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The Road’s Last Minute Rally

Gold Derby posts this Oliver Stone mention for the John Hillcoat epic: Oliver Stone, who directed a previous Oscar best picture ("Platoon"), is cheering on "The Road" as it jockeys for a spot in the top 10 of the current derby ‚Äî plus…

The Road in color

(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…

The Road, trailer 2

Remarkably faithful to the novel, down to the most desolate detail. What impresses me most about the production design is the endless ashen sensation of terrible majesty. It's as if the whole world has become the ruins of the…

Informant! Reviews from Venice and The Actors

Word is coming from various outlets, including Screendaily, and Empire. Guy Lodge at InContention also has a review up.¬† It's time to take a quick look at how Best Actor is shaping up so far. Leaving out those who have yet to make an…

The Road posters

(click to enlarge) As gracefully framed in their own way as the equally potent poster for The White Ribbon. UPDATE: Now a matching set, with the flipside of the cataclysm coin. "Call it, friendo."

The Road: downbeat clips & upbeat reviews

The Time Online says, "the rumourmongers were wrong ‚Äî Hillcoat‚Äôs vision is forthright and brutal." Post-apocalyptic cinema ‚Äî from Mad Max to Twelve Monkeys to Children of Men ‚Äî has proved time and again that there is nothing…

The Road Reception Mixed

After screening last night in Venice, a few reviews of John Hillcoat's adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel, The Road. The first is good -- Geoffrey McNab writing for the Independent: In the event, John Hillcoat has made a film of…

Venice Lineup Announced

Eugene Hernandez of Indiewire posted the films that will be on the slate for Venice -- visit the site to see the full list of out-of-competition selections and midnight movies: The Competition Opening Film: ‚ÄúBaaria,‚Äù directed by…

The Road trailer

Those who know the book will see things in this trailer that Cormac McCarthy never explicitly described. It's my understanding, from the feature article in Esquire we posted a few days ago, that the movie doesn't show them either. So…

Esquire leads us down The Road

Thanks to good buddy Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema for letting us know Esquire has seen The Road, and calls it "the Most Important Movie of the Year." The feature article runs 3300 words -- plenty to feed those of us who've been…

The Road opens October 16

At last. Maybe. At least October 16th is the latest date we're seeing on The Weinstein Company's Dimension website. Posters and stills (after the cut) via Viggo-works.com. In case its been so long you've forgotten, The Road is "the…

Viggo Mortensen, The Road warrior

(click for full view of Viggo Mortensen & Kodi Smit-McPhee) "We knew that the journey of making a movie out of McCarthy's book The Road would be both physically and emotionality challenging. There is a certain degree of sadness, fear…

The Road Being Pushed to 2009?

Dave Karger is floating the idea that The Road may become a 2009 release. He cites a few reasons for this but doesn't report any confirmation yet, mainly that the big push will be for The Reader rather than The Road. Either way, the real…

More Road Pics Surface

A while back, ONTD posted some intriguing photos of Viggo Mortensen. They also dug up some more stills from The Road. The book paints a bleak world with almost everything dead or dying. All that's left is the strong bond between father…

NY Times Goes On the Road

Another look at The Road at the NY Times by Charles McGrath: ‚ÄúWhat‚Äôs moving and shocking about McCarthy‚Äôs book is that it‚Äôs so believable,‚Äù Mr. Hillcoat said. ‚ÄúSo what we wanted is a kind of heightened realism, as opposed to…

The Road – First Look

ONTD posted pics (from Entertainment Weekly's First Look and another magazine) of The Road (the bleak, unforgettable Cormac McCarthy novel) starring Viggo Mortensen. Viggo looks a lot more soulful than I imagined the character looking.…