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IFC Nabs Al Pacino Drama ‘Manglehorn’

21 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

IFC Films is taking U.S. rights to Manglehorn, the Al Pacino starrer helmed by David Gordon Green that premiered last month in Venice and Toronto. Pacino stars along with Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine, and Chris Messina in the drama about a reclusive small town locksmith (Pacino) torn between mourning the love of his life and moving on via a new cautious friendship with a local woman.

Manglehorn was one of the hot titles left unbought at the close of Tiff, where CAA was repping sales. The Worldview Entertainment and Dreambridge Films production is produced by Green, Lisa Muskat, and Derrick Tseng and executive produced by Melissa Coolidge, Brad Coolidge, Todd J. Labarowski, Danny McBride and Jody Hill.

Green, who’s known to veer between character-driven dramas (All The Real Girls, George Washington) and lower-brow comedies (Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter), most recently directed the indie dramedy Prince Avalanche »

- Jen Yamato

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‘Joe’ Blu-ray Review

30 September 2014 3:09 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler, Brian Mays, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Elbert Hill III | Written by Gary Hawkins | Directed by David Gordon Green

The pairing of director David Gordon Green and actor Nicholas Cage is an intriguing one. Green was once an indie darling winning critical praise for films like George Washington, All the Real Girls and Snow Angels. Once big Hollywood got a hold of him many argued he lost his touch as the quality of his films dropped. When films like The Sitter and Your Highness failed critically and financially most figured he was the latest example of wasted potential. Last year he went back to basics with Prince Avalanche and saw some of that praise return. That praise will no doubt continue with his latest film Joe.

Nicolas Cage’s demise has been well documented. »

- Dan Clark

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Joe: DVD review

19 September 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

I can see the headlines now, 'Nicolas Cage in good film shocker!' It's about time too. Knowing, Season of the Witch, Bangkok Dangerous - the taxman sure has a lot to answer for. I haven't enjoyed a Nicolas Cage movie this much since 2005's Lord of War, though parts of me still have a thing for Drive Angry. That might have more to do with Amber Heard than anything else mind. A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary backwoods of the South in Joe, a gritty adaptation of Larry Brown's celebrated novel. Directed by David Gordon Green, who is now forgiven for inflicting Your Highness and The Sitter on the world, returns to his Indie roots for a film that finally gives Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage something to sink his teeth into. Nick stars as hard-living, hot-tempered ex-con Joe Ransom, who is »

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Tiff 2014: ‘Manglehorn’ is David Gordon Green’s most daring film to date

11 September 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manglehorn

Written by Paul Logan

Directed by David Gordon Green

USA, 2014

David Gordon Green has never allowed himself to be easily pinned down as a filmmaker. After making his name with dreamy independent films about relationships and growing up, he moved onto big budget comedies of varying quality. While even his most dire efforts bring a certain amount of style (even the awful Your Highness had a compelling visual softness not usually associated with medieval stoner comedies), many have mourned the direction of his career. His newest effort, Manglehorn, feels like a bastard child of these two worlds. In many ways it’s his most visually adventurous film since his career began, but it’s hardly a return to his early work in terms of feel, theme or style.

Al Pacino stars as the titular character of Manglehorn, an old grizzled locksmith who spends his days yearning for the lost love of his life, »

- Justine Smith

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What’s David Gordon Green Up to These Days? Still Hiring Mega Stars, That’s What

22 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Former indie auteur David Gordon Green‘s jump to the big time started off with such promise. Let’s take a little time travel trip! 2008′s Pineapple Express caught Seth Rogen and James Franco just as the weirdo lovefest that is their comedic team-up was really taking off (with Freaks & Geeks behind them and The Interview way out in the future, it was kind of the perfect opportunity to see what these two could do — which is be weird and lovable and funny with the best of them). The follow-up wasn’t quite as glorious, as 2011 marked a low point in Green’s humorous output (this is a sentiment expressed with admiration and respect, as my Dgg fandom has been well-documented in this space), with both Your Highness and The Sitter performing poorly in the domestic market and, uh, also just not being very good. Things have been looking up, however »

- Kate Erbland

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 21st 2014

21 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

This week annoyed by a loudmouth blogger of some repute, who declared anime for paedophiles and insulted more or less the whole of Japanese culture, I decided to watch Netflix original anime Knights of Sidonia. His comments have widely been circulated and condemned by many people and he’s just made himself look a fool, and all this just because Gus Van Sant might be directing a Death Note movie. I recognise that anime is not for everyone but still, by dismissing all of it you are missing out on an awful lot of classic work and influential stuff.

Knights of Sidonia has been billed as a Netflix original but it’s quite hard to imagine that they would have been involved in the production of something like this, it’s pretty far out there even for anime and its more likely that Netflix have done what they did with »

- Chris Holt

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Director’s Notebook: David Gordon Green on Creating His Favorite Scene In 'Joe'

17 June 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

In this monthly column we spotlight new Blu-ray/DVD releases by interviewing directors about the scenes that stood out most for them while making their movies. This month, we talk to David Gordon Green about his Nicolas Cage-starring dark drama Joe (out today on DVD/Blu-ray). The last few years have been filled with highs and lows for David Gordon Green. He directed episodes and was a consulting producer for the cult hit series Eastbound & Down but also felt the sting of back-to-back studio comedy flops, Your Highness and The Sitter. Thankfully the return to his indie-film roots with the oddball comedy Prince Avalanche and the dreamlike character study Joe showed Green still has it. Especially the latter, as Joe is Green at his best. A gritty drama adapted from the novel of the...

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- Jason Guerrasio

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This Week on DVD & Blu-ray: Almost Human! The Machine! And more!

17 June 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Lots of great releases today, Blu-ray buffs. First up we've got a very different film from the usually funny David Gordon Green (Your Highness, The Sitter) called Joe. It stars Nicolas Cage as an ex-con who becomes and unlikely role model for a teenage boy played by Tye Sheridan who is getting a lot of buzz from his turns in [Continued ...] »

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Samira Wiley Promoted To Series Regular On 'Orange Is The New Black'

11 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on Orange is the New Black, has been promoted to series regular for the Netflix series’ third season.

Samira Wiley Promoted To Regular

During Wiley’s run on Orange is the New Black, Poussey has appeared in nearly every episode. Like Danielle Brooks (Taystee) before her, she’s earned a promotion to series regular, reported Deadline. With both actresses on as regulars for season three, it wouldn’t be a surprise if their friendship received even more screen time going forward.

Prior to landing the role of Poussey on Orange, Wiley appeared in features The Sitter and Being Flynn. She also had guest-starring roles on Unforgettable and Person of Interest. Following her success on the Netflix prison comedy-drama, Wiley appeared in Rob the Mob as Agent Annie Bell.

Orange is the New Black premiered its entire second season on Netflix Friday, June 6. So far, »

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Joe Review

20 May 2014 7:54 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’m just going to get this out of the way from the off: I love Nicolas Cage. Always have. Always will. There is nothing anyone can do or say (and believe me, many have tried) to sway my opinion on an actor I’ve come to worship as a kind of bug-eyed demi-God. He’s a force of nature, a man capable of just about anything when given freedom to riff - with consequences ranging from the magnificent to the disastrous. A former icon whose recent career has left much to be desired, Joe is being touted as Cage’s return to form – and I’m delighted to say that he’s absolutely brilliant, although not in the way you might think.

This isn’t the kind of barn-storming, rage-Cage performance previously unleashed by the likes of Herzog and Woo. In fact, it’s a turn that could almost be considered grounded. »

- Dominic Mill

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Joe

29 April 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014

Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $24.98

Studio: Lionsgate

Drama movie Joe was called a “re-birth” for Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), by NPR critic Bob Mondello.

Based on the novel by Larry Brown, the independent film tells the story of ex-con Joe (Cage), who’s trying to lead a normal life and stay out of trouble. But when he meets a troubled homeless 15-year-old boy (Tye Sheridan, Mud) who’s trying to escape his violent father, Joe is faced with redemption or ruin.

The R-rated movie earned high acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike, garnering 82% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Joe had a limited release in theaters, so the DVD and Blu-ray takes it to the biggest audience.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:

making-of featurettefeaturette “The Long Gravel Drive: The Origins of Joe“deleted scenesaudio commentary with director David Gordon Green (The Sitter), composer »

- Sam

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How Bad Teacher Wooed Ari Graynor to TV

23 April 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ari Graynor did not want to be a TV star. The lead in CBS's Bad Teacher said she simply had no desire to do television. So what happened? "I mean, for years I said I didn't want to do television. It was just a hard 'no.' I didn't want to read anything, it didn't matter what it was, it was just 'no,'" Graynor told E! News. "And then last year, for whatever reason, I decided to just be open to the idea. I wasn't going out looking for it, but I just said I'll see what's around." With early roles on The Sopranos, Fringe and other guest star work before heading to the big screen with roles in films such as For a Good Time, Call…, The Sitter and What's »

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Joe review: the violence inherent in the system

22 April 2014 4:44 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Nicolas Cage finally gets away from his shouty, cartoony madmen, but it’s hard to shake the sense that this was laboriously constructed around him as a showcase. I’m “biast” (pro): I like Nicolas Cage when he’s taking acting seriously

I’m “biast” (con): I’m hot and cold on David Gordon Green

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Booze and smokes and meanness. It’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch and dinner. This is what the men of Joe live on. And if a lad hangs around those men long enough, he will pick up some life lessons, like how to make hookers think you have money and how to abuse dogs while convincing yourself you love dogs and why the cops have it in for an ex-con and how to have “good” reasons to be violent, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Joe Movie Review

21 April 2014 4:40 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Joe Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Gary Poulter For many directors, the independent film realm, and its more constrictive parameters of budget storytelling, are a thing to leave behind — to graduate from, as part of a move up into the “big leagues.” David Gordon Green, though, even as he has crafted Hollywood studio comedies like “Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness” and “The Sitter,” has kept one foot planted in the indie arena, and more plaintive portraiture. “Joe,” his latest effort, is a tender, lyrical slice of underclass drama, anchored by a magnetic performance from Nicolas Cage, that also exercises a certain kind  [ Read More ]

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‘Joe’ Review

20 April 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Adriene Mishler, Brian Mays, Aj Wilson McPhaul, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Anna Niemtschk, Elbert Hill III | Written by Gary Hawkins | Directed by David Gordon Green

The pairing of director David Gordon Green and actor Nicholas Cage is an intriguing one. Green was once an indie darling winning critical praise for films like George Washington, All the Real Girls and Snow Angels. Once big Hollywood got a hold of him many argued he lost his touch as the quality of his films dropped. When films like The Sitter and Your Highness failed critically and financially most figured he was the latest example of wasted potential. Last year he went back to basics with Prince Avalanche and saw some of that praise return. That praise will no doubt continue with his latest film Joe.

Nicolas Cage’s demise has been well documented. »

- Dan Clark

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Under the Radar: David Gordon Green

15 April 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Today I have another series for you all, basically a spinoff of the Spotlight on the Stars series. As a quick refresher, each week I’ll look at an actor/actress/filmmaker that I’d like to celebrate in some kind of way. It could be due to something of theirs coming out that weekend (like in many of the cases so far) or just because I feel they deserve to have a moment in the sun all their own, but each time it’ll be a bit of positivity about someone who I’d like to pay tribute to. Here though, I’m going to look at more of an under the radar individual. For this week’s piece, I wanted to take a look at our first filmmaker getting this kind of treatment…David Gordon Green. Honestly, most don’t seem to know what to do with this »

- Joey Magidson

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The Lost, Unmade & Abandoned Projects Of Director David Gordon Green

14 April 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"I have a sense of humor. I'm not always this lyrical, slow-moving, Southern crybaby." If the hallmark of the film auteur is cultivating and identifying a unique style, former indie wunderkind David Gordon Green has been systematically tearing down his signature status for a few years now. Initially known for his Terrence Malick-like and atmospheric coming-of-age tales set in the South, Green quickly switched gears, moving to a succession of studio comedies (“Pineapple Express,” “Your Highness,” “The Sitter”). While the move toward broad (though absurdist) comedy baffled many, it made a lot of sense if you were paying attention to his early goals. Despite being known for films like "George Washington" and "All The Real Girls," Green had been talking up his eclectic taste and his burning desire to tackle disparate genres for years. Suffering from creative A.D.D. and thirsty for different experiences, the young filmmaker put »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Exclusive: Director David Gordon Green Talks Joe, Terrence Malick Impressions

12 April 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

He’s not yet 40, but director David Gordon Green has successfully juggled an interesting collection of studio comedies like “Pineapple Express,” “The Sitter” and “Your Highness” with more esoteric and independent fare like “All the Real Girls” and “Prince Avalanche.” His 10th feature film, “Joe,” is an adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel of the same name, and stars 17-year-old Tye Sheridan as Gary Jones, an impressionable kid who, desperate for some adult guidance and attention, kinds an unlikely mentor in the form of Nicolas Cage’s ex-con title character. Brent Simon, for ShockYa, recently had a chance to speak to Green one-on-one, about the film, casting and working with non-professional actors, the keys to  [ Read More ]

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- bsimon

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Joe (2014) – The Review

10 April 2014 3:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This story of a surly ex-con whose encounter with an almost-teenage version of himself is a return to more modest roots for men in front of and behind the camera in this new release. The star of Joe (in case you’re wondering, this is not a remake of the 1970 urban revenge thriller that starred Peter Boyle as the title character) is Nicolas Cage, who has often become an internet punchline (“Is he a vampire?” and endless “maniac, freak-out” montages) recently. After establishing himself as an off-beat character actor through the 1980′s , he won an Oscar as a boozing writer on a march toward death in Leaving Las Vegas. This lead to a series of big-budget action films with only an occasional foray into the unusual (Adaptation, Matchstick Men). He even entered the Marvel movie universe, starring in two Ghost Rider flicks. But with this new role, he’s squarely »

- Jim Batts

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David Gordon Green Talks ‘Joe’ & Reveals How He Convinced Nicolas Cage To Star In His Dark, Tiny Indie Drama

10 April 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While he stated early on that the eclectic careers of Danny Boyle, Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant were the ones he strove to emulate, the career of David Gordon Green has nevertheless puzzled those who expected him to follow a singular track. Perhaps because he was touted as the heir apparent to Terrence Malick in his early indie filmmaking days, a preconception was formed, and much has been made about Green's "about face" turn toward studio comedies (three in a row: "Pineapple Express," "Your Highness" and "The Sitter"). Perhaps settling into a pattern audiences and pundits alike are more comfortable with, Green has returned to his roots and quickly knocked out a succession of indie films. The latest is "Joe" a dark drama, but one that continues to defy genre and expectation. Starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan, "Joe" centers on a tormented soul (Cage) grappling with the demons »

- Rodrigo Perez

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