Poster #2: Precious

The 2nd poster for the Sundance hit Precious opening November 6.

Wasikowska Watch: The Kids Are All Right

The suddenly everywhere-you-look Mia Wasikowska (Defiance, That Evening Sun, Amelia, Alice In Wonderland, HBO’s In Treatment) has been cast as doomed Who drummer Keith Moon in…wait, no. That’s not it.

Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson (Bridge to Terabithia) have been cast as two siblings who go off to find the sperm donor for their same-sex parents played by Julianne Moore and Annette Benning. They come back with Mark Ruffalo who turns the family upside down.

Moneyball: The Pascal Version

Patrick Goldstein talks to Amy Pascal about why she pulled the plug on Steven Soderbergh’s Moneyball

Trailer: The Informant!

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant. Based on a true story, The Informant stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, a corporate whistleblower whose own secrets complicate the FBI’s case against agricultural giant Archer Daniels Midland. It opens October 9, 2009.

International Trailer: Inglourious Basterds

Does the international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds misrepresent the film?

More Alice Art

More concept art from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

Let the remade one in?

Matt Reeves talks to the LA Times about his planned remake of Let the Right One In

Movies You May Have Missed: Four movies, ‘Two Lovers’

Below the radar DVD releases for the last two weeks including Two Lovers, Tokyo!, Waltz with Bashir and Phoebe in Wonderland

Teaser Trailer: Jeunet’s ‘Micmacs a-tire larigot’

French teaser trailer for the new film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Duncan Jones: From ‘Moon’ to ‘Mute’

Fresh off Moon winning the Michael Powell Award for the Best New British Feature at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, ScreenDaily spoke to Duncan Jones who confirms his next project is the sci-fi mystery-thriller Mute, a UK/German co-production budgeted at $25 million (roughly five times the budget of Moon). According to Jones, “Mute is (read…)

LAFF ’09: The Awards

The 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped up this evening with the awards: Wah Do Dem and Those Who Remain took the Target Filmmaker Narrative and Documentary awards, while The Stoning of Soraya M., Born Without and Soul Power took the audience prizes.

The Watercooler: Box Office Shmox Office

Your weekly Watercooler – a spot to chat about the weekend’s movie going with other LiC readers. This weekend: Why Transformers’ Dark Knight-like box office haul is meaningless, but The Hurt Locker’s superior per-theater take is good news.

And another thing about those Oscar changes…

Further rules changes threaten to make the Oscars even more meaningless.

LiC Interview: Bill Pullman – Surveillance

LiC’s round table interview with Bill Pullman, star of Jennifer Lynch’s new thriller Surveilance

B.S. Watch: The ‘Arrested Development’ Movie

LiC revisits the rumors of a possible Arrested Development movie.

Character Posters: 9

Character posters for Shane Acker’s animated film 9 coming 9/9/09

An Appeal to Action Fans: Pick ‘Hurt Locker’

Forget about Transformers action fans, go see The Hurt Locker this weekend instead

Trailer: The Invention of Lying

The trailer for the upcoming Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying.

Trailer: Amelia

The trailer for Mira Nair’s upcoming biography about Amelia Earhart starring Hillary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor and Mia Wasikowska

Michael Jackson, Pop Star: 1958 – 2009

Pop star Michael Jackson has been reported dead following a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles

LiC Interview: Jennifer Lynch – Surveillance

A round table interview with Jennifer Lynch about her new thriller Surveillance opening June 26, 2009.

Farrah Fawcett, Actress: 1947 – 2009

Assorted outlets are reporting that Farrah Fawcett has succumbed to her long battle with cancer. Best known for her TV appearances (Charlie’s Angels) and this poster which hung on the wall next to my bed throughout the late ’70s, she also had a film career comprised of many movies that won’t be making a lot (read…)

Character Poster: 8 from ‘9’

The character poster of 8, from Shane Acker’s upcoming animated film 9

Weekend Forecast: More than meets the eye

Here’s your weekly look at the weekend’s new releases. There are plenty of movies opening in limited release that don’t have robots wrecking crap in them. Check out The Hurt Locker, Surveillance and The Stoning of Soraya M. instead.

Coming in time for Halloween: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’

Antichrist will be released in NY and LA on 10/23/09

Trailer: The Box

The first trailer for Richard Kelly’s The Box staring Cameron Diaz and James Marsden as a couple who are given a mysterious box that will give them a million dollars whenever a button inside it is pressed. Unfortunately, a stranger will also be killed each time.

Facebook chat with ‘Soraya M.’ director on 6/25

Chat with the director of The Stoning of Soraya M. 6/25 on Facebook

Weinstein on 40-minute ‘Basterds’ trim: “That is nuts”

In an interview in GQ, Harvey Weinstein says rumors that he was pushing Tarantino to cut 40 minutes from Inglourious Basterds are incorrect.

And the 10 best picture nominees are…

Nikki Finke just posted a release from a press conference given this morning in Beverly Hills where Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announced that next year’s Oscars would feature 10 nominees for best picture. This was the practice up through the 1943 ceremony, but why are they returning to it? (read…)

Cameron teases ‘Avatar’ at Cinema Expo

James Cameron shows 24 minutes of his highly anticipated new film Avatar to exhibitors at Cinema Expo in Amsterdam

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