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May 20, 2008

Spike Lee at the Ready

Spike Lee at the Ready

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One of my favorite filmmakers, Spike Lee, was out in rare form at the Cannes film fest talking about the whitewashing of black soldiers during WWII as he prepares to release Miracle at St. Anna – October release date?: Lee said: ‚ÄúThere were many African-Americans who survived that war and who were upset at Clint for not having one [in the films]. That was his version: the negro soldier did…

Hey Wildcats!

Hey Wildcats!

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Remember last season when producer extraordinaire Christine Vachon named High School Musical one of the top ten films of the year? Well, can you feel the excitement? I can feel the excitement. Zac forever!

Contender Tracker Open Thread

Contender Tracker Open Thread

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So, it was suggested that we add Iron Man to visual effects and sound. Good suggestion. I’m opening this thread for you all to let loose your suggestions – but please keep them only to either movies that have been seen and WIDELY reviewed, that is, actual critics have reviewed the movie (Aint it Cool doesn’t count for Oscar). Or movies that have been seen by many, like Iron Man….

Eastwood Surprised by Title Change

Eastwood Surprised by Title Change

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In a press conference with Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie the director and star said that the title change from Changeling to The Exchange was something they hadn’t yet heard, as the AFP reports: Eastwood picked up on a line of questioning at the post-screening press conference about the elusive nature of truth when asked about the Universal press release. “It’s in writing, but is it the truth?” he joked….

‘The Exchange’ Rave Reviews

‘The Exchange’ Rave Reviews

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Thanks to a tip from a reader, The Changeling has changed its name to “The Exchange,” according to Screen Daily. Variety’s Todd McCarthy gives it high praise, “emotionally powerful and stylistically sure-handed”: A dozen filmmakers could have taken a dozen different approaches to the same material — sensationalistic, melodramatic, expose-minded, a kid’s or killer’s p.o.v., and so on. Perhaps the best way to describe Eastwood’s approach is that he’s extremely…