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This week: Stifler and the rest of his East Great Falls gang reunite for a wild weekend of MILFs and memories in "American Reunion," the third and final sequel in the theatrical "American Pie" comedy franchise.
Paul Dano is no stranger to dark parts. Who could forget him as the silent, nihilistic teen in "Little Miss Sunshine" or the crazy preacher in "There Will Be Blood"?
Dano takes it to a new level in "Being Flynn" as Nick Flynn, an aimless young man who takes a job at a local homeless shelter. When his long-estranged father Jonathan (Robert De Niro) -- a racist, homophobic, belligerent alcoholic who claims to be a genius -- becomes a resident at the shelter, Nick's already shaky world is thrown into chaos.
"Being Flynn" was adapted by writer-director Paul Weitz from the real Nick Flynn's memoir "Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City." Julianne Moore costars as Nick's tough-talking, broken-hearted mom.
Dano talks about what it was like taking on the role of a real person, addresses the concerns of fans of Flynn's book, and lets us in on how researching and filming "Flynn" gave him a new perspective on homelessness. Get More »
It's hard to believe, but the last time Robert De Niro turned up in a meaty drama worthy of his talents way back in 1995, when both both "Casino" and "Heat" hit theaters.
For the past several years, the legendary star has been turning in hammy (albeit funny) performances in a string of high-profile comedies. If you've been jonesing (like us) to see the "Taxi Driver" star show off his formidable dramatic chops, then you won't want to miss "Being Flynn." Get More »
The last time filmmaker Paul Weitz and indie-folk musician Damon Gough (a.k.a. Badly Drawn Boy) teamed up, it was on 2002's adaptation of Nick Hornby's "About a Boy." Ten years on, it's still considered by many of Gough's fans to be some of his finest work.
Now, the dynamic duo of movies about guys with parenthood issues is reuniting for another literary adaptation, "Being Flynn," Weitz's take on author Nick Flynn's memoir "Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City." Can jangly, emotionally compelling lightning strike twice? Get More »
Robert De Niro doesn't seem to have much of a filter lately when it comes to choosing his projects. It seems like he'll appear in anything, whether it's deserving of an actor of his caliber or not -- and, unfortunately, his performance will often match the mediocre material as he just cashes another paycheck.
But De Niro is one of the best actors of his generation, and the "Goodfellas" star may have finally made another movie that reminds us of that fact. Get More »