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August 2008

The Dark Knight passes half a billion

The Dark Knight passes half a billion

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Thanks to jennybee for reminding us to take the latest mojo measurements for The Dark Knight. Passing two more milestones, the domestic gross for TDK is now $502,421,000 and the worldwide gross is $919,121,000 — passing Jurassic Park to claim the #10 spot on the all-time worldwide chart. Within days the Batman will sweep past 3 or 4 more titles on the chart below. 3 of the top 7 titles…

Kate Winslet as John Lennon’s Mum?

Kate Winslet as John Lennon’s Mum?

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John Lennon (age 17) and Quarrymen manager Nigel Walley (1958) First-time feature director Sam Taylor-Wood wants Kate Winslet for her new John Lennon bio, Nowhere Boy, focusing “on the lonely teenage years of the future Beatle, who was raised by his authoritarian aunt after being abandoned by his mother.” Taylor-Wood, who will be making her feature debut on the project, will shoot on location in Liverpool in the area where…

Changeling stills

Changeling stills

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Same cloche hat (and same expression) in gloomier lighting, after the cut.

Body of Lies

Body of Lies

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Nice concise visual plot summary.¬† Leo rushing headlong into the action so fast that his hands (and loyalties) are blurred.¬† Russell pulling strings in the shadows, armed with a headset instead of a gun.¬† Does Crowe have DiCapri’s back? Or turn his back on him? Leo’s stylish sunglasses shield him from the glare of harsh truth in the light of day; Russell’s bookish glasses function as nightvision goggles to see…

Max Payne

Max Payne

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Poster after the cut.

Kate vs. Kate, the return of ‘The Reader’

Kate vs. Kate, the return of ‘The Reader’

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Or rather, April Wheeler vs. Hanna Schmitz. Defamer has the news via a brief snippet from Variety that the beleaguered Weinstein Company is seeking a December release for The Reader. This would create a head-on category-collision issue for Kate Winslet whose role in Revolutionary Road is also expected to be a strong contender. After a successful screening in New York of The Reader, the Weinstein Co. has decided to release…

Clooney, Reitman, Up in the Air

Clooney, Reitman, Up in the Air

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George Clooney signs on to Jason Reitman’s adaptation of the Walter Kirn novel, Up in the Air, starring as Ryan Bingham, “a management consultant, specializing in the lugubrious field of career transition counseling (i.e., he fires people for a living). But what Kirn’s airborne protagonist is really doing is pursuing his own private passion, his great white whale: accumulating one million miles in his frequent-flyer account.” Just as GPS depends…

Burn After Reading, first reactions

Burn After Reading, first reactions

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Kicking off the Venice Film Festival today is Joel and Ethan Coen’s Burn After Reading. Andrew Pulver of The Guardian, UK, says: Clocking in at a crisp 95 minutes, Burn After Reading is a tightly wound, slickly plotted spy comedy that couldn’t be in bigger contrast to the Coens’ last film, the bloodsoaked, brooding No Country for Old Men. Burn, in comparison, is bit of a bantamweight: fast moving, lots…

rawr! Cotillard makes a Kickass Catwoman

rawr! Cotillard makes a Kickass Catwoman

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Dorothy and k at Inside the Gold, find a fanboy feline poster at Deviant Art that re-imagines Marion Cotillard strapped and wrapped in cat-burglar chic couture. La Vie en Noir? Swat meets SWAT. The only thing The Dark Knight lacked in its tightly packed screenplay was a viable romantic outlet for the Batman. In Part III will we see some clawsome Kitty Kitty Bang Bang?

Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle at St. Anna

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Sasha first posted links to the trailer in June, but with the TIFF premiere of Miracle at St. Anna only 10 days away, now’s a good time to resurrect it for a second look — and in high-def to better appreciate Matthew Libatique’s lush and textured cinematography. Also a good time to get familiar with the comprehensive website for TIFF 08. A better layout than last year’s site, easier to…