Month: August 2009

Kris Tapley points us to this Peter Bart column wherein Bart proclaims D9’s Oscar chances The obscure import from South Africa registered a $37 million weekend, but here‚Äôs the dirty little secret: ‚ÄúDistrict 9‚Äù is an absolutely brilliant movie that ...

[Poster removed due to copyright.] From Empire via First Showing, the new poster for Up in the Air arrives with all the suave gloss the terrific script deserves. I’m not hesitating to call this for a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, ...

Johnny Depp is winning Anne Thompson’s online poll as to who should play the Jimmy Stewart part in Harvey in the Steven Spielberg remake now that Tom Hanks has bowed out. Her list of possibles – I have crossed my ...

Heads up.

David Lynch presents a Werner Herzog film. ’nuff said.

Are you wearing your Kevlar® socks? (NOTE: This countdown clock might be 2 hours off, since I forgot to adjust for PST when I made it.]

The Tree of Life (1909) Gustav Klimt Behold, Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema announces to us glad tidings of great joy: Playlist noticed in the print edition of Entertainment Weekly’s fall preview that Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life starring ...

From Sky Movies via In Contention via Rope of Silicon via /Film, everyone is posting this video, so we will too. Tarantino names his 20 favorite movies released since the year he became a director himself.

(click) Kay sends us this shot of Penélope Cruz performing A Call from the Vatican, from Nine. Careful of rope burns there, Pe.

Thanks to Afrika for the tip to these stills from German site moviegod. There’s a new and improved version of the poster, redesigned for better focus, after the cut, along with 3 more stills.

Answering the question we posed a couple of weeks ago, Nikki Finke is reporting Sony’s weekend estimates of $37 mil for District 9, beyond even the best expectations. “…a great result considering the pic’s negative cost is only $30M. Then ...

(click for full size) From Empire via First Showing comes this erotically eroded poster for Dorian Gray. Empire summarizes Oscar Wilde’s premise: It’s the story of the titular Dorian (Prince Caspian’s Ben Barnes), a privileged and beautiful young man in ...

From the San Francisco Chronicle, one of the 7 perfect scores of 100 District 9 received in becoming one of the best reviewed movies of the year: Every now and then, a film comes along that both defies and compels ...

Peter Sciretta at /Film scored a coup from an anonymous email offering today, with this first official photo from Avatar. If you want to remain clueless about the basic premise of the film you should skip Peter’s description of what’s ...

We had early word of this a few months ago from our esteemed reader, richard crawford, so I posted a piece about the rumored Mildred Piece project on May 13th. It now appears that we were climbing out on a ...

DREAM PROJECT My tweeps and I were ruminating on the idea of an ideal remake of All About Eve starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams as Margot and Eve. Amy Adams, I feel sure, really needs to play a bitch ...

As everybody who’s interested already knows, Oscar-nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno has joined the cast of the second sequel to Twilight, due in theaters June 30th, a scant 7 months after New Moon in November. (Thanks to ZiZo Abul Hawa for ...

Maybe I’m just in the mood for silly absurdity this afternoon, but this strikes me as the funniest thing I’ve seen all summer.

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