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DreamWorks Animation Set Paul Giamatti, Samuel L Jackson & Just About Everyone Else In Hollywood To Join Ryan Reynolds In 'Turbo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 24, 2012 11:19 AM
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They may still not have the prestige of arch-rivals Pixar, but things have been looking up over at DreamWorks Animation of late. Once the home of poor CGI fare like "Shark Tale" and "Bee Movie," recent years have seen a new emphasis on quality rather (or at least in addition to) big names. 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon" was their best film to date, and last year even sequels "Puss In Boots" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" displayed more artistry than "Cars 2" did, picking up Oscar nominations for their trouble.

First Looks At Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini & Richard Jenkins Alongside Brad Pitt In Andrew Dominik's 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 9:03 AM
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You can keep your Dark Knights and your Prometheuses because there's nothing we're looking forward to in the coming year more than "Cogan's Trade," the long-awaited third film from Australian helmer Andrew Dominik. The director showed an inordinate amount of promise with his debut, "Chopper," which helped bring Eric Bana to the world's attention, but few thought he'd follow it with a masterpiece on the level of "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," to this writer's mind one of the two or three best American movies of the 21st century so far.

'Step Brothers' Reunion! Richard Jenkins Joins Adam Scott In 'A.C.O.D. (Adult Children Of Divorce)'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 7, 2011 1:39 PM
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There might have been better-crafted, more nuanced comedies in the last few years than Adam McKay's "Step Brothers," but we're not sure there's one we've rewatched more. Second only to the director's "Anchorman" for sheer density of laughs, it's become a frequent inhabitant of our DVD player, if only for a few scenes at a time. Rumors of a sequel continue to circulate, but in the meantime, it looks as if the film might have found a spiritual successor, with two of the film's MVPs reuniting for a similarly-themed comedy.

Watch: Trailer For Indie Drama 'Norman' With Soundtrack By Andrew Bird

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2011 1:42 AM
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Hear The Song "Hospital" From The Score BelowFor his sophomore feature film, director Jonathan Segal has rounded up quite the array of talent both in front of and behind the camera. To help tell the story penned by Talton Wingate, he's got veterans Richard Jenkins and Adam Goldberg to slot into supporting roles around his young leads Dan Byrd ("Cougar Town") and Emily VanCamp ("Brothers & Sisters") and to power it all, none other than Andrew Bird has written an original score. The result is "Norman" and it promises to be a quietly affecting drama about the pain of adolescence.

Richard Jenkins Will Take 'One Shot' With Tom Cruise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2011 8:22 AM
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Richard Jenkins is awesome, and that's pretty much all you need to know. The longstanding character actor pretty much classes up the joint and becomes the best thing to watch when he's slumming it in stuff like "Hall Pass" or "Eat Pray Love," but give him material like "Let Me In" or "The Visitor" and he'll show you what he can do. But despite nearly 100 credits to his name there are two things Jenkins hasn't really done before: a Tom Cruise movie or a potential franchise. Well, that's all about to change.

Robert Redford Adds Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie & Richard Jenkins To 'The Company You Keep'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 11, 2011 11:39 AM
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Looks like Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" is beginning to take shape with the veteran actor-director now adding the experienced trio of Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie and Richard Jenkins to a cast that already features Shia LaBeouf, Nick Nolte and rising star Brit Marling.

Joss Whedon's Long-Delayed 'Cabin In The Woods' Finally Glimpses Light, Hits Theaters April 13, 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 21, 2011 2:04 AM
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When MGM went bankrupt, it was a major headache for some of the film industry's biggest figures and properties. "The Hobbit" was delayed for a year, causing Guillermo Del Toro to leave the production, and Peter Jackson to take over, while Sam Mendes also had to significantly delay his entry into the James Bond series, the longest running franchise around. But there are two films that were most adversely affected by the situation, the last two productions at the studio: "Red Dawn," the remake of the fondly-remembered Commie-bashing classic, and "The Cabin in the Woods," a post-modern horror flick written and produced by geek deity Joss Whedon, and directed by "Cloverfield" scribe Drew Goddard.

Richard Jenkins Joins Elizabeth Olsen In Josh Radnor's 'Liberal Arts'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2011 8:23 AM
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"How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor made his feature directing debut last year with "Happythankyoumoreplease." It wasn't very good. But for his sophomore feature, Radnor has already stepped up us his game. Earlier this year, and fresh out of the Sundance Film Festival, where she earned incredible buzz for her performance in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Radnor landed Elizabeth Olsen as the star for "Liberal Arts," and now he's lined up another accomplished thesp who made an appearance in his first film.

Richard Jenkins Joins Brad Pitt In 'Cogan's Trade'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 7:48 AM
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Could the cast for this get any better? Andrew Dominik's "Cogan's Trade" which is gearing up to start filming soon has already got Brad Pitt, Sam Rockwell, James Gandolfini and Bella Heathcote on board and has now added one more seasoned veteran to the cast.

James Franco Says He'll Direct 'As I Lay Dying' This Summer; Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Dano & More Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 9:18 AM
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It looks like one of the many, many big projects James Franco has dipped his toes in the water for is coming closer to fruition. Speaking with MTV on the slopes of the Sundance Film Festival, James Franco went ahead and dropped some truth bombs about one major picture he says he will direct this summer.

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