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April 2009

Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

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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, Todd McCarthy: Blasting onto the screen at warp speed and remaining there for two hours, the new and improved Star Trek will transport fans to sci-fi nirvana. Faithful enough to…

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

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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 out the superficiality of my interest being a lot more stimulated by Channing Tatum than by Hugh Jackman, I can honestly say I like the way cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen shoots…

Tribeca winners

Tribeca winners

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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 Narrative Feature Film ‚Äì Ciar√°n Hinds in “The Eclipse,” directed and written by Conor McPherson. Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film ‚Äì Zoe Kazan in “The Exploding Girl,” directed…

Outing Gay Conservatives in ‘Outrage’

Outing Gay Conservatives in ‘Outrage’

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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 closeted gay politicians — especially conservative Republicans who outwardly oppose gay rights. The film, which premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival, features tell-alls from men who say they’ve…

Julie & Julia, trailer

Julie & Julia, trailer

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Wall Street 2: For a Few Dollars More?

Wall Street 2: For a Few Dollars More?

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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 to Wall Street. Short of having Gorden Gekko replaced with the little Cockney fellow from GEICO, I think it’ll be hard to script any scenario similar to the original that’s…

New Posters for The Hurt Locker

New Posters for The Hurt Locker

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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.

Julia Roberts effing loves Tom Hanks

Julia Roberts effing loves Tom Hanks

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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.

Adam, trailer

Adam, trailer

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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 exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be liberating. Looks like a charmer, with genuine chemistry between Hugh Dancy…

More Photos from The Lovely Bones

More Photos from The Lovely Bones

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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?