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David Gordon Green To Direct College Football Project 'Score' Written By & Starring Don Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 23, 2014 12:44 PM
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Joe, David Gordon Green
While David Gordon Green has a plethora of Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects, that's only because the filmmaker tends to have a handful of irons in the fire at any one time, hoping one will spark into his next project. He's certainly not one willing to sit idle for too long. With "Joe" dropping in theaters this spring, the director has already lined up the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy series "Red Oaks" over at Amazon Studios. And it seems the streaming world holds another opportunity for Green, who apparently has another gig in the works.

Review: Jim Mickle's Balmy Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 22, 2014 6:07 PM
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Cold In July
Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “Stake Land,” Mickle certainly has a proclivity for dark and bloody genre films with intense horror tropes, and “Cold In July” evinces much of those affinities.

Tribeca Review: ‘Alex Of Venice’ Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson & Chris Messina

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 21, 2014 4:47 PM
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Alex of Venice, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
In the tranquil suburbs of Venice, Alex, an environmental rights attorney, is about to receive one major rude awakening. A workaholic, Alex brings home the bacon, while George, her stay-at-home husband, runs the household, and takes care of both their son Dakota and Alex’s forgetful, pot-smoking father. But the rug suddenly gets pulled out from under Alex when her husband unexpectedly decides to pack it all in and announce that he’s leaving the family, at least for now, to work on his waning art career and find some space.

Watch: First Trailer For Jim Mickle's Noir 'Cold In July' Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 1:27 PM
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Cold In July
They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived.

Sundance Review: Absorbing & Memorable Noir ‘Cold In July’ Starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard & Don Johnson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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Cold in July
Give filmmaker Jim Mickle credit; just when you think you’ve got a handle on his ever-evolving pulpy noir thriller “Cold In July,” the movie snakes sinisterly in abruptly twisting directions. The director behind the celebrated (but uneven) cannibal movie “We Are What We Are,” and the vampire indie “Stake Land,” Mickle certainly has a proclivity for dark and bloody genre films with intense horror tropes, and “Cold In July” evinces much of those affinities.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 9:36 AM
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From Dusk Till Dawn
With his hands already full with the recently released "Machete Kills" and the forthcoming "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," Robert Rodriguez still found time in 2013 to work on another project, the TV series version of his 1996 genre mashup, "From Dusk Till Dawn." And less than a year after it was first announced, we already have the first teaser trailer giving us a peek at what he's put together. And no surprise here, it's pure pulp.

Casting: Ian McKellen Is Old Man Sherlock Holmes, Christina Hendricks Expanded In 'Dark Places'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 12:38 PM
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 Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
As the Toronto International Film Festival gets underway in the great white north, we're bracing ourselves for a number of big-time casting notices. So let's run through some of the biggest casting news of the day before we really get buried under an avalanche of other deals. We've got word about who will star in Jim Mickle's follow-up to his English-language horror remake "We Are What We Are," a casting change/expansion for Gillian Flynn adaptation "Dark Places," Ian McKellen playing a crotchety old Sherlock Holmes for his "Gods and Monsters" director Bill Condon and news about where the stars of "Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Under the Dome" and "Rescue Me" are headed next.

Watch: First Clip From 'Django Unchained' Plus Listen To Quentin Tarantino's Interview With Howard Stern

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 4:34 PM
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Okay, we've seen the trailers (which are more or less the same), we've broken down the soundtrack and even though it has started to screen for critics, there is still much more to discover with "Django Unchained." And indeed, a first clip gives us a fresh new look at the movie, featuring an actor and character that has been a bit in the background thus far.

New Pics From 'Django Unchained' Unveil First Looks At Don Johsnon & Walton Goggins, More Foxx, Waltz & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2012 5:51 PM
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Trilogy! Hollywood loves everything in threes and this week seems to be no exception. Of course, there's the announcement today of the new "Star Wars" trilogy coming for your wallet starting in 2015, and just yesterday, Quentin Tarantino revealed his upcoming "Django Unchained" might be the middle part of trilogy sandwich starting with "Inglorious Basterds." Well, until we find out if that will actually happen or will be a continual question mark like "Kill Bill 3," some new pics from "Django Unchained" have dropped.

Comic-Con '12: Quentin Tarantino Wows Hall H Faithful With Bombastic Footage From ‘Django Unchained’ & More From The Presentation

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 15, 2012 6:59 PM
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While the films of Quentin Tarantino may not exactly be comic book movies, the world he has created over his highly decorated tenure at the top of the film game is so heavily steeped in popular culture that it seems a perfect fit for the writer/director to be debuting footage from his spaghetti western, “Django Unchained,” at Comic-Con. After all, pop culture guru Tarantino is a comic fan himself, having referenced characters from the pages now and again, such as in the somewhat awkward but totally Tarantino rewrites of “Crimson Tide” in which Denzel Washington stumbles through a monologue about the Silver Surfer. But I digress.

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