Month: August 2009

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Thanks to Craig over at LiC for the tip-off that first, Steve Pond (Oscar guy who wrote for The Envelope – often has the inside scoop on the goings on within the Academy, and almost always pro-Academy, in my opinion, ...

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Richard Roeper has named (500) Days of Summer his number film of the summer. As follows: Best movies of the season: 1. “(500) Days of Summer” 2. “Inglourious Basterds” 3. “Up” 4. “The Hurt Locker” 5. “District 9″ Honorable mention: ...

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Click here for the full poll. Please choose five favorites based on your impeccable judgment, keen insight, and fleeting glimpses of purty shots in trailers.

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In a deal worth $4 Billion, thousands of Marvel superheros, sidekicks and villains are being blended into the Disney family. THR has details: Disney acquires ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters to be overseen by Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, who is ...

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Why Film Awards Are Still Important As Oscar season wakes up from its long nap, there are yet still more voices, every day more voices, flooding the niche. Can the niche hold? It seems as though the beast that is ...

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It seems strange that the American Cinematheque would be honoring Matt Damon with a Lifetime Achievement award already, yet that is exactly what they’re doing. This is probably going to be Matt Damon’s year in that he’s got two big ...

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association may provide one of the more reliable pools from which the year’s 10 Best Picture nominees will be drawn. We’ll update this chart whenever a new film ranks high enough to be named ‘Critics Choice’ ...

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AJ Schnack is talking up The Cove not being included (so far) in the Tokyo Film Fest lineup. The fest is funded by the Japanese government and is it so surprising they wouldn’t want the movie shown? There is some ...

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Scott Feinberg isn’t working at the LA Times anymore but he’s gotten back on the horse anyway and has updated his predictions for the year on his blog. Here are his Best Pic ...

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As much as we’ve talked about An Education here over the past few weeks, is it possible we haven’t featured the trailer yet? We ran an extended clip montage several weeks ago, but I stumbled across an official trailer by ...

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Nice stormy Agora character banners. I like that this is getting the full-court marketing treatment reflects the epic flourish of the film. Two more after the cut, (And, as always, you can click on these compact shots to supersize them.)

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Widely reported a couple of days ago, David Fincher’s movie about the creation Facebook has been officially greenlit and will begin shooting in October on a budget of $47 million. The movie is based the book, The Accidental Billionaires: The ...

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Directed by Grant Heslov, starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Rebecca Mader. Based on true events described in Jon Ronson’s 2004 book of the same title, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” involves a down-on-his-luck reporter (McGregor) ...

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(enlarge) More good news for The White Ribbon, as a day after it’s submitted as Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Film, it wins a prize for Best Film of the Year. (Period. Foreign or otherwise.) Awards by the F√©d√©ration Internationale ...

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“We respect directors in our country.” — M√©lanie Laurent as Shosanna Dreyfus (Inglourious Basterds) We do here too. So much that the list of names you guys suggested outnumber your favorite actors this year. The poll is way too long ...

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(click to see a book cover as unimaginative as the title) USA Today reports that Michael Crichton has reached out from the grave to distract one of our best directors from more worthy projects: Steven Spielberg is developing a film ...

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Scavenging around the web this morning, trying to dig up something relevant to the slowly simmering awards season, ran across this Sundance interview with the director of Precious, Lee Daniels, and it’s two stars, Mo’Nique and Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe.

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As a few readers have noted, Cannes Palme d’Or winner, The White Ribbon, has been submitted as Germany’s official Oscar entry. I’ve been trying to find a trailer with subtitles, but for now this is the best we can offer, ...

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Thanks to Javier for tipping us off to the Spanish language version: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-igxDkesko[/youtube]

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MarketSaw has a set of nice scans from Empire‘s Avatar feature, and it’s the first really good look at how well the Avatar’s integrate the facial features of their human counterparts. On another note, Jon Pace reminds us that Roger ...

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