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    Jack Black & Richard Linklater May Collaborate Again On A Bowling Movie; 'Before Midnight' Looking At An Early 2013 Festival Premiere

    Screeners have gone out and filmmaker Richard Linklater ("Dazed & Confused") and Jack Black are already campaigning for their surprise indie hit "Bernie," which hit theaters earlier this year and collected a cool $9.2 million with its widest release being 332 theaters. A big player on VOD as well, "...

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    Jack Black Says They're Only $10 Million Short On The Budget For Charlie Kaufman's 'Frank Or Francis'

    Where's Megan Ellison when you need her? Still remaining unmade, and looking more and more likely to remain so, is Charlie Kaufman's ambitious, musical, Hollywood satire "Frank Or Francis." Even though it's housed at Sony, in this tentpole-heavy world, the movie unsurprisingly ...

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    Comic-Con: Dreamworks Announces Third 'Kung Fu Panda' & Upcoming Animation Slate

    DreamWorks announces at Comic-Con that a third "Kung Fu Panda" is in the works, which is not surprising given the Jack Black animated panda franchise has grossed more than $1.2 billion worldwide...

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    EW Lists '50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen'... Made After 1991

    Entertainment Weekly has compiled a list of the "50 Greatest Movies You've Never Seen." The list only spans the past two decades, which is unfortunate because, chances are, many of the 50 greatest films you haven't seen were made before 1992...

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    Jack Black Says 'The Big Year' With Steve Martin & Owen Wilson Was A "Career Nadir"

    Jack Black, for the all the success he's had in films like "The School Of Rock" or the "Kung Fu Panda" movies, is no stranger to flops. "Year One" anybody? How about "Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny"? But it seems one much more recent movie is an effort...

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    Jack Black To Sow 'Wild Oats' With Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin And Jacki Weaver

    Clearly, Jack Black made one too many "Gulliver's Travels" or "A Big Year" -- in the last twelve months or so, the comic star (who just released a new record under his Tenacious D guise) has veered mostly away from big studio comedies to more interesting sounding indie-type ...

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    Richard Linklater and Jack Black On the Real-Life Story Behind 'Bernie'

    "Bernie" marks Richard Linklater's reunion with his "School of Rock" star Jack Black, but it's in no way a retread of their earlier collaboration. It's a whole other beast.

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    Bernie—movie review

    Some films—even good ones—fall neatly into one category or another, but I often find myself drawn to movies that defy pigeonholing, like Richard Linklater’s 'Bernie'. Is it a comedy? Yes, in part. Is it a character study? Certainly. Is it a true-crime story? Absolutely. Does it have two outstanding ...

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    Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Starring Jack Black Is A Harmless, But Charming & Funny Effort

    Employing a laid-back, jovial and amiable mien, Richard Linklater's latest effort, the East Texas-set black comedy "Bernie," is not unlike the Austin-based filmmaker himself: affable, eager to please without pandering, and highly likeable. In fact, "Bernie," starring Jack Bla...

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    SXSW '12: Jack Black Talks 'Bernie' & Says He's Still Trying To "Crack The Code" On 'School Of Rock 2'

    Jack Black is a goof – at least when you watch him on screen: from “High Fidelity” to “School Of Rock” to “Kung Fu Panda” to “Tropic Thunder,” Black exudes a manic, febrile energy that is irresistibly funny, if not charming, even when he’s being mean or maybe a little bit obnoxious. But off camera, ...

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