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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 is presumed to be hiding […]

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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 ...

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Defiance, the Ed Zwick Holocaust movie, has a new teaser poster out. Plot is described: Three Jewish brothers (Craig, Schreiber and Bell) escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in ...

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Kung Fu Panda could be recognized come Oscar time for its lovely score. Violinist Karen Han does great work here and it just so happens that it’s become available for your listening pleasure on YouTube. Have a listen: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJKheeDP2i4[/youtube]

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Manohla Dargis on Werner Herzog’s new doc: Few filmmakers make the end of days seem as hauntingly beautiful as Werner Herzog does, or as inexorable. In his documentary ‚ÄúEncounters at the End of the World,‚Äù this professional madman and restlessly curious filmmaker travels to the blinding white of the Antarctic, ...

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Polanski: Wanted and Desired is a rich and intriguing experience, from the archival footage of the post-Manson murders Polanski as well as images and interviews recalling the trial itself. The film doesn’t take sides so much as present a part of the story rarely discussed in the many years after ...

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What do Xavier Cugat, Donald Duck, Carmen Miranda, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Jerry Seinfeld, Viagra & WALL‚Ä¢E have in common? Ol?©! They all love to Samba! Xavier Cugat (1942) Donald Duck (1942, about a minute in) Carmen Miranda (1943) Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) Gal Costa (c. 1990) Visa Check Card (c. 2006) ...

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Though he wrote Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters¬†Inc., Finding Nemo and WALL‚Ä¢E, Pixar’s Andrew Stanton may not have quite the household name recognition Brad Bird has achieved. On the verge of raising Stanton’s banner tonight, I was in the middle of putting this post together when Buddy beat me ...

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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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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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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