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    Review: 'Austenland' Starring Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie & Jennifer Coolidge

    Jane Austen has provided as fertile a ground for adaptation as nearly any author in the last century. From her most beloved works (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility") to more modern interpretations (“Clueless,” “Bridget Jones's Diary”), her work has inspired countless filmmakers to try ...

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    Bret McKenzie & 'Muppets' Director James Bobin Are Writing A 'Labyrinth'-Like Original Musical Film

    The announcement that Bret McKenzie would supply “The Muppets” with its songs came as a surprise, but a perfectly logical one, and the "Flight of the Conchords" star more than proved to be a smart hire with some of the best movie musical songs in recent memory, one of which, "Man Or Muppet," saw McK...

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    'Austenland' Poster Shows Keri Russell Coming Out as an Austenite, Holding Her Austen Tote With Pride

    In the latest Jane Austen-themed romcom "Austenland," Keri Russell plays Jane Hayes, a woman who becomes obsessed with the BBC miniseries of "Pride and Prejudice" and travels to an Austen re-enactment theme park to find herself a dashing gentleman, ideally someone along the lines of Mr. Darcy himsel...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Austenland’ Is A Pleasant Comic Romp That May Leave You Feeling Unfulfilled

    Jane Austen has provided as fertile a ground for adaptation as nearly any author in the last century. From her most beloved works (“Pride & Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility") to more modern interpretations (“Clueless,” “Bridget Jones's Diary”), her work has inspired countless filmmakers to try ...

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    Bret McKenzie Returns To Write New Songs For 'The Muppets 2,' Filming Starts In January

    While everyone is focused on what Disney is doing with the next “Star Wars” film -- which won’t hit theaters for another three years -- the Mouse House is focusing on next year’s films, which include the surprisingly under-the-radar (given the amount of press the 2011 film ha...

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    Feist, Joanna Newsom & Andrew Bird All Guest On Soundtrack To 'The Muppets'

    Film Features Four New Songs By 'Flight of the Conchords' Man Bret McKenzie, & Covers Of Cee-Lo Green & NirvanaUpdate: A new trailer/TV spot for the film has landed, courtesy of Bleeding Cool, with a couple of excellent new gags: we're particularly fond of the traveling-by-map one. You can find it a...

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    Keri Russell, J.J. Feild & Bret McKenzie Toplining Jane Austen Themed Rom-Com 'Austenland'

    'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Producing, 'Napoleon Dynamite' Co-Writer Jerusha Hess Making Directorial DebutIf you've been feeling a strange, nagging void in the part of your soul where you keep your love for costume drama, there's a reason for that: we've somehow gone four years without a major Jane Austen-centered movie. Sure, Bollywood flick "Aisha" borrowed the plot of "Emma," and "From Prada to Nada" was (very) loosely based on "Sense & Sensibility," but given the wealth of adaptations, and even biographical entries like "Becoming Jane" and "Miss Austen Regrets" that appeared in the middle of the last decade, it doesn't quite compare...

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    ‘Flight Of The Conchords’ Star Bret McKenzie Joins ‘The Hobbit’ As Lindir

    It looks like Bret McKenzie is getting ready to head back to Middle Earth but not as Figwit, as his character was dubbed -- after a fan said “Frodo is great ... who is that?” -- following his fleeting appearance in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” He later appeared again, ever so...

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