Month: October 2010

affleck-the-town

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Hereafter increased its theater count over the weekend and that drove it to the fifth spot this weekend.¬† The Social Network still shows a low drop-off, as does The Town, which continues its march towards $100 mil. I’m still wondering ...
tin tin details

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Empire has been gradually teasing a dozen close-up details of Steven Spielberg’s and Peter Jackson’s Tintin, and our first glimpse of the photo-realistic animation style looks impressive. Slashfilm has assembled the tiles onto an overlay of the iconic pose of ...
spaceyhick

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A shocking bit of news today. Director George Hickenlooper, whose Casino Jack starring Kevin Spacey was opening this year, has died from what appear to be natural causes. Hickenlooper was found dead this morning. A regular commenter at Jeff Wells’ ...
exorcist

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We decided to stop talking about films that haven’t opened and talk instead about the films we consider to be the great horror films. We also give recommendations for Halloween horror viewing, although other than Ryan’s shout-outs, our are fairly ...
singing in the shower

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The mid-’70’s through the mid-’80’s saw scores for horror films reach a pinnacle of brilliantly chilling extravagance Sasha and I have chosen 12 composers who gave us goosebumps in 13 films. Which frightening music of the night have we forgotten? ...

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Of 127 Hours, Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman says, “the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.” 127 Hours is as gripping a tale of stranded ingenuity as Cast Away, as Aron works to save himself by adjusting to his ...

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Once again, I’m breaking down by¬†category¬†the Broadcast Film Critics scores. Last year’s cutoff for Best Picture was 85. Neither Made in Dagenham nor Love and Other Drugs has managed to start out with anything better than a 3-star rating, but ...

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This is an old Daily Beast story as a reader kindly reminds me. THE best Halloween post on the net. Martin Scorsese’s top ten horror films, in case you’re looking for something spooky to watch. As usual, Martin Scorsese shows ...
Lobster Town

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Image Credit o one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied ...
rabbithole3

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ICS’ Erik Anderson reviews Rabbit Hole: Eckhart does very good work, running the gamut¬†from subtle to (sometimes a bit too) explosive. Wiest is gentle here, offering sage advice in the face of her daughter‚Äôs nastiness. I was reminded of her ...

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Todd McCarthy has delved into two of what he considers the year’s best films. He goes deeply into Carlos and The Social Network and then tosses in the others he thinks fit the bill, which should give us a loose ...

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“We’re all winners and losers and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line, boy.”
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Movie Videos & Movie Scenes at MOVIECLIPS.com It was a particularly disastrous Academy year in 1987 when Broadcast News lost to The Last Emperor.¬† It’s probably so much easier to look back now and see how little impact The Last ...
RAT_111

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This opinion I hold to be true is not a popular one on the web. We live in a time when anyone with the energy, desire and wherewithal can start up a blog and write about movies. Life experience not ...

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Based on the Ken Bruen novel, London Boulevard is the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monaghan. Opening in the UK November 26 and coming to the US next February. (Thanks to Hunter)

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Thanks to the ever talented Dora, our gallery is ready to rock for the 2010 and 2011 year. This year, when we can get it together, we have archived many previous Oscar years — to be posted soon. Meanwhile, here ...
way-bg

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An Incontention exclusive.

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Yes, I had already heard that Sean Penn was going supporting for Fair Game — but I’d forgotten to post it. Of course. So I found it via Kris who linked over to Scott Feinberg’s piece. Yes, so Penn is ...
manville

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Rope of Silicon’s Brad Brevet pinged a few of us useless Oscar bloggers yesterday wondering about Lesley Manville’s chances if she ran in supporting or lead. You can read all of the responses over at Rope of Sil. My main ...

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How I Ended the Summer also won the Gold Hugo award for Best Film at the Chicago Film Fest, continues its run in London. Winners courtesy of Guy Lodge: Best Film: “How I Ended This Summer,” Alexei Popogrebsky Special Commendation: ...

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