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13 Films You Should See In August

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • August 1, 2013 2:00 PM
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12 Films You Should See In August
August usually means backpacks, school, and the slow slog to the holidays and the end of the year (can you tell I’m not looking forward to summer‘s end?). One place where the end isn’t apparent is at the local multiplex, where there is so much going in August that I’m throwing in an additional two films for you on top of the requisite ten! Just think, August used to be a dumping ground for films that weren’t bombastic enough for summer but lacked the Oscar clout for the winter; now it’s that special time where independent films can flourish and audiences can remember why they love movies in the first place.

Watch: 3 Clips From 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Kathryn Hahn & Juno Temple Plus New Pics

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 19, 2013 11:23 AM
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Afternoon Delight, Kathryn Hahn
Jill Soloway may be marking her feature length directorial debut with “Afternoon Delight” but there’s a good chance that she’s been involved with something you’ve enjoyed over the years. As a writer she’s worked on such projects as “United States of Tara,” “Six Feet Under,“ and even a couple of episodes of “The Oblongs”! After getting a few short films under her belt, Jill Soloway turned her sights to writing and directing a feature length dramedy about the difficulties of marriage and prostitutes. It’s a tale as old as time. Journey below to check out the first three clips from the film which features Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch and Jessica St. Clair. Here's the official synopsis:

Watch: Strippers & Sex In Trailer For Sundance Winner 'Afternoon Delight' Starring Juno Temple & Kathryn Hahn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 1, 2013 1:06 PM
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Afternoon Delight
Okay, while the idea of a couple in crisis turning to hitting strip clubs to get some heat back in their relationship sounds like advice given a decade ago in Cosmo, it serves as the backdrop for "Afternoon Delight" and you know what? It works, and the first trailer is here to show you some skin and give a tease of what you'll be getting later this year.

'Fruitvale' Takes Grand Jury & Audience Award Prizes At Sundance Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2013 11:22 PM
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...and just like that, the Sundance Film Festival has closed for another year, and tonight at Park City, the awards were handed out with one hotly buzzed film taking two major titles.

Sundance Review: Stripper Comedy 'Afternoon Delight' Plays Rough But Will Leave You With A Smile On Your Face

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 24, 2013 5:43 PM
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The premise of “Afternoon Delight,” admittedly, does not sound terribly appealing: to spice up their sex life, a Silverlake couple goes for a night out at a gentleman’s club and subsequently take in a stripper in need of help. From that logline alone you can glean that their relatively buttoned-up sex lives will get a jolt of temporary excitement, the threat of infidelity will loom larger in their house and this will undoubtedly turn out to be a very big mistake for all of them. Unfortunately for those who may have skipped out on the film because of its broad premise, “Afternoon Delight” is one of the unexpected highlights of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Soundtracks At Sundance: Alicia Keys Scores 'Mister And Pete,' Ryan Miller Of Guster Composes Lake Bell’s 'In A World' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 18, 2012 3:13 PM
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As we scramble to get our last minute Christmas shopping done (damn, it's just a week away), the movie year is winding down in a hurry and soon we'll all be hibernating however momentarily at the homes of friends and family. But once the cork is popped on the New Year, we're jumping back in the grind and it will all kick off with the Sundance Film Festival. And as more and more continues to be lifted on the strong lineup of films playing the fest, details on who is composing scores and providing tunes to number of films have been revealed. And ranging from our indie favs to big pop stars, it looks like we're in for a great year in movie music in 2013. Read on....

New Pics Of Sam Rockwell In 'The Way, Way Back,' Juno Temple & Kathryn Hahn 'Afternoon Delight' & Lake Bell In 'In A World...'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2012 4:46 PM
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Even though they have an Oscar under their belt for Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash will be at Park City next month as newbie directors, with their feature debut "The Way, Way Back" ready to unpsool. We got our first look at the movie in August, but now another new snap has arrived of Sam Rockwell, who stars in the flick alongside a pretty solid cast including Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Allison Janney, Rob Corddry and more. Here's the synopsis: Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there.

Will Ferrell To Cameo In 'The Internship' With Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Plus More Casting Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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The paths of Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have crossed many times in movies such as "Wedding Crashers," "Zoolander," "Starsky & Hutch," "Anchorman" and "Old School." And lucky for us, they will all be meeting up once again. Ferrell is slated to take a cameo role in currently lensing "The Internship," the movie that finds Vaughn and Wilson playing recently downsized men in their forties who try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their twenties. So who will Ferrell play? Well, he'll be "Wilson's brother-in-law, who sells home electronics and has no problem making inappropriate comments about his attractive customers." So improv heaven -- sounds good to us. Lensing is underway on the Shawn Levy-directed movie which should hit theaters sometime next year.

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