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‘Show Me a Hero’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac Gets Political in the New HBO Series From ‘The Wire’ Creator

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by Britt Hayes July 13, 2015 @ 5:41 PM
The only unfortunate thing about Show Me a Hero is the realization that David Simon’s latest HBO enterprise is a limited series. Simon, who also created The Wire (aka the best television series of all time), returns to the network with Show Me a Hero, starring Oscar Isaac as a mayor struggling to do the right thing in a city that doesn’t want to let him. Oh, and he also has a real great mustache.

Oscar Isaac to Star in David Simon’s New HBO Miniseries ‘Show Me a Hero’

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by Britt Hayes May 20, 2015 @ 5:20 PM
A24
The following report has been brought to you by the phrase “Hot damn.” The Wire creator David Simon has been developing a miniseries (albeit a limited one) for HBO for some time now, and today brings excellent news about Simon’s new project. Oscar Isaac is set to lead an impressive ensemble cast in Simon’s Show Me a Hero, which debuts later this summer on the network.

See the Cast of 'Being John Malkovich' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes April 2, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
USA Films
Released in 1999, Spike Jonze's 'Being John Malkovich' starred John Cusack as a struggling puppeteer who finds a portal into actor John Malkovich's brain. The clever meta-fantasy dramedy was a hit, and earned Oscar nominations for Best Director for Jonze, Best Screenplay for the wildly imaginative Charlie Kaufman's script, and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener. This year, the film celebrates its 15th anniversary, so join us for a look back at the cast of the film as we see what they're up to now.

Exclusive: Johnny Knoxville Confirms 'Bad Grandpa 1.5' On the Way

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by Mike Sampson October 21, 2013 @ 8:47 AM
Paramount Pictures
Call it, 'Worse Grandpa.'
Like they have done previously with the 'Jackass' series of films, Johnny Knoxville confirmed to us this weekend that a 'Bad Grandpa 1.5' is on the way that would be a sequel made up of parts that didn't make it into the original. And? It's going to star two Oscar-nominees.

'Captain Phillips' Trailer: Tom Hanks Fights Off Pirates

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by Damon Houx August 7, 2013 @ 6:43 PM
Sony
Tom Hanks has two big starring roles this fall, one in 'Captain Phillips' another in 'Saving Mr. Banks.' He once won Best Actor Oscars in consecutive years, perhaps this year he'll be nominated twice. Here's the latest trailer for 'Phillips,' which shows more of the scope of the film.

'A Late Quartet' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman October 31, 2012 @ 6:45 PM
RKO Pictures
I am an extremely smart, well-educated man. However there are aspects of refined culture that always seem to escape me. Example: I recently took a wine tasting tour in France. "What can you say about this one?" I was asked. "Um, it's good?" "Yes, but notice how the tannins aren't too rich in the front but the finish is clear in the back? And the notes of black current, honey and tobacco smoke?" "I taste grape."
I'm exaggerating, but this is what I want to shout during most movie scenes featuring classical musicians practicing a piece. It sounds fine, then the teacher comes in and shouts, "No! You have to FEEL it, to understand what the composer was saying about heartache and despair!" And then the teacher proceeds to play it in pretty much the exact same way.
It drives me crazy and, to be sure, it happens in 'A Late Quartet,' but, luckily by this point of the film you are quite in tune with the different characters -- know them, even -- and are willing to let it slide. Frankly, a great deal of 'A Late Quartet,' a gossipy soap opera for the NPR-set, is forgiven because of its marvelous cast.

Charlie Kaufman is Making a TV Show for Catherine Keener

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by Damon Houx May 21, 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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HBO has been the place to go for great artists looking to try something new. From Martin Scorsese to Michael Mann to Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, we've seen a number of A-listers set up a show on the station. The latest is Charlie Kaufman, who will write and direct a show with Catherine Keener set to star.