Soderbergh goes for a ‘Knockout’

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: Soderbergh describes...
Posted On 30 Sep 2009

Delayed Arrival for ‘Up in the Air’

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
Posted On 30 Sep 2009

The Messenger

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 for Best Screenplay and the Peace Film...
Posted On 30 Sep 2009

Kathryn Bigelow, Nora Ephron and Up Honored at HollywoodFest

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 her...
Posted On 30 Sep 2009

“Some Sort of Reckoning is At Hand”

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 into his...
Posted On 30 Sep 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox, trailer 2

Thanks to George at cinemarewind for the tally-ho.
Posted On 29 Sep 2009

Matt Damon Helps Promote Entourage

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. Hat tip, JJ. Speaking of Entourage, it has gotten off to a better start recently, after sputtering...
Posted On 29 Sep 2009

New Moon, new poster trio

O Hai… I can has woofburger wiffout so much cheez pleez? Trio of new New Moon posters after the cut.
Posted On 29 Sep 2009

Scorsese, Allen, Aronofsky, Mendes, Nichols, Soderbergh, Rushdie, Almodovar, Cuaron, Demme, Gilliam, Schnabel, Wong, Lynch, Swinton, Tykwer, Jordan, Schnabel, Frears

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 be shown and for...
Posted On 29 Sep 2009