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Matt Wayt Matt Wayt Jul 14, 2019.

Richard Jenkins to antagonize Woody Harrelson in Rob Reiner’s LBJ

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/richard-jenkins-to-antagonize-woody-harrelson-in-rob-re-1798282117" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Richard Jenkins to antagonize Woody Harrelson in Rob Reiner’s <i>LBJ</i></a>

Richard Jenkins has joined the cast of Rob Reiner’s LBJ, a film chronicling Lyndon B. Johnson’s transition to becoming the 36th President of the United States after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Jenkins will play southern senator Richard Russell, a former ally of Johnson (played by Woody Harrelson) who becomes an enemy when LBJ attempts to pass Kennedy’s civil rights bill. Jenkins...

Dennis DiClaudio Dennis DiClaudio Jul 14, 2019.

Woody Harrelson to make his directorial debut with Lost In London

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Looks like Woody Harrelson will soon be adding a few hyphens to his official occupation. The soon-to-be actor-writer-director has revealed to Screen Daily that he will soon be making his directorial debut with Lost In London, from his own screenplay. He hasn’t given away much information about the film, aside from its existence and title. Here’s what we do know, though: It likely is set at...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019.

A goofy, reimagined ending of Stand By Me is still painfully bittersweet

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Adapted from the nostalgic, bittersweet Stephen King novella The Body, director Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me has one of the more memorable tear-jerking endings of the 1980s. After completing their quest to see a dead body, four boys return to their own sleepy home town and their own separate lives. One of those boys, Gordie (Wil Wheaton), grows up to be a writer played by Richard Dreyfuss, and he...

Jill Hopkins Jill Hopkins Jul 12, 2019.

Spinal Tap to reunite, will presumably be billed above puppet show this time

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Some great news on this velvety cheek day: Fictional, yet somehow also real hard rock band Spinal Tap is reuniting to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of This is Spinal Tap. A commemorative mockumentary screening will take place at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and the band will perform as part of the festivities. Released in 1984, This Is Spinal Tap follows the band on a...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 05, 2019.

Woody Harrelson is America’s grouchy, toilet-sitting president in the first trailer for LBJ

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Woody Harrelson gives good cranky, something he’s proven in any number of film performances. Harrelson will have to put all of his grumpy muscles to the test, though, in Rob Reiner’s upcoming Lyndon B. Johnson biopic, LBJ. In a new trailer released today, Harrelson captures a number of LBJ’s grouchy mannerisms—most notably, his famous tendency to conduct business while seated on the...

Mike D'Angelo Mike D'Angelo May 11, 2019.

Rob Reiner achieves a very minor comeback with Being Charlie

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Movie ReviewMovie ReviewBeing CharlieB-Movie ReviewBeing CharlieB-B-Being CharlieDirector

Rob Reiner

Runtime

97 minutes

Rating

Not Rated

Cast

Nick Robinson, Cary Elwes, Morgan Saylor, Common

Availability

Select theaters May 6

Being Charlie’s teenaged title character hails from a world of extreme privilege. His father, David Wells (Cary Elwes), is a former A-list movie star, famous for his pirate...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Feb 14, 2019.

Rob Reiner explains how Steve Bannon got all that Seinfeld money

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/rob-reiner-explains-how-steve-bannon-got-all-that-seinf-1798254429" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Rob Reiner explains how Steve Bannon got all that<i> Seinfeld </i>money</a>

Sorry, comedy fans, but just burning your New Balances isn’t enough to distance yourself from the white supremacist (or, as Jimmy Fallon would probably put it, “totally wild”) elements that buzz around the Trump campaign like flies on a Porta-Potty. You’ll also have to stop watching Seinfeld.

Earlier this year, back when he was simply Trump’s third campaign manager and not an alarming...

Emily L. Stephens Emily L. Stephens Apr 14, 2018. 24 comments

A name-dropping New Girl makes excellence look easy

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New Girl is extraordinarily deft at mirroring its plot points and emotional beats in its structure, and “San Diego” is a great example. The inevitable is finally happening. Nick is breaking up with Reagan. At least, Nick is distracting Reagan from his desire to break up with her, hoping the problem...

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Jesse Hassenger Jesse Hassenger Apr 06, 2018. 24 comments

Surely you can’t be serious: 16 movie parodies that still hold up

<a href="https://film.avclub.com/surely-you-can-t-be-serious-16-movie-parodies-that-sti-1798244109" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Surely you can’t be serious: 16 movie parodies that still hold up</a>

Parody films are ephemeral by nature. Take Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans Fifty Shades Of Grey parody that comes out this weekend: Based on its trailer, it’s practically guaranteed to feature at least one gag involving someone farting during sex. It’s also practically guaranteed to be forgotten before the next Fifty Shades Of Grey movie hits theaters. Even the most influential...

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Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Mar 19, 2018. 24 comments

After When Harry Met Sally, almost every rom-com tried to have what Nora Ephron was having

After When Harry Met Sally, almost every rom-com tried to have what Nora Ephron was having

If you were trying to find a consensus pick for the best romantic comedy of all time, 1989’s When Harry Met Sally would definitely be a huge part of the conversation, if not just the clear-cut winner. It’s the rom-com that forever changed the nature of rom-coms, and you can find traces of When Harry Met Sally’s DNA in virtually every romantic comedy that’s been made since. A funny but...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jan 16, 2018. 24 comments

Rob Reiner on his favorite films, and why he changed the ending of When Harry Met Sally…

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You’d be hard-pressed to find a current director who has helmed as many beloved movies as Rob Reiner. He was born into show business; his dad Carl Reiner was an early creator on The Dick Van Dyke Show and a comedy partner of Mel Brooks. The younger Reiner eagerly dove into the family business, with improv troupes and stage directing alongside TV appearances as members of the counterculture...

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Ryan Vlastelica Ryan Vlastelica Dec 15, 2017. 24 comments

The Princess Bride embraced the tricky style and tone of its source

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In Page To Screen, we compare a movie to the book that spawned it. The analysis goes into deep detail about specific plot points—in other words, you’ve been warned.

William Goldman’s The Princess Bride (1973) and Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride (1987)

“Unadaptable” is a word that gets attached to a lot of books, and usually for good reason. For most books—pretty much all, really—the quality is...

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Ignatiy Vishnevetsky Nov 10, 2017. 23 comments

Woody Harrelson’s makeup isn’t the worst thing about LBJ

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Movie ReviewMovie ReviewLBJCCLBJDirector

Rob Reiner

Runtime

98 Minutes

Rating

R

Language

English

Cast

Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Stahl-David, Richard Jenkins, Jeffrey Donovan, C. Thomas Howell

Availability

Theaters everywhere November 3

Rob Reiner’s LBJ hides Woody Harrelson under prosthetics and make-up. The result looks terrible, like a fish-lipped Dick Tracy villain with an...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Sep 23, 2017. 8 comments

Russia's state-run media goes after Morgan Freeman

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As we stand on the brink of war(s) and a gutted healthcare system, it’s clear who’s to blame for all of this: celebrities. Well, really just Donald Trump. But the C-lister rallied nearly 63 million Americans who were either taken with his nationalist policies or his gold-plated residence, and now here we are, watching as the president picks fights with world leaders and awards shows.

But if...

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