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NYFF: The Coen Brothers' Say 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is Likely Their Last Movie To Be Shot On Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 27, 2013 12:05 PM
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The Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis
It looks like Joel and Ethan Coen are moving away from film and into digital. And if you ask the filmmakers, who saw their “Inside Llewyn Davis” screen for press at the New York Film Festival yesterday (our review), it's something they're half-heartedly embracing. “I have to say I’m not wildly enthusiastic about the idea,” Joel told press. “This movie was shot on film for a couple of reasons. We were working with a DP whom we had done one small thing with in the past. [DP] Bruno [Delbonnel] had also not shot anything with a digital camera before, and we discussed that would be one more complicated factor in our relationship with a DP. It’s all a hybrid thing now because it all goes into a box, it goes into a computer, and gets heavily manipulated. But it’s probable that the next one we shot will be done digitally."

Watch: Touching, Funny New Trailer For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 22, 2013 2:09 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Here's a bit of a warning before you watch this latest trailer for the Coen Brothers' marvelous "Inside Llewyn Davis"—it's not exactly spoiler heavy, but there are some revelations that are best experienced completely cold. That being said, if you just can't resist, the movie certainly won't be ruined for you, and this latest spot does a solid job at capturing the irresistible blend of drama and morose humour the sibling directors have perfected over their career.

Watch: First Trailer For George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Goes On A Mission

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2013 9:42 AM
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So, what is "Monuments Men"? A WWII version of "Ocean's Eleven"? A lighter take on "The Good German" era? Well, whatever the film turns out to be, it's a consciously lighter turn from writer/actor/director George Clooney. "[Producer] Grant [Heslov] and I were looking to do a film that was less cynical than a lot of the films we do," Clooney told USA Today, and with the first trailer for this upcoming movie arriving today, it'll prove that point.

Review: Disney/Pixar's 'Monsters University'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 17, 2013 10:56 AM
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When Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters Inc” was released way back in the fall of 2001, it was easily the studio’s warmest and endearingly heart-tugging feature. But “Monsters Inc,” in its vision of a monstrous universe that derives its power from children’s screams, was also the studio’s most self-contained feature; it was so emotionally fulfilling that it didn’t beg for further installments. Which is what makes “Monsters University,” the new “Monsters Inc” prequel, so baffling. Did anyone really stop to think, gee I wonder what Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) were like in monster college? The answer, of course, is no. The great, totally welcome shock, however, is how vibrant, hilarious and emotionally resonant “Monsters University” is. It might be wholly unnecessary, but you can’t help but love it anyway.

Cannes Review: The Coens Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is A Funny, Melancholy Look At A Wayfaring Stranger

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 18, 2013 5:03 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister suggests he stops couch surfing, borrowing money and barely getting by, and re-enter the Merchant Marine. While Llewyn can't quite put into words the passion that sustains an existence perpetually on the fringes, hustling for the next dollar, it's that weary energy that drives the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Over 40 New Images From 'The Hangover Part 3' Get You Ready For The Return Of The Wolf Pack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 1:19 PM
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At the end of the month, you'll be faced with making the decision of which bros who you want to hang out with -- Vin and the boys in "Fast & Furious 6" or the Wolf Pack in "The Hangover Part III"? It's gasoline vs.alcohol, Las Vegas vs. London (and other exotic locales), and Luke Evans vs. John Goodman in the bad guy department. We'll leave it to you to decide which way you're gonna go, but these forty plus new images from "The Hangover Part III" give a glimpse of what you might be missing.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For The Coens Cannes Contender 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 2:08 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
In just over a week, the Coens will present their latest "Inside Llewyn Davis" to the always fussy audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. While we'll have to wait until we actually see the thing, it's looking like another success from the sibling directors. CBS Films is already thinking Oscar, but if you're not going to France and can't wait until December, this red band trailer should hold over.

Watch: New Trailer For Disney/Pixar's Collegiate Prequel 'Monsters University'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 25, 2013 1:06 PM
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When Disney and Pixar announced that they were attempting a "Monsters Inc." prequel that would show us what our beloved heroes Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) were like in college, it was hard to muster much enthusiasm. After all, much of the charm of the first film lay in the fact that it was a workplace comedy, and the workers just happened to be monsters who scared human children for a living. Seeing them in college not only seemed regressive but, if it didn't succeed, could sully (ha) the sweetness of the original. But little by little as we've seen more and more of "Monsters University," the more excited we've become. With a release of the final trailer, our excitement has been solidified. This looks scary good.

Watch: Bill Murray's Expletive Filled Cameo On Amazon's 'Alpha House' With John Goodman

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 23, 2013 12:40 PM
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Given the events last week, chances are that you missed the fact that Amazon has released the pilots of over a dozen shows last Friday and while its the TV version of “Zombieland” that’s been grabbing all the attention, it’s "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau’s political comedy “Alpha House” that has our interest. A clip featuring everyone’s favorite person in the world has been released and trust us, you’re going to want to see it.

'The Hangover Part III' Unveils 2 New Posters, International Trailer & TV Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2013 1:44 PM
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Oh, so you didn't think that first trailer for "The Hangover Part III" was so good, huh? Well, Warner Bros. is gonna take another swing at the plate later this week when they drop a newer (and hopefully better) one, and in the lead up to that, they're sharing a bit of marketing material to build the buzz.

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