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Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall - Robert Duvall with his wife, leaves an office in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th June 2015

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Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall

Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall - Robert Duvall takes his wife to the movie theater at The Grove in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall
Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall

Robert Duvall - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Robert Duvall and Luciana Duvall

Robert Duvall - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Robert Duvall and Luciana Pedraza
Robert Duvall and Luciana Pedraza
Robert Duvall and Luciana Pedraza

Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses: "I Have Glaucoma"


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Bono explained why he wears sunglasses seemingly all the time whilst appearing on a British talk show.

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Bono spotted in London on Thursday (16th Oct.).

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The Judge Review


Weak

This generational drama strains so hard to be serious that it's almost laughable. Its big themes are only superficially addressed, while the bloated nearly two and a half hour running time could easily have been cut down simply by eliminating all of the emotive close-ups of actors with tears welling in their eyes. In other words, while there are the bare bones of a decent movie in here, it's been badly compromised to turn it into Oscar bait.

At least it starts well, with a sequence centred on Hank (Robert Downey Jr), a slick Chicago lawyer with a precocious daughter (Emma Tremblay) and an angry trophy wife (Sarah Lancaster) who has had enough. Hank's cold-hearted ways are a legacy of his estranged relationship with his father Joseph (Robert Duvall), the no-nonsense judge in a small-town Indiana town. Then Hank is called home when his mother dies, comforting his brothers Glen (Vincent D'Onofrio), whose injured hand ended his baseball career, and Dale (Jeremy Strong), who is mentally challenged. He also rekindles his youthful romance with waitress Sam (Vera Farmiga). Then Joseph is arrested for murder, and Hank steps in to help inexperienced lawyer CP (Dax Shepard) defend him against the shark-like prosecutor (Billy Bob Thornton).

There isn't a single subtle element in this film, as the script is carefully constructed to pull our sympathies back and forth even though both Hank and Joseph are deeply unlikeable grumps. Downey and Duvall are good enough actors to make them watchable, but director David Dobkin (The Change-up) hammers every sentimental scene home with far too much force. And the script is so simplistic that it chickens out before anything interesting happens. Even the court case lacks something compelling to draw the audience in. It certainly doesn't help that the characters are all deeply contrived. Just one example: there's a disability for each of the three brothers: physical, emotional and mental.

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Robert Downey Jr: "There Are No Plans For Iron Man 4"


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Given Marvel's recent success with Guardians of the Galaxy, a string of release date announcements and Robert Downey Jr's recent publicity jaunt, it probably comes as a both a surprise and disappointment that - according to Tony Stark himself - the studio has no plans for Iron Man 4.

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In a new interview with Variety, the actor shot down speculation of a fourth outing for Marvel's most bankable character. 

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The Jury Is Left Divided After Robert Downey Jr’s ‘The Judge’ Shows At TIFF


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Starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall as a dysfunctional father son duo, The Judge had its premiere at the Toronto Film festival on Friday (September 5th). While the film’s impressive leads might have been enough for some to generate ‘Oscar buzz’, the critics have been left a little underwhelmed by Downey’s latest offering. Could it be that Robert Downey Jr just packs too much punch for a small town family drama?

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Since becoming Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr has reinvented himself as the quintessential action hero. We’re now so used to seeing him surrounded by special effects in the sleek environment of Stark Industries, that it’s hard to imagine him in any other setting. But in The Judge Downey is transported to small town Indiana as a big city lawyer who’s forced to return home after the death of his mother. Along with his mother’s passing, Downey’s Hank must also detail with his judge father and their complicated relationship which becomes more strained after his dad is accused of a hit and run.

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Downey Jr And 'The Judge' Set To Open Toronto Film Festival


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David Dobkin, the filmmaker best known for his classic comedy Wedding Crashers, brings an altogether different film to the Toronto Film Festival this week. His legal drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, opens this year's festival on Thursday (August 4, 2014).

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr [L] and Robert Duvall [R] in 'The Judge'

"I hadn't had an opportunity to really dig in and do something like this in 20 years," Dobkin told the Canadian Press of his foray into drama. "There are a lot of intense scenes in the movie. You would think that comedies are more fun to work on and they're not always as fun as they come out. This movie was strangely cathartic."

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Robert Downey Jr: "Guardians Of The Galaxy Is The Best Marvel Movie Ever"


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And so it's official. It must be. Iron Man said it. Yep, that's right: Robert Downey Jr himself has proclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy to be the finest Marvel movie of them all. The actor was speaking at the world premiere of his new movie The Judge, at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Downey pretty much single-handedly injected some dynamism into the Marvel movie brand, playing Tony Stark/Iron Man so effortlessly and there's likely to be further movies on the horizon (not to mention Avengers 2). However, the 49-year-old has the upmost admiration for Guardians, which will undoubtedly become its own mega-franchise. 

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'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall Have Big Problems In Powerful New Drama


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Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for The Judge, an emotionally-charged family drama and thriller that sees Robert Downey Jr. starring alongside Robert Duvall as father and son. David Dobkin ('Wedding Crashers') directs this tense and surprising tale of family loyalties and moral challenges.

Though Robert Downey Jr. imparts some of his trademark charm and arrogance to the role to humorous effect for the opening scenes of the movie, Wedding Crashers The Judge is not, with serious and thought-provoking undertones.

Downey Jr. is Hank Palmer, a ruthless but brilliant lawyer who has no qualms about defending people he knows to be blatantly guilty, leading to tension in the courtroom. His high-flying city lifestyle hits the ground with a bump when he learns that his mother has died.

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The Judge - Trailer


Hank Palmer is a ruthless but excellent lawyer, despised by many of his peers for his habit of representing often blatantly guilty criminals. One day mid-trial however, he receives a call from home informing him of his mother's recent death. Reluctantly, he ventures back to the town of Carlinville, Indiana where he grew up to convene with his family ahead of the funeral. As he expected, the greeting between himself and his father - the local Judge Joseph Palmer - is particularly frosty. As a young college graduate, Hank was desperate to leave the harsh and unfriendly grasp of his father but when the town's sheriff tells him that Joseph is now a murder suspect, he begins to feel a grudging obligation to cast their differences aside and help him protest his innocence.

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Billy Bob Thornton On His Return To Filmmaking: "If You Hold Back, People Aren't Going To Believe You."


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You may not have heard from actor Billy Bob Thornton for a while; he featured heavily in the press who documented his marriage to Angelina Jolie at the turn of the millennium but now is scarcely seen or heard of in comparison. "My life is pretty much the way it's always been, except I'm not in a celebrity relationship," Thornton explains in an interview with USA Today, adding "And I feel pretty good about that. I don't miss it."

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These Days, Billy Bob Enjoys Life Outside The Media Glare.

What he doesn't miss is the scrutiny and press hounding that accompanied his relationship with Jolie, who is now firmly coupled with Brad Pitt. The pair, who divorced in 2003, didn't exactly help sedate the press by choosing to wear vials of each other's blood around the necks. Now, the Armageddon actor has settled into a life outside the media glare but has managed to maintain his career and raise a family: an enviable accomplishment for an A-list actor who still resides in Los Angeles.

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Jack Reacher Review


Very Good

Tom Cruise may be oddly miscast in this big action movie, but he certainly knows how to make one of these preposterous films connect with an audience. And writer-director McQuarrie adds a driving sense of internal logic that keeps it consistently enjoyable. So even if the hero in Lee Child's series of novels is a 6-foot-5 blond-haired, blue-eyed muscle-man, the cast and crew get away withThe story takes place in Pittsburgh, where a multiple shooting leads Detective Emerson (Oyelowo) and DA Rodin (Jenkins) to a withdrawn gun nut (Sikora). It seems like an open-and-shut case until man of mystery Jack Reache (Cruise) turns up. An off-the-grid ex-Army agent, Jack offers to help defence attorney Helen (Pike) prove her client's innocence. Of course, he instantly solves the case, uncovering a conspiracy and putting himself and Helen in danger from a ruthless Russian (Herzog) and his henchman (Courtenay). Meanwhile, Jack befriends a gun-range owner (Duvall) who has a connection to the case.

There's clearly an attempt here to echo Bourne-style questioning of identity and morality through Jack's hazy history and super-spy methodology. And the plot is also packed with far-fetched details and silly connections (Helen is Rodin's daughter), although McQuarrie does his best to keep things plausible and intelligent enough to hold our attention. There's also a sense of the bigger issue in Jack's life, that he can't cope with the grey-scale relativity in society and prefers right-or-wrong battlefield morality. He also hates modern-day connectivity, refusing to carry a mobile phone. But then he doesn't travel with a vehicle, weapon or change of clothing either; he prefers to "borrow" everything as needed.

Despite being nearly a foot shorter than the literary Jack, Cruise inhabits the role nicely, offering a slightly scrapper, more shadowy version of his Mission: Impossible character. But he's just as sexless, never putting much oomph into his flirtation with the always terrific Pike. On the other hand, he generously lets his costars steal every scene. Duvall is hilariously offhanded, while Herzog adds his own mad genius into his role as a, well, mad genius. And Oyelowo more than holds his own opposite these veteran hams. So even if the film never tries to be anything more than a ripping, mindless thriller, the stylish filmmaking and cool characters make it an enjoyable waste of time.

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The Judge Movie Review

The Judge Movie Review

This generational drama strains so hard to be serious that it's almost laughable. Its big...

The Judge Trailer

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Jack Reacher Movie Review

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Jack Reacher Trailer

Jack Reacher Trailer

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