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Review: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' An Excellent, Funny & Melancholy Look At The Hard Road That Inspires Great Art

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 11:00 AM
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Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister suggests he stops couch surfing, borrowing money and barely getting by, and re-enter the Merchant Marine. While Llewyn can't quite put into words the passion that sustains an existence perpetually on the fringes, hustling for the next dollar, it's that weary energy that drives the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Watch: U.K. Trailer For 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Plus 2 New Clips, Interviews With Coen Brothers, Oscar Isaac & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • December 3, 2013 10:41 AM
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The year 2013 may have flew by fast, but not if you’re a fan of the Coen Brothers. The first trailer for “Inside Llewyn Davis” dropped this past January, then the film had its first private screening the following month, and then made its festival premiere at Cannes in May. Since then, unless you’ve been lucky enough to see it during its festival run, you have had to wait throughout the entire calendar year to catch a glimpse of this film. Thankfully, a whole boatload of promotional materials have just been dropped so you can keep yourself occupied until the film finally lands at a theater near you.

Watch: Mia Wasikowska Faces Off Against The Outback In Trailer For 'Tracks' Co-Starring Adam Driver

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 9:23 AM
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It takes a certain kind of person to gather up a handful of camels, head out into the middle of the Australian outback, miles from civilization, and start walking, but that's just what Robyn Davidson did and her story is chronicled in "Tracks," the latest from director John Curran (“We Don’t Live Here Anymore,” “The Painted Veil”). And with Mia Wasikowska in the lead role, perhaps it shouldn't surprise you that this is one will be worth watching.

Watch: Full Performance Of 'Please Mr. Kennedy' In Clip From 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 9:38 AM
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While we live in a culture where numerous clips, photos and more land online weeks and months before a movie hits theaters, sometimes things are best experienced cold. And while you've likely already heard some rumblings about the performance of "Please Mr. Kennedy" in "Inside Llewyn Davis," if you can wait, we urge you to watch it first in the actual movie.

Emily Blunt Will Solve 'Sister,' Adam Driver Joins Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 12:30 PM
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First up, Emily Blunt has joined the brewing mystery flick "Sister." Based on the novel by Rosamund Lupton—with the book repped not so coincidentally by Felicity Blunt, Emily's sister—the story "follows Beatrice (Blunt) as she investigates the death of her younger sister Tess, whose death is ruled a suicide by police. Convinced that her sister was murdered, Beatrice sets out to uncover the strange events leading up to Tess’ death, though she may pay a terrible price for the truth."

Adam Driver Denies Nightwing Rumors, Christian Bale Shares Advice For Ben Affleck In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 11:33 AM
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So, remember those rumors a week or so back that had Adam Driver in the running to play Nightwing in "Batman Vs. Superman"? Well, it's the first he's heard of it. While the chatter machine on the super sequel is cranked, when it comes to casting, it seems nobody really knows anything at this point though there seems to be a lot of names floating around on wishlists. And we'll get to that in a second, but first, here's what Driver had to tell Collider about the possibility of playing Dick Grayson.

'Girls' Star Adam Driver May Play Robin/Nightwing In 'Batman Vs. Superman'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 8, 2013 7:45 PM
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We didn't see this one coming. "Girls" and "Frances Ha" star Adam Driver is up for the role of Dick Grayson in Warner Bros.' forthcoming and still-untitled film where Batman faces off against Superman (affectionately dubbed, "Batman Vs. Superman" for now). Grayson is of course Robin, Batman's sidekick who in the comics grew up, shed his old persona and mentor and became the hero known as "Nightwing."

Watch: Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac, Elvis Costello & More Perform Songs From 'Inside Llewyn Davis' In Concert

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2013 9:21 AM
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While most of the planet on Sunday night was tuned into AMC to watch the finale of "Breaking Bad," music lovers in New York City set their DVRs and headed to The Town Hall for "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis.' " And they got a big musical treat.

Venice Review: John Curran's 'Tracks' Starring Mia Wasikowska & Adam Driver

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 29, 2013 7:16 AM
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'Tracks' Starring Mia Wasikowska & Adam Driver
“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, with the film finally premiering at the Venice Film Festival today. 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.

Cannes Review: The Coens Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is A Funny, Melancholy Look At A Wayfaring Stranger

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 18, 2013 5:03 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac
Long hours on the road, sleeping on sofas, eating very little, playing shows for little money; it's a wonder why anyone struggles to make it as a musician. But for Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) there really isn't any other option to playing music. "...And what, just exist?" he counters, when his sister suggests he stops couch surfing, borrowing money and barely getting by, and re-enter the Merchant Marine. While Llewyn can't quite put into words the passion that sustains an existence perpetually on the fringes, hustling for the next dollar, it's that weary energy that drives the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

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