New York Film Festival will Open with Captain Phillips

Different film festivals change the direction of the Oscar race – Sundance, Cannes, Venice and now, the New York Film Festival has, in recent years, pushed a strong contender into the race.  This year, the New York Times reports that Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips,...
Posted On 29 Jul 2013

Two New Terrifying Gravity Clips

WB just released another clip from Gravity, which will open the Venice Film Fest. and thanks to therealmike for a 3rd clip, after the cut.
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

And the Stars of Fincher’s Gone Girl? Affleck and Pike

It really is genius casting…she’s technically younger but seems much older. Girlfriend’s going to have to get down and dirty for this one. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Rosamund Pike is going to get the lead opposite Ben Affleck for David...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Blue Jasmine – I Saw You Standing Alone…

The map of Woody’s New York tracked his own meandering transformation from outsider to insider. The finest of his east coast films rise as landmarks that climb ever higher on the city’s skyline marking his own ascent to Manhattan’s best addresses. He reached the peak...
Posted On 24 Jul 2013

Extended Clip from Gravity

This looks partly like the footage out of Comic-Con but it’s not the full six minutes. Either way, enjoy. Hat tip, Alex at First Showing.
Posted On 23 Jul 2013

Top Ten Most Promising Oscar Contenders at TIFF 2013

Of the lineup so far, it is easy to cherry pick the Oscar favorites. Herewith, AwardsDaily’s top ten of what seems most likely to go to the Big Show sight unseen (for most of them). 1. 12 Years a Slave – Picture, directing, acting, writing 2. The Fifth Estate –...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013

Toronto Opens with the Fifth Estate, Osage County, 12 Years to Preem

The lineup for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has just been announced – whether there will be any crossover for Telluride or not is still a mystery. However, last year Argo did well at both fests, but Silver Linings Playbook really got its start at Toronto. It...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013

The Butler Gets new Title and Poster

The Butler will now be called Lee Daniels’ The Butler, kind of like Precious Based on the Novel Push by Saffire. We’ll still call it The Butler, however.  It was a good controversy to bring awareness to the film so now we can get back to business.
Posted On 22 Jul 2013

Gravity – Weightless, Full of Life

One of the most anticipated films this year has to be Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which became part of the unending hype machine that is Comic-Con over the weekend. The film’s star, Sandra Bullock, came out to Hall H for the first time, along with Alfonso Cuaron and the...
Posted On 22 Jul 2013