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I’ll admit I <3 Paul Rudd and his new movie #Admission

admissionposterFocus Features has released a NEW trailer for their upcoming feature film Admission, starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, and more.

Tina Fey as a Princeton admissions officer and Paul Rudd as the co-founder of an experimental high school whose students are submitting applications.

I love Paul Rudd. Loved him in Clueless and most importantly as Pheobe’s boyfriend on Friends. He’s hilarious AND cute!

Directed by Paul Weitz (“About a Boy,” “Being Flynn,” “In Good Company”)

It’s about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.

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ParaNorman can speak to the dead AND the grownups

I cannot wait to see this movie, I definitely want to take my oldest son, Brae, but I’m not sure it would behoove me to take Finn because he is only 3 years old. Although he is very brave, it might be too much in a big, dark, theater.

On behalf of Focus Features, we would like to share several new clips from their upcoming film ParaNorman, in theaters nationwide August 17th!

ParaNorman, LAIKA’s zom com follow-up to Coraline is coming August 2012—which is actually quick for animated stop motion zombies.

Story: The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated “Coraline.” “ParaNorman” is, following “Coraline,” the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. In “ParaNorman,” a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

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Keira Knightley to star in another epic love story role #AnnaKarenina

Does your husband have a thing for Keira Knightley? I know mine did, but I think he lost some of his lust for her when she started looking like a female Jack Skellington.

Either way, Focus Features is proud to announce the official US trailer debut for their upcoming feature film: Anna Karenina. Starring Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, and directed by director, Joe Wright, Anna Karenina arrives in select theaters on November 9th, 2012.


The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

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Sofia Coppola’s Digital Video Diary

In anticipation of the Somewhere limited release on December 22nd, writer and director Sofia Coppola created a personal digital video diary. The site features photos taken by Sofia, behind-the-scenes footage, video interviews with the cast shot by Sofia’s mother Eleanor Coppola and more.

Focus Features premiered a new featurette for the film last week, offering a look inside Somewhere. The featurette includes behind-the-scenes footage from the film and interviews with Sofia Coppola, Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning and more.


Release: December 22, 2010 (Limited)

Story: From Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “The Virgin Suicides,” “Marie Antoinette”), “Somewhere” is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff). You have probably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along. Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take. Filmed entirely on location, “Somewhere” reunites the writer/director with “Lost in Translation” editor Sarah Flack and production designer Anne Ross. Stacey Battat (“Broken English”) is the costume designer, and Harris Savides (“Elephant”) is the director of photography, on “Somewhere.”

Writer/ Director: Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “The Virgin Suicides,” “Marie Antoinette”)

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius