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7 items from 2014


Robert Downey Jr. Gets Emotional In 'The Judge' Trailer (Video)

20 June 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For the past few years, Robert Downey Jr. has been so entrenched in the world of high concept franchise movies that you almost don't know what he looks like outside of the "Iron Man" armor or "Sherlock Holmes'" deerstalker hat. (No one is counting "Due Date" or his cameo in "Chef," sorry.) So the fact that he has a big movie opening this fall, and that big movie is not a franchise picture but rather a small-scale dramatic thriller, well, it's certainly something to get excited about. And after you see the brand new trailer, you'll be excited to.

The trailer for Downey's new movie "The Judge" was debuted on his twitter account (yes, apparently Iron Man tweets), with Downey explaining, "This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years. Enjoy." Awww. In the movie Downey plays a successful lawyer who returns to »

- Drew Taylor

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Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga And Robert Duvall Star In First Trailer For The Judge

19 June 2014 5:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Judge brings two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. (Chaplin, Tropic Thunder) and Oscar winner Robert Duvall (Crazy Heart) together for the first time on the big screen.

In The Judge, Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Catch the first trailer below for the film that bows during the upcoming awards season.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring) and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), and is directed by David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers).

The film also features Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare. »

- Michelle McCue

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‘South Park’ Exec Producer Anne Garefino Wins AFI Alumni Medal

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Film Institute has selected producer Anne Garefino as the recipient of the 2014 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

She will be presented the award as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute for Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 5.

Garefino is a 1988 graduate of AFI. The Schaffner award recognizes a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Stuart Cornfeld, Amy Heckerling, Patty  Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Edward Zwick.

Garefino has been the executive producer of the animated series “South Park” since 2007 and produced two films with Trey Parker and Matt Stone — “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” and “Team America: World Police.” She made her Broadway debut as a producer on “The Book of Mormon,” winning a Tony and a Grammy.

Garefino was a producing fellow at AFI. Before moving to Los Angeles, »

- Dave McNary

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‘South Park’ Exec Producer Anne Garefino Wins AFI Alumni Medal

28 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected producer Anne Garefino as the recipient of the 2014 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

She will be presented the award as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute for Jane Fonda at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 5.

Garefino is a 1988 graduate of AFI. The Schaffner award recognizes a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Stuart Cornfeld, Amy Heckerling, Patty  Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Edward Zwick.

Garefino has been the executive producer of the animated series “South Park” since 2007 and produced two films with Trey Parker and Matt Stone — “South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut” and “Team America: World Police.” She made her Broadway debut as a producer on “The Book of Mormon,” winning a Tony and a Grammy.

Garefino was a producing fellow at AFI. Before moving to Los Angeles, »

- Dave McNary

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Review: Stones For The Rampart Is A Serviceable Ode To Young War Heroes

11 March 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

There are two conflicting perspectives on how to approach Robert Glinski's Stones for the Rampart (Kamienie na szaniec). The first, and the more advisable one, makes the viewing experience increasingly pleasurable. It's based on an assumption that the forenamed film is nothing more than a surprisingly approachable based-on-facts historical drama about friendship, honor and sacrifice during the tumultuous times of World War II. The second one predetermines the perception of the film not as a dramatized version of real life events, but as an uncalled-for adaptation that somehow undermines the importance of a precious myth that surrounds the fallen heroes of a beloved wartime story.Based on Janusz Kaminski's legendary 1943 book of the same name, Stones for the Rampart pays homage to a group of...

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2007

4 February 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 6 Feb 2014 - 06:08

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2007, and another 25 overlooked gems...

For some reason, the number three was a common factor in several blockbuster movies of 2007. The third film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series (At World's End) dominated the box office, Spider-Man 3 marked Sam Raimi's last entry as director in the series, while Mike Myers went for a hat trick of hits with Shrek The Third.

I Am Legend was the third and most financially successful attempt to bring Richard Matheson's classic novel to the big screen, Rush Hour 3 marked Jackie Chan's last action pairing with Chris Tucker, while Zack Snyder's musky sword-swinger 300 was notable for having the number three in the title.

Iffy attempts at numerology aside, 2007 was also a superb for year for movies in general - particularly underappreciated ones, »

- ryanlambie

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TCM Unveils Lineup for 31 Days Of Oscar, Including New Documentary “And the Oscar Goes To…”

14 January 2014 7:41 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

When Turner Classic Movies (TCM) kicks off 31 Days of Oscar®, the network’s annual celebration of the Academy Awards® in February, it will be embarking on one of the most ambitious and comprehensive editions of the month-long festival yet.

Each night’s primetime lineup from Feb. 1 through March 3 will be devoted to showcasing all the movies nominated in a particular category in a given year. Meanwhile, daytime programming will focus on specific categories, with winners and nominees from multiple years.

TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar is one of several events celebrating the network’s 20th year as a leading authority in classic film. Making the 2014 edition of 31 Days of Oscar even more spectacular will be the world premiere of And the Oscar® Goes To…, a brand-new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards, slated to premiere Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. (Et/Pt). CNN Films will encore the documentary onThursday, »

- Michelle McCue

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