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Jeff Bridges Discusses The Depth Of Hell Or High Water


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Now with Hell or High Water Jeff Bridges has his best role since his Oscar-winning turn in Crazy Heart. Bridges plays the curmudgeonly, savvy Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, quietly chasing down bank robbers Chris Pine and Ben Foster. "What I liked about this movie is that it's not all so cut and dried," Bridges says. "You just never can quite figure out who are the so-called good guys and who are the bad guys. I think there's a bit of good guy and bad guy in almost everyone in this film. Marcus is a man who not only is underestimated by other people, but I also think he, like a lot of us, underestimates himself."

Jeff Bridges in Hell Or High Water

The script is by Taylor Sheridan, who also wrote Sicario, and Bridges loves the way the story transcends the genres. "It's about these times today as much as the classic theme of the West fading," he says. "I guess all times change - that's a rule - but this movie's about these specific times and the power of money and banks and what that's doing to our society."

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'The Little Prince' Comes To Netflix This Summer


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'The Little Prince' is coming to Netflix in the US and Canada this summer, five months after it's original release date with Paramount. Based on the 1943 French novella of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this unique children's drama blends together stunning CGI animation and classic stop-motion techniques.

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The movie originally made its premiere at Cannes Film Festival and earlier this year it won Best Animated Film at the César Awards in France. It's due to hit Netflix later this year but is also expected to have a theatrical run. 

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"The Little Prince" Aims To Preserve Authenticity, But Will It Impress At Cannes?


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It was pretty gutsy of American director Mark Osbourne to take on the adaptation of one of the most beloved works of French literature – The Little Prince – and then give it a Cannes premiere.

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Paul Rudd voices The Prince in the ambitious production.

So maybe it was self-awareness that led Osbourne to employ a slightly different take. The movie is a story within a story, where in which a Little Girl, voiced by Mackenzie Foy (the 10-year old Murph in "Interstellar") is introduced to poet and novelist Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic by an elderly aviator (Jeff Bridges). It echoes the original story, in which an aviator, who crashes in the dessert, forms a friendship with a small boy, the "Little Prince", who says he is from an asteroid and tells the story of his life.

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Video - Jeff Bridges Brings His Wife Along To 'The Giver' NY Premiere - Part 5


Jeff Bridges and his wife of 37 years Susan Geston made their way to the New York premiere of 'The Giver' held at the Ziegfeld Theater alongside Jeff's co-stars in the movie Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush and Cameron Monaghan. Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson was also seen at the event.

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The Giver: What Do We Need To Know?


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American social science film, The Giver, was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next few months. The film centres on a ‘perfect’ utopian society that lives without pain, war, suffering, differences or choice. However, when 12-year-old Jonas, played by Brenton Thwaites, is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories, he must take on the emotions lacking in his perfect community and confront the unhappy truths of the real world.

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Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in The Giver

Based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Lois Lowry, the movie has been produced by Jeff Bridges who spent years trying to bring the futuristic novel to the big screen. After encountering obstacles when Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film, Bridges was finally able to bring his vision to worldwide cinemas.

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Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum


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Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).

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Check out the guns on that turtle.

Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.

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The Lesser Known Films Of Robin Williams


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The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From the fantastically eccentric Mrs Doubtfire, to the troubled and unhappy Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting and the inescapable comedic brilliance of the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams stamped his presence on so many films that audiences will never forget.

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Robin Williams tragically took his own life on Monday 11 August

But he also featured in a lot of motion pictures that people have forgotten: perhaps there’s only room in the human brain for so many brilliant movies. As a tribute to the actor, who was found dead as a result of suicide on Monday 11 August, we look at some of his lesser known projects.

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Cameron Monaghan, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites - AARP Luncheon in honor of Jeff Bridges who appears on the August/September cover of AARP The Magazine - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st August 2014

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Jeff Bridges - San Diego Comic-Con convention - Arrivals - San Diego, California, United States - Thursday 24th July 2014

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A Week In Movies: On Set With The Hunger Games, Howard Hughes And The Lobster; New Trailers For Expendables 3 And Ninja Turtles


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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

In Paris, Jennifer Lawrence was caught on camera as she shot scenes for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 involving a huge crowd of elaborately costumed extras. The hotly anticipated Mockingjay Part 1 opens this coming November, with Part 2 coming in 2015. Check out photos from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2' film set in Paris - May 2014.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, Warren Beatty was shooting his new Howard Hughes movie out on the streets where photographers caught Matthew Broderick and a glammed-up Lily Collins at work. The still-untitled film centres on an affair the elderly Hughes (played by Beatty) had with a younger woman. Costars include Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Alden Ehrenreich, Brooklyn Decker, Oliver Platt and Candice Bergen. The film will be out next year. Take a look at the photos of Lily Collins and Matthew Broderick prep for filming 'Untitled Warren Beatty Project' - May 2014.

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Taylor Swift Handed Role On 'The Giver' Movie Adaption


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Taylor Swift has accepted a role on the upcoming movie version of The Giver, the popular 'utopian future' novel by author Lois Lowry. The film, a joint production between The Weinstein Company and Walden Media, already has an impressive cast lined up, including Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard and Katie Holmes, with Swift joining the film in an unspecified role.

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Swift is contiuing her push to become an actress

Lowry's novel tells the story of a utopian society that gradually appears more dystopian as the story progresses, and is told through perspective of nearly-12-year-old Jonas (Thwaites). In the immaculately organised future, people are assigned positions that they will hold on to for the rest of their loves, and Jonas is to be given the distinction of Receiver of Memory; the man responsible for holding all knowledge of the pre-determined present. Upon meeting the previous 'Receiver,' known as The Giver, he is presented with a wealth of knowledge and with it, a moral dilema of whether to remain with his current society, or escape with his newfound information and live freely for the first time.

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Taylor Swift To Co-Star With Meryl Streep In Film Adaptation 'The Giver'


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Taylor Swift is the latest talent to join the cast of The Weinstein Company and Walden Media's movie adaptation of 'The Giver'.

The 23 year old singer has joined an already talent loaded cast that reportedly includes Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katy Holmes and Brendon Thwaites.

'The Giver' is a dystopian children's novel by Lois Lowry that was first published in 1993. Thwaites will star as a young boy who is chosen for life service as the Receiver of Memories, and the title character Jeff Bridges, teaches the young boy how to use his sensory gifts.

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R.I.P.D. Review


Bad

The ingredients are all here, but this mash-up of Ghost with Men in Black is a painful misfire, neither funny nor engaging on any level. Even usually fine actors like Bridges and Bacon are left with nothing to do, while Reynolds strains to be the straight guy in a comedy that never raises a smile. And we can feel the filmmakers straining to crank up the wackiness at every turn.

Set in Boston, the story begins when young police detective Nick (Reynolds) refuses to join in a dirty deal proposed by his partner Bobby (Bacon), who then shoots him in cold blood. In the afterlife, Nick is recruited by a manager (Parker) into the Rest In Peace Department, protecting humanity from ghosts who have escaped judgement. His new partner is Wild West sheriff Roy (Bridges), who is reluctant to break the rules when Nick decides to investigate his own death to help protect his widow (Szostak) from Bobby's nefarious plan.

Yes, the plot is so in-grown that it never takes off, circling around a handful of characters even though it involves bringing about the end of humanity. Of course it does. These kinds of movies couldn't have stories that make any sense, and filmmakers can't resist making the ghosts goofy, rubbery cartoons rather than characters who are actually scary or interesting. The excessive use of digital effects makes the whole movie feel desperate as it strains for both laughs and teary emotion, but it gets neither.

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Stephen Colbert Rails After Daft Punk Cancel 'The Colbert Report'


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Daft Punk cancelled their appearance on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night, this was so they could make a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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 Unfortunately for the group, Stephen Colbert did not take the slight kindly. The comedian started to make puns at the electronica group's expense, he claimed he'd been "daft punk'd" and referred to the duo as "the artists formerly booked as Daft Punk."

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Jennifer Lawrence, Jeff Bridges: The Biggest Video-Bomb In History?


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Jennifer Lawrence… pardon, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got to meet Jeff Bridges and Comic-Con over the weekend and the result was curious. Ok, so the cutest video on the internet has to be either a sneezing panda or some puppu/kitten shenanigans of some sort, but this video definitely comes close.

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Apparently, Lawrence is a Jeff Bridges fan.

In the almost 4-minute-long clip, Lawrence and some of the cast of the Hunger Games get interviewed on the red carpet, but that’s not the main event.

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US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend


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The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than $130 million to make.

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Warner Brother's haunted house horror, which stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel); Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove); Patrick Wilson (Prometheus) and Ron Livingston (The Time Traveller's Wife), follows two paranormal investigators as they attempt to help The Warrens overcome a malign presence which lurks in their seemingly idyllic country house. 

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Video - Ryan Reynolds And Jeff Bridges Discuss Their Characters In 'R.I.P.D.' Featurette


Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Marisa Miller open up about their upcoming new comedy 'R.I.P.D.' in this hilarious featurette. The movie is set to be released on July 19th 2013 in 3D.

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Jeff Bridges - Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards 2013 held at Sony Pictures Studios - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Saturday 8th June 2013

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Jeff Bridges - Actor Jeff Bridges returns to his hotel in New York - Manhattan, NY, United States - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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Jeff Bridges Living His Teenage Dream At Stagecoach Festival


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Sports star, rock star and astronaut - they’re the dreams, but hardly anyone gets to be even one of those. Unless you’re Jeff Bridges, that is. The actor has turned his hand to country music, and he’s rather good at it.

Sure, most of the fans gathering feverishly at Stagecoach festival were there to see the dude, made famous by The Big Lebowski. But it’s not as though Bridges’ music should be considered a novelty. At 63, he was inspired to pursue his artistic ambitions after playing a washed-up musician in 2009's Crazy Heart. Earlier this week, the star spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his motivation for focusing on music: “I thought, if I'm ever going to realize the teenage dream of having a band and going on the road and making records, now is the time,” he explained. “It's a bit surreal, doing this so late in life. The truth is, I've been doing it all along; it's just cresting now. I'm so glad the muscle hasn't atrophied. It's working well, I'm playing with my buddies, and we're all out there having a good time.”

So will Bridges give up on the on-screen career for a fully-fledged attempt at musical stardom? We hope not, not if his performance in True Grit was anything to go by. That’s not to say we don’t enjoy the tones of Bridges’ guitar, we just prefer his larger than life silver screen persona.

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A Week In Movies: Iron Man 3 Goes Global, Thor: The Dark World Trailer Strikes And Emma Roberts Stuns In Blue


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Iron Man 3

The big news in cinemas globally is the release of Iron Man 3, which doesn't open in the USA until next week. But audiences around the world are already watching Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow reprise their roles in the Marvel franchise, which will no doubt lead box office charts everywhere for a few weeks at least.

Meanwhile, we got our first glimpse of Iron Man's fellow Avenger Thor with the trailer for The Dark World, which opens late this summer. Chris Hemsworth is back as the Norse god, this time teaming up with his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) instead of fighting him. Natalie Portman is also back for what looks like a seriously epic blockbuster. 

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RIPD, Jeff Bridges And Ryan Reynolds Play Ghost Cops: What's Not To Like? [Trailer & Pictures]


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The trailer for R.I.P.D is finally here and it looks a riot. In case you haven't been following the production of this movie, it stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as deceased cops who work for the Rest in Peace Department, hunting down some scary looking ghoulish souls called 'Deados' who've escaped judgement.

But, there's a twist. Ryan's character Nick Walker is looking for the man who murdered him in a botched police operation. The trailer opens with Nick working for the real life police - he enters a warehouse looking for a criminal, though is quickly gunned down and sent to the R.I.P.D and told of his new role. There he meets Wild West lawman Roy Pulsipher (Bridges), his new partner who appears to channel his Oscar nominated role as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. The souls begin to get out of control and gunfights and chaos ensue, with the partners trying to defend the world "one soul at a time." 

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Jeff Bridges - Jeff Bridges Performs at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 20th April 2013

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Jeff Bridges New York City, NY, United States Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman speak about their new book 'The Dude and the Zen Master' at at Barnes & Noble Tuesday 8th January 2013

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Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise and Parker - Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Mary-Louise Parker Sunday 25th November 2012 Actors filming scenes for the upcoming movie 'R.I.P.D' in downtown Los Angeles

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Jordan Bridges and Jeff Bridges - Emily Bridges, Jordan Bridges Thursday 13th September 2012 Celebrities attend Theatre West's 50th Anniversary Gala at Taglyan Cultural Complex

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Jordan Bridges and Jeff Bridges - Emily Bridges and Jordan Bridges Thursday 13th September 2012 Theatre West 50th Anniversary Gala at The Taglyan Cultural Complex

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Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges Wednesday 28th September 2011 Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges are seen on the set of their new film 'R.I.P.D.' Boston, Massachusetts

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Jeff Bridges Thursday 18th August 2011 signs copies of his debut album 'Jeff Bridges' at Barnes & Noble book store New York City, USA

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Video - Jeff Bridges Attends Press Call For His Debut Album 'Jeff Bridges'


Jeff Bridges was at a press junket at Barnes & Noble yesterday, to promote his new self-titled album.

Bridges recently revealed that the original idea for the album was conceived of over thirty years ago, when he became friends with Nashville legend Kris Kristofferson, on the set of epic film Heavens Gate, the press association reported. He also talked about how his love of music has inspired him to take on acting roles that require him to play music: "Whether it's playing jazz piano in Baker Boys or being a country artist in Crazy Heart, it's in me and it's just something that comes out every once in a while."

Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges - Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges New York City, USA - 'The Big Lebowski' Blu-ray release at the Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday 1st January 1970

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Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges - Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges New York City, USA - 'The Big Lebowski' Blu-ray release at the Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday 1st January 1970

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Jeff Bridges Tuesday 16th August 2011 'The Big Lebowski' Blu-ray release at the Hammerstein Ballroom New York City, USA

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Jeff Bridges Sunday 5th June 2011 arrives at Dulles International Airport Washington DC, USA

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Jeff Bridges, Natalie Portman, Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences and Academy Awards - Jeff Bridges and Natalie Portman Los Angeles, California - 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) held at the Kodak Theatre - Press Room Sunday 27th February 2011

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Jeff Bridges, Natalie Portman, Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences and Academy Awards
Jeff Bridges, Natalie Portman, Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences and Academy Awards

True Grit Review


Excellent
The Coen brothers return to the Charles Portis novel (rather than remaking the 1969 John Wayne movie) for this lean and riveting Western. It's a thoroughly involving story, with feisty characters and a wicked sense of humour.

Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) may be only 14 but she's determined to avenge the murder of her father by the outlaw Chaney (Brolin), who has fled into Indian territory. She tenaciously convinces gruff US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) to take the case, rejecting the help of Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Damon), who's been hunting Chaney for months. She also refuses to sit back and wait, riding out with Cogburn to chase Chaney down. Sure, this is no undertaking for a young girl, but Mattie may have more true grit than everyone else combined.

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Jeff Bridges - Monday 7th February 2011 at Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences Beverly Hills, California

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Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston - Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston Sunday 30th January 2011 at Screen Actors Guild Los Angeles, California

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Jeff Bridges Saturday 15th January 2011 arrives at Chateau Marmont for a private party Los Angeles, California

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Jeff Bridges and Palladium - Jeff Bridges and Guest Friday 14th January 2011 at Critics' Choice Awards Hollywood, California

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Tron: Legacy Review


OK
It's fairly safe to say that most of the fans of this long-awaited sequel won't have been born when the original Tron was released in 1982. With the derivative story and direction, the whizzy effects are its only calling card.

After his computer-genius father Flynn (Bridges) disappeared, Sam (Hedlund) grew up not wanting anything to do with Dad's business. But when the company shifts priorities, he takes action. This sparks a message from Flynn's business partner (Boxleitner) that sends Sam investigating the old arcade game Tron.

Suddenly, Sam is zapped into his father's cyberworld, where he has to battle to stay alive. And when he finds his now-old dad, he teams up with the hot Quorra (Wilde) to defeat the evil leader Clu (a digital young Bridges) and get home.

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True Grit Trailer


True Grit is a 1968 Western book by author Charles Portis, Ethan & Joel Coen now lend the story and re-work it into a film adaptation. They are not the first directors to turn this book into a film as it was also attempted by Henry Hathaway in 1969 and starred John Wayne.

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Tron: Legacy Trailer


Sam Flynn's father disappeared when he was 2 years old, now 25 years on he decides to look into the occurrence, according to his father's friends, Kevin would never have left his Sam in the way he did.

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Crazy Heart Review


Very Good
Like Tender Mercies, which won an Oscar for producer-costar Duvall, this film feels like the cherry on top of Jeff Bridges' fine career, giving him a terrific character who carries us through a fairly straightforward story of regret and redemption.

Bad Blake (Bridges) is a successful 57-year-old musician whose career and personal life have been derailed by alcoholism. Playing to bowling alleys and bars across New Mexico, he's interviewed by a journalist Jean (Gyllenhaal) and is surprised when a spark of attraction develops between them. His next stop is Phoenix, where he plays a gig with former band member Tommy Sweet (Farrell), who's now a mega-star but hasn't forgotten the debt he owes to Bad. The question is whether Bad can get himself together long enough to make either relationship work.

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The Men Who Stare At Goats Review


Excellent
Based on true events as recounted in the Jon Ronson book, this freewheeling war comedy is deeply entertaining due to the crazy-but-believable premise and wonderfully outrageous characters.

Bob (McGregor) is a Michigan journalist desperate to prove himself, so he heads to Kuwait, hoping to find a story in Iraq. He meets the enigmatic Lyn Cassady (Clooney), whose story is so surreal that he can't help but follow him into the hot zone. Lyn is a member of the New Earth Army, a secret platoon formed in the 1980s by a hippie (Bridges) to create soldiers with Jedi mind powers. But their work went wrong when a jealous teammate (Spacey) dragged them into the dark side.

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The Men Who Stare At Goats Trailer


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The Open Road Trailer


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The Last Picture Show Review


Extraordinary
Peter Bogdanovich's seminal The Last Picture Show is a world where the parental figures are never the real parents and almost everyone in plain view is still in some way a kid, regardless of the number of years they've lived. Set in some dustbin town on the edge of Texas, there's a smattering of heckles about an incapable football player in the film's initial measures that rightly anticipates both the town's maturity level and its gossipy nature. The only true adult's name -- Sam the Lion -- suggests mythical lore, if not majestic royalty.

The town where Sam (Ben Johnson) reigns is one of complete despair. He owns a pool hall where they sell candy and soda pop; he also owns the local movie theater where they play Father of the Bride, Sands of Iwo Jima, and John Ford movies. He looks after Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and a retarded boy named Billie (Sam Bottoms, Tim's younger brother) who spends all his time uselessly sweeping the streets and watching the picture shows. There is one pretty girl, Jacey (Cybill Shepard), but she dates Sonny's dough-brained buddy Duane (Jeff Bridges). Jacey acts exactly like her mother (Ellen Burstyn) which is a dreadful fate in both cases. There's also Ruth Popper (an excellent Cloris Leachman), the PE teacher's wife who begins a quicksilver affair with Sonny.

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How To Lose Friends & Alienate People Review


Terrible
A comedy that misfires is not a catastrophe. After all, being unfunny is not the worst cinematic crime. Wasting the talents of Simon Pegg, however, surely mandates some kind of conference with the World Court in The Hague. From his cult TV series Spaced to the brilliance that is Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this British actor is wit incarnate. But put him in projects outside his partners in satire (Edgar Wright and Nick Frost), and he flails like a fat boy running. Now comes How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, a worthless excuse for a laugh-a-thon that elicits more groans than giggles.

UK journalist Sidney Young (Pegg) is desperate to make it big. He will do anything to crash celebrity parties and get a scoop. His hijinks grab the attention of Sharps magazine publisher Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), and soon, the Brit finds himself in New York, working at the influential rag. Under the editorship of Lawrence Maddox (Danny Huston) and with the help of fellow reporter Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst) he soon discovers that a life covering the limelight isn't all its cracked up to be. As a matter of fact, it turns out that power-mad publicist Eleanor Johnson (Gillian Anderson) controls most of the magazine's celebrity content, and if Sidney wants to succeed -- and get to date her sexy star client Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) -- he better learn how to make her happy.

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The Amateurs Review


Very Good
Andy (Jeff Bridges) is, as they say, an idea man. He mopes and mopes until a brainstorm hits him and launches him out of the bar: Say, getting everyone in his small town to sell vitamins in a pyramid scheme, only to find that, if everyone's selling, no one's buying.

An idea man, you see.

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Iron Man Review


Very Good
The summer movie season arrives with a clang as Iron Man, a second-tier superhero from the mighty Marvel Comics universe, receives a first-rate film adaptation courtesy of director Jon Favreau (Elf, Zathura) and his perfectly-cast leading man, Robert Downey Jr.

A standard origin story, Iron Man stays faithful to its comic-book roots while making necessary upgrades that enhance the characters rich history. Favreau and his screenwriters follow shortcuts instituted by the superior Batman Begins and the inferior Spider-Man. The first half establishes our hero outside of his costume. The second half ramps up the action as it confronts a central villain and lays groundwork for potential sequels.

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Surf's Up Review


Bad
The passionate pursuit of the perfect wave once inspired Bruce Brown to film the quintessential surfing documentary The Endless Summer. A loving ode to the unheralded beach-bum community, Brown's rambling tour of our planet's surfing hot spots took audiences on a permanent vacation when it opened in 1966.

Forty years later, the art of mastering tubular waves has inspired Surf's Up, an animated fish-out-of-water story that opens in the summer (great) but feels endless (groan).

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Surf's Up Trailer


Surf's Up is an animated comedy that delves behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive surfing. The film profiles teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer, as he enters his first pro competition. Followed by a camera crew to document his experiences, Cody leaves his family and home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Off. 

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Tideland Review


Terrible
It's not that there's necessarily anything wrong with a film that uses the dead gas escaping from a putrefying corpse for comic effect by making it sound like flatulence. There's nothing that says a film can't find the humor or humanity in a mentally damaged, possibly homicidal man befriending a lonely pre-teen girl of dubious sanity with whom he seems to have less-than-honorable intentions. And there's nothing wrong with having squirrels or severed dolls-heads speak to that same girl in lieu of human companionship. In short, it's not the dark subject matter of Terry Gilliam's Tideland that makes it so squirmingly unwatchable, it's his callous, giggly, and monstrously tone-deaf approach.Based on the novel by Mitch Cullen, Gilliam's film is a trippy fantasia that has the feeling of a Neil Gaiman pastiche of a junkie version of Alice in Wonderland as interpreted by Asia Argento and JT LeRoy -- only worse. The rather brilliantly naturalistic Jodelle Ferland wastes her talent playing Jeliza-Rose, a young girl of uncommonly optimistic outlook whose no-good parents (Jennifer Tilly and Jeff Bridges) are squabbling junkies who barely pay attention to her unless it's to help them shoot up. Not long into the film, Tilly fatally overdoses, sending Jeliza-Rose and her dad, Noah, on the road, as Noah is convinced in his heroin haze that the authorities will be after him. They end up at his old family farmhouse, boarded up and filled with the dusty memories of his long-dead mother. Then Noah ODs, too, leaving Jeliza-Rose on her own.She doesn't seem to mind, really, as it takes her awhile to even realize Noah is dead (in the meantime, she dresses his corpse in a wig and makeup). The world through Jeliza-Rose's eyes seems a pretty wonderful place, which she fills with imaginary voices and fantastical creations. The house itself is full of undiscovered treasure and surrounded by tall, wind-blown prairie grass. Meanwhile, just down the road is another house where a crazy woman in a black beekeepers' outfit (Janet McTeer) and her younger brother (Brendan Fletcher), the previously mentioned potential psychopath who initially comes off as an innocent but seems later to take a liking to Jeliza-Rose.Tideland is obviously a story packed full of material that's best handled delicately, what with the overall fog of insanity and the intimations of pedophilia. The problem here is that "delicate" is not a word one would ever use to describe Gilliam. A filmmaker with obvious and commendable visual talents (strangely in abeyance here), his storytelling taste has always vacillated between the sarcastic and the sentimental, with Tideland being a stomach-churning slurry of the two. In a story that calls for a light hand, Gilliam uses only the hammer, smacking home each and every scene with acting best described (with the exception of Ferland) as hysterical and a sense of humor that goes beyond the merely tasteless and verges on the deranged.There's always the chance that the whole film is a great put-on, a low-budget joke of the most gigantic order -- it does literally end, after all, with a train-wreck. Anything is possible. But that may not matter in the end, because if there was ever a film to end a career, Tideland is it.The tide is high and I'm movin' on.

K-PAX Review


Good
It would be an exaggeration to say that there are no original ideas anymore, that every movie fits some formula we've seen before. But, ya know, the claim isn't that far off the mark, and if the shoe fits...

So the genre we're talking about in the case of K-PAX: A crazy man thinks he's an alien (a psychic, a king, etc.). The obvious question: Which is he: crazy, or an alien, or both? (A crazy alien, now that would be a fun twist on the whole genre wouldn't it?)

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Masked & Anonymous Review


Bad
Masked & Anonymous, as a title, comes across as a vague, artsy moniker as inaccessible as the film it represents. But look closer at the name of this movie about revolution and despair, and you'll discover a clear reference to the film's writers; credited as Rene Fontaine and Sergei Petrov, the screenwriters have been unmasked, as it were, revealed to be the film's iconic star, Bob Dylan, and director Larry Charles (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm).

The result of this combination is an overly ambitious film that's as muddled and cryptic as a mumble-filled Dylan vocal. Dylan stars as the symbolically named Jack Fate, an apparent musical legend, jailed in the midst of a brutally downtrodden America where the government has taken over, war is rampant, and even the counter-revolutionaries have counter-revolutionaries.

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Arlington Road Review


Good

There's just one thing standing in the way of "ArlingtonRoad" taking a place among the best film noir politics-and-paranoiathrillers -- the script is so tight that the hero is forced to make a dumbmistake now and again to advance the plot.

That hero is Jeff Bridges, playing a West Virginia historyprofessor who obsesses over his class in domestic terrorism because itdoubles as a form of therapy while grieving for his dead wife -- an FBIagent killed in a botched, Ruby Ridge-like raid.

He's a guy doesn't trust the government one bit, and inhis class sermonizes that federal and extremist conspiracies abound andthat the lone psycho theory applied to most American terrorists is a ruseby the feds to lull the populace into feeling safe again in the wake oftranquillity-shattering attacks.

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The Door In The Floor Review


Good

Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger give a pair of extraordinary performances in "The Door in the Floor" as a couple whose souls and whose marriage have never recovered from the deaths of their teenage sons six years before.

Their lives are like broken teacups glued back together -- they may look undamaged from a distance, but up close it's clear they're now made up of psychological shatters and shards that can never be the same again.

Not that they haven't tried to move forward. Hoping to retard their overwhelming sense of loss, they even had a daughter -- played by 6-year-old Elle Fanning, the not-quite-as-natural little sister of uber-talented 8-year-old Dakota ("Man On Fire") -- who seems to subconsciously understand her function in the family.

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Simpatico Review


Weak

Adapted from Sam Shepard's play about betrayal, blackmail, and a horse racing scam that haunts its conspirators for 20 years, "Simpatico" gets by for a while on a cast full of tense, brutal, benumbed performances.

Nick Nolte stars as Vinnie, a haunted, hard-drinking and fraudulent private eye who has lived a near-destitute existence in Los Angeles for two decades on hush money extorted from a former friend named Carter (Jeff Bridges), his partner in a pony-fixing during their younger days.

As the film opens, Vinnie sets in motion a chain of events designed to see him trade places with Carter, now a rich Kentucky breeder. He plans not only on usurping the wealth his ex-buddy has amassed since their friendship disintegrated, but also on recapturing the cold heart of Rosie (Sharon Stone), the girl that came between them.

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Jeff Bridges

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