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September 1, 2010

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Next Three Days Poster, and Secretariat

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Alex and First Showing just posted this artwork for Paul Haggis’ Next Three Days. Looks interesting. In other poster news, the Secretariat poster hit a few days ago. Despite the fact that it’s not net-film-blogger friendly, I am excited to see the film.

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Off To Telluride

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[note]Eric Bialas is covering the Telluride Film Festival for AwardsDaily![/note] Venice. Toronto. Telluride. All three cities have their film festivals within two weeks of each other, and the result leads to an unofficial start to Oscar season. Great buzz out of these three festivals can immediately bring an unknown movie to the front of the pack. Nobody heard of Slumdog Millionaire before “The Show” (Telluride’s title of its festival). After…

Michael Douglas talks about cancer & Wall Street 2

Michael Douglas talks about cancer & Wall Street 2

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The headline is frank and pragmatic because Michael Douglas is too. Last night’s appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman focused on the movie that’s opening later this month. But that sequel will have to be something very special indeed to trump the other outstanding performance Douglas delivered earlier this year. It’s a diverse portfolio of roles to be holding, but I’m feeling the blue chip movie for a…

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Natalie Portman Comes on Strong

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The reviews for Black Swan have me wondering whether or not Natalie Portman can become the leading Best Actress contender. Aronofsky’s leads dip to the dark side, as in the case with Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream – but Portman is already such a squeaky clean and beloved actress she seems primed for this moment. Here is In Contention’s Guy Lodge on Portman in Black Swan: Portman has…

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Black Swan wows critics at Venice premiere

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Black Swan had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last night, and many critics are leaping around in grand jet√©s of praise: Todd McCarthy, Indiewire: As a sensory experience for the eyes and ears, ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù provides bountiful stimulation. Aronofsky and cinematographer Matthew Libatique choreograph the camera in beautiful counterpoint to Portman‚Äôs dance moves, especially in rehearsals, and the muted color scheme on rather grainy stock look like…