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Red-Band trailer for Seven Psychopaths

I’m not sure if this dirtier edit of the Seven Psychopaths trailer is that much better than the one we’ve seen before. But it’s funnier just because of the funniness inherent in hearing the F-word fervently spouted off.

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New Poster for Killing Them Softly gets flagged

Just try to walk away from political subtext in movies this year. Good luck. From Sasha’s Cannes review we know Killing Them Softly is layered with sinister insinuations about the American Dream> Very cool how the marketing soaks the artwork in hints without hammering too hard. See this star-splattered banner ...

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Andrew O’Hehir blasts Dinesh D’Souza

One more politically oriented post and then we’ll turn away, ok? Hard to argue that politics doesn’t have a place on a movie site when America’s most revered Oscar-winning movie legends are doing prop comedy endorsements, conventions are stage-managed by Hollywood producers, and movies like 2016: Obama’s America somehow exist. ...

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New Rules for 85th Oscars

From the press release: The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved additional rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most significant changes affect the Original Song category, in which there will now be five nominees. During the nominations process, all voting members ...

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Telluride 2012: Michael Shannon in The Iceman, trailer

As Sasha takes off to Telluride and we wait for official announcement of the festival’s full slate, The Iceman trailer arrives to help us chill. “The Iceman” is the electrifying true story of Richard Kuklinski (Shannon), a notorious mob contract killer and loving family man. He earned his nickname by ...

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TIFF trailer: Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep

Robert Redford directs and stars in “a thriller centered on a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.” Fantastic cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick , Brit Marling, ...

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Naomi Watts, Best Shot for The Impossible


Kris Tapley, who has seen The Impossible, said he walked away thinking Naomi Watts had the best chance in the film for a nod. This is hard to believe, looking at the film’s trailer, because it gives the definite impression that Ewan McGregor turns himself inside and out for this. ...

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The Avengers, alternate opening scene

To whet our appetites for the DVD/Blu-ray editions of The Avengers coming September 25, Disney and Marvel have given us a taste of the special features by releasing a deleted scene that would’ve have served as alternate prologue.

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US Presidents Are Popular

This season we have two of the nation’s most beloved Presidents hitting the big screen. First, Daniel Day-Lewis as the brilliant and beloved, gone too soon President Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Lincoln, then Bill Murray as a President so beloved he served 16 years in the White House, Franklin ...

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