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IFC Films and MPI Home Video has announced that dramedy LIBERAL ARTS, from actor and director Josh Radnor and starring Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, Zac Efron, Elizabeth Reaser and John Magaro, will be available on Blu-ray December 18th, 2012.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include deleted scenes and an original IFC featurette.
Check out the Blu-ray cover and I also uploaded to the gallery a few additional movie stills.
October 4, 2012
Actress Elizabeth Olsen tells Robbie Collin about emerging from the shadow of her famous siblings – Mary-Kate and Ashley – in the new film comedy Liberal Arts.
“I feel like I destroy the possibility of me ever playing a sexy high-school girl whenever I open my mouth,” says Elizabeth Olsen, while doing just that.
We are in an antechamber in the fashionably decorated offices of a public relations firm in the West End of London and Olsen, who is 23 but could pass for anything between 16 and 30, is pouring peppermint tea into a mug perched on a vintage leather storage trunk. Her dark brown hair falls in curls around her face, which looks as round and appetising as a wheel of Edam.
Her voice flits between a Valley girl drawl and an urbane Manhattan croak, and every so often she breaks up a long sentence with raised inflections and little pauses? As if she wants to make sure you’re following? Before eventually landing on a full stop.
“I think I speak really oddly?” she asks, or perhaps tells, me. When I saw her in Liberal Arts, a bright, breezy comedy that made waves at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is released in the UK next Friday, I assumed this was a voice Olsen had created for her character Zibby, a 19-year-old student at a private Midwestern college who falls for an admissions adviser 16 years her senior. Zibby is mature beyond her years and yet still girlishly eager to please. The voice is a perfect fit for Zibby and also, as it turns out, Olsen herself.
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September 11, 2012
There’s a lot more to Josh Radnor than “How I Met Your Mother.” Best known for playing Ted Mosby on the hit CBS sitcom — which is heading into its eighth season — Radnor has done quite a good job of stepping away from the series in recent years. In addition to signing a book deal with Simon & Schuster in January, Radnor wrote, directed and starred in two well-received Sundance films: “happythankyoumoreplease” and “Liberal Arts.”
“The regularity of the show is rare to have as an actor,” Radnor told HuffPost Entertainment. “It’s certainly as good and pleasant of a day job as you could hope to have. Now that I’m doing this other stuff, however, it feels like the show and the other creative things in my life are more in balance.”
Out on Sept. 14 in limited release, “Liberal Arts” stars Radnor as Jesse, a college admissions worker at a crossroads in his life. When his second-favorite professor (played by Richard Jenkins) retires, Jesse heads back to his college and embarks on a relationship with Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen), a student at the school.
Radnor and Olsen sat down with HuffPost Entertainment to discuss the new film, why being nice is such a rarity in 2012, and which movies are best to watch on an airplane.
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