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Sundance Review: Wise & Mature 'The Spectacular Now' Marked By Strong Performances From Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 19, 2013 1:13 PM
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Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is the charming, good time guy who lives in the moment. Self-assured, he’s the life of the party, popular and he and his girlfriend Cassidy (Brie Larson) breeze through their high school experience. Sutter and Cassidy are like a teenage power couple that rule parties thanks to their appeal and all the social lubricants at hand. But, writing an admission letter to the Dean of a university, Sutter reveals his life is at a crossroads. Thinking she's caught him with another girl, Cassidy has dumped him, when the truth is that Sutter was using his good-time skills to help get his timid friend Ricky (Masam Holden) laid. But Cassidy isn’t having it and Sutter can’t see why this is the straw that broke the camel’s back with her.

Exclusive: New Images From 'The Spectacular Now' Starring Shailene Woodley Of 'The Descendants'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 16, 2013 11:04 AM
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If you're not a film blogger, PR person or industry insider, you may not have heard of the upcoming indie drama "The Spectacular Now." But a week from now when the Sundance Film Festival is winding down, the title could be on everyone's lips.

First Look At 'The Hangover' Writers' '21 & Over' Reminds Us Why Hollywood Is Placing A Bet On Miles Teller

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 26, 2012 1:22 PM
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When you see the same name popping up over and over again, you know something's up. Such is the case with 25-year-old actor Miles Teller, who has enough of a baby face to genuinely pull off teen roles, plus the chops to back it up. He's had decent-sized parts in "Project X" and "Footloose," but where he's truly shined and where everyone in Hollywood must have noticed him was alongside Nicole Kidman in John Cameron Mitchell's deeply underrated "Rabbit Hole." Kidman earned her third Oscar nomination for Best Actress in the role of a bereaved mother and Teller plays the teenage boy who accidentally killed her young son with his car. Their scenes together are poignant and moving and Teller held his own.

Analeigh Tipton & Miles Teller Will Have A 'Two Night Stand'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 2, 2012 12:24 PM
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Ruben Fleischer’s probably happy just to be able to have some degree of control over a film he’s working on at the moment after the farce that has developed around the much-discussed “Gangster Squad.” But some positive development on one of his producing projects is something for the “Zombieland” director to cling on to, with “Two Night Stand” lining up a pair of exciting young leads. Mark Hammer’s Black List script has Max Nichols attached to direct what will be his debut feature, and now the casting is in full swing with Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton joining the project.

Brie Larson & Miles Teller Join 'The Spectacular Now' With 'The Descendants' Star Shailene Woodley

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 21, 2012 4:41 PM
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The name Brie Larson may not be one that’s readily on the tip of the average cinema-goer’s tongue, but she may just have a face that many are starting to remember. With impressive and fairly memorable roles in the likes of “Rampart,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and most recently “21 Jump Street,” Larson has started to get the attention she deserves away from her TV gig on “United States of Tara.” She has “Relanxious” with Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and “Squirrel to the Nuts” with Owen Wilson and (again) Olivia Wilde on her upcoming schedule, and now she’s added a new comedy in the form of “The Spectacular Now."

Bryan Cranston, Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & More 'Get A Job' With 'Rodger Dodger' Director Dylan Kidd

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 8:06 PM
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Ask, and you shall receive. If you build it, they will come. We're sure one of those phrases applies to "Get A Job," the first feature film in a decade from "Rodger Dodger" helmer Dylan Kidd.

Miles Teller To Star While Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Jesse Eisenberg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & More Sought To 'Get A Job'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2012 4:38 PM
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Besides the total omnipresence of Jessica Chastain, among the many things the cinematic year of 2011 will be remembered for, is the return of some long absent film directors. After years in the wilderness, cinephiles were finally treated to new feature films from Alexander Payne, Lynne Ramsay and Whit Stillman. And now heading into 2012, another filmmaker, perhaps not as famous, is looking to get back behind the camera.

You Asked For It America: Craig Mazin Hired To Write 'The Hangover Part 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2011 9:56 AM
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Will The Wolfpack Head To Amsterdam Next?Well this was inevitable. After "The Hangover Part II" shattered the R-rated comedy opening weekend numbers this past Memorial Day holiday with a ridiculous $135 million haul, plans are already moving on a sequel. And as befits a sequel that was a lukewarm and ultimately pretty boring retread of the first film, it looks like they're gonna keep watering it down for the next go-round.

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