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The Judge review: Downey Jr plays it safe - Toronto Film Festival 2014

15 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: David Dobkin; Screenwriter: Nick Schenk; Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onforio; Running time: 141 mins; Certificate: R

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 »

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New Trailer for 'The Judge'

11 September 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A new trailer has been released for the legal dramedy "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr.Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Melissa Leo, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. 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 is directed by David Dobkin from a screenplay written by Nick Schenk, and Bill Dubuque.

Have a look at the new trailer by using the player below.

"The Judge" will hit theaters on October 10, 2014.

Source: Digital Spy »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Robert Downey Jr searches for the truth in The Judge trailer

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full trailer for The Judge has been released.

Robert Downey Jr stars in the David Dobkin-directed drama as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his small-town childhood home after his estranged father (Robert Duvall) becomes suspected of murder.

During his search for the truth, he begins to reconnect with the family he left behind.

Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Melissa Leo and Leighton Meester are among the supporting cast. The screenplay is by Gran Torino scribe Nick Schenk and first-time writer Bill Dubuque.

The film opened this year's Toronto Film Festival last Friday (September 5).

The Judge is released in the UK on October 17. »

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The Judge Review [Tiff 2014]

6 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is appropriate that Robert Downey Jr. burst back onto the A-list by playing a superhero, as the actor’s cunning wit and dry charisma has single-handedly saved or repaired a variety of average films. Efforts like Two Girls and a Guy, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder and his Iron Man installments needed Downey’s caustic touch to be memorable trips to the cinema. Now, the actor is back in top-tier form, taking the mawkish, Grisham-lite drama The Judge and doing everything he can to infuse the story with sheer entertainment. He avenges a mediocre script and uneven storytelling with not only flair, but also deep sincerity.

In this earnest return to drama for Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin, Downey plays Hank Palmer, a hotshot defense attorney who only books expensive clients – “Innocent people can’t afford me,” he snipes at a prosecutor – but cannot book the time to talk with his grade-school-age daughter. »

- Jordan Adler

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'The Judge' (2014) Movie Review

4 September 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Without the performances of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, The Judge would probably end up being a film I would have dismissed outright. Director David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) is best known for his comedies, but here he's directing a two hour and twenty minute, Indiana-set, father-son melodrama, working with a script from Nick Schenk (Gran Torino) and Bill Dubuque that was in serious need of trimming from the start. Nevermind the fact the film is largely generic, it's just too long, overstuffed, often repeating scenes and unnecessarily wasting time to add another layer, merely for the sake of drama rather than storytelling. To be fair, Dobkin isn't completely out of his element, he just seems somewhat unsure of himself. The Judge is intensely formulaic, hitting beats at just the "right" time, be they comedic or dramatic, you know something meant for a laugh or a tear is »

- Brad Brevet

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Tiff Review: 'The Judge' Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall And Vera Farmiga

4 September 2014 7:35 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

They say you can't go home again, but that's not the case for Robert Downey Jr.'s Hank Palmer. His hometown, Carlinville, Indiana, is the kind of place that has a Blueberry Festival banner festooned over its main street, and where everyone seems to be on a first name basis. For Hank, that means the memories, pain, friends and family he left behind for the big city await him unchanged when he returns for his mother's funeral. It's a reunion that he'd rather not have, as he's been long estranged from his siblings and parents, but he'll have to encounter them all when his father, the titular "The Judge" of the film, is accused of murder. With a script by"Gran Torino" screenwriter Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, the film is concerned with grizzled and grumpy behavior similar to the Clint Eastwood film, as neither Hank nor Robert Duvall's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Review: Robert Downey Jr. is guilty of being shameless in 'The Judge'

4 September 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Someone really, really needs a hug from Robert Downey Sr. Written by Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, and a blender full of better legal thrillers and family dramas, "The Judge" has been directed by David Dobkin almost entirely in ornate second-unit establishing shots and dramatic entrances. It is an insistent film, and "subtle" isn't even a consideration. This is a movie that will tell you the same piece of information nine times to make a point because it has no faith at all that you will understand it. It also features more endings than "Return Of The King," and it feels like a movie the younger, rowdier Robert Downey Jr. would have made fun of mercilessly. Honestly, as soon as the first scene with Downey played out, I started to worry. There's a trial. He's a big high-powered defense attorney. We meet him standing at a urinal. The opposing counsel, played by David Krumholtz, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Judge’

4 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gavels are slammed, tempers are lost and bowels are evacuated with great force in David Dobkin’s “The Judge,” Some elements ring truer than others in this ambitious blend of dysfunctional-family melodrama and legal procedural, but all of them are just about held together by the ferocious onscreen chemistry between two Roberts (Duvall and Downey Jr.), playing an overbearing father and a black-sheep son who find their already tense relationship literally put on trial. Refreshing as it is to see Downey step out of the Iron Man suit for a spell, the jury’s still out on whether an impressive talent roster can draw enough grown-up eyeballs to this overlong, resolutely old-fashioned male weepie, set for release Oct. 10 by Warner Bros.

For all the creakily elaborate Tennessee Williams-meets-John Grisham machinations cooked up by screenwriters Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque (working from a story by Dobkin and Schenk), “The Judge »

- Justin Chang

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Nick Schenk to Write Remake of Dutch Film ‘Taped’ for ‘Divergent’ Producers (Exclusive)

26 June 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Judge” scribe Nick Schenk has been set to pen the remake to the 2012 Dutch thriller “Taped” for Sony Pictures.

Divergent” producers Lucy Fisher and Douglas Wick will produce the pic.

The film is a remake of the 2012 pic that follows a young American couple vacationing in Buenos Aires who inadvertently tape a murder and finds themselves in a fight for their own lives.

Hannah Minghella and Jonathan Kadin overseeing for the studio.

Schenk’s next pic “The Judge” stars Robert Downey Jr. and bows on Oct. 10. He is repped by CAA and Madhouse and attorney Stephen Clark.

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- Justin Kroll

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Trailer for 'The Judge'

20 June 2014 5:46 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The debut trailer has been released for the new legal dramedy "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr.Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Melissa Leo, Billy Bob Thornton, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. 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 is directed by David Dobkin from a screenplay written by Nick Schenk, and Bill Dubuque.

Have a look at the trailer by using the player below.

"The Judge" will hit theaters on October 10, 2015.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Is Team Downey's 'The Judge' another October Warner Bros. Oscar power play?

13 June 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since Robert Downey Jr. revitalized his career, first proving he was for real on "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" and then making good on big-boy movie insurance with "Iron Man," I've been wondering if we'll see him really seize an awards season opportunity. Yes, he was nominated in 2008 for a hilarious turn in "Tropic Thunder," but that was as much a stunt as it was genius. When he really sinks his teeth into something non-genre again, will the Oscar machine be at his beck and call? "The Judge" could provide an answer in due time. We're not quite there on predictions and such yet. Cannes just wrapped up and there are still elements trickling out for the upcoming season. I understand the rush to be an early bird prognosticator — we did it ourselves around here for years before it just started to feel like wasted energy. We'll chime in around »

- Kristopher Tapley

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'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr. fights the law, and his father -- First Look

11 June 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

How do you defend someone who never defended you? That’s the heart of this thriller/family drama (out Oct. 10) starring Robert Downey Jr. as a Chicago defense attorney who returns to his small town to represent his hostile father (Robert Duvall) in a murder case.

Duvall plays the imperious title character: a living symbol of justice in their community and a tyrant in his own household — factors that compelled his son to flee years before. A family funeral brings Downey’s character home, but it’s another death that keeps him there.

“Against his own instincts and desire, he »

- Anthony Breznican

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USA Network developing projects from 'Lost' creator Carlton Cuse, Jessica Biel

8 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The USA Network is on the search for its next hit, with the announcement today of it’s 2014-15 development slate.

An alien drama from Lost creator Carlton Cuse, a comedy from Amy Poehler, and a single-cam comedy about a ski resort from Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films are among the development projects touted by the network, who released descriptions for more than a dozen in-the-works possible series.

The network — home to Suits and White Collar — also announced the cast-contingent pilot pick-up of hour-long original drama Stanistan. Set in a fictional Middle Eastern country, the show follows the staff »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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USA Orders ‘Stanistan’ Pilot, Unveils Projects with Jodie Foster, Carlton Cuse, Peter Tolan

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

USA Network is keeping its foot on the gas when it comes to scripted series development.

The cabler has given a cast-contingent pilot order to drama “Stanistan,” a dramedy about a group of State Department workers, CIA operatives and journalists working in a fictional Middle Eastern country. Project was developed at Fox earlier this year.

USA has also unveiled a slew of drama, comedy and limited-series development prospects from such producers as Jodie Foster (pictured), Carlton Cuse, Peter Tolan, Amy Poehler and Gregory Nava. The development slate reinforces USA’s focus on broadening the scope of its original series, particularly dramas, beyond the blue-sky and action fare that has clicked for the NBCU cabler in the past.

“This slate represents the next generation of originals at USA, with a focus on dramas that are more serialized, provocative and culturally resonant,” said USA prexy Chris McCumber. “We’re very much committed »

- Cynthia Littleton

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New Robocop Clips! Alex Murphy's Never Been Better Than This

23 January 2014 1:26 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Catch several new clips from Robocop, starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia, Jennier Ehle and Jackie Earle Haley. The film opens February 7th, and looks gorgeous judging by the trailer. Jose Padilha directs the eagerly-anticipated sci-fi crime actioner scripted by Nick Schenk, Josh Zetumer, based on the characters created by Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, and turned into Robocop by multinational conglomerate OmniCorp, the ultimate part-man, part-robot police officer. »

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New International TV Spot For ‘RoboCop’

21 January 2014 6:12 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony Pictures and MGM have released a third TV spot for José Padilha’s upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was directed by José Padilha from a screenplay written by Josh Zetumer, and Nick Schenk.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Another New TV Spot for ‘RoboCop’

17 January 2014 3:18 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Sony Pictures has released a brand new TV Spot for the upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was directed by José Padilha from a screenplay written by Josh Zetumer, and Nick Schenk.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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First Film Clip from ‘RoboCop’

15 January 2014 12:04 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The first film clip is now online for the upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was directed by José Padilha from a screenplay written by Josh Zetumer, and Nick Schenk.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘RoboCop’ Gets A New International Poster And Photo

13 January 2014 6:07 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A new international poster and a new photo are now online for the upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was directed by José Padilha from a screenplay written by Josh Zetumer, and Nick Schenk.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Updated: First Domestic TV Spot for ‘RoboCop’

6 January 2014 4:18 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The first domestic TV Spot is now online for the upcoming RoboCop remake starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The film was directed by José Padilha from a screenplay written by Josh Zetumer, and Nick Schenk.

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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