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Mexpendables

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ok, this Mexican poster for The Expendables kicks so much diabolical design ass it almost makes the whole movie worth the waste. Is it campy enough to have framed on the wall just for the killer coolness the artist was able to wring out of it? Or can no amount of sly promotional salvaging ever offset the embarrassment? The full-size view after the cut throws the dilemma in our faces….


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Stephen Daldry to direct Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock?

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A few weeks ago, Sandra Bullock was seen leaving a meeting with Stephen Daldry with what looked like a script in her hands. Today it’s fairly certain that script was Eric Roth’s adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Variety says Bullock and Tom Hanks may be the director’s first choice to play the adult leads alongside a precocious kid facing a world of tragedy and post-traumatic stress just after…


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Brighton Rock, poster parallels

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Thanks to Hunter for noting the poster for Rowan Joffe’s remake of Graham Greene’s 1947 noir classic, released in the US as Young Scarface. Sam Riley takes on the role of Pinkie Brown (originated by Richard Attenborough) a small-town hooligan who goes nutters after he marries a naive waitress to keep her from wrecking his alibi for a murder rap. Helen Mirren and John Hurt star as kindly couple who…


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The Illusionist, video review

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Grisly graphics for Toronto After Dark Film Festival

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Making the rounds this weekend is the poster to promote Toronto After Dark featuring the sticky friendship from guess which movie? Full-size after the cut.


Most Anticipated Films of Oscar Season 2010

Most Anticipated Films of Oscar Season 2010

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With the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals looming on the calendar, dozens of the year’s best films will tumble out of the pipeline over the next 4 months. We know enough about most of these to make educated guesses about their chances, and most of us have already assembled mental lists of the titles we’re most eager to see. Let’s put our collective lists together to see which Oscar hopefuls…


Travers tweets ravelette* for The Social Network

Travers tweets ravelette* for The Social Network

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Peter Travers, via twitter: “David Fincher‚Äôs Social Network is the 1st film I’ve given **** in 2010. It‚Äôs the movie of the year that also brilliantly defines the decade.” (Travers ranks 5th in the unscientific poll we conducted last week, teasing out the top critics to find the “10 Most Influential.”) *ravelette is to rave as novelette is to novel. I’m claiming coinage rights.


The Google Movie – The Trojan Horse That Owns You

The Google Movie – The Trojan Horse That Owns You

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Deadline reports that the Google Movie, as it will be known from here on out, is being brewed about the rise to power from the dorm rooms at Stanford. ¬†The players: Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page: They founded Google on principles like “You can make money without doing evil” and “You can be serious without a suit.” London said the movie will focus on how they tried to…


15 Scientific Acheivements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

15 Scientific Acheivements in Competition for 83rd Academy Awards

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Like we’ve been saying for months, Qube is a lock and OBQ/DOALL is so overdue. Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The committee has selected the following methods or devices for further consideration:


Another Year Trailer

Another Year Trailer

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The Guardian posted a world exclusive for the trailer for Another Year. You can watch the high quality version over there. Here is a somewhat lower quality version that just hit YouTube: Another Year was easily the best and most memorable film I saw out of Cannes.¬† It resonates still after all of these months. The astonishing performance of Lesley Manville is one to keep an eye on, particularly with…

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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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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: