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Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Christopher Rosen

What Really Happened With The Ending Of 'August: Osage County'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

The following piece contains spoilers about the end of "August: Osage County." When John Wells' adaptation of "August: Osage County" debuted at the...

Movie Review: August: Osage County

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," Tolstoy observed and he could have been talking about the Weston clan of August: Osage County, when he wrote that line to start Anna Karenina.

The Part Of 'August: Osage County' That Made Meryl Streep Black Out

Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

"It's everything. It's like life. It's funny and it's terrifying." That's how Meryl Streep described her newest film, John Wells' adaptation of the Pu...

Christopher Rosen

John Wells Didn't Want To Screw Up 'August: Osage County'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

John Wells made sure his adaptation of "August: Osage County" stayed faithful to Tracy Letts' Pultizer Prize-winning text. "We counted, and there were...

Meryl and Julia are Great, But, That Ensemble in August: Osage County!

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Never one to miss a quip, Harvey Weinstein introduced the movie August: Osage County at its Zeigfeld premiere, noting Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts w...

Christopher Rosen

'I Hope 'August' Wins All That Sh-t': A Conversation With Tracy Letts

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

This piece contains some spoilers about the ending of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts doesn't understand why everyone was up in arms about the ...

Meryl Is More Cantankerous In New 'August: Osage County' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

The "August: Osage County" clan revs up its fighting in the new trailer for the forthcoming Oscar contender, which is based on Tracy Lett's Pulitzer P...

Prize-Winning Play Faced 'Uneasy Transition' To Screen

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- The build-up to the world premiere of "August: Osage County" was familiar to Tracy Letts, the playwright who penned the Pulitzer Prize-winn...

Huge Change Coming To Oscar Favorite?

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Reviews for "August: Osage County" were mixed after the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, with some critics tak...

The First Word On 'August: Osage County' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

In accordance with an apparent bylaw at the Toronto International Film Festival that states each day's schedule must include one major Oscar contender...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Meryl & Julia Kick Off Oscar Season With 'August: Osage County'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Proof it's never too early for Oscar season: This week, trailers for "Captain Phillips," "Gravity" and, now, "August: Osage County" were released, tru...

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.

Party Like Its 2010! Meryl Streep And Julia Roberts Team For 'August: Osage County'

Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

Back in October of 2010, the Internet was abuzz with news that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts would join forces to bring "August: Osage County" to the...

Who's The Busiest Executive Producer On Television?

The Huffington Post | Sharon Knolle | Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

With the musical "Smash" and horror drama "The River" premiering back to back, it seems like Steven Spielberg is executive producing just about everyt...

Showtime Adapting Sundance-Winning Movie Into TV Series

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 12.18.2011 | TV

Showtime is looking to add another crime family to its lineup. The premium cable network has picked up a script based on the Sundance Film Festival Gr...

Army Slow To Act As Crime-Lab Worker Falsified, Botched Tests

McClatchy | Marisa Taylor & Michael Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For nearly three years, the military held the key to Roger House's exoneration and didn't tell him: A forensics examiner had botched a crucial lab tes...

William H. Macy Goes for Broke (and Drunk) in Showtime's Shameless

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

William H. Macy has a voice that could sell needles to a porcupine. He can say the word "Golly" and have it be rife with unspoken meaning and depth.

When There's No Clock to Punch: Writer-Director John Wells on The Company Men

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

For a film that deals with misfortune and a cast that includes four Oscar-winners -- Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner -- John Wells has a surprising amount of luck.

Emmy Rossum Revels in Being Shameless

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Emmy Rossum is beautiful and sexy enough to rest on her laurels, but her talent and drive are having none of that.

"Off the Map" Is Off the Mark

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
MP Nunan

I've got a litmus test for whether a film or television show focusing on aid-workers, journalists or policy wonks is going to be a worthy representati...

Animal Torture as Entertainment? Shame on Showtime's Shameless!

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

As Carl ignites the blow torch a cat's cry is heard. It is one of the most sickening moments of scripted television entertainment in recent memory.

HuffPost Review: The Company Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Wells' The Company Men is a solid if predictable story of the lives of the suddenly unemployed. If you've invested your time and identity into your job, who are you when that job is taken away from you?

Talked to Death

David Latt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Latt

Jay Leno killed Southland but whether NBC is the better for that remains to be seen.