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Music Video of the Day: Tonight, Tonight by The Smashing Pumpkins (1996, dir. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)

One of the most common arguments I’ve seen about why music videos aren’t actually films is that they are just advertisements for a song. Right now Gary has just finished reading that sentence and is digging out his copy of Dewar’s-It’s Scotch (1898), Warner Bros. 142 more words

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Little Miss Sunshine: Our First Summertime Adventure


DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

STARRING: Greg Kinnear. Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin

GENRE: Black comedy-drama, Road… 482 more words

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Stone and Carell prepare for The Battle of the Sexes

The first image from upcoming sports drama The Battle of the Sexes has been released. 104 more words


Sarah Silverman Joins 'BATTLE OF THE SEXES'

Sarah Silverman has joined the cast of BATTLE OF THE SEXES, the true tennis tale. Emma Stone will play Billie Jean King, while Steve Carell is set to play rival Bobby Riggs. 206 more words

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Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris/ USA, 2006)

Very funny in spots, now seems more contrived in others. Little Miss Sunshine predates the 2008 financial crash  though there is still a mourning for a past ideal of America that the film values, longs for, and represents as now lacking. 125 more words

Emma Stone Will Star in 'BATTLES OF THE SEXES'

Back in September, it was announced that Brie Larson was set to replace the formally-attached Emma Stone in the upcoming true tennis tale, Battle of the Sexes,  147 more words


Emma Stone to Face Off Against Steve Carell in 'Battle of the Sexes'

After lengthy negotiations, Emma Stone is officially set to play tennis star Billie Jean King in an upcoming dramatization of 1973’s infamous “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match. 183 more words