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Stream This: 'Lovelace,' 'Prince Avalanche,' 'Breaking Bad' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 9, 2013 4:05 PM
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Stream This: Prince Avalanche, To The Wonder, Magic Magic,
Hey there fellow streamers. The 2013 summer blockbuster season is (mercifully) winding down, and the Oscar rollouts haven't yet begun, leaving us in the typically unpredictable middle ground of autumn. But with video on demand continuing to gain ground as a distribution platform, the streaming services don't seem to have noticed, and keep on delivering cinematic nuggets for us to consume. It's a fairly modern slate this weekend, with two simultaneous theatrical-VOD releases on the American indie side, and a Chilean movie skipping the cinema altogether. Then, we have two relatively recent picks: one from a divisive yet enduring filmmaker and another that focuses on a divisive and enduring issue in US politics. And as another seminal television program moves into its last season, we urge you to (re)watch the follow up episodes to gear up for what is sure to be a spectacular final push. So let's get right to it: the best of streaming for the week.

Interview: David Gordon Green On The Free-Spirited 'Prince Avalanche,' Working With Nicolas Cage & 'Suspiria'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 9, 2013 1:30 PM
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Filmmaker David Gordon Green has had a deeply eclectic career of omnivorous tastes thus far. To perhaps best demonstrate the polar extremes, the 37-year-old director (who has already made nine features) has had films produced by Terrence Malick ("Undertow") and Judd Apatow ("Pineapple Express"). His body of work thus far has covered intimate indie dramas featuring children ("George Washington"), broad comedies ("The Sitter"), adult dramas ("Snow Angels"), and high concept absurdist swords and sorcerer pictures ("Your Highness"). His oeuvre has run the gamut of styles, tones and genres.

Review: David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Starring Emile Hirsch & Paul Rudd

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 7, 2013 8:01 PM
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Prince Avalanche
It's the summer of 1988 and a violent wildfire has swept through Texas, destroying 43,000 acres and some 16,000 homes. In the wake of this horrific devastation -- a freak of nature that no experts can explain -- two highway road crew workers spend the season in isolation, painting and repairing the roads that lie alongside these ravaged forests. Disciplined to a fault, Alvin (Paul Rudd) is perhaps too tightly wound for his own good and has a myopic idea of what a man should be. The boss of this operation, he loves the solitude the job affords him, and being away from the nearby (unnamed) big city. His girlfriend however, isn't entirely sold on the idea. Lance (Emile Hirsch), his partner and polar opposite, is a hopeless, emotionally immature dumbass. He lives for the weekend, getting wasted and getting laid. In fact, the only reason he has this job is because he's the brother of Madison, Alvin's girlfriend.

David Gordon Green Teams With Laika, Interested In Making A Movie About Richard Pryor's Experience On 'Lost Highway'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 7, 2013 9:42 AM
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As initially chaotic the career choices of David Gordon Green appear, it should also be noted that the director maintains a consistent roster of collaborators. His latest film, “Prince Avalanche” starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, features much of the same crew from Green's “George Washington” days, and one of them — composer David Wingo — even scored his student short film. It's a loyal group of talent, and so it is with little surprise that Green will tackle a new curveball project with regulars, while hinting at a few intriguing others.

Watch: A Pair Of Hilarious New 'Prince Avalanche' Clips

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 1, 2013 3:25 PM
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Prince Avalanche
If you’ve read past write-ups on director David Gordon Green’s film, “Prince Avalanche,” then you know we at The Playlist love it. It made our Best Films of the Year…So Far list, and writer Rodrigo Perez gave it an “A-” in his Sundance review.

Watch: Kevin Durant Gets Drafted Again In Amusing Nike Ad Directed By David Gordon Green

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2013 3:36 PM
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Some directors don't want you to know they go off and make commercials to keep the lights on between gigs, while others are perfectly happy to spend some time between pictures knocking out some spots, keeping their cinematic muscles oiled and ready to go. And that seems to be the case with David Gordon Green, who probably has a resume of commercials rivaling that of his feature films. You can check out a couple previous efforts here, and you've probably seen his most famous one: the "Halftime In America" Super Bowl spot with Clint Eastwood. Well, here's another advert from Green, and it's a good one...

Poster & New Pics For David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' Starring Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2013 4:58 PM
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Prince Avalanche
Summer is all about hitting the road, but if you can't make it out over the next couple of months, David Gordon Green has the next best thing, cinematically speaking. His low-key indie flick "Prince Avalanche" is on the way, and a new poster and some fresh pics have arrived.

David Gordon Green Says He Wants To Remake 'Prince Avalanche' As An Aussie Action Film Called 'Hit The Road Jack'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2013 3:59 PM
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While David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche" -- one of the best films of 2013 so far -- may have emerged as a surprise, it appears he's not finished with his remake of the little known Icelandic film "Either Way." His picture, which stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, centering around the relationship between two city workers spending the summer in solitude working on the roadways of a county highway ravaged by wildfire, is one that he wants to tackle again. And again. And again. Back in January, he told us he wants to remake it three more times (seriously), including a version in Australia. And recently in the country to promote the film, he spilled a few more details on what his ideas are for that particular do-over.

Kristen Stewart Joins Olivier Assayas' 'Sils Maria' With Juliette Binoche & Chloe Moretz; Mia Wasikowska Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 4, 2013 6:24 PM
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Things have been a bit quiet for Kristen Stewart after a pretty loud 2012. Of course the "Twilight" saga came to an end, "On The Road" hit the festival circuit, was sorta released in December and then sorta re-released again this past spring and then there was messy situation surrounding "Snow White And The Huntsman" and tabloid-fueled scandal regarding her dalliance with Rupert Sanders. All of this goes to say there are good reasons for her to have kept a low profile. While 2013 has seen her exit a couple projects -- Warner Bros. con-man rom-com "Focus" and "Lay Down In Darkness" (which Scott Cooper asserts she was never really attached to) -- now she's ramping up for two new movies.

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

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