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From ScreenAfrica reports that the South African film White Wedding will be their Oscar submission: Directed by Jann Turner and executive produced by renowned best-selling novelist Ken Follett, White Wedding was produced by its two stars, Rapulana Seiphemo and Kenneth Nkosi. It is described as appealing, feel-good movie about love, commitment, intimacy and friendship […]

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[youtube][/youtube] ScreenDaily reports: Starring up-and-coming actor Tahar Rahim, the film follows a young man as he is taken under the wing of the Corsican mafia during a prison stint. As he rises through the ranks, it becomes clear he has designs on creating his own network. Sony Pics Classics is distributing the film in the […]

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Cinematical has the exclusive look at the new IMAX character banners for the Spike Jonze adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Check them out.

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I think this is new, but I hope it didn’t turn up in last year’s coverage — TIME has no date on it and I can’t remember if I read it or not. So if it’s old, there is no harm in reading it again. The top ten moments: Blood Simple to No Country for […]

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I don’t think I’ve ever actually typed the word “God” in a post entry. TIME’s Richard Corliss made me do it with his intricate review of sorts of the Coen Brothers A Serious Man, not to be confused with A Single Man. I don’t think there is one called A Serious, Single Man (it’s probably […]

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Indiewire’s Peter Gnegt talks to Tom Ford about A Single Man: ‚ÄúNo matter how much you love something, there are those moments where you think, ‚Äòshit, maybe I‚Äôm just way out on a limb and other people aren‚Äôt going to feel this way‚Äô,‚Äù Tom Ford said yesterday regarding his film ‚ÄúA Single Man.‚Äù ‚ÄúBut then […]

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UPDATE: here is the YouTube version… [youtube][/youtube] First heard about Everybody’s Fine from AD reader Jon Pace a few days ago, but at the time couldn’t find enough material to build a post. This afternoon Amanda lets us know the trailer is online. As Jon wrote, “De Niro movies were a huge reason why I […]

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I put off posting this because September 15th felt a little soon to be wishing Christmas was already over. (Official one-sheet after the cut.) Props to Charles Dickens for inventing jet-propulsion in 1843. Suck on that, Jules Verne. Note to Robert Zemeckis: Adapting a holiday classic isn’t rocket science. Iron Man called. He wants his […]

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A.O. Scott is smitten with Abbie Cornish in Jane Campion’s Bright Star. The movie really belongs to Brawne, played with mesmerizing vitality and heart-stopping grace by Abbie Cornish… Ms. Cornish, an Australian actress whose previous films include ‚ÄúStop-Loss,‚Äù ‚ÄúCandy‚Äù and ‚ÄúSomersault,‚Äù has, at 27, achieved a mixture of unguardedness and self-control matched by few actresses […]

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Thanks to Sister for sending the link – this is for the book but it looks very cool, very scary. This was posted against the studio’s wishes and violates copyright so I’m removing the image.

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Karen Durbin writes up some memorable performances coming this Fall. On Robin Wright Penn in The Lives of Pippa Lee: But at first this model wife and hostess is like a ghost at her own feasts. As Ms. Wright Penn plays her, she has a veiled quality, a remoteness from what‚Äôs going on around her, […]

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Unless you’ve had a vaccination to immunize your head against the latest viral marketing tactics, watch this trailer for Paranormal Activity at your own risk. We’ve borrowed this embed from First Showing, but you can watch the official version here, in a variery of QuickTime sizes. “The entire auditorium was freaked out of their minds. […]

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Part Two of Spooky Toosday continues with the freshly minted New Moon trailer, now with 33% more shirtlessness.

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From THR via Living in Cinema, good news and rumored bad news: The Weinstein Co. has closed a deal for Tom Ford’s “A Single Man,” picking up U.S. and German rights to the pic the morning after the movie played to a house packed with distribution executives. The buy is certain to fuel speculation that […]

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With 6 Emmys and 18 nominations, Betty White adds another trophy to her mantle this year. THR reports the the Screen Actors Guild will honor Betty with its Lifetime Acheivement Award. White is best known for her roles as the deceptively sweet Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the sweetly naive […]

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