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Gone Girl to Open the New York Film Festival

| July 16, 2014 | 26 Comments

Variety is reporting that David Fincher’s highly-anticipated thriller Gone Girl will open the New York Film Festival on September 26.  By this time, Telluride will have happened and the picture for Best Picture will be a little more clear.  Gone Girl is based on the bestselling (still bestselling) novel... (Read More)

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Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash clip

| July 12, 2014 | 8 Comments

Todd McCarthy, THR: “Anyone who’s ever had a high school or college teacher make it a point to manipulate or mess with students’ lives will no doubt have relatable, and possibly painful, memories revived by this vivid portrait of a music school at which the program, run by its... (Read More)

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Two Masterful Shots from Gone Girl

| July 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

This first shot of Amy (Rosamund Pike) in her early years goes by in mere seconds in the trailer for Gone Girl. But I could tell it contained much context so I took a screen cap of it. Here, you see Amy with bad hair smiling. To the left... (Read More)

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Just Yul Brynner, 22 and nude

| July 11, 2014 | 8 Comments

Out of respect for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, I went goggling aeround to learn more about Yul Brynner who played Ramses in Cecil B DeMille’s epic 6 decades ago. Found out more than I bargained for. NSFW gallery after the jump.

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Birdman to Open Venice Film Festival

| July 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Jeff Wells is reporting that Birdman, or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance will open the Venice Film Festival on 8/25. Wells thinks that will take it then to Telluride and from thence to the Oscar race. Word on the street (according to Wells) is that Birdman is really really... (Read More)