Month: March 2010

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A day or so ago the news broke that Robin Hood will open the Cannes Film Fest on May 12. Interestingly, Cannes hasn’t been an Oscar platform. But I’ve formed a notion that I will test as a concept and ...

Nominated for 6 Asian Film Awards and for Best Foreign Language Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Many critics felt Hye-ja Kim delivered one of the best performances of the year. Andrew O’Hehir at Salon says Bong Joon-ho’s Mother is ...

Animal Kingdom is a psychological crime drama set in the Melbourne underworld and tells the story of seventeen-yea-old “J” (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. Gripping, ...

Praise for How to Train Your Dragon from many top critics impressed by 3D utilized to thrilling effect. (I suspect some credit is due to Roger Deakins as well, serving as visual consultant.) Owen Gleiberman, EW: How to Train Your ...

Ebert tweets: 3-D is a distracting, annoying, anti-realistic, juvenile abomination to use as an excuse for higher prices. The Gadgetron column of the Tuscaloosa News quotes Ebert’s views on the use of 3D in How to Train Your Dragon: Note: ...

From Collider via /Film, Christopher Nolan talks about the possibilities and limitations of 3D and why Inception won’t have IMAX sequences: Nolan: We shot the film with a mixture of mostly the predominant bulk of the film is anamorphic 35mm, ...

Ripley: But each one of these things comes from an egg, right? So who’s laying these eggs? T-minus 340 days and counting… Nominations announced on January 25th. Details via IndieWire: The 83rd annual ceremony will take place on the last ...

Poster after the cut. Synopsis via /Film: Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers ...

Broadway World, via BBC Radio 5 Live: …Carey Mulligan is set to play Eliza Doolittle in the upcoming remake of My Fair Lady, written by Emma Thompson. Previous rumors suggested that Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman were interested in the ...

A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own. (IMDb) (Thanks to Highwayroller) Poster after the cut.

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