Month: March 2011

Brilliant Todd Haynes – can’t wait for this.

Thanks to Chong Weikk

What’s a good rescue strategy do we think for the Oscar telecast? ¬†It seems they’ve tried lots of new techniques to spruce things up – some complete disasters (having the winners in the tech categories stand up in the audience ...

Deadline just announced (and it was like the shot heard round the world how fast it traveled on the web, srsly) that Barry Levinson will direct the script O.K.C. (a Black List script from 2010), written by Clay Wold, whose ...

With 1300 readers weighing in thus far, we’ll take a quick snapshot of the Most Anticipated Films of 2011, even though votes are still rolling in. If you didn’t yet vote, you can make your selections here. Top 40 list, ...

I don’t feel bad lifting this item from Zap2it in its entirety because here we can spell the words out without using f**king asterisks like they do. Added value. In an exclusive interview with Zap2it, Kate Winslet says, rather colorfully, ...

Cinemablend brings the happy news that Martin Scorsese’s effing masterpiece, Taxi Driver, will be hitting theaters for two days – Saturday March 19, and Tuesday, March 22. ¬†Says Cinemablend: The only downer is that it‚Äôs being shown in digital 4K ...

Turns out there might have been some memorable moments at this year’s Oscars after all. We just didn’t get to see any of them. When Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin came appeared to present the Best Screenplay awards, Movieline noticed ...

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir wonders why the Palme d’Or and Oscar’s Best Picture are so far apart in terms of films they choose to win. In this case, he looks at The King’s Speech and Uncle Boonmee: “The King’s Speech” is ...

Oscar winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher makes his directorial debut with Violet and Daisy, from his own script. The film stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as grrrl assassins, The Playlist reports: The story finds Ronan and Bledel (who are shockingly ...

The trailer for Meek’s Cutoff dropped 2 days ago, but I held off posting because the quality was poor. This looks to be a film that deserves to be introduced with a premium presentation. Notably the first feature film shot ...

One of the upcoming films that will most certainly make early pundits’ list — rising expectations unrealistically high and giving it no place to go but down — is Spielberg’s upcoming War Horse. It sounds like a moving, heartbreaking story ...

Director Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent) and Fox Searchlight showcase Paul Giamatti in Win Win with a screenplay THR says in its Sundance review, “never strikes a false note”: It’s no surprise that McCarthy is a skilled actor’s director, but ...

Set pics have emerged for the SAG ensemble-friendly new Clooney pic (he directs and co-writes with Grant Heslov — Good Night, Good Luck collab) at ComingSoon (taken from the Oxford Press, Ohio). It is based on a play by Beau ...

Ready to start planning ahead for the movies we’ll be passionately loving and hating a year from now? Check off 15 titles from the list of over 100 upcoming films, after the cut.

I haven’t counted the “Predict the Oscars Wrong” contest but here are our four winners — they kicked the pundits’ butt (Pete Hammond was the high scorer with 19) with a whopping 21/24. We’re contacting you regarding prize info but ...

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