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Will Ferrell & Dan Rush Talk Expanding A 4-Page Short Story For The Indie Drama 'Everything Must Go'

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  • May 12, 2011 9:15 AM
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Filmmakers Didn't Want The Relationship With Rebecca Hall Go Hollywood & 12 Other Things We LearnedFirst-time feature-length director Dan Rush (known for his commercial work) must have naked pictures of some studio execs' off-hours, off-marriage tryst. Either that or his screenplay for "Everything Must Go," an adaptation of a four-page Raymond Carver story must have ruled. Considering the subtle, mannered, funny, yet not-broad dramedy that stars the very excellent cast of Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, Michael Peña, Stephen Root and newcomer Christopher Jordan Wallace, we're thinking the latter.

Dan Rush Talks 'Everything Must Go' & The Influence Of 'Chungking Express,' 'Being There' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2011 8:14 AM
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While he's made his living playing characters in comedies who have names like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, Brennan Huff, Jackie Moon, Chazz Michael Michaels and more recently on the small screen, Deangelo Vickers, Will Ferrell, like many comics before him, has dipped his toes into the dramatic world as well. He's turned in fine performances in films like "Winter Passing" and "Stranger Than Fiction," but perhaps nothing has challenged his non-comedic chops more to date than the upcoming indie "Everything Must Go."

Review: 'Everything Must Go' Is A Tender & Winning Indie Drama With Will Ferrell At His Low-Key Best

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2011 3:07 AM
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The following is a reprint of the review that ran at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Will Ferrell Says 'Southern Rivals' With Zach Galifianakis Is Next & Will Shoot This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 10:21 AM
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Comedian Says Paramount Pictures Are Being "Idiots" About 'Anchorman 2'Playing the Tribeca Film Festival this week is the low-key Will Ferrell film, "Everything Must Go," directed by first-timer Dan Rush. Loosely based on a Raymond Carver short story and co-starring Michael Peña and Rebecca Hall, Ferrell turns in one of his most understated and nuanced performance ever (yes, including "Stranger Than Fiction") as an alcoholic who relapses, causing him to lose his wife, his job and his home which forces him to hold a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over.

Watch: Trailer For 'Everything Must Go' Plays Up The Laughs Of The Will Ferrell Dramedy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 8:40 AM
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Every now and then, Will Ferrell likes to mix up his big screen comedies with lower-key dramatic fare. "Winter Passing," "Stranger Than Fiction" and now "Everything Must Go" has found Ferrell stretching his wings, and while he's solid in these kinds of roles, he's yet to turn in a flick with the kind of Tom Hanks or Robin Williams crossover appeal.

Posterpalooza: New One-Sheets For 'Harry Potter 7.5,' 'Pirates 4,' 'Hesher' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 31, 2011 1:40 AM
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Almost alone among the marketing materials for a film, the poster is sometimes able to rise above its role as, well, advertising, and become an art form in and of itself. Let's face it, if you're reading this, you've probably got some kind of movie poster decorating your bedroom or apartment. Indeed, without naming any names, some movie websites now seem to dedicate three-quarters of their postings to whatever minimalist re-envisioning of "Return of the Jedi" some graphic design major has cooked up that day.

Tribeca Film Fest Adds 'Beats, Rhymes & Life,' 'Old Fashioned Orgy,' 'Higher Ground' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 4:51 AM
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While the movie world is currently congregated in Austin for SXSW, New York based press will be heading back and getting their calendars out once again as the Tribeca Film Festival line up heats up. Today, organizers announced a whole new slate of films to the lineup and it features some intriguing premieres as well as some titles that have been making waves on the festival circuit.

Tribeca Picks Up Keira Knightley's 'Last Night'; Will Ferrell's 'Everything Must Go' Hits May 6th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 9:16 AM
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Guillermo Del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Gets International Distribution, Still No Domestic DateOne film of a handful snared up in the sale of Miramax was Massy Tadjedin's "Last Night." The film premiered at TIFF last year but its North American release was tied up thanks to changing of hands when Miramax went up for sale. Well, there is now some light on the horizon and a release in sight.

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