Screen Junkies » Noah Baumbach http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:59:59 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Ben Stiller Tries To Capture Someone Else’s Youth In ‘While We’re Young’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/while-were-young/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/while-were-young/#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:33:54 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=267872 When a Beastie Boy insults your ironic accessorizing, you've gone too far.

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In Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young, Ben Stiller takes a break from being chased around by dinosaur bones to chase around hipsters. The story focuses on he and his wife, Naomi Watts, befriending a younger couple played by Brooklyn posterboy Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Watch and laugh as the total oldsters try to dance to hip-hop and look silly wearing hats. For the record, Ben Stiller, when Ad-Roc tells you that you your attempt to look ironic in a silly hat is stupid, he’s speaking from an informed place.

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Baumbach And Eiseinberg To Reteam For ‘While We’re Young’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baumbach-and-eiseinberg-to-reteam-for-while-were-young/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/baumbach-and-eiseinberg-to-reteam-for-while-were-young/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 23:03:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214145 This is one of those stories that will probably happen, but we need to put a question mark after the title to cover our ass.

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The L.A. Times is reporting cinematic darlings Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Baumbach are working on reuniting for While We’re Young, which the paper describes as “an intergenerational couples drama,” and I would subsequently describe as “a very dry film with more than a dash of pretension.”

Eisenberg could be compelled to pursue this project out of nothing more than obligation, as it was Baumbach that gave him his break in 2005′s The Squid and the Whale. Eisenberg’s role was previously supposed to go to (who else?) James Franco, but when it was determined that Franco wasn’t capable of creating 400 clones of himself to complete all the projects to which he was attached, the role went back up for grabs.

No attributable sources are confirming the rumors, but it’s the type of casting decision you just makes sense. Like the entire Travolta clan getting cast in Gotti. No. Wait. The opposite of that.

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James Franco Drops Out Of ‘While We’re Young’, Hell Freezes Over http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-franco-drops-out-of-while-were-young-hell-freezes-over/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/james-franco-drops-out-of-while-were-young-hell-freezes-over/#comments Sun, 06 Mar 2011 19:43:20 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102475 BREAKING: Upcoming movie will not feature James Franco.

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Last weekend’s Oscars apparently drained James Franco of a good chunk of his considerable power. In news that I thought I’d never have to report, James Franco is actually leaving a project. The movie, which is now destined to make history as “the one that Franco isn’t in,” is Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young. Franco had to drop out because of his signing on to star in The Great and Powerful, which indicates that he’s at least temporarily lost his ability to be in two places at once.

Franco’s power drain is also having an impact on his less-prolific colleagues – Cate Blanchett was also attached to the project before dropping out. No reason is given although it’s being speculated that her duties with The Hobbit are the source of a conflict.

Fans of James Franco will have to settle for merely seeing him in every aspect of modern life that isn’t While We’re Young. (via The Playlist)

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Noah Baumbach Lines Up Ben Stiller And James Franco For ‘While We’re Young’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/noah-baumbach-lines-up-ben-stiller-and-james-franco-for-while-were-young/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/noah-baumbach-lines-up-ben-stiller-and-james-franco-for-while-were-young/#comments Thu, 02 Dec 2010 10:10:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=10718 Future Oscar host James Franco and guy who dresses embarrassingly at the Oscars Ben Stiller are set to join Noah Baumbach's next project. Taste the angst!!

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Future Oscar host James Franco and guy who dresses embarrassingly at the Oscars Ben Stiller are set to join Noah Baumbach‘s next project. In While We’re Young, Franco will play one half of a hip, young Brooklyn couple who inspires Stiller and his wife to spice things up in their life and relationship. It’s like Keeping Up With The Joneses, but in this instance the Joneses wear skinny jeans and drink Pork Slap beer.

Offers have gone out to Greta Gerwig and Cate Blanchett to play these guys’s tenderonis, but neither has committed yet. What’s the over/under that The Arcade Fire will be on this soundtrack? (Vulture)

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‘Greenberg’ Trailer Reveals Ben Stiller Is Lost, Jewish http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greenberg-trailer-reveals-ben-stiller-is-lost-jewish/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/greenberg-trailer-reveals-ben-stiller-is-lost-jewish/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Ennui-core maestro Noah Baumbach's newest comedy Greenberg has a trailer. Ben Stiller stars as the title character, a middle-aged burnout who doesn't try very hard. That's until he meets a younger woman who tickles his pickle in such a way that he is inspired to live. Though sleeping late, getting wasted, and complaining about those more successful than yourself while you don't even really try, aren't that bad of a way to go through life. In fact, those are three qualities required to be a movie blogger. Well, it's after noon. Time for Kahlua pancakes.Check out the angstful trailer after the jump... 

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Ennui-core maestro Noah Baumbach‘s newest comedy Greenberg has a trailer. Ben Stiller stars as the title character, a middle-aged burnout who doesn’t try very hard. That’s until he meets a younger woman who tickles his pickle in such a way that he is inspired to live. Though sleeping late, getting wasted, and complaining about those more successful than yourself while you don’t even really try, aren’t that bad of a way to go through life. In fact, those are three qualities required to be a movie blogger. Well, it’s after noon. Time for Kahlua pancakes.

Check out the angstful trailer after the jump… 

 

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