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October 2009

Splice! — Invasion of the Trailer Snatchers

In cyberspace, nobody can hear you scream about intellectual property rights. And for those who think the music for the new trailer for The Road might be too upbeat, well, check out how much worse it could have been after the…

The Road, trailer 2

Remarkably faithful to the novel, down to the most desolate detail. What impresses me most about the production design is the endless ashen sensation of terrible majesty. It's as if the whole world has become the ruins of the…

Hugh and Cry: Scratch Jackman as Oscar host

Variety's Michael Fleming has the news: While speculation is running high on who'll host the Oscars, one name that can be crossed off the list is Hugh Jackman... The thesp, who's starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama "A…

Reading the Tea Leaves

TCM's Robert Osborne gets into the prediction game with the latest assemblage by Tom O'Neil over at The Envelope. You can click over to see the full list, but this is, more or less, how it shook down: Also participating in the our pundit…

Oscar Emerges from Chaos at NYFF

Oscar Emerges from Chaos at NYFF by Stephen Holt ‚ÄúChaos reigns!‚Äù said the suddenly talking fox in Lars von Trier‚Äôs latest gore-and-upchuck opus ‚ÄúAntichrist‚Äù at this year‚Äôs New York Film Festival. One thing that that…

Nowhere Boy, trailer

Via Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema, the UK trailer for Nowhere Boy, nominated for 6 British Independent Film Awards on Monday: BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM BEST SCREENPLAY (Matt Greenhalgh) BEST ACTOR (Aaron Johnson) BEST…

Avatar, international trailer

UPDATE: Here's a more official version, without the subtitles. (I'll leave the other one up after the cut, for our Thai readers.) And you can watch the trailer in crisp HD at Yahoo.

Green Zone, international trailer

After yesterday's action-oriented domestic trailer for Green Zone, we now have the substantially improved international cut -- more serious, more provocative, more relevant. As we're tempted to make comparisons to The Hurt Locker or…

Alice in Wonderland, new trailer

Not to be outdone by yesterday's trailers from 2 major mid-winter movies (Shutter Island and Green Zone), the 3rd important off-season release of 2010 comes out with another preview too. To my eye, there's almost nothing new here that…

This Ain’t It

Steve Pond over at The Wrap decides to figure out if there is any Oscar love available for the new Michael Jackson money grab documentary, This is It: Makeup: Let‚Äôs see ‚Äì the AMPAS definition is ‚Äúany change in the appearance of a…

Shutter Island, trailer 3

As fascinating as Shutter Island looks, are we beginning to understand why it might be a less likely Oscar candidate than two other major Paramount productions this season? If it becomes a classic of Gothic horror next February then…

For Your Consideration

Now that we've gotten a look at Invictus, it is a reminder that the Big Oscar Movies are warming up on the runway. And in the next few weeks, these films will be seen and discussed, for better or worse. If all goes well, the last…

Invictus trailer

UPDATE: Thanks to Alex Billington at FirstShowing for letting us borrow the embeddable trailer. No embed yet, but you can see it here in various QuickTime sizes. The months of blind speculation are over. Now that we can get a…

Green Zone trailer

Opening March 12 -- five days after the Oscar broadcast. Despite their late-Winter release dates, Shutter Island and Green Zone promise to be major Oscar contenders next year. It'll be great for a change to have some healthy meat on…

Uniquely Mo’Nique

I don't get this thing about Mo'Nique hurting her Oscar chances by not upping her profile. I really don't like the negativity floating around about her -- based on what? She supposedly only shows up if she gets paid? She appeared recently…

Globes Upstage Oscar?

LA Times' Patrick Goldstein believes that the choice of the genius Ricky Gervais (and AD's number one choice to host the Oscars) has now given all of the heat to the Globes where there otherwise wouldn't be any. Here's Goldstein: Until…