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November 5, 2009

A Christmas Carol – Why Crickets so Bah Humbug?

A Christmas Carol – Why Crickets so Bah Humbug?

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Just got back from a screening of A Christmas Carol. Thought it was one of the weirdest, coolest, most unusual theatrical experiences of this year. Thought it took very hefty balls to make a kids movie that was as dark and emotionally complex as the Dickens story. Somehow I knew, though, that when I started looking around at the reviews I would find a handful of wet blankets ready to…

It’s Complicated, trailer 2

It’s Complicated, trailer 2

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Complicated? Looks simple enough to me.

Precious achieves critical mass

Precious achieves critical mass

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Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe & Paula Patton – Cannes Film Festival, May 15 “Nothing quite prepares you for the rough-cut diamond that is Precious. A rare blend of pure entertainment and dark social commentary, this shockingly raw, surprisingly irreverent and absolutely unforgettable story.” — LA Times, Betsy Sharkey Climbing 21 points from yesterday’s low, currently looking very strong with a metascore of 78. 100 – Entertainment Weekly, Owen…

First teaser poster for Nine?  (Unlikely)

First teaser poster for Nine? (Unlikely)

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Cahiers asks: “Is this the first U.S. poster for Nine?” Sheriff Bell: “If it ain’t it’ll do til one gets here.”

The Killer Inside Me, promo reel

The Killer Inside Me, promo reel

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:::: SPOILER ALERT :::: MAJOR SPOILERS AFTER 03:00 :::: & NSFW :::: :::: SPOILER ALERT :::: MAJOR SPOILERS AFTER 03:00 :::: & NSFW :::: :::: PLEASE NOTE :::: This is an extended promo reel intended only to be shown to prospective distributors, and it spills way more information about the plot that a normal trailer ought to.¬† It’s safe to watch the first 3 minutes, but if you don’t already…

A Single Man, poster

A Single Man, poster

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(click to enlarge) Some grumblings around the web today on the release of the poster for A Single Man, as a few seem to think the poster wants us to believe the characters played by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore are in bed together. The stills and screenshots from the film show that this pose follows a waltz around the living room in formal attire. Though the patterns and textures…

The State of the Race: Five Things

The State of the Race: Five Things

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Oscar season has a way of sweeping out the old to make way for the new. This is really simply understood as award fatigue, an affliction caught by some as they keep sifting through the same old pile of films. Naturally this would lend itself to the kind of breaking news that may or may not mean something — but it is notable and noticeable because everyone battles the same…