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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...

2008-11-20 11:24:35

Hollywood actor Josh Brolin said he knew he wanted to be in Gus Van Sant's new biographical drama Milk as soon as he read the script. The film is about Harvey Milk, California's first openly gay elected official, who was shot and killed, along with the city's mayor, in 1978 by Dan White, another politician who was fighting to get his job back after he resigned his position. I had a very visceral reaction to the script, Brolin, who plays Milk's assassin, told reporters in New York Wednesday....

2008-10-12 12:00:14

Actor Josh Brolin says he was initially intimidated by the prospect of playing U.S. President George W. Bush in the movie "W" despite his prior career path. The "No Country for Old Men" star said while his Hollywood career has been filled with unsafe roles, portraying the 43rd president of the United States in director Oliver Stone's movie was nerve-racking, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. But the actor told the Times he learned to use that nervous energy while shooting the film...

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...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By Glenn Whipp Joel and Ethan Coen's "Burn After Reading" is a bone-dry, pitch- black comedy that offers the dimmest view of humanity out of all the brothers' movies. And with these guys, that's saying something. "Burn" offers up the framework of a spy-thriller plot, but it's really a screwball meditation on middle-age loneliness, avarice and shallowness that feels as culturally relevant as Tommy Lee Jones' weary resignation at the end of "No Country for Old Men." Much of the movie's...

2008-09-12 21:00:18

By John Beifuss "Burn After Reading" is (a) inhabited almost entirely by idiots, neurotics and psychopaths; and (b) set in the nation's capital. It's tempting to think that the sum of (a) + (b) = the Coen Brothers' most political movie yet, but additional values alter the equation. "Burn" may be inspired by eight years of Washington iniquity, but it hardly represents a departure from the typically curdled worldview of the Coens. The movie is played for broad comedy, but it's as dark as the...

2008-09-12 09:00:31

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot TORONTO OUTSIDE the Royal York Hotel, crowds of Canadians, as well as tourists, waited for a glimpse of Brad Pitt - the blond movie star who has played a hero from ancient Greece and other noble characters. Inside, Pitt, with a spiky hair-cut, searched for his inner knucklehead. "I play a fool. There's no getting around it," he said proudly when contemplating the role of a frantic personal trainer from Hardbodies Fitness Center in...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.