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Watch: First Trailer For William H. Macy's Directorial Debut 'Rudderless' Starring Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin & Selena Gomez

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 2:41 PM
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Rudderless
Very often music is used as a motivation in films as well as a compositional tool. Earlier this year, Keira Knightley used music to get over a break-up and a head start on her road to fame in "Begin Again," and in "Rudderless," a box of old demo tapes will be key to solving one man's grief.

Watch: 70-Minute Comedy Actor Roundtable With Andy Samberg, William H. Macy, Jason Biggs, Tony Hale & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2014 12:05 PM
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THR Roundtable Andy Samberg Tony Hale
The Emmys are around the corner, which means that while the movie world is busy putting their latest summer spectacles on the big screen, the TV industry is doing their awards season jaunt. That means lots of face time with the people who make your favorite shows happen, and if you're a fan of comedy, you'll want to set aside some time for this.

Casting: Ewan McGregor Set For 'American Pastoral,' Kevin Coster Is A 'Criminal' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 18, 2014 9:39 AM
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American Pastoral Ewan McGregor
After spending some time in the blockbuster arena with the 2010 Angelina Jolie-starring espionage flick “Salt,” and this summer’s YA adaptation “The Giver,” Australian director Phillip Noyce will finally be helming a film with no action set pieces again. Per Coming Soon, Noyce will tackle the long-gestating adaptation of Phillip Roth’s critically acclaimed novel “American Pastoral” and he’s cast Ewan McGregor as the lead.

Review: Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' Starring Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell & Saxon Sharbino

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 6, 2014 4:40 PM
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It takes some audacity to open your film with an homage to "Sunset Boulevard," but that doesn't seem to worry Clark Gregg. A journeyman actor valued by filmmakers like David Mamet, Gregg has had a dynamic few years, making his directorial debut with Chuck Palahniuk adaptation "Choke" and an attention-getting role in "The Avengers." Bold as all that may be, he has used this clout to front "Trust Me" as both an actor and director, and you wonder if this reliable screen vet isn't stretching himself a bit thin at this point.

Watch: Trailer For Clark Gregg's Hollywood Satire 'Trust Me' With Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2014 5:59 PM
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Killed off in "The Avengers," and brought back to life for "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Clark Gregg hasn't had much time to rest from his superhero duties, but he did manage enough time to knock out a sophomore directorial effort with "Trust Me." And after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, it's now headed to theatres and the first trailer has arrived.

Juno Temple, Jesse Plemons Join 'Black Mass,' Sam Worthington And Anna Kendrick Eat 'Cake' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2014 3:52 PM
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Afternoon Delight
Anytime Johnny Depp is making a movie that doesn't require feathers or gaudy makeup we're interested, and thus "Black Mass" has our full attention. And the cast for Scott Cooper's film just keeps getting better and better.

'Point Break' Remake Casts Johnny Utah, Lily Collins Learns 'How To Be Single' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 25, 2014 9:39 AM
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Actress Lily Collins spent much of last year stuck in franchise panic, as planned heavyweight “The Mortal Instruments” weathered delays and production halts following the first installment’s poor critical and box office reception. Her long-term duty to Cassandra Clare’s series remains uncertain, but for now she’s signed on to another adaptation: “How To Be Single," based on Liz Tuccillo’s novel, written for the screen by Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, and produced by Drew Barrymore.

Watch: 'Ernest & Celestine' Go On The Run In Trailer For 2014 Academy Award Best Animated Film Nominee

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 4:06 PM
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Ernest & Celestine
Here's a friendly reminder that when it comes to animated films, you have options outside the usual Hollywood stuff from Pixar, Fox and DreamWorks, that are no less creative and charming. A new trailer for the Oscar nominated "Ernest & Celestine" is here, and it'll send some warm vibes your way.

Sundance Review: 'Rudderless' Is A Remarkable Directorial Debut From William H. Macy

  • By Chase Whale
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  • January 24, 2014 2:45 PM
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Rudderless
So let it be known throughout the land: William H. Macy has balls of steel. In addition to juggling a busy, successful film and television career, he’s taken on a new role -- filmmaker. His first feature film, “Rudderless”, is a poignant story that explores finding happiness in the midst of loss and pain. And you know what? It’s really damn good.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Direct & Star In ‘Sandman’; Leads U.S. Voice Cast Of ‘The Wind Rises’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 17, 2013 9:17 AM
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Sandman Joseph Gordon-Levitt
While certainly not without its problems, “Don Jon” proved a major effort from its director and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt this year, first gaining acclaim at Sundance before making its way to theatres in September. His directing skills were the main takeaway from the experience though, and they haven’t gone unnoticed: news comes today that Levitt may be attached to a considerable leap in material for his sophomore feature, and also that he’s to lead the U.S. cast in the final film from the master of Japanese animation.

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