Letterman & Franco's Oscar Nightmare Support Group

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...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

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...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

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 their...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

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...
Posted On 30 Mar 2011

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

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....
Posted On 29 Mar 2011

2011 Science Fiction, Horror, Superhero & Paranormal

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.
Posted On 29 Mar 2011

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...
Posted On 29 Mar 2011

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...
Posted On 29 Mar 2011

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]
Posted On 29 Mar 2011