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ONTD points us to the Mamma Mia trailer. Graphics could be better but who can beat the cast? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlYFEigf_yQ[/youtube]

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj1BlyOcmBs[/youtube] Though he was more successful with The English Patient, by far my favorite Anthony Minghella movie is Truly, Madly, Deeply – a film I consider to be the best and most true film about love and loss. It’s really about our inability to let go and the way we ...

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Holy crap. ONTD reports that Anthony Minghella, Oscar winning director for The English Patient, has died suddenly: British film director Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent has said. Minghella, whose films include Truly, Madly, Deeply and Cold Mountain, was chairman of the British Film Institute. ...

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  Faded Youth offered up a first look at Johnny Depp as John Dillinger in Public Enemies, which also stars Marion Cotillard and Christian Bale. IMDb has this listed as 2009 release. Michael Mann directs the mob drama about cleaning up the streets back in the 1930s. Depp plays John ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjkB-o4b_PI[/youtube] A fan puts together a Pfeiffer montage from Dangerous Liaisons Stephen Frears and Michelle Pfeiffer are reteaming for Cheri, based on Colette’s 1920’s novel, says the Hollywood Reporter’s Gregg Goldstein Ruper Friend will also star, along with Kathy Bates possibly. The last time Frears and Pfeiffer collaborated Pfeiffer was ...

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Oscar tends to pay more attention to those actors who gain weight for roles rather than those who lose extreme amounts of weight – surely someone would have noticed Christian Bale by now. Adrien Brody, Meryl Streep are two prominent examples of the opposite. Jared Leto, playing one of the ...

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Nat over The Film Experience takes issue with a recent NY Times article on Laura Linney: Is it just me or are the questions in this Dear(est) Abby article in the New York Times Magazine, prompted by Linney’s appearance in HBO’s John Adams miniseries, a little rude? But Linney handles ...

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Cinematical’s Jeffrey M. Anderson’s take on how AMPAS can fix the foreign language category: Okay. It’s time to get down to brass tacks. I’m going to get up on my soapbox and hope that the right Academy members read the column this week, because it’s time to re-do the rules ...

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A person is a person no matter how annoying.¬† Apparently, anti-abortion activists have glommed to Horton Hears a Who as a film that champions “life.” Slate’s Kim Masters on the case: It’s Fun To Have Fun: Your Hollywoodland correspondent attended the glamorous premiere of Horton Hears a Who! last Saturday ...

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Who but Awards Daily readers could do this better? Cinematical is asking for captions (looks like a Moviefone advertising tie-in) to this photo: I’d like to win this bike. Is that the His or the Hers? Maybe this is the Hers.

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Eli Roth wearing a Scorsese tee Slash Film has an ongoing series they call “cool stuff” and today’s is about film geek t-shirts. How cool do you have to be to get your name on a t-shirt for a film geek to proudly wear, announcing his obsession to the world? ...

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ONTD points us to the full length trailer of Wall‚Ä¢E, written and directed by Finding Nemo’s Andrew Stanton: After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL‚Ä¢E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets ...

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From The Times, results of possibly the last significant trophy event of the season (?). the Sony Ericsson Empire (Magazine) Awards. British film fans delivered their verdict on the Oscars after voting Keira Knightley and Atonement the big winners at the Empire magazine awards. The Ian McEwan adaptation, snubbed in ...

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SlashFilm has posted some pics and the newly announced cast for the Dreamworks animated feature, Monsters vs. Aliens: Based on the horror comic Rex Havoc, the film attempts to reinvent the classic 1950’s monster B-movie starring Reese Witherspoon as Susan Murphy, a California girl who, on her wedding day, has ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCxbhGaVfE[/youtube] I think that the right wingers have decided that if liberal propaganda can be put forth as “the truth,” why by god, so can right wing, and/or religious propaganda be put forth as well. HE points us to topic of intelligent design as depicted in the “documentary” Expelled. Ben ...

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Speaking of selling it, Dateline Hollywood does an Onion-esque take on the one-sheet for Stop Loss (the 2nd of 6 Scott Rudin-produced films due out this year, and the first must-see of 2008, for me). The cinematographer is 2-time Oscar winner Chris Menges, who’s shooting The Reader right now, and ...

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(click to supersize) There Will Be Blood (Two-Disc Special Collector’s Edition) There Will Be Blood is scheduled to be released on DVD April 8, and we’ll have a choice of two editions: “bare bones,” and “bare bones in a classier package.” Although the cover art for the 2-Disc collector’s edition ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxcMMGOhFA [/youtube] Peter Guber and Peter Bart, on today’s Sunday Morning Shootout, only two weeks late with an Oscar preview featuring Amy Ryan and Javier Bardem. Pretty speedy for these guys, since they’re approximately 10 years behind the curve in their concept of what the Oscars are and should be. ...

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Entertainment Weekly is jonesing hard for Indy 4, and has a 4-step Cliffs Notes refresher course in the March 17 issue. Step 1. Relive “Raiders.” – “the closest thing to pure celluloid fairy dust that Hollywood had ever conjured.” Step 2. Dig Into the Legend – “The monkey on the ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eYlWuigmZQ[/youtube] This is the new Righteous Kill trailer. I found this one from three months ago on YouTube and I think it’s a bit better. The new one seems like it’s trying too hard to look like a Scorsese movie. Either way, this one goes to the top of the ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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