Month: June 2010

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Meryl Streep may be on her way to a 17th Oscar nomination playing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Jim Broadbent would play Thatcher’s husband, Denis, in a coproduction being developed by Path√© and BBC Films. THR has the exclusive ...

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Kevin Spacey delivers his patented snake-oil sales pitch as lobbyist Jack Abramoff in ‘Bagman,’ a.k.a. Casino Jack. (First out of the gate with his documentary ‘Casino Jack’ and the United States of Money,’ director Alex Gibney sued for a title ...

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The prospect that You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is even sexier in Spain than the deuce we were dealt domestically after the cut.

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Johnny Depp is the main voice. IMDb says it has a release date of 2011.

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Vulture says David Fincher likes the unique visage of South African rapper Yo-Landi Vi$$er as a possible template for Lisbeth Salander in his upcoming adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. There are several low-rent clips of youtube sensation ...

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Jude Law and Ray Winston join Ben Kingsley as citizens of 1930s Paris as filming began yesterday on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret (the title apparently now shortened from The Invention of Hugo Cabret). Collider has the press release profiling Scorsese’s ...

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American Cinematographer has conducted a poll asking participants to choose the 50 best photographed films of the decade (defined from 1998-2008). Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema posts results via Movieline where the survey procedure is outlined: “AC asked its ...

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All These Wonderful Things’ AJ Schnack makes a pretty good case that it is very likely that the five Oscar docs are already “out there.” ¬†Says Schnack: In the past five years, only one film – last year’s¬†THE MOST DANGEROUS ...

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Returning to the tense terrain that yielded exciting results in 2006 with Inside Man, Spike Lee is close to a deal to direct another thriller, Nagasaki Deadline. The Guardian says it’s an anti-terrorist nail-biter that Martin Campbell wanted to do ...

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Something about Tom Cruise seems to draw out our worst qualities.  In many ways, we are an enlightened, evolved culture.  But all too often, and especially now with so much information and opinion flying around, we settle into our more ...

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[UPDATE: Kristen Stewart on The Late Show with David Letterman, now attached on page 2.] Last week’s EW cover declared Eclipse “The Best Twilight Movie So Far” without a single word inside to back up the claim. Today the trades ...

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(thanks to Ryan Griffin for the lookout) The eternal conflict continues: “The Finale of the Worldwide Phenomenon” …torn between Good: “The Motion Picture Event of a Generation” …and Evil: “Complete the Journey in 3D” As we go forth with anxious ...

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I’m not sure how this will play with modern audiences, but it does sort of have a Glee-like feel. ¬†As far as the original Grease goes, I used to feel like you had to be around then to appreciate it, ...

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It’s hard to see these as anything but tough sells, but Slate’s Abby McGanney Nolan has listed ten of the best films that never saw the green light. Some highlights: Life of Christ – Orson Welles would direct, Gregg Tolland ...
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Three American indies directed by women are “marvelous.” He calls Winter’s Bone, the “Movie of the Year.”

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There is much to appreciate about Woody Allen, but his frank confessions coming out now really do reveal much about the artist, art in general and his outlook on life, which, I find, far preferable to anyone else’s. ¬†Says Woody ...

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All Helvetica breaks loose in the promo for Season 4 of Mad Men. Dialogue is reduced (or elevated?) to bold typeface face-offs, and snappy comebacks become catchy slogans. Slick reminder that great advertising and great drama have one thing in ...

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For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism “is the first documentary to dramatize the rich saga of American movie reviewing.” Offering an insiders view of the critics profession, For the Love of Movies screened a couple ...

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Candy Darling & Joan Rivers Ignite P-Town By Stephen Holt Having just returned from the sunny Cape Cod shores of the Provincetown International Film Festival, I can safely say that two blonde divas divided the excitement at PIFF this year. ...

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A comedy that might actually make me laugh? I thought Hollywood stopped making those. Based on the novel by Jonathan Ames, one of the few authors who can make me laugh out loud. The trailer quotes the Times, “Kevin Kline’s ...

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