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September 2011

New Images from Dragon Tattoo in Empire

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First Showing first, then The Film Stage, these images emerged.  2011′s Prince of Darkness, David Fincher, whose film has to be the year’s most anticipated.  Dark and dirty.  Loving it. [nggallery id=3]  

Charlie Kaufman's New Project – Online Film Bloggers

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Sooner or later someone had to do it.  It might as well be Charlie Kaufman.  He doesn’t really explain what his next project will be but it sounds like he’s ready to start ruminating on the craziness here online – why we’re all here: ‘If I look at some of the things in the script that I’m about to embark on, I’d have to say I don’t really have any…

Moneyball, Ides Chase the Zeitgeist

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Mallory McDuff at the Huffington Post draws an interesting parallel between Moneyball, the Wall Street protests and the Republicans protesting President’s Obama’s call to have the very rich pay their fair share of taxes: The game of baseball, as depicted in “Moneyball” is about statistics; our current national pastime of political wrangling about taxation is about math, as Obama reminded us from the Rose Garden. But the movie — and…

New Pix of Michelle Williams as Monroe

New Pix of Michelle Williams as Monroe

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Little by little we’re getting more of Williams done up like Monroe. It’s impossible to capture what Marilyn had. There was never anyone like her and there never will be anyone like her. She had so many things going on at once. She didn’t need the plastic surgery she got to make her face even more perfect. She wore false eyelashes and dyed her hair white. But none of those…

The Artist Poised to Take Best Picture, Streep Actress?

The Artist Poised to Take Best Picture, Streep Actress?

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So, I can’t really let this go by unnoticed.  I just have to say it because no one else really is.   No one is talking about the possibility, the serious possibility, that The Artist could not only be nominated for Best Picture but could WIN.  The strange thing about The Artist is that it has everything a stealthy Best Picture winner needs — it’s the movie everybody loves and…

Talking Melissa McCarthy and Best Supporting Actress

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Thelma Adams is assembling a few of us women Oscar peeps for an ongoing discussion of the Oscar race.   This is my favorite one of the bunch so far because the thing about Thelma Adams and Susan Wlosczcyna, Kim Voynar and Anne Thompson is that they’re funny.  So they make a great coffee klatch, just saying.  Here is a bit of it as we drill down McCarthy’s chance —…

The Trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Drops

The Trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Drops

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The new trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close just dropped – needless to say, it is as tear-inducing as the script I read. Meanwhile, Kris Tapley at In Contention was emailed about a test screening for Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close – as such, no one has seen it. What Tapley sensed from the exchange was that Von Sydow could finally be up for an Oscar win for his work…

Oh Hello Beautiful War Horse

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Breathtaking photos of the pretty thing.

The State of the Race: Darkness and Light

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[normally this column appears on Tuesdays, except for this week] When this year began with The Artist, and after I saw it at Cannes, my immediate thoughts about 2011 Oscar year to come was that we were done with the films that dwelled on the darker aspects of humanity, and that now we were ready for some light to flood back in.  This was pronounced last year when The King’s…

The Typewriter in the 21st Century Gets a Trailer, Needs Support

The Typewriter in the 21st Century Gets a Trailer, Needs Support

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A couple of filmmakers have been hard at work putting together a film on the typewriter and how it fits into our modern world.  Apparently there is a wave of support as younger people (re)discover the typewriter and all of its gloriousness.  I don’t think my daughter ever put her fingers on one and probably has no idea how cool they once were. Some writers still use them.  Sure, computers…