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Interview: 'A Single Shot' Star Sam Rockwell Talks His Favorite Genre Films, Marvel Movies, Duncan Jones' 'Mute' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 19, 2013 5:20 PM
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Sam Rockwell is one of those actors whose mere presence in a movie can elicit excitement for a project that could have otherwise easily been written off. No matter what he's in – if it's big budget nonsense like "Charlie's Angels" or something like Duncan Jones' moody, micro-budget "Moon" – Rockwell is sure to turn in a performance that's downright electric (or electrified, maybe). His newest film is "A Single Shot," which opens this weekend (read our review). A twisty, turny film noir about a down-on-his-luck hunter who makes a fatally wrong shot, killing a young woman in the woods, Rockwell is as intense as he usually is goofy, his manic energy turned inward, for a kind of bottled fury. It's quite a performance, especially considering the fine actors he's surrounded by (William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright and Jason Isaacs are among his costars).

David Gordon Green Explains His Move To Studio Films & Defends 'The Sitter'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2013 9:42 AM
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What David Gordon Green will do next tends to be anybody's guess. From independent cinema to big studio comedies to animated shows on MTV to acclaimed fare on HBO, the director doesn't put up any boundaries or stick to anybody's preconceived notions about what he should be doing as a filmmaker. When it was announced last week that he was setting up a dramedy with Al Pacino sought for the lead, it was just another indication of the director's unpredictability. And indeed, Green's forthcoming "Prince Avalanche" was made largely off the grid, revealed when it was pretty much done filming and dropped into Sundance where it earned mostly positive praise (including our own review).

Watch: Sam Rockwell Exudes Menace, Usual High Standards In Deleted Scenes for 'The Sitter'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 20, 2012 2:37 PM
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Essentially the anti-Apatow, director David Gordon Green has found a habit in obtaining the leanest running times possible for his films, and with his 81 minute 2011 film “The Sitter” (squaring off against “Carnage” as one of the shortest of last year) arriving on Blu-Ray today, two deleted scenes are available to watch now.
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Review: 'The Sitter' Is A Rough, But Absurdist Romp & Serves As a Natural End Point For David Gordon Green's Comedy Exploration

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 12, 2011 5:56 PM
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While formulaic and lazy in its plotting, employing clichés upon clichés and opportune plot conveniences at every turn, David Gordon Green’s scrappy, loose and rough-around-the-edges mainstream comedy, “The Sitter,” is still by and large, an enjoyable little lark thanks to a strong dollop of WTF? absurdisms to round out its corners. And at a brisk 81 minutes, while largely forgettable, it’s still easy to stay engaged in a picture that appears to act as an homage to ‘80s perilous adventure films such as “Adventure’s In Babysitting” and “Risky Business” therefore using mechanical tropes by design.

Audiences Celebrate 'New Year's Eve' Early On The Worst Box Office Weekend Of 2011

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 11, 2011 12:07 PM
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It’s not a surprise to see two of the year’s mildest weekends following each other. It is, however, a bit of a departure to see them at the beginning of December. The top twenty films at the box office brought a cumulative $73.2 million, the worst weekend of 2011. That's right, even worse than last weekend which had no new wide releases. You can keep filling up the theaters with crap Hollywood, just don't expect anyone to go.

David Gordon Green Talks The Failure of 'Your Highness,' The Comfort of 'The Sitter,' & His Career Choices

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 9, 2011 4:40 PM
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David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter,” opening nationwide today, seems like the natural conclusion of a movement in the director’s career.

In Theaters: If You Want To See 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' You'll Need To Call 'The Sitter' For Your 'Young Adult' (Just Don't Stay Out Until 'New Year's Eve')

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 9, 2011 4:28 PM
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This is what I'm talking about! This is the kind of weekend we deserve in December. Some buzzed about prestige pieces, comedies for adults of the slapstick and dark variety, and one giant overstuffed blimp of star exploitation for people who don't actually like movies.

David Gordon Green Says 'Freaks of the Heartland' Might Be An Animated; 'Suspiria' Remake "Really Close" To Happening

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 9, 2011 11:57 AM
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Exclusive: With his new gonzo babysitter movie "The Sitter" opening up this weekend, we got to sit down and talk with its director, the multitalented David Gordon Green, best known for raunchy studio comedy "Pineapple Express" and most beloved for bittersweet indie romance "All the Real Girls." During the conversation, we had to get the lowdown on a plethora of projects he's been linked to. So, read on for updates on "Suspiria," the recently announced time travel romance "Q," and, in typical David Gordon Green speak, a whole bunch of other shit (including how his comic book horror movie "Freaks of the Heartland" might be headed for animation).

David Gordon Green “Embraces The Cliches” Of Mainstream Comedy; Says ‘The Sitter’ DVD Will Have Some Wild, Dark & Absurd Extras

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 8, 2011 3:23 PM
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David Gordon Green is the rare (or odd-duck) director that has a preternatural understanding of both the poetic and the absurd. While his career is a head-scratcher to most, the first gift is clearly expressed in his early indie films (especially his Criterion-approved debut "George Washington" and "All The Real Girls") and the latter talent is evinced in his recent spate of studio-endorsed comedies which include “Pineapple Express” and “Your Highness.”

New Pics For Angelina Jolie's 'In The Land Of Blood & Honey' & David Gordon Green's 'The Sitter'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 23, 2011 9:40 AM
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One movie is gunning for Oscar, while the other wants to tickle your funny bone, and both have new images. See how we tenuously tied these two films together?!

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