Screen Junkies » Paul Dano http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:58:01 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Hugh Jackman Goes Full Mel Gibson In ‘Prisoners’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hugh-jackman-goes-full-mel-gibson-in-prisoners-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/hugh-jackman-goes-full-mel-gibson-in-prisoners-trailer/#comments Fri, 31 May 2013 15:42:05 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255180 Whenever a child is kidnapped in films, there is a lot of stern yelling.

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What? Can’t a creepy weirdo play with young girls on his RV moments before they go missing for days on end without everyone suddenly pointing fingers? Apparently not, according to this trailer for Prisoners.

Hugh Jackman and Terence Howard star as dads who just want Paul Dano to give them back their daughters while Jake Gyllenhaal is the floppy-haired, neck tattooed detective determined to find them, no matter the number of heads he has to bash into tables. Dano seems to give a particularly chilling performance as the greasy nerd who doesn’t say much of anything. Classic Dano.

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Caption This Pic For A Chance To Win $80 Worth Of Goodies From ‘Being Flynn’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-this-pic-for-a-chance-to-win-80-worth-of-goodies-from-being-flynn/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/caption-this-pic-for-a-chance-to-win-80-worth-of-goodies-from-being-flynn/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:43:37 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247526 Be funny, and you might win something...

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Being Flynn, starring Paul Dano and Robert De Niro, hit theaters today. To celebrate, Focus Features has given us $80 worth of swag to give away. But as always, nothing is free in this god-forsaken world. In order to earn the prize, you must first come up with the funniest caption for the pic below.

Prizes:

Two (2) winners will receive:
• $50 Movie Theater Gift Card
• Movie-Tie in Book
• Soundtrack

Prizing values: $80 each
Prizing provided by Focus Features

So, without further delay, here’s the pic. Leave your caption in the comment below, and be funny, damn it! And be sure to check out the trailer.

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Robert De Niro Is Homeless Dad In ‘Being Flynn’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robert-de-niro-is-homeless-dad-in-being-flynn-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/robert-de-niro-is-homeless-dad-in-being-flynn-trailer/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:57:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=236509 "Good news, son. Your father is one of the top three writers in America. Also, he wears a tinfoil cape."

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Another Bullsh*t Night In Suck City has a trailer and the much more marketable, safe title of Being Flynn Paul Dano stars as a young man who volunteers at homeless shelters. One night, Robert De Niro shows up looking for a bed. He recognizes him as his estranged father and confronts him in the hopes of understanding the man and filling an empty part of his life.

“Good news, son. Your father is one of the top three writers in America. Also, he wears a tinfoil cape.”

Pretty solid setup for a drama, and with it in the able hands of About A Boy’s Paul Weitz, we can expect good things. It’s just nice to see De Niro in a film where he isn’t milking cats or having a needle stuck into his penis. Or maybe he is. Who knows? Being homeless is hard.

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‘Suck City’ Gets A Couple More Residents http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/suck-city-gets-a-couple-more-residents/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/suck-city-gets-a-couple-more-residents/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 00:22:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=111089 Though already in front of cameras, Another Bullsh*t Night In Suck City is still picking up some indie darlings.

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Though already in front of cameras,  Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is still picking up some indie darlings. Lili Taylor (who you might confuse with Liv Tyler thus totally screwing up a game of Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon) has joined the Homeless Robert De Niro drama in an unspecified role.

Also joining up, (and don’t fall in love here, fellas) is Dale Dickey. You’ll recognize the actress from a wide variety of work including The Winter’s Bone, for which her portrayal of a meth-head won her an Indie Spirt award. Other places you may know her from are “My Name Is Earl” where she played a prostitute, and”Breaking Bad” where she played a… err, another meth-head. Oh, according to her IMDb page she’s done comedy. Here she is listed in a “Funny Or Die” sketch where she played the character of ‘Prostitute’. Goddamn. This poor woman. Her role in Bullshit Night isn’t specified, but let’s go ahead and assume her character’s name is Suck City. (The Playlist)

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Olivia Thirlby Joins De Niro And Dano In ‘Suck City’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/olivia-thirlby-joins-de-niro-and-dano-in-suck-city/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/olivia-thirlby-joins-de-niro-and-dano-in-suck-city/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:09:15 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31431 The actress has signed on for a role opposite Paul Dano and Robert De Niro in 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'. Expect skinny emotions and squinting.

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Olivia Thirlby is on an acting tear. The actress just wrapped the Judge Dredd reboot as well as The Darkest Hour, and she’s just signed on for a role in Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Nick Flynn’s memoir Another Bullshit Night In Suck City. The film, about the relationship between a father (Robert De Niro) and son (Paul Dano) that occurs while the son is employed as a caseworker in a Boston homeless shelter, will be a Focus Features production. Thirlby will play Dano’s love interest who gets him the job at the shelter.

The book is supposed to be terrific, so let’s hope that even though the film version is chock full of De Niro, Dano, homeless people, and of course, Boston, it doesn’t come out reeking of Oscar bait. (Deadline)

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‘Looper’ Set Photos: Future Cars Don’t Look Futurey Enough http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/looper-set-photos-future-cars-dont-look-futurey-enough/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/looper-set-photos-future-cars-dont-look-futurey-enough/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:00:05 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=30794 They look like what cars will probably actually look like in the future, which means not enough hovering.

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Looper is the upcoming sci-fi film from director Rian Johnson, who helmed the indie film Brick for under $500,000. Some on-set photos give us a sneak peak at what cars will look like in the future, and they look like Budget Rent-A-Future-Cars. They don’t appear to have any of the future car extras I love, like hovering, crazy chrome exterior or laser cannons. They look like what cars will probably actually look like in the future, which to me is frustrating/boring/sad. A mix of emotions.

However, I’ve still got high hopes for Looper. The cast includes Bruce Willis, Paul Dano and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the plot is about future criminals who send their victims back in time to be killed. Hopefully, the future criminals are either hovering or have lasers. (ComingSoon, More Photos At OnLocationVacations)

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Boringness Of The Oregon Trail Sublimey Captured In ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/boringness-of-the-oregon-trail-sublimey-captured-in-meeks-cutoff-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/boringness-of-the-oregon-trail-sublimey-captured-in-meeks-cutoff-trailer/#comments Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:14:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=30576 A trailer for the nicely reviewed Meek's Cutoff has finally arrived online and only a few hundred explorers died of dysentery in the process. Not bad.

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A trailer for the nicely reviewed Meek’s Cutoff has finally arrived online and only a few hundred explorers died of dysentery in the process. Not bad.

Starring Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, and Paul Dano, the Oregon Trail western focuses less on fording your little guys across rivers and takes a realistic look at the monotony and suckiness of traveling via covered wagon. Greenwood plays Meek, a hired guide who leads three families to a supposed shortcut but may have sinister intentions. Or he’s just kind of a dumb-ass.

The bleak, non-sensationalized film really puts into perspective the struggles of our ancestors. In today’s modern world, it’s easy to take for granted the sacrifices that had to be made so that we can all smoke some of that really good Portland weed while watching “Tim and Eric.”

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Dayton And Faris Love Dano Like A Fat Kid Loves Cake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dayton-and-faris-love-dano-like-a-fat-kid-loves-cake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dayton-and-faris-love-dano-like-a-fat-kid-loves-cake/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:36:56 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25692 The Little Miss Sunshine duo are bringing Paul back for their next flick.

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We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the next directorial effort of Dayton and Faris, and it now it appears the duo has finally settled on a project. It only took bestie and Little Miss Sunshine sta Paul Dano to get them there. The husband and wife team will direct Dano in He Loves Me, which is written by, and will co-star, Dano’s real-life girlfriend, Zoe Kazan. Awwww, look at all of these lovebirds finding a way to work together. Dinners at night must be filled with deafening silence.

He Loves Me is the story of a young novelist who writes about his dream girl and manages to draw her out of his imagination and into the real world. I’d normally make an A-Ha “Take On Me” joke here, but those sly bastards over at Vulture already swooped in an took it. If this film is even half as cool as that music video we’re all in for a ridiculously campy time.

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It’s Official: James Franco Doing Everything Ever http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-official-james-franco-doing-everything-ever/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/its-official-james-franco-doing-everything-ever/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:47:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22259 Busy beaver James Franco is directing 'As I Lay Dying.' Believe it or not, he's not playing every role in the film.

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James Franco is going to need at intervention for his addiction to workohol. The graduate student currently has a full slate between writing books, films, and starring in Rise Of The Apes, Your Highness, The Iceman, The Night Stalker, some Linda Lovelace thing, a “Freaks and Geeks” reunion, and something with his brother. Now he says that he’s going to direct As I Lay Dying after all.

Believe it or not, he’s not playing every role in the film. He’s reached out to Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Joaquin Phoenix, and Paul Dano to fill out the potential cast. I say potential because if someone shows his Eddie Murphy’s work in the Nutty Professor films between now and then, plans will probably change.

At this rate, the poor thing is going to suffer dehydration before he gets the chance to present himself the Oscar for Best Actor at the ceremony that he is also hosting. Somebody please make sure this guy gets a CapriSun. (MTV)

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Daniels, Perabo, and Segan Get Into Future Waste Management http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeff-daniels-piper-perabo-noah-segan-down-for-looper/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jeff-daniels-piper-perabo-noah-segan-down-for-looper/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:46:24 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21320 Some intriguing new casting news for Brick and Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson's upcoming science fiction movie Looper.

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Some intriguing new casting news for Brick and Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson‘s upcoming science fiction movie LooperJeff Daniels, Piper Perabo and Noah Segan are joining Bruce Willis Paul Dano, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for a plot that sounds like the best kind of scifi mindbender: “A killer … works for the mob of the future. He, along with other so-called Loopers, dispose of people sent from the future. When he recognizes one victim as his future self, he hesitates, letting the man escape.” Willis and Gordon-Levitt are playing the two versions of the protagonist — Does this mean that in 30 years Joseph Gordon-Levitt will look like Bruce Willis? That would be weird. No news yet on who the three new actors are going to play, but they’ll probably be robots or jetpack manufacturers or something.

More exciting news about Looper: Shane Carruth, director of another scifi headscratcher Primer, is working on visual effects for the movie, which is set “sixty years from now [where] China is the leading superpower and time travel has been invented.” I cannot wait to hear people trying to figure out what they just saw outside the theater after the movie ends. That was my favorite part of Inception. (Photo and info via The Playlist)

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Dano and De Niro Prepare For ‘Another Bullshit Night’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dano-and-de-niro-prepare-for-another-bullshit-night/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dano-and-de-niro-prepare-for-another-bullshit-night/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 02:04:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16645 Paul Weitz, Robert DeNiro, and Paul Dano are moving along with Weitz's dormant pet project, a movie based on the oh-so-effervescent memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City.

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Paul Weitz, Robert DeNiro, and Paul Dano are moving along with Weitz’s dormant pet project, a movie based on the oh-so-effervescent memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. The film follows a 20-something as he works in various homeless shelters, occasionally running across his estranged father. In case you couldn’t deduce, Dano will be the son and DeNiro the father.

Filming on the low-budget movie is expected to start in March, though no confirmation has been made. Casey Affleck was long attached to this project in Dano‘s role. No explanation has been given for the switch. Focus Features has picked up the film after Fox 2000′s interest waned with the departure of Affleck.

While little else has been divulged about the project, the book is set in Boston and New England, and Dano appears to be on the young side for the lead. Though the story takes place over years, it would seem that Flynn is more Affleck’s age than Dano’s for much of the story.

Weitz chasing down this project ought to do wonders to clean his soiled credibility after Little Fu-, excuse me, Little Fockers. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City has a blend of humor and heartbreak that Weitz demonstrated well in About a Boy and not at all in American Dreamz. Weitz seems like the right guy here, and the cast appears aces thus far. Don’t tell Ben Stiller about this. He’ll probably want to play an evil hot dog vendor or something.(The Playlist)

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Paul Dano In Talks For ‘Looper’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-dano-in-talks-for-looper/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/paul-dano-in-talks-for-looper/#comments Wed, 01 Dec 2010 13:24:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9527 Looks like Rian Johnson has found the perfect actor to fill the role of creepy, skinny guy in Looper. Milkshake enthusiast Paul Dano is in talks to join the sci-fi film in an unspecified role.

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A little privacy please, Dano.

Looks like Rian Johnson has found the perfect actor to fill the role of creepy, skinny guy in Looper. Milkshake enthusiastPaul Dano is in talks to join the sci-fi  film in an unspecified role.

The cast already includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. As a refresher, the film is centered around killers who dispose of their victim’s bodies by sending them back in time. Because that is apparently less complex than clearing out their bank accounts and then setting them on fire beneath the old train bridge on the outskirts of town. Not that I’ve ever done that. Congratulations Paul. (Variety)

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