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    The Pretty One

    The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it’s carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction.

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    Review: Engaging And Sweet 'The Pretty One' Starring Zoe Kazan & Jake Johnson

    There are movies about twins and there are movies about switching identities and there is “The Pretty One,” which uses both conceits for its tale of self and lack thereof. And to be fair, the premise of this comedic drama — that’s ultimately much more affecting and genuinely melancholy than you’d ex...

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    Watch: Zoe Kazan Pulls Double Duty In Trailer For 'The Pretty One' With Jake Johnson

    2014 is going to be the year of the doubles, it seems. Jake Gyllenhaal will met himself in "Enemy," and so too will Jesse Eisenberg in "The Double," but first up will be "The Pretty One" in which Zoe Kazan's duplicate isn't a doppelganger, but her sister.

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    Growing Pains: How 'New Girl' Has Been Breaking Sitcom Stereotypes, For Better or Worse

    The third season of "New Girl" finds the show pushing itself in new directions, and -- despite mixed results -- the gang's refusal to fall into sitcom stereotypes should be admired.

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    'The Pretty One' with Jake Johnson and Zoe Kazan Picked up by DADA Films

    After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, "The Pretty One" has been acquired by Dada films.

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    That Kid From 'Iron Man 3' Will Lead 'Jurassic World,' Jake Johnson Rumored

    At 12 years old, Ty Simpkins is a franchise and tentpole veteran. The grade school actor made an appearance in Steven Spielberg's "War Of The Worlds" at three years old, he's in both highly successful "Insidious" movies, and this summer, he traded quips with Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man 3." And fo...

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    Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Co-Produce CBS Sitcom, Ruben Fleischer Revives 'Remington Steele' & More

    The new shows this television season may have been a weak slate — Joss Whedon's “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” needs to up its freshly-renewed game, while the less said about Seth McFarlane's “Dads” the better — but as always in Hollywood, there are plenty of potential replacements waiting in development,...

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    Interview: 'Drinking Buddies' Star Jake Johnson Talks Rules of Improv, Working With Joe Swanberg & Frustrations With Network TV

    Two attractive couples, their difficulties in life, work, and romance, a sly glance toward the other person's partner as a possible solution... It may seem like the rote set-up for your standard romantic comedy but filmmaker Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes The Stairs,” “All The Light In The Sky”) knows ...

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies' Starring Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Anne Kendrick & Ron Livingston

    With the rise of digital filmmaking in the last decade, a new wave of DIY "mumblecore" filmmakers have risen up through the ranks. While initially many of these films were loose and unpolished, they are now are becoming more refined with many of these directors and actors now having basically integr...

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    Review: Secret Attraction Brews in Joe Swanberg's Funny and Sharply Observed 'Drinking Buddies'

    Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies,” which hits theaters August 23, is a portrait of individuals navigating the slippery slope of relationships, both romantic and platonic, and quietly, often hilariously nodding to the unspoken intersection of the two.

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