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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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    “Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
    ~ Eric Allen Hatch

    To me, Hunter S. Thompson was a hero. His early books were great, but in many ways, his life and career post–Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail is a cautionary tale for authors. People expected him to be high and drunk all the time and play that persona, and he stuck with that to the end, and I don’t think it was good for him. I always sort of feel mixed emotions when I hear that people went and hung out with Hunter and how great it was to get high with Hunter. The fact is the guy was having difficulty doing any sustained writing at all for years probably because so many quote, unquote, “friends” wanted to get high with him … There was a badly disappointed romantic there. I mean, that great line, “This is where the wave broke, the tide rolled back … ” This was a guy that was hurt and disappointed and very bitter about things, and it made his writing beautiful, and also with that came a lot of pain.
    ~ Anthony Bourdain