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April 2009

Lars von Trier’s Antichrist

A grieving couple retreat to ‚ÄôEden‚Äô, their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. Disturbing trailer.…

In the Loop

Thanks to Noah R. for reminding us to post the trailer for In The Loop. GreenCine Daily says: A cynical, razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud farce about the symbiotic relationship between ineffectual, flip-flopping bureaucrats and the…

Nat’s Early Speculation

Is it too early to start seriously thinking about next year's Oscar contenders? In a word, yes. But if it's all in good fun, who really cares? Nat Rogers at the Film Experience has done just that. He rolls the dice on the Eastwood pic…

TriBeCa opens and closes with comedies

The TriBeCa film festival begins April 22 with ‚ÄúWhatever Works‚Äù and ends with ‚ÄúMy Life in Ruins.‚Äù Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" stars Henry Cavill, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Michael McKean, Ed Begley Jr. and…

The Ugly Truth

Great chemistry? familiar formula? or tasty recipe? A romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) to prove his theories on…

Extract

Mike Judge is funnier than Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller put together. There, I said it. And Jason Bateman is funnier than Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler. (Litmus test? Do you have to be stoned to find Jason Bateman funny?) Dean…

Star Trek, audio review

Thanks to Jack Stark for the link to this lengthy (18-minute) audio review of Star Trek from "The Spill Crew." SPOILER ALERT: These guys are chatty and start to tell a little more than I wanted to hear, so I didn't listen to the whole…

Thirst, trailer

Thirst is directed by Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) and opens next week in South Korea. Beloved and devoted priest from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and…

Ron Howard on Bill Maher’s Real Time

Surprisingly fluff-free interview Friday night on Real Time. What began as a plug op for Angels & Demons became one of the most interesting discussions of the TV week (and because it's 27 minutes long, the youtube clip is split in…

Moon

Blending ingredients from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tarkovsky's Solyaris, Duncan Jones' Moon spins the familiar elements into a completely unexpected orbit (according to a few blog reviews ouot of Sundance that came perilously close to…

Dark Days at Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens has its broadcast premiere April 18th, a week from tomorrow. Today, The Daily Beast profiles Drew Barrymore: In her new HBO film Grey Gardens, Barrymore‚Äôs character, Little Edie Beale, a cousin of Jacqueline Onassis…

Billy Bob Tantrum

Not that The Informers was ever going to be anybody's ticket to an Oscar, but damn, I'd really like to have seen Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Rhys Ifans and Winona Ryder on Oprah's couch. This is a longish clip,…

Easy Virtue

Atonement, meet Impudent. Kristen Scott Thomas was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the London Critics Circle and British Independent Film Awards last year.

Taking Woodstock scores a primo poster

From Rolling Stone via Firstshowing.net comes the bitchin' new acid flashback poster for Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. As RS points out, the graphics recall Wes Wilson's designs for San Fransisco's Filmore. Funky and far out, man.…

Pacino to play Bonaparte

Emma Watson was set to star in another movie based on the same novel last year, but that project has fallen through. MTV tells us just when Napoleon thinks he's out, they drag him back in. It seems that Al Pacino has long had a…

Roger Ebert bitch slaps Bill O’Reilly

Fox newsclown Billo Reilly recently named The Chicago Sun-Times to his "Hall of Shame," a list of media outlets that "have regularly helped distribute defamatory, false or non-newsworthy information supplied by far left websites," and…