Month: March 2011

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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 ...

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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 “The Rum Diary,” based on the early Hunter S. Thompson novel ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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]

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Full-size after the cut. (thanks to our Twitter pal, Brandon.)

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Mr. Nick says, “This shit just got real.” Full size after the cut.

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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 ...

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(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 ...

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(thanks Kevin K!)

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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I wouldn’t have even commented on this story but since it seems to be making the rounds on Twitter, and a few of you have written in, I figure why not. Okay so apparently some are “upset” that the news ...

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  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 ...

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