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Everybody Wants Some!! Review

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Richard Linklater loosely follows on from two of his most acclaimed films with this lively university comedy set in 1980. It's billed as a "spiritual sequel" to his high school classic Dazed and Confused, which was set in the late 1970s. And it also represents an exploration of the next stage in the life of the central character from Boyhood. But even without those connections, the film is a fresh, funny, involving look at how young people react to that first flush of freedom.

It opens as Jake (Glee's Blake Jenner) arrives at his Texas university three days before classes start. He moves into a house with the rest of the baseball team, who immediately start tormenting him as the newbie. The alpha male is the swaggering star player McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin), usually accompanied by his good-time sidekick Finn (Glen Powell). Over this raucous weekend, Jake navigates the rules of the house, including pranks, macho posturing, initiation rites, excessive alcohol and even a baseball practice session. There are also, of course, a series of colourful parties. And along the way he makes a connection with sexy theatre student Beverly (Zoey Deutch).

The film is packed with memorable characters, and the charming Jake is a terrific entry point for the audience. Jenner plays him as a smart, nice guy who isn't afraid to stand up to both the chucklehead jocks and the idiotic party boys. All of these guys are hilariously entertaining as they jostle for position in the house. The standout is Powell's talkative Finn, who is smarter than he looks. And Wyatt Russell has terrific presence as a woolly stoner with a secret. It's a lot of fun to watch the interaction between these guys, who are all in their late teens or early 20s, flexing their newfound independence by obsessing about drinking, drugs and sex.

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Everybody Wants Some Connects With Other Richard Linklater Films


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Everybody Wants Some follows a group of friends navigating their way through their first weekend of independent university life in the 1980s. But the film is also a sort of follow-up to Boyhood, picking up where that movie ends. 

Linklater picked a relatively unknown group of actors to star in the film

Linklater admits to both of those facts. "At the very beginning of Boyhood I felt the character would be going to college, but I had no idea," Linklater says. "And then here I had this script written about halfway through Boyhood that's about that first weekend of college. So they are kind of related. They're cousins. And this one sort of picks up right after that one ends."

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How Richard Linklater Drew On His College Experiences For 'Everybody Wants Some'


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In Boyhood Richard Linklater documented a family over 12 years to critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination. Now he’s drawing on his own past for Everybody Wants Some, a college movie following a group of freshman baseball players in the week before classes begin.

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The idea for Everybody Wants Some first came into Linklater’s head around 2002, when he was thinking about the unique experience of college and how it shapes your life. “I was thinking about this period in my life, being in college and I felt a college movie kind of emerge from my thinking and my own experience,” the director explained.

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Richard Linklater - Everybody Wants Some Interview


An interview with Everybody Wants Some director Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater talks about his latest movie Everybody Wants Some. The Dazed and Confused director has called the film the 'spiritual sequel' to his 1993 coming-of-age cult classic. Once again the film centres around a group of young friends but this time they're all freshmen looking to make their way in college. 

With the freedom that college brings, the new members of the frat house are sure to have as much fun as they possibly can. The director talks about some of his memories and gives us an idea of what to expect from his latest movie. 

Everybody Wants Some premiered at SXSW '16

Richard Linklater - 'Everybody Wants Some' premiere at SXSW - Arrivals at Paramount Theater - Austin, Texas, United States - Saturday 12th March 2016

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Megan Ellison and Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater - Austin Film Society's 2016 Texas Film Awards at Austin Studios at Austin Studios - Austin, Texas, United States - Thursday 10th March 2016

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Everybody Wants Some Trailer


Dazed and Confused was a cult classic movie and now its director, Richard Linklater writes and directs Everybody Wants Some.

Based in the 80's, Everybody Wants Some follows a set of teens as they start out at college and the inevitable hazing, drinking, parties and girls that all come as part of college. Jake is a fresher who's just moved into his new frat house, charming and attractive he's an instant hit with the ladies however winning the friendship of the older guys in the house won't be as easy.

Having written, produced and directed Dazed & Confused in 1993, Richard Linklater has gone on to direct some of our favourite films including School Of Rock and the 2014 film Boyhood which was filmed in real time intermittently from 2002 to 2013.

Guillermo Del Toro and Richard Linklater - Texas Film Awards held at The Austin Studios - Arrivals at Austin Studios - Austin, Texas, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015

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Guillermo Del Toro and Richard Linklater
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Guillermo Del Toro and Richard Linklater
Guillermo Del Toro and Richard Linklater
Guillermo Del Toro and Richard Linklater

About Time - Patricia Arquette Wins Supporting Actress Oscar For "Boyhood"


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Today in entertainment news: everything is the Oscars. After the show, it's time to discuss the biggest surprises and the biggest winners of the night, starting with Patricia Arquette. The actress won her very first Academy Award last night for her role in Boyhood as a mother struggling to bring up two children.

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In a not-so-unpredictable twist, Patricia Arquette has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Arquette has swept through awards season this year, winning everything from a BAFTA to a Critics' Choice, to a Golden Globe and a SAG award for her Supporting role in Boyhood. Now she has an Oscar to add to that impressive collection. 

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Richard Linklater - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived for the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards which were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th February 2015

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John Pritchett, Tricia Linklater, Richard Linklater and Christopher Nolan - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Gala which were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015

John Pritchett, Tricia Linklater, Richard Linklater and Christopher Nolan

'Birdman': Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Beats Richard Linklater To Major Prize


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Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu beat his Oscars rival Richard Linklater to the major prize at the Directors Guild awards at the weekend. Both filmmakers opted to remain in the U.S instead of travelling to London for the BAFTA's, where both Boyhood and Birdman won awards.

BirdmanMichael Keaton could win Best Actor for Birdman, but the film is now the favorite for Best Picture

At the DGA's, Inarritu fended off competition from Linklater, Clint Eastwood, Morten Tyldum and Wes Anderson to win the Feature Film prize for Birdman. The director told the audience at the Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel that he was stunned by the victory.

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Critics Choice Awards 2015: 'Birdman' And 'Boyhood' Among Big Winners


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Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.

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But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.

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Patricia Arquette Paid Dog Walker More Than She Received For 'Boyhood'


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Boyhood is the outstanding movie of the year and, barring a Crash style upset, it will be crowned Best Picture at the Academy Awards on February 27. Still, if there's something more absolute than Richard Linklater's film winning the evening's biggest award, it is Patricia Arquette winning Best Supporting Actress.

Patricia ArquettePatricia Arquette [L] won the Golden Globe for Boyhood and is expected to win the Oscar

With respect to her fellow actresses, Arquette has nothing to beat. In a year of outstanding lead performances (Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones), Arquette's nearest competition will likely come in the form of Emma Stone for Birdman, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game and Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year.

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Contactmusic.com's 10 Best Films Of 2014


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There was unexpected variety and diversity in cinemas this year, including some genre films that broke through the barriers...

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

10) Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal goes very dark in this creepy black comedy about a man who has very few limits in what he'll do to become famous. It's so timely that it almost hurts to watch it.Watch the trailer for Nightcrawler here.

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Richard Linklater

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30th July, 1960

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Everybody Wants Some!! Movie Review

Everybody Wants Some!! Movie Review

Richard Linklater loosely follows on from two of his most acclaimed films with this lively...

Everybody Wants Some Trailer

Everybody Wants Some Trailer

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