Burn After Reading

(2008)

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

BEST of 2008: A Look Back at This Year's Film Highlights!

Best Romance: All in all, this was a pretty lean year for both the romantic drama and the romantic comedy. Maybe that's why the best romance of the year came courtesy of a girl with a pig snout. In Penelope, Christina Ricci played a cursed socialite with a horrifyingly deformed nose. It took Wanted's James McAvoy to warm her cold heart, and a scooter trip with Reese Witherspoon for her to learn how to love herself. In the process, she gave us one of the most unique love stories of the year. Sure, Never Back Down flirted with the idea of a teenage love affair, but it was mostly about breaking bones and defining punches. The relationship held between Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight was heartbreaking, but again, there was too much movie going on to really look at their sad state of affairs. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was sweet, but relied a little too much on its own gross-out humor to be a winning romance. Which only leaves Sex and the City: The Movie and the Richard Gere/Diane Lane weep fest Nights in Rodanthe as worthy successors to Penelope's plight in life. One film was age affirming and socially gratifying for woman over the age of thirty, and they other was a heart breaker that offered hope only to crush those dreams in its last few fleeting moments of screen time. All three are great romance films, yes. But they faced little to no competition and were released far enough apart that they didn't need to compete for their audiences.

Comeback of the Year: There were so many. 2008 was definitely the Year of the Comeback. Sylvester Stallone revamped Rambo. Tom Cruise won back audience members with his cameo in Tropic Thunder. Vern Troyer gave two winning performances with both Postal and The Love Guru, and Audrey II the outer space houseplant was back terrifying people in The Ruins. But it was really Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. that made the most noise. These two master magicians fell off the map due to their own personal demons in life. And in 2008, they reemerged as the most talked about performers of the past year. Both put in excellent work, but it was Downey that truly came out on top. Where Rourke had the acclaimed The Wrestler, Downey came with four great films that included Iron Man, Charlie Bartlett, Tropic Thunder, and the withheld drama The Soloist. There's no doubt about it. 2008 was the year of Robert Downey Jr., and he didn't disappoint at all. Let's hope he keeps up this golden boy run in 2009.

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‘Burn After Reading’ Brings the Heat to DVD and Blu-ray on December 23rd

You can bring the Coen Brothers new film home in both formats, right before Christmas. Burn After Reading will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 23. The standard disc will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the Blu-ray will go for $39.98 SRP. The film stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich.

Burn After Reading, a comedy thriller from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo, The Big Lebowski), is world-premiering as the opening-night film of the 2008 Venice International Film Festival.

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New Slew of ‘Burn After Reading’ Images

We have 21 brand new images from the upcoming film, Burn After Reading, which will heat up theaters on September 12. The film stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton and J.K. Simmons.

CLICK HERE to access our entire gallery of images from the film.

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New ‘Burn After Reading’ International Teaser Trailer

MSN has posted a brand new international teaser trailer for Burn After Reading, which is set to hit theaters on September 12.

CLICK HERE to watch this new video from the Coen Brothers latest film that stars Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich.

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Watch the ‘Burn After Reading’ Red-Band Trailer!

Apple.com has posted a brand new red-band trailer for the upcoming Coen Brothers comedy Burn After Reading, which hits theaters on September 12. The film stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. Click below to see this R-rated trailer for yourself.

CLICK HERE to watch the red-band trailer.

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Joel and Ethan Coen's ‘Burn After Reading’ Gets a Release Date

Focus Features today announced that it will open Burn After Reading, the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, Academy Award-winning directors of this year's Best Picture Oscar winner No Country for Old Men, domestically nationwide on Friday, September 12th.

Joel and Ethan Coen are writers, producers, and directors of Focus Features and Working Title Films' Burn After Reading. The film stars Academy Award winner George Clooney, two-time Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, Academy Award winner Frances McDormand, Academy Award nominee Brad Pitt, and Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton. Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are executive-producing Burn After Reading with Robert Graf, who has worked on the Coens' last five features in various producing capacities.

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First Images from the Coen Brothers' ‘Burn After Reading’!

Burn After Reading will be released later this year.

Burn After Reading was released September 12th, 2008.

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