Screen Junkies » bennett miller http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:03:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Steve Carell Channels Lorne Michaels In Newest ‘Foxcatcher’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/steve-carell-channels-lorne-michaels-in-newest-foxcatcher-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/steve-carell-channels-lorne-michaels-in-newest-foxcatcher-trailer/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:04:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=266234 It's all I can see.

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The fourth trailer for Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher focuses on the emotional abuse heaped on Channing Tatum’s Mark Schultz by Steve Carrell’s John DuPont, as well as how Mark Ruffallo’s character drives a wedge into DuPont’s plans. Carrell seems chilling in this film. Like Lorne Michaels if he were allowed to hunt the Saturday Night Live cast for sport. Speaking of which, has anyone heard from Joe Piscopo lately?

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‘Foxcatcher’ Vying For Most Creepy Oscar http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/foxcatcher-vying-for-most-creepy-oscar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/foxcatcher-vying-for-most-creepy-oscar/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:31:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262702 Eeeeew.

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With Moneyball, Bennett Miller told a tale of last ditch redemption. With Foxcatcher, he’s exposing the creepy underbelly of Olympic wrestling. Steve Carell portrays creepy multimillionaire John du Pont who crowns himself wrestling coach to Channing Tatum’s Mark Schultz. Both actors are performing extremely against type by taking a break from family fare and gyrating respectively to turn in bizarre and intense performances hidden beneath heavy prosthetic makeup.

The level of film-making on display in this trailer earmarks the film as something the Academy should take notice of. If not for an award, to watch and at the very least say ‘Eeeew.’

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Steve Carell To Join ‘Moneyball’ Director, Murder A Wrestler In ‘Foxcatcher’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-to-join-moneyball-director-in-murdering-a-wrestler-in-foxcatcher/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-to-join-moneyball-director-in-murdering-a-wrestler-in-foxcatcher/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:30:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230649 No foreign objects!

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Steve Carell is teaming up with Moneyball director Bennett Miller for the drama Foxcatcher. Based on a true story, Carell will play John du Pont, a multimillionaire whose hobbies include birdwatching, stamp collecting, and being a paranoid schizophrenic. He’s also a big wrestling fan and builds a training facility, called Team Foxcatcher, on the grounds of his estate. He then murders his long-time friend and Olympic wrestling champ under the belief that the combatant was part of an international conspiracy to kill him.

There’s no word yet on casting the ill-fated wrestler David Schultz, but he does strike a remarkable resemblance to John C. Reilly. If I thought it were safe to put he and Carell in a film together without it devolving into silly voices, I’d say he’s perfect for the part. But alas. Just get the Rock. (Variety)

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New ‘Moneyball’ Trailer Says “Take That, Baseball Traditionalists!” http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-second-moneyball-trailer-features-a-speaking-phillip-seymour-hoffman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-second-moneyball-trailer-features-a-speaking-phillip-seymour-hoffman/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:54:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=223392 Jonah Hill is here to tell you that you CAN buy a championship, Old Timer.

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If you want to see some hopelessly pragmatic academics upset a bunch of baseball traditionalists by ripping out the heart, soul, and tradition of the game, then Moneyball is the film for you. Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (who actually looks like a retired baseball player), Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane who took a scientific approach to assembling a winning team on a budget. Sort of like Major League if the team had been assembled by MIT grads instead of scruffy Lou Brown.

The trailer does an abrupt heel-turn, going from slapstick to Friday Night Lights-style inspiration. So when you watch this trailer, start by giggling incessantly, but by the end, you’ll have a thousand-yard stare and a solitary tear running down your face. At least I did.

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Pitt Out To Prove There Can Be Math, And Crying, In Baseball http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pitt-out-to-prove-there-can-be-math-and-crying-in-baseball/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pitt-out-to-prove-there-can-be-math-and-crying-in-baseball/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:30:14 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=216469 Things get emotional in the 'Moneyball' trailer.

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Sony has dropped the trailer for Bennett Miller‘s Moneyball. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, who, with the help on Paul De Podesta (Jonah Hill), used fancy mathematics to help the Oakland A’s not suck. Philip Seymour Hoffman makes an appearance in the trailer as A’s coach Art Howe, but he doesn’t say a damn thing. Was Art Howe a mute, or did he just employ a controversial coaching method?

The film looks like it has all the makings of a sports underdog story. There is laughter, tears, guys being chummy, chairs being thrown, and a slow-motion home run hit. Pitt handles all of these things well, except the homer. He leaves that to the guys with less attractive features.

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