Bryan Cranston rides shotgun with Ryan Gosling in Drive

Bryan Cranston rides shotgun with Ryan Gosling in Drive

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While Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn arranges elements of his proposed modern-day western set in Bangkok, more talent comes together for his adaptation of James Sallis’ neo-noir novelette, Drive. Ryan Gosling is already behind the wheel in the nameless role of “Driver” — a former Hollywood stuntman tangled up in a failed heist as the getaway man, on the run from his cutthroat accomplices. Film School Rejects now says Refn…


EW With a First Look at James Franco in 127 Hours

EW With a First Look at James Franco in 127 Hours

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One more look at James Franco trapped and ready to do what it takes to survive: From EW: In 2003, American rock climber Aron Ralston cut off the lower part of his right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself from a fallen boulder in a Utah canyon. His shocking deliberateness saved his life. When Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) first heard Ralston’s story, he started…


Unstoppable, trailer

Unstoppable, trailer

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Composer Harry Gregson-Williams is the only non-producer featured on the masthead credits along with director Tony Scott and writer Mark Bomback. Gregson-Williams has earned it. He’s scored 7 films in a row for Tony Scott, beginning in ’98 with Enemy of the State. This week adds another development deal in the works for Tony Scott — the graphic novel Nemesis, whose dark protagonist uses his superpowers for evil. Nemesis is…


Patricia Clarkson shines in Cairo Time

Patricia Clarkson shines in Cairo Time

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Opening today in limited release, Cairo Time is earning some glowing notices for Patricia Clarkson. Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Ms. Clarkson’s performance as Juliette, the fashion-writer wife of a United Nations functionary, is the film’s reason for being. She makes yearning palpable. She turns mysterious silences into a language of love. Watching her in “Cairo Time,” I thought back to “Summertime,” the 1955 David Lean melodrama with Katharine Hepburn…


Kanye West’s Power

Kanye West’s Power

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Kanye West’s Power supplies the backbeat for the most recent version of The Social Network trailer. But really, that’s just a dubious excuse to post some celestial eye-candy.


Centurion poster by Simon Bisley

Centurion poster by Simon Bisley

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(click for the, um, enlargement) Is it wrong this poster makes we wish the whole movie could be R-rated animation? This is the first time Simon Bisley has created a piece of art for a motion picture. He is best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sl√°ine; his style, reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple mediums, and takes inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti,…


Robin Wright joins cast of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Robin Wright joins cast of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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In talks to join the cast of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Robin Wright would star as Erika Berger, pairing up with Daniel Craig in the role of Mikael Blomkvist as his former romantic partner and current publisher. No word yet on the casting of Lisbeth Salander, but Deadline reports Wright’s deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment would include options for all three films in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy [UPDATE:…


‘Never Let Me Go’ to open London Film Festival

‘Never Let Me Go’ to open London Film Festival

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The Guardian reports that¬†the film version of Kazuo Ishiguro’s dystopian¬†Never Let Me Go, starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield,¬†has been selected¬†to open the 54th London Film Festival on October 13, 2010. It will be the second film based on an Ishiguro novel to open the festival after Merchant-Ivory’s The Remains of the Day in 1993. “It is a fantastic privilege, I feel very lucky,” Ishiguro said. “To some…


Makes You Wonder – Facebook or YouTube?

Makes You Wonder – Facebook or YouTube?

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The Social Network has our attention for two reasons and two reasons only: David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin. And there is a thin line between greatness and pointlessness, or “stupid and … clever.” I would argue that YouTube has been far more influential than Facebook. Facebook is more surreal. This parody video did remind me of a few things. The first is that I had to check my interest in…


Burlesque, The Trailer

Burlesque, The Trailer

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Make me believe it! Thanks for the heads up, @chongweikk [UPDATE: new embed replaces the dead youtube]

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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...