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    Review and Roundup: 'August: Osage County,' Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts (VIDEO)

    Crowdpleaser "August: Osage County" is a messy sprawling dysfunctional family drama that manages to wring some tears by its utterly satisfying conclusion.

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    Review: Sprawling, Sneering 'August: Osage County' Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

    It's undeniable that, at least on paper, "August: Osage County" looks like a can't-miss proposition. Pairing Tracey Letts' Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award-winning play with an outstanding ensemble cast ranging from awards-nominated veterans to rising young stars—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGr...

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    August: Osage County

    As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

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    Review: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts And More Carry John Wells' Watchable Adaptation of Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County'

    Playwright Tracy Letts' crowded ensemble drama "August: Osage County" centers on a massive family engaged in constant squabbling, which means that it demands a cast willing to engage in fiery theatrics. It's no surprise, then, that director John Wells' big screen adaptation features significant name...

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    Why 'August: Osage County' Is Moving Off Its Christmas Opening

    The Weinstein Co. confidently debuted John Wells and Tracy Lett's entertaining no-holds-barred R-rated film adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning stage hit "August: Osage County" at the Toronto Film Festival. Since then TWC has been working their SAG and Golden Globes magic, but the movie hasn...

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    Women and Hollywood December 2013 Film Preview

    Here are the women-centric, women-directed and women-written films that you should keep on your radar for December.

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    Weinsteins Go New Media with 'August: Osage County' as Streep Limits Press Access, Pursue Awards Influencers in New Way (STREEP TALKS VIDEO)

    What does the mighty New York Times do when there's no Meryl Streep interview? They do a write-around. Streep was a no-show at the "August: Osage County" unveiling and press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, allowing others to speak for her. (Early press reaction was mixed.) Instead she did t...

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    ‘August: Osage County’ Didn’t Change Its Ending; Watch 1-Hour-Plus Q&A With Cast & Producer George Clooney Plus New Photos

    Expectations can be a bitch or a nice surprise when you’re out of synch with the conventional wisdom. Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival (including ours) might have led some to believe (myself included) that “August: Osage County” is shrill, pitched up to one volume and disjointe...

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    Watch: Meryl Streep Isn't Politically Correct In 4 Clips From 'August: Osage County'

    Although it isn't opening for another month, Harvey Weinstein wants to remind audiences (and of course, Oscar voters) that Meryl Streep is once again in contention and eats up whole scenes in the forthcoming "August: Osage County." So four brand new clips—in advance in some sort of live Facebook cha...

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