The Dark Knight passes half a billion

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...
Posted On 31 Aug 2008

Kate Winslet as John Lennon’s Mum?

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...
Posted On 29 Aug 2008

Changeling stills

Same cloche hat (and same expression) in gloomier lighting, after the cut.
Posted On 29 Aug 2008

Body of Lies

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?...
Posted On 28 Aug 2008

Max Payne

Poster after the cut.
Posted On 28 Aug 2008

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

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...
Posted On 28 Aug 2008

Clooney, Reitman, Up in the Air

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...
Posted On 28 Aug 2008

Burn After Reading, first reactions

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...
Posted On 27 Aug 2008

rawr! Cotillard makes a Kickass Catwoman

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...
Posted On 27 Aug 2008

Miracle at St. Anna

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....
Posted On 27 Aug 2008