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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.)

Rob Corddry Joins Jonathan Levine’s Zombie Romance ‘Warm Bodies’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2011 6:59 AM
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We'll say this for Jonathan Levine -- you can't peg him down to any one genre. The director first made waves with the horror flick "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" (which he says is still stuck in distributor hell) before breaking out with charming hip-hop coming-of-age film "The Wackness." Next month he's got the cancer dramedy "50/50" set to hit theaters, and after that? A zombie romance of course.

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