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New Foxcatcher Teaser – Full Throttle

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The new trailer for Foxcatcher shows a bit more about the tense relationship between Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, and gives you a pretty idea of how dark Carell goes with this magnificent, disturbing performance.

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Intense new teaser trailer for Foxcatcher

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Disturbing. Feel the tension mount.

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Can the Cannes Awards Impact the Oscar Race

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Now that the Cannes awards have been handed out, some might wonder whether any of the films honored will make it all the way to the Oscars. The same films I thought had a chance at the beginning — Foxcatcher and Mr. Turner — still have a good chance, both collecting hardware today. Not winning any awards but with their eyes clearly aimed at the awards race would include The…

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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream

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“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” ― George Carlin When John Steinbeck wryly observed that most Americans disdained socialism as if they were “temporarily embarrassed millionaires” whose ship had yet to come in, he had no idea just how many millions of hard working self-made millionaires the country would someday spawn — how many would actually attain that American…

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Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher trailer

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Foxcatcher is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of…

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Best (Supporting?) Actor Watch: First Look, Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

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Thanks to reader Jon: Pic and story from EW: “If you didn’t recognize Carell at first sight, you’re not alone. “We just had our first test [screening], and not everybody recognized Steve. He is aged [for the film], and his face is changed, and his physicality changed,” says Miller, who explains that the unlikely casting of Carell as a killer is an important part of making the character feel authentic….

Trailer: The Way, Way Back

Trailer: The Way, Way Back

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Fox Searchlight reportedly paid $10 million for the rights to The Way Way Back at Sundance in February. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash — who won an Oscar for their screenplay for The Descendents. Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers. In theaters July 5th, a rather…

Crazy Stupid Love, trailer

Crazy Stupid Love, trailer

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(thanks, bene!)

More of them, Less of Date Night

More of them, Less of Date Night

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How do you make your movie look really bad by comparison? You show clips of it against its two much more entertaining and funny stars — who wouldn’t rather watch these two just sit and make jokes rather than endure what is sure to be a top-heavy, expensive, maybe funny affair? hat tip, ONTD: Second one after the cut.

Despicable Me, trailer 2

Despicable Me, trailer 2

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What do we have here? An animated film that might actually be funny? What a unique concept these days. This is why I enjoyed Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs more than I did Ponyo. yeah, heresy, I know, but I’m at least I’m confessing my sins. While a lot of animated films manage to appeal to a broad audience by combining childishness with a heavy dose of irony and…