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April 26, 2010

Metropolis restoration & re-release

Metropolis restoration & re-release

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Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema features the new trailer for the newest restoration of Metropolis incorporating new footage long-forgotten in the archives of a museum in Argentina. I’m hitting on the “newness” a lot here to lobby for the re-release of Metropolis to qualify as a debut. Would be nice if Lang’s resurrected masterpiece could get the same sort of attention Army of Shadows received when it was finally…

A Special Relationship

A Special Relationship

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HBO has begun showing promos for A Special Relationship, Peter Morgan’s account of the friendship between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair. Set to premiere in the UK on May 7th, it won’t air in the US until May 29. (As luck would have it, Emmy eligibility period is June 1, 2009 ‚Äê May 31, 2010). In the teaser following this weekend’s broadcast of You Don’t Know Jack, we get a…

Tilda Swinton will Need to Talk About Kevin

Tilda Swinton will Need to Talk About Kevin

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Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly start filming We Need to Talk About Kevin this week in London.  The film is based on the novel by Lionel Shriver and is about a man who goes on a rampage two days before his sixteenth birthday.  His mother must then deal with her own feelings of grief and responsibility.  Kevin is played by Ezra Miller, a relative newcomer.

Sony Gets The Illusionist

Sony Gets The Illusionist

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Sony Pictures Classics has “acquired all North American rights to Sylvain Chomet‚Äôs THE ILLUSIONIST from Pathe. The film is based on an unproduced screenplay by Jacques Tati and is produced by Bob Last and executive produced by Jake Eberts and Philippe Carcassonne (COCO BEFORE CHANEL). THE ILLUSIONIST had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival as a Berlinale Special Selection. ¬†It is planned for an end of year release.”…

Brian’s Tribeca 2010:  Documentary Theme Squeeze

Brian’s Tribeca 2010: Documentary Theme Squeeze

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By Brian Whisenant Special to Awards Daily Yesterday I was sitting at the Village East Cinema waiting for what I might call Docuday 1. I had decided to cram 2 documentaries into a short span of time before going downstairs to work in the box office. I have seen a few things, but honestly hadn’t been compelled to write my first review. I needed an angle of some sort. The…

The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender

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Paramount announced last week that both The Last Airbender and The Green Hornet will be converted to 3D. But instead of the method used for Clash of the Titans they’re turning to Stereo D, the company that handled the 3D for Avatar.