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9 items from 2008


Sundance Late Addition - James C. Strouse's The Winning Season

29 December 2008 5:30 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Sundance announced today that they have added The Winning Season from writer/director Jim Strouse (aka James C. Strouse) to the 2009 Sundance Film Festival line-up. The film stars Sam Rockwell as a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team. You may recognize that plot synopsis, as we've written about the film previously when it was first announced as Strouse's follow-up to his directorial debut Grace is Gone (which premiered at Sundance last year). "We are thrilled to welcome back to the festival Jim Strouse who once again displays his talent for storytelling in this superbly witty film," said Sundance Director Geoffrey Gilmore. The Winning Season is the 17th film in the Premieres section of the 2009 Sundance line-up. Jim Strouse first made his debut at Sundance as the screenwriter of Steve Buscemi's Lonesome Jim. In 2007, he »

- Alex Billington

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The Winning Season Added to Sundance 2009 Line-Up

29 December 2008 2:04 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s not unusual for last minute selections to be added to the Sundance Film Festival line-up in the weeks leading up to the Park City Festival. Last year it was Hamlet 2, and this year it is screenwriter turned director James C. Strouse’s second feature film The Winning Season (note: this news has been rumored elsewhere, but this is the first time Sundance has officially confirmed the report).

The film stars Sam Rockwell as an adult alcoholic misfit brought on to coach his local girl’s high school basketball team. Rockwell has described the movie as Bad News Bears meets Half Nelson meets Hoosiers. It’s worth mentioning that Strouse’s semi-autobiographical first screenplay Lonesome Jim involved a story line where Jim (played by Casey Affleck) has to take over his brother’s girls youth basketball team.

The film’s cast also includes Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Shareeka Epps and Emily Rios. »

- Peter Sciretta

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"Hotel for Dogs" Theatrical Trailer!

30 October 2008 5:19 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We've just added the theatrical trailer for the comedy "Hotel for Dogs" starring Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Johnny Simmons. Thor Freudenthal ("Moel", "The Tenor") directs the Jeff Lowell, Mark McCorkie and Robert Schooley screenplay based on the book written by Lois Duncan. The film is rated PG by the M.P.A.A. for "brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor" and sees release on January 16th next year. Roberts is currently filming "The Winning Season" directed and written by James C. Strouse. She stars alongside Sam Rockwell in the comedy. »

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"Hotel for Dogs" Theatrical Trailer!

30 October 2008 5:19 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We've just added the theatrical trailer for the comedy "Hotel for Dogs" starring Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Johnny Simmons. Thor Freudenthal ("Moel", "The Tenor") directs the Jeff Lowell, Mark McCorkie and Robert Schooley screenplay based on the book written by Lois Duncan. The film is rated PG by the M.P.A.A. for "brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor" and sees release on January 16th next year. Roberts is currently filming "The Winning Season" directed and written by James C. Strouse. She stars alongside Sam Rockwell in the comedy. »

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"Hotel for Dogs" Theatrical Trailer!

30 October 2008 5:19 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We've just added the theatrical trailer for the comedy "Hotel for Dogs" starring Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Johnny Simmons. Thor Freudenthal ("Moel", "The Tenor") directs the Jeff Lowell, Mark McCorkie and Robert Schooley screenplay based on the book written by Lois Duncan. The film is rated PG by the M.P.A.A. for "brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor" and sees release on January 16th next year. Roberts is currently filming "The Winning Season" directed and written by James C. Strouse. She stars alongside Sam Rockwell in the comedy. See the trailer for "Hotel for Dogs" here! What's this about? Hotel for Dogs, stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in a smart, funny comedyadventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, »

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"Hotel for Dogs" Theatrical Trailer!

30 October 2008 5:19 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We've just added the theatrical trailer for the comedy "Hotel for Dogs" starring Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Johnny Simmons. Thor Freudenthal ("Moel", "The Tenor") directs the Jeff Lowell, Mark McCorkie and Robert Schooley screenplay based on the book written by Lois Duncan. The film is rated PG by the M.P.A.A. for "brief mild thematic elements, language and some crude humor" and sees release on January 16th next year. Roberts is currently filming "The Winning Season" directed and written by James C. Strouse. She stars alongside Sam Rockwell in the comedy. »

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Strouse finds 'Winning' combo with Rockwell and Roberts

16 September 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- I'm glad to know that there is life after theatrical death. I don't know what the homevid numbers were like, but I'm sure that independent filmmaker James Strouse was hoping for a better turn out for his first film especially after The Weinstein Company bought the rights for a his debut (Grace is Gone) for a cool 4 million. The John Cusack starring drama managed to pick up a pair of awards at its Sundance premiere, but audiences and perhaps the company saw that there was little appeal for Iraq-themed projects. The picture would go onto gross only 50g's.  Variety reports that Strouse is teaming once again with New York-based indie production house Plum Pictures on a new project which once again features a meltdown of sorts for the principle male lead. Written by Strouse, The Winning Season is set to begin filming in October, and will feature Sam Rockwell, »

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Sam Rockwell has Hoop Dreams with James C. Strouse [In Development]

2 September 2008 2:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sam Rockwell has flashed his talent on-screen. Now he wants to prove he has skills on the hardwood as well in a new film. The star of the upcoming Choke told MTV Movies Blog that he has signed on with James C. Strouse, director of Grace Is Gone, for an »

- Adam Sweeney

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Grace Is Gone Director James C. Strouse Directing Basketball Drama

29 August 2008 3:25 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Last year, filmmaker James C. Strouse (seen above) made a triumphant debut with a film called Grace Is Gone, an incredibly heart-wrenching drama that became a huge Sundance hit. Unfortunately it flopped in its theatrical debut, but I'll admit it was well-made. I don't think the film was a masterpiece by any means, but it was good and at least well-directed, which is what counts here. Strouse's next project has been unknown, until Sam Rockwell revealed the details to MTV recently. The currently untitled film will star Rockwell as an alcoholic basketball coach of a girl's high school basketball team. After writing about that Slap Shot remake, I'm not sure we're in need of another basketball movie. Am I wrong? Rockwell told MTV that he's "researching a basketball movie" and that's it not exactly the typical basketball movie that you may think of. Instead, "It's kind of like Bad News Bears »

- Alex Billington

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