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'The Dark Knight Rises' Makes AFI's Top 10 Of The Year, But No Sign Of 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 3:36 PM
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More rankings! As Oscar prognosticators puzzle, fret and worry over each top ten list that drops, a few patterns are becoming clear -- firstly, everyone loves "Zero Dark Thirty." And secondly, it looks like outside of a couple of categories, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" won't be making much of a mark on the Oscar race. And indeed, the AFI shut it out entirely.

Review: Julianne Moore Shines As Sarah Palin In HBO’s ‘Game Change’

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  • March 10, 2012 9:18 PM
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The debate about fair vs one-sided portraits aside -- the narrative of which has dominated the political conversation side of things so far -- "Game Change," Jay Roach's HBO film about Sarah Palin's effect on the 2008 Republican campaign to elect John McCain, is, by and large, an absorbing and entertaining docu-drama-like account of this period in election history. It's also perhaps one of the most effective political cautionary tales to date, an evidential A-Z portrait of what not to do when trying to pick a running mate.

Watch: Julianne Moore Astounds As Sarah Palin In Compelling Trailer For 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2012 4:18 PM
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"She's a great actress...why don't we just give her some lines?" Woody Harrelson's character Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior campaign strategist and adviser says in the full length trailer for "Game Change." But he might as well be talking about Julianne Moore.

Watch: Julianne Moore Eerily Embodies Sarah Palin In Trailer For HBO's 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2011 5:07 PM
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As America heads to the polls next year to decide if Barack Obama deserves another shot, or if the looney Mitt Romney or Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich should lead the country, it's unlikely the race will ever match the showdown in 2008. Obama's meteroic rise was only one part of the story of his election that also saw Sarah Palin controversially enter the national stage. Well get ready because that story is now headed to the movies in "Game Change," which now has a very promising trailer.

First Look At Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin In 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 27, 2011 4:35 AM
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HBO Drama Finds Its Bristol Palin, Chris Edwards & Mark SalterUpdate: Deadline reveals that Sarah Paulson, Peter MacNicol and Justin Gaston have also joined the cast as McCain's senior campaign adviser Nicolle Wallace, McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis and Bristol Palin's baby daddy Levi Johnston respectively.

Ron Livingston Has The Unenviable Task Of Preparing Sarah Palin For Debate In 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2011 4:32 AM
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With Julianne Moore (as Sarah Palin), Ed Harris (as John McCain) and Woody Harrelson (as Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s senior campaign strategist and adviser) the cast for HBO's "Game Change" is already stellar and has added yet another strong player into the fold.

Woody Harrelson Joins Julianne Moore & Ed Harris In 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 25, 2011 6:40 AM
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Swaggering around like a major Hollywood studio -- which it pretty much is these days -- HBO has added another big name to upcoming political drama "Game Change."

Ed Harris To Play John McCain To Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin In HBO's 'Game Change'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 24, 2011 2:14 AM
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For politics buffs, or really anyone, the 2008 election campaign provided an enormous amount of drama. The twists and turns, from Barack Obama's surprise victory at the Iowa caucuses and the tanking of Rudolph Guiliani's campaign to the death of Obama's grandmother on the eve of his election, gripped the world across the year like it was the best ever season of "The West Wing," so it's no surprise that it would receive big-screen treatment sooner rather than later.

Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In Jay Roach's HBO Drama 'Game Change'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2011 9:12 AM
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It looks like Tina Fey doesn't have the sole lock on portraying one of the most embarrassing political figures in recent memory.

'Recount' Director & Writer Jay Roach & Danny Strong Reteaming For Political Drama 'Game Change'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2011 2:14 AM
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Perhaps the least well-known script ever to top the Black List and still get made, "Recount," from former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Danny Strong (who most recently penned "The Butler," which is set to team Lee Daniels and Denzel Washington), went behind the scenes of the drama of the 2000 election, and the controversial series of recounts in Florida that (eventually) saw George W. Bush defeat Al Gore for the Presidency.

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