Month: July 2009

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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. ...

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(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 ...

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Silhouettes and chunky fonts spell offbeat highbrow comedy. (From Empire via LivinginCinema.)

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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 ...

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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 ...

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(tally-ho! release the hounds! and thanks to RRA)

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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)

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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 ...

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Diablo Cody freaks out meeting Stan Lee

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Toy Story 1 & 2 have been redigitized for 3D and I hope the effect doesn’t feel as false as having Woody and Buzz Lightyear pretend to have stereoscopic vision by looking through only one lense in this teaser. Originally ...

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More release date shell games. The Wolfman — February 12, 2010 Green Zone — March 12, 2010 Variety provides a plausible explanation: “We have seen just how enormous first quarter movies can be,” said Adam Fogelson, president of marketing and ...

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This Hulu vid of Conan O’Brien is the full thing, with ads and all. You’ll eventually get to Meryl Streep. Streep is probably looking at another Oscar (16th?) nod for Julie & Julia, unless the field is over-crowded. So far, ...

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Hot on the heels of the NBoR announcement comes this press release for the Gotham Independent Film Awards: New York, NY (July 22, 2009) – IFP, the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, today announced that the 19th ...

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The award-giving group that critics love to hate has announced its dates for the 2009/2010 awards season. I suspect that the NBoR will be of utmost importance THIS year specifically because we’re looking at Best Picture 10 for the first ...

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A member of ONTD has put up photos of the Alice in Wonderland exhibit at Comic-Con and they are quite lovely. Costumes, props, design – promises to be a lush affair: More photos

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Mila Kunis is set to go toe-to-toe en pointe with Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s supernatural ballet thriller, Black Swan. In a pas de deux face-off that may or may not be a figment of her character’s imagination, Portman sees ...

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Ryan Adams quoted on Hurt Locker poster! Spotted on a large ad for the film at the Laemmle in Pasadena. It makes me all giddy with pride.   A bigger look after the cut.

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