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The Descendants

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

  • Alexander Payne

Writer:

    Cast:

    • George Clooney
    • Judy Greer
    • Matthew Lillard
    • Beau Bridges
    • Robert Forster
    • Michael Ontkean
    • Shailene Woodley

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    DP/30: The Descendants, editor Kevin Tent

    (note: opening tease is out of sync)

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    DP/30: The Descendants

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    DP/30 2011: The Descendants, actor Judy Greer

    From sleeping on friend’s floor to co-star in Jawbreaker to George Clooney’s lap in Three Kings, Judy Greer has had quite a run. And now, she’s being talked up for an Oscar nod for her turn opposite Clooney in The Descendants.

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    2011 Top Tens: The First of the Lists

    As the first of the Top Ten Lists start to roll in, George Clooney and Brad Pitt top the leaderboard with The Decendants and The Tree of Life. With Moneyball in the fifth spot, Pitt has two horses in the race. Only 14 lists so far .. a couple of hundred yet to go.

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    Critics Roundup — November 17

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 |||Green||Red Happy Feet Two |Green||||Green The Descendants |Green||Green||Green Tomboy |||Green|| Rid of Me |||Green|| Tyrannosaur (limited) |||Green|Green| The Lie (limited) ||||Green|

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    Friday Estimates, November 18, 2011

    As anticipated, Part One of the final entry in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, strongly leads the pack, while kiddie entry Happy Feet Two battles for space against Puss in Boots. Meanwhile, The Immortals and Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill arm wrestle for the third and fourth place slots.

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    “The loose braid down her back, her trendy silver necklace and her perfect skin give away Shailene Woodley’s tender age. Yet, hearing her speak you would think you were talking to her mom or at the very least her older, more mature sister.”

    “The loose braid down her back, her trendy silver necklace and her perfect skin give away Shailene Woodley’s tender age. Yet, hearing her speak you would think you were talking to her mom or at the very least her older, more mature sister.”

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    The Story Of Kaui Hart Hemmings, Whose Novel Inspired The Descendants

    The Story Of Kaui Hart Hemmings, Whose Novel Inspired The Descendants

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    Judy Greer On The Descendants As Change Of Pace

    Judy Greer On The Descendants As Change Of Pace lotsa spoilers

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    Confessions of a Film Festival Junkie: Day 4

    Glitch! Saturday morning’s early morning screening of The Descendents – Alexander Payne’s new film starring George Clooney – at the Toronto International Film Festival got into rather severe technical problems. Those of us standing in line were told at about 20 minute intervals that there was a problem but exactly what problem was kept vague….

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    “I was 15 when I first watched Sally Hardesty escape into the back of a pickup truck, covered in blood and cackling like a goddamn witch. All of her friends were dead. She had been kidnapped, tortured and even forced to feed her own blood to her cannibalistic captors’ impossibly shriveled patriarch. Being new to the horror genre, I was sure she was going to die. It had been a few months since I survived a violent sexual assault, where I subsequently ran from my assailant, tripped, fell and fought like hell. I crawled home with bloody knees, makeup-stained cheeks and a new void in both my mind and heart. My sense of safety, my ability to trust others, my willingness to form new relationships and my love of spending time with people I cared about were all taken from me. It wasn’t until I found the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that something clicked. It was Sally’s strength, and her resilience. It was watching her survive blows to the head from a hammer. It was watching her break free from her bonds and burst through a glass window. It was watching her get back up after she’d been stabbed. It was watching her crawl into the back of a truck, laughing as it drove away from Leatherface. She was the last one to confront the killer, and live. I remember sitting in front of the TV and thinking, There I am. That’s me.”
    ~ Lauren Milici On “The Final Girl”

    “‘Thriller’ enforced its own reality principle; it was there, part of the every commute, a serenade to every errand, a referent to every purchase, a fact of every life. You didn’t have to like it, you only had to acknowledge it. By July 6, 1984, when the Jacksons played the first show of their ‘Victory’ tour, in Kansas City, Missouri, Jacksonism had produced a system of commodification so complete that whatever and whoever was admitted to it instantly became a new commodity. People were no longer comsuming commodities as such things are conventionally understood (records, videos, posters, books, magazines, key rings, earrings necklaces pins buttons wigs voice-altering devices Pepsis t-shirts underwear hats scarves gloves jackets – and why were there no jeans called Bille Jeans?); they were consuming their own gestures of consumption. That is, they were consuming not a Tayloristic Michael Jackson, or any licensed facsimile, but themselves. Riding a Mobius strip of pure capitalism, that was the transubstantiation.”
    ~ Greil Marcus On Michael Jackson