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Review: 'Why Stop Now?' A Compelling, But Not Always Fulfilling Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 13, 2012 12:02 PM
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There’s not a whole lot of forward momentum in “Why Stop Now?” which is a surprise considering the immediacy-baiting title. Though the film takes place within the span of one day, the narrative feels truncated, allowing for connections to form, and then sever, over the course of twenty-four hours. It's well-acted, certainly, though these performances belong in a film with sharper pacing, one that breathes easily. But, this directorial debut from Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner breathes like a frequent smoker: in fits and starts, peppered with coughs and dry heaves.

Exclusive: Clip From 'Why Stop Now' Featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan & Melissa Leo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 1:57 PM
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Yes, Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo have made their first film together with "Why Stop Now." But while they are both known for being solid dramatic actors, the feature debut from writing and directing pair Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner finds them exercising their excellent comic skills instead.

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Meets Melissa Leo's Drug Dealer In Trailer For 'Why Stop Now?'; Preps Off-Broadway Effort 'The Revisionist'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 5, 2012 11:26 AM
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After a brief pause from acting in the past year, actor Jesse Eisenberg is slowly finding his way back onto cinema screens, most recently in Woody Allen's latest, “To Rome With Love.” That isn't to say the actor's been lounging off his Fincher cash though, as a first glimpse from his starring Sundance entry, as well as details of his second off-Broadway-penned effort, have shown up to provide two different sides to the actor's work.

New Posters For 'V/H/S,' 'Ruby Sparks,' 'Why Stop Now' & 'Deadfall'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 15, 2012 1:26 PM
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There is no one who would disagree with the notion that the age of great film posters is long behind us -- instead we are left with orange-blue monstrosities with floating heads. That’s not to say there isn’t an inspired choice every now and then, as is the case with the first official poster for the horror anthology film “V/H/S” that scared audiences at Sundance earlier this year (read our take here). The poster wouldn’t look out of place as the cover of a schlocky video at a local video store circa the late '80s. The anthology, which has segments directed by a who’s-who of indie horror including Ti West (“The House Of The Devil” and “The Innkeepers”), Joe Swanberg (“Silver Bullets”) and David Bruckner (“The Signal”), will hit VOD on August 31st before debuting in theaters a few weeks later in October. And if you find yourself in North Texas this weekend, you’ll be able to catch the film on the big screen at the inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival.

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