Articles tagged billy bob thornton

There’s just something about this guy that is so likeable, isn’t there? In this interview he discusses his appearances and possible regular feature

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13 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Boxmasters: Modbilly

W.R. "Bud" Thornton's rockabilly band releases its third album of honky tonk and rock 'n' roll.

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‘Informers’ Offers Less than Zero Insights

If there is one name that’s synonymous with over-generalized ‘80s ennui, it’s Bret Easton Ellis. From his initial literary phenomenon Less than Zero

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Following in the steps of Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton proves rude and surly (not to mention unbelievably cryptic) in an interview with a Canadian DJ. Once again, we ask: why?

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22 Mar 2009 // 8:41 AM

Q&A with ‘Duplicity’ director Tony Gilroy

Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing “Michael Clayton,” much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting

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20 Mar 2009 // 5:35 AM

Duplicity

For all its bright banter and flashbacky fanciness, Duplicity boils down to this rudimentary formula: morality and success are functions of beauty.

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14 Jan 2009 // 8:58 PM

Eagle Eye

This might pretend to criticize our increasing reliance on technology, but it’s really just the setting for a big dumb movie.

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2 Oct 2008 // 3:44 PM

The Movie Masochist: This movie thinks you’re dumb

The 1960s and 1970s were the heyday of political thrillers. In these movies the people who ran the U.S. government were every bit as

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28 Sep 2008 // 7:47 PM

IMAX makes this ‘Eagle’ Soar

Beware of Big Brother…blah, blah, blah. You can’t pick up a publication nowadays, or listen to any number of broadcast pundits, and not

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26 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

Eagle Eye

Where's Jamie Foxx when you need him?

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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The Boxmasters: The Boxmasters

Billy Bob Thornton’s latest nostalgia trip inspires nostalgia for his previous albums.

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Billy Bob Thornton: Beautiful Door

On his fourth solo album, Beautiful Door, Billy Bob Thornton solidifies his status as a Hollywood oddity, a celebrity who actually can produce music worth a damn: catchy, conceptual, and with a conscience.

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Billy Bob Thornton, left, and Virginia Madsen talk abouttheir new movie, The Astronaut Farmer at the RitzCarlton in San Francisco, California, February 13, 2007.(Michael A. Jones/

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23 Feb 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

Audie has always believed Charlie will launch his rocket. And with one neat, maybe comical metaphor, it's very clear what's at stake.

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School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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14 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bad News Bears (2005)

The DVD extras are mostly valuable for the access they grant to Richard Linklater, who is a terrific storyteller and articulate filmmaker.

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23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

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21 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Bad News Bears (2005)

Morris Buttermaker's (Billy Bob Thornton) efforts to 'get down' with his token black player lead to slogany appreciation for the struggle ('Don't trust whitey') and the requisite 'the shizzle'.

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Sling Blade - Director’s Cut (Miramax Collector’s Series) (1996)

Sling Blade is a piece of true Southern Gothic in the vein of Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews, and (yes, I'll say it) William Faulkner.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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