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Review: 'Palo Alto' Starring James Franco & Emma Roberts Is A Strong And Soulful Debut From Gia Coppola

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2014 5:01 PM
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Palo Alto
Cinema's just about old enough at this point that we've seen a few three-generation acting dynasties—the Fondas, the Hustons, the Barrymores. But if there's a family that's produced three generations of directors, they're certainly escaping us right now. But enter Gia Coppola. The 26-year-old is, as you might imagine from the surname, the granddaughter of "The Godfather" helmer Francis Ford Coppola, which makes her the niece of his director children Sofia and Roman (Gia's father, Gian-Carlo, was Francis' eldest, killed in a boat accident in 1986 not long after her conception).

Watch: Visit 'Palo Alto' With New Trailer For Gia Coppola's Feature Debut Starring Emma Roberts & James Franco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 2:08 PM
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Palo Alto
The name Coppola carries with it some weight, not just because of the legacy already attached to Francis Ford Coppola, but also the oeuvre carved out by Sofia Coppola. But now Gia Coppola (Francis' granddaughter) is getting in the family way with "Palo Alto," her debut feature film and a new trailer is here as it gears up to hit theaters.

Review: 'Planes' Featuring The Voices Of Dane Cook, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Garrett

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 7, 2013 11:03 AM
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Billions of dollars flood the Walt Disney Company every year, thanks to the toys, videogames, DVDs, clothing, gummy vitamins and bed sheets associated with their "Cars" franchise. What originated as a single Pixar movie (2006's "Cars") has expanded beyond the sequel (2011's "Cars 2") and short films and "land" at the Disney California Adventure theme park (whose signature ride, Radiator Springs Racers, is one of the most impressive attractions in the whole Disneyland complex). It's now it's own universe, one with just as many spin-off and sequel possibilities as such high profile Disney modules as "Star Wars" or Marvel. This is made very clear in "Planes" mere seconds after the shimmery Disney castle disappears and an odd title card emerges, before anything else, that reads, simply: "World of 'Cars,'" which, depending on your age and demographic, is either a promise or a warning. Either way, "Planes" is just the beginning. Buckle up.

Val Kilmer's Idea For A 'Heat' Sequel Involves Marrying Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 10:58 AM
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Since sequels seem to be winning the good fight over original ideas in Hollywood these days -- please see the recent news that "Grown Ups 2" is tracking better than "Pacific Rim" -- why not toss around ideas for a followup to Michael Mann's crime epic "Heat"? And indeed, Val Kilmer, who starred in the film as one of Robert De Niro's criminal crew, has been giving the matter some thought and has idea that he thinks would work.

Jessica Alba, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer & Tim Robbins Join Will Ferrell's Wild IFC Miniseries 'Spoils Of Babylon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2013 5:31 PM
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Yes, Will Ferrell is doing a miniseries but don't worry, he's not attempting to be a Serious Actor again (though, to be fair, he's pretty good at the more dramatic stuff.) Nope, he's going into the world of overwrought soap operas again (territory he covered with the more Mexican flavored "Case De Mi Padre.") Kristin Wiig and Tobey Maguire are already on board and IFC has announced the rest of the cast. It's promising. Very, very promising.

Val Kilmer Wields Chainsaw, Uses Walker In Set Pics From Terrence Malick's Latest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2012 11:33 AM
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We've seen a lot of set pics over the past few months of various actors dropping in to Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" and his untitled music-set movie now filming in Austin. But Val Kilmer wins the prize for having the best snaps of any the stars caught on camera. Of all the people who are going to end up getting cut from this movie, here's hoping he isn't.

Watch: Full Omnibus 'The Fourth Dimension' Featuring Harmony Korine & Val Kilmer's 'Lotus Community Workshop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 8:55 AM
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There's not much you need to know about the omnibus "The Fourth Dimension" except that it features a short directed by Harmony Korine, and starring Val Kilmer as a motivation speaker who has awesome secrets. And while it might seem like the kind of film that would have to finish doing the festival rounds, then get picked up by an obscure indie outlet before it begins to play a year later, once a week, at your local arthouse, the folks at Vice Films seem to have circumvented that route.

Review: 'Breathless' Wastes A Standout Turn By Gina Gershon With Half-Baked Sub-Coen Plotting

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 14, 2012 6:04 PM
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It’s absolutely no surprise that writer-director Jesse Baget, of this week’s “Breathless,” is a massive fan of the Coen Brothers. His characters are articulate without being too bright, magnanimous despite moments of cruelty, and loyal in spite of overwhelming greed. Earlier this year, he was responsible for the theatrically-released “Cellmates,” which peppered gags into the straight-faced story of a racist finding redemption behind bars. No such moral obligations trouble “Breathless,” an old-fashioned talky potboiler that utilizes the verbal gymnastics of an overwritten script to hide the fact that this actor’s exercise takes place at only one location.

SFIFF: Harmony Korine & Val Kilmer Talk Stepping Into 'The Fourth Dimension'

  • By Sean Gillane
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  • April 27, 2012 10:04 AM
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Last Friday night, “The Fourth Dimension” made its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a collaborative film that we thought got satisfying results out of its premise. In attendance were the set of directors responsible for the three short films created based on a collection of random instructions generated by Vice Films producer Eddy Moretti in a collaboration with Grolsch Film Works. The directors tapped included Harmony Korine (“Trash Humpers,” “Gummo”), Aleksei Fedorchenko (“Silent Souls”) and Polish director Jan Kwiecinski making his big screen debut. We sat down to talk to Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer -- who stars in Korine’s film as a ridiculous motivational speaker -- about their short “Lotus Community Workshop.”

Watch: Val Kilmer Has Awesome Secrets For Harmony Korine In 'The Fourth Dimension' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 7:21 PM
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Val Kilmer + Harmony Korine + roller rink + motivational speaking....if that doesn't get your cinematic nether regions wet, then we don't know what to tell you. But there is perhaps no pairing more inspired or more insane heading to cinemas this year than the actor and director on their upcoming segment in the omnibus project "The Fourth Dimension." And with a trailer now landing for the movie, we have our first look at their collaboration. And yeah, it looks amazing.

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