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March 2011

Letterman & Franco's Oscar Nightmare Support Group

Letterman & Franco's Oscar Nightmare Support Group

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Who better to consult about navigating the three stages of Oscar Host Grief? (“A modicum of embarrassment, a period of numbness, and finally, righteous defiance.”) Letterman’s sage advice: “What the hell do you care?” Exactly. (via Brad Brevett at Rope of Silicon)

Rum Diary & Restless find distributors for Fall release

Rum Diary & Restless find distributors for Fall release

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Thanks to phantom for spotting the two important press releases out of CinemaCon: It was announced today at CinemaCon, by Bob Berney, President, Theatrical Distribution that FilmDistrict will release ‚ÄúThe Rum Diary,‚Äù based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel that was ultimately published in 1998. It stars Johnny Depp and will be released on October 28, 2011. The film is directed by Bruce Robinson (‚ÄúWithnail and I‚Äù) from his…

SAG Chooses Nominating Peeps Tomorrow, April 1

SAG Chooses Nominating Peeps Tomorrow, April 1

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The SAG schedule is already being released and my enthusiasm has yet to become fully engorged. It was left a half mile back along with my faith, hope and charity. The SAGs have a gigantic membership so they try to look moderately intelligent by only having a tiny bit of their membership (aka, closer to the Academy’s actual membership number) do the screening and nominating. Press release: The 4,200 Screen…

Farley Granger, 1925 – 2011

Farley Granger, 1925 – 2011

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Farley Granger, Hitchcock & the gay subtext of Rope

Farley Granger, Hitchcock & the gay subtext of Rope

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Farley Granger talks about working with Alfred Hitchcock at A Different Light bookstore in West Hollywood, c. 2007. A 30-minute documentary, Rope Unleashed, after the cut, includes interviews with Farley Granger and playwright Arthur Larents, partners at the time Rope was filmed — a fact that reportedly tickled Hitchcock’s playfully wicked curiosity about anything sexually unconventional. Screenwriter Arthur Laurents and star Farley Granger were lovers at the time of Rope’s…

Spoilers for 71 Films – Don't Say I didn't Warn You

Spoilers for 71 Films – Don't Say I didn't Warn You

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My friend Rain sent this to me (and it came originally from Kottke.org). My best guess is that if you haven’t already seen the movie anyway you won’t recognize the spoiler. I think it’s a pretty great montage – some endings are blown, some aren’t. Nicely done.

2011 Science Fiction, Horror, Superhero & Paranormal

2011 Science Fiction, Horror, Superhero & Paranormal

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Still pining for another peak year of hard-core Sci-Fi thrills like 2009, but the upcoming slate for 2011 promises some highlights. Check out the poll after the cut and tick off your 8 most anticipated otherworldly films.

Top Five Scenes in Martin Scorsese Movies

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TIME’s Richard Schickel has just published Conversations with Scorsese. ¬†Slate mag asked Schickel to choose¬†”five sequences from the director’s vast body of work that are not only personal favorites of his, but also have particular significance in the director’s development as, perhaps, the nation’s leading film author.” ¬†The ones they chose are pretty good. ¬†I think mine would go a little differently. ¬†Although, I must confess, choosing five is mostly…

Dreamwork's Falling Skies, TNT trailer

Dreamwork's Falling Skies, TNT trailer

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Aside from Super 8, there’s a lack of hard-core serious science fiction film on the immediate horizon. Hopefully Falling Skies can help fill the void this summer. (thanks Drew) I’m looking forward to these: Source Code (Duncan Jones, April 1) Super 8 (JJ Abrams, June 10) The Thing (Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., October 14) Now (Andrew Niccol, October 28) Dibbuk Box (Ole Bornedal, October 28) What 2011 sci-fi films you’re…

New images from Tree of Life

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Fox Searchlight feeds our gnawing hunger for anything related to Tree of Life. See these stills in higher resolution at twowaysthroughlife.com 3 more after the cut. [UPDATE: 2 more stills added, March 30]