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Warner Bros. has released a batch of eight The Judge clips from director David Dobkin’s (Wedding Crashers) upcoming drama. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. The film marks a major departure for Dobkin, who has previously helmed comedies like Fred Claus and The Change-Up, and it’s also a big debut of sorts for Downey Jr.—The Judge is the first film released under his production banner Team Downey, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Susan Downey. These clips offer a good snapshot of the film’s tone, which is certainly dramatic but also tinged with Downey’s signature quick-witted sense of humor. Watch the Judge clips after the jump. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, »
- Adam Chitwood
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan have a new movie and a new baby on the way.
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife (and producer) Susan are opening up about how nervous now that they are expecting a baby girl. While promoting their new film The Judge, Et's Rocsi Diaz got the actor's thoughts on his struggles with addictions, second chances and how he's preparing to welcome his first daughter in November.
"I don't want to be a pushover. I hear about these pushover dads," the 49-year-old told Rocsi Diaz about what kind of father he'd be to a girl. "I want to be a fair but firm dad. I want her to fear and respect me."
This is the couple’s second child together, and Susan admits she's the good cop when it comes to their 2-year-old son, Exton. But how »
The latest stop on the Fall Festival circuit hit the Big Apple Friday night with the opening of the New York Film Festival, which boasts two World Premieres as its key draw for Awards Season attention. They include Warner Bros.’ Paul Thomas Anderson-directed Inherent Vice next Saturday, and of course Friday night’s unveiling of the much-awaited film adaptation of the best seller Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox and New Regency which screened at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to strong reaction from all reports. I wasn’t there, as I am in L.A. and have already seen most of what the Nyff is offering. A lot of it consists of retreads from other fests going as far back as Cannes (too many titles to mention), even Sundance (with the brilliant Whiplash). And Gone Girl was simultaneously screened for west coast awards pundits at 3 p.m. Pt »
- Pete Hammond
A million leggy models/bartenders/aspiring red carpet hosts are having a little cry on the inside as George Clooney prepares to marry lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a reported 4-day fete in Venice. We tv shares the same sentiment as they announced a “Bye George!” Roseanne marathon, airing Clooney-centric Roseanne episodes starting Sunday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. E.T. To those around the world who are still holding a candle for the Cloonz, here’s a nostalgic look back at some of Clooney’s great romantic roles in past and recent history.
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From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes The Judge, which pairs two-time Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall, starring together for the first time on the big screen. The film also stars Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, and is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).
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.
The film also features a stellar supporting cast, including Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Sarah Lancaster, Grace Zabriskie and Denis O’Hare.
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From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the courtroom family drama The Judge starring Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall, scheduled for release this Fall. Big city lawyer Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father (Duvall), the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth, and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Written and directed by David Dobkin, The Judge stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard and Billy Bob Thornton. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on October 10th, 2014. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Odd upbeat song choice aside, things are looking very promising in the latest trailer for The Judge. Of course, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are the main draws for this tale of lawyer with questionable morals forced to defend his estranged father, the judge of his home town, but there is some very fine actors, especially Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, and Vincent D'onofrio, lending their support. Released: October 10th USA / October 24th Ireland & UK »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Today we have a new trailer for Robert Downey Jr's upcoming "The Judge" drama, co-starring Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. Downey commented on the movie, stating: "This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years. Enjoy." Check out the trailer below. Plot: Hank Palmer (Downey) 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. The new movie is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and is set to hit theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »
In the serious drama far from his usual franchise fare, Downey Jr. plays a big-shot NY lawyer who has to defend his own father, who's been accused of murdering his mother. Co-executive produced by Downey Jr. and directed by David Dobkin, "The Judge" fell flat with critics upon its Toronto world premiere despite the leading man's strong dramatic performance. But in terms of social media, it was the buzziest film of the fest. (Our Tiff review is here.) Warner Bros. releases the film theatrically on October 10 and in a sign of the times had Downey Jr. debut this second trailer, below, on his Twitter and Facebook. Venerable costars include Oscar contender Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio and Leighton Meester. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
"The Judge" is back in court for another trailer. Oscar vets Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall star in this family drama about a slick, big city lawyer returning to his hometown to defend his father -- a renowned local judge -- in a murder case. The latest trailer doesn't do much to dispel the idea that "The Judge" is Grade A Hollywood cheese, pairing uplifting, soft-lit images with an inspirational pop anthem cranked up to 11. It also gives viewers a better look at co-stars Vera Farmiga (as the small town beauty) and Billy Bob Thornton, who looks to be enjoying his turn as a sharp-tongued prosecutor. So far, the critical reception has been somewhat mixed to say the least; HitFix's own Drew McWeeny calls it "risible Hollywood dreck" that "goes from pedestrian to painful to unintentionally funny before finally petering out somewhere around interminable." However, it may just be »
- Dave Lewis
Warner Bros. has released a new The Judge trailer for director David Dobkin’s upcoming drama, and it goes rather heavy on the sentimentality. Robert Downey Jr. plays an attorney who returns home for his mother’s funeral only to learn that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), a judge who suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder. Reviews out of the film’s Tiff premiere weren’t great and this trailer lays on the schmaltz pretty hard, but Downey Jr. still manages to be engaging. I was also somewhat surprised to find out that Steven Spielberg’s longtime collaborator Janusz Kaminski was the cinematographer on the pic, marking another rare foray outside of his Spielberg partnership. Watch the new The Judge trailer after the jump. The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, David Krumholtz, Balthazar Getty, »
- Adam Chitwood
He won't have his buddies in The Avengers by his side, or CGI spectacle to carry him, so for the upcoming dramedy "The Judge," Robert Downey Jr. will have to rely on his quick wit, and the kind of acting chops we don't see from the actor when he's out saving the world. Instead, he'll have to save Robert Duvall. A new trailer has dropped for the Tiff Opening Film, and it mostly avoids the funny stuff in order to focus on the uplifting and rousing moments instead. Co-starring Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Leighton Meester, the movie tells the story of a slick, big city defense lawyer with daddy issues, who returns to his hometown to defend that aforementioned parent from a murder charge. Cue feelings! Cue indie rock songs! Cue emotions! Yes, this is pretty manipulative, old school stuff. "The Judge" opens on October 10th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Judge, a court room whodunnit spliced with a generational family drama, is the sort of straight down the middle-of-the-road, sentimental twaddle that Hollywood turns out effortlessly, cheerfully foregoing anything resembling originality or sincere emotional resonance.
Robert Downey Jr. is Chicago attorney Hank Palmer, who makes a tidy living successfully defending wealthy clients against all manner of charges from assault to fraud. Palmer was raised in a small town in Indiana, and after receiving news of his mother’s death he hurriedly returns home, where it’s clear that the relationship between Hank and his father Judge Joseph Palmer (Robert Duvall) is very strained. Hank intends to leave on the first flight back to Chicago the morning after his mother’s funeral.
On the cusp of Hank’s departure, the police question his father about the hit and run death of a man the judge sent to prison for 20 years. »
- Ian Gilchrist
It's a struggle to muster up any real opinions about The Judge, Robert Downey Jr's family drama in which he gets to act opposite the great Robert Duvall. There isn't much to say other than Downey Jr sure is charming - so charming, it seems, that entire movies are built up around his charisma, with little to no foundation to speak of. Such is the case here, where no amount of Downey swag can distract from the fact that this is film is just 'okay', wearingly predictable despite the potential for so much more.
Downey Jr, so skilled at playing smug, wise-cracking cynics with hearts of gold, plays yet another variation of the type: big-city lawyer Hank Palmer, forced to return to his small hometown after years of »
The Judge, 2014.
Directed by David Dobkin.
A big-city lawyer returns home when his estranged father, a small-town judge, is accused of murder.
An unscrupulous attorney returns to his home town for the funeral of his mother where there is a lot of family hostility towards him; his planned escape is interrupted when his father is arrested for the murder of a recently released convict which he is known to have despised. A slow-witted brother documents everything by carrying around a film camera while the overweight sibling had his professional baseball career ended when he was involved in a car accident with the lawyer. There is also a high school sweetheart who is a single mother and successful local entrepreneur.
When it comes to the cast there is a lot of »
- Trevor Hogg
Stepping back from the bombastic action of the ever-expanding McU, Robert Downey Jr.’s upcoming appearance in David Dobkin’s The Judge is drawing a lot of attention coming out of Toronto. For long-term fans of the charismatic actor, it marks a return to the low-key and cunning roles found in films such as Two Guys and a Girl along with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and is a welcome tonic to the adventures of Tony Stark.
And, as the film gears up for its international release on October 10th, the studio has unveiled the courtroom drama’s second trailer.
For The Judge, Downey Jr. plays a hotshot defense attorney called Hank Palmer who, after returning to his hometown for his mother’s funeral, is given the opportunity to rekindle his relationship with his father — played here by Robert Duvall. Naturally, that familial bond is put to the test when his »
- Michael Briers
Today we have a new, international trailer for Robert Downey Jr's upcoming "The Judge" drama, co-starring Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. Downey commented on the movie, stating: "This is the kind of movie I grew up wanting to make. Only took 49 years. Enjoy." Check out the trailer below. Plot: Hank Palmer (Downey) 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. The new movie is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and is set to hit theaters on October 10th. Trailer: »
Director David Dobkin, known for lighthearted comedies The Change-Up and Fred Claus, shows his more serious side with the upcoming awards-season drama The Judge. Robert Downey Jr. stars as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his hometown only to discover that his father (Robert Duvall) is suspected of murder. His dad also happens to be the town's Judge.
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
The Judge: Posters
The Judge comes to theaters October 10th, 2014 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sarah Lancaster, Dax Shepard, David Krumholtz, Billy Bob Thornton. The film is directed by David Dobkin. »
Reviews have been mixed since it premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, but the following trailer which has been released today for The Judge may just go some way in helping you decide whether or not the movie (which is no longer considered a serious Oscar contender) is worth watching!
The Judge is an upcoming thriller and family drama which sees Iron Man and Avengers Assemble star Robert Downey Jr. as a successful defence attorney who ends up battling it out with Fargo’s Billy Bob Thornton (in the courtroom) after he reluctantly returns home for his mother’s funeral.
It’s then that he discovers that his estranged father (The Godfather’s Robert Duvall), the town’s judge who now suffers from Alzheimer’s, has been accused of murder and is set to stand trial for the crime.
David Dobkin is directing the movie which marks the first project »
- Josh Wilding
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