Up, Up and Away

It is another dazzling film from Pixar with Up. I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard during an animated film but this one tugs at the heartstrings like no other. It is all good things – breathtaking animation, vibrant characters, risky storytelling on occasion....
Posted On 31 May 2009

MTV Movie Awards Actors’ Poll

Here are the rest of the categories for tomorrow night’s MTV Awards. Anyone who missed voting for the first set of nominees can find them here. Best Male Performance(polls) . Best Female Performances, Breakthrough and Comedic Performances, after the cut.
Posted On 30 May 2009

Woody Recasts Kidman Role

There has got to be some kind of major financial potential lost when Nicole Kidman drops out of a project. You’d think that she would be replaced with someone of equal star power. Funnily enough, Woody Allen decided not to match fame for fame and chose instead Lucy Punch to...
Posted On 30 May 2009

Toy Story 3 teaser

It’s Pixar’s world; we just wish we could live in it. With this summer’s Up mission accomplished, and before we can say, “Next!” the new teaser for Toy Story 3 appears. We assume this preview will be seen preceding screenings of Up, but Alex...
Posted On 29 May 2009

Up ascends to peak of critics rankings

As Pablo noted overnight, “UP! just got 98% approval on RT !!! That’s higher than any other Pixar film.” Up has 18 perfect scores of 100 on Metacritic, for a year’s-best average of 90. Last year, WALL-E had 20 100′s and The Dark Knight had 16 perfect...
Posted On 29 May 2009

A Prophet tops IndieWire poll as best of Cannes

IndieWire has polled a group of critics and bloggers and published scores for the top films and filmmakers at Cannes. Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet placed first in every category except, not surprisingly, Worst Film. FILM 1) ‚ÄúA Prophet‚Äù – 14 pts (6 mentions...
Posted On 28 May 2009

Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant promo

Brad Brevett at Rope of Silicon has found a promo for Bad Lieutenent that he suspects might have been made to drum up interest in Cannes. Not strictly a remake — since Herzog claims never to have seen the original — it gets my attention because of the director and...
Posted On 28 May 2009

Vote for the MTV Movie Awards

Maybe you’ve heard about families cutting back this summer. Forgoing vacations for staycations — finding ways to escape on the cheap without leaving home. Instead of sampling exotic flavors at a trendy new restaurants, go grocery shopping and buy off brands to confuse...
Posted On 28 May 2009

Dreamworks Animation, from now till doomsday

Waitress: Well, there’s shrek, sausage, panda and shrek. That’s not got much shrek in it. Dreamworks has announced its slate of animation through 2012, and it reminds me of Monty Python’s classic spam bit. Except Shrek substituted for spam would taste even more...
Posted On 28 May 2009

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassusm, 3 clips

A tale of good and evil battling for souls that’s made with Gilliam’s fantastic and fantastical visual imagination, “Imaginarium” is the director’s best, most entertaining film in years. — Kenneth Turan, LATimes Although many critics at Cannes...
Posted On 27 May 2009