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Trailer for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

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Thanks to Bryce, who advises us not to watch the trailer at all. Teaser poster after the cut.


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Critics over the moon for Under the Skin

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First, a question: Who’s Twice as Hot as Scarlett Johansson? Answer: Scarlett Johansson and her twin brother Hunter. I wish I’d known Ms. Johansson had a twin brother on National Siblings Day. But none of you mooks ever told me, so now I have no real excuse for posting these photos. Do we even need an excuse? I suppose we could pad this out with some of the best reviews…


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Peter Jackson Changes Hobbit Finale to Battle of Five Armies

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Peter Jackson has opted out of calling the Hobbit finale The Hobbit: There and Back Again to Battle of Five Armies. Jackson said: “When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last…


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The Death of Net Neutrality…

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While you were all busy thinking about something else the FCC made the tragic (even if inevitable) decision to allow ISP providers, or content providers, who pay more to give speedier access to customers. That is really how they are describing it to people. So you might think, hey great! I can pay for faster download speeds for my streaming content. Here in America what we really want is to…


Robert Redford Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential Cover

Robert Redford Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential Cover

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Along with Ms. Beyonce. Click over to  JustJared to see the rest.


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Inarritu to direct DiCaprio’s next film: The Revenant

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in a survivalist revenge Western. The Revenant is the true story of Hugh Glass, a frontier fur trader who is left for dead by his companions after being mauled by a grizzly bear in 1820s Dakota territory. After surviving his injuries Glass sets out to wreak vengeance on the men who betrayed him. DiCaprio has been attached to this project since 2011 and…


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Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini in The Drop

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Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace star in The Drop, based on a tale by Dennis Lehane called “Animal Rescue” that appears in the short story collection Boston Noir. A couple of years ago Neil Burger was set to direct but then Michaël R. Roskam took the reins — the Belgian director of Bullhead and Carlo. The trailer lays out the plot pretty clearly so no need for a…


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Gillian Flynn Talks Gone Girl Adaptation on Reddit

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One of the coolest things David Fincher did on Gone Girl was keep Gillian Flynn on as screenwriter. Probably the powers that be wanted a dude. I don’t know, just a guess.  Here is what the talented Ms. Flynn had to say about the adaptation process: “I read tons of screenplays and watched a lot of movies. Since my director was David Fincher, I read all the screenplays and rewatched…


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Jessica Chastain Close to Playing Marilyn in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’

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What great news, if true. Chastain is really the perfect actress to embody Marilyn, both physically and otherwise. She exudes the same kind of champagne-like aura. Chastain, like Monroe, draws you in while able to reveal vulnerability at the same time. This versatile actress has really needed just the right role to show us what she can REALLY do and this just might be it. Andrew Dominik is exactly the…


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Oscar Archeology: Torch Song (1953)

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The Eternal Female – an unforgettable story of love, music, bullying, and racism, with the star of “Sudden Fear” and for the FIRST TIME you’ll see her in triumphant color by TECHNICOLOR! What else do you need to know?  In case you’re wondering who’s that leggy ebony lady in the preview photo above, “The star of Sudden Fear” is Joan Crawford. This was 8 years after Crawford won her Oscar for…

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...