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July 1, 2010

Inception: The Dream is Real

Inception: The Dream is Real

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Remember a year ago when the only clue we had about Inception was this puzzling summary: ‚Äúa contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind‚Äù? Now in a neat twist two weeks from the premiere that abstract concept is climbing high-rises around Manhattan in the form of monumental tromp l’oeil building facades. Thanks to First Showing for passing these along from Slashfilm. There’s another one after the cut.

Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man

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Deadline has the official Sony press release: CULVER CITY, Calif., July 1, 2010 ‚Äì After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new film will begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film…

Get Low, poster

Get Low, poster

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(click for full size) A poster that keeps me amused and clueless. Just the way I like it. (Anyone wondering why this pastoral pose feels fraught with simmering tensions needs to see the bigger picture.)

ooooh, Paranormal 2 trailer too spooky for viewers

ooooh, Paranormal 2 trailer too spooky for viewers

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When the trailer for Paranormal 2 appeared a few days ago, I passed on posting it because (a) it’s not really the sort of movie we follow, (b) it’s not really interesting to me personally, and (c) it’s not really anything. Never occurred to me that avoiding the trailer might protect some sensitive readers from all kinds of psychological trauma and emotional stress. Now it turns out the Cinemark multiplex…

3rd Oscar for Meryl Streep? Not So Fast, Says Nat

3rd Oscar for Meryl Streep? Not So Fast, Says Nat

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Nat Rogers makes a pretty good case – and oh such lovely graphics – that Oscar doesn’t like to reward Meryl Streep when she stars in political films: The cynicism comes from another more political place, too. Though I greatly admire Meryl Streep’s political activism offscreen and love it when she gets political in her acceptance speeches at awards shows, I’m not sure she’s a true fit for political films….

Let Me In, international teaser trailer

Let Me In, international teaser trailer

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