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New Pics From Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan Rom-Com 'The F Word'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 5:16 PM
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If You’re Lucky
One movie we heard some good word about at TIFF last fall but just couldn't find room for in our screening schedule was "The F Word." The film from director Michael Dowse ("Fubar," "Goon," "Take Me Home Tonight") is a rom-com starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, about a young man stuck in the dreaded friend zone with a girl he likes a whole lot more than that. Buzz was good on the movie, and it even landed on TIFF's Top 10 Canadian Films Of 2013 list. But it looks like a big change is coming to the movie before it lands in U.S. theaters.

Bill Murray & Rosemarie DeWitt Join Lisa Cholodenko' HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 12:06 PM
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For a while there, seeing Bill Murray in a movie was like spotting a rare animal. Tales of his being difficult to reach and non-committal even when taking film roles were the stuff of legend, but it seems these days he just really wants to work. With roles already in three 2014 films — "Monuments Men," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "St. Vincent De Van Nuys" — and currently shooting Cameron Crowe's next effort, Murray has already signed up for his next gig.

John Gallagher Jr., Jesse Plemons & Zoe Kazan Join Lisa Cholodenko's HBO Miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 16, 2013 9:21 AM
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The attraction of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Olive Kitteridge" was emphasized when actress Frances McDormand paid out of pocket for the rights, HBO and Tom Hanks decided to produce a miniseries from it, and Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") was tapped to direct it. The adaptation of Strout's short story collection will star McDormand and Richard Jenkins, and if that wasn't enough to draw your attention, a talented supporting cast has just been announced as well.

Review: Neil Labute-Written ‘Some Girl(s)’ Starring Adam Brody, An Acerbic Yet Toothless Satirical Dramedy

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 28, 2013 4:55 PM
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Some Girl(s)
For the sake of argument, let’s agree that the Neil LaBute narrative unfolds like this: the provocative playwright turned filmmaker stormed the indie world in 1997 with his disturbing, brusque and scathing critique of the male psyche “In The Company of Men.” LaBute's controversial, piquant, sometimes pungent plays and films continued along a purposefully challenging and similar path -- often about the battle of the sexes with a deeply cynical mind -- until the mid aughts when he attempted to go in a new direction: 2006 brought his gonzo and much-reviled remake of "The Wicker Man," 2008 saw a racially charged thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson ("Lakeview Terrace") and 2010 saw an African-American-centered remake of the British comedy "Death at a Funeral." While LaBute had already experimented with directing material he had not written (“Nurse Betty,” “Possession”), this latter period lacked focus and arguably dissolved away at the auteurial stamp making for anonymous works.

First Look At Ryan Reynolds In Atom Egoyan's 'Queen Of The Night' & Daniel Radcliffe And Zoe Kazan In 'The F Word'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2013 1:55 PM
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Queen Of The Night Ryan Reynolds
It's been four years since Atom Egoyan's last feature, the sleazy erotic thriller "Chloe," but he's making up for that absence by being very, very busy. He's got two movies on the way -- the already shot and in post-production West Memphis Three drama "The Devil's Knot," which he quickly followed up with "Queen Of The Night," lensed earlier this year. And now, the first image from the film has arrived.

Tribeca Review: ‘The Pretty One’ Is A Sweet Fairy Tale Of Identity Lost Then Found

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 21, 2013 2:32 PM
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There are movies about twins and there are movies about switching identities and there is “The Pretty One,” which uses both conceits for its tale of self and lack thereof. And to be fair, the premise of this quirky Tribeca comedic drama -- that’s ultimately much more affecting and genuinely melancholy than you’d expect -- is a little cutesy and cloying on the surface. And admittedly, the picture takes some time to find its bearings.

First Look: Alice Eve In Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning' & Zoe Kazan And Jake Johnson In 'The Pretty One'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2013 5:32 PM
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Two Tribeca Film Festival first-looks for you this afternoon. First up is one of two Neil LaBute films landing within the span of two months: "Some Velvet Morning," which is debuting at Tribeca in mid-April. It stars Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Stanley Tucci, and it's a relationship drama making its world premiere in the Narrative section.

Actresses Line Up To Play Carly Simon & Carole King In 'Girls Like Us' With Taylor Swift As Joni Mitchell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2012 8:59 AM
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How many women does it take to greenlight a movie about folk legends Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King? Well, more than one at any rate as the developing biopic "Girls Like Us" continues moving at Sony. Back in the spring Taylor Swift and Alison Pill were contending for the parts of Mitchell and King, and while the former seems to have gone through, the latter is facing some competition, as more actresses line up to play Simon. And it's a pretty strong list of talent in the mix.

Review: 'Ruby Sparks' A Delightful Romantic Comedy That Tugs At The Heartstrings & Rings Of An Instant Classic

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • July 26, 2012 5:11 PM
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It’s been six long years since Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ narrative feature debut, the much beloved “Little Miss Sunshine.” But the directing duo is back with a new film, “Ruby Sparks,” and with it, they prove that some things are worth the wait. With a script by its 28-year-old star, Zoe Kazan, and co-starring her real-life boyfriend Paul Dano, “Ruby Sparks” is a winning, charming yet bittersweet exploration of love and relationships, those that exist in both reality and fantasy.

Zoe Kazan Talks The Influence Of Pygmalion, The Hal Ashby Connection & More From 'Ruby Sparks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 11:03 AM
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Love is both the simplest and most complex of human emotions. We fall into it so easily, and it can take us to dizzying, indescribable highs and if and when it ends, to bottomless lows, but the remarkable thing is that most of us are able to recover, and begin that search all over again. We look for that person who will, to borrow a movie cliché, complete us, but what happens if one day that perfect companion literally appears out of thin air? And what if that person has every quality you would want in a partner? That's the question at the heart of the whimsical "Ruby Sparks," the long awaited new film from "Little Miss Sunshine" directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, led by real life couple Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, the latter of whom wrote the script.

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