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Suki Waterhouse in Official Trailer for 'The Girl Who Invented Kissing'

"Says you're not from 'round here. Come here to make trouble?" An official trailer has arrived online for an indie drama titled The Girl Who Invented Kissing, starring up-and-coming actress Suki Waterhouse as a "nameless, pill-popping drifter girl" who steps off of a bus and into a neighborhood bar owned by two middle-age brothers. The film hasn't played at many festivals, but seems to have that indie vibe, with some mysterious twists and turns, and emotional stakes that push the plot along. The Girl Who Invented Kissing full cast includes Vincent Piazza, Dash Mihok, Abbie Cornish, Luke Wilson, Corey Large, Johnny Messner, and Michael Buscemi. This seems like a quirky, oddly sweet story and I'm not sure if the plot is about these two older guys falling for this young girl or what exactly, but it seems interesting. Check it out. Here's the first trailer for Tom Sierchio's The Girl Who Invented Kissing,
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‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta Resurrects Mob Boss in Kevin Connolly-Directed Biopic

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‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta Resurrects Mob Boss in Kevin Connolly-Directed Biopic
Six years and two title changes after the project was announced, John Travolta will finally star as the titular Gambino family Mafioso in “Gotti.” Good Morning America debuted the film’s first trailer on Sept. 26, depicting the allegedly Gotti-ordered hit on his predecessor, Paul Castellano (Donald John Volpenhein), followed by his own demise from “The Teflon Don”—gleaming pompadour, designer suits—to a bald, craggy-faced inmate. Gotti died serving a murder sentence in 2002 at age 61; the cause was throat cancer. One of his sons, John Gotti Jr., helped advise director Kevin Connolly, and even provided Travolta with his father’s jewelry and ties to get into character.

Making “Gotti” was an unusual family bonding exercise for Travolta, who was last an Oscar nominee as “Pulp Fiction” hitman Vincent Vega: his real life wife (Kelly Preston) and daughter (Ella Bleu Travolta) play his relatives onscreen. On the steps of a courthouse,
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5 reasons to see Brad's Status

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5 reasons to see Brad's Status5 reasons to see Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia9/26/2017 2:49:00 Pm

Ben Stiller's new film, Brad's Status, sees the actor in a role that has grown to be his forte.

While Stiller is primarily known for his work in comedies, he's also ventured into the indie film world, and often plays a man having a mid-life crisis. No crisis has been quite as intense as the one we get from him in Brad's Status, the new film from Mike White that gets us deep inside of his protagonist's head. Stiller plays a father who is touring universities with his college-bound son in Boston, all the while realizing that his friends are more successful than him, and that his son likely will be too.

Brad's Status played at Tiff earlier this month, and it was one of our favourite films of the festival. Here are 5 reasons why
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Film Review: Ben Stiller in Character For Thoughtful ‘Brad’s Status’

Chicago – Everyone comes to the point when they question their choices, their life and their truth. This concept is filtered through Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status, portraying a Dad taking his son for college visits, analyzing his life through the boy, his friends, plus his own angst and fears.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

This is written and directed by Mike White (who also has a small role), his first major director debut. White has fun with the character of Brad, as well as steering him to his truth. Although Stiller’s Brad seems to have it all… comfortable lifestyle, devoted wife and loyal son, he is bedeviled by the “what ifs” and comparisons to his old college friends that start to strangle his life. It all comes together with the college visit, as Brad goes through a series of situations that test his confidence and viability. What makes this all work – and
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Review: Rock Dog (2016)

In the Himalayan village of Snow Mountain, Khampa (J.K. Simmons) is a Tibetan Mastiff. A descendant warrior dog whose role in the village is to protect the local sheep population from the wolves. As a tradition which has been handed down from father to son, Khampa naturally wants his son to follow in his footsteps. But his son Bodi (Luke Wilson) has other ideas about his future. After discovering a radio which is dropped by a passing aeroplane, Bodi hears rock music for the first time, in particular a rock star cat Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard). Inspired by the music and the inspirational words of Angus, Bodi realises his calling, he wants to pursue his own dream of becoming a Rock Star.

Rock Dog is based on Zheng Jun’s graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog and follows a familiar philosophy of following your dream. It may not be the most original idea,
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Brad’S Status – Review

With awards season approaching it’s time to get serious at the multiplex, at least for some actors that may be best known for rowdy raunchy comedies. That may be the case for Ben Stiller who’s playing this flick’s title character. Mind you, there’s still some funny stuff in this story, we’re not in heavy, somber tragedy territory at all. It’s just that Ben is playing an “everyman”. a fellow that many of us know, or “down deep” the person staring back at us from the mirror. Oddly, this man is constantly reflecting on his past, his regrets, and choices. These concerns and worries make up the bulk of Brad’S Status.

The title Brad is played by Mr. Stiller. Brad Sloan is sliding toward the big “5-0” and shares a home in Sacramento, CA with his lovely wife Melanie (Jenna Fisher) and their eighteen
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Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams reveal the relationships behind their new film Brad's Status

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Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams reveal the relationships behind their new film Brad's StatusBen Stiller and Austin Abrams reveal the relationships behind their new film Brad's StatusAdriana Floridia9/21/2017 10:46:00 Am

There are different ways to measure success.

This is something we learned while watching Brad's Status. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, and now it's coming to Cineplex theatres. The film features an A-List cast including Ben Stiller, Jenna Fischer, Jemaine Clement, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, and relative newcomer Austin Abrams. Written and directed by Mike White, Brad's Status follows Brad (Stiller) and his son, Troy (Abrams) who are touring colleges together in Boston, just as Brad realizes he hasn't amounted to the man he thought he'd be, at least not in comparison to his successful, wealthy friends.

We had the chance to chat with Stiller and Abrams about the film at Tiff.
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Brad.S Status Interview: Luke Wilson

I love Luke Wilson! He.s a gentlemen (he picked my notes that fell on the floor, awwwww), and a great interviewee. In Mike White.s .Brad.s Status,. Wilson is Jason Hatfield, one of Ben Stiller.s character.s college friends and a source of his envy. I sat down with the actor at the Toronto International Film Festival where he revealed more about the making of the movie.
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Box Office: ‘Mother!’ Crumbles With $7.5 Million, ‘It’ Repeats No. 1

Box Office: ‘Mother!’ Crumbles With $7.5 Million, ‘It’ Repeats No. 1
It” continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while “Mother!” opens with a thud.

“It,” from Warner Bros. and New Line, expects to finish its second weekend with $60 million from 4,103 locations. That would make its domestic gross so far $218.7 million — a record for the highest earning September release ever. The old record-holder was 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” with $174.8 million. Broken down by day this weekend, “It” earned $19.4 million on Friday and $26.2 million on Saturday. Sunday’s take is estimated to be about $14.5 million. 389 Imax screens are expected to account for just over $3 million of the film’s take in North America this weekend.

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Overseas, “It” is pulling in an additional $60.3 million in 56 markets. That raises its international total to $152.6 million and the worldwide tally to $371.3 million.

Based on Stephen King’s novel, “It” opened last weekend with an enormous domestic pull of $123.4 million. The R-rated title, reportedly
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Review: Brad's Status (Tiff)

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Plot: By all accounts, Brad (Ben Stiller) is a successful guy. He lives a comfortably middle class existence with a wife (Jenna Fischer) who loves him, and a smart son (Austin Abrams) with a bright future ahead of him. But, he’s unable to shake the feeling of unrealized potential, especially compared to his college friends (Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Mike White & Jemaine Clement), a feeling that... Read More...
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Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief will take place on Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center from 7pm-11pm, and broadcast on 11 Tegna stations and stream internationally on YouTube.com/TexasStrong from 9-10 p.m. Ct.

The largest live concert benefit in Texas will feature exclusive performances and rare collaborations from Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash, and multiple special guests. The evening will include special appearances by Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, and many more. Charlie Sexton will serve as Music Director, with Asleep at the Wheel sitting in as the house band. Tickets for the four-hour live concert will go on sale today at 3:00pm Ct at www.
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Ben Stiller Is Dad In ‘Brad’s Status’; Glenn Close & John Malkovich Hit ‘The Wilde Wedding’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Ben Stiller Is Dad In ‘Brad’s Status’; Glenn Close & John Malkovich Hit ‘The Wilde Wedding’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
The Fall roll-outs begin ramping up this weekend as Toronto winds down, kicking the theatrical runs of the year's awards hopefuls into gear. Mike White's Brad's Status, from Amazon Studios/Annapurna Pictures, starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams and Luke Wilson is opening in New York and Los Angeles Friday on the heels of its Toronto bow. Vertical Entertainment is rolling out Damian Harris' The Wilde Wedding starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart and Minnie…
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'Brad's Status' Review: Ben Stiller Is in Peak Form in 'Brad's Status'

'Brad's Status' Review: Ben Stiller Is in Peak Form in 'Brad's Status'
So you think a typical teen worries about getting into the right college. Get a load of Brad's Status, a high-anxiety satire from writer-director Mike White that focuses on a parent who thinks the process is far more traumatic for him. Enter Ben Stiller in one of his best and most acutely observed performances as Brad Sloan, a father taking his musical genius son, Troy (a standout Austin Abrams), on a tour of east-coast colleges. Mom Melanie (Jenna Fischer) had to work. Troy has the props to make the grade,
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Tiff Review: ‘Brad’s Status’ is a Contemptible, Aimless Character Study

Brad’s (Ben Stiller) son is about to embark on college. It’s the type of auspicious life marker to make anyone look back and question the journey they’ve taken thus far. Has Brad done enough? Lived up to the potential he felt he possessed? Or was he passed by? All of his old Tufts friends are rich, famous, successful, and/or happy—pure happiness unencumbered by the seemingly trivial struggles Brad faces daily. He isn’t poor, though. Nor destitute. If anything he’s on the cusp of breaking past middle class with loving wife (Jenna Fischer’s Melanie) and son (Austin Abrams’ Troy). We therefore can’t feasibly pity him and this film about his white privileged crisis knows it. Only one person could ever feel sorry for him: himself. And of course he does.

Welcome to Brad’s Status, the latest from writer/director Mike White.
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Tiff 2017: ‘Brad’s Status’ Review: Dir. Mike White (2017)

Brad’s Status review: Mike White, accomplished screenwriter of the likes of Nacho Libre, The Good Girl and School Of Rock, makes his second directorial effort with the comedy drama Brad’s Status.

Brad’s Status review by Paul Heath, September 2017.

Ben Stiller plays the titular character of Brad Sloan, a forty-something family man who is wrestling with a personal crisis in that he feels that his own life pails in comparison to that of his former university friends. We meet his as he is about to embark on a journey to Massachusetts where his 17-year-old son Troy (Austin Abrams) is interviewing for potential college placements.

His journey to the East Coast sees him having to interact with his former friends – political TV personality and best-selling author Craig Fisher (Michael Sheen), retired businessman Billy Wearslter (Jermaine Clement), who now spends his time on the sun-kissed island of Hawaii with his two girlfriends,
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‘Brad’s Status’ Review: Ben Stiller Gives a Soulful Performance in Mike White’s Heartfelt Father-Son Tale — Tiff

‘Brad’s Status’ Review: Ben Stiller Gives a Soulful Performance in Mike White’s Heartfelt Father-Son Tale — Tiff
There’s a standout moment in “Brad’s Status” when Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) sits down at a bar with a college-aged woman less than half his age who puts him in his place. After he spends hours drunkenly whining about his life’s work at a non-profit, expressing concerns that he never gets enough respect, she offers a succinct rejoinder that bursts his bubble in an instant. The scene epitomizes the movie’s appeal: Writer-director Mike White’s screenplay juggles warmth with a caustic edge that doesn’t only put Brad in his place; it sums up the essence of Stiller’s performances, giving a slew of solipsistic characters the medicine they deserve.

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In the process, it also consolidates Stiller’s recurring motifs into a deeper, more melancholic version. Trapped in his
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Toronto Film Review: Ben Stiller in ‘Brad’s Status’

Toronto Film Review: Ben Stiller in ‘Brad’s Status’
It’s hard to say how it happened, but over the past decade, Ben Stiller has effectively cornered the market on playing malcontent middle-aged white guys. So, while this is the first time he’s actually embodied Brad Sloan — the married and miserable fiftysomething who frets his way through “Brad’s Status” — this latest performance is basically just a slight variation on the characters he tackled in “While We’re Young,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and, most recently, “The Meyerowitz Stories.”

A piercing satire of first-world privilege from sardonic maestro Mike White (the writer behind “Beatriz at Dinner” and HBO’s “Enlightened”), “Brad’s Status” takes a tough, critical look at a one-time idealist (and fulltime egotist) who’s about to send his teenage son Troy (Austin Abrams) off to college. Instead of putting himself in his son’s shoes, Brad spends most of his time obsessing about his own failures, comparing
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Heroes For Heroes: 3rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament

For 45 years stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community members have come together to show support for the men and women who protect and serve Los Angeles.

On September 10, 2017 they will join together again to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood.

Proceeds from this event benefit Lapd employees and their immediate family members, who have experienced unforeseen catastrophic circumstances, including death, illness and injury. The Memorial Foundation is the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Police Departments employee wellness program and has granted over $17 million dollars without any direct taxpayer money. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers killed in the line of duty when they may not have any other means. The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities.
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New to Streaming: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Bottle Rocket,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)

Wes Anderson’s feature debut, the slyly comedic Bottle Rocket, positions its heroes, three young wannabe criminals with an eye for small-scale robberies, as blind innocents, lost in the unfamiliar world of adulthood. As part of his 75-year plan, Dignan (Owen Wilson) forms a gang, consisting of himself, Anthony (Luke Wilson) who’s fresh out of a voluntary psychiatric hospital, and Bob (Robert Musgrave) who
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Poster for Brad’s Status featuring Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams

With just three weeks to go until its Us release, the first poster has arrived online for writer-director Mike White’s upcoming comedy Brad’s Status featuring Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Brad’s Status here

When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (White
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