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Paul Giamatti's Wit is the Heart of Cold Souls

11 years ago by Anthony Kaufman
Sophie Barthes' clever metaphysical comedy Cold Souls has been dubbed "Being Paul Giamatti" more than once since its Sundance 2009 debut. But if comparisons to the films of Charlie Kaufman are inevitable, the similarities only go so far. Sure, Paul Giamatti plays "Paul Giamatti," another "real" actor unwittingly embroiled in...
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The 5 Best Music Biopics You Can Watch on Hulu

2 days ago by Garrett Gravley
Iconic pop trailblazer Madonna is co-writing and directing an upcoming biopic on her life and music career, Universal Pictures confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. Joining the Queen of Pop on this endeavor is famed  writer Diablo Cody, whose most notable works include films such as Juno and Jennifer’s Body...
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Dallas Fetish Ball Is Back and Will Offer a Spanking Booth, Torture Garden

11 months ago by Malen Blackmon
There aren’t many places in public where people could get away with wearing a gimp suit or fetish wear, but the 2019 Dallas Fetish Ball 20th Anniversary is encouraging people to squeeze into the sluttiest, freakiest and kinkiest shit they got tucked back in the corner of their closet. The...
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Beyond Roma: Here Are 4 Other New Netflix Films as Good as Anything in Theaters

2 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Hollywood now begrudgingly must honor a company committed to upending the business model of theatrical distribution, but it’s hard to gainsay Netflix’s strategy in this instance
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Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life Is the Best Reason This Year to Keep Your Netflix

2 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
Its leads, feminist writer Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti), a one-time wunderkind of no-budget theatrical productions, find themselves desperate to conceive a child even as the doctors they pay (with borrowed money) thousands to speak frankly of the odds
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Win Win: Paul Giammatti Wrestles Again With Midlife.

10 years ago by Karina Longworth
Paul Giamatti continues contemporary cinema's longest pre-midlife crisis in Win Win as Mike, yet another schlubby fortysomething flummoxed by mundane personal problems. Mike is the coach of the county's worst high school wrestling team, and his failing small-town law practice has accrued a mountain of debt, which he's too chicken-shit...
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The Biggest Twist: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love M. Night Shyamalan

4 years ago by Bilge Ebiri
M. Night Shyamalan appears again to be having a moment. His last film, 2015’s grandparents-gone-wrong horror flick The Visit, proved a small hit with critics and audiences alike, and his latest, this week’s multiple-personality abduction thriller Split, seems poised to do likewise. And why not? Both films are effective chillers...
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Preview: Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues

9 years ago by Kelly Dearmore
At the end of the 2005 movie Sideways, Paul Giamatti's character Miles decides to create a special event by drinking a bottle of high-dollar wine on a less than extraordinary day, instead of waiting for a cork-pop-worthy occasion to magically occur. Now, apply the same line of thinking to a...
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Luke Scott — and a Killer Ensemble — Make Morgan a Top-Tier Sci-Fi Thriller

4 years ago by April Wolfe
Nepotism is occasionally a positive, and not just for the direct beneficiary. Ridley Scott gave us Alien, with heroine Ripley and a memorable cast of ne’er-do-wells and villains with defined personalities. And now Scott’s son, Luke, who’s been shadowing his dad on his last few big-budget films, has delivered unto...
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San Andreas Cracks California, but Asks Us Only to Care for The Rock

5 years ago by Amy Nicholson
The San Andreas fault stretches 810 miles up the Pacific coast, roughly the length of a dozen Dwayne "The Rock" Johnsons lying end to end. When it rumbles, we'll need all 12 of him to spring into action — although, as Brad Peyton's San Andreas warns, that still won't be...

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