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Nicole Kidman to Star in Sweet Bird of Youth

| September 17, 2010 | 13 Comments

The New York Times reports that Nicole Kidman will star in the Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth. Kidman is perfect for this, as she seems perfect to be play any of Williams’ female characters; she would make a great Maggie and a great Blanche, now especially. The... (Read More)

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The Town (not) Called Malice

| September 17, 2010 | 50 Comments

Imagine there’s no haters It isn’t hard to do… Imagine all the people Living life in peace Stop dreaming. But this week critics came closer to that mellow state of mind than we’ve seen since forever. When reviews for The Town started coming on strong a few days ago,... (Read More)

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Karger on Eckhart

| September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Nicole Kidman has a lot of support to earn a nod for Rabbit Hole, but EW’s Dave Karger says “a contender but not a slam dunk.” The one he wants you to keep an eye on is Aaron Eckhart: He shines in the film‚Äôs comedic and dramatic moments, showing... (Read More)

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Catfish Unfurls

| September 16, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unless you’ve been actively pursuing the plot, you’ve no doubt been aware of the lure of the documentary Catfish. They’ve been successful keeping the plot on the downlow and everyone who’s seen it always says the same thing: you’re better off seeing it knowing nothing.

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Lionsgate picks up Rabbit Hole

| September 16, 2010 | 29 Comments

Following its acquisition of The Conspirator yesterday, Deadline says Lionsgate is finalizing a deal to distribute Rabbit Hole. Redford’s film won’t be released until 2011, but John Cameron Mitchell is on the fast track. Lionsgate needed a horse to ride in the [Oscar] race and Rabbit Hole is it.... (Read More)

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Oscar Loves Boxing

| September 16, 2010 | 21 Comments

What is it about boxing movies that pulls in Oscar voters? I sent the question out to Twitter to see how many films about or featuring boxing that ended up doing well, Oscar-wise, by winning or receiving at least one nomination. There were more than I remembered. The biggest... (Read More)

The Nutcracker in 3D Trailer

| September 16, 2010 | 19 Comments

I don’t know why they have to call it The Nutcracker in 3D. Can’t it just be The Nutcracker? Anyway, kind of cute to see Elle Fanning in this and Somewhere else this year.

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Toronto Festival Diary: Day 7

| September 16, 2010 | 12 Comments

Toronto Festival Diary: Day 7 It was Helen Mirren Day at TIFF, with a screening of John Madden’s The Debt in the morning and a screening of Rowan Joffe’s Brighton Rock in the afternoon.   The Debt tells the story of three Mossad agents, who in 1965 capture a... (Read More)