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    Review: 'Admission' With Tina Fey & Paul Rudd A Low-Stakes Drama Mixed With Toothless Social Satire

    Some people don’t seem to realize that the type of stories being told in film needs to change. Small-scale tales of middlebrow intimacy and minor dramatic conflict used to have a home in the cinemas, where they would play to audiences who didn’t have a surplus of entertainment options. Today, the pr...

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    Chris & Paul Weitz Adapting Neal Stephenson’s 'Reamde' For Fox TV

    If there were a Bro Code for business, it would dictate that a career shared with one’s sibling is likely to be a good call. This fraternal model has had an illustrious history, from Marx to Coen to Farrelly (and to a lesser extent, Lehman). And so it is for Chris and Paul Weitz, whose "A...

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    Paul Rudd Looking To Step In For Owen Wilson In Paul Weitz's 'Admission' With Tina Fey

    As yet, Tina Fey hasn't quite found the same rock-solid success in the cinema world as she has on television with her Emmy-laden work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." She wrote and co-starred in a minor teen classic "Mean Girls," and made small waves wit...

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    Paul Weitz Explains The Title Change From 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City' To 'Being Flynn'

    "Kill your idols," said Paul Dano at the red carpet event for "Being Flynn." The Focus Features release, based on the autobiographical novel "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City" by Nick Flynn, focuses on Flynn's rocky relationship with his self-proclaimed tortured genius of a father. A homeless vag...

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    Review: 'Being Flynn' With Paul Dano & Robert De Niro Is A Checklist Of Narrative Shortcuts

    What's in a title? There's something both extremely specific and entirely universal about the one for "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," an autobiographical book from Nick Flynn, suggesting everyday life becoming a Moebius strip of inevitability in the futile search for truth. ...

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    Paul Weitz Talks The Title Change Of 'Being Flynn,' How Robert De Niro's Character Evokes Travis Bickle & More

    Deconstructing the career of director Paul Weitz can be difficult, as he's never moved in a singular direction, going from comedies ("American Pie," "Little Fockers") to satire ("American Dreamz") to dramedy ("In Good Company," "About A Boy") to ...

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    Being Flynn: Yes, De Niro's Still Great

    Being Flynn is a perfectly good title for a film about an aimless young man who works in a Boston homeless shelter, where his long-vanished father turns up one night. But the memoir it is based on has a GREAT title: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Despite that loss,  the acerbic, thou...

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    Paul Weitz Says Princeton Pic 'Admission' Could Be Next; Still Wants To Bring 'Elric' To The Big Screen

    Predictable has never been an adjective you could use to describe Paul Weitz. After cutting his teeth on the sex comedy "American Pie," the helmer explored different genre paths, tackling dramedy ("About A Boy," "In Good Company"), satire ("American Dreamz") a...

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    Watch: Robert De Niro Writes Masterpieces In Trailer For 'Being Flynn' With Paul Dano

    It's pretty easy to be hard on Robert De Niro these days, given his ratio of good/bad tends to be wildly uneven, but every once in a while he seems to pull out a decent movie. Last year's "Stone" was tremendously underrated by most, and featured a pretty terrific turn by De Niro an...

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    Julianne Moore Confirmed For 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City' With Robert De Niro & Paul Dano

    Around the same time of reports yesterday that Olivia Thirlby had joined the cast of "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," rumors had been circulating that Julianne Moore was part of the cast as well, since her name had been popping up on casting calls for the film.

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