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May 2011

Extended clip from The Prodigies

NYC, Central Park, 2010. Five young teenagers are violently assaulted. But they're not your average teenagers... they're prodigies. The trauma of the assault incites them to lash out against the world in a cold and calculating way. The…

Oscar Check – Cannes, 2011

Can the Tree of Life go all the way to Oscar's Big Ten?  It's a tough one, and ultimately a little depressing to think about in all honesty.  Coming out of the Cannes Film Fest, it seems that the year's best films would be selected over…

Take Shelter, trailer

Last week we posted two clips from Take Shelter, winner of the Grand Prize of the Cannes Critics' Week competition. Today Take Shelter gets an official trailer, and you can watch a brief interview with director Jeff Nichols after the…

Electronic Voting for Oscar

The Academy members will now have the opportunity to vote electronically, Nikki Finke just confirmed.  I'm not sure what this means exactly - but one assumes they mean online voting? As Mark Zuckerberg would say, "let the hacking begin."…

The Tree Of Life set for wide release July 8th

Lucky residents of New York and Los Angeles will be able to see Terrence Malick's Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life in theaters this Friday. Over the next 6 weeks the film will expand to major markets across the country before finally…

Site Issues and Woebegone Days

Over the past few days, since I went to Cannes, a virus attacked the site.  The last time this happened, I was also out of town, but this time in Yosemite.  Thankfully, Ryan was at the wheel and he managed to keep things going well in both…

Shot quote quiz. Name that homage.

Opening shot of two well-known thrillers. In two high-angle aerial views, we watch convoys of cop cars snaking their way along the sinuous two-lane S-curve of two highways at night. Both screenshots come from the first 30 seconds of…