Eastwood wants DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

Tasty biopic bait. Kevin Klawitter tips us to details at Deadline: Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in Hoover, an epic drama that Clint Eastwood will direct and that he and Brian Grazer will produce with Rob Lorenz through Imagine and...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010

Life During Wartime, trailer & poster

The Independent asks, “Why is director Todd Solondz returning to the film that nearly destroyed his career?” Happiness won the critics’ prize in Cannes and earnt a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay ‚Äì remarkable when you consider its main...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010

TCM Classic Film Festival Posters

From IMPAwards via Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema, iconic moments on screen distilled to their Rorschach essence in silhouettes. The festival begins April 22nd at the Chinese and Egyptian theaters on Hollywood Blvd with special screenings with freshly restored prints of A Star...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010

Micmacs, happythankyoumoreplease at SF Fest

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs will open the San Francisco Film Festival on and IndieWIRE reports happythankyoumoreplease will be a centerpiece of the 2-week event (April 22 РMay 6). Robert Duvall and Walter Salles are set to receive special awards. Brazilian director...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010

Godzilla reemerges for WB and Legendary

HR reports sightings of a reckless scaly beast on the horizon, as Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures team with Japan’s Toho Co. to reanimate the durable reptile. “Godzilla is one of the world’s most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are...
Posted On 31 Mar 2010

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

What can one say about Sandra Bullock’s high point and low point in her career? People call it the Oscar curse, but what it really is is schadenfreude – or the desire to see someone successful take a major tumble. We can’t all pretend like we are watching a...
Posted On 30 Mar 2010

The Bizarre Loss of Reitman’s Screenplay Oscar

One of the strangest developments of last year’s Oscar, probably the thing that was most difficult to predict, was Jason Reitman’s loss for Adapted Screenplay. I have to say that this kind of thing rarely happens. I haven’t actually looked at the history closely...
Posted On 29 Mar 2010

Madonna Casts Lourdes, Upates Wallis Simpson

According to The Playlist, the Madonna-directed movie about the Wallis Simpson scandal. It will share time with a destined-to-be unbearable story of “Wally Winthrop, with romantic problems of her own in addition to an obsession with the life of the Duchess of...
Posted On 29 Mar 2010

Cannes Debuts Poster, Tree of Life and Other Rumblings

I first saw this on Variety’s site, but it was the smaller version. The HR has posted the larger version of the new poster for the Cannes Film Fest: Meanwhile, there is lots of chatter about potential titles for the 63rd fest, including Terrence Malick’s eagerly...
Posted On 29 Mar 2010

Ebert Continues Plans for Movie Review Show

It really takes a special combination of skills to draw in a TV audience to watch critics review movies. It’s been an odd development over the past decade watching the critics recede. I’m one of the hold-outs who believes that critics, educated ones who can write...
Posted On 27 Mar 2010