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Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip To Italy' Starring Steve Coogan And Rob Brydon

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • August 12, 2014 3:19 PM
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The Trip to Italy
If you haven’t seen Michael Winterbottom’s 2010 “The Trip,” stop everything right this second and watch it (hint: it’s on Netflix.) Initiated as a BBC television show, UK viewers have already been put in stitches by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s antics therein. Playing fictionalized versions of themselves, not unlike John Malkovich in “Being John Malkovich,” while traveling the English countryside reviewing restaurants for UK’s The Observer, the pair's carrying on is similar to a fond memory of two instinctively funny acquaintances you’re not sure you’ll ever meet again. Luckily, Steve and Rob reunite for “The Trip To Italy,”and the effect amounts to déjà-vu, with the added bonus of seeing the resplendent Italian coast

Watch: All Roads Lead To Rome In New Trailer For 'The Trip To Italy' With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 9:05 AM
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The Trip to Italy
The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and soon it will be the season of roadtrips and vacations. But if you're not able to get away, hanging out with Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon as they galavant around Italy might be the next best thing.

Watch: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Hit The Road In New Teaser For 'The Trip To Italy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 11:51 AM
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The Trip to Italy
There were few greater comedic pleasures in the last few years than spending time with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they drove around the English countryside, trading barbs, jokes, impressions and eating a string of fabulous meals. Playing heightened versions of themselves in Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip," the pair dished one liners fast and hard over 107 minutes, but that was only part of the story. In the U.K. audiences got the longer version on television, with "The Trip" spread over six, thirty-minute episodes. And for the followup, "The Trip To Italy," the same thing is happening once again.

15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 19, 2014 1:19 PM
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15 Underseen Sci-Fi Dystopian Films
It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elements to this type of future, from corrupt governments to alien intervention to dizzying technology, it can be like mapmaking in an uncharted area. Sooner or later, you get lost and can't circle back.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Michael Winterbottom's Amanda Knox-Inspired Drama 'The Face Of An Angel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 6:50 PM
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The Face Of An Angel
“We bought the rights to the book that tells the story of the trial, but our film is not really about that, so we are always a bit wary of even saying that,” director Michael Winterbottom told THR last summer about his upcoming drama based on American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau's book "Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox." “Our film is actually about losing a daughter, losing someone close to you; why are we so interested in violence and why are we not more interested in love.” Well, it's a nice claim to make but based on this first teaser trailer/promo reel for the movie, the trial takes center stage.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Everyday' Michael Winterbottom's Ambitious Drama Filmed Over 5 Years

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2013 4:43 PM
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It's been well over a year since Michael Winterbotton's ambitious drama "Everyday" premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, but the gritty drama is now finding its way stateside with a proper release. And with it comes the first trailer for the movie, which makes it look well worth tracking down.

Casting: Emma Watson Rejoins 'Voice,' Daniel Bruhl Replaces Colin Firth, Ellen Page Goes 'Queen & Country'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 9, 2013 2:48 PM
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As the Toronto International Film Festival chugs along, there's a huge volume of news that comes along with it, mostly casting and project announcements. Today is no different, with word coming down regarding new projects and a handful of resurrected ones as well. Read on for news on projects from Emma Watson, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Nolan and Michael Winterbottom. Exciting stuff, indeed.

Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love' Starring Steve Coogan

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 2, 2013 6:57 PM
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Anna Friel and Steve Coogan in THE LOOK OF LOVE
While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

Watch: 5 Great Impressions From 'The Trip' With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon As IFC Picks Up Sequel 'The Trip To Italy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2013 11:11 AM
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Has it really been that long? It was two years ago that Michael Winterbottom's hilarious "The Trip" hit theaters, landing on our feature The Best Films Of 2011...So Far list, and indeed was a highlight for the entire year for many Playlist staffers. The road trip comedy paired real-life pals Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves, traveling through the British countryside, with the former on assignment doing restaurant reviews. But it was really just an excuse for the pair to improvise, talk, squabble, deliver endlessly quotable one-liners, and perform a string of celebrity impressions. Talk has been brewing for a while now of a follow-up, and it's now officially happening.

Gareth Evans Is Action Director On 'The Night Comes For Us,' Emir Kusturica Returns For 'Love & War'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 21, 2013 6:40 PM
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An assortment of news, rolling in from Cannes like the waves on the beach there. Probably. I've never been. Anyway. "The Raid" helmer Gareth Evans is currently in production on his most-likely bone-crunching follow-up "Berandal," and, while he's got some Hollywood projects in development, isn't going to be abandoning Indonesian martial-arts pictures altogether; Screen Daily report that the Welsh ex-pat will serve as action director on "The Night Comes For Us," a vehicle for "The Raid" vet, and "Fast & Furious 6" stand out Joe Taslim. The film will see Taslim as a Triad enforcer who accidentally causes a massacre, and will be properly directed by Timo Tjahjanto.

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