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James L. Brooks

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    'Are You Here' and Why TV Auteurs Make Disappointing Movies

    Matt Weiner's "Are You Here" is being released this week to little fanfare, and it's in good company with the likes of "The Company Men" and "Sour Grapes." Why do TV geniuses make such underwhelming films?

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    10 Best TV Shows Created by Filmmakers

    In honor of John Logan's first TV show "Penny Dreadful" premiering Sunday night, we rank the best television shows created by former filmmakers.

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    Watch: 90-Minute Conversation With 'Broadcast News' Director & 'The Simpsons' Producer James L. Brooks

    The list of credits speaks for itself. With iconic shows like "Taxi, "The Simpsons" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" under his belt, and directorial efforts like "Broadcast News" and "Terms Of Endearment," it's needless to say that James L. Brooks is already a legend. And with a career spanning more ...

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    Trailers from Hell: Chris Wilkinson on James L. Brooks' 'As Good as It Gets'

    Valentine's Heartbreakers! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Chris Wilkinson introducing James L. Brooks' "As Good as It Gets," starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson, who both won Oscars for their lead performances; Greg Kinnear was nominated for his Best Supporting turn.

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    'Drive' Star Albert Brooks Reflects On His Career & Working With Martin Scorsese, Sidney Lumet, James L. Brooks & More

    Over the weekend, the Film Society of Lincoln Center put on a special event, hosted by Scott Foundas, centered around "Drive" star Albert Brooks, who is earning strong Oscar buzz for his role as menacing mob boss Bernie Rose. The night took a unique (and, it should be noted, unexpected) ap...

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    R.I.P. Producer, Screenwriter & Art Director Polly Platt (1939-2011)

    Sad news broke late yesterday, with the announcement of the death of the film producer, writer and art director Polly Platt, who passed away of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 72. Platt's contribution to cinema has been greatly undervalued over the years, but she was someone with a diverse skill-...

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    James L. Brooks Forced To Cut Extra F-Bombs To Score PG-13 Rating For 'How Do You Know?'

    After losing an MPAA appeal to defeat a R-rating, Columbia Pictures will be recutting James L. Brooks' upcoming romantic comedy "How Do You Know" starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.

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