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In Theaters: Take '21 Jump Street' To Get To 'Casa De Mi Padre' To Find 'Jeff Who Lives At Home'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 16, 2012 4:21 PM
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Hello all, greetings from the humid climes of Austin, Texas! I am reporting your weekly in theaters to you while taking a break from watching movies about rape, that take place in the woods, or are about long forgotten musical icons. Pro-tip: next year, submit a film that's about a camping trip gone awry, with at least one rape of any kind, co-starring, like, one of the members of Ace of Base or something. Let's sign some checks people! No, but the fest has been super fun and crazy as most fests are and should be. Also, I'm very busy with plans to start a charitable foundation for independent filmmakers who are in desperate need of tripods. The lack of tripods is an important issue that is facing our independent films today. But since you are not here (or are you?) let's get down to what's in theaters this weekend! This one is gonna be quick and dirty, 'cause I gots to go watch a crazy documentary.

Tony Kaye & Adrien Brody Talk Shooting On The Fly & Improvising In 'Detachment'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 15, 2012 12:58 PM
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"Detachment" could be read as an indictment of the public school system -- thanks to the bleak portrayal of a school where no parents show up for parents' night, where students threaten each other as well as their teachers with violence, and where the only "good" student commits suicide in public. But director Tony Kaye and lead actor Adrien Brody also intended "Detachment" to be an "homage" to teachers, who are played in the film with varying levels of despair by Christina Hendricks, Tim Blake Nelson, Blythe Danner, James Caan, and Marcia Gay Harden. Kaye and Brody explained to The Playlist how the film came together in a not-by-the-book style.

Tony Kaye Says He's Still Editing Long-Lost 'Black Water Transit' Film; Still Plugging Away On Experimental Project 'Lobby Lobster'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • March 14, 2012 6:11 PM
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Tony Kaye's first film this decade is "Detachment" -- and his follow-up is called "Attachment." Though they're not part of the same story, the two projects are related, the director told The Playlist.

Review: Tony Kaye's 'Detachment' Is A Fascinating Mess You Can't Look Away From

  • By Cory Everett
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  • March 14, 2012 3:05 PM
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Though it had flown mostly under the radar, cinephiles were pretty thrilled a few weeks ago when the Tribeca Film Festival announced the addition of “Detachment” to its lineup. Not only was the cast top notch but behind the director's chair was British provocateur Tony Kaye, the filmmaker behind the controversial “American History X,” a picture made over 12 years ago. In the interim, things have been tough for the notoriously difficult director and "Detachment" is only his third feature and first narrative film since 1998. "American History X" had its own infamously troubled history when star Edward Norton essentially took over the film, edited it on his own without the director, and Kaye subsequently made a gigantic stink in Hollywood, putting ridiculous ads in Variety and eventually tried to take his name off the film and replace it with the pseudonym Humpty Dumpty. Norton would go on to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance but Kaye (following an unsuccessful attempt to sue New Line Cinema) ended up in director jail for nearly a decade.

Watch: Tony Kaye Discusses 'Detachment,' Working With New York School Actor Adrien Brody & Tells A Bizarre Fish Story

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2012 3:59 PM
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From racism ("American History X") to abortion ("Lake Of Fire") to post-Katrina New Orleans (the legally ensnared "Black Water Transit"), Tony Kaye has never shied away from tough subject matter. But his latest film finds him stepping into the most dangerous territory he's navigated yet: the classroom.

Watch: New Clips From 'Marley,' 'Bel Ami' & 'Detachment'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 8, 2012 1:21 PM
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Well, the big eye-melting, popcorn munching, wallet-gouging blockbuster season kicks off this weekend with "John Carter," but don't worry, you don't have to leave your brain in the parking lot as there are still going to be plenty of films that don't require 3D glasses.

Watch: Clip From 'Detachment' With Adrien Brody & Lucy Liu Features ADHD Rage

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • February 21, 2012 10:18 AM
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Tony Kaye has two things going for him. 1) Despite his subsequent features being relatively low profile, he directed the excellent "American History X" and thus will have our attention any time he has a new project. 2) He has the single greatest IMDB photo you're ever likely to see.
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Watch: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks & Bryan Cranston In Trailer For Tony Kaye's Teaching Drama 'Detachment'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2012 11:40 AM
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Tony Kaye could have had the world as his oyster. An award-winning commercials and music video director, he landed one of the hottest scripts around, with a fast-rising star, for his directorial debut, "American History X," with Edward Norton.

Poster Round-Up: '21 Jump Street,' 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'John Dies At The End,' 'Detachment' & 'The Words'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 14, 2012 12:42 PM
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Another week into 2012, another cavalcade of posters hitting the web for a handful of new releases. First up is a new poster for Jonah Hill's '80s cop reboot, "21 Jump Street." The film isn't out until March but word out of a test screening last week was very strong, indicating that this is a rare spring release worth actually looking forward to. Riding the success of his understated turn in "Moneyball," the film finds Hill back in familiar, R-rated comedy territory, hitting theaters on March 16th. [Facebook]

'Detachment' Hits On March 16th; 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Pushed To May 4th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2012 1:48 PM
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A couple of release date adjustments to mark your fresh 2012 calendar with, as you plot out your moviegoing for the year.

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