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Happy Christmas

Posted June 30th, 2014 by Binh Ngo

When Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a hard partying 20-something moves in with Kelly (Melanie Lynskey), a budding novelist, her film director husband (Joe Swanberg) and their two-year-old son after a break up, the family’s idyllic life is shaken. Jenny begins a rocky relationship with their baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (Mark Webber), and she and a friend, Carson (Lena Dunham), brings Kelly to the realization that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

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Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate, Mike Birbiglia Join Joe Swanberg's New Film (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – Veteran indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg has wrapped production on his latest movie “Digging For Fire,” which has added Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate and Mike Birbiglia to previously announced cast members Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sam Rockwell and Brie Larson, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. Johnson and DeWitt star in the film, while Rockwell, Larson and Bloom have significant supporting roles. 6 years 4 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Sundance Review: Joe Swanberg's 'Happy Christmas' Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey & Lena Dunham

fb.indiewire.com – As perhaps the poster boy for independent cinema in the last seven to eight years, it’s crazy to realize that lo-fi filmmaker Joe Swanberg has never been in competition at the Sundance Film Festival before. While two of his films have played in Park City previously (though one was a short segment in “V/H/S”), Swanberg and his zeitgeist-defining mumblecore movement (read: 6 years 18 weeks ago via jackiechan

Review: Three Cheers for 'Drinking Buddies'

9:37 AM 8/21/2013 by Jeff Giles
Drinking Buddies
It wasn't so long ago that a movie like Drinking Buddies -- low-budget, low-key, focusing on the romantic/career travails of moderately well-to-do young urban whites -- was the kind of thing you might bring home from the video store after dark (and a reluctant sigh) on a Friday. It has the look of the type of film that used to be the exclusive domain of actors like Craig Sheffer and Parker Posey -- just smart enough to keep you interested for 80 or so minutes, and just aimless enough to earn a direct-to-video release.
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Magnolia Pictures Guzzles Up 'Drinking Buddies'

fb.indiewire.com – Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies," which premiered last week at the SXSW Film Festival. The prolific Swanberg's latest feature marks a notable change of pace for the filmmaker, as it's his first feature to include major stars. Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick star in the romantic comedy, which also features performances by Ron Livingston and Jake Johnson. 7 years 10 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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First Look: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

fb.indiewire.com – Since 2005, director Joe Swanberg has shot over a dozen feature-length DYI films. He helped kick off the term "mumblecore" in 2005 with his debut, "Kissing on the Mouth," and he's known for micro-budgeted indies like "Hannah Takes The Stairs" (which helped launch Greta Gerwig's career), "Nights & Weekends" and "Alexander The Last." But after making about fourteen features (plus shorts) in about seven years, Swanberg's finally trying his hand at something different: 7 years 16 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Anna Kendrick Joins 'Drinking Buddies'

Anna Kendrick
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: The actress has signed up for a lead role in the indie comedy. Anna Kendrick will start shooting Drinking Buddies in Chicago later this month. Joe Swanberg is directing. Andrea Roa, Anish Savajani and Alica van Couvering are producing. The Up In The Air star has a slew of films coming out soon. 7 years 46 weeks ago via jetli
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New Trailer for Horror Anthology V/H/S

VHS
collider.com – Magnolia followed up on the red band trailer for the horror anthology V/H/S with a green band trailer that is theoretically approved for all audiences. Even with the friendlier green color, it is still too scary for me. I can never see this, but based on our reviews from Sundance and SXSW, V/H/S is worth seeking out if you are more comfortable with the horror genre.

7 years 46 weeks ago via theothersenhman

V/H/S

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes.

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