the trailer for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." The film, which Stiller both stars in and directs, was unveiled as something much more than your everyday remake, promising something that could possibly be the subject of Oscar talk a few months from now. It's certainly one of the more ambitious directorial efforts we've seen from Stiller, and it seems he's keen to keep testing himself with interesting material.

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