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.
Posted On 31 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 31 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 31 Aug 2012

March towards Fear and Hatred Continues Unabated

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...
Posted On 31 Aug 2012

Oscarwatch: Best Actor Matthew McConaughey

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 trundles into the country from...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

2012 Telluride Lineup Announced

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 (d. Ken Burns,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

Telluride 2012: Chris O’Dowd in The Sapphires, trailer

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 Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

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...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012