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LA Times Gets an Inception Set Visit

Christopher Nolan allowed a rare set visit to the LA Times' Geoff Boucher. There isn't a lot of meat in this story - as they don't want to give anything away: The movie may be Hollywood's first existential heist movie, and though that…

Eastwood wants DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover

Tasty biopic bait. Kevin Klawitter tips us to details at Deadline: Leonardo DiCaprio is in early talks to play FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in Hoover, an epic drama that Clint Eastwood will direct and that he and Brian Grazer will…

Top Ten Actor/Director Pairings

It is lovely that TIME decided to put Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese front and center for the top Actor/Director pairings, and lord knows The Departed and The Aviator are two of Scorsese's best films, but I'm sorry to say that…

Shutter Island, trailer 3

As fascinating as Shutter Island looks, are we beginning to understand why it might be a less likely Oscar candidate than two other major Paramount productions this season? If it becomes a classic of Gothic horror next February then…

Shipwrecked on the shores of Shutter Island

"The trick is not minding." We're all wrecked that we have to wait another four months to see Shutter Island. But there's no reason to have our faith shaken in the quality of the movie or the Oscar system itself. Indulge me for a…

Shutter Island trailer

Click the screen cap above or go to ShutterIsland.com for the trailer in SD & HD. (Thanks, Kay.) Alex Billington at First Showing lets us borrow one to embed. YELLOW ALERT: If you're the sort of person who likes to puzzle out…

Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins cast of Inception

The cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception has expanded from the list we had 3 weeks ago to include Sir Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to MTV, JGL replaces James Franco whose scheduling conflicts with…

Leonardo will Star in Nolan’s Inception

It's kind of old news by now, but thanks to Jake for sending it in anyway. Leonardo DiCaprio is "in talks" to star in Christopher Nolan's next film, Inception. It's based on his original screenplay and is described as a "contemporary…

INT – BEDROOM – NIGHT, Revolutionary Road

For many of us, the Academy's neglect of Revolutionary Road this year was nearly as painful as the red ropes they strung up to keep The Dark Knight out of the Champagne Room. Happily, the lack of a BP nomination doesn't make it any…

Kate, Others on Oprah, 2 Little 2 Late

"God bless your real breasts." - Oprah, 2009 The thing is, the post-Globes Oprah would have been great prenoms, because it might have helped The Reader AND Revolutionary Road with Oscar nods. Oprah had chosen The Reader for her Book Club…

Revolutionary Road – Best Film of 2008

Mark my words, this Sam Mendes film will be one that is "discovered" by critics many years too late.¬†¬† SFGate's Mick LaSalle called it the Best Film of 2008 and lists his reasons why. Here are a few of them. Thanks to Davey for the tip.…

Acting Stands out in Rev Road

Kenneth Turan, giving a mixed review to Revolutionary Road, nonetheless had this to say about Winslet and DiCaprio: Only a stone, frankly, would not be captured by the honesty and intensity of Winslet's performance, by the breathtaking…