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Rum Diary & Restless find distributors for Fall release

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 “The Rum Diary,” based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel that was ultimately published in 1998. It stars Johnny Depp ...

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SAG Chooses Nominating Peeps Tomorrow, April 1

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 ...

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Farley Granger, Hitchcock & the gay subtext of Rope

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 ...

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Top Five Scenes in Martin Scorsese Movies

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 ...

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Dreamwork's Falling Skies, TNT trailer

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 ...

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New images from Tree of Life

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]

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Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman's Dancing

It’s understandable that Sarah Lane wants more people to know about her contribution to Black Swan. I hope she was prepared for the swift reciprocation. Darren Aronofsky has the facts to categorically refute everything Lane’s been saying and the Huffington Post is happy to help whip the controversy to a ...

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HBO's Too Big to Fail coming in May

(Thanks Jon Pace for the insider tip) Coming in May from HBO, Too Big To Fail recounts the catastrophic fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the global aftermath. An all-star cast including William Hurt, James Wood, Topher Grace, Cynthia Nixon, Tony Shalhoub, Billy Crudup, Ed Asner, Bill Pullman and ...

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EW's Exclusive Look at Pixar's Brave

Movieline’s funny tweet about that: “Let’s take a first look at Pixar’s Brave and pretend that it’s coming out this summer instead of Cars 2.” Entertainment Weekly has posted three new images from Pixar’s Brave, scheduled for release in 2012. ¬†Indeed, we have to sort of wait out the whole ...

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Window of Opportunity: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

This highbrow excerpt from a review at Cineme-Scope.com is adorned with vocabulary Veda Pierce herself might like to affect. Obscure enough to avoid spoilers for those on the West Coast where HBO’s Mildred Pierce is just beginning, but rousing enough to inspire our East Coast readers who’ve already seen tonight’s ...

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Oscar Flashback, Far From Heaven

In anticipation of tonight’s HBO premiere of Toddy Hayne’s Mildred Pierce, here’s a look back at my favorite Haynes masterpiece to date — his voluptuous Sirkian swoon, Far From Heaven. My personal choice for Best Actress of 2002, Julianne Moore, lost to Nicole Kidman’s supporting role in The Hours. The ...

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Tom Hooper Confirmed to Direct Les Mis

  Twitter has been a-flutter with the news that fresh off of his undeserved Oscar win, Tom Hooper will have a chance to show his stuff when he¬†next takes on the film version of the Broadway hit Les Miserables. ¬†I’m guessing Hooper will try to make a grittier version than ...

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