More Pirates for Rob, More Aliens for Ridley?

Yo-ho-ho, and a pop-six-squish, unh-uh, Cicero, Lipschitz. Variety says Disney is close to signing Chicago and Nine director Rob Marshall to take the helm of the currently rudderless Pirates of the Caribbean 4, on course for a 2010 production start. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and...
Posted On 31 Jul 2009

The Other Man

(via Part of the Man Trilogy (along with A Serious Man and A Single Man), The Other Man is based on a short story by Bernhard Schlink (The Reader) and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal). In case anybody is still in the dark about the plot after...
Posted On 31 Jul 2009

The Informant! the poster!

Silhouettes and chunky fonts spell offbeat highbrow comedy. (From Empire via LivinginCinema.)
Posted On 31 Jul 2009

Whiny People

Tough for me to tell from these remarks who’s the biggest girl and who’s the biggest dick. Leave it to Howard Stern to bring out the sensitive side of Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow, both still nursing their bruised feelings because Katherine Heigl dared to suggest (2...
Posted On 31 Jul 2009

Antichrist poster

I don’t usually feature a full-length look at a poster on the main page unless the design really grabs me. This one has enough hands to grab me in all sorts of inappropriate places. Passion of the Antichrist? And if that’s Charlotte Gainsbourg rutting in the roots,...
Posted On 30 Jul 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

(tally-ho! release the hounds! and thanks to RRA)
Posted On 30 Jul 2009

The Damned United Trailer

The Damned United will have a gala at Toronto in September — the trailer is making the rounds. Peter Morgan is the writer. It’s directed by Tom Hooper, who directed John Adams, one of the Prime Suspect episodes, Longford and one episode of Elizabeth the I – I...
Posted On 30 Jul 2009

Venice Lineup Announced

Eugene Hernandez of Indiewire posted the films that will be on the slate for Venice — visit the site to see the full list of out-of-competition selections and midnight movies: The Competition Opening Film: ‚ÄúBaaria,‚Äù directed by Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy) ‚ÄùSoul...
Posted On 30 Jul 2009

Seriously funny trailer for A Serious Man

Now these are funny people. I don’t know enough about Newtonian physics to measure the magnitude of vectors and tangents of suburban tension in the teeny appletini teaser still after the cut. (thanks to George at cinemarewind)
Posted On 30 Jul 2009

Hugh Dancy Praised for Adam

The NY Times’ Jeannette Catsoulis on Hugh Dancy as Adam: Playing a character who is mentally disabled can be a fast track to Oscar or to oblivion, and rare is the actor who can resist the statuette-winning, Hanks-Hoffman strategy of mannered tics and mechanical talk. And...
Posted On 29 Jul 2009