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Second Opinion – War Dogs (2016)

25 August 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War Dogs, 2016.

Directed by Todd Phillips.

Starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper and Kevin Pollack.

Synopsis:

During the Iraq War, two twenty-somethings living in Miami exploit the government’s initiative to allow small businesses to bid on Us Military contracts.

The War Dogs prologue, narrated by Miles Teller, will stun audiences in the revelation that modern warfare is less concerned with patriotism, and in defeating the (nondescript) terrorists, but it’s all about money and private contracts. Well, I say ‘stun’ – really, it’s the film that thinks it will stun its audience with this little factoid (one that has been common knowledge for nearly a decade). This conservative shock tactic may startle those born circa 2000, but for its target audience they will roll their eyes, and mumble, “Yes, movie, we know! I’m sure you’re about ‘stun’ us more with the notion that the »

- Matthew Lee

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Movie Review – War Dogs (2016)

24 August 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War Dogs, 2016.

Directed by Todd Phillips.

Starring Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and Kevin Pollak.

Synopsis:

David Packouz (Teller) is a down-and-out masseuse, living with his girlfriend with few ambitions, and a baby on the way. At a funeral for an old school friend he bumps into his childhood best friend Efraim (Hill), and soon enough Efraim has him embroiled in his arms dealership. As the business grows, so does the danger, money and conflicts. All based on a true story.

They often say that those who can write great comedy can write great drama. The same can be applied to those who write mediocre comedy and, thusly, mediocre drama. Adam McKay showed how a pro could move from the silliness of Anchorman to the high stakes of Oscar-bait The Big Short. The Hangover and Road Trip director/writer Todd Phillips has now stepped up to the plate, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – War Dogs (2016)

24 August 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War Dogs, 2016.

Directed by Todd Phillips.

Starring Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas and Kevin Pollak.

Synopsis:

David Packouz (Teller) is a down-and-out masseuse, living with his girlfriend with few ambitions, and a baby on the way. At a funeral for an old school friend he bumps into his childhood best friend Efraim (Hill), and soon enough Efraim has him embroiled in his arms dealership. As the business grows, so does the danger, money and conflicts. All based on a true story.

They often say that those who can write great comedy can write great drama. The same can be applied to those who write mediocre comedy and, thusly, mediocre drama. Adam McKay showed how a pro could move from the silliness of Anchorman to the high stakes of Oscar-bait The Big Short. The Hangover and Road Trip director/writer Todd Phillips has now stepped up to the plate, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Poster and trailer for The Late Bloomer starring Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow and Maria Bello

23 August 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A poster and trailer have arrived online for director Kevin Pollak’s upcoming comedy drama The Late Bloomer, which stars Johnny Simmons, Brittany Snow, Maria Bello, Beck Bennett, Kumail Nanjiani, Blake Cooper, Jane Lynch and J. K. Simmons; check them out below…

The story of an adult male who, after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland, experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.

The Late Bloomer is set for release on October 7th in the States.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Late Bloomer Poster Makes a Man Out of Johnny Simmons | Exclusive

22 August 2016 3:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There has never been a story quite like this! Coming to theaters this fall is the true-life comedy The Late Bloomer. To celebrate director Kevin Pollak's latest project, we have a tantalizing one-sheet that teases one man's dire dilemma. But it's one problem we're not too sure many of you will be able to identify with!

The Late Bloomer is&#160based on&#160Ken Baker's&#160book&#160of the same name, which is subtitled 'A Memoir of My Body'. It hits book stores and online outlets on September 27th. Just a few days later, Momentum Pictures will release the film in theaters on October 7th. Kevin Pollak is working from a script by Joe Nussbaum, Mark Torgove, Paul A. Kaplan, Kyle&#160Cooper, and Austyn&#160Jeffs, from a story by Joe Nussbaum and Gary Rosen.

In The Late Bloomer, Dr. Pete Newmans (Johnny Simmons) is a successful sex therapist whose&#160practice&#160is »

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Film Review: ‘War Dogs’ Fires Blanks in a Sorry Attempt at Satire

19 August 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “War Dogs” is an insufferable, self important, and heavy handed attempt at satire that can’t stop congratulating itself for all the big truths it’s blowing up, bro. “Old School” and “Hangover” director Todd Phillips fancies himself an auteur, but here it seems like he’s imitating David O Russell imitating Martin Scorsese.

Rating: 1.5/5.0

He’s picked a subject ripe for satire. Inspired by the true story, David (Miles Teller) and Efraim (Jonah Hill) play a couple of old high school friends in Miami who reconnect at a friend’s funeral during the early oughts in the middle of the Afghan and Iraq wars. David is struggling just to get by as a massage therapist with a wife and a baby on the way, while Efraim has found a way to make easy cash by exploiting the bureaucracy of the military.

Efraim bids on small military contracts for »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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War Dogs – Review

18 August 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The kids are heading back to school, it’s getting a touch cooler (the multiplex is still a great place to beat the heat), the superheroes have packed it in (for a couple of months), so are we ready to return to the Middle East, or at least the big conflicts in the sand? That’s how we started out the year, with Michael Bay’s Benghazi docudrama. Well, there were two little films that followed, set in that hostile local. Two “dramadies”, one fact, the other fiction, to be precise. Tom Hanks was a “fish-out-of-water” in Hologram For The King, while Tina Fey was a TV news reporter (based on a real person) in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Yes, this new flick is a comedy, or at least that’s what the near constant onslaught of trailers and TV spots have been hammering home for the last several months. Hey, »

- Jim Batts

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[Review] War Dogs

18 August 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

War Dogs, not unlike The Big Short, attempts to make entertainment out of outrageous, behind-the-scenes sausage-making that ultimately had an impact on the American economy. While Todd Phillips‘ film is not as insightful as Adam McKay’s picture, it’s a good time, even if it remains somewhat politically neutral. The boys get rich off of a war they oppose while praising Dick Cheney’s America for making it happen.

Miles Teller stars as David Packouz, a massage therapist living in Miami with pregnant finance Iz (Ana de Armas). At a funeral he crosses paths with his middle school pal Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), a shape-shifter who is whomever you want him to be while he’s standing right in front of you. Fighting for small crumbs on a government bidding site designed to even the playing field, David and Efraim make small arms deals until one appears they can’t resist. »

- John Fink

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Miles Teller: His best performances so far

18 August 2016 3:48 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of my favorite young actors, Miles Teller has been gaining steam as emerging A-lister over the last couple of years. This week, Teller is getting the same treatment that fellow near A-lister Jonah Hill got from me a few days ago from yours truly, in honor of their upcoming film War Dogs. Teller is very good in the film, as he pretty much always is, and even if it probably won’t launch his star any higher, it’s another interesting role in his quickly growing oeuvre. He deserves the attention, that’s for sure, so we’ll be showering him with it a bit more today… Once again for those of you who are curious, War Dogs is dramedy about two young men who became unlikely gun runners. It’s based on the true story of David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill), who inexplicably won a $300 million »

- Joey Magidson

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War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

16 August 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You wouldn't necessarily expect that the guy who directed Old School and The Hangover would wind up making a really great war movie at some point in his career, but that is exactly what Todd Phillips just did. Kind of. War Dogs is a movie about the side of war that is rarely talked about, perhaps only in faint glimpses, and Phillips, with the help of a perfect duo in Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, has given us a great look at that side of things. But he didn't lose his comedic sensibility along the way.

War Dogs tells the based on a true story of two twenty something year-old friends, David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill) who were best friends in school, but haven't seen one another in years. When they meet up at a funeral, David, who is fed up with his life as a massage therapist, »

- MovieWeb

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Jonah Hill: His best performances so far

15 August 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I don’t think that Jonah Hill quite gets the appreciation that he deserves within the industry. Yes, he’s been cited by Oscar twice with Academy Award nominations in Best Supporting Actor (the first for Moneyball and the second for The Wolf of Wall Street) and has anchored a hugely successful comedy franchise, but still, he comes off as under-appreciated. Perhaps when he makes his directorial debut in a year or so that will change, but for now, he’s still underrated in my book. This week, he has a new film out in War Dogs, which could be another hit on his resume. He also has last week’s successful Sausage Party, an animated movie in which he is one of the voices. He certainly keeps busy, right? For those of you who are curious, War Dogs is dramedy about two young men who became unlikely gun runners. »

- Joey Magidson

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The Legend is Back In Trailer for Jerry Lewis-Led ‘Max Rose’

4 August 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Three years after its Cannes debut, the familial drama Max Rose will finally arrive in theaters next month. The film — written and directed by Daniel Noah — is somewhat of a landmark, as it makes the first live-action performance of Jerry Lewis since 1995’s Funny Bones. The legendary actor and comedian stars as a jazz pianist named Max who discovers his wife, Eva, days before her death, was seeing another man during their 65-year marriage. This revelation rattles Max, along with his son (Kevin Pollak) and granddaughter (Kerry Bishé).

Ahead of a release in September, the first trailer and poster have now arrived. The film looks to be a somber and potentially uplifting meditation on loss and lies, life and death as the journey may be an excuse for the now-mourning and confused Max to connect with his children and experience life one final time.

See the trailer below, along with »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Jerry Lewis returns in first trailer for Max Rose

4 August 2016 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Daniel Noah’s upcoming drama Max Rose, which sees Jerry Lewis returning to the big screen with his first feature film role since 1995’s Funny Bones; watch it below after the official synopsis…

A jazz pianist makes a discovery after the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.

Max Rose is set for release in September in the States and also stars Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishe, Dean Stockwell and Claire Bloom.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Max Rose Trailer Brings Jerry Lewis Back to the Big Screen

3 August 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this year, fans welcomed the iconic comedy legend Jerry Lewis back to the big screen, as he appeared in a supporting role as Nicolas Cage's father in The Trust. Before he filmed that role, however, the screen icon appeared in Max Rose, his first big leading role in over 20 years, which hit the festival circuits in 2013 and arrives in theaters this fall. Today we have the first trailer which shows that Jerry Lewis still has what it takes.

At 90 years young, comedy legend Jerry Lewis is returning to the big screen. The iconic nonagenarian stars as the titular widower in the upcoming drama Max Rose, a film that could trigger more tears than laughter. Days before the death of Eva (Claire Bloom), his wife of 65 years, jazz pianist Max discovers that she had another man in her life. The news is just as shocking to his son (Kevin Pollak »

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Jerry Lewis Returns as a Jazz Pianist in First Trailer for Indie 'Max Rose'

3 August 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"They all start out with a slap on the ass, and then we end up jealous old men wishing we had what the other guy's got." Paladin & Lightstream have unveiled the official Us trailer for an indie drama called Max Rose, starring the legendary musician-comedian Jerry Lewis as an aging jazz pianist. The trailer says this is Lewis' "most personal role of a lifetime", and it definitely feels that way. After her death, he learns that his wife had another man in her life and tries to find out who he is. Also starring Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishé, Dean Stockwell, Fred Willard and Claire Bloom. This looks like a very emotional film, with strong performances and more heart than most films. "Sharing love - it's more important that anything." Indeed. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Daniel Noah's Max Rose, direct from YouTube: When a jazz pianist, Max Rose »

- Alex Billington

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Jerry Lewis Plays a Wistful Jazz Pianist in ‘Max Rose’ Trailer

3 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Sharing love — it’s more important that anything.” So says a decidedly tamped-down Jerry Lewis, who wistfully dominates the trailer for indie drama “Max Rose,” which he stars in as a 90-year-old jazz pianist.

“They all start out with a slap on the ass, and then we end up jealous old men wishing we had what the other guy’s got” his character muses at one point.

The film debuted in 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival and centers on Max Rose (Lewis) discovering that his late wife — “I can’t even remember my life without her” — had another man in her life and trying to figure out who he is. Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishé, Dean Stockwell, Fred Willard and Claire Bloom also star.

Max Rose” is directed by American filmmaker Daniel Noah from his own script. Paladin and Lightstream Pictures will release the film in select theaters on Sept. 2 with »

- Dave McNary

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‘Max Rose’ Trailer: Jerry Lewis Searches For Answers After Wife’s Death In Emotional Drama

3 August 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Legend Jerry Lewis returns to the big screen in the most personal role of a lifetime. Lightstream Entertainment and Paladin released a new trailer for the drama “Max Rose,” an intimate story about losing the one you love and holding on to the ones that are still around.

Lewis stars as the titular character, a retired jazz pianist whose wife of 65 years Eva (Claire Bloom) dies. After her death, he discovers an intimate note from another man written to her in 1959 and slowly starts to believe his marriage was a lie. As he embarks on an exploration of his own past, he is brought face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.

Read More: Jerry Lewis Wows MoMA at World Premiere of ‘Max Rose

The film is written and directed by Daniel Noah and also stars Kevin Pollack, Kerry Bishe and Illeana Douglas. A preliminary cut »

- Liz Calvario

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Interview: Actor Paul Dooley of ‘Breaking Away,’ ‘Sixteen Candles’

21 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If there ever was a quintessential “Dad” in movies of the last generation, it would have to be Paul Dooley. The comedian and character actor is best known for portraying the patriarch in “Breaking Away” (1979) and “Sixteen Candles” (1984), but was also in director’s Robert Altman’s ‘ensemble’ and has had a stellar career.

The former “Paul Brown” was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City (story below), before getting his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”

The Dad: Paul Dooley, with Dennis Christopher, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Jerry Lewis returns in Max Rose, check out the poster here

7 July 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Screen legend Jerry Lewis returns with his first feature film role in more than since 1995’s Funny Bones this year in Max Rose, and we’ve got a look at the first poster for you here…

A jazz pianist makes a discovery after the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.

Max Rose is set for release in September in the States and also stars Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishe, Dean Stockwell and Claire Bloom.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Max Rose Releases Poster – Jerry Lewis Returns To Film

7 July 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Jerry Lewis is returning to the film world in a feature that surely won’t be quite what you expect.

Max Rose, which hits Sept. 2 in New York and expands throughout September and October, is the story of a jazz pianist who suddenly has reason to question his sixty-five year marriage. This leads to an exploration of his own past, with, we must guess, rather surprising results.

From writer/director Daniel Noah, the film also stars Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Dean StockwellKerry Bishé, Mort Sahl, and many more.

The film hit Cannes a few years ago, which apparently led to no great rush to bring it to audiences, but that’s likely to be a testament to the somber, “life reflection” nature of the subject as much as anything.

It’s, apparently, a film riddled with nostalgia for its own sake, and perhaps one of the curiosities of what »

- Marc Eastman

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