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(click for adorable dimples) This new poster is cute and those dimples are priceless, but the original one-sheet is still one of my favorites of 2009. Fox Searchlight + saffron yellow has added up to Oscar gold more than once. As several readers have noted, (500) Days of Summer is currently enjoying that rare phase […]

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Merci to Alex at First Showing for this portable prêt-à-porter preview.

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Wired says Variety says so. Earlier Friday, it had been reported that Reynolds, Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake had made the final cut as Warner Bros. prepared to cast the lead in its DC Comics-based Green Lantern movie. Screen tests were reviewed by studio execs and director Martin Campbell, who ...

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(click to view the full-size poster child) Sophomoric… And not just high school sophomoric. Recycling the only good quip from the trailer as the tag line on the poster. Always a good omen.

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Vassüp! No amount of twirling spin can explain away the fact that Brüno has landed on his butt in a critical zone as yellow as his lederhosen. Not surprising that a movie that was polarizing from the moment we first heard about it would score some reviews as low as ...

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Can we really wait until 2010 to see it? Well, yes. We’ll have to wait for Ricky Gervais’ and Stephen Merchant’s Cemetery Junction. Oscars optional. Although with ten nominees for Best Pic perhaps it’s time someone bent over backwards to reward Gervais for something in film. The whole thing reminds ...

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Heard about this yesterday from Frank J Avella at New York Cool, and today another trusted advocate, Alex Billington at First Showing, has the trailer. Variety’s Todd McCarthy, as quoted in the trailer: Absorbing… Accomplished. More than enough dark turns and unsettling moods to justify the comparison to Melville’s Army ...

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We featured a series of these Penelope portraits back in March, and now HitFix has this supersized sample suitable for framing.

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(Cagel Cartoons) I’m on Michael Moore’s mailing list (you can be too), so I never miss any of his newsletters. For a sample of what we might expect in October from Capitalism: A Love Story, here are two extended excerpts from his two most recent letters. The first identifies Bernie ...

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Michael Moore’s doc will be released October 2. Paramount Vantage is handling the distribution. Moore’s movie is about: the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world. From the press release – On why he chose to make ...

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I know, I know, 2 trailers in a row. But two good ones, for a change.

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Now with deadly aerosol inhalants, secret agendas, and extra robots. (Thanks to George.)

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Putting the boi in boisterous, Frank J. Avella at New York Cool has seen Brüno, and I get the feeling he enjoyed it: Bruno is one of the funniest films of the decade. How dare I make such a bold statement? Am I just looking to be quoted? Actually, I’ll ...

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As The Hurt Locker roll-out expands from a handful of theaters to several major cities across the country this weekend, two new one-sheets arrive to help it enter the mainstream. No, they’re nowhere near as graphically dynamic as the first teaser posters earlier this year. (after the cut) And yes, ...

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Heads up for any Br√ºno fans on the West Coast. Sacha Baron Cohen just delivered a really entertaining guest segment on The Late Show with David Letterman. Appearing as himself — not in character — his intelligence and sophistication were really refreshing. I’ll post clips as soon as they come ...

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Is The Wrestler scribe Robert D. Siegel the heir to Paddy Chayefsky’s loser/hero legacy? Comedian Patton Oswalt the next Ernest Borgnine? Big Fan a modern-day Marty? This trailer stopped being what I thought it was going to be after about 15 seconds. Thanks to Jon Pace and George for bringing ...

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Alright, I surrender. Despite a few polite requests for the Jennifer’s Body trailer, I wasn’t planning to give it any play here — because it’s not going to win any awards except Razzies. But if Indie maven Andrew O’Hehir is going to try to churn up page hits with a ...

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Vapors curl in a murky veil to shroud the face of Scrooge in this ghoulish German poster. The Chinese version after the cut diffuses the wispy effect, but it gives us hope that the ethereal theme will be carried across the campaign worldwide.

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The Hurt Locker opened in 4 theaters on June 26th, and expanded to 9 screens nationwide on July 3rd. If that rollout is a liittle too suspenseful for you — if you live someplace where “limited release” means “you’ll be seeing this on DVD” — then here’s a chance for ...

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These have been around for a couple of days, but they represent some of the most striking work from the Inglourious Basterds saturation campaign so we’d be remiss not to feature them. For me the individual banners are more effective than the cluttered human pyramid arrangement of the Italian poster ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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Netflix has released the trailer for Beasts Of No Nation, and so their Oscar campaign begins. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation is based on the book by ...
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