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Sundance Review: David Gordon Green Returns To Form With The Meditative, Funny & Sublime 'Prince Avalanche'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2013 2:54 PM
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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 To Direct 'Little House On The Prairie' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2012 11:47 AM
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"I wish he'd make more films like 'George Washington' again," seems to be the common cry of a particular segment of David Gordon Green fans who still haven't realized he's moved on from his early filmmaking days. And while his recent output has had some peaks and valleys, it's clear the filmmaker moves to the beat of his own drum. Following last year's "The Sitter," he shot lo-fi indie "Prince Avalanche" starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch on the sly, put the pieces together on his "Suspiria" remake (though it looks to be delayed), and will spend the fall shooting the gritty southern drama "Joe" with Nicolas Cage. And next? "Little House On The Prairie." No, we're not kidding.

David Gordon Green Will Direct Nicolas Cage In The Gritty Southern Drama 'Joe'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 7, 2012 3:25 PM
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It was announced today that Worldview Entertainment, the company behind the recently announced new films by Eli Roth and Ti West (as well as just-wrapped features by Atom Egoyan and Guillaume Canet), will also fund "Joe," the new film by "All the Real Girls"/"Pineapple Express" director David Gordon Green that stars Nicolas Cage. Production should begin in early November in the great state of Texas. Foreign buyers are being sought at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

David Gordon Green, Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch Shoot Secret 'Prince Avalanche'; A Remake Of Icelandic Film 'Either Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 2:37 PM
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Surprise! David Gordon Green just shot a new movie on the sly, and it's one that has some unlikely origins.

Dustin Lance Black Writing & Directing 'The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight,' Says It Could Be 'When Harry Met Sally' For Younger Generation

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • May 29, 2012 9:58 AM
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Dustin Lance Black isn't letting the rough-and-tumble experience he had with his directorial debut "Virginia" deter him from taking charge of any further films -- in fact, he's already got two in the works.

'Orphan' Star Isabelle Fuhrman To Lead David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2012 8:03 PM
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We're about to move towards yet another act of David Gordon Green's career. The filmmaker started off with "George Washington," "All The Real Girls" and "Undertow" as a possible heir to Terrence Malick's meditative indie throne, but took a severe left-turn about five years back into abrasive stoner comedy, a shift which had both its successes ("Pineapple Express," "Eastbound & Down") and failures ("Your Highness," "The Sitter"). But for now, it seems, the director is about to try something new, and move into the horror world for his long-gestating remake of Dario Argento's horror classic "Suspiria."

David Gordon Green's 'Suspiria' Remake Gets Financed, Shooting Starts In September

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2012 2:50 PM
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We have to admit, we thought that after the double-whammy of flops in "Your Highness" and "The Sitter," David Gordon Green might have trouble getting his ambitious redo of Dario Argento's "Suspiria" off the ground. At least at a studio, anyway. But the resilient filmmaker has landed finacing courtesy of Crime Scene Pictures (the relatively new shingle that is also behind the Coens' penned "Gambit" with Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz) and things are now clicking for a September shoot. Nice.

Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2, 'Mad Men' Season 5 Poster & More TV Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2012 5:07 PM
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With the Oscars now over, and putting a cap on the year in movies (for 2011 anyway) it seems now is as good a time as any to see what's happening on the small screen.

Watch: 'Battleship,' 'John Carter,' 'The Avengers' & Clint Eastwood Lead Super Bowl Ads

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2012 11:06 PM
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The greatest advertising opportunity of the year aka the Super Bowl, is over, and one highly priced team of players beat another highly priced team of players. But as always, it's the ads everyone is talking about anyway, and this year, Hollywood dropped a bunch of cash hoping to lure football lovers to theaters over the next few months.

David Gordon Green Talks The Failure of 'Your Highness,' The Comfort of 'The Sitter,' & His Career Choices

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 9, 2011 4:40 PM
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David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter,” opening nationwide today, seems like the natural conclusion of a movement in the director’s career.

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