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Watch: Steve Carell Deals With 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' In New Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2014 1:00 PM
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Looks like somebody has a case of the Mondays. The cherished children's book "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst is headed to the big screen, and it looks like it will live up to the title in more ways than one.

Review: 'Draft Day' With Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner And Denis Leary

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 11, 2014 12:35 PM
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Draft Day
There have been countless movies made about football, but there has never been a movie made about the NFL Draft–that magical day when sports franchises from around the country vie for the hottest college players in an intense, all-day affair that combines the showmanship of a Vegas show (complete with costumed players walking onto a brightly lit stage) and the number-crunching intensity of a last minute tax audit. Thankfully, the new Ivan Reitman movie “Draft Day,” starring Kevin Costner as a high strung general manager of the Cleveland Browns, repositions this mixture of pageantry politicking as a thrilling analytic free-for-all; it’s “Moneyball” as directed like an episode of “24.”

TIFF Review: 'Dallas Buyers Club' With Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto And Jennifer Garner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 7, 2013 3:23 PM
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Dallas Buyers Club
It's 1986, just months after Rock Hudson's death brings AIDS to its biggest public attention yet, but as far as Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey) is concerned, the real tragedy is the number of Hollywood babes the legendary actor could've easily bedded if he was straight. Along with cocaine, booze and whatever else can give him a good time, sex is an addiction for Texas man, who seems to have been born with a cowboy hat on his head, a Budweiser in his hand and one eye constantly on the opposite sex. He's a good ol' boy and hustler, playing for and betting on anything, while his rundown trailer is merely where he lays his head between the bar, his work as an electrician and wherever else his adventures might take him. But lately he's been getting rail thin, coughing a lot and even passing out. But it's only after a freak electrical accident on a work site that he winds up being seen by a doctor, and a brief high voltage jolt is the least of his problems. He's got HIV, and he's given 30 days to live.

Director Jason Reitman Circling 'Men, Women & Children' With Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt And Jennifer Garner

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 4, 2013 9:20 PM
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Jason Reitman, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt
Jason Reitman is about to have a very busy Toronto. In addition to unveiling his new film, the already seriously polarizing crime drama "Labor Day," starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet (you can read our take on it here), he is also staging one of his starry script readings, this time of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights." And if that wasn't enough, the director of "Juno" and "Young Adult" is also lining up his next project at the festival: an adaptation of Chad Kultgen's novel "Men, Women and Children," with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and Cameron Diaz attached.

TIFF '11 Review: 'Butter' Tries To Carve Up Edgy Laughs But Goes Soft By The End

  • By James Rocchi
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  • September 15, 2011 7:02 AM
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A political satire set in the competitive world of butter-carving at the Iowa state fair, the script for "Butter" was so ballyhooed and praised of that it wound up on The Black List, the annual underground buzz list of unproduced screenplays based on a straw poll of agents, development executives and insiders. (As a side note, we must say that The Black List is only interesting as a barometer of quality insofar as you trust agents, development executives and insiders to be able to tell good from bad, which much of Hollywood's output suggests is not actually the case.)

Telluride Adds Jennifer Garner's 'Butter'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • September 3, 2011 1:34 AM
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Part of the fun of the prestigious Telluride Film Festival is its secret lineup that's only revealed at the last minute, as only yesterday, did organizers reveal the slate of programming -- less than 24 hours before the event kicked off today. As longtime attendees know, there are usually one or two secret or surprise screenings revealed over the weekend, and THR reports that "Butter," starring Jennifer Garner, will most likely get the open slot on Saturday night at the same time as the George Clooney retrospective, having its world premiere at Telluride instead of Toronto.

New Photo: Jennifer Garner Carves A Car Out Of 'Butter'; Long-Form Synopsis Released

  • By The Playlist
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  • August 27, 2011 1:39 AM
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One of the biggest question marks at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival slate is The Weinstein Company comedy, "Butter." It's a curious picture for several reasons. It's not entirely clear if it's a drama, dramedy or comedy, but the TIFF website firmly says comedy (with elements of "identity" and "politics"), so fine then, maybe it incorporates all those elements. The TIFF site isn't helping either, as one of the loglines say the principal cast is the family at the center of the picture that's played by Jennifer Garner and Ty Burrell, plus the African American girl Yara Shahidi, who ends up as a nemesis to Garner's character. Meanwhile, TIFF says the cast is lead by Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman, but all photos released so far are of Garner.

Olivia Wilde Replaces Jennifer Garner In 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 26, 2011 1:01 AM
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After having Jeremy Renner replaced by Sam Rockwell for the male lead, Geoff Moore and David Posamentier's "Better Living Through Chemistry" has once again seen another equal casting substitution with rising star Olivia Wilde set to take on the role recently left vacant by Jennifer Garner after news of her third pregnancy.

Watch: $5 For The First To Watch 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green' Trailer Without Being Sick

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 8, 2011 1:26 AM
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Update: Official trailer and poster have arrived. The film is now also officially slotted for a August 15, 2012 release date. Also, note: the trailer will be playing in front of "The Help" this week if you want to understand the demo they're going for.

Sam Rockwell Negotiating To Star In 'Better Living Through Chemistry'

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 15, 2011 12:13 PM
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Well, you knew something had to break. After his Best Acting Oscar nomination for "The Hurt Locker," Jeremy Renner's stock in the star market rose astronomically and he attached himself to several tentpoles ("Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" being the biggest) and even flirted with the first iteration of Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology project. But something in his schedule had to give and that's become an indie called “Better Living Through Chemistry.”

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