Month: October 2009

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In cyberspace, nobody can hear you scream about intellectual property rights. And for those who think the music for the new trailer for The Road might be too upbeat, well, check out how much worse it could have been after ...

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Remarkably faithful to the novel, down to the most desolate detail. What impresses me most about the production design is the endless ashen sensation of terrible majesty. It’s as if the whole world has become the ruins of the Acropolis ...

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Variety‘s Michael Fleming has the news: While speculation is running high on who’ll host the Oscars, one name that can be crossed off the list is Hugh Jackman… The thesp, who’s starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama ...

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TCM’s Robert Osborne gets into the prediction game with the latest assemblage by Tom O’Neil over at The Envelope. You can click over to see the full list, but this is, more or less, how it shook down: Also participating ...

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Oscar Emerges from Chaos at NYFF by Stephen Holt “Chaos reigns!” said the suddenly talking fox in Lars von Trier’s latest gore-and-upchuck opus “Antichrist” at this year’s New York Film Festival. One thing that that misogynistic, repellent, controversial film made ...

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Martin Scorsese scares pretty easy. I understand that these kinds of lists are idiosyncratic by definition, but some of his titles annotated on The Daily Beast must surely come with an asterisk (“*scary when I was 9 years old.”)¬† I’m ...

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Press Release: Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar® winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ inaugural Governors Awards ...

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Things aren’t anywhere near as quiet as they should be right about now. There hasn’t been a No Country for Old Men stretching its legs for the long haul; there probably isn’t a Slumdog Millionaire poised to eat up every ...

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Via Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema, the UK trailer for Nowhere Boy, nominated for 6 British Independent Film Awards on Monday: BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM BEST SCREENPLAY (Matt Greenhalgh) BEST ACTOR (Aaron Johnson) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Anne-Marie Duff) BEST ...

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UPDATE: Here’s a more official version, without the subtitles. (I’ll leave the other one up after the cut, for our Thai readers.) And you can watch the trailer in crisp HD at Yahoo.

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After yesterday’s action-oriented domestic trailer for Green Zone, we now have the substantially improved international cut — more serious, more provocative, more relevant. As we’re tempted to make comparisons to The Hurt Locker or Body of Lies, let’s not forget ...

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Screen Daily reports some details: Jury chair Anjelica Huston said of France’s foreign-language Academy Award submisison: “A masterpiece, Un Prophete has the ambition, purity of vision and clarity of purpose to make it an instant classic. With seamless and imaginative ...

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Not to be outdone by yesterday’s trailers from 2 major mid-winter movies (Shutter Island and Green Zone), the 3rd important off-season release of 2010 comes out with another preview too. To my eye, there’s almost nothing new here that we ...

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Steve Pond over at The Wrap decides to figure out if there is any Oscar love available for the new Michael Jackson money grab documentary, This is It: Makeup: Let’s see – the AMPAS definition is “any change in the ...

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As fascinating as Shutter Island looks, are we beginning to understand why it might be a less likely Oscar candidate than two other major Paramount productions this season? If it becomes a classic of Gothic horror next February then its ...

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Now that we’ve gotten a look at Invictus, it is a reminder that the Big Oscar Movies are warming up on the runway. And in the next few weeks, these films will be seen and discussed, for better or worse. ...

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UPDATE: Thanks to Alex Billington at FirstShowing for letting us borrow the embeddable trailer. No embed yet, but you can see it here in various QuickTime sizes. The months of blind speculation are over. Now that we can get a ...

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Opening March 12 — five days after the Oscar broadcast. Despite their late-Winter release dates, Shutter Island and Green Zone promise to be major Oscar contenders next year. It’ll be great for a change to have some healthy meat on ...

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I don’t get this thing about Mo’Nique hurting her Oscar chances by not upping her profile. I really don’t like the negativity floating around about her — based on what? She supposedly only shows up if she gets paid? She ...

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LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein believes that the choice of the genius Ricky Gervais (and AD’s number one choice to host the Oscars) has now given all of the heat to the Globes where there otherwise wouldn’t be any. Here’s Goldstein: ...

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