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Chicka Bow Chicka Bow Wow – Hangover

| November 24, 2009 | 46 Comments

Saw this ad today. They’re going for it! Golden Globes Comedy/Musical choices: It’s Complicated Julie & Julia The Hangover Nine 500 Days of Summer In the Loop I must also add in, thanks to the commenters, A Serious Man (how could I forget), and The Informant! I also wondered... (Read More)

The Road in color

| November 23, 2009 | 6 Comments

(click to enlarge) Maybe not as artfully stark as the pair of monochrome teasers we saw in September, and there’s probably more color popping in these two posters than there is in the entire metallic-palette movie. But this isn’t the yellow of a VW van. It’s jaundice. It’s a... (Read More)

Precious Pressing Buttons, Inspiring Debate

| November 23, 2009 | 88 Comments

Pressing things right to the line is Lee Daniels’ controversial film, Precious. The New York Times’ Felicia Lee has written a fair-minded (in my lily-white opinion) account of both sides. There is Armond White on one side, Oprah on the other, and a whole bunch of people with varying... (Read More)

Will Mother Make It?

| November 22, 2009 | 30 Comments

by John Villeneuve Generally, it is difficult to surmise what the academy voters will choose amongst the foreign films submitted to them, because, more often than not, they pick films without controversy, without edge, and without balls. In other words, movies which are not critically acclaimed, but films they... (Read More)

60 Minutes profiles James Cameron

| November 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Just watched this weekend’s 60 Minutes interview with James Cameron. Somehow I’ve missed all the broadcast promos for Avatar that have recently aired, so tonight is the first time I’ve seen clips from the movie in vivid big-screen 1080p. Gotta say: Gulp. My ravenous eyeballs have been waiting to... (Read More)

Bullock Proves Hope Floats

| November 22, 2009 | 84 Comments

Hitfix’s Gregory Ellwood reports that Sandra Bullock’s Oscar bid for The Blind Side opened in second place, right after New Moon: Almost as remarkable was this weekend’s No. 2 release, “The Blind Side.” Many questioned whether another female skewing drama could generate any business opposite “New Moon,” but the... (Read More)

One of the Best of 2009 by a Long Shot

| November 22, 2009 | 20 Comments

You can find some deleted scenes from the absolutely brilliant, genuinely funny In the Loop, a film that may very well end up as my number one of the whole year, but definitely one of the top three. Jeff Wells gives props to Peter Capaldi on his site today,... (Read More)