Month: September 2009

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Gina Carano is set to star in Steven Soderbergh’s action thriller Knockout. Craig Kennedy pulls the best bits from the Empire story, so I’ll skip the heavy-lifting and simply quote the quotes from Living In Cinema: ...

Bounced from its previous release date of November 13th, Brad Brevett at Rope of Silicon has the rescheduled flight plan: December 4, 2009 limited December 11, 2009 expansion December 25, 2009 wide

New on the radar (for me, anyway), The Messenger gets our attention on the basis of an interesting cast (Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Jena Malone), and the two Golden Bears it won at the Berlin International Film Festival ...

Kathryn Bigelow is already collecting an award at the Gothams, and now the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards will honor Bigelow with “Hollywood Director of the Year. She will be honored alongside Nora Ephron, “Screenwriter Award” for ...

Jim Emerson on the Polanski case: What I found most provocative and disturbing about “Wanted and Desired,” though, was its depiction of the ways in which Polanski’s perverse playboy image, his work, and his lifelong proximity to horror, also weighed ...

Thanks to George at cinemarewind for the tally-ho.

This video is making the rounds — what’s funny about it, of course, is that Matt Damon isn’t the type to go nuts on anyone. And it’s Entourage-esque anyway. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2WaXeluPk[/youtube] Hat tip, JJ. Speaking of Entourage, it has gotten off ...

O Hai… I can has woofburger wiffout so much cheez pleez? Trio of new New Moon posters after the cut.

Those are a few of the names on the Petition for Roman Polanski, spotlighting the precise reason this incident is important to the international film community: By their extraterritorial nature, film festivals the world over have always permitted works to ...

I was sorry to see this all dredged back up again. This site fell into the same trap back when Polanski’s The Pianist was up for Oscars. Many of those hellbent on punishing Polanski did not want to see him ...

Review: That Evening Sun (2009) by Jennifer Boulden If we all, as Thoreau wrote, live lives of quiet desperation, there are times in any life when the desperation comes to a head and ceases any pretense of quietude. The events ...

Debra Winger, Jury member for the Zurich Film Fest had this to say: The American thesp criticized Swiss authorities for their “philistine collusion” in arresting the helmer at Zurich Airport on Saturday on behalf of U.S. justice authorities, just before ...

Pretty Penny on the cover of Vanity Fair, via JustJared:

We don’t often do this sort of thing here, but our friend and reader from the Philippines wrote and asked for help and aid. This is from a Google page set up to aid rescue efforts and gather donations and ...

Three words explain why this trailer is worth a look: Jackie Earl Haley. These kinds of movies stopped being scary to me ages ago, and it’s not because I outgrew them. This looks pretty dang creepy and stylish. Also interesting ...

Like all the other exceptional marketing we’ve seen for Where the Wild Things Are, the latest batch of TV spots are just splendid. There’s an extended promo running on Sundance Channel this week, but I haven’t been able to find ...

Slow crime day in Zurich? Academy-Award winning director Roman Polanski was taken into custody in Switzerland Saturday on a 31-year-old U.S. arrest warrant stemming from Polanski’s alleged unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, organizers of the Zurich Film Festival ...

Not Oscar material and not intended to be. Posting this trailer out of respect for the Hughes brothers, Allen and Albert, and for those of us who would like to see Mad Max again but can longer stand the sight ...

Maher to Moore: “I think this is your magnum opus.” And from Michael Moore’s email newsletter tonight: I’ve spent nearly two years on this new movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” and have poured my heart and soul into this project. ...

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