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Hal Hartley To Close Off 'Henry Fool' Trilogy With 'Ned Rifle,' Louis Leterrier Reteaming With Luc Besson For 'Sea At War'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 16, 2013 12:40 PM
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Hal Hartley’s recent work hasn’t been as high profile as his films back in the ‘90s, but it looks like the director is back in action yet again, with a continuation of one of his best known pictures. This time, the project is “Ned Rifle,” which is a follow-up to his previous films “Henry Fool” and “Fay Grim.” Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, and Thomas J. Ryan are all returning to reprise their characters, starring alongside Gemma Arterton. Production on the film is slated to begin later this year with Fortissimo Films taking on sales rights in Cannes.

Review: Two Sharp Performances Stranded By Limp Satire In 'And Now A Word From Our Sponsor'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 9, 2013 7:02 PM
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There’s a nugget of a great satire within Zack Bernbaum’s “And Now A Word From Our Sponsor,” which begins with the discovery of missing advertising wizard Adan Kundle (Bruce Greenwood). A year has passed since the eccentric head of Kundle Advertising walked out of his office and disappeared, found passed out in front of a row of televisions in an electronics store. Physically, he’s fine: Greenwood is a perfect casting choice as a man seemingly born to sell. It’s fitting that in spite of a solid collection of big-screen roles, Greenwood has always seemed more at home on television. Distinguished but with a devilish grin, Greenwood can’t help but always seem like he’s just stepped out of a Gillette commercial.

Review: Parker Posey Is Comedic Napalm In 'Price Check'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 14, 2012 1:03 PM
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The frown of Parker Posey is like a map of comic chaos. The chief weapon amongst her considerable comic skills (the sarcastic smile is a close second), it does more than inform Posey’s characters, all of whom seem to be suffering some sort of cultural malaise. It’s so all-encompassing, as if her mouth breaks off to form an entirely separate face, that it serves as a promise of sorts: things are bad and are going to get worse, and no one’s going to feel it just as harshly as she will. In another era, Posey would have been our greatest silent film star. It’s merely the ersatz casting agents of today’s Hollywood that have limited her to bitter scolds in a host of studio projects and lead parts in indie pictures no one ever sees.

Watch: Trailer for Workplace Indie Comedy 'Price Check' Starring Parker Posey

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 26, 2012 11:16 AM
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Among the many delights within Louis C.K.'s Emmy-winning comedy, “Louie,” the most surprisingly delightful has been Parker Posey's two-episode arc as a deceptively perfect romantic partner. Somewhat scarce on the film/TV scene in the past few years, Posey has nonetheless re-emerged recently in a smattering of interesting projects, including the Grace Kelly biopic “Grace of Monaco,” and now a glimpse of her latest independent comedy, “Price Check” appears a solid continuation of the actress' recent comic streak.

Parker Posey Joins 'Grace Of Monaco'; Frank Grillo Rolls With Jason Statham & James Franco To 'Homefront'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2012 5:56 PM
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You love Parker Posey, we love Parker Posey -- who doesn't love Parker Posey? If there is somebody out there who isn't down with the actress, then we just don't want to know them, but for the rest of us, she's lining up a role in what is shaping up to be the most fascinating and unlikely of movies about one of the great cinema stars of all time.

Recap: 'Louie' Wanders The Night With Parker Posey In Strong Conclusion To A Two-Part Episode

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 27, 2012 10:20 AM
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When you meet someone in a romantic capacity it's easy to build up a picture of what you'd like them to be, and simply convince yourself that that's all they are. It's only really possible to get a real relationship under way when you stop engaging with the fantasy version of a person and start coming to terms with the reality, with their flaws and all.

Recap: Freshly Minted Seven-Time Emmy Nominee 'Louie' Courts Parker Posey In Hilarious, Romantic Episode

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 20, 2012 10:03 AM
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More than ever, Louis C.K is the man of the moment. He's had a hell of a year already, pioneering new ways of selling tickets and his stand-up special direct to the fans, and yesterday saw him make history by winning seven Emmy nominations -- for acting, writing and directing in his FX show "Louie," and for producing, writing, directing and editing his special "Live At The Beacon Theater." No single person has ever had more nominations in a single year (the previous record holder? David Lynch, of all people, for "Twin Peaks"), but he's being typically modest about it, telling the New York Times, "It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show, so I feel a little selfish."

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