Trailer: ‘Company Men’ aka Recession: The Movie

I know, I’m going through another trailer heavy phase. It could be worse. It could be wall to wall Comic Yawn coverage, right? When he saw Company Men at Sundance, Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri enthused: ” Surprisingly somber and complex, the film nails the quiet desperation of joblessness with minimal cloying and very few attempts at (read…)

Press Release: Weinstein picks up ‘Company Men’

John Wells’ directorial debut about corporate downsizing starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello and Rosemary DeWitt to be released later this year.

700 miles from Sundance 2010: Gordon-Levitt in ‘Hesher’ and John Wells’ ‘Company Men’

Coverage from around the internet of Sundance’s first buzzworthy title CATFISH, plus Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s HESHER and John Wells’ THE COMPANY MEN starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones.

Release Date Roulette: Informant!, Capitalism, Goats

Release date updates: The Informant! and Capitalism: A Love Story move up, The Town and Due Date move down and Men Who Stare at Goats gets added.

Review: State of Play (2009) *** 1/2

Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck in State of Play Condensed from the well-regarded 2003 BBC miniseries of the same name, Kevin (Last King of Scotland) MacDonald’s State of Play is a competent if unspectacular thriller in the journo-politico mold. While it never achieves the heights of genre classics like All the President’s Men, it manages (read…)

Trailer: Extract

It’s a few day sold, but here’s a teaser for the latest comedy from Mike Judge (Office Space). Also available at Apple. I like the cast, but I don’t trust trailers for comedies. Extract is scheduled for release September 4, but if the distribution is mangled as badly as Office Space, you’ll have to catch (read…)

Trailer: State of Play

This one made LiC’s Watch List for 2009 based on the cast and because I liked Kevin Macdonald’s The Last King of Scotland. I have to admit though, the trailer doesn’t do anything for me. It looks like a routine Hollywood thriller in every way. Of course, as I’m fond of pointing out, trailers are (read…)

Loose Ends: 9/17/08

Here are a few more odds and ends that didn’t quite warrant their own story. As always, they’re 100% Varietese free… Ben Affleck is in talks to rewrite, direct and star in The Town described as a “dark heist-romance hybrid” revolving around a love triangle between a thief, a bank manager and an FBI agent. (read…)

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