Month: August 2008

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Poster after the cut.

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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 ...

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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). ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 ...

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The Coco bio and Tautou casting coup were announced in Cannes, and now Empire has word (via Variety) that Warner Bros has stepped up to produce and finance. Karl Lagerfeld, art director of the fashion house Chanel founded, will be ...

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Three soldiers return from Iraq and embark on a road trip from New York to Vegas. “Forced to grapple with old relationships, broken hopes and a country divided over the war, TK, Cheever and Colee discover that home is not ...

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Saturday we saw an unauthorized version of the ‘Good’ trailer. Today we upgrade with a link to the official trailer and some new stills. ‘Good’ premieres at TIFF Monday, Sept 8th, and screens again on the 10th and 12th. Best ...

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The NYTimes has excerpts from Woody Allen’s “Spanish Diary” during the production of Vicky Cristina Barcelona. A few excerpts from the excerpts: MARCH 5 Met with Javier Bardem and Pen√©lope Cruz. She’s ravishing and more sexual than I had imagined. ...

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One of the best, most moving, intimate, rousing, humble, and beautiful speeches I’ve heard from a convention platform. Maybe she should be running for president. — Andrew Sulllivan, Atlantic Monthly Michelle’s historic speech tonight was the first step in an ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Body of Lies Ridley Scott really likes this composition.

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Tallied up the numbers late last night as soon as we hit 2300 votes. Interesting how consistent you guys have been all year in your sustained enthusiasm for the top dozen titles. The 5 films at the pinnacle of this ...

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The game’s afoot. USA Today is reporting that casting will be complete in “six or so weeks” for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes reinvention starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the legendary detective. Based on an upcoming comic book Holmes story written ...

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While we were wrapped up in the spectacular closing ceremonies of the Olympics, Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon found an international poster for Che, and cleans up the Spanish-language trailer. As Brad points out, it’s coming down to wire ...

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(Official trailer) Adapted from a play by Glaswegian playwright C.P. Taylor. His most successful work was probably Good (1981), in which a liberal German professor Halder whose moral cowardice and subtle corruption leads to his involvement with the Nazi war ...

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