Amy Adams as Janis Joplin?

Amy Adams as Janis Joplin?

Read More

Are we ready to hear Amy Adams tell us to take another little piece of her heart now, baby? Rumors spinning overnight say we should prepare for the prospect. Vulture points out that Zooey Deschanel is listed alongside Amy Adams on the development page, so will this be a multi-faceted look at Joplin similar to the kaleidoscope portrayals of Dylan in I’m Not There? During an interview, Twilight producer Wyck…


EXCLUSIVE – Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project

EXCLUSIVE – Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project

Read More

EXCLUSIVE first look at the terrific stranglehold poster for Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project. Barry Avrich, a Canadian filmmaker and marketing executive perhaps best known as the writer and director of ‚ÄúThe Last Mogul,‚Äù a no-holds-barred 2005 documentary about the entertainment kingpin Lew R. Wasserman, has lined up backing for a similar portrait of Mr. Weinstein, the Miramax Films co-founder who currently oversees the Weinstein Company with his brother, Bob……


Inception: The Art Direction of The Architect

Inception: The Art Direction of The Architect

Read More

Cobb: Building a dream from your memory is the easiest way to lose your grasp of what’s real and what is a dream. Adriadne: Is that what happened to you? One of the myriad delirious pleasures of Inception is how Nolan draws the audience into the notion of dreams infused with memories by playing on the cinematic echos in our own minds. I had a vague sense of d√©j√† vu…


Sorkin to Direct Sordid Edwards Affair

Sorkin to Direct Sordid Edwards Affair

Read More

Aaron Sorkin will make his directorial debut with the Andrew Young tell-all The Politician, which details the bizarre rise and fall of the Great White Hope, John Edwards whose career came to an abrupt end when his affair with Rielle Hunter was revealed.  Edwards had long since played the role of the faithful husband and father, with cancer-stricken Elizabeth Edwards at his side.


Oscar Flashback – Vertigo, Psycho and Inception

Oscar Flashback – Vertigo, Psycho and Inception

Read More

You know, it’s funny. We all have a different idea of what makes a masterpiece. Is it that we consider this work flawless? Groundbreaking? Original? Is it a masterpiece because important critics say it is? Can a film be considered a masterpiece even if you didn’t exactly like it? These questions would be answered differently by you readers, and they would be answered much more interestingly by someone like Roger…


Inception: AD reader reactions

Inception: AD reader reactions

Read More

For those who’ve already seen Inception in early screenings, please float by to share your feelings. We don’t often devote a topic to an exclusive open forum, but maybe a movie as thought-provoking as Inception could use a meeting place where readers can congregate for coffeehouse conversation. The comments here are likely to be rife with spoilers, so don’t dive in unless you already know whatever there is to know….


The Town, trailer

The Town, trailer

Read More

(thanks JUN) Aside from the knockout cast and fascinating dynamics of the premise, there’s another thing that jumps out at me from this trailer for The Town that gives me a tingle of appreciation. The phrase “From the studio that brought you…” is something we don’t see much anymore, and I like the pride inherent in the plug. Warner Bros does indeed seem to be reestablishing a sterling reputation it…


Miral, trailer

Miral, trailer

Read More

NYT, LAT & WaPo weigh in with final round of Inception reviews

NYT, LAT & WaPo weigh in with final round of Inception reviews

Read More

Inception’s critical scorecard gets a boost from the last wave of reviews. Count The LA Times‘ Kenneth Turan in tight with the ‘blown away’ team: Welcome to the world of “Inception,” written and directed by the masterful Christopher Nolan, a tremendously exciting science-fiction thriller that’s as disturbing as it sounds. This is a popular entertainment with a knockout punch so intense and unnerving it’ll have you worrying if it’s safe…


The Social Network, Full Trailer

The Social Network, Full Trailer

Read More

The Playlist and In Contention point us to the new Social Network trailer: And note the “like” button below. Funny, that.

featured

quote4

There are so many articles lately about how difficult it is for women to get ahead in Hollywood. The subject invariably turns to directing....

Picture of the Day

Trailers

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 2.51.04 PM

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