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Berlin Review: Strong Ensemble in 'A Long Way Down,' with Brosnan, Collette, Paul and More, Still Doesn't Add Up

The 2005 New York Times review of Nick Hornby’s novel “A Long Way Down” described a scene in which Martin, a morning TV show presenter whose career has been derailed due a sexual escapade with an 15-year-old girl, is stopped from jumping off a tall London building by Maureen, a suicidal single-mother caring for a severely handicapped son. The Times quotes their brief conversation, Maureen first:
  • By Tom Christie
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  • February 12, 2014 11:30 AM
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EW Unveils Sprawling Fall TV Preview, From New Shows with Toni Collette and Michael J. Fox to What's Next on 'American Horror Story,' 'Homeland' and More

Just as it does with film, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled its annual Fall TV preview, which hits newsstands Friday less than two weeks before the Primetime Emmys on September 22. Fall television is a whack-a-mole of pilots and new seasons, and according to this issue, there are 119 of those coming at you down the pike.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 12, 2013 4:17 PM
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LAFF Interview: Actor-Writer-Directors Rash & Faxon Talk Water Park Summer Comedy 'The Way, Way Back' (CLIPS)

It was no surprise last January when Fox Searchlight scooped up Sundance coming-of-age comedy "The Way, Way Back" (July 5) from actor-writer-directors Jim Rash ("Community") and Nat Faxon ("Ben and Kate"). The duo memorably accepted the adapted screenplay Oscar with Alexander Payne for Searchlight's "The Descendants," when Rash adopted the Angelina Jolie leg pose. It was the "Way, Way Back" script, written eight years ago, that paved the way to writing "The Descendants." Finally, after their Oscar win, they landed backers for their $5 million summer comedy, which closes the Los Angeles Film Festival Sunday.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 22, 2013 4:20 PM
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