Month: October 2012

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Micah J Gordon at Moviefanatic has made an interesting attempt to match recurring patterns in each of the six storylines and slot 18 of the characters into 3 sets of archetypes. Ordinarily I’d resist efforts to reduce the movie’s formula ...
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Back in the 1970s, women bought fat juicy novels to take with them to the beach. Those were the days of Jackie Suzanne. Because I was a kid then I remember so many of these books floating around and my ...
Director Kathryn Bigelow holds her DGA Feature Film Award that she won for her work on the film "The Hurt Locker" at the 62nd annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 30, 2010. Bigelow became the first woman to win the best director award from the Directors Guild of America on Saturday with her Iraq war thriller "The Hurt Locker," a film gathering awards momentum ahead of the Oscars.     UPI/Jim Ruymen. (Newscom TagID: upiphotos989371)     [Photo via Newscom]

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A major crutch has been pulled out from under Oscar voters this year and that’s their reliance on the DGA and the PGA.  For now we’ll focus on how the DGA’s date change could affect the Best Director nominations, expanding ...
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“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” — William Faulkner We’re always in a rush to judgment about movies: hit/flop, success/failure, best ...

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Improvise, adapt, overcome. So the news broke a while ago that George Lucas had sold LucasFilm to Disney to “let Hooper take a turn.” So now Disney will start making the new movies, etc. Twitter had a total meltdown over ...

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Jeff Wells over at Hollywood-Elsewhere.com dragged out an old interview with the Central Park Jogger and Oprah in order to prove his point, that he’s been making since Telluride, that the jogger is somehow at fault for choosing to jog ...

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Is this clip spoilery? I can’t say, because I’m not sure I want to find out. Some brave soul want to check it out and see if it’s safe for us? The song is ‘Becomes The Color’ featuring Emily Wells. ...

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Since the awards stuff has to get out there early, like really really early, and Les Miz doesn’t start screening until the end of November, the tech stuff has to get out there before the movie does. From the looks ...

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On this week’s episode Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I discuss Best Picture – Argo is very much in the lead right now but still has some competition. Best Actress – can Jennifer Lawrence pull this thing out? Halloween movies ...

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Every time one of these erupts God punches a kitten in the face.  I suspect it will be similar to the LA Times, the New York Times and various other sites that cover Oscar news.  So, get ready Oscar watchers. ...

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The early talk after a test screening in New York that Lincoln would not be full of sweeping battle scenes depicting the Civil War worried some. They did the math in their head: Spielberg + Lincoln + Civil War = ...

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On this week’s episode Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I discuss Best Picture – Argo is very much in the lead right now but still has some competition. Best Actress – can Jennifer Lawrence pull this thing out? Halloween movies ...

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Argo isn’t just a Best Picture frontrunner amid the Oscar pundit circles; it is that rare word of mouth film that people “out there in the world” are talking about. Why, because it delivers in so many different ways. It ...

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Richard Gere, with his slick silver hair and squinty blue eyes, just turned 63 this past August. A stinging reminder that not only does time go by in the blink of an eye but also that this underrated American actor ...

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Collaborators. More about the film after the cut — video from Sundance.

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What could Hitchcock be saying?

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One of the few critics who seems willing to give himself over to its fearless exuberant head-tripping labyrinth, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir says “Cloud Atlas is a flawed and potentially ridiculous work and I loved it, and can’t wait to see ...

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Directed by Dustin Hoffman, Written by Ronald Harwood.

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