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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'There's Something In The Air' With 'Iron Man 3' & 'The Iceman'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • May 3, 2013 4:59 PM
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It's a man's man's man's world. And while James Brown told us that "it don't mean nothing without a woman," what he forgot to mention is that she's probably never getting top billing. Or, at any rate, not this weekend. If we leave the titles aside -- "Iron Man 3," "The Iceman," and "Dead Man's Burden" -- there's still barely a female lead or a subject centered on women to be found, unless we're counting feminine dominance in vampire loving circles. The theater docket showcases superheroes, contract killers, rock stars, student protestors, psychotherapists, cowboys, and magicians and yet -- despite all that variety -- nary a one of them are women. Not that there isn't still plenty to love -- a solid blockbuster franchise returns, the always arresting Michael Shannon gets another turn at badassery, the Cassavetes family continues its industry legacy, and 35mm celluloid gets its due in a Western. So let us know, dear readers: what are you looking forward to seeing on the silver screen?

Review: Penn Badgley Is Solid In Otherwise Uneven 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 7:04 PM
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While the film might not be quite as sweet and heady as drinking a glass of lilac wine, Penn Badgley's performance in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" does justice to the late Jeff Buckley, while also revealing that the "Gossip Girl" star has quite a few more talents than he's thus far been given credit for. But his swoop of wild hair and impressive vocal theatrics aside, the rest of the movie around him tells a trio of stories that never quite unite to land the emotional connection they're aiming for.

Watch: Discover Jeff Buckley In Trailer For 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2013 3:01 PM
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So, how hard is it to make a Jeff Buckley movie if you don't have official access to his songs or life story? Apparently, not that hard. While "Mystery White Boy" continues to marinate, "Greetings From Tim Buckley" has cast, shot, played a major festival and is now getting ready for release. And you know what, it's not as much like Jackie Jormp-Jomp as you might think. Good luck to whoever gets cast as Jeff Buckley in the next movie, because Penn Badgley -- uneven as the movie turns out -- is actually pretty good.

Watch: Penn Badgley Sings "Once I Was" In Clip From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 2:49 PM
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While the official, estate-sanctioned Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" continues to percolate without much movement ("West Of Memphis" helmer Amy Berg took over from Jake Scott last fall), the other movie about the late singer is on its way. And now you can judge for yourself if Penn Badgley has got the pipes to do him justice.

First Look: Clark Gregg In 'Trust Me,' New Pics Of Imogen Poots In 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' & Thomas Haden Church in 'Whitewash'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 11, 2013 11:39 AM
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In anticipation of the Tribeca Film Festival, the first-looks keep moving along. Let’s start with new photos from "Greetings from Tim Buckley," the quasi-look at the life of singer Jeff Buckley as he performs a concert for his father, Tim. The film, directed by Daniel Algrant, and starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots, will be getting its U.S. premiere in the Narrative category at Tribeca.

Does Penn Badgley Do Jeff Buckley Justice? Trailer For 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2012 4:06 PM
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Well, with TIFF now done for another year, there are still some big titles left to pick up, and one of them if Dan Alagrant's "Greetings From Tim Buckley." While its officially sanctioned rival project "Mystery White Boy" is still having trouble getting off the ground, with new director Amy Berg attached last week, and leading man Reeve Carney possibly moving on, 'Greetings' hit Toronto and presented "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley as the late, great Jeff Buckley. And you know what? He was pretty damn good.

5 Fall Festival Films That Still Need Distribution

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 18, 2012 11:00 AM
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TIFF remains one of the biggest distribution markets in the world, and with the festival now over, some distributors are walking away with some big prizes. Focus Features took "The Place Beyond The Pines," Lionsgate and/or Roadside Attractions bought a wealth of pictures, including "Imogene," "Thanks For Sharing" and "Stories We Tell," Anchor Bay landed Rob Zombie's "The Lords Of Salem," IFC Films grabbed "Frances Ha" Magnolia won "The Brass Teapot" Dimension picked up "Aftershock," and Sony Pictures Classics took "Wadjda," and these are just a few of the deals that went down at the festival.

TIFF Review: Penn Badgley Is Solid In Otherwise Uneven 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 4:09 PM
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While the film might not be quite as sweet and heady as drinking a glass of lilac wine, Penn Badgley's performance in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" does justice to the late Jeff Buckley, while also revealing that the "Gossip Girl" star has quite a few more talents than he's thus far been given credit for. But his swoop of wild hair and impressive vocal theatrics aside, the rest of the movie around him tells a trio of stories that never quite unite to land the emotional connection they're aiming for. 

New Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Starring Penn Badgley & Imogen Poots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 1:13 PM
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There is really only one big question to be answered by the upcoming "Greetings From Tim Buckley": Can "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley adequately step into the shoes of the late Jeff Buckley? With the film headed to the fall festival circuit, we'll soon find out (though some early live footage does give an indication of the actor's pipes), but until then we'll only have some images to work with. Fortunately, a whole new batch has arrived.

First Images From 'Greetings From Tim Buckley' Plus Footage Of Penn Badgley Singing "Lilac Wine" Live

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 1:04 PM
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The life of Jeff Buckley is coming to the big screen, albeit a bit circuitously, with "Greetings From Tim Buckley." And now we have our first look at "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley in the lead role as the late singer.

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