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2010-01-07 07:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: Loaded with originality and dark humor, A Serious Man is the new comedy from the brilliant minds of the Coen brothers, the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers responsible for The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men and Burn After Reading. Praised as "Seriously awesome!" by Michael Hogan of Vanity Fair, this film imaginatively explores questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behavior and...

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2009-03-23 07:45:00

Oscar-winning fraternal filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are planning a remake of the Hollywood classic True Grit, Variety.com said. John Wayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of ornery U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 western based on Charles Portis' book. The Coen brothers' retelling of the story is expected to be more faithful to the novel than the original movie was, telling the tale from the point of view of the 14-year-old girl character who hires Cogburn to find the man...

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2009-03-03 21:43:26

U.S. filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have directed a commercial for an environmental coalition that claims the concept of clean coal is misleading. The Minnesota-born brothers previously collaborated on the movies Burn After Reading, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski and Fargo. Their new TV spot for the Reality Coalition, which features the tag line, In reality, there's no such thing as clean coal, started airing last week on CNN, MSNBC and Comedy Central, as well as the Web site...

2008-10-13 09:00:30

By Siobhan Synnot BURN AFTER READING (15) ** Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen Running time: 96 minutes AFTER a walk on the dark side with the Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men, filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen return to the screwball side of the street. The themes remain the same - greed and bad decisions - but it's understandable that, after the grimness of adapting the godless gothic of No Country For Old Men, this time they want to get playful. Things are set in...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

Joel and Ethan Coen's last film, 'No Country for Old Men', won four Oscars and was their biggest box-office hit to date - so, James Mottram asks them, why the long faces? It's 10.30am, the morning after Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, Burn After Reading, has opened the Venice Film Festival. Carrying huge cups of coffee, the sibling film-makers troop into the appointed hotel room looking like bespectacled hippie academics having bad-hair days. At 53, Joel is the older by three years, and...

2008-10-09 12:00:27

By FRANCES BURSCOUGH Brad Pitt: the most handsome man in the world. It's a fact. And not just my opinion either. As I discovered while I was a member of Match.com, the online dating agency, so widely accepted is this fact that his very name is now synonymous with handsomeness. There, the most common phrase that men used to describe themselves was 'I'm not bad looking, but I'm no Brad Pitt either'. But the universal appeal of Brad is not purely physical. It's not simply that he has...

2008-10-07 00:00:26

By SUSIE RUSHTON Hit & Run... Ange, we have to hand it to you. You are extraordinary. Less than three months after giving birth to twins, the mother now to six children, you look jaw-droppingly beautiful, and no amount of silly tattoos - the map co-ordinates of the new babies' birthplace, on show this weekend when you and Brad made your first public appearance - take away from your perfection. All those rumours about post-natal depression and strains on your relationship seem so...

2008-09-25 00:00:21

By Shea Conner As fall has arrived, the wave of Oscar-worthy films has come with it. While several great films have already been released this year ("The Dark Knight,""Mamma Mia,""WALL-E" and "Burn After Reading" to name a few), they will be largely ignored by the Academy who will honor the late season Oscar-longing epics. With that being said, here is who I think will be the nominees for the six most recognizable awards. These are not necessarily the nominees I would choose, but the...

2008-09-19 15:00:32

By ROBERT BENZIKER I FOR Another little Lebowski Robert Benziker I For The New Mexican Burn After Reading, farce, rated R, Regal DeVargas, 988-2775, 3 chiles Oh, how the Coen brothers love their MacGuffins. From the briefcase of cash in No Country for Old Men to the Dude's rug in The Big Lebowski, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen love that one object that serves as the pinball plunger, shooting the characters onto the board, where they bounce and ricochet before eventually (as is...

2008-09-18 18:00:34

By SCOTT A. MAY Sex, deception and utter cluelessness intermingle in "Burn After Reading," a darkly comic thriller from brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. This follow-up piece to last year's Oscar-winning "No Country For Old Men" finds the master filmmakers returning a little to their roots, with a refined sense of mischief and style. At the center of the story is Osborne Cox (John Malkovich), a mid- level CIA analyst who quits the agency rather than allow himself to be demoted for having a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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