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Sundance Review: Good Performances & Narrative Tapestry Can't Save Emotionally Distant 'The Words'

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 21, 2012 5:02 PM
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A combination of shopworn literary clichés combined with an “Inception”-worthy daisy chain of White People Problems, “The Words” fails to surpass dramatically the bland lack of specificity in its title while still offering a solid roundup of performances from its talented ensemble cast. Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, who received story credit for “TRON: Legacy” (a film this writer liked a lot), wrote and directed this flashback-laden tale of a novelist coming to terms with his life and work by writing a book about a novelist coming to terms with his life and work.

Justin Timberlake, R-Rated Rom-Coms, Bradley Cooper, Marvel & Some Of The Big Winners At The Box Office 2011

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 30, 2011 2:10 PM
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There was no pattern of box office success for 2011. One could point to the audience rejecting obvious pandering nerd bait like "Cowboys And Aliens," but then how does that explain "Transformers"? People can celebrate R-rated comedies, but what does that mean for "The Change-Up"? Few leading men and women appeared often in 2011, as it was a year dependent on concepts (mostly pre-established) as opposed to marquee names. And a lot of those new names are wise, lining up smaller projects in the coming year to diversify their portfolio rather than boost their paychecks.

Bradley Cooper Says Bad Timing & Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Leaving Led Him To Exit 'The Crow'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 9, 2011 11:21 AM
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When you think about Bradley Cooper (People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2011), one usually imagines the jerks he’s played in movies (“Wedding Crashers,” “The Hangover” movies) and it’s easy to picture him as a tool in real life. But then you see him in interviews, and he’s a really nice guy. It’s kind of annoying.

Bradley Cooper Says 'The Hangover Part III' Will Take Place In L.A., September Shoot In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 1:16 PM
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As expected, the Wolfpack will be back. Again. Even before the massively successful, award-winning "The Hangover Part II" took in over $580 million worldwide, Todd Phillips was already talking up a third entry, and the resulting box office pretty much guaranteed it was gonna happen. Moreover, the director even had a plan in mind for the direction it would take, and thankfully, it would eschew the carbon copy approach of the follow-up. 

Bradley Cooper Circles 'The Proposal' Director Anne Fletcher's 'Fight Before Christmas'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 15, 2011 4:09 PM
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Bradley Cooper certainly likes to juggle genres. In recent times, the actor has switched up between popcorn fare like "The A-Team," comedies like "The Hangover," adult dramas like "Limitless" and the upcoming "The Place Beyond The Pines" and, of course, money-spinning, lady-killing rom-coms such as "Valentine's Day" and "He's Just Not That Into You."

This Is What Bradley Cooper Would Have Looked Like In 'The Crow'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2011 1:54 PM
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Things for "The Crow" reboot haven't gone well. Though it came out of the gate strong with Bradley Cooper set to star and "28 Weeks Later" helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo set to direct, the movie was hit by a lawsuit and then saw both the actor and director bounce from the movie. There hasn't been any movement from the project since, as it needs to start over, but if you're wondering just what could have been, well there is an answer.

Bradley Cooper Won't Be 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2011 4:37 PM
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The wheels continue to turn on "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." over at Warner Bros. with Bradley Cooper offered the role of American spy Napolean Solo and Joel Edgerton in talks for Ilya Kuryakin, it seems things were moving swimmingly along for the project as it had two leads that made both the director and the studio happy but, alas, one has fallen.

First Looks At Bradley Cooper In 'The Words' & 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 8:00 AM
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You're gonna have a whole lotta Bradley Cooper coming at you in the near future. The actor, who had two big hits this year with "Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II," has spent the rest of 2011 cashing in on the goodwill those projects created, with no less than three movies going in front of cameras. Well, gird your loins, ladies, pics of him in two of the films have surfaced.

Bradley Cooper, Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard To Star In Comedy 'Outrun'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 9:57 AM
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Also, For Some Reason, Tom ArnoldWhile Bradley Cooper has used his post-"Limitless" and "The Hangover Part II" career to take a step upward with parts in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines," David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook," Alex Proyas' "Paradise Lost" and possibly even Warner Bros.' "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," he's not above doing favors for friends. Even if it means starring in a movie directed by Dax Shepard.

Bradley Cooper Offered Lead In 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2011 2:59 AM
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With George Clooney forced to bow out due to a bad back from the physically demanding lead role of Napoleon Solo in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," director Steven Soderbergh began looking at a number of possible actors to take on the part with Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor among his favored names. However, Warner Bros. has got the ball rolling, placing a call to somebody on their wishlist.

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