Sorkin to Direct Sordid Edwards Affair

Sorkin to Direct Sordid Edwards Affair

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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

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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

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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

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(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

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

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

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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

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


Biutiful Trailer Hits

Biutiful Trailer Hits

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A hard movie, an amazing movie – and one that was received poorly by many critics at Cannes save for a few of us who really loved it. Me, I see life differently than many of those dudes at the film fest. I’m not going to get myself stuck back in that argument again, however. All I will say is that as you come out of your more difficult years…


Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall – The Town

Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall – The Town

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JustJared posted some Jon Hamm/Rebecca Hall eye candy snaps from W Magazine.  The subject is the new Ben Affleck film The Town: Jon on The Town: “It’s an adult movie. Those are in short supply. I hope that there’s still an audience for that kind of film, where you can go and see adults behaving like adults.”


“I Just Don’t Get It” – The Critics and Inception

“I Just Don’t Get It” – The Critics and Inception

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As various critics annoyingly yet predictably rip Inception apart one has to yet again marvel at the silly way a film is brought down the pike, Oscar-wise. It is as fun and easy to make fun of critics as it is fun and easy to write a bad review about a great film. ¬†I’ve seen it again and again, year after year, only to discover that Lo! The films the…

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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...