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In Theaters: 'Campaign' Your Friends To See 'The Bourne Legacy' Or Spend '2 Days In New York' This 'Red Hook Summer' Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 10, 2012 5:01 PM
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Happy Friday everyone! This weekend’s theatrical rollout has adopted a definite tenor, one that should have you rolling in the aisles…or groaning into your popcorn, as the case may be. But, hey – you can’t win ‘em all. The studios have put out the comedies in spades, with a little bit of every flavor for all you discerning moviegoers. Whether it be satire or romantic comedy, we wish you many laughs! (And, hopefully, snorting your drink out through your nose.)

Review: 'Goats' Is An Unexceptional, Overly Familiar Coming-Of-Age Tale

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • August 8, 2012 6:31 PM
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As far as quirky coming of age stories engineered for festivals and the twee aspiring directors who love them go, “Goats” is a fine little movie. Directed by newcomer Christopher Neil from a script by Mark Poirier, who adapted his own novel, it follows a teenager struggling to deal with his estranged parents as he tries to find a place for himself, but it’s also not really about anything at all, or at least anything original. In fact, it’s the kind of entertainment that’s familiar and pleasant enough that you easily forget that nothing much is happening on screen, which may admittedly be damning it with faint praise. But in a cinematic environment already well-stocked with so many tales of teenagers taking their first steps toward finding their own identity, “Goats” feels like the descendant of a family with an incredible pedigree who decided it was enough to live off of that legacy instead of trying to build anything new upon it.
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Watch: A Bearded David Duchovny Plays Shaman In Trailer for Christopher Neil's Coming of Age Comedy 'Goats'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 11, 2012 9:41 AM
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Creating a unique coming-of-age narrative on film remains a thoroughly difficult affair, as the requisite life-changing events in a young person's life remain overly familiar for anyone watching them. So if breaking the mold means having David Duchovny portraying a scruffy gardener/shaman named Goat Man, then by all means, go for it. At least, that's the thought from director Christopher Neil it seems, and the trailer for his feature debut, “Goats” has hit the web to show exactly what he means.

Mystery Marvel Movie Moves From May To August 2014; 'Wuthering Heights' Lands On October 5th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 3, 2012 4:05 PM
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More Marvel mystery moves as the studio, with just a few weeks before to go before Comic-Con, has shifted its unknown 2014 movie from May 14th to August 1st. So what does this all mean? Who knows. While it was recently reported that "Guardians Of The Galaxy" was the title it was keeping secret for that slot (and it's largely expected that it will be 'Guardians'), as usual, the studio has remained tightlipped, so who knows what exactly its cooking up. But the shift is a savvy one.

Sundance Films 'Bachelorette,' 'Goats,' 'Excision' & 'Mosquita y Mari' Get Post-Fest Pickups

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 11:38 AM
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Even though Park City is back to the sleepy town it is for the most of the year, where snow bunnies and Robert Redford's friends go to play, the ripple effect of the Sundance Film Festival is still being felt as deals continue to be made for a handful of films that premiered there. So let's get started.

Sundance Review: 'Goats' Is An Unexceptional, Overly Familiar Coming-Of-Age Tale

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • January 26, 2012 4:18 PM
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As far as quirky coming of age stories engineered for festivals and the twee aspiring directors who love them go, “Goats” is a fine little movie. Directed by newcomer Christopher Neil from a script by Mark Poirier, who adapted his own novel, it follows a teenager struggling to deal with his estranged parents as he tries to find a place for himself, but it’s also not really about anything at all, or at least anything original. In fact, it’s the kind of entertainment that’s familiar and pleasant enough that you easily forget that nothing much is happening on screen, which may admittedly be damning it with faint praise. But in a cinematic environment already well-stocked with so many tales of teenagers taking their first steps toward finding their own identity, “Goats” feels like the descendant of a family with an incredible pedigree who decided it was enough to live off of that legacy instead of trying to build anything new upon it.

First Look At Elizabeth Olsen In 'Liberal Arts' & David Duchovny In 'Goats'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 5:29 PM
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Elizabeth Olsen, this year's Sundance darling (or one of them anyway) is returning to Park City to prove she wasn't just a one hit wonder, with another indie aiming to turn heads.

Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer,' Stephen Frears' 'Lay The Favorite,' 'Red Lights,' 'Bachelorette' & More Head To Sundance

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 4:31 PM
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The Sundance Film Festival unveiled their next batch of titles this afternoon centered around their out-of-competition and docmentary premieres and if you weren't previously excited for the fest in January, this should seal the deal. With an impressive array of titles from seasoned vets to the newcomers that Sundance was made for, 2012 in Park City should be a blast.

Dakota Johnson Scores Roles In '21 Jump Street,' 'Five Year Engagement' & 'Goats'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 4, 2011 3:30 AM
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Her face and name might not ring any bells but we've all pretty much seen her on screen and know who her parents are. Remember the girl who wakes up with Justin Timberlake's Sean Parker in his introduction in "The Social Network"? Well, she happens to be the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and she's apparently going places around Hollywood with the model-turned-actress now scoring roles in three upcoming film projects.

Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Minnie Driver & Will Arnett Join David Duchovny In 'Goats'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 6:52 AM
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This indie project has been kicking around for a while, and was first announced almost exactly a year ago with a cast made up of David Duchovny, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Hopper Penn, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Schwartzman. Well, the film "Goats" is now finally ready to move forward in front of cameras, and only one man remains standing from that initial lineup.

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