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April 3, 2013

Jeremy Irons tries to sound smart without a script written by someone smarter than he is

Jeremy Irons tries to sound smart without a script written by someone smarter than he is

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  As a teenager Jeremy Irons learned to train his voice so he could fake sounding sophisticated. It’s a convincing act as long as he sticks to saying words written by screenwriters a lot less ignorant than he is. With his usual impressive diction, the Oscar-winning actor said today he worries that marriage equality will lead to father-son marriages and then a lot more somber nonsense dribbled out of his…

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Trailer: Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives

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  Ryan Gosling in the red band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives.

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 1928 – 2013

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Merchant Ivory and Oscar-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died at 85 years old. It truly is the end of the era, reports USA Today’s Susan Wloszczyna: There was Merchant. There was Ivory. But the producer-director team whose names were synonymous with a style of genteel literary-based British period piece that reached its class-conscious pinnacle with 1986′s A Room With a View and 1992′s Howards End would not have existed…

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Quote of the Day: Robert Towne

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“As with wines, there are vintage years for films because of their significance. It’s true of ’39, ’40, ’46 and ’74 … Whatever the quality that history decides, the consistent level of ambition was higher in the ’70s… Filmmakers thought people would see movies more relevant to their lives and problems than today. Their assumption was that their taste was similar to that of the audience.” – Robert Towne, Los…

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Trailer: The English Teacher

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  Two days ago we got our first look at the poster The English Teacher and today with the trailer we get to see Julianne Moore in action.

Trailer: Greetings from Tim Buckley

Trailer: Greetings from Tim Buckley

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One of two Jeff Buckley projects – for this one, written and directed by Daniel Algrant, Penn Badgley stars as Jeff Buckly – rock star extraordinaire who died way too young. If you aren’t familiar with Jeff Buckley’s work, I suggest you start with: