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Review: 'What If' Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Rafe Spall And Mackenzie Davis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2014 11:25 AM
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What If
It has been 25 years since "When Harry Met Sally," the ultimate can-men-and-women-be-just-friends romantic comedy, hit theatres, and as we've recently discussed, few films of that sort have matched it in that time. But lately Hollywood has been taking a crack at that unique premise with mixed results, most notably with "Friends With Benefits" and "No Strings Attached," both released within months of each other and both not very good. So "Goon" and "Fubar" director Michael Dowse has a high bar to reach with "What If."

Watch: Sex & Nachos Come Together In New Clips, Featurette And Pics For 'What If' With Daniel Radcliffe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2014 9:20 AM
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What If
Let's say you meet someone at party, and you really hit it off. You spend the night talking together, you walk her home and you even exchange numbers....only to find out this perfect person you've already started falling for has a boyfriend. This is the predicament facing Daniel Radcliffe's Wallace in "What If."

Watch: Daniel Radcliffe Learns The Secret Of Relationships In 2 Clips From 'What If'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2014 10:17 AM
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What If? Zoe Kazan
It was just last week when we explored the state of the rom-com, 25 years after the release of the still excellent, funny and very real "When Harry Met Sally." Indeed, the landscape these days is pretty dire for the genre, but like we said, there are gems to be found in smaller, indie films. And one that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to strong buzz last year is "What If," and as it heads to theaters next month, a couple of new clips are here to give you a peek at this charmer.

Watch: First Trailer For 'This Is Where I Leave You' With Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 28, 2014 10:06 AM
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This Is Where I Leave You, Shawn Levy
Okay, we'll give credit to "This Is Where I Leave You" for the cast the film has assembled. Who could argue with Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver, Kathryn Hahn, Corey Stoll, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer and Dax Shepard being in the same movie together? It's just a shame its one as generic as this.

Review: 'Tracks' A Gorgeous Film Led By A Terrific Performance From Mia Wasikowska

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 21, 2014 6:56 PM
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Tracks
“Tracks” has been a long time coming. Ever since Robyn Davidson wrote her 1979 memoir of her 1700-mile, eight-month trek across the Australian outback from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean, and the book became an award-winning best-seller around the world, Hollywood has been sniffing around it. Multiple attempts to mount an adaptation have been made—Julia Roberts was attached to a version for much of the 1990s—but it finally took the producers of “The King’s Speech” and the oft-undervalued New York-born, Australian-based director John Curran (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “The Painted Veil”) to get it made. And for many, it’ll have been worth the wait: it’s a very handsome film with a terrific central performance, even if it’s not quite an unqualified triumph.

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Official Cast Explored

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 30, 2014 2:27 PM
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The 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast, playlist image
Just when we think we're out, they pull us back in. With many of us here a little jaded about the prospect, not so much of the film itself, but of the months of speculation and debate and wringing wild meaning from the tiddiest of bits that lie between us and the premiere of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in December 2015, we were adopting a firm wait-and-see attitude toward casting rumors, and toward what those rumors might mean for the story. Well, we waited and saw, and yesterday's casting confirmation kind of had the effect of vaudeville-yanking us off the stage of our indifference: it's an intriguing, and we have to say, not obvious, lineup.

'Star Wars 7' Won't Keep Adam Driver From Shooting 'Girls' Season 4

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2014 6:12 PM
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Girls
When it was first announced back in February that Adam Driver had landed a villain role in "Star Wars: Episode 7," we didn't think much of how it might affect his work on "Girls." **SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ALL OF SEASON 3** But a few weeks later, when the season finale rolled out, with Adam and Hannah breaking up, we figured that, with both "Girls" and "Star Wars: Episode 7" shooting this spring/summer, it meant that Driver was exiting the HBO show. Not so.

'Girls' Star Adam Driver To Play Darth Vader-Esque Villain In 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 3:27 PM
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Adam Driver, Star Wars Episode VII
"Girls" star Adam Driver has done the auteur thing—Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis") and soon Martin Scorsese in "Silence"—but now's getting his blockbuster shoes on, joining the biggest damn franchise in the planet galaxy.

Recap: Hannah Goes For 'Free Snacks' In 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 6

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2014 10:30 PM
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Girls
Compromise. It's something that, as you get older, you learn to navigate with the pragmatism of being an adult. But when you're younger, it can be difficult to understand and exercise. In "Free Snacks," it finds Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) all trading off grander aspirations for what they can realistically acquire at the moment, though it will be met with difficulty, pain or just cold indifference.

Adam Driver Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'; Kristen Wiig & Alexander Skarsgård To Star In 'The Diary Of A Teenage Girl' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 3:07 PM
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In his relatively short time kicking around the movie world, Adam Driver has done it right, logging time with Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and the Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), all while maintaining his day job as Hannah Horvath's grunting boyfriend on "Girls." So what's the next box he's going check off on his movie director bucket list? Martin Scorsese.

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