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A visit to Ken’s crib

Pixar’s latest nifty promo for Toy Story 3 invites us inside Ken’s groovy new dream house. Possibly the world’s first metrosexual (if not fully metroflexible), Ken is secure enough in his masculinity to live in a house with a lavender color scheme and wear hot-pink t-shirts. Secure enough, or perhaps ...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Trailer 2

The second trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is one of those for which any synopsis would be superfluous. I’m happy to see the movie captures the attitude of the comic series better than I thought possible and Edgar Wright looks like a brilliant choice to direct. But yeesh, ...

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Guillermo Del Toro Departs The Hobbit

The One Ring reports that Guillermo Del Toro has quit The Hobbit due to continual delays. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life”, says Guillermo. “After nearly two years of living, ...

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Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job

This weekend the San Francisco Chronicle caught up with a documentary Sasha first wrote about from Cannes. “Inside Job” couldn’t be more prescient. Started just 19 months ago, the film is a searing examination of the financial crisis of 2007-10 and its catastrophic ramifications, not just for Americans but the ...

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The Special Relationship premieres tonight on HBO

Already holding a winning hand with You Don’t Know Jack, Temple Grandin, and its spectacular 10-hour series The Pacific, HBO doesn’t need a draw card to dominate this year’s Emmy movie & miniseries categories. Premiering tonight at 9 ET, Peter Morgan’s The Special Relationship makes its bow just under the ...

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Jennifer Lawrence all thawed out

Our friend Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema tips us to this steamy photo shoot at Esquire — Jennifer Lawrence, glowingly unfrozen from her Sundance sensation Winter’s Bone. I’d like to say this pin-up post has Memorial Day weekend relevance. (“One of the freedoms our men are fighting for!” or, ...

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Tom Cruise is back as Les Grossman

The best thing about Tropic Thunder was watching Tom Cruise get in touch with his inner slimebag, producer Les Grossman. The best thing about the MTV movie awards are the intro spoofs and the promos. These pinnacles of parody come together this week in ads for the MTV Movie Awards, ...

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Another Tilda Tidbit

DHD has just announced that (something tells me someone very close to this project has a mainline to Nikki Finke) three more players for Tilda. Patrick Goldstein’s doppleganger has been cast. And there are two others. Heck, you gotta have sex in the thing, right? It salts the meal, as ...

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Money and Sex and the City

Deadline: Sources say the Warner Bros sequel made a very strong $17.5 million on its rare Thursday opener (including $3M midnight showings in about 2,000 venues). That compares very favorably to the original’s $26.7M opening Friday as well as Indiana Jones’ pre-Memorial Weekend $25M Thursday debut. So now estimates have ...

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The Calm Before Tree of Life

Paul Maher over at Pop Matters writes up a rather intense look back at Terrence Malick, where he’s been, what he’s been doing, and then gathers up more bits and pieces culled from various sources about the mysterious film.¬† A quote from Angelina Jolie:

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A Word for Sex and the City

I think that the hatred directed towards this film is a whole lot of hypocrisy run amok. ¬†No, it’s not “giving the women what they want,” it’s allowing female characters to wade in the same thick soup of shit male characters do. And somehow, that has stirred up a whole ...

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