Month: August 2012

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The Obama “documentary” has now earned a whopping $12 million.  It was made for roughly $1.5 million (with donations from conservative billionaires).  It has been clear from the Republican National Convention that they are pulling no punches. Their campaign, this ...

Matthew McConaughey emerged gaunt and thinned down for his work in The Dallas Buyer’s Club where he plays an electrician “diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and ends up saving his own life with a series of alternative medicines that he ...

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 ...
Telluride 2012 feat

THE ACT OF KILLING (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012) AMOUR (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012) AT ANY PRICE (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012) THE ATTACK (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012) BARBARA (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012) THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE ...

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Willie Nelson has, unbelievably, never won an Oscar in the Best Original Song category and in fact has only been nominated once for his song On the Road Again for Honeysuckle Rose. It’s actually rather shocking, this news. The Huffington ...

Thanks, as always, to the diligent crew at ONTD for posting this info, finding the original source on the Washingotn Post. A new clip featuring Amy Adams. Her interview with Letterman after the jump.

Helen Hunt seems to be doing a variation on her character in As Good as it Gets, which means Oscar will be all over it. They love nothing more than a kind, semi-downtrodden woman who is sexually free. It’s like ...
NAOMI WATTS and TOM HOLLAND star in 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 ...

Film School Rejects has dug up one of the first political ads ever filmed when voters had a choice between Republican William Taft and Democrat Woodrow Wilson in 1912. 1912, when the bankers supporting Taft were portrayed trying to buy ...

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.

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 ...

This Thursday, I will be flying out to Telluride for the first legit stop on the slow train to Oscar in this 2012/2013 season. The fest will run from Friday through Monday and I’ll be back by Tuesday. I will ...

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