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New Clip & Photos From 'Enough Said' Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus & One Of James Gandolfini's Last Onscreen Performances

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 2:39 PM
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Enough Said
Writer/director Nicole Holofcener is one of those rare filmmakers working today who is actually interested in simple stories about real people instead of overly complicated mythological tales involving superheroes or giant fighting robots. In small, measured films like "Walking and Talking" and "Lovely & Amazing," she is able to mix humor and drama in a way that feels undeniably real. And even when her movies are somewhat minor successes (like 2010's "Please Give"), you're still hugely thankful that she is out there, making the films that she does. Her new film, "Enough Said," featuring one of the last performances by James Gandolfini, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening nationally a few days later. Ahead of that premiere comes a new clip and some new photos.

Review: 'The Oranges' Is Dated, Schtick-Reliant Suburban Satire

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 4, 2012 4:00 PM
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There’s another era that would have welcomed the chaste suburban sex comedy “The Oranges.” In an earlier time, this mock-revealing story of two families coming apart due to infidelity would have seemed appalling, transgressive. Perhaps as a low-heat exploitation picture threatening to expose the chaos and lack of identity underneath the perfect suburban exterior. Maybe as a sobering drama about two groups of adults at an impasse between the intensity of their feelings, and the acceptable social mores which they must battle. But you review the movie that you’ve gotten, and “The Oranges” is neither of these films.

TIFF '11 Review: 'The Oranges' Delivers A Grove Of Big Laughs

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 11, 2011 11:18 AM
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The indie ensemble comedy genre is fraught with pitfalls, from high concepts that just don't deliver, to outrageous storylines that can't sustain their own frenzied energy. For every "Little Miss Sunshine" there are countless more that attempt to create that film's almost intangible alchemy but falter somewhere along the way. "The Oranges" could have gone either way - with Julian Farino a mostly TV director ("Entourage," "How To Make It In America") making his sophomore film with a grab bag cast including Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Alia Shawkat, Adam Brody and Leighton Meeste,r we really had no idea what to expect from the film. But playing to huge laughs, this winning comedy overcomes some of its patchier elements to become a bonafide crowd pleaser.

Review: David Schwimmer's 'Trust' A Thoughtful Look At A Tricky Subject

  • By Danielle Johnsen
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  • April 1, 2011 1:47 AM
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In 2011, we are so used to relationships blossoming through the internet and various social channels that it takes awhile into "Trust" to foresee the danger lurking. Directed by David Schwimmer, the triggering thriller manages to avoid the easy pitfalls of what could resemble an afterschool special and brings depth to the uneasy subject matter of sexual predators, internet safety and parental protection.

The Perils Of iChat Are Explored In Trailer For 'Trust'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 3:38 AM
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Basically, the gist of "Trust" seems to be: if you get your teenage daughter a MacBook Pro for her birthday she will be violated by an online pervert.

Jesse Peretz Lines Up Catherine Keener & John Malkovich For 'What's This S%^@ Called Love?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 4:08 AM
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Director Jesse Peretz is moving quickly to capitalize on the Sundance success of "My Idiot Brother." The film, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery, played to strong reviews in Park City (including one from us) and was snapped up by The Weinstein Company for a figure said to be between $6-7 million. Clearly, the helmer is on a big upswing and he's already eyeing his next picture.

Christopher Walken & Imogen Poots Round Out 'A Late Quartet' With Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 3:07 AM
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The final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place for the indie drama "A Late Quartet." Following our exclusive reports last week of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener joining the film, an official press release has confirmed their involvement as well as the rest of the players for the forthcoming picture.

Catherine Keener Joins Philip Seymour Hoffman In 'A Late Quartet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2011 6:22 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: More casting has fallen into place for Yaron Zilberman‘s indie-drama “A Late Quartet.” Following Thursday's announcement that Philip Seymour Hoffman had joined the film, reps for Catherine Keener have confirmed that the actress has joined 'Quartet''s cast as well.

James Franco, Alan Cumming, Catherine Keener & Claire Danes Star In Currently-Filming 'Maladies'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 8, 2010 1:50 AM
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Project Is Payoff To Franco's 'General Hospital' RoleJames Franco's had a pretty good 2010, but his 2011 is likely to be even better. The polymath will kick things off by not only co-hosting the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, but also with a near certain-nomination at the awards for his stunning performance in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours." April will then see him topline the fantasy comedy "Your Highness," and the summer will see him take on his first full-flung blockbuster lead in 20th Century Fox's "Rise of the Apes."

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