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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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    “Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
    ~ Quentin Tarantino

    “The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
    ~ Hideo Kojima