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'August: Osage County' Trailer: Misery Loves Family

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by Jacob Hall September 12, 2013 @ 2:45 PM
The Weinstein Co.
http://youtu.be/WmcCML_jsCk
'August: Osage County' looks like the kind of film that's primed to win Oscars. Based on the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts, the film is a high impact dramedy filled with all of the emotional turmoil and familial dysfunction you can imagine. The new trailer is probably only the tip of the iceberg.

'August: Osage County' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman September 11, 2013 @ 6:24 AM
The Weinstein Co.
If disses were marble, Tracy Letts would be Michelangelo and 'August: Osage County' would be his David. His characters in this film, directed by John Wells and based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, are an extended family of well-off Oklahomans loaded with secrets and festering emotional wounds. They have gathered to bury the patriarch, played by Sam Shepard in one outstanding prologue scene.
Shepard may have been the Dad, but the Mom (Meryl Streep, in peak form, even for her) is the real power. A strong and severe woman who speaks her mind loudly and frequently, and is currently suffering from mouth cancer - an irony not lost on anyone - is facing her winter years by popping pills and settling scores. A major early set piece around a dinner table has Streep sitting like a General, barking humiliating things at her family. Why, you might be thinking, would I ever want to see such a thing? For starters, it is very, very funny.

Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo Go to the Small Screen for 'Normal Heart'

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by Damon Houx January 4, 2013 @ 8:30 PM
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Though she's still one of the biggest movies stars out there, for an actress like Julia Roberts, turning to television is one of the best ways to get leading roles. So it's no surprise she's leading Ryan Murphy's 'Normal Heart' adaptation for HBO. And she'll be joined by Avenger Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.

Reel Women: Aging Beauty

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by Britt Hayes June 22, 2012 @ 10:50 AM
Walt Disney Pictures
Hollywood has been putting a twist on old fairy tales as of late with films like 'Mirror Mirror,' 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' and the upcoming 'Maleficent.' In these films, older actresses battle younger ones to retain their power -- is art imitating life?

'Mirror, Mirror' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman March 29, 2012 @ 2:48 PM
Relativity Media
First there were planet-killing asteroids. Then there was Truman Capote. Now it is Snow White that gets the two-movies in one treatment.
Whereas the forthcoming 'Snow White and the Huntsman' looks like it is striving for straight-up adventure fantasy in a neo-Tolkein vein, 'Mirror, Mirror' tries for family-friendly camp that's heavy on production design and sly corpsing. It almost works.