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Demetri Martin Wins Top Prize At Tribeca Film Festival


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Martin, who also wrote and stars in comedy/drama Dean, was awarded the coveted Best Narrative Feature honour at the annual New York City film celebration.

Other winners in the Narrative Feature Film categories were acclaimed indie director Ingrid Jungermann (Best Screenplay for Women Who Kill), Dominic Rains (Best Actor for The Fixer), and MACkenzie Davis (Best Actress for Always Shine).

Meanwhile, in the international race, Israeli director Udi Aloni won Best Narrative Feature for Junction 48, while Alan Sabbagh (The Tenth Man) and Radhika Apte (Clean Shaven) picked up Best Actor and Actress accolades, respectively.

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In A World... Review


Essential

After playing comical sidekicks in rom-coms like No Strings Attached and What Happens in Vegas, Lake Bell emerges as a rising-star filmmaker with the smartest, funniest comedy of the year. Winner of the screenwriting award at Sundance, this script is painfully hilarious, drawing on the characters' personalities to take us into a previously unseen side of the movie industry. It's also a rare Hollywood movie that refuses to shy away from anything.

We're talking about voiceover artists here, specifically those who provide the rumbling commentary for movie trailers. The late Don LaFountaine was the voice behind all of those iconic "In a world..." trailers, and now a studio wants to revive them for a new epic quadrilogy. The top contender for the job is Sam (Melamed), a veteran who decides to let his protege, the egotistical womaniser Gustav (Marino), have the job. Then Sam's voice-coach daughter Carol (Bell) throws her hat in the ring, which is unthinkable because a woman has never narrated this kind of trailer. She prepares for the audition with the help of a love-struck sound engineer (Martin), but is distracted by issues between her sister and brother-in-law (Watkins and Corddry) and the fact that her dad's new girlfriend (Holden) is younger than she is.

Bell juggles all of these plot strands brilliantly as a writer, director and actor, generously giving her costars the most riotously funny dialog while Carol pings around between them. And since we see everything through her eyes, she emerges as a hugely engaging woman who is smart, skilled and also likeably flawed. Every performance is natural and amusing, with the kind of astutely witty dialog actors can really sink their teeth into. And there are some uproarious cameos along the way, including Offerman as a wry colleague, Davis as a studio head, Longoria as a vocal client and Diaz as the star of a Hunger Games-style saga.

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'In A World'...Where Lake Bell Talks About Voices [Trailer]


Lake Bell Eva Longoria Fred Melamed Demetri Martin Michaela Watkins Rob Corddry Ken Marino Zooey Deschanel

Lake Bell revealed in an interview with Yahoo! Movies that she was trying to address more than an inequality in the film industry with her new movie In A World, if we subconsciously associate power and a sense of omnipotence (which is needed for narrating film trailers) with manliness, thus culturally its preferable for us to hear a man narrating. Or that "resonance" makes it "easier and more authoritative to hear".

Another reason for doing the film is Bell's own strident stance on the power of speech and intonation she uses the insipid use of "sexy baby talk" as an example emphasising the importance of using your voice as it "is such a profound tool for communication and how you are perceived".

That all sounds terribly deep and philosophical yet that's not how it comes across in the trailer with Bell showing off her vocal skills (the Russian Star Wars impression is something to look out for).

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In A World Trailer


Carol is a successful vocal coach with an extraordinary talent for accents, even training the likes of Eva Longoria for acting roles. However, her one ambition remains practically unattainable - to become a voiceover star. With her father, a talented master of voiceovers himself, showing little confidence in her because of the fact that she is a woman along with her own struggle to sound foreboding and intimidating, Carol seems destined to coach people on accents for the rest of her career.  Can Carol coach herself to become one of very few voiceover legends, or will her own talent fail her at the last hurdle?

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Contagion Trailer


When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she complains of jet lag and her husband, Thomas Emhoff, thinks nothing of it. He becomes concerned when she falls ill, even more so when she has a seizure in front of him and has to be rushed to hospital. It comes as a shock to Thomas when she dies; her cause of death: a highly contagious and rapidly mutating bird flu virus that spreads via human contact. The virus is spreading so fast there is no vaccine or cure for it.

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Take Me Home Tonight Review


Weak
He built his name on That '70s Show, and now Topher Grace stars in, produces and came up with the story for what should have been called That '80s Movie.

Clearly, the intention was to recreate the vibe of 1983's freewheeling romp Risky Business. And while it's good fun, it's also forgettable.

Matt (Grace) was a high-achiever in the class of 1984. He's just earned a top four-year engineering degree from MIT, but has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. Then one day he bumps into his high school crush Tori (Palmer) and pretends to be a successful banker. Soon he's invited to a cool party at the home of Kyle (Pratt), the hard-partying boyfriend of Matt's twin sister Wendy (Faris). And when Matt's goofy pal Barry (Fogler) tags along, it becomes clear that trouble won't be too far behind.

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The Premiere Of 'Paul' Held At Grauman's Chinese Theater - Arrivals

Demetri Martin Monday 14th March 2011 The Premiere of 'Paul' held at Grauman's Chinese Theater - Arrivals Hollywood, California

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Relativity Media Presents The Premiere Of Take Me Home Tonight Held At Regal Cinemas

Demetri Martin - Rachael Beame, Demetri Martin Los Angeles, California - Relativity Media Presents The Premiere Of Take Me Home Tonight held At Regal Cinemas Wednesday 2nd March 2011

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4th Annual DundeeWealth's Stand Up For Kids Held At The Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall.

Demetri Martin Tuesday 26th October 2010 4th Annual DundeeWealth's Stand Up for Kids held at The Royal Conservatory Koerner Hall. Toronto, Canada

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Taking Woodstock Review


OK
Lively and entertaining, this colourful film recounts the backstage story of the community that inadvertently hosted the 1969 Woodstock music festival. It has some great moments along the way, but as a whole never quite comes together.

Elliot (Martin) leaves New York City to go upstate to help his stubborn parents (Staunton and Goodman) keep their hotel in business. Then he hears that a friend from the city, Michael (Groff), is having trouble getting a permit for his music festival. Elliot happens to already have one in hand, so puts Michael in contact with a local farmer (Levy). And as he helps Michael make the arrangements, he never grasps quite how massive this event is going to be. But then no one did.

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Paper Heart Review


Excellent
An ingenious blending of rom-com and doc, this charming film worms its way under our skin from the start, keeping us laughing as it explores love and relationships from a strikingly original angle.

Performance artist Charlyne Yi and her friend Nick (Johnson) decide to make a documentary examining why Charlyne doesn't believe she's capable of falling in love. Nick follows her around the country talking to people about relationships. And he also photographs her regular life, during which she meets the actor Michael Cera at a party and starts a tentative relationship. Nick is a bit overexcited by this turn of events, and starts pushing them to fall in love so his film will have a great finale.

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Taking Woodstock Trailer


Watch the trailer for Taking Woodstock

Woodstock Festival was almost not meant to be, originally the permit was pulled, only when Elliot Tiber stepped in and spoke to the organisers offering them the use of his parents motel and his next door neighbour, Max Yasgur, land that things got rolling. Taking Woodstock starts the moving story of Elliot Tiber and his personal struggle to keep the family motel open, what eventually develops from Elliot's plans is way beyond anyone's expectation.

Directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee
UK Release date: 13th November 2009

Starring: Demetri Martin, Emile Hirsch, Liev Schreiber, Paul Dano, Henry Goodman, Imelda Staunton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eugene Levy, Jonathan Groff, Kelli Garner, Adam LeFevre, Edward Hibbert, Dan Fogler, Damian Kulash, Christina Kirk, Skylar Astin and Gabriel Sunday

Film Independent Screening Of 'Taking Woodstock'

Demetri Martin - Demetri Martin and guest Held at The Arclight Theatres Hollywood, California - Film Independent Screening Of 'Taking Woodstock' Tuesday 4th August 2009

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Emile Hirsch, Demetri Martin and Ang Lee
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Emile Hirsch, Demetri Martin and Ang Lee
Emile Hirsch, Demetri Martin and Ang Lee

Opening Night Of Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, A Final Night With George W. Bush At The Cort Theatre - Arrivals

Demetri Martin and Will Ferrell Thursday 5th February 2009 Opening Night of Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, A Final Night with George W. Bush at the Cort Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Demetri Martin and Will Ferrell
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Demetri Martin Movies

In a World... Movie Review

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After playing comical sidekicks in rom-coms like No Strings Attached and What Happens in Vegas,...

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In A World Trailer

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