Tag Archive: Sean Penn

[WATCH] Unexpectedly great first trailer for Ben Stiller’s THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

Ben Stiller’s work as a filmmaker has been more consistent than his acting career — Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, Zoolander and Tropic Thunder each have their virtues — but the announcement of a new directorial project is hardly going to inspire much excitement. This is likely to change, however, once you take a look at the first trailer for The …

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[WATCH] Trailer #2 for GANGSTER SQUAD pits Ryan Gosling against Sean Penn

Warner Bros. seemed to have a sure-fire hit on their hands with the star-studded crime saga Gangster Squad before their marketing campaign ran into trouble following the tragic Aurora shootings in July. The first trailer highlighted a violent shootout in a movie theatre which reportedly took place at the film’s end, so Warner’s pulled the trailer and …

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[REVIEW] NZIFF 2012 Round Up #1: BERNIE, THE IMPOSTER, MONSIEUR LAZHAR & more

The Auckland leg of the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival is currently in full swing, and Dunedin and Wellington also launched their respective festivals late last week. I have already posted full reviews of early festival highlights Beasts of the Southern Wild, Room 237, Moonrise Kingdom and The Cabin in the Woods, and below you can find a round-up of …

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[WATCH] GANGSTER SQUAD Trailer #1 starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn

Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s 1940s crime drama Gangster Squad received its first trailer today, showing off an incredible cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Michael Pena and Emma Stone. Adapted from Paul Lieberman’s seven-part Los Angeles Times series (“Crusaders in the underworld: The LAPD takes on organized …

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[Watch] THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Trailer #2 – Sean Penn is Robert Smith: Nazi Hunter

A second trailer has arrived for Paolo Sorrentino’s still-bizarre-looking This Must Be the Place, which stars Sean Penn as a Robert Smith-esque retired rock star who takes up his recently deceased father’s quest to hunt down the Nazi who tortured him at Auschwitz. It sounds weirdly fascinating, and in both trailers you can tell Penn has just …

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[Watch] WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY Trailer

Legendary writer-director Woody Allen will open up like never before for Woody Allen: A Documentary, as part of PBS’ American Masters series. The two-part, three-and-a-half-hour film follows Allen’s tale from his Brooklyn childhood all the way through his current work. The film, directed by Robert Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and produced by Brett Ratner (!), will feature interviews with friends and colleagues including Larry David, John …

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Sean Penn doesn’t know why he was in THE TREE OF LIFE either

It seems I’m not the only one who had no idea what Sean Penn was doing in Terrence Malick’s divisive The Tree of Life. Penn himself has admitted he was disappointed with the end result in a recent interview with Le Figaro (via The AV Club).

[Review] THE TREE OF LIFE @ NZFF 2011

Legendary and reclusive director Terrence Malick doesn’t get around to making films often. In fact, The Tree of Life is only his fifth in 38 years. His intense need for privacy and long absences between films have elevated Malick to near mythical status among cinephiles and critics who practically fall all over themselves to praise his …

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