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Michael Mann & David Milch's 'Luck' Renewed For Second Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 1:16 PM
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Well, damn that was fast. And we certainly had our doubts. As we outlined in our review of the first season of "Luck," the HBO horse racing world drama starts off pretty slow, can be frustratingly obtuse at times and is stuffed to bursting with characters and subplots, but by the end of the season it firmly finds its footing and sets up the possibility of a cracker jack second season.

Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' Finally Gets Underway

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 7:15 AM
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Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins & Michael Gambon Join Maggie Smith & Tom Courtenay In CastIt's somewhat surprising, given that most actors give it a shot at one point or another in their career, even if they never go back to it, that Dustin Hoffman has never stepped behind the camera to direct a film. He has, after all, won awards a-plenty, and been a fully-fledged, albeit unorthodox, giant movie star, for most of his career. The closest Hoffman came to helming a picture was 1978's Straight Time, a project that eventually ended up in the hands of Ulu Grosbard (1995's Georgia) - that is, until now.

Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen To Star In 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 13, 2011 4:10 AM
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Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman And Sissy Spacek To Round Out CastThe Cannes shopping continues, with streams of announcements coming out everyday. One of the more high-profile ones in the last 24 hours is "Very Good Girls," a vehicle for fast-rising starlets Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The film follows two teenage girls during a New York summer, on a quest to lose their virginities, who fall-out when they fall for the same man, a street artist.

Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' To Shoot This Fall

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 19, 2011 2:16 AM
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First announced early last year, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut -- an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's stage comedy "Quartet" -- is now set to begin production this fall after the actor-turned-director wraps up on the David Milch-backed HBO horse-racing drama "Luck."

Review: 'Barney's Version' Is Oscar-Baity Yet Goes Through The Motions

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • January 13, 2011 3:21 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review that first ran during the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Dustin Hoffman Says He Took 'Little Fockers' Gig For The "Back End" Money & 9 Other Things Learned

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 21, 2010 4:55 AM
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Jessica Alba Denies Screenwriters Diss Comments, Ben Stiller Talks 'Zoolander 2,' & MoreFamily patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse," Greg Focker have what it takes? Yup, it's "Little Fockers," the third film in the "Meet The Parents" trilogy. This time, director Jay Roach sat back as a producer and Paul Weitz ("American Pie," "About a Boy") took over the filmmaking reigns. All the old gang returned: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo plus some new additions in Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, and Harvey Keitel. And yes, Owen Wilson reprised his role from the first film.

Michael Gambon Joins David Milch & Michael Mann's HBO Horse-Racing Drama 'Luck'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 12, 2010 5:40 AM
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This year's first batch of new high-profile television shows have already proven to be hits, particularly "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead," but one of the upcoming projects which has us excited as ever is David Milch and Michael Mann's horse-racing drama "Luck."

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