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Watch: The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Tunes Up A Brand New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 12:16 PM
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The Coen brothers have taken audiences to a variety of unique and distinct cinematic worlds, from the corporate boardroom of a toymaker in "The Hudsucker Proxy"; the vast hinterlands of North Dakota in "Fargo"; the hijinks at a fitness center in "Burn After Reading"; the seamy surreal underbelly of Hollywood in "Barton Fink"; the weirder corners of California in "The Big Lebowski" and so much more. And their next destination? The clubs of the '60s folk music scene in "Inside Llewyn Davis," their knockout Cannes film and early contender for one of the best movies hands down of the year.

Watch: The First Trailer For Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake's 'Runner, Runner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2013 12:44 PM
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"Hey, you know what would be a good idea? Let's premiere the trailer for our hot new movie with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, and let the airheads on 'Entertainment Tonight' talk over most of it!" Okay, no one actually said that sentence, but sometimes you have to wonder what marketing departments are thinking. And so, here's part of the first trailer for the thriller "Runner Runner," brought to you by the people who aren't even John Tesh and Mary Hart.

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."

Michelle Williams Offered Lead In Remake Of 'South Pacific'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2013 9:25 AM
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So here's some interesting news of the day: Bob Balaban is producing a remake of the musical "South Pacific." It's a bit surprising considering his credits as a producer thus far have been few, with "Gosford Park" the most notable, but yeah, he's hoping to give the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical a contemporary big screen redo. And he's found someone to possibly be his new Mitzi Gaynor.

Cannes: New Photos From The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2013 12:27 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
And they keep on comin'. The Cannes movies are beginning to show their feathers in advance of making their world premieres next week, and with new pics dropping for both "Only God Forgives" and "The Bling Ring" already, here are some more sneak peeks.

Justin Timberlake Talks Mumford & Sons Soundtrack Collaboration For The Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 27, 2013 1:03 PM
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OK, slightly old news. We already knew that members of Mumford and Sons were collaborating with Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and the cast members of the Coen Brothers' '60s folk scene movie "Inside Llewyn Davis." The likely connection is that lead Son, Marcus Mumford, is married to the film's co-lead Carey Mulligan and well, he's a pretty well-respected musician to boot.

Watch: David Fincher-Directed Video For Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2013 10:40 AM
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So what does David Fincher do after directing and executive producing a thirteen-hour political drama? He puts on a "Suit & Tie" of course. As we reported not too long ago, Fincher reteamed with his "The Social Network" star Justin Timberlake to helm the video for the first single from the actor's return to music, The 20/20 Experience. And now it has arrived, and it's pretty slick little thing.

Exclusive: David Fincher Directing Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" Video Featuring Jay-Z

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2013 11:04 AM
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It's hard to belive that it was seven years ago when Justin Timberlake dropped FutureSex/LoveSounds, his chart topping sophomore album, but since then the pop star turned actor, lining up parts in a wide range of films from the B-movie sleze of "Black Snake Moan," to the comedies "Bad Teacher" and "Friends With Benefits," to the sci-fi "In Time" and the baseball drama "Trouble With The Curve." And while 2013 will see him appear in the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," Timberlake is headed back to where he started, with a new album The 20/20 Experience dropping in the spring. And he's roped in the helmer who helped him achieve his finest performance to date, to lens the first video for the album.

2 New Images from 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Movie May Premiere At The Cannes Film Festival

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 28, 2013 8:57 AM
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Fresh off a surprise private screening announcement and the excellent trailer that accompanied it, the Coen Brothers' latest, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” has splashed back onto our radars in a massive way. Set to capture the '60s Greenwich Village folk music scene in stunning visuals and the duo's signature dialogue, the aim is to stop right there regarding well-worn attributes, and now a few new images and quotes from Joel Coen are here to show us how.

Justin Timberlake Is Good To 'The Last Drop' With 'Nick & Norah' Helmer Peter Sollett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 2:52 PM
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While "Trouble With Curve" was manipulative dramatic drivel, the film wasn't without its merits, most notably watching Justin Timberlake prove he's got an easy onscreen charisma that hasn't really been well served in any movie projects he's done thus far outside of "The Social Network" and arguably "Bad Teacher" (though the Coens' forthcoming "Inside Llewyn Davis" will likely change that). But the combination of a Black List script and a quality director could turn things around.

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