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September 22, 2010

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer!

New Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer!

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Thanks to Bernard for the heads up!

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Sean Penn to Receive Humanitarian Award

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The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards have announced that they will be giving Sean Penn the “Hollywood Humanitarian Award” for his efforts in Haiti and his humanitarian efforts overall. You can join Penn in his efforts to salvage and revive Haiti (can’t do it alone), by visiting this website. Prior recipients of this prestigious award include director of Nuestros Peque√±os Hermanos, Father Rick Frechette, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and…

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New Hereafter Poster

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The Tillman Story Agitates the Right

The Tillman Story Agitates the Right

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One of 2010′s most powerful docs is The Tillman Story, which finally tells the whole truth about what really happened to pro football player Pat Tillman when he was shot by friendly fire while hunting down the Taliban. The military tried to cover it up. Worse, they used his death, or attempted to use it, as a public relations ploy to bolster support for the war. Meanwhile, the liberals also…

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Sorkin Talks to W

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Aaron Sorkin opens up for W Magazine – drugs, women, work, isolation…and nerds. [note]A clip from The Social Network after the jump.[/note] The solo nature of Sorkin‚Äôs drug taking somehow mirrors Zuckerberg‚Äôs trancelike state at the computer: They would seem to share a kind of brilliant isolation. Even now that he is sober, there‚Äôs something solitary about Sorkin. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt feel like a nerd,‚Äù he explained, ‚Äúbut I think I…

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PGA to Award Jim Cameron Its Highest Honor

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From a just-announced press release: The Producers Guild of America (PGA), a national non-profit trade group committed to protecting the rights and credits of producers in film, television and new media, announced today that the legendary Oscar award-winning producer, director, writer James Cameron will be honored with the 2011 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Cameron at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd…

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More Info on Darling Companion

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In a just-announced press release, Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion will also star Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss. The release gives more plot info too, positioning this film as a third in a series meditating on Kasdan’s generation. The Big Chill, Grand Canyon and now, Darling Companion. Here is more from the release: DARLING COMPANION marks the third installment in Kasdan‚Äôs consideration of his generation, following “The Big Chill” and “Grand Canyon”,…

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Correspondent Brian Whisenant: Notes from the NYFF

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“All Roads lead to ‘The Social Network’” by Brian Whisenant Hello again Awards Daily! I am quite happy to be back with you after a great ride covering Tribeca Film Festival. This time around, there is a new beast to conquer, and its name is New York Film Festival. If you didn’t read my coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival, or if you haven’t been to my blog, I will…

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

Foreign Language Film Submission: France, ‘Of Gods and Men’

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Jeremie lets us know that France has submitted Of Gods and Men as its official Oscar contender. The film involves Cistercian monks living in a mission in Algeria who face challenges when confronted by local Muslim fundamentalists.

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

Foreign Language Film Submission: Germany, ‘Die Fremde’

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Dominik tips us to Germany’s announcement of its choice for Oscar submission, Die Fremde (When We Leave). Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (Low-quality video with sketchy hand-made English subs, after the cut.)