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In Theaters: 'The Master' Hopes To Not Have The Weekend 'Stolen' By 'Resident Evil' Or 'Liberal Arts'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • September 14, 2012 5:51 PM
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It’s back-to-school season, in the real world and in Movieland, as art continues to imitate life. As you (or your kids, or a friend, or maybe just some random person on the corner) get back into the swing of the classroom, you can watch the big screen stars do the same thing! We do mean this literally, as two films this weekend are set within the hallowed walls of institutions of learning. But there are plenty of protagonists receiving informal educations (to Scientology… question mark?), learning new trades, and reintroducing themselves to the world as well. So go hit the books, then the theaters. Or vice versa: we won’t tattle.

The 10 Best Films To See In September

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 5, 2012 11:12 AM
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While you might be bummed you can't make it to Venice, Telluride and TIFF, over the next four weeks, there will be plenty of movies hitting theaters that are not only just as buzzworthy, but will be heading to cinemas following their splashy premieres around the world. So to help you along your way, we've picked ten films that are unspooling in the next 30 days or so that will likely to be worth your time and hard earned dollars. So with no further ado…

Exclusive: New Poster For 'Liberal Arts' Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Josh Radnor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2012 5:23 PM
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Being lost and adrift in your mid-30s is a familiar sensation of a certain generation, and "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor captures that with "Liberal Arts," his upcoming sophomore feature directorial effort.

Watch: Trailer For Josh Radnor's 'Liberal Arts' Starring Elizabeth Olsen

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 7, 2012 9:17 AM
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It’s been more than a year since Josh Radnor’s directorial debut, “Happythankyoumoreplease,” hit theaters after winning the Sundance Audience Award in 2010, and now the “How I Met Your Mother” actor is back with his sophomore effort “Liberal Arts.” And we have the first trailer for the indie dramedy.

Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down' Gets Inaugurated With A November 1, 2013 Release Date; 'Singularity' Moved Back

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2012 6:20 PM
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So which White House-set thriller do you want to see? Roland Emmerich's "White House Down" or the Gerard Butler starring "White House Taken" (that's right, they changed it from "Olympus Has Fallen")? Well, with both movies racing into production it looks like this year's Snow White showdown is next year's Oval Office battle.

Sundance: Buzz Films 'Arbitrage,' 'Liberal Arts,' 'Robot & Frank' & 'V/H/S' All Find Distribution

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 26, 2012 10:40 AM
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As ever, Park City is quieting down again, with many journalists heading home after a week of Sundance madness. We've still got plenty of coverage to come, don't get us wrong, but as is so often the case with festivals, things tend to be a little front-loaded. Except, that is, on the business end; now that most films have unspooled, the acquisitions folk are ready to start handing out the checks. We've already seen a few big sales: Fox Searchlight took two of the best-reviewed films of the festival, "The Surrogate" and "Beasts Of The Southern Wild," while "For A Good Time Call," "Lay The Favorite," "Black Rock," "Celeste and Jesse Forever" and "Red Lights," among others, have all found homes.

Sundance Review: 'Liberal Arts' Is A Mostly Charming Sophomore Effort From Writer/Director Josh Radnor

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 25, 2012 8:37 AM
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Every young filmmaker dreams of getting their debut into Sundance and hopes that if it goes over well, they can turn that buzz into a distribution deal with a successful theatrical run not far behind. But getting in to the festival is only the beginning. Even if your film is a hit, Sundance audiences are not always the most reliable indicator of what will click with audiences outside the buzzy confines of Park City. Just ask “How I Met Your Mother” actor Josh Radnor, whose debut film as a writer/director "Happythankyoumoreplease" received the audience award back in 2010 only to hit theaters over a year later and fizzle with critics and audiences (though the film has developed a following since becoming available on Netflix Instant). Radnor is back this year with his sophomore effort "Liberal Arts," which has already garnered comparisons to some of his cinematic idols and received not one but two standing ovations during festival screenings. Whether that buzz will translate into a wider audience is anybody's guess but right now things are looking pretty good for the actor-turned-filmmaker.

Sundance: 'Liberal Arts' Director Josh Radnor Talks The Influence Of Richard Linklater, Working With Elizabeth Olsen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2012 1:04 PM
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While it's fairly easy (and somewhat lazy) to toss Josh Radnor into the Zach Braff category of sitcom-actor-turned-screenwriter-and-filmmaker, the association is reductive of the talents required on both the small and big screen. As the star of "How I Met Your Mother," Radnor has displayed a very different set of tools than those utilized for his debut feature "Happythankyoumoreplease." And while that Sundance Audience Award-winning film didn't quite break out the way one might expect, Radnor has soldiered on, and now, two years later, has arrived with "Liberal Arts." Starring rising actress Elizabeth Olsen, the film centers on Jesse (Radnor), a 35-year-old man who can’t leave his college life behind as he comes to grips with the responsibilities of adulthood. Olsen plays Zibby, a 19-year-old college student who falls for Jesse over their mutual love of music and literature, but their difference in age starts to get in the way as Jesse moves farther away from a hedonistic lifestyle.

Sundance: New Looks At Elizabeth Olsen In 'Liberal Arts' & 'Red Lights' Plus Pics Of Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough In 'Shadow Dancer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2012 12:36 PM
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Can't be in Park City this week? We feel your pain, and while most of us will have to wait for months and perhaps even a year to eventually see some of the movies unspooling at Sundance, hopefully this batch of new images will be enough to tide you over for now.

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.

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