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Watch: Visit Brazil With 2 International Trailers For Onmnibus 'Rio, I Love You' With Vincent Cassel, Harvey Keitel & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 5:52 PM
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Rio, I Love You
Okay, the World Cup might be over but that doesn't mean attention on Brazil will be fading away. After sojourns to Paris and New York, producers are now bringing the cinematic spotlight to Rio de Janeiro with the omnibus "Rio, I Love You" and two international trailers are here to preview the ten shorts that will make up the film.

The Hottest Day Of Summer: Spike Lee's Landmark 'Do The Right Thing' On Its 25th Anniversary

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 26, 2014 4:24 PM
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25 years ago this coming Monday, for the first time, audiences watched Mookie put a trashcan through the window of his place of work, Sal’s Famous Pizzeria. In the film this is the culmination of a day of ratcheting tension, simmering and seething in the rising temperature of the hottest day of summer, the kind of day during which a trivial lunchtime altercation about celebrity photos on the wall can escalate toward a senseless death by teatime and a riot by nightfall. But outside the story of the film too, it’s hard not to read it on a metaphorical level. With “Do The Right Thing” Spike Lee, seemingly with pre-planned calculation, smashed up the existing edifice of the independent film industry, dazzling many, but sending some prognosticators screaming for the hills-- some of whom straight-out accused Lee of irresponsibility in directly inciting race violence. Jack Kroll, for instance, writing for Newsweek asked "in this long hot summer, how will young urban audiences—black and white—react to the film's climactic explosion of interracial violence? ... this movie is dynamite under every seat."

John Turturro Wants To Direct Jesus-Centric 'Big Lebowski' Spinoff Next Year, If The Coens Give Him Permission

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2014 10:07 AM
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It's not often that a character on screen for only a few moments becomes an instantly quotable, pop culture phenomenon, but over the years, that's exactly what has become of Jesus Quintana in "The Big Lebowski." The pederast bowler ("Eight-year-olds, Dude") played by John Turturro highlights one of the funniest moments in the already side-splitting Coen Brothers film, and for years, the actor has wanted to spinoff the character into his own film.

Exclusive: Philip Seymour Hoffman Has A Horse Story In Clip From 'God's Pocket'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 10:34 AM
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God's Pocket
The summer begins the process of saying goodbye, cinematically, to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Before his death, the actor completed work on two films — "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket" (with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" requiring some steps to get around his absence) — and the latter drama will drop first.

Review: 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & Christina Hendricks Is A Morbid Bummer

  • By Cory Everett
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  • May 8, 2014 7:02 PM
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God's Pocket
In God’s Pocket, a small town in Pennsylvania where everybody knows everybody’s business, it wouldn’t be uncommon to look out your window and see a man with one leg digging through the trash. Unfortunately, the same is also true of “God’s Pocket,” a morbid, 1970’s-set bummer of a film that strands its talented cast with less-than-deserving material. The film opens with a funeral and a fight, then quickly flashes back to three days prior where we’re formally introduced to Mickey, (a beleaguered Philip Seymour Hoffman), a low-level crook and one of the few residents of the insular town not to be born there. Along with his co-horts (played by John Turturro and “The Wire” star Domenick Lombardozzi), Mickey’s daily routine might involve stealing meat trucks, gambling or getting wasted at the local watering hole.

John Turturro Takes James Gandolfini Role In 'Criminal Justice' After Robert De Niro Exits

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2014 6:20 PM
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Fading Gigolo
When James Gandolofini suddenly and sadly passed away last year, a project that was unfortunately left in the lurch was HBO's "Criminal Justice." The show had already been through some development hurdles, with the network originally passing on the project, but later coming back on board when it was retooled as a limited series. And then things looked even better when Robert De Niro signed up to replace Gandolfini in the fall, but it looks like there's another casting switcheroo happening.

Review: 'Fading Gigolo' Starring John Turturro & Woody Allen Is Breezy And Inoffensive

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2014 5:05 PM
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Fading Gigolo
"Do you ever just get down on your knees and thank god that you know me and have access to my dementia?" George Constanza asks when his scheme to get Jerry out of a relationship by having him claim he wants to have a menage a trois, winds up with woman actually being into the idea. It's a hilarious scene because not only does it acknowledge one of the ultimate male fantasies, but when moments later Jerry says he can't go through it, it also underscores that it's a long way from fantasy to reality. There's little of that wonderment or fear in John Turturro's odd, uneven and yet engaging "Fading Gigolo," a film that starts as a sex comedy but becomes something else entirely, as ideas for what would've been two really good separate films are combined into one merely adequate picture.

Watch: New Trailer For John Slattery's 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & John Turturro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 1:46 PM
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God’s Pocket,
Philip Seymour Hoffman may no longer be with us, but thankfully he's left a couple completed films to help soften the blow of his tragic loss. Later this year we'll see him in Anton Corbijn's thriller "A Most Wanted Man," but coming first this spring, Hoffman will feature opposite John Turturro in "Mad Men" star John Slattery's drama, "God's Pocket."

Jack Black Takes 'The D-Train,' Chloe Sevigny Feels '#Horror' And John Turturro & Vanessa Paradis Say 'Rio, I Love You'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 11, 2014 9:19 AM
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Nachrichten aus Berlin! That's “news from Berlin” to you English. But although it's from Berlin, it's about Rio de Janeiro, which is confusing. But yes, news has arrived that John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis (who paired up in his upcoming directorial effort "Fading Gigolo") have signed on for a segment in the forthcoming “Rio, Eu Te Amo” — and if you don't speak Portuguese, you can work it out from the previous films in the series of city-focused anthologies, “Paris, je t'aime” and “New York, I Love You,” the first of which was a surprise success back in 2006.

Sundance Review: 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro & Christina Hendricks

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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God’s Pocket,
In God’s Pocket, a small town in Pennsylvania where everybody knows everybody’s business, it wouldn’t be uncommon to look out your window and see a man with one leg digging through the trash. Unfortunately, the same is also true of “God’s Pocket,” a morbid, 1970’s-set bummer of a film that strands its talented cast with less-than-deserving material. The film opens with a funeral and a fight, then quickly flashes back to three days prior where we’re formally introduced to Mickey, (a beleaguered Philip Seymour Hoffman), a low-level crook and one of the few residents of the insular town not to be born there. Along with his co-horts (played by John Turturro and “The Wire” star Domenick Lombardozzi), Mickey’s daily routine involves stealing meat trucks, gambling or getting wasted at the local watering hole.

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