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‘Mad Men’s’ Christina Hendricks on Tearful Finale, Typecasting Fears and 9 Other Emmy Nominee Questions

27 August 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the “Down to the Wire” issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Christina Hendricks was “Mad Men’s” most improbable breakout star. She failed the audition to play Don’s junkie artist lover, Midge — Rosemarie DeWitt got that plum role instead — but landed another small role as Joan Holloway, head secretary at the Sterling Cooper ad agency. But the brainy bombshell part got bigger and bigger, and Hendricks, 30, has earned six Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, plus two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. In the pilot, Joan was supposed to be. »

- Tim Appelo

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New VOD and Digital Releases, Plus: An Extended Version of 'Furious 7' Races Home Before Disc

25 August 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Aloha (comedy-drama; Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams; available with bonus gag reel; rated PG-13) Digging for Fire (drama-comedy; Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom; available now on cable On Demand and in theaters; rated R) Where Hope Grows (drama; Brooke Burns, Kris Polaha; rated PG-13) Queen of Earth (drama-thriller; Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston; premieres 8/26 on cable Mod and in theaters...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Joe Swanberg on Why He Chooses to Shoot on Film and Why He Doesn't Rehearse

25 August 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Rosemarie DeWitt on How Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Reflected Her Own Life Experience If you're not familiar with Joe Swanberg (and if you call yourself an indie film fan, for shame), you should know that his films are largely unscripted and freewheeling explorations into relationships in which — let's be honest — nothing much happens. Whether you label his films, which include "All the Light in the Sky," "Drinking Buddies," "Happy Christmas" and most recently, "Digging for Fire," mumblecore or not, the fact is they rely on likable, flawed characters who talk...a lot. Over the years, Swanberg has formed an inner core of collaborators who have grown increasingly more established, which may be why his latest film "Digging for Fire" has been pegged as his "most mainstream." The film, which premiered at Sundance last January, stars Rosemarie DeWitt and Jake Johnson as a married couple with a. »

- Paula Bernstein

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Watch: Jake Johnson Reveals What Working With Joe Swanberg is Like in Exclusive 'Digging For Fire' Q&A

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Marks a New Stage in His Career Collaborating with indie stalwart Joe Swanberg once more after the success of "Drinking Buddies," Jake Johnson turns in one of his best performances to date in "Digging For Fire." The actor stars opposite Rosemarie DeWitt in the story of a married couple who have separate adventures over the course of one eventful weekend. During the New York City premiere of the film on Tuesday, August 18, Johnson joined Rooftop Films at Brooklyn's Industry City for a humorous post-screening Q&A. In the exclusive video above, the actor reveals what it's like working with the mumblecore filmmaker, from acting opposite his son, Jude, to some of his singular on-set habits. "Digging For Fire" is now playing in select theaters.   Read More: Rosemarie DeWitt on How Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Reflected »

- Zack Sharf

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Digging For Fire Review

22 August 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s nice to see that as Joe Swanberg is able to attract more robust, big-name casts, his no-frills style of filmmaking still remains focused. Presumably, that’s what drives these actors to collaborate with Swanberg. He gives them a chance to create drama, tension, romance, and – most importantly – a sense of realism, through nothing but sharpened character work. Swanberg forces actors to bring their A-game, which translates into heartfelt and sincere performances yet again in his latest film, Digging For Fire - an exploration of yet another conflicting crossroads that most of us will eventually come to, told with the understanding and beauty of life’s purity.

Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt star as a couple in need of some relief, so they seek sanctuary at a desolate hideaway owned by one of Lee’s (DeWitt) clients. Tim (Johnson) should be spending the weekend finalizing taxes, but when Lee »

- Matt Donato

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Rosemarie DeWitt on How Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Reflected Her Own Life Experience

21 August 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Marks a New Stage in His Career The staycation takes an awkward turn in Joe Swanberg's latest feature, the star-packed "Digging for Fire." Lead by Swanberg's co-writer, Jake Johnson, "Digging for Fire" chronicles what happens when one seemingly secure La couple -- Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt -- have their worlds upended by a buried bone and a rusty gun. The film opens with the long-married pair settling into a swanky home for an extended stay, the residence of one of Lee's (DeWitt) yoga clients, an actress with an apparent taste for dark wood and seclusion. Along with their baby (Swanberg's own son, Jude Swanberg), Tim (Johnson) and Lee try to soak up as much relaxation as possible, a plan that's pretty much thrown out the window when Tim finds a bone and a gun on the property. As »

- Kate Erbland

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Digging For Fire | Review

21 August 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Dem Bones: Swanberg’s Mellow Examination of Married Life

A married couple’s weekend apart turns into the sort of mildly enterprising exploration of what happens when the cat’s away in Digging For Fire as two people fantasize about the possibilities now mostly unavailable after time delivers them into the routine of marriage and the presence of children. At times grasping a sort of quiet wisdom in its representation of identities rebelling against the sanctions of social expectations, Joe Swanberg’s film is also equal parts breezy and ominous (thanks to a central metaphor used to appealing effect) in its suggestions. A cast packed to the gills with notable indie names, comedians, and stars of more enduring celebrity, Swanberg’s managed to move well beyond the roughhewn Mumblecore technical trappings for which he’s been routinely criticized and has lodged himself firmly as a notable name in the American indie scene. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Review: Digging for Fire

20 August 2015 10:07 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

  This was previously reviewed as part of JoBlo.com's Sundance 2015 coverage.   Plot: The discovery of a human bone and an old gun sends a husband (Jake Johnson) and wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) on separate adventures over a few days in L.A that will test the strength of each partner's marital devotion. Review: It's not Sundance without Joe Swanberg, right? An insanely prolific director, the... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Interview: Actor Jake Johnson on Evolving in ‘Digging for Fire’

20 August 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Actor Jake Johnson is expanding his presence in movies, and much of that has to do with his collaboration with director – and Chicago native – Joe Swanberg. Johnson and Swanberg have teamed up for their second film, after the success of 2013’s “Drinking Buddies, and are listed as co-writers in “Digging for Fire.”

Digging for Fire” is a character study of Tim and Lee – portrayed by Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt – at some serious crossroads. They are in their thirties, have been married for a number of years and have a child, but both seemed stalled in the “is that all?” syndrome. When Lee’s wealthy client asks them to housesit, a series of events take place that separate them for a night, and allows them the freedom to explore some other possibilities. The film is filled with symbolic purpose, questions of life that are familiar to couples in that age range, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire' Marks a New Stage in His Career

18 August 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Podcast: Joe Swanberg and ‘Jurassic World’ Are Kindred Spirits. No, Really. The unearthing of a rusty gun and dirty bone from a backyard bank seems like a surface setup to a murder mystery, but as the latest entry in Joe Swanberg's oeuvre, "Digging for Fire" has an ulterior motive. Swanberg has always explored relationship dynamics in his films, from long-distance challenges ("Lol," "Nights and Weekends") to ambiguous workplace romances ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "Drinking Buddies"), but none of his films have been as symbolically meaningful or emotionally mature as this one. "Digging" finds Swanberg taking a different narrative tack by pitting Jake Johnson against Rosemarie DeWitt in an adventure tale about marriage, parenthood, and complacency. Tim (Johnson) and Lee (DeWitt) are a married couple with a three-year-old son named Jude (Jude Swanberg), house-sitting for a colleague in the country for a weekend. »

- An Banh

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Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Digging For Fire' With Jake Johnson Is One Of His Most Enjoyable Films Yet

17 August 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let’s get it out of the way immediately: Joe Swanberg’s “Digging For Fire” has been dubbed a more indie-oriented, small-scale “Eyes Wide Shut.” While the prolific filmmaker’s latest is also about the anxieties common to marriage and is dedicated to the memory of relationship-curious filmmaker Paul Mazursky (“An Unmarried Woman,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice”), the funny/sad “Digging For Fire” finds Swanberg using different approaches to track some similar ideas. Set in Southern California, married couple Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) are two East L.A.-side dwellers who decide to house-sit for one of Lee's yoga clients. They use the empty modern house in the Hollywood hills as an excuse for a weekend retreat, bringing their three-year-old son (played by Jude Swanberg, stealing just as many scenes as he did in his father's previous film “Happy Christmas”). As a yoga instructor, Lee is spiritually inclined, »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Let’s Say You’re Jake Johnson, and You Just Discovered a Mysterious Bone ...

7 August 2015 11:02 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

And now, another installment of What Would Jake Johnson Do? This week's scenario comes courtesy of the new Joe Swanberg–directed film Digging for Fire (out August 21 in theaters and August 25 on VOD), in which Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt play a married Los Angeles couple offered the chance to house-sit for one of her wealthy clients. They're keen on the idea, but not long after they've moved in for the weekend with son Jude in tow, our couple discovers two odd items hidden in the yard: a rusty old gun, and what seems to be a bone. So what should Jake Johnson do about it? Should he ignore those clues and knuckle down on the family taxes like he promised his wife? Or should he pursue these mysterious items and see where they lead? Press play on this exclusive clip, and watch as Johnson and DeWitt argue their positions. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Rosemarie DeWitt Chimes In For ‘La La Land’

4 August 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Rosemarie DeWitt has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s musical film set in contemporary Los Angeles and starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as the aspiring actress he falls in love with. Dewitt is set to play Gosling sister in the pic, which follows Gosling and Stone’s characters as they discover that balancing love and art in such the cutthroat climate of La isn't easy. The Lionsgate/Summit pic has already set a… »

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Poltergeist Extended Cut Debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Digital HD and Home Video Release

18 July 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi's Poltergeist remake starring Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is headed to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD on a simultaneously September 29, 2015 release date in plenty of time for Halloween.

The Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital versions of Poltergeist (2015) on home video will include the extended cut that adds approximately seven minutes back into the film, pushing the run time from 94 minutes to 101 minutes. The DVD edition will not including the extended cut, while both Blu-ray combo packs offer options to watch the theatrical or extended editions. The 3D version is exclusively the theatrical cut.

Even more excised footage can be found in the bonus features where an alternate ending awaits. Here's the extras rundown:

Extended Cut

Alternate Ending

Gallery

Theatrical Trailers

Poltergeist (2015) will be presented »

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Debauchery and archaeology go hand-in-hand in the new trailer for Jake Johnson comedy Digging for Fire

17 July 2015 5:14 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Writer-director Joe Swanberg's latest comedy Digging for Fire boasts an all-star cast for its bizarre tale of debauchery and archaeology.

Digging for Fire casts Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt as a married couple who are set on separate weekend adventures after finding a gun and a bone buried in their backyard.

While DeWitt is romanced by smooth-talking chef Orlando Bloom, Johnson calls in friends like Sam Rockwell and Mike Birbiglia to dig up his backyard.

Through the weird weekend, stars including Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Jenny Slate, Ron Livingston and Chris Messina get in on the fun.

Lead actor Johnson teamed up to write the screenplay with mumblecore godfather Swanberg, who turned Digging for Fire into his most star-studded feature yet.

The duo previously teamed up on Drinking Buddies back in 2013.

Digging for Fire opens on July 25 in the Us. A UK release is yet to be set. »

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Digging For Fire Trailer: Orlando Bloom Is Just the Tip of the Star-Filled Iceberg

17 July 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Do you enjoy seeing tons of stars collide in a quirky trailer accompanied by the tunes of alt-j? You do? Then you're going to love the trailer for Joe Swanberg's Digging For Fire. The Drinking Buddies director again enlisted Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, and Ron Livingston for a movie about relationships, but this time it's a completely different ball game. Johnson plays a slob of a husband whose wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) leaves him at home to do chores, but instead he has his friends over to dig in the backyard while she strolls on the beach with a guy played by Orlando Bloom. Sam Rockwell, Mike Birbiglia, Sam Elliott, Brie Larson, Melanie Lynskey, Judith Light, and Jenny Slate all costar in the movie, out on Aug. 21. »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Digging for Fire Trailer: Mumblecore Gets Its Robert Altman Moment

17 July 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Joe Swanberg's casts keep getting bigger, but his movies stay the same size. In addition to Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt, Digging for Fire stars Orlando Bloom, Anna Kendrick, Sam Elliott, Ron Livingston, Chris Messina, Jenny Slate, Melanie Lynskey, Sam Rockwell, Mike Birbiglia, and Brie Larson in the story of an L.A. couple's three-eighths' life crisis. It's as if Vulture readers cast a Robert Altman movie! »

- Nate Jones

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‘Digging for Fire’ Trailer: Joe Swanberg Sends Jake Johnson Digging Up Trouble

17 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After finding success with low-key, naturalistic indies like Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas, Joe Swanberg is back with what appears to be his biggest film yet. But because he’s Joe Swanberg, it’s still a pretty low-key, naturalistic indie. Digging for Fire stars Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt as an L.A. couple still getting used to […]

The post ‘Digging for Fire’ Trailer: Joe Swanberg Sends Jake Johnson Digging Up Trouble appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Digging for Fire gets arty poster and trailer

16 July 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After premiering earlier this year at Sundance festival, Joe Swanberg’s drama Digging for Fire has just got a new and rather artsy poster, along with a trailer. Check them out here…

Digging for Fire tells the story of a husband, Jake Johnson (New Girl), and wife, Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married), who discover a bone and a gun, sparking separate adventures. Also starring in the picture are Orlando Bloom, Brie LarsonAnna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell and Mike Birbiglia.

Young married couple Tim and Lee have planted the seeds of a family in their East L.A. duplex. Three years after the birth of their son, they’re still adjusting to the joy and pain of life with kid, navigating potty talk at the dinner table, disagreeing over preschools, and putting off doing their taxes. For a change of pace, they decide to house-sit for one of Lee’s Westside yoga clients. »

- Jake Wilson

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Watch: Joe Swanberg Tests Loyalty in Marriage in Star-Studded 'Digging For Fire' Trailer

16 July 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance Curiosities: Joe Swanberg and Noah Baumbach Could Take American Indie Film Mainstream After making the move from mumblecore to mainstream indies with "Drinking Buddies," Joe Swanberg continues to appeal to the masses in the star-studded new trailer for his upcoming marital comedy-drama, "Digging For Fire." The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. "Digging For Fire" stars Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt as Tim and Lee, a married Los Angeles couple who take individual trips of self-discovery. While Tim connects with friends in the area and literally digs for bones in the backyard, Lee worries about losing her identity while on a visit to her parents. The two get sidetracked in their own adventures -- ones that incorporate friends and newcomers in the form of Sam Rockwell, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Jenny Slate, Orlando Bloom and Anna Kendrick, among others. Watch the trailer above. »

- Meredith Mattlin

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