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Don Mischer to Direct 85th Academy Awards Telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Don Mischer will direct the 85th Academy Awards telecast, telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This marks the continuation of Don Mischer Productions’ multi-faceted relationship with the Academy, which includes producing the Oscars® red carpet pre-show and producing the annual Governors Awards. “For ...

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London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

London, Wednesday 5 September: The programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express launched today under the new creative leadership of BFI’s Head of Exhibition and Festival Director, Clare Stewart, bringing a rich and diverse programme of international films and events from both established and ...

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Michael Clarke Duncan: 1957 – 2012

(LATimes) Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama “The Green Mile,” died Monday. He was 54. Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai ...

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Germany’s Oscar hopeful: Barbara

Germany’s official 2013 Foreign Language Film submission, directed by Christian Petzold, summarized by Alt Film Guide. Starring Nina Hoss, the political/romantic drama Barbara earned Petzold the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Barbara received seven nominations for the Lolas, the German Academy Awards, eventually ...

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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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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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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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