Month: April 2009

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According to metacritic, the trades give Star Trek two perfect scores of 100. When is the last time that happened — for any sort of movie? (These have been out a few days, but I only noticed them tonight.) Variety, ...

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Thanks to Roger Friedman (and every other critic with eyes connected to a cerebral cortex) I can save the 8 bucks I would’ve thrown away on Wolverine to throw away later on G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. To balance ...

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Main Competition Categories: The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ‚Äì “About Elly (Darbareye Elly),” directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. Best New Narrative Filmmaker ‚Äì Rune Denstad Langlo for “North (Nord),” written by Erlend Loe. Best Actor in a ...

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There’s a lot of nervous toe-tapping in the hallowed stalls of Washington after the Tribeca premiere of Outrage and its upcoming theatrical release May 8. “Outrage,” a new documentary from filmmaker Kirby Dick, takes issue with the secret lives of ...

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With the same impeccable sense of timing that inspired Oliver Stone to give us a dollop of W. just when we’d had quite enough of him, thanks, The Hollywood Reporter says Stone has signed on with Fox for a sequel ...

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The Hurt Locker earns its blurbs. It’s pulse-pounding, nerve-jangling, heart-wrenching. Nice to see some posters that capture that intensity. Trailer after the cut.

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Julia Roberts honoring Tom Hanks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday, and demonstrating why her three best movies are rated R.

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Soon after moving in, Beth, a brainy, beautiful writer damaged from a past relationship encounters Adam, the handsome, but odd, fellow in the downstairs apartment whose awkwardness is perplexing. Beth and Adam’s ultimate connection leads to a tricky relationship that ...

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From FirstShowing, via Empire, by way of SlashFilm courtesy of scans from AccessSaoirse. So what can we offer that’s new? How about the first two pages of the script?

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Because silhouettes say “dark humor for grownups.” (2008, 2007)

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Just in time for theaters packed with sniffling brats snotting all over germy arm rests, swine flu arrives with the summer blockbusters. Wash your hands. Often. Cover your mouth if you sneeze or cough. Get plenty of sleep, be physically ...

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If you’ve already seen every French film from the ’60’s, and wish an unknown Godard classic would be rediscovered, you could do worse than the films of Philippe Garrel. Garrel’s Frontier of Dawn was nominated for a Palm d’Or last ...

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Extending the battle for prominence and dominance that existed in real life between mother Beale and daughter Beale, Jessica Lange has decided she’ll be placing her Grey Gardens performance in the Lead Actress category at the Emmys this August. According ...

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Clip from a 1972 episode of Maude, after the cut.

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The cast of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Inception has expanded from the list we had 3 weeks ago to include Sir Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to MTV, JGL replaces James Franco whose scheduling conflicts with Pineapple Express sequel ...

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Thanks to iggy for the tip to news of Pedro Almodovar’s involvement in an English-language adaptation of his Oscar-nominated 1988 feature “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” Fox TV Studios is backing the hour-long project. Almovodar and writer ...

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Already banking on the inevitable success of Earth, Disneynature releases the teaser for next year’s Earth Day epic, Oceans. Will the promise of yearly installments help or hurt Earth’s chances for a nomination?

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Found on ONTD – originally posted in slightly different format by Ryan back in March: [youtube][/youtube] Meanwhile, check out Mike Jones’ article on Taking Woodstock and the role the internet now plays in indie film production: For the concert itself, ...

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Although the film seems to be pretty good by her standards, the NY Times Manohla Dargis reserves her highest praise for Robert Downey, Jr., soon-to-be-dubbed Critics Darling of All Time. I’m starting to think Downey, Jr. could do an El ...

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