THE BRIEF

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Guy Lodge at Incontention wonders if Dennis Lehane is the new Jane Austen? Scott Feinberg at And the Winner Is is in Los Angeles meeting with all of the top publicists about all of their Oscar prospects this year and one told him to keep it on the downlow, buddy. Gee, I wonder why? I […]

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Cinemablend provides this lovely new image. Yahoo Movies has posted a new little bit about the making of Wall-E and introduces some of the main character robots in the film.

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Legendary special effects wizard and make-up artist Stan Winston died today at the age of 62. Winston studied painting and sculpture at the University of Virginia, went on to win 4 Oscars (Aliens, Jurassic Park, and two for Terminator 2: Judgement Day), and was nominated nine times. He first gained ...

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It’s a common refrain by women targeting other women — who does she think she is? It’s a tribal thing. And now, Katherine Heigl is being told to shut it by NY Mag (thanks for the link, ONTD). What this shows is that Heigl may have passed into David Caruso ...

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The Tonys proved last night that women can direct too and win for it. In a move that hasn’t yet been mirrored by the film industry, August: Osage County took the top prizes. This wasn’t much of a surprise, apparently. The Money Times wrote: The Tonys proved last night that ...

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I know, the Tony Awards. We should have announced them. I try to be interested in the Tony Awards. I try. But being as how I don’t regularly attend NY Theater the Tonys are always a bit of a mystery to me in all ways. However, Entertainment Weekly was on ...

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JustJared has photos of Leo DiCaprio in Shutter Island and photos of Michelle Williams and Emily Mortimer, directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a “Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and ...

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We already know this but might as well make it official: James McAvoy has denied claims that he will play Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit films. The actor was reported to be among the frontrunners to play the lead role in the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The ...

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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys directs this movie that follows the hottest high school b-ball players on the road to success in Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCn0SrfOp3E[/youtube] Variety reported back in May that Yauch has formed Oscilloscope Pictures, or O-Scope, and they’ll be releasing Flow: For the Love ...

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So, Slashfilm sees Wall-E and writes: I can’t yet begin to tell you what II thought of Pixar’s WALL-E. Unfortunately I am embargoed against telling you exactly how much I loved the film. Disney is ramping up their marketing, and has released a bunch of videos that are worth checking ...

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Esteemed AD reader and incorrigible commenter RRA wondered why we’ve given scant attention to The Incredible Hulk and offered to fill a few column inches with his own unique take on the film. Here’s his personal perspective on a movie that may not be Oscar-bait but as solid entertainment is ...

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ONTD has posted some photos originally posted on The Socialitelife of the filming of The Soloist with Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx. It’s based on the LA Times writer Steve Lopez’ book, The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music. It is, of ...

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He flirted with Oscar but never wholly embraced the way the industry, and probably he himself, thought he deserved. The icon who had one eye on the mirror as he watched himself walk by was known for so many things. A pretty boy who got serious fairly quickly and who ...

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Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art awards honored the No Country team with “best campaign of the year” The best-campaign award recognizes the collective creative materials to promote the film as well as the overall marketing strategy developed for its launch. A panel of experts that included filmmakers David Fincher and Kevin ...

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Nat over at the Film Experience has put up a prelim predictions article. Early ones are usually a good spot check to see what people were thinking before the season starts. This is how we ran into trouble with several films over the years, like Munich or Road to Perdition ...

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Perhaps it was the zig-zagging with this guy and that guy, breaking up a marriage and who knows what else but Katherine Heigl, eager to make the leap to film, has removed her name from Emmy consideration from Grey’s Anatomy. If I’m reading this right, Grey’s has only had one ...

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Yahoo Movies has the pretty trailer of the war epic. YouTube has it but it’s somewhat distorted. Not recommended.

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Kim Masters reported recently that there was some controversy surrounding the ending of Polanski: Wanted and Desired that caused a shake though not a stir. The film, which will be released in theaters July 11th (even though it already played on HBO but for those who don’t have HBO), is ...

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A little site called pdfscreenplays.net had a copy of Indy 4 (the original, supposedly, Frank Darabont version which was, supposedly, a WHOLE LOT BETTA than the George Lucas version) but their hosting company got hit in the face with some big-ass legal balls and now the site offers up this ...

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It turns out that Wall-E is far more marketable than last year’s beloved rat. The potential for Wall-E coin was laid out at the Licensing Show Expo, as Variety reports: Mouse House is banking big on ‚ÄúWall-E‚Äù toys and other merchandise to generate some $30 billion in retail coin this ...

The State of the Race

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)

When this website first began its grand experiment of cracking the code of why some films make it into the Oscar race and why other films don’t, there were three major ...
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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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From Sasha’s review of Youth at Cannes in May: Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I ...
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