Month: July 2011

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Jeff Wells went down the Best Picture rabbit hole, riffing on Guy Lodge’s piece at In Contention. The movies Guy has chosen as the best bets — he stipulates that this is mostly just for fun — are: The Artist ...

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden assassination film has been strategically positioned for next year’s Oscars — a slot, incidentally, that could help tilt some influence in the 2012 presidential elections. When bin Laden was killed, Boal and Bigelow were well along ...

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fascinating, scatterbrained, erudite, sophisticated Parts II & III after the cut. (via @filmdrblog’s FilmDrBlog)

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via CinEuropa (Thanks Joao!) Venice 2011  Competition The Ides Of March – George Clooney (US) [opening film] Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Tomas Alfredson (UK, Germany) Wuthering Heights – Andrea Arnold (UK) Texas Killing Fields – Ami Canaan Maan (US) ...

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The great Polly Platt has finally succumbed to the ravages of ALS and died, reports Nikki Finke. Platt leaves a legacy of great work behind her, most notably her recent partnership with Jim Brooks, but also her work with Peter ...

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A 50-50 proposition we can all get behind. Could the man behind the man be the man behind the curtain? Check out 8 new stills after the cut. UPDATE: full-size portrait format US poster added. (thanks Monica!)

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Relativity Media’s Machine Gun Preacher just sent out a first look pic – which by now has hit every website known to man.  But the web is so hungry for any real news of movies that don’t involve super hero ...

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Riding high off of last year’s The King’s Speech, which became the first movie in a while to do Toronto before Oscar and still win (although it followed the similar pattern of Slumdog Millionaire which snowballed from Telluride, to Toronto, ...

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Peter Knegt over at Indiewire tips Variety’s article about what might show up. Knegt widdles it down to a list for us. Here is part of it: Below is the full list of films the article notes (not listed is ...

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes is looking pretty damned good.

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Leave it to George Clooney to tell it like it is — they all know it’s dirty business, Oscar campaigning.  They all probably hate doing it.  But they know they have to do it.  It’s all about the business of ...

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Bill Condon, who made the trek to Comic-Con, spoke to Hero Complex’s Geoff Boucher about the franchise and how it might go in a slightly different direction: “Once we decided that we didn’t want to show the wedding dress and ...

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Awards Daily has no virus but google has yet to update its site.  We’ve gotten rid of all of the bad files and have moved our server.  Please be patient as we move stuff over.  Podcasts won’t be working until ...

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Spotted: Werner Herzog holding court with a gaggle of Comic-Con beauties. What is he doing here? Just looking around. The NY Times’ story on Herzog Herzog: “I have never seen the collective dreams all in one place,” said Mr. Herzog, ...

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(thanks Drew!) View the new red-bad trailer for Drive after the cut.

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I’ve been doing this website long enough that I remember the Almost Famous year.  The movie got so close to getting a Best Picture nomination yet didn’t make it in the end.  So many critics and film writers loved it ...

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(thanks amy!)

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