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Prequels and Sequels: More 21 JUMP STREET, New PROMETHEUS Trailer

By at March 17, 2012 | 10:37 am | 2 Comments

Prequels and Sequels: More 21 JUMP STREET, New PROMETHEUS Trailer

It's common knowledge that Hollywood -- and foreign film markets, as well -- loves the idea of a franchise. From an investment point-of-view, it's a great way to milk the most out of a brand, or, IP as they might say in the business (that's "intellectual property" for you non-legal types). We normally despise the lack of originality that's inherent to such an idea, but as more...

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Mastering the Underdog Story: MONEYBALL Film Review

By at February 28, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Mastering the Underdog Story: MONEYBALL Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars When Billy Beane's current contract ends as Oakland Athletics' General Manager, he will have been the baseball club's head decision-maker just over 20 years. That'll be in 2019. But the groundbreaking moves he made in 2002 are what captured the mind of prolific author Michael Lewis, leading to his book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (that more...

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Film Review: CYRUS

By at June 17, 2010 | 10:33 pm | 1 Comments

Film Review: CYRUS

by Norm Schrager, Meet In the Lobby 3.5 / 5 stars It’s always satisfying when a film changes your perception of an actor for the better. And independent film is often a great place to force that new thinking. When I say “Jonah Hill,” you probably think “funny fat guy,” with scenes from the Apatow catalog playing in your head. What you’re not getting is a more...

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7 Things We Now Know About The Duplass Brothers

By at June 14, 2010 | 11:15 pm | 0 Comment

7 Things We Now Know About The Duplass Brothers

We've talked fondly before about Jay and Mark Duplass, two of the most influential filmmakers of the small American indie movement of the 2000s, a brother team now ready to break big. Their brand of quirky low-key character connections is on fine display in their latest, Cyrus, an uncomfortable comedy-drama starring Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei -- it's the more...

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