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Premiere of DirecTV's 'Barely Lethal'

Gabriel Basso - Premiere of DirecTV's 'Barely Lethal' at ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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The Kings of Summer Review


Excellent

This is the kind of American independent comedy-drama that restores our faith in the cinema, combining a talented cast, witty direction and a razor-sharp script to reboot the coming-of-age genre. It's an original approach that completely wins us over; even the film's slightly too-wacky touches are genuinely hilarious. And it's all grounded in realistic characters we can identify with, especially when they're in amusingly awkward situations.

The story centres on Joe (Robinson), a teen who is fed up with the way his widowed father Frank (Offerman) takes out his grief on anyone at hand. Joe's sister (Brie) has already escaped, moving in with her goofy boyfriend (Cordero), and now that school has let out for the summer, Joe decides to build a bolt-hole in the woods. He finds a collaborator in his best pal Patrick (Basso), whose inane parents (Mullally and Jackson) are so annoying that he has broken out in hives. Then Biaggio (Arias), a strange kid no one really knows, joins them to build a secret cabin where no one can find them. And they love this independent lifestyle so much that they never want summer to end.

Along the way, the film takes a wonderfully honest look at the horrors of adolescence. Joe's and Patrick's parents always say the most embarrassing things imaginable, so getting away from them is like a blast of freedom. And there's a very strong female lead in Kelly (Moriarty), the girl Joe fantasises about even though she has eyes for other boys. Robinson and Basso are excellent in the lead roles, playing characters we can easily identify with and root for. Arias is hilarious as the rather ridiculous Biaggio, making the most of a role that's perhaps the film's only false note: he's just too nutty to be believable.

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Screening Of CBS Films' "The Kings Of Summer"

Erin Moriarty and Gabriel Basso - Screening Of CBS Films' "The Kings Of Summer" - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 28th May 2013

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Moises Arias, Gabriel Basso, Nick Robinson, Chris Galletta, Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Erin Moriarty
Erin Moriarty
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Moises Arias, Gabriel Basso, Nick Robinson, Chris Galletta, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Erin Moriarty and Megan Mullally

'The Kings of Summer' Brilliantly Entertaining Red Band Trailer Now Here [Trailer]


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Jordan Vogt-Roberts' new coming-of-age comedy drama 'The Kings of Summer' is set to make its cinematic debut imminently after an exceptional reception at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

In celebration of its nearing release date, a brand new red band trailer has hit the web with snapshots of some of the movie's most hilarious moments. After some tit-for-tat verbal humiliation between Joe Toy (Nick Robinson) and his father Frank (Nick Offerman), with the pair of them failing completely to understand each other and their predicaments, Joe decides to make his own way in life and runs away with his best friend Patrick Keenan (Gabriel Basso), who is having an equally tough time with his overbearing folks, and a strange boy they just met called Biaggio (Moises Arias). They plan out their new house which they will build entirely from scratch and have much fun finding their own entertainment (such as the tribal dance/ pipe-banging scene that featured in the initial teaser trailer). Unfortunately, being impulsive teenage boys, they didn't quite comprehend just how much they'd have to contend with and even the simplest thing of general wildlife becomes a terrifying obstacle. 

'The Kings of Summer' is due out in selected US cities on May 31st 2013. With a hilarious cast talented in sarcasm and a myriad of teenage antics invoking nostalgia in everyone, it's sure to be one of the most memorable independent films of the summer and a true triumph to Chris Galletta as his screenplay debut.

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Video - Gabriel Basso Describes 'The Kings of Summer' As A 'Pubescent Limbo' In An Interview Next To Co-stars Nick Robinson And Moises Arias - Part 1


Nick Robinson, Moises Arias and Gabriel Basso are interviewed about their new film 'The Kings of Summer'. They discuss the audition process and what they learned from the older and more experienced actors on the set.

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‘Superbad’ Plus ‘Stand By Me,’ Equals ‘The Kings Of Summer’ [Trailer]


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The first full trailer for Jordan Vogt-Robert’s new movie ‘The Kings of Summer’ is finally here, following on from the intriguing teaser clip we got last month. Written by Chris Galletta in his feature film debut, the comedy created a buzz at Sundance, with many critics likening it to classic adventure movie ‘Stand By Me’ and Seth Rogen’s ‘Superbad’. We can certainly see the similarities, though ‘The Kings of Summer’ may well end up holding its own against both.

It follows the story of teenager Joe Toy, who is struggling under the weight of his over-bearing single father Frank. The rules, curfews and sanction become too much and Joe decides to take off into the woods and spent the summer building his own house. He takes best friend Patrick along for the ride, while a weird unpredictable kid by the name of Biaggio tags along too. The trio attempt to live off the land and take care of themselves, while a search party is put together in their hometown with police fearing the boys have been kidnapped. The snappy writing ensures there’s plenty of laughs in the trailer, and ’21 Jump Street’ star Nick Offerman comes across particularly well as Joe’s sarcastic straight-to-the-point father Frank.

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The Kings Of Summer Trailer


Joe Toy is struggling under the weight of his over-bearing single father Frank; his rules, curfews and sanctions are suffocating him as his independence is slowly quashed day by day during his summer vacation. In a bid for the first taste of freedom in his life, he grabs his best friend Patrick Keenan, an equally suppressed teenage boy, and takes him on a trip to the woods where he shows him where they will build their own house free from any kind of parental strain. Tagging along is a weird and unpredictable kid named Biaggio who they're too afraid to reject, and who thinks up an idea of a kidnapping to explain their dramatic runaway to their worried parents. While they struggle to live off the land and take care of themselves, their friendships are tested as they discover just how difficult it is to be independent, parents or no parents. 

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Is 'The Kings of Summer' The New Superbad? (Trailer)


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The trailer for Jordan Vogt-Roberts' new coming of age movie 'The Kings of Summer' is finally here and, well, it looks great. Written by newcomer Chris Galletta, the movie has been dubbed a cross between Superbad and Stand By Me - high praise indeed, though can it really be that good?

It seems so, given critics unanimously praised the movie following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was part of the official selection. It follows the life of Joe Toy who struggles to escape from the shackles of his father's control. In a bid for a little freedom and autonomy, Joe teams up with his best friend Patrick Keenan and the rather strange Biaggo to build a house in the woods during their summer vacation. They plan to become entirely self-sufficient by living off the land, though can it really work? Tempers soon flare and their friendship are put to the test and the boys soon realise that true independence - in the purest sense of the word -is almost impossible. 

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The Kings Of Summer Trailer


Joe Toy is not so different from your average hormone-ravaged adolescent boy; he, like many teenagers, struggles with his limits of independence as his father Frank, who brings Joe up alone, insists on keeping control over Joe's life as he tries in vain to gain a little freedom. In a bid for autonomy and liberation, he enlists the help of his best friend Patrick Keenan and their peculiar acquaintance Biaggio to help him build a home in the woods during their summer vacation and thus become entirely self-sufficient, living off the land. However, tempers rise and friendships are put to the test as they discover that true independence is almost impossible as even the kind of family you choose becomes just as restricting as the one you were born with.

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The Kings Of Summer Trailer


Joe Toy is not so different from your average hormone-ravaged adolescent boy; he, like many teenagers, struggles with his limits of independence as his father Frank, who brings Joe up alone, insists on keeping control over Joe's life as he tries in vain to gain a little freedom. In a bid for autonomy and liberation, he enlists the help of his best friend Patrick Keenan and their peculiar acquaintance Biaggio to help him build a home in the woods during their summer vacation and thus become entirely self-sufficient, living off the land. However, tempers rise and friendships are put to the test as they discover that true independence is almost impossible as even the kind of family you choose becomes just as restricting as the one you were born with.

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Picture - (l-r) Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths,... Los Angeles, California, Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Gabriel Basso, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills - (l-r) Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Elle Fanning, Zach Mills and Gabriel Basso Los Angeles, California - Super 8 Blueray and DVD Debut and Screening held at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Gabriel Basso, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills

Picture - Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso, Ryan... , Wednesday 8th June 2011

Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Mario Lopez, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee - Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Riley Griffiths, Joel Courtney, Mario Lopez Wednesday 8th June 2011 Cast members of 'Super 8' at The Grove, for an interview with Mario Lopez on 'Extra'

Zach Mills, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Mario Lopez, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee

Picture - Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Riley... , Wednesday 8th June 2011

Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Mario Lopez, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee - Gabriel Basso, Ryan Lee, Riley Griffiths, Joel Courtney, Mario Lopez Wednesday 8th June 2011 Cast members of 'Super 8' at The Grove, for an interview with Mario Lopez on 'Extra'

Super 8 Trailer


Joe and his father, the deputy sheriff, live in the small town of Lillian, Ohio; the year is 1979 and like most kids their age, Joe and his friends have always been obsessed with the silver screen. When his friend Charlie asks him to help out on a film he's making with his friends, he willingly accepts. Joe's father wishes his son would take his head out of the clouds and focus on something more productive.

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