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Watch: First Clip & Behind-The-Scenes Look At David Gordon Green's Amazon Pilot 'Red Oaks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2014 9:17 AM
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Paul Reiser in "Red Oaks"
Wondering what to watch this Labor Day weekend? You might want to fire up your Amazon account and check out the five new pilots the online behemoth is rolling out. Unlike their competitors at other streaming services, the company is taking a unique approach to programming. Today they're launching the new shows, but the catch is that user comments and ratings will determine which ones get ordered to series...and which don't. Among the competing shows is "Red Oaks," from director David Gordon Green.

Watch: Robin Williams Is ‘The Angriest Man In Brooklyn’ In First Trailer For Co-Starring Mila Kunis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 4:29 PM
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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn
There's ticking clock movies and then there's Robin Williams being given 90 minutes to live and running around Brooklyn like a maniac. Hilarious? Well, sit back because your afternoon just got a little bit brighter.

Sundance Review: ‘Obvious Child’ Takes on Love, Abortion and Stand-Up Insecurity

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 24, 2014 1:02 PM
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Obvious Child
Premiering at Sundance, “Obvious Child” is about would-be stand-up Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) and her decisions when a one-night stand results in an ill-timed unwanted pregnancy. “Obvious Child” began as a short in 20009, then hunted for crowdfunding, got it, and resulted in this feature-length Sundance 2014 debut for writer-director Gillian Robespierre. It’d be easy to make a crass joke about how, for a film about abortion, “Obvious Child” has had an unexpectedly long gestation period. That’s also about the only crass joke “Obvious Child” doesn’t make, but it’s also worth noting that despite its fearlessness and fake-tough bravado, the film never takes its circumstances or consequences lightly; Slate’s Donna Stern is cracking wise because if she didn’t, she’d probably just crack.

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