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March 2011

How to Rescue the Oscars

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 - what…

Barry Levinson Takes on McVeigh Conspiracy

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 brother was a…

Most Anticipated Films of 2011, prelims

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, after the cut.…

Cannes and the Kodak – A World Apart

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 a well-crafted,…

From Precious to Violet and Daisy

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…

Oscars 2011 – War Horse

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…

Paul Giamatti in Win Win, trailer & poster

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…

Clooney, Heslov – The Ides of March

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 Willimon.…

Most Anticipated Films of 2011

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.

11th Annual Contest Winners!

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 if…