Danny Boyle wants 127 Hours to challenge the audience

Danny Boyle wants 127 Hours to challenge the audience

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One of the best things about winning an Oscar is the new-found strategic power a filmmaker has at his disposal when he’s shooting from the hilltop. From that high ground stronghold, Danny Boyle took his certified prestige to leverage an unlikely project that might never have been green-lit without the fortified clout the Academy can confer. The advantage we got with the [Slumdog Millionaire] success we had was that you…


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Second Trailer for Love and Other Drugs

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Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here

Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here

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(thanks to Monica & Monkey)


Rooney Mara is Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara is Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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Rooney Mara will be ‚ÄúThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,‚Äù Columbia Pictures confirmed on Monday. Rooney nabbed the highly covered role of edgy hacker Lisbeth Salander in the American big screen adaptation of Stieg Larsson‚Äôs literary set, The Millenium Trilogy. The actress, who is up next in theaters in ‚ÄúThe Social Network,‚Äù alongside Justin Timberlake (and directed by David Fincher), reportedly beat out a field of contenders that, at one…


Eastwood’s Hereafter to Close NYFF

Eastwood’s Hereafter to Close NYFF

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The New York Film Fest will open with the Social Network and close with Hereafter, thus putting them front and center in the 2010 Oscar race. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours will close the London Film Fest, it was recently announced. From Indiewire: ‚ÄúHereafter‚Äù‚Äòs NYC premiere marks Eastwoods‚Äôs fourth visit to the New York Film Festival. Eastwood‚Äôs film, from a script by Peter Morgan (‚ÄúThe Queen‚Äù), tracks the lives of three…


Lovely set of stills from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

Lovely set of stills from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

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via ONTD. More after the cut.


Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

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George Lucas cranked up the cuteness quotient at the end of Return of the Jedi in order to sell more Ewok merchandise, says producer Gary Kurtz in this LATimes interview. “I could see where things were headed,‚Äù Kurtz said. ‚ÄúThe toy business began to drive the [Lucasfilm] empire. It‚Äôs a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It‚Äôs natural to make decisions that…


Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Trailer

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Trailer

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127 Hours on the Tyrone Rubin Film Show

127 Hours on the Tyrone Rubin Film Show

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Snagged from HE.  Nice to see some real footage.


Terrence Malick directs Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz

Terrence Malick directs Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz

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Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz will co-star in Terrence Malick’s next movie, scheduled to begin filming in Oklahoma in October. Details are sketchy but The Wrap did some digging: The project was announced at the Berlin Film Festival, where it was described as a “romantic drama” and a “powerful and moving love story.” Christian Bale, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko were announced as the initial cast members, but…

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