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Tribeca Buzz: The Future of Family Movies, The Next 'Whiplash' and More

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is currently in full swing, with movie screenings, nerdy filmmaker conversations and hip parties dominating the scene in lower Manhattan. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen so far... The Best Movie Wolves What It's Like: Think along the lines of Whiplash meets White Men Can't Jump meets Friday Night Lights, except set in the world of high school basketball. Why We Love It: From director Bart Freundlich (Trust the Man), Wolves tracks the story of Anthony (newcomer Taylor John Smith), the star of his New York City-set high school basketball team and the pressures that come with being good enough to snag that scholarship to a top college (in his case, Cornell University).  Wolves moves beyond the pressures of elite...

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Tribeca Buzz: The Future of Family Movies, The Next 'Whiplash' and More

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The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival is currently in full swing, with movie screenings, nerdy filmmaker conversations and hip parties dominating the scene in lower Manhattan. Here's some of the best stuff we've seen so far... The Best Movie Wolves What It's Like: Think along the lines of Whiplash meets White Men Can't Jump meets Friday Night Lights, except set in the world of high school basketball. Why We Love It: From director Bart Freundlich (Trust the Man),...

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Everyone Says I Love Woody – What Romantic Comedies Owe to Mr. Allen

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Woody Allen’s back catalogue casts a long shadow across contemporary romantic comedy. His tropes and trademarks are as ingrained into the collective sense memory as mother’s perfume. At the first tremble of a clarinet, mutter about mortality or meander across a Manhattan neighbourhood, we inhale the nostalgia like Bisto kids. And arguably we’d never have met Harry and Sally, walked the Sidewalks of New York or dined alongside Friends with Money without his influence.

The Longest Week is peppered with Woody base notes. Over the course of seven days, Conrad (Jason Bateman) has been stripped of the safety net of his wealth and the cushion of his ego, moved in with his cynical best friend (Billy Crudup) and accidentally fallen in love with his girl (Olivia Wilde). His eventual dilemma – to be or not to be a better man – is as timeless as Annie Hall.

Now, to coincide with its DVD release,
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Cannes: Daniel Radcliffe Speeding to ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’

Cannes: Daniel Radcliffe Speeding to ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’
Daniel Radcliffe will star in the indie adaptation of Dave Eggers’ comic novel “You Shall Know Our Velocity” with Peter Sollett directing.

Producers are Tim Perell for Process and Michael Benaroya (“Margin Call”) for Benaroya Pictures. Intl. Film Trust is handling all international rights in Cannes while CAA and UTA are representing the domestic sales rights.

“Velocity” is scheduled to start shooting next spring with Sollett directing from Wells Tower’s adaptation about two mismatched friends — Radcliffe’s bookish and awkward Will and the self-proclaimed ladies’ man Hand, who set out on a two-week trip around the world and a $32,000 insurance payoff from their friend’s fatal car accident with the goal of giving away the windfall to those in need.

Radcliffe’s shot five films since finishing the eight Harry Potter movies — “The Woman in Black,” “Kill Your Darlings,” “Horns,” “What If” (originally titled “The F Word”) and “Frankenstein
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Tribeca Film Festival Jury Features Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg And More

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival jury features 33 members, including Whoopi Goldberg, Lake Bell, as well as The Hunger Games director Gary Ross.

The 33 jury members will be split into seven groups, one for each competition category: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Best New Narrative Director, Best New Documentary Director, Narrative Short Film, Documentary and the Student Visionary Award. Two other awards, the Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia and the Norah Ephron Prize, will also be awarded. Winners of the seven festival categories will receive $150,000 and prizes, and eight of the winners will also get to take home an original artwork. Winner of the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which recognizes a female writer or director, will receive $25,000.

Seven Juries Will Award Prizes At 2014 Tribeca Film Fest

Lake Bell, the How to Make It In America actress whose directorial debut, In A World, was a festival hit at Sundance
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Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries

Toni Collette, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg named to Tribeca festival juries
The Tribeca Film Festival announced its jurors for this year’s event, which runs from April 16-27. The list includes Toni Collette, Lake Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Hardwicke, Heather Graham, Anton Yelchin, Paul Wesley and 26 other leaders of the filmmaking community.

In addition to the Festival’s main competition juries in seven categories, Tribeca named Delia Ephron, Natasha Lyonne, and Gary Ross to select the second annual Nora Ephron Prize, which awards $25,000 to a female writer or director.

Click below for the entire list of jurors, with biographical information courtesy of the Tribeca festival:

World Competition Categories

The jurors for
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Macklemore judges designers on 'Project Runway: Under the Gunn'

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Macklemore judges designers on 'Project Runway: Under the Gunn'
It only makes sense that a guy who sings about finding great stuff in thrift shops, Grammy winner Macklemore, would be a guest judge on "Project Runway: Under the Gunn." On this week's episode (Thurs. March 13 at 9:00 p.m. on Lifetime), the rap sensation has some thoughts on what works and what doesn't. Trust the man who can pull off a second-hand fur, people! Are you watching "Under the Gunn"? What do you think of Macklemore? 
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Paradigm Lands Another Quality Filmmaker In Bart Freundlich

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Exclusive: Paradigm, which has significantly bettered its feature lit list recently, has added another talented writer/director/producer to its roster in Bart Freundlich. The filmmaker, who was signed by Ken Stovitz, has credits that include The Rebound, Trust The Man, Catch That Kid, and the Sundance hit The Myth Of Fingerprints, which launched his career. After directing numerous episodes of Californication and Prime Suspect, Freundlich is currently writing with Tom Hanks the pilot Halcyon for Playtone and HBO. Married to actress Julianne Moore, Freundlich is based in New York and remains repped by lawyer Ira Schreck.
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Men Play The Game, Women Know The Score

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Anchor Bay Entertainment is re-releasing writer/director Bart Freundlich's 2005 romantic comedy feature "Trust the Man" on DVD, starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal :

"...'Rebecca' is a film actress about to make her stage debut at the 'Lincoln Center'. Her husband, Tom gave up a lucrative job in advertising to take care of their young daughter. Occasionally, Tom and Rebecca have sex. Once a year, they meet with their therapist, 'Dr. Beekman'. Tom and Rebecca's best friends are her brother 'Tobey', a sportswriter and his girlfriend 'Elaine'. Elaine, who has been dating Tobey for seven years, has begun to feel the ticking of her biological clock.

"Tom and Rebecca each face extramarital temptations. Tom responds to a personal crisis that stems from his decision to choose kids over career by watching pornography and having an affair with a divorced mother from his son's school, while
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Rebound

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012

Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones’ (Chicago) last movie before she took a three-year hiatus, The Rebound was released in theaters overseas in 2009 but didn’t make it out in the U.S. until this disc release in 2012.

In the romantic comedy, Zeta-Jones stars as thirtysomething Sandy, who discovers her husband has been cheating on her. After moving herself and her two young children from the suburbs into New York, she meets twentysomething Aram (Justin Bartha, The Hangover Part II), a local coffee shop employee whose married to a woman who needed a green card. Sandy and Aram strike up a friendship that evolves into… well, you know. But the question quickly pops up of whether their relationship is real or a rebound.

Written and directed by Bart Freundlich (Trust the Man), the film also features John Schneider
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'Covert Affairs': Have mercy, Ben Mercer

"What kind of cryptic nonsense is that?," asks Annie (Piper Perabo) on Tuesday night's (Aug. 31) "Covert Affairs."

Yeah, that's what we'd like to know.

Spoiler alert! Watch the episode "What is and What Should Never Be" before proceeding further.

As "Covert's" summer run begins to wind up, we turn from Auggie (Christopher Gorham) to Annie, delving into her character more. While there's still a bit of that "operation of the week" feel, there's one major change in her life: Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey) is back.

Well, we always knew he was around. Joan (Kari Matchett) and Arthur (Peter Gallager) knew he was around. Shoot, maybe Annie's sister (Anne Dudek) even knew it. The difference is, Annie only found out for certain last night that he was alive and meddling.

We have to say, we wish he stayed away. Well ... okay, we're going to amend that. Part of us is happy that Ben is back.
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Range Rover

Justin Bartha is in an enviable position. The actor, perhaps best known as the wisecracking sidekick in the "National Treasure" movies, scored a huge hit with "The Hangover" in 2009. He's also currently making his Broadway debut in an acclaimed production of "Lend Me a Tenor" under the direction of Stanley Tucci. The play runs through Aug. 13 at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. He is showing his dramatic range onscreen in the drama "Holy Rollers," now in theaters. But the actor faced several early false starts to his career—ones that might have stopped a lesser performer.Bartha thought he had won the lottery when he landed his first film role, playing a mentally handicapped man in a feature that starred top names Ben Affleck, Al Pacino, and Christopher Walken. The film was directed by Martin Brest, who helmed such hits as "Scent of a Woman" and "Midnight Run.
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Julianne Moore

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Though she won a Daytime Emmy in 1988 for her dual role as a pair of half-sisters on As The World Turns, Julianne Moore didn't gain a foothold in cinema until she was well into her 30s, but she quickly made up for lost time. In rapid succession, she established herself as a screen actor with formidable range and daring, giving memorable turns in Robert Altman's Short Cuts, Louis Malle's Vanya On 42nd Street, and Todd Haynes' Safe, which revealed a penchant for playing stifled upper-class housewives. Moore worked with Altman again on Cookie's Fortune, and took on more roles with Haynes (Far From Heaven, I'm Not There), Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), and her husband, Bart Freundlich (The Myth Of Fingerprints, Trust The Man). Though dramatic turns have earned her four Oscar nominations—for Boogie Nights and The End Of The Affair, and, in the same year,
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Justin Bartha a slam dunk for 'Rebound'

Justin Bartha a slam dunk for 'Rebound'
NEW YORK -- Justin Bartha will star opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Bart Freundlich's romantic comedy for Mark Gill's the Film Department.

The project has also been given a name; the movie about the relationship between a younger man and older woman will be titled The Rebound.

Rebound centers on a 25-year-old man (Bartha) who starts an unlikely romance with his single-mother neighbor (Zeta-Jones). It will begin shooting this month in New York.

Bartha starred opposite Nicolas Cage in both National Treasure movies, in which he played tech expert Riley Pool. He also was in a previous Freundlich movie, Trust the Man, in a smaller role, as well as the Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy Failure to Launch.

Freundlich created a stir at the Toronto International Film Festival several years ago with the relationship dramedy Trust the Man, which Searchlight won in a bidding war but which earned only $1.5 million at the boxoffice.

Rebound marks one of the first projects for the nascent Film Department, which also is behind the World War II drama Brothers in Arms and the legal thriller Law Abiding Citizen.

Trailer Trash: Trust the Man

[/link] - Fox Searchlight See this? Trust this. Having Fun With Stereotypes, Part I: Good God! A movie which perpetuates the stereotype that men only talk about sports and sex. Women will finally breathe a heavy sigh of relief in proclaiming "I Knew they were all the same, goddamn pigs!" It's like when I finally learned the truth that Pms makes women "total raving lunatic bitches" (thank you Roseanne Barr-Arnold-whatever-you-go-by-these-days). Well, folks, lemme tell you, I'm not much for organized sport and I squirm at the mere mention of the word "urethra" (hee hee). I don't even touch myself 'cuz I know God is watching alongside my dead grandparents (sorry about those few times back in college... and last week... and a few minutes ago...twice...), so obviously every guy is exactly like I am and won't relate to these highly fictional characters in the least.
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Searchlight gains 'Trust'; 'Party' hearty

Searchlight gains 'Trust'; 'Party' hearty
TORONTO -- Fox Searchlight's $6 million-$7 million purchase of Bart Freundlich's all-star dramedy Trust the Man dominated talk among buyers Tuesday morning at the Toronto International Film Festival. But by late afternoon, the conversation shifted to what appeared to be the likely sale of Michel Gondry's freeform comedy/concert Dave Chappelle's Block Party to Focus Features/Rogue. Earlier in the day, a Fox Searchlight representative said that 20th Century Fox's specialty films division had become the "proud owner" of writer-director Freundlich's absorbing relationship study, starring his wife and longtime film collaborator Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eva Mendes and Ellen Barkin.

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