Month: July 2012

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(Press Release) Beverly Hills, CA – Producer Hawk Koch was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight (July 31) by the organization’s Board of Governors. This will be his first term in the office. Koch, ...

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The BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD soundtrack, scored by director Benh Zeitlin and composer Dan Romer, is now available on iTunes. Experience the music that critics are calling “a superbly evocative musical score” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “familiar, even though you ...

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from @TDKRMovieUK #TDKR hasn’t quite reached cinemas yet, but it has hit the streets of Madrid with this incredible street art. (via @Loop1e)

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“A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.” (thanks Jon Pace)

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UPDATE: The Master has now been added to the TIFF lineup as well. Whether Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master would go to Venice or not seemed to be in dispute over the past few days but now it looks like ...

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Peter Jackson just posted this letter to his Facebook fan page: It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently ...

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Moonrise Kingdom won five kudos, including best picture, ensemble and original screenplay, while Prometheus took supporting actor and a slew of tech honors, in the AD Forum awards for the first half of 2012. Best director went to Nuri Bilge ...

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You can listen to a sample here, and download the 8 1/2 -minute elegy for a donation of 10 cents to $2500. All proceeds go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, for the families and friends they left behind. (via ...

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Matthew McConaughey is having a very good year. He jacked Magic Mike’s heat even hotter with a tight showstopping supporting role. Appears alongside Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron in The Paperboy for Lee Daniels. (Lets be lenient count that as ...

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– It’s a planet in the far future with two suns. – Who plays the sons? – No, suns. Large solar disks.

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The Queen isn’t in this one. Because she came to her royal senses.

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Danny Boyle explains the concept of the Olympics Opening Ceremony in his introduction on the official programme, via Riz Ahmed on Twitter. Come share your feelings about tonight’s spectacle. Full page after the cut.

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The Weinstein Co. will release the eagerly anticipated Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master on September 14, making it potentially a pic that might show up at Telluride. It won’t open at Fantastic Fest nor Toronto.  The Master, if it ...

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Over at EW, Dave Karger has put together a nice list of ten titles he’ll be watching for Oscar this September.  The festival that happens between then and now is Telluride, where many of the cream of the crop tend ...

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When a tragedy hits, everyone scrambles around to find a reason. It’s uniquely and sweetly in our nature to do this. Our big brains cannot comprehend the chaos and madness that occurs in our world on a daily basis so ...

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Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, continuing their ongoing bombardment of the Obama administration (wasting endless amounts of time and money doing so), sued the CIA and the Department of Defense to force them into showing how much access was ...

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50 world premieres among the films scheduled for Venice this year — but despite earlier reports, the official lineup does not include Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. OPENING FILM (OUT-OF-COMPETITION) “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Mira Nair (U.S.,Qatar) COMPETITION “To The Wonder,” ...
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Everything is connected. (Thanks Mikhail) Review of David Mitchell’s novel from The Washington Post: Marx warned us that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. British novelist David Mitchell suggests a few more iterations: grade-B pulp thriller, creepy ...

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