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Review: Woody Allen’s ‘Magic In The Moonlight’ Starring Colin Firth & Emma Stone

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 18, 2014 9:02 AM
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Magic In The Moonlight
“Cloquet hated reality but realized it was still the only place to get a good steak,” Woody Allen once wrote in the 1977 short story "The Condemned"—as good as any an example of a raison d’etre for the glib, witty and yet philosophical filmmaker. But also a good exemplar of his outlook on life; bleak and yet slightly hopeful (and always with a dash of wit). Allen’s preoccupation with death and his own mortality is well-documented in his films and prose. And part of that obsession may have been escaping the harshness of reality. But behind all the existential dread that troubled characters like Alvy Singer or Isaac from “Manhattan” really lay the question: is that all there is, this misery of life? Or could there be something more?

Watch: First Trailer For Woody Allen's 'Magic In The Moonlight' Starring Emma Stone & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 2:18 PM
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Magic In The Moonlight
Is it time for Woody Allen to start taking a break between pictures? Yes, his work ethic is admirable but sometimes it feels like he's just going through the motions, and as reliably comforting as his annual movies are, and as decent as thoroughly "Magic In The Moonlight" looks, it's clear he's running through some familiar plot elements.

Watch: Robin Williams Is ‘The Angriest Man In Brooklyn’ In First Trailer For Co-Starring Mila Kunis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 4:29 PM
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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn
There's ticking clock movies and then there's Robin Williams being given 90 minutes to live and running around Brooklyn like a maniac. Hilarious? Well, sit back because your afternoon just got a little bit brighter.

First Look At Emma Stone, Colin Firth & Marcia Gay Harden In Woody Allen's 'Magic In The Moonlight'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 2:52 PM
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Emma Stone Marcia Gay Harden Magic In The Moonlight
While Woody Allen tends to keep all details of his movies close to the chest until he's damn well ready to let you know, we now know at least one thing about his next annual movie: it has a title.

Recap: 'The Newsroom' Season 2 Episode 1, 'The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 9:58 AM
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After a rocky first season, both compelling and cringe-worthy in equal doses, and sometimes all at the same time, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is back for a second season and it has undergone some significant retooling. The writers' room was given a shakeup, and even as production got underway, Sorkin seemingly changed plans midstream. After the first two episodes had been shot, and while Sorkin was writing the third, he realized his story wasn't going to play out way he wanted. So he went to HBO, asked to reshoot major portions of the first two episodes and rewrite the third, which they agreed to, though the cost was dropping the season order from ten to nine episodes. So, what was the result of all this overhauling? Well, mostly more of the same, outside of one key structural difference.

Watch: 2 New Clips From HBO's 'The Newsroom' Plus Supercut Of Every Instance Of The Word “News” On The Show

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 12, 2013 9:39 AM
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Swerving in quality nearly every episode yet still sustaining a strong audience, HBO's “The Newsroom” approaches its second season with promises of rejuvenation and a return to form. Creator Aaron Sorkin has already discussed his decision to scrap the new season's first two episodes for story reasons, while also hoping people “take a second look” at the series overall, but now the network has released a few new clips to show off the end result.

Woody Allen Adds Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater & More To His Next Movie With Emma Stone & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 2:15 PM
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Well, with his latest "Blue Jasmine" coming to theaters later this month, it's time for Woody Allen to stick to his schedule, and start getting his team together for his next effort. As per tradition, Allen is prepping his annual outing to a movie set, and he's added a bunch of new actors.

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