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ln Theaters: Will You Be 'Playing For Keeps' With Shirtless Gerard Butler Or Rolling In 'Hyde Park' With Bill Murray?

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • December 7, 2012 2:48 PM
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It's kind of a weird weekend at the movies, with no major release except for shirtless, hunky Gerard Butler learning about love, life and soccer or something in "Playing For Keeps." Meanwhile, arthouses get the fading Oscar chances of "Hyde Park On Hudson" starring the always awesome Bill Murray. Check out your options below and tell us where your hard-earned dollars going this weekend.

Review: 'In Our Nature' An Exploration Of Discord & Dysfunction Backed By Strong Performances

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 7, 2012 8:00 AM
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If it weren’t for dysfunctional relationships, independent films might never have any stories to tell. “In Our Nature” is the latest in a long line of small-scale films about children who don’t get along with their parents, and the terms both come to in the process of a shared experience that throws them together – in predictably unwitting fashion, of course. But solid performances from the central quartet of actors, including Zack Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union elevate Brian Savelson’s debut as a writer and director despite its familiarity as not just a story but almost an entire cinematic subgenre.

I Don't Need Another Screwed Up Family: Exclusive Clip From 'In Our Nature' With Johnny Slattery & Gabrielle Union

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2012 1:05 PM
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Family past, present and future come together over one weekend in writer and director Brian Savelson's feature debut "In Our Nature." The result is a story that plays out with both humor and heartache as two generations try to forge a bond that has been frayed over the years between a father and his.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Lincoln' Will Be 'Breaking Dawn' If All Goes According To The 'Silver Linings Playbook'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 16, 2012 6:22 PM
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A week away from the official start to the holiday season release bonanza, there's more than a sprinkling of great flicks to choose from. A few indie comedies, two very intense documentaries, and another solid adaptation of a classic novel. And, of course, we say goodbye to a franchise that has sparked excited squeals and irritated groans in equal measure. As always, let us know where you'll be headed below!

Watch: Trailer & Poster For 'In Our Nature' Starring Jena Malone, Gabrielle Union & 'Mad Men's John Slattery

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 14, 2012 12:54 PM
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We know the break between "Mad Men" seasons can be difficult, but luckily, the always solid John Slattery is keeping his chops honed on the big screen as well. And "In Our Nature" offers another chance to see the actor in top form alongside an equally game cast.

SXSW '12 Review: 'In Our Nature' An Exploration Of Discord & Dysfunction Backed By Strong Performances

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 16, 2012 11:37 AM
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If it weren’t for dysfunctional relationships, independent films might never have any stories to tell. “In Our Nature” is the latest in a long line of small-scale films about children who don’t get along with their parents, and the terms both come to in the process of a shared experience that throws them together – in predictably unwitting fashion, of course. But solid performances from the central quartet of actors, including Zack Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union elevate Brian Savelson’s debut as a writer and director despite its familiarity as not just a story but almost an entire cinematic subgenre.

SXSW '12 Interview: Director Brian Savelson Talks Intimate Drama 'In Our Nature'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 8, 2012 6:59 PM
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SXSW always has a fairly high nerd pedigree, with genre films, broad comedies, and outrageous midnight movies often claiming much of the spotlight. But you can see just as many wonderful, small-scale dramas at the Austin festival (we saw "Beginners" there for the first time last year, for instance) and it seems to be a good place where these types of films can be nurtured alongside the splashier SXSW fare. One of those movies, this year, is "In Our Nature," a kind of outdoor chamber piece starring Zach Gilford, Jena Malone, John Slattery and Gabrielle Union. We talked to first time writer/director Brian Savelson about what it was pulling together his debut feature, paying homage to couples-going-to-a-cabin-in-the-woods movies, what the movie has in common with French dramas, and what it's like having his "big premiere" at South by Southwest.

Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Drama 'In Our Nature' Starring Jena Malone, John Slattery & Gabrielle Union Plus Trailer For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 2:05 PM
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The pleasure of a film festival is sitting in the dark and watching unexpected talent come together, in interesting ways, in films that buck the trends and templates coming out of Hollywood. Director Brian Savelson has made such a film, assembling an unlikely but promising bunch of players including "Mad Men" star John Slattery, indie darling Jena Malone, "Friday Night Lights" star Zach Gilford and Gabrielle Union for his debut, the drama "In Our Nature."

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