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Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in 'Prince Avalanche' -- EXCLUSIVE POSTER

There’s nothing like spending a summer painting road lines on a desolate Texas road to really get to know someone. In Prince Avalanche, Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch) do just that. It’s the summer of 1988 and the mismatched pair are on the job out in the middle of nowhere for the duration.

Directed by David Gordon Green, Prince Avalanche premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was adapted from the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way. Though Green started his career making lyrical odes to the overlooked classes and places with films like George Washington and All the Real Girls, more recently, Green has found success (and failure) with star-studded broad comedies like Pineapple Express and Your Highness. Based on the trailers and early reviews, Prince Avalanche promises both poignancy and comedy and seems to be an amalgam of Green’s diverse tastes.

Click below to take a look at the new poster for the film, which opens in theaters and VOD on August 9.

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Official 'Anchorman 2' trailer will put you in a glass case of emotion -- VIDEO

Sixty percent of the time, this trailer works every time.

It has many leather-bound books, and it smells of rich mahogany.

It ate the whole wheel of cheese. (Heck, you’re not even mad — that’s amazing!)

It would like to extend to you an invitation to the pants party.

In short: It’s kind of a big deal. And so, without further ado — little Ham ‘n Eggs comin’ at ya! Hold on, people, hope you got your griddles…

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Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch walk the line in 'Prince Avalanche' trailer -- VIDEO

Prince Avalanche looks like a movie for anyone who has ever wondered who paints the lines on country roads. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as road workers in a desolate area of Texas that leaves them increasingly getting on each other’s nerves. In the trailer, Rudd writes to the unseen Madison about how he doesn’t miss city life and how he is pretty sure there’s something wrong with her brother (Hirsch). Writer/director David Gordon Green directed bro-comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Your Highness, but judging from this trailer, Avalanche is going to be quieter, subtler, and more indie, like Green’s All The Real Girls and Snow Angels.

Avalanche premiered at Sundance and was quickly scooped up by Magnolia Pictures. The film also screens this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will be released Aug. 9.

Enjoy the fishing, hammock-sitting, and contemplative voice over below:
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'Admission' star Nat Wolff applied early-decision for stardom

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Paul Rudd and Tina Fey supply most of the romantic-comedy in Admission, director Paul Weitz’s new movie about a by-the-book Princeton University admissions officer (Fey) who is thrown for a loop when a charming old classmate (Rudd) suggests one of his most talented college-bound students just might be the child she put up for adoption years ago. But younger audiences who grew up watching The Naked Brothers Band will be delighted to recognize that Rudd’s academic prodigy, Jeremiah, is none other than a taller, less shaggy Nat Wolff, the older sibling from Nickelodeon’s hit musical-comedy TV series that ran from 2007 to 2009. Now 18 — and bound for college himself — Wolff is jumping back into movies in a big way. Admission is just one of five films he’ll star in this year, highlighted by upcoming roles opposite Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, James Franco, and Girls‘ Zosia Mamet.

What about the Naked Brothers, you ask? Nat and Alex, now 15, are still making music together (though they are no longer Naked and just go by Nat & Alex Wolff). “Since December, I’ve just been playing shows with Alex,” says the native New Yorker. “We’re a duo, and we’re working on the next record. It’s difficult to balance [music and movies], but we’re always writing songs.”

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Oscars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and more presenters announced

Fans of Wanderlust, your Oscar moment is here. Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have been announced as presenters at this year’s Academy Awards. A press release confirming the news also announced Oscar-winning Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx as presenters.

The four will join previously-announced presenters such as Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and cast members from The Avengers, among others.

The Oscars, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, air this Sunday on ABC.

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Sundance 2013: Magnolia acquires 'Prince Avalanche'

Another Sundance deal is set. Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to North American distribution for writer/director David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.

Adapted from the Icelandic film Either Way, the offbeat comedy features Rudd and Hirsch as two men painting traffic lines in a deserted area of Texas, and the unlikely friendship that emerges between them. Green is a Sundance favorite with his previous films such as Snow Angels and All the Real Girls.

“All of us at Magnolia are huge fans of David Gordon Green, and it’s been a dream for a long time to work with him,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a release. “Prince Avalanche is incredibly smart, funny, warm and engaging film, with indelible, iconic performances from both Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch.”

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Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch talk 'Prince Avalanche' at Sundance: VIDEO

How did Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch enhance their performances in Prince Avalanche, a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way that director David Gordon Green describes as a “deceptively simple” character study centered on the relationship between two men repairing a road in Texas? For Rudd, it involved stifling his “Alpha-male” tendencies — which was hard, given all the steroids on the set. (They’re kidding… we hope.) Watch Anthony Breznican’s chat with the trio at EW’s Sundance interview lounge below to learn more. READ FULL STORY

'This Is 40' deleted scene reveals Billie Joe Armstrong's next solo project -- VIDEO

The best way to make people forget about your recent breakdown? Film a funny cameo in Judd Apatow’s new movie. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong did just that, appearing briefly in This Is 40 — but his best scene apparently ended up on the cutting room floor.

In this deleted bit from the movie, Armstrong tells record label owner Pete (Paul Rudd) all about a new project on which he’d like to embark: “Have you heard of Norwegian death metal? I thought of taking that and mixing it with, like, Belle and Sebastian. It’s sort of music you can cry to but also maybe burn a church down at the same time.” And from there, things just get weirder. Check it out below — and be thankful that we never actually hear the “music” Armstrong is describing:

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Box office preview: 'Jack Reacher' leads new releases, but can't compete with 'The Hobbit'

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Whether or not the world ends tomorrow, things are looking pretty dire for the four new wide releases entering theaters this weekend: Jack Reacher, This is 40, The Guilt Trip, and Monsters Inc. 3D. Of course, December movies need not earn gargantuan grosses on their debut weekends to eventually end up with respectable totals. In 2010, Yogi Bear opened with a weak $16.4 million, but thanks to easy accessibility over the holiday season, when kids are out of school and adults off of work, the film eventually topped out at $100.2 million.

Studios will be hoping for similar endurance from this week’s crop of newcomers — none of them are tracking particularly well, and all of them will likely be crushed by the second weekend of The Hobbit. Here’s how I think the box office might shake out over the Friday-to-Sunday period:

1. The Hobbit – $37 million

The Warner Bros. release has earned $106.5 million in its first six days (for reference, The Return of the King had earned $137.6 million in the same period of time), and it will likely drop by about 55 percent this weekend to $37 million, which would lift its total to about $150 million after ten days. READ FULL STORY

'Admission' trailer: Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are more than acceptable -- VIDEO

Oh look, Hollywood put two people you like in the same movie! Admission stars Tina Fey as a Princeton admissions officer whose life is changed when an old classmate (Paul Rudd) contacts her — and tells her that one of his high school students (Nat Wolff) may be the son she gave up for adoption when she was in college. Way to give away the whole plot, trailer.

On paper, the story sounds sort of heavy — but the movie itself looks like pretty light fare, complete with a cow birthing and a trigger-happy Lily Tomlin as Portia’s mother. Liz Lemon’s settling soulmate Michael Sheen and Wallace “Inconceivable!” Shawn also play supporting roles. READ FULL STORY

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