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Toronto Must-Sees

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Nancy Kriparos will be covering Toronto for Awards Daily in the coming weeks. She asked me which films I was most interested in seeing and/or having her cover. Toronto can be an unwieldy beast. I think it’s important to always remind you, and myself, that it is not the one-stop shopping for Oscar that many people wrongly assume it is. In fact, a film can get better traction at fests…


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French poster for Tangled

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Truly lovely French poster for Disney’s Tangled, via Coming Soon. The color palette alone puts this poster among the prettiest of the year. View full-sized after the cut.


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Rooster Cogburn, card-carrying Socialist agitator?

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We featured this first look at True Grit a few days ago, but if you missed the subliminal communist propaganda then you just weren’t looking close enough. AmericanThinker thinks something stinks: One of the interesting decisions that was made during the filming of ‚ÄòTrue Grit’ was the placement of Rooster Cogburn’s famous eye patch. In the original film John Wayne wore the eye patch over his left eye which allowed…


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Rounding Out the Pre-Season Picks

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Indiewire’s Peter Knegt takes a look back at the last few months and rolls the dice. ¬†His conclusion? [quote]A few things that are looking quite certain as summer turns to fall: -Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo will receive acting nominations for ‚ÄúThe Kids Are All Right.‚Äù -‚ÄúThe Kids Are All Right‚Äù will also be nominated for best original screenplay. -‚ÄúInside Job‚Äù will be nominated for, and likely win, best documentary…


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Springsteen to Re-Release Darkness in Time for Documentary

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Bruce Springsteen – “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’” Sneak Peek from Columbia Records on Vimeo. The Toronto Film Festival goers will get a look at the Springsteen doc in a few weeks. On November 16, Bruce and the E. Street Band will release the long-awaited boxed set from the Darkness on the Edge of Town era. Songs include, “Someday (We’ll Be Together),” “The Brokenhearted,”…


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From Reelz via The Playlist


Peter Weir’s The Way Back secures December qualifying slot

Peter Weir’s The Way Back secures December qualifying slot

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Producer Joni Levin says Peter Weir’s The Way Back will screen in select theaters this December in time for an Oscar-qualifying run. The film is scheduled for wide release on January 21. The Playlist nabs a screen-grab of her Facebook update:


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Jean-Luc Godard unaware of Oscar; Kevin Brownlow bewildered by urgent news

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The Academy Board of Governors doesn’t think the Honorary Oscars are worth 15 minutes of our time on Oscar night. But the THR wants to milk the suspense from trivial secretarial details surrounding the dinner invitations. The announcement was made yesterday that Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Jean-Luc Godard and Kevin Brownlow will be the recipients of this year’s special tributes to be handed out at an undisclosed location on…


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The DGA Set Dates for the 2010, 2011 Season

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The DGA sends out ballots on November 30. What names do you think might pop up there? At some point in the next several weeks, there will be a solid five emerging. Maybe only four will emerge strong and a fifth will be a surprise. What is always amazing to me is how it all solidifies fairly quickly. With ten Best Picture nominees, the attention shifts somewhat to the director…


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Academy Board of Governors honors Brownlow, Coppola, Godard & Wallach

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Via press release: Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy‚Äôs 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13,…

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...