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Ghost World

Daniel Clowes’ comics creation receives an A-Plus film adaptation through the directorial filter of Terry Zwigoff. The show has more going for it than the bleak alienation of disaffected quasi- gen-Xers — the script offers a depth of character revealing the insecure, hopes and fears behind all the insulting attitudes and behaviors. It’s caustic, funny and also strongly affecting.

Ghost World

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2001 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Stacey Travis, Teri Garr.

Cinematography: Affonso Beato

Production Designer: Edward T. McAvoy

Art Direction: Alan E. Muraoka

Film Editors: Carole Kravetz, Michael R. Miller

Original Music: David Kitay

Writing credits: Daniel Clowes & Terry Zwigoff from the comics by Daniel Clowes

Produced by Pippa Cross, Janette Day, Lianne Halfon, Barbara A. Hall,

John Malkovich, Russell Smith

Directed by Terry Zwigoff

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The Monuments Men Moves to 2014

The Monuments Men Moves to 2014
George Clooney's World War II drama The Monuments Men has been moved to a unspecified date in 2014. The project was originally set to release December 18, 2013, but the actor did not have time to finish the post-production process.

The film will tell the true story of a World War II platoon, who are tasked with invading Germany and recovering rare art from the Nazis. The team consists of seven museum directors, curators, and art historians. They find themselves behind enemy lines and in a race to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of European culture.

George Clooney is writing, directing and starring in the project. He is also producing with Christoph Fisser, Barbara A. Hall and Grant Heslov.

The Monuments Men comes to theaters February 7th, 2014 and stars George Clooney, Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban. The film is directed by George Clooney.
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Second Trailer Arrives For George Clooney’s The Monuments Men

A-listers and Oscar winners star in this second trailer for The Monuments Men.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by Fdr with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

A vast improvement over the original teaser trailer. Will the film be among the Best Picture nominees in the upcoming Oscar race? We’ll find out when the nominations are announced on Thursday, January 16, 2014.

However this year’s Award Season pans out, The Monuments Men, along with it’s star-studded cast, is akin to the old-Hollywood WWII movies The Dirty Dozen, Guns Of Navarone, and The Longest Day – all of which were big commercial successes and Academy Award winners.

It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines,
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This Is the End Blu-ray and DVD Arrive October 1st

This Is the End Blu-ray and DVD Arrive October 1st
The end may be near but the party's just beginning when the hit comedy This Is the End comes to Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital on October 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. James Franco (127 Hours, Pineapple Express), Jonah Hill (Moneyball, Superbad), Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express), Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder), Danny McBride (TV's Eastbound & Down, Due Date), and Craig Robinson (TV's The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine) star in this apocalyptically hilarious movie about six friends trapped in James Franco's house as the world around them comes to an end. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of Pineapple Express and Superbad, This Is the End is filled with raunchy and irreverent humor, shocking special effects, as well as surprise cameos, with appearances by Rihanna (Battleship), Michael Cera (Juno) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter series).

The Blu-ray combo pack features more than
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“This Is The End” New Trailer

The comedy “This Is The End” follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Check the trailer below Directed By Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Screen Story & Screenplay By Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Produced By Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver Executive Producers Nathan Kahane, Nicole Brown, Jason Stone, Barbara A. Hall, Ariel Shaffir, Kyle Hunter Cast James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson with Michael Cera and Emma Watson Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information. Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News
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The Monuments Men Directed By And Starring George Clooney, Begins Production In Germany

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Is it too soon for George Clooney to win back-to back Oscars?

In what will undoubtedly be a major awards season player and possible Best Picture winner, Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that The Monuments Men, a Smokehouse production directed by and starring George Clooney, has started production in Berlin, Germany. Due in theaters on December 18th, the action-thriller is written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Clooney and Heslov also produce the film through their Smokehouse Productions. It is their first production since winning the Academy Award® for Best Picture for their work on Argo.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history,The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by Fdr with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces
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George Clooney's The Monuments Men Begins Production in Berlin

George Clooney's The Monuments Men Begins Production in Berlin
Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that The Monuments Men, a Smokehouse production directed by and starring George Clooney, has started production in Berlin, Germany. The action-thriller is written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Clooney & Heslov also produce the film through their Smokehouse Productions. It is their first production since winning the Academy Award for Best Picture for their work on Argo. Barbara A. Hall is executive producer. The Monuments Men is a co-production with Germany's Siebente Babelsberg Film GmbH, a subsidiary of Studio Babelsberg Ag. Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter serve as co-producers. Sony Pictures will release the film domestically, with Twentieth Century Fox handling international territories.

The all-star cast includes Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and John Goodman.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history,
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George Clooney's The Monuments Men Starts Filming

Columbia Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that The Monuments Men , a Smokehouse production directed by and starring George Clooney, has started production in Berlin, Germany. The action-thriller is written by Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Clooney and Heslov also produce the film through their Smokehouse Productions. It is their first production since winning the Academy Award® for Best Picture for their work on Argo . Barbara A. Hall is executive producer. The Monuments Men is a co-production with Germany.s Siebente Babelsberg Film GmbH, a subsidiary of Studio Babelsberg Ag. Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter serve as co-producers. Sony Pictures will release the film domestically, with...
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Watch Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti And George Clooney In New Ides Of March Trailer

Evan Rachel Wood, Director George Clooney and Ryan Gosling on the set of Ides Of March.

Check out the new poster, stills and trailer for Columbia Pictures’ political thriller Ides Of March. Clooney’s film will be playing opening night at the Venice Film Festival.

Gosling’s performance and accent are such a throwback to a younger Sean Penn from At Close Range, Casualties Of War…even a little of The Falcon And The Snowman. Clooney’s become a natural with this sort of fair. Once again he’s collaborated on the screenplay with Grant Heslov (Good Night And Good Luck). I’ll be eager to see what type of reaction it sees at the Toronto Film Festival in September – will it be enough to gain some Awards season traction?

Synopsis:

Based upon a play by Beau Willimon, The Ides Of March takes place during the frantic last days before
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Ides Of March Still Features Ryan Gosling & George Clooney

Photo By: Saeed Adyani

Here’s a first look at Ryan Gosling (left) with George Clooney (right, poster) in Columbia Pictures’ Ides Of March.

The Ides of March takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate.s shot at the presidency. The rest of the cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Wright, Max Minghella and Evan Rachel Wood.

The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon and based upon a play by Beau Willimon.

Produced by Grant Heslov and Brian Oliver, executive produced by George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nina Wolarsky, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Steven Pevner, Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Todd Thompson, Barbara A. Hall and directed by George Clooney, the political thriller will be in theaters October
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New Images & First Clip From Joe Wright’s ‘Hanna’

I had the pleasure of seeing Joe Wright’s fourth feature tonight, the action/drama/thriller Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Eric Bana. While I’m embargoed from sharing any thoughts, Focus Features shared a new clip and a variety of images from the film. The clip features some of the fantastic The Chemical Brothers score, and a snippet from one of my favorite scenes in the film. Check them out below, followed by production notes from the film. Click for hi-resolution versions.

Synopsis

A teenage girl goes out into the world for the first time – and has to battle for her life. Director Joe Wright weaves elements of dark fairy tales into the adventure thriller Hanna, filmed on location in Europe and Morocco.

Hanna (played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan of Atonement, also directed by Joe Wright) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter.
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Promo Trailers for HBO's The Sunset Limited with Tommy Lee Jones & Samuel L. Jackson

Two new promo trailers have been released for HBO's upcoming film The Sunset Limited, which stars Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. Jones also directed the film which will premiere on Saturday February 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. Et/Pt).

Here's the story synopsis:

The Sunset Limited is a searing two-character drama that mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New York tenement apartment, the story focuses on two very different men – a deeply religious black ex-con (Samuel L. Jackson) who thwarts the suicide attempt of an asocial white college professor (Tommy Lee Jones) who tried to throw himself in front of an oncoming subway train, The Sunset Limited. As the one attempts to connect on a rational, spiritual and emotional level, the other remains steadfest in his hard-earned despair. Locked in a philosophical debate, both
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Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana Starring in New Thriller Hanna

The adventure thriller Hanna, directed by BAFTA Award winner Joe Wright, begins filming in Europe next week. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the movie. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (of Focus’ Atonement, also directed by Mr. Wright), Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (soon to be seen in Robin Hood), and Eric Bana (Star Trek) star in Hanna. Joining the cast is Niels Arestrup, who last month won the César Award (France’s Academy Award equivalent) for Best Supporting Actor for A Prophet [Un Prophète].

Hanna (to be played by Ms. Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Mr. Bana), an ex-cia man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same,
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Joe Wright’s Kid Assassin Flick Hanna Lensing Next Week; Un Prophete Co-star Joins Star-studded Cast

Joe Wright (Atonement) is gathering quite a cast for his upcoming film and seems to be acquiring quite a few high-profile additions right before shooting begins on Hanna. The assassin tale already nabbed Saoirse Ronan in the lead role, with Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett joining in the last two months. But he hasn’t stopped there, as we were given a press release detailing that the co-star of the Oscar nominated Un Prophete, Niels Arestrup, is joining Wright’s film as well. Considering the film is set to shoot next week, more casting news will be released shortly as there are a few more key roles to fill. Personally, this will definitely be a film to keep an eye on with an intriguing plot of a 14-year-old assassin (Ronan), a fully competent director at the helm, and a great cast.

For more on Hanna, including the full synopsis, filming locations,
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Cate Blanchett Joins Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana for Intriguing Action Thriller "Hanna"

As we reported last month, Eric Bana is set to play Saoirse Ronan's dad in the upcoming action thriller "Hanna." Ronan is set to play a teenage assassin for her "Atonement" director Joe Wright.

Now, Focus informed me that Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has joined the cast and production will begin filming in Europe next week! Also joining the cast is Niels Arestrup who recently won the César Award (France.s Academy Award equivalent) for Best Supporting Actor for "A Prophet" ["Un Prophète"].

Focus also shared the top secret plot:

Hanna (to be played by Ms. Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Mr. Bana), an ex-cia man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all
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Hanna Starring Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana Begins Filming Next Week

The adventure thriller Hanna, directed by BAFTA Award winner Joe Wright, begins filming in Europe next week. Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the movie. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (of Focus' Atonement, also directed by Mr. Wright), Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (soon to be seen in Robin Hood), and Eric Bana (Star Trek) star in Hanna. Joining the cast is Niels Arestrup, who last month won the C&#233sar Award (France's Academy Award equivalent) for Best Supporting Actor for A Prophet [Un Proph&#232te].

Hanna (to be played by Ms. Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Mr. Bana), an ex-cia man, in the wilds of Sweden. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same,
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Tommy Lee Jones is on Both Sides of the Camera for 'Sunset Limited'

[/link] isn't the most pleasant interview - but I could care less about him and his junket persona if The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is an indication of where he will go with his sophomore project. Until now, we thought he was sailing away on the Ernest Hemingway book-to-screen translation of Islands in the Streams, but instead he'll be switching over to another legend American writer's work directing Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset Limited that... was first produced by the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago on May 18, 2006, and it traveled to New York City later that same year. The play was published in a paperback edition about same time that it opened in New York. Some consider it to be more a novel than a true play, partly because its subtitle is "A Novel in Dramatic Form". The play involves only two nameless characters,
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Overture Gets Clooney’s ‘Goat’

Overture Films announced today its acquisition of The Men Who Stare at Goats. The Smokehouse production stars Oscar®-winner George Clooney (Syriana) and is directed by Oscar®-nominee Grant Heslov (producer and co-writer of Good Night,and Good Luck.). The comedy ensemble is rounded out by Golden Globe®-nominee Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Oscar®-winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) and Oscar®-nominee Jeff Bridges (The Contender). ‘Goats’ is produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. Barbara A. Hall serves as executive producer. Based on true events described in Jon Ronson’s 2004 book of the same title, ‘Goats’ involves a down-on-his-luck [...]
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The Men Who Stare at Goats stars Clooney, McGregor, Spacey and Bridges

What do you get when you put George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges in the movie The Men Who Stare at Goats? Hopefully laughs. That’s what director Grant Heslov is hoping for. The film studio Overture has scored the satire, and sent out this official release.

May 18, 2009– Overture Films announced today its acquisition of The Men Who Stare at Goats. The Smokehouse production stars Oscar®-winner George Clooney (Syriana) and is directed by Oscar®-nominee Grant Heslov (producer and co-writer of Good Night,and Good Luck.). The comedy ensemble is rounded out by Golden Globe®-nominee Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Oscar®-winner Kevin Spacey (American Beauty,) and Oscar®-nominee Jeff Bridges (The Contender). ‘Goats’ is produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. Barbara A. Hall serves as executive producer.

Based on true events described in Jon Ronson’s 2004 book of the same title, ‘Goats’ involves a
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Overture Gets Clooney's Goats

Overture Films announced today its acquisition of The Men Who Stare at Goats . The Smokehouse production stars George Clooney and is directed by Grant Heslov (producer and co-writer of Good Night, And Good Luck. ). The comedy ensemble is rounded out by Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. "Goats" is produced by Clooney, Heslov and Paul Lister. Barbara A. Hall serves as executive producer. Based on true events described in Jon Ronson's 2004 book of the same title, "Goats" involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) who gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent (Clooney) who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to use paranormal powers to end war as we know it. "George chooses the...
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