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Watch: Super Bowl Spots Directed By Jon Favreau, Carl Erik Rinsch, Jake Scott, Noam Murro & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2013 10:50 PM
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Super Bowl advertising wasn't just about the movies. No, seriously. Plenty of major brands spent big chunks of their marketing budget in the hopes they could capture the attention of the nation. Some did, some didn't. But going along with the big spend, was the roping in of major talent both in front of and behind camera. We've already seen Dwayne Johnson's Peter Berg directed milk ad and Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen's Samsung teaser before Super Bowl Sunday, but now, here are the rest of the ads that had some famous names involved.

TIFF Review: 'Arthur Newman' An Intentionally Listless Story About A Boring Everyman

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • September 11, 2012 9:00 AM
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What if we are all Arthur Newman? This is the question that director Dante Ariola and screenwriter Becky Johnston beg in "Arthur Newman," their tepid, imaginatively uninvolved drama about two strangers that fall in love while trying to escape their banal past lives. Ariola and Johnston’s film follows a rag-tag couple, played by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, who bond when they discover that they both want to run away from their respective families and create new lives for themselves. But because "Arthur Newman" is a drab, psychologically flat portrait of misfit lovers in the process of self-fashioning new identities, we never really learn who its two main characters aspire to be or in what new direction they want to take their lives.

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