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Venice Review: 'She's Funny That Way' Starring Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Aniston & Many Surprise Cameos

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • August 29, 2014 12:27 PM
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She's Funny That Way aka Squirrel To The Nuts
If you've so much as read the headline of this review, you're probably already thinking too hard about Peter Bogdanovich's star-studded "She's Funny That Way," which is but a trifle, designed to melt in your mouth like candy floss. In fact, it goes out of its way to avoid anything that even faintly smacks of realism or meaningfulness; it just wants you to like it.

Watch: First 2 Clips From Peter Bogdanovich's Screwball Comedy 'She's Funny That Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 4:25 PM
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She's Funny That Way
Peter Bogdanovich is back, and he's bringing a helluva ensemble with him. Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Lucy Punch all appear in the director's first feature in a decade, "She's Funny That Way. With the screwball comedy set to unspool at the Venice Film Festival, the first two clips are here to provide a zany look at the upcoming film.

Venice First Look: Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots & Jennifer Aniston In Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2014 10:32 AM
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She's Funny That Way aka Squirrel To The Nuts
It's been over a decade since Peter Bogdanovich directed a feature film. Since "The Cat's Meow" in 2001, the filmmaker has helmed an episode of "The Sopranos," the TV sports drama "Hustle" and the documentary "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream." Now, he's returned with a full length effort, "She's Funny That's Way" (formerly known as "Squirrel To The Nuts").

Watch: First Trailer For Matthew Weiner's 'Are You Here' With Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson & Amy Poehler

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 1:05 PM
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Owen Wilson & Zach Galifianakis in YOU ARE HERE
“I just continued the process of making the movie. I treated it as a screening,” "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner told EW about the less than enthusiastic response to "Are You Here" (retitled from "You Are Here") at TIFF last year. He adds that the finished movie is “actually quite a bit different than it was at Toronto.” But will it work better? We'll find out, with the first trailer for the film landing today.

Pixar Debuts Brand New 'Cars' Short On Disney Movies Anywhere Platform

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 26, 2014 9:08 AM
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Recently Disney launched their ambitious Disney Movies Anywhere platform, a kind of virtual locker that allows you access to all of your favorite Disney movies that syncs with your iTunes account and occasionally offers you exclusive behind-the-scenes material or, in this case, a brand new animated “Cars” short entitled “The Radiator Springs 500 ½.” As long as you’ve got a Disney Movies Anywhere account you can watch it for free, right now. And it’s pretty damn cute.

Exclusive: Listen To 4 Concierge Character Playlists From Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 11:44 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
While Ralph Fiennes' M. Gustave leads the way in Wes Anderson's utterly delightful "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as the concierge against which all others are measured, one of the many pleasures of the movie is discovering that he's not alone in ensuring the highest standards of his profession are met. As M. Gustave untangles himself from a conspiracy involving murder and a prized artwork, he has to call upon his colleagues—part of The Society Of The Crossed Keys—for their assistance. With those associates played by the likes of Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson, it makes for some truly good fun in an already screwball journey.

Review: Wes Anderson's Beautiful & Melancholy 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 7, 2014 11:21 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into every single frame, every costume, every tear in every strip of wallpaper? If nothing else (and there is quite a lot else) the film is at times perhaps the apotheosis of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic: a glorious, mischievous sequence of pictorialist plays taking place in a world so perfectly contained it might as well be in a snowglobe. This trademark fetishistic detail makes it feel like it was somehow loved into being, and, for whole passages, we loved it right back, giddily grinning in the dark, already mentally marking out those moments when we’re going to have to hit pause to examine the background, the edge of the frame, the action that happens in the corner of your eye.

Essential: The 6 Best Performances In The Films Of Wes Anderson

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 6, 2014 3:49 PM
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Wes Anderson, 6 Best Performances
“Max Fischer’s not fighting change, he’s determinedly fighting against being pigeonholed. He’s fighting for the renaissance view of the world, and for a sense of himself as an adult. I think that he and Steve Zissou and Gustave are all, in some way, at war with the philistines. They are all kind of righteous,” a wise and insightful Ed Norton said this week about the characters that inhabit Wes Anderson’s unique worlds. “I’ve come to think that Wes’s films are all about the way that your real family disappoints you and so you create the family that you need.” Wes himself could probably not articulate it any better.

Berlin Review: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Jude Law & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 6, 2014 3:00 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Love. There are points during “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which celebrates its World Premiere as the opening film of 64th Berlinale tonight, at which it simply floods off the screen. It sounds too lofty perhaps, but how else can you describe the level of minute care that seems to have gone into every single frame, every costume, every tear in every strip of wallpaper? If nothing else (and there is quite a lot else) the film is at times perhaps the apotheosis of Wes Anderson’s aesthetic: a glorious, mischievous sequence of pictorialist plays taking place in a world so perfectly contained it might as well be in a snowglobe.

Gael García Bernal To Star In Roman Coppola's Amazon Pilot, Vince Gilligan Guesting On 'Community' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 5, 2013 10:36 AM
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No stranger to the small screen—he’s directed quite a few ads this year along with Arcade Fire’s cool TV special—Roman Coppola is helming a comedy pilot for Amazon and he’s found his leading man. Deadline reports Gael García Bernal—who stars in Jon Stewart’s forthcoming directorial debut, “Rosewater”—will lead the Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Jason Timbers-written project as “an enfant terrible who’s utterly devoted to his art as a conductor - but also to his image.”

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