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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Would You Rather' 'Glimpse Inside The Mind' Of 'Side Effects' Or 'Identity Thief'?

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • February 8, 2013 4:58 PM
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It's a big weekend for names. Steven Soderbergh is back for one last go-round on the theatrical circuit (read our retrospective of his work here). Indiewood favorites of this past fall, John Hawkes and Bill Murray, show up to remind us how fantastic they are (and why they should have gotten Oscar noms). Even Charlie Sheen makes a (rather central) appearance. It's a big weekend for experiments too: surrealism, wuxia, and modern-day Shakespeare are here in full force. And, of course, no theatrical release bundle is complete without the "torture porn" of a middle school game gone adult and awry. So, uh, get ready. And let us know what you'll be seeing in the comments below! (And if you're on the East Coast facing Nemo, stay warm and safe!)

Jason Schwartzman Talks Working With Charlie Sheen & Martin Scorsese's Influence On 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 7, 2013 10:02 AM
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This Friday, theatrical audiences can take “A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charlies Swan III.” Starring Charlie Sheen as the titular self-destructive graphic designer, the film is a comedic fantasia about his various alcohol-fueled fantasies and dreams, but it also finds time to showcase best friend and standup comedian Kirby, as played by an acerbic Jason Schwartzman. And while Schwartzman is now a veteran of several movie sets, it’s hard to beat the amount of fun he had building Kirby for Roman Coppola’s second film.

Review: 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' Displays The Flair & Flaws Of Roman Coppola's Approach

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 5, 2013 6:59 PM
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Roman Coppola may only be on his second directorial feature, but as a music video and commercials director, and as a writer and frequent Wes Anderson collaborator -- not to mention handling the second unit on various films from his famous family members -- he has certainly amassed a wealth of filmic experience. All of which he brings to bear on "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." Destined to be a crowd-pleaser because of its many celebrity cameos, quirky and apropos Liam Hayes music, and lovingly detailed 70s-influenced stylization, the film affords many glossy, knowing pleasures, and we found ourselves really wanting to love it. But that deeper level of engagement just didn't kick in for us for two main reasons: the lack of a strong narrative through line and the lack of dimensionality to the central titular character. The film delivers on its title, but it turns out we need more than just a glimpse.

Exclusive: 2 Alternate Posters For Roman Coppola's 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2013 3:02 PM
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At first, many were surprised when Roman Coppola chose Charlie Sheen to star in his long-awaited sophomore feature "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III." The actor was coming off of his infamous meltdown and was largely uninsureable, but what some folks may not know is that the pair have been friends since childhood, first meeting on the set of "Apocalypse Now" (directed by Roman's Dad, and starring Charlie's father). And the project was one Coppola had been brewing for a long time, spurred by his own relationship troubles which he shared with Sheen.

Listen: Liam Hayes' "A Glimpse Inside" From 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' Plus Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 30, 2013 10:02 AM
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As Roman Coppola’s new film “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” waits to be unspooled onto the big screen on February 8th, it has now been announced that the original soundtrack to the film will soon be available for purchase as well. Liam Hayes, also known professionally as Plush, wrote the original score and those who have already seen the movie (available right now On Demand) will have noticed that his music is very prominent throughout. Now, all of his songs, plus songs performed by Jason Schwartzman, Charlie Sheen and Katheryn Winnick, will appear on the soundtrack album.

Watch: Charlie Sheen Introduces The Red Band Trailer For 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 4:35 PM
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Listen, it's pretty much a wasteland at the box office this weekend. The less said about "A Haunted House" the better, while "Gangster Squad" is just plain disappointing (you'd be better off watching these classic gangster flicks instead). Granted, "Zero Dark Thirty" is going wide, but if you'd rather avoid the crowds, there are options if you're just staying in. Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III" is now on VOD, and if you need to know what it's all about, Charlie Sheen is here to tell you.

There's Always Hope: Watch The New Trailer For Roman Coppola's 'Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2012 6:38 PM
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Are you ready to tumble down into the mind of Charles Swan? Self-obsessed, selfish, a bit of trainwreck...undoubtedly there will be many making the Sheen/Swan connection, but if anything, the first trailer for "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" firmly establishes that this is very much a Roman Coppola movie.

Roman Coppola's 'A Glimpse Into the Mind of Charles Swan III' Gets 5 Retro Posters

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 28, 2012 9:59 AM
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It’s been over a decade since Roman Coppola’s directorial debut with “CQ,” and after handling many commercials and music videos in the intervening years -- as well as some second unit work for some directors you may have heard of -- he’s finally put together his sophomore feature. On the heels of its premiere at the Rome Film Festival, five cool new posters have been released for the Charlie Sheen-starring “A Glimpse Into the Mind of Charles Swan III.”

Rome Interview: Making 'Charles Swan,' His Version Of 'On The Road' & More From Glimpsing Into The Mind Of Roman Coppola

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 26, 2012 11:59 AM
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At the Rome Film Festival earlier this month, Roman Coppola premiered his second directorial film “A Glimpse Into the Mind of Charles Swan III” starring Charlie Sheen. Coppola’s debut, “CQ” was eleven long years ago, but it’s not like he hasn’t been busy in the intervening years, producing sister Sofia’s “Somewhere,” co-writing “Moonrise Kingdom” and "The Darjeeling Limited" with regular collaborator Wes Anderson and even directing second unit for his father, of whom you may have heard. All this alongside a thriving career in commercials and music videos as well. We had the chance to sit down with Coppola in Rome and quiz him about how he strikes this unusual balance, his new film and his future plans, among other things. Here are seven things the ensuing conversation taught us.

First Look At Bill Murray & Aubrey Plaza In 'A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 6:29 PM
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Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," his long-awaited sophomore directorial effort (arriving more than a decade after "CQ"), finally premiered this month at the Rome Film Festival. And luckily, you won't have to wait too long to see it yourself.

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