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April 24, 2008

Del Toro Makes it Official

Del Toro Makes it Official

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We already knew Guillermo Del Toro was directing The Hobbit but now the news is set in stone It’s no secret that we here at Awards Daily pledge our undying love for Guillermo after having given us Pan’s Labyrinth. Who knows what he’ll do with The Hobbit but we do know that his and Peter Jackson’s sensibilities aren’t altogether THAT different. Jackson was one of the few directors who could…

SOP – Revealing but Will Anyone See it?

SOP – Revealing but Will Anyone See it?

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We’re back to the same ol’, same ol’ regarding the reluctance of the American people to sit through anything depressing about the war in Iraq. Now, Errol Morris has to confront the possibilities of empty theaters when his Standard Operating Procedure rolls out, as he discusses with Reuters: The movie begins its roll-out to U.S. theaters this week, but Morris thinks he may have a problem on his hands. “This…

Cinematical’s Top Ten Most Highly Anticipated

Cinematical’s Top Ten Most Highly Anticipated

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It’s a little annoying that they make you click on each movie to get their reasoning but hey, it’s all about pageviews, right? Of Cinematical’s Top Ten, Wall-E and Indy and maybe Speed Racer are movies I’d shell out dough for. Otherwise, meh. Don’t you just know exactly what you’re going to get? Summer movies have become so formulaic – I know, news flash! But really, I walk in expecting…

Yoko files suit against Expelled

Yoko files suit against Expelled

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Like a really good episode of Win Ben Stein’s Money, Yoko Ono is suing the producers of Expelled for the unauthorized use of John Lennon’s iconic ballad “Imagine” in the film. Ono’s lawsuit claims the producers did not ask for permission either because they knew they couldn’t get it or because they did not want to pay for the rights. It objects to the way “Imagine” is listed in the…

Emmy Watch – The Wire

Emmy Watch – The Wire

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ2iGYwdEi8[/youtube] Just as we Yanks need a few extra Kleenex to mop up after watching some of the best the BBC ships across the pond, the Brits have a deep and abiding appreciation for the toniest HBO offerings, most notably The Wire. Charlie Booker unabashedly loses his blob here — and this was even before he saw Season 4. When I get too down about the lack of Emmy love…