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  1. Movie bogged downRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Castanet.net

    ... of race, class, and wealth disparity. Written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit and Pleasantville), the story follows reluctant hero Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a farmer from Mississippi who is drafted into the Civil ...

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  2. The Political Idealism of Gary RossRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... like Spike Lee or Michael Moore , I'm going to nominate Gary Ross . You know his films: "Big," " Dave ," " Pleasantville ," " Seabiscuit ," " The Hunger Games " and now "Free State of Jones," which opened last Friday. His work routinely captures the ...

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  3. 'Free State of Jones' star Matthew McConaughey and director Gary Ross were inspired by true storyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... director and producer Gary Ross, whose credits include the first "Hunger Games" movie, "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville." "I found just the bare bones of the story about 10 years ago, then realized there was a lot I didn't know," says the L.A. ...

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  4. Review: "Free State of Jones"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 26 | Country Legends 106.9 Topeka, Kansas

    ... disappointing, considering Ross' previous work as a director including The Hunger Games , Seabiscuit and Pleasantville is, for the most part, terrific. I'd blame the writer, but Ross wrote the screenplay, too. At its very best, Free State of Jones ...

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  5. Matthew McConaughey on Reuniting with 'Mud' Star Jacob...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Collider

    ... unsung heroes of the production. Directed by four-time OscarA nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring OscarA winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and ...

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  6. Interview: Why Gary Ross Spent a Decade Working on 'Free State of Jones'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | /film

    ... Ross still struggled to get a passion project of his made. For a decade, the director behind Seabiscuit and Pleasantville worked on Free State of Jones , which has finally made its way to theaters. Once the Civil War drama, which stars Matthew ...

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  7. Free State of JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | RollingStone

    ... North or South. It's a tall order and a potentially exciting one that writer-director Gary Ross ( Seabiscuit, Pleasantville, the first Hunger Games ) dripples away with historical footnotes that break the cardinal rule of drama: show, don't tell. ...

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  8. Critical Mass: What the critics are saying about The ShallowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... Too bad it's a bit too watered down. B- Free State of Jones is the least idiosyncratic film by Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games), whose askew view of the world is fogged by period-piece banalities, worst of all in easy-to-hate ...

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  9. Does Free State of Jones follow the 'white saviour' narrative?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | The Globe and Mail

    ... aforementioned films. "I don't really see it that way," says Ross, the American filmmaker of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville fame. "I think to have a white-saviour narrative, you need to have a white saviour. And in this film I don't really know who's ...

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  10. 'The Free State of Jones' with Matthew McConaugheyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Examiner.com

    ... illiance. Kudos to everyone involved with special mention to director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville).

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  11. Matthew McConaughey & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Name the Unsung Heroes of 'Free State of Jones'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Collider

    ... nationwide this weekend. Directed by four-time OscarA nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring OscarA winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells ...

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  12. 'Free State of Jones' slogs through tale of Confederate revoltRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2016 | Daily Herald

    ... weightiness of epically challenged, made-for-cable films. Ross, who directed the brilliant political fantasy "Pleasantville" and the serviceable first "Hunger Games," covers so much material in 139 minutes that he leaps over details (what happened ...

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  13. Gary Ross on the No Frills, No Luxury 'Free State of Jones' ShootRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Collider

    ... Ali coming soon as well. Directed by four-time OscarA nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring OscarA winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells ...

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  14. 'Free State of Jones' Preview: Matthew McConaughey Goes to War in Five-Minute ClipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | /film

    ... Bridgers also star. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and ...

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  15. 'Free State of Jones' Trailer Shows Off Over Six Minutes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Collider

    ... see by the end of the week. Directed by four-time OscarA nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring OscarA winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells ...

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  16. Watch: 5-Minute Extended Preview for Gary Ross' 'Free State of Jones'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Firstshowing.net

    ... the War. Free State of Jones is both written & directed by veteran filmmaker Gary Ross , director of the films Pleasantville , Seabiscuit and The Hunger Games previously, screenwriter on Dave , Mr. Baseball and Big . STX Ent. will release Gary Ross' ...

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  17. Review: 'Free State of Jones': EW reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... Keri Russell has never been so misused. Free State of Jones is the least idiosyncratic film by Gary Ross ( Pleasantville , Seabiscuit , The Hunger Games ), whose askew view of the world is fogged by period-piece banalities, worst of all in ...

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  18. Two Exclusive Free State of Jones Motion PostersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | ComingSoon.net

    With director Gary Ross' ( The Hunger Games , Seabiscuit , Pleasantville ) latest headed to theaters later this month, STX Entertainment has provided ComingSoon.net with two exclusive new Free State of Jones motion posters featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...

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  19. Coming attractions in San AntonioRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | MySanAntonio.com

    ... a former slave who became his lover. Director Gary Ross' resume includes "The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit" and "Pleasantville." Independence Day: Resurgence: The alien invaders went down in flames 20 years ago, thanks to Bill Pullman , Will Smith and ...

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  20. Elizabeth Banks May Join Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock in the 'Ocean's Eleven' SpinoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2016 | /film

    ... year. As you may recall, Soderbergh shot some second-unit work for Ross' adaptation of The Hunger Games . The Pleasantville director's next film, Free State of Jones , opens in theaters in two weeks. The writer behind Dave and co-writer of Big ...

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