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Interview: Paul Giamatti On The Comedic Balance Of 'Win Win'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 21, 2011 6:27 AM
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Actor Also Discusses Working With George Clooney, David Cronenberg, And The Death Of 'Bubba Nosferatu'In "Win Win" (our review here), Paul Giamatti stars as Mike, a beleaguered lawyer and father who decides to care for an elderly man (Burt Young) in order to receive a lofty commission. What he doesn't count on is Kyle (Alex Shaffer), the man's grandson who comes to live with him. Mike, a part-time high school wrestling coach, soon learns that the chain-smoking, moody Kyle is a world-class grappler, and he brings him onto the team. As you would expect, complications result.

In Theaters: 'Paul,' 'Limitless,' 'Lincoln Lawyer'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 18, 2011 3:21 AM
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While the film cool kids kick around Austin at the SXSW festival, eating queso and barbecue and drinking 'ritas and tweeting about all the rad awesome movies they're seeing, we've got to console ourselves with the offerings at the cineplex this weekend. Fortunately, it's not all crap! We even get a SXSW treat in the form of "Paul," the Two Dudes and an Alien road trip comedy. Also in theaters: Bradley Cooper in the sci-fi pharmaceutical pic "Limitless," Matthew McConaughey returning to his courtroom roots in the "Lincoln Lawyer," and Sundance fave, Tom McCarthy's "Win Win."

Review: Tom McCarthy’s ‘Win Win’ Balances Heartfelt & Hilarious Small Victories

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2011 2:23 AM
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The following is a reprint of our Sundance review by our correspondent James Rocchi.

The Playlist Foolishly, and Prematurely, Tries To Predict The 2012 Best Picture Oscar Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2011 5:58 AM
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It would be safe to say that The Playlist is as sick of the just-wrapped-up awards season as anyone. The endless ceremonies, often with the same results, the blind guesses, the half-informed speculation; by the time it reaches March, we're kind of furious with the whole circus.

Watch: Trailer For 'Win Win' Is A Win Win

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 8:38 AM
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Well, you can go ahead and sign us up. Tom McCarthy is one of our favorite directors and Fox Searchlight has just dropped a trailer for his latest, "Win Win," and it looks like another solid entry in the helmer's growing filmography of tender, winning dramedies.

SXSW '11 First Looks & New Pics: Carla Gugino In 'Girl Walks Into A Bar,' 'Win Win,' 'Fubar 2,' More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2011 8:14 AM
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So, the SXSW lineup has been revealed and that also means marketing machines will be going into full effect as the films get set to unspool in Austin. And so with that in mind, we have first looks at a small handful of films that will be playing and we're sure there will be more down the road.

Poster For 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2011 4:25 AM
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Tom McCarthy, the director behind the tender and lovely "The Station Agent" and the heart-wrenching "The Visitor," is one of our faves and with his third effort "Win Win" on the way it appears the helmer has once again delivered another strong pic about outsiders finding their way.

Sundance '11 Review: Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' Balances Heartfelt & Hilarious Small Victories

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 23, 2011 1:13 AM
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From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

Watch: Clip From Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' With Paul Giamatti Debuts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2011 7:02 AM
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As you may have heard, the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and buzz is already starting to swell for a few films. One of those films is Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win.” McCarthy is no stranger to Sundance, his films “The Station Agent” and “The Visitor” both received their debuts at the fest before going on to win awards and critical acclaim. They also featured breakout leading performances from perpetual supporting players Peter Dinklage and Richard Jenkins. McCarthy is also a skilled actor himself, who you might remember from “Michael Clayton”, “Meet The Parents” and HBO’s “The Wire.” He’s also got a story credit on the Pixar flim “Up,” so he probably made you cry at some point and you didn’t even realize it.

'Clash Of The Titans' Sequel Will Hit Theaters March 30th, 2012, Two Years After Original

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 15, 2010 2:41 AM
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Tom McCarthy's 'Win Win' Also Gets A Date "Clash of the Titans" was a fairly big risk for Warner Bros. The swords-and-sandals genre had faded since its "Gladiator" revival a decade ago, and the Greek myths have never really been box office manna, plus it was the first test of freshly-formed star Sam Worthington after the massive success of "Avatar." But it was a risk that paid off handsomely, commercially if not creatively, with a near $500 million dollar haul worldwide.

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