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Joaquin Phoenix and the Big Fake Out

| September 18, 2010 | Leave a comment

Casey Affleck now admits that his I’m Still Here documentary was all staged, even, he now admits, the Letterman appearance. Letterman was in the on the joke as well: In the interview Scheft reveals, “Dave knew about it and Dave loved it because he could play along. He could... (Read More)

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Toronto Festival Diary: Days 8 and 9

| September 18, 2010 | 19 Comments

Toronto Festival Diary: Days 8 and 9 The first film of day 8 was Blue Valentine.  Directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Ryan Gosling and Michele Williams, this film tells the story of a couple’s marriage at different stages of the relationship.  After becoming pregnant and having to give... (Read More)

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Javier Bardem is smokin’

| September 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

Congratulations to Javier Bardem on news that he’ll be a new daddy in 4 months. (That’s on top of already being imaginary daddy to many of us for the past several years). Penelope Cruz, 36, has now confirmed her pregnancy through her agent Antonio Rubial… Cruz wed fellow Spanish... (Read More)

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Shutter Island – Back in the Race?

| September 17, 2010 | 57 Comments

Thanks to reader Kevin for posting this link to Gold Derby talking about how Shutter Island is not out of the Best Pic race, thanks to a studio push: Don’t make the mistake of thinking “Shutter Island” is shut out of this Oscar race just because it’s no longer... (Read More)

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Woody Allen Never Watches His Own Movies

| September 17, 2010 | 15 Comments

From an interview with Allen in the NY Times when asked about trends in his later work compared to the past: No, it‚Äôs too hit or miss. There‚Äôs no rhyme or reason to anything that I do. It‚Äôs whatever seems right at the time. I‚Äôve never once in my... (Read More)

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TIFF Winding Down

| September 17, 2010 | 10 Comments

Big thanks to Nancy for doing such a nice job covering the Toronto Film Festival this year.¬† I always look forward to her coverage. Nice job, Nancy. The TIFF hasn’t really brought out any new Oscar contenders in a big way. As Ebert said on Twitter, the film with... (Read More)

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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)