Month: April 2010

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Posted on the Wall Street Journal: 2010 World Narrative Competition The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – When We Leave (Die Fremde), directed and written by Feo Aladag. (Germany). Best New Narrative Filmmaker – Kim Chapiron for Dog Pound, written by Kim ...

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, ...

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 ...

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). ...

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.

Yesterday Sasha featured several nice stills from Secretariat, and now Disney gallops out of the gate with the trailer — just in time for Derby Day. 'Secretariat' Secretariat Trailer 1 @ Yahoo! Video

Via press release: Summit Entertainment has closed its deal with helmer Bill Condon to close out the “Twilight” saga. Condon had been in negotiations for several weeks to direct “Breaking Dawn” — the final tome in author Stephenie Meyer’s four-book ...

Deadline has the obligatory quotes: HFPA President, Philip Berk: “We are thrilled to have Ricky back as the host of the Golden Globe Awards. His combination of wit, irreverence, and spontaneity makes him the ideal host. He was fantastic last ...

Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Cher will be some of those on hand to honor the great Mike Nichols at the American Film Institute June 10, 2010. The event is organized by Warren Beatty, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, ...

It’s very familiar Woody. Always fun to watch various stars squirm through the awkward set-ups that lead to a mysterious, sometimes absurd, occasionally funny conclusion. Allocine featured the clip.

USA Today featured a piece on Robert Redford’s upcoming The Conspirator (pics then posted to ROS). Anthony Breznican’s piece says the film “follows the race to hunt down the small band of Confederate sympathizers who helped plot the attack.” “There ...

A new doc will tell the story of the famed whistleblower, Harry Markopolos who recognized criminal activity a decade before Bernie Madoff’s cover was blown. The film is based on the New York Times bestseller, No One Would Listen: A ...

The Cannes Classics 2010, seeks “to place the spotlight on rediscovered or restored masterworks from the past, or ones that have been re-released in theatres or on DVD” has unveiled its stellar line-up: The Battle of the Rails (La Bataille ...

Stitchkingdom has posted some first looks pics of Diane Lane and John Malkovich in Secretariat. Malkovich is one of the most overdue actors for an Oscar that I can think of. I’ve come to appreciate his versatility more and more ...

David Poland over at The Hot Blog has accused Sharon Waxman and The Wrap of obtaining a list of Academy members — from the looks of his post, from someone at Variety or once connected with Variety. ¬†I doubt the ...

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