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April 2011

Tarantino's Southern/Western titled Django Unchained

Tarantino's Southern/Western titled Django Unchained

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Franco Nero in Sergio Corbucci’s Django (1966) HitFix has what looks to be some well-sourced and thoroughly researched information about Quentin Tarantino’s next film, previously described as “A Southern” — a frontier revenge tale set in the post-Civil War South. Drew McWeeny connects the dots for us: Earlier today, @AgentTrainee simply tweeted the word “Jealous?” and a picture of a title page that should look familiar to anyone who read…

Kubrick compact filmography & midcentury photography

Kubrick compact filmography & midcentury photography

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“An animated filmography of Stanley Kubrick, remixing each of his films and interpreting them through color, typography, patterns and symbols.” After the cut, a few Chicago scenes photographed by Kubrick for LOOK magazine between 1950 and 1955.

Lone Scherfig's One Day, trailer

Lone Scherfig's One Day, trailer

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(thanks Jun!)

Tree of Life coming to Blu-ray July 15 in France? No.

Tree of Life coming to Blu-ray July 15 in France? No.

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I think not. Though Brad Brevett at RoS finds this rather baffling news on Blu-ray.com: Blu-ray MoviesFrench distributors EuropaCorp have announced that they will release on Blu-ray acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011), starring Brad Pitt (Twelve Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking, The Weight of Water ), and Jessica Chastain (Jolene, Take Shelter). The region coding status for this release…

Book of Mormon scores 12 Drama Desk nominations

Book of Mormon scores 12 Drama Desk nominations

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via BroadwayWorld Amongst the shows with multiple nominations were THE BOOK OF MORMON with 12, ANYTHING GOES with 10, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with 7, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS and WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN with 6. The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Harvey Fierstein, will be held Monday, May 23, at…

Mark your BAFTA, Globes and Oscar calendar

Mark your BAFTA, Globes and Oscar calendar

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dutifully reporting: The 2012 Golden Globe Awards Wednesday, November 8, 2011: Cecil B. Demille Award Announcement Thursday, December 15, 2011: Nominations Announced Sunday, January 15, 2012: Awards Ceremony 2012 British Academy of Film and Television Awards Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Nominations Announced Sunday, February 12, 2012: BAFTA Awards Ceremony thanks to filmmisery for keeping track and linking back to Awards Daily for the Oscar dates, reposted after the cut.

Cannes 2011: Sleeping Beauty, poster

Cannes 2011: Sleeping Beauty, poster

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Full-size after the cut. (thanks to Glenn at StalePopcorn)

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, trailer

Transformers: Dark of the Moon, trailer

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(thanks PaulH)

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Award Winners

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Award Winners

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We usually simply lists of awards winner down to the most essential info, so it can be scanned at a glance. But since so many of the titles and filmmakers at Tribeca might be unfamiliar to most of us, the official press release is great for providing basic background details about the best films at the festival. (Thanks to Brian for forwarding). World NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES: The jurors for the…

Annie Leibovitz's Disney Dream Portraits for Pirates

Annie Leibovitz's Disney Dream Portraits for Pirates

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Via DisneyParks where you can see these in high-res, a “two-part layout in May issues of O ‚Äì The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, InStyle and People, Johnny Depp appears as Captain Jack Sparrow joined by his friend, the legendary performer, writer and artist, Patti Smith as the Second Pirate in Command.”