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April 2010

“Batman 3″ reserves a release date

“Batman 3″ reserves a release date

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We’re tipped to a story appearing on Box Office Mojo. In one of the most anticipated announcements in recent memory, Warner Bros. officially set a date this morning for the follow-up to The Dark Knight. Tentatively known as Batman 3, the movie will debut July 20, 2012 in conventional and IMAX theaters, almost exactly four years after The Dark Knight opened to record-breaking numbers. At this time, there are no…

Roger Ebert finds 9 reasons to hate 3D

Roger Ebert finds 9 reasons to hate 3D

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Roger Ebert outlines 9 reasons why he hates 3D in Newsweek. Here’s an abbreviated rundown: …many directors, editors, and cinematographers agree with me about the shortcomings of 3-D. So do many movie lovers‚Äîeven executives who feel stampeded by another Hollywood infatuation with a technology that was already pointless when their grandfathers played with stereoscopes. The heretics’ case, point by point: 1. IT’S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. When you look…

First Official Pic of Monahan’s London Boulevard

First Official Pic of Monahan’s London Boulevard

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, William Monahan, directs his first, London Boulevard, starring Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell. ¬†ONTD points us to this first official pic: The London-based crime drama also features the acting talents of David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Eddie Marsan, Sanjeev Baskhar, newcomer Jamie Campbell Bower, and Ray Winstone. Academy Award¬Æ winner William Monahan, Director of “LONDON BOULEVARD” Currently in the final stages of post…

Casting Tilda

Casting Tilda

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By all accounts so far, the upcoming Bill Condon, Cynthia Mort/HBO show based on Nikki Finke is funny, sublime, etc. ¬†Diane Keaton is apparently the actress chosen to play Finke. But I don’t think that’s been confirmed for certain. ¬†There is a new twist in the saga, however. ¬†Supposedly there is an LA Times curmudgeon who is also known for breaking scandalous stories and keeping moguls nervous — Patrick Goldstein,…

Todd McCarthy Joins Indiewire

Todd McCarthy Joins Indiewire

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Well, it’s sort of an interesting development. ¬†It was announced recently that Todd McCarthy was being let go from Variety as being their longtime film critic. ¬†Just when we thought we were going to have to lose those great early reviews, McCarthy pops back up on Indiewire’s blog network with Deep Focus following colleague Anne Thompson’s footsteps. ¬†Variety loses two entertainment heavyweights. ¬†Indiewire snags them both. McCarthy says there just…

Tribeca Winners

Tribeca Winners

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Posted on the Wall Street Journal: 2010 World Narrative Competition The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ‚Ä쬆When We Leave (Die Fremde), directed and written by Feo Aladag. (Germany). Best New Narrative Filmmaker ‚Ä쬆Kim Chapiron for¬†Dog Pound, written by Kim Chapiron and Jeremie Delon. (France). Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film ‚Ä쬆Eric Elmosnino as Serge Gainsbourg in¬†Gainsbourg, Je t‚ÄôAime‚ĶMoi Non Plus, directed and written by Joann Sfar. (France). Best…

Budrus Buzz at Tribeca

Budrus Buzz at Tribeca

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While Tribeca is being called the Alex Gibney festival, Brian Whisenant saw another documentary that was generating much buzz. Tribeca 2010: Budrus By Brian Whisenant There is something to be said of festival buzz. Having narrowed my¬†screening list to 30, ‚ÄúBudrus‚Äù directed by Julia Bacha (co-director of¬†Encounter Point) didn‚Äôt make the cut. But by the 5th day of the fest,¬†it had become the documentary to see. It’s a little hard…

TIME 100 and the Oscar Bump

TIME 100 and the Oscar Bump

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So, who got a bump from Oscar to land on TIME’s 100 Most Influential? Kathryn Bigelow, who lands at number 3 for artists. This is due to many things, but mainly and most importantly becoming the first woman in 82 years to win a Best Directing Oscar, and the only woman to ever direct a Best Picture winner. Oliver Stone pays tribute: Kathryn Bigelow’s career journey has been a stark…

Winter’s Bone, poster

Winter’s Bone, poster

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RoS found the new poster for Winter’s Bone, winner of the Grand Jury Prize this year at Sundance, as well as the festival’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. One of the classiest one-sheets of 2010, I think (full-size after the cut). That anxious expression on the face of Jennifer Lawrence perfectly reflects the mix of dread and determination her character Ree Dolly has to sort through. There’s a terrible trail she…

New Inception poster

New Inception poster

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From /Film, via NolanFans, courtesy of a couple of guys who stumbled across it playing MindCrime, Inception’s online game. Full size after the cut.