10 items from 2013
Directed by David Dobkin (The Change Up, Wedding Crashers), the film sees Downey Jr. play an attorney who has to return to his hometown to attend his mother’s funeral. Duvall will play his father and the town judge – respectable, right? Wrong. He is also the only suspect in his wife’s murder and it’s down to Downey Jr. to prove the suspicions right.
I’m not really a fan of Dobkin’s other projects, but I do appreciate the acting talent of the cast involved for The Judge. Fingers crossed this might make me laugh…
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
So, Leighton Meester and Jeremy Strong have joined the cast of David Dobkin‘s upcoming drama The Judge? Not bad at all, they will join previously announced Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga and that, my friends, is what we call – an awesome cast! Dobkin will direct the whole thing from a script written by Nick Schenk and Bill Dubuque, and as we previously reported, the movie will revolve around: …a big-city lawyer who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and...
- Jeanne Standal
Review Sarah Dobbs 4 Mar 2013 - 07:13
The great Frank Langella stars in this fusion of drama, comedy and sci-fi. Here's Sarah's review of the charming, poignant Robot & Frank...
Most of us, if we’re honest, probably quite fancy the idea of a robot butler. Ever since The Jetsons, pop culture has been painting a picture of the future that involves cybernetic organisms taking care of the kinds of menial tasks we can’t really be bothered to do ourselves. In reality, we’re not quite there yet, but Robot & Frank does a convincing job of portraying a near-future world in which robots have become a completely normal part of everyday life.
The titular Frank is an ex-cat burglar whose memory is failing. Since his adult children are off living their own lives and can’t care for him, his son decides a new-fangled off-brand Asimo would make the perfect care assistant. »
Director Jake Schreier's Robot and Frank is currently available on DVD, bringing this touching story home for the whole family to enjoy. Frank Langella stars as Frank, a retired burglar whose deteriorating mental and physical health have his grown children worried he cannot live by himself. Instead of placing him in a home, they buy Frank a robot programmed to improve his physical and mental well-being. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from this heartwarming drama, featuring Frank heading to the library just before it closes, as an excuse to chat with the librarian Jennifer (Susan Sarandon).
Robot and Frank DVD - Exclusive "Casing"
Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, »
Robot And Frank
Whimsy can be a tricky thing to get right in the movies. When aiming for the whimsical, it can be all too easy to slip in unwatchable triteness or twee-ness. Just look at any number of the ‘quirky’, cutesy indie rom-coms, usually starring Zooey Deschanel. But when a film pulls off being a bit eccentric, then they’re often very good.
Case in point? Robot and Frank, the debut feature from director Jake Schreier. The film is set in the near-future and stars Frank Langella as the titular Frank, an old man whose memory has started to fail him. In frustration, his son, James Marsden, buys him a robot helper to look after him and give him a structured daily routine. Being a grumpy old so-and-so, »
- Jack Kirby
The Tom Hanks-produced assassination picture, Parkland has begun shooting in Austin, Texas. Peter Landesman’s indie drama about the assassination of John F. Kennedy completed its ensemble cast with the addition of James Badge Dale (Robert Oswald), Jackie Earle Haley (Father Huber), Colin Hanks (Dr. Perry), David Harbour (FBI agent Gordon Shanklin) and Ron Livingston (FBI agent James Hosty).
They join the previously-announced cast of Paul Giamatti (Abraham Zapruder), Billy Bob Thornton (Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels), Jacki Weaver (Marguerite Oswald), Zac Efron (Dr. Charles J. ‘Jim’ Carrico), Jeremy Strong (Lee Harvey Oswald) and Marcia Gay Harden (Nurse Nelson).
The movie is based on, ‘Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy,’ by a former L.A. County Deputy Vincent Bugliosi, best known for prosecuting Charles Manson. Journalist Landesman penned the adapted screenplay and makes his directorial debut.
Described as a dramatic thriller, the film recounts the chaotic »
- Nick Martin
The JFK assassination drama "Parkland" has completed its ensemble cast with the addition of Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale and David Harbour, its producers announced on Friday. The film, which commenced principal photography in Austin on Friday, has previously announced that Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, and Jeremy Strong would appear. Also read: Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver Join JFK Feature 'Parkland' The movie is based on Vincent Bugliosi's 2007 book, "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy." Journalist »
- Greg Gilman
A host of new talent has joined writer/director Peter Landesman’s JFK feature film, Parkland. Newly on board the Tom Hanks-produced assassination picture are Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Colin Hanks (King Kong), Ron Livingston (Office Space), James Badge Dale (The Departed) and David Harbour (Quantum of Solace). The actors join Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver. Parkland will film in Austin and Dallas with an expected release date somewhere around the 50th anniversary of the assassination that occurred on November 22, 1963. Hit the jump for a list of the actors involved in Parkland and the roles they'll be playing, along with the full press release. Here are the casting assignments for Parkland, followed by the press release on recent casting additions: Actor Role Paul Giamatti Abraham Zapruder Billy Bob Thornton Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorrels Jacki Weaver Marguerite Oswald Marcia Gay Harden »
- Dave Trumbore
JFK assassination film "Parkland," adapted from author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy," has begun shooting in Austin, Texas. The film stars Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Zac Efron, Jeremy Strong, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour and Ron Livingston. "Parkland" is produced by Playtone’s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, plus Exclusive Media, The American Film Company and Bill Paxton. Peter Landseman wrote the screenplay from Bugliosi's massive tome, and is also making his directorial debut. Barry Ackroyd ("The Hurt Locker") is director of photography. "Parkland" centers on the chaotic events at Parkland Hospital on the day of JFK's assassination in Dallas in 1963. A late 2013 release is planned, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 35th president's death. Bugliosi previously »
- Sophia Savage
Indie drama Parkland about the assassination of John F. Kennedy has added James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Colin Hanks, David Harbour and Ron Livingston. They join the previously-announced cast of Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Strong and Jacki Weaver. The film marks the feature directorial debut of writer Peter Landesman with filming starting in Austin, Texas today, reports Variety. The film gets its title from the Parland Memorial Hospital where Kennedy was taken on November 22nd, 1963, and then pronounced dead later. Parkland follows the events leading up to the assassination including the documentation of the event by Abraham Zapruder. »
10 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners