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David Gordon Green Goes To 'The Line' With Chris Pine; 'Blue Caprice' Director Goes Down The Remake Road & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 29, 2014 10:45 AM
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After his self-assured feature film debut—2000’s “George Washington”—few could have predicted the twists and turns that David Gordon Green’s filmography has taken. Working at a furiously fast pace, just when you think you've got him pegged, he confounds once more. Don’t let him make a remake of the horror “Suspiria”? Fine, he’ll go shoot “Prince Avalanche” in secret with some friends and announce it after it’s done. Expect him to make more studio comedies a la “The Sitter”? He’ll bang out two indie dramas in a row practically back to back—“Joe” starring Nicolas Cage which Roadside Attractions will release on April 11th of this year (trailer here) and “Manglehorn” starring Al Pacino which should hit the festival circuit later this fall.

'Choose Your Own Adventure' Book Series To Become A Movie Franchise, Missing The Point Completely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2013 4:44 PM
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If you are of a certain age, the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series likely played a part in your childhood. The books have a clever conceit, presenting a variety of already wild genre and adventure tales, in which the readers (usually 10 to 14 year olds) decided for themselves the path the narrative takes. Every few pages readers are presented with a few choices of where to take the protagonist next, with a page number to jump to depending on which option you decided on. It's pretty fun stuff if you're a kid, with books taking you forward and back, and eventually to an ending...sometimes a happy one or an unfortunate one, but it was never dull. The best ones had you reading again to see where the different options took the story. Somehow... this is becoming a tentpole.

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