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Trailer: TIFF premiere ‘Beautiful Boy’ starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen

The feature directorial debut of Shawn Ku, Beautiful Boy tells the story of the aftermath of a school mass shooting from the perspective of the shooter’s parents Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, a couple whose marriage was already on the rocks. TIFF has additional images and blurbage. Thanks to AD’s Ryan Adams for the heads (read…)

Poster: Jim

The indie sci-fi flick Jim opens in New York on October 8,  LA on October 15 with additional cities to follow. Click here for the official synopsis and some viral goodness or click here for the film’s official website. If you think designer babies is a crazy idea, check out this CNN report out of (read…)

The Watercooler: Getting set for Fall

I stayed out of the multiplex this weekend, but I’ve been keeping up with movies behind the scenes. Movie Summer is officially over and already there are some good indie and foreign films on the immediate horizon I can vouch for. You’ll want to keep an eye out for A Woman, a Gun and a (read…)

LiC’s week in 140 or less

It’s official. I’m really happy relying on Twitter to stream interesting news items whenever they crop up. It’s faster and there aren’t many developments that need more than 140 characters and a link to pass along. Those that I have a strong opinion about or need more long winded explanations can still get a blog (read…)

The Square DVD Contest: We have a winner

Congrats to LiC reader Lance from Rhode Island. Your email entry in The Square DVD contest has been randomly chosen as the winner. I hope you enjoy the DVD. For the record, my favorite part was Nash Edgerton’s clever short film The Spider which preceded the movie and is included on the DVD. Thanks to everyone who (read…)

Weekend Forecast: Summer Dog Days

Vincent Cassel is legendary French gangsterJacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Killer Instinct, LiC’s pick of the week September can’t come fast enough. Things are so bad, James Cameron is hauling Avatar back into 3D theaters with 8 extra minutes to make some more money. Otherwise, there are some nuggets of goodness in limited release, especially Mesrine: (read…)

US Trailer: Stephen Frears’ ‘Tamara Drewe’

(Now with new and improved spelling!) Yahoo has the US trailer for Stephen Frears’ adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ comic Tamara Drewe starring Gemma Arterton in the title role. It’s an improvement over the dreadful UK version that came out in July though the film still looks pretty lightweight. That’s not an inherently bad thing, but (read…)

Clip: Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’

Stephen Dorff and Michelle Monaghan make nice for the camera, but there’s clearly a lot of tension between them just below the surface in this clip from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere. Dorff plays a party-boy actor who gets thrown a curve ball when his daughter (Elle Fanning) shows up at his hotel room door. Somewhere will (read…)

Subtitled Trailer: Guillermo del Toro produced Julia’s Eyes

(I’ve been asked by the Spanish rights holder for Julia’s Eyes not to show the trailer so I took it down. Don’t let that stop you from heading over and watching it for yourself however.) It’s got 30 seconds of ads before it starts, but it’s better than the version splashed with an obnoxious watermark. (read…)

Apocalypse Now Blu-ray details, art and trailer

Click to enlarge I’m sure these details have been floating around for some time (I’m slow with the DVD thing), but they just landed in my inbox and I thought I’d pass them along to you. Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now will be coming to Blu-ray for the first time on October 19 in both (read…)

Unrated ‘Hatchet 2’ to play nationwide at AMC Theatres

I only mention this because an unrated film is getting a fairly wide release – “the widest release of an unrated genre film in more than 25 years” according to the press release. It’s only too bad that film is Hatchet II, a sequel to one of the worst movies of 2007. Of course, it’s (read…)

Scorsese + Rolling Stones = Bleu de Chanel

Here’s a Martin Scorsese directed commercial for Bleu de Chanel set to one of my favorite early Rolling Stones barn burners: a cover of the simple yet driving She Said Yeah. A bit of punk before there was punk.

Contest: Win a DVD of Aussie noir thriller ‘The Square’

Ray is a likable if mild mannered construction contractor who enters into an affair with Carla, a hairdresser who lives next door. It turns out her husband is a low-level mobster andthere’s a big bag of money hidden in the house. Seeing their chance at freedom, Ray and Carla hatch a plan to steal the (read…)

Teaser: Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’

This trailer seems to be saying “Sure it’s about that dude who got his arm stuck under a boulder, but don’t worry. It’s directed by that guy who did the Slumdog movie you liked so much and that won all those awards. Remember? Sure you do!” Did it work? 127 Hours will make it’s premiere (read…)

Press Release: David Lynch to be ‘first ever’ AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch was among the first Fellows of AFI’s Center For Advanced Film Studies. It’s where he got the classic Eraserhead off the ground. So it seems especially appropriate that he’s been chosen as the first Guest Artistic Director of AFI Fest 2010. Lynch designed the festival’s official image (above) and he’ll program films “that (read…)

Lorigen: Design the child you want! (some restrictions apply)

Don’t our children have the right to a secure future? Click through to learn more!

The Watercooler: Short and sweet

I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. The World again over the weekend. I rarely do that – there are too many movies and too little time – but I’ve already seen most of the must-sees and Pilgrim is simply worth another shot. If anything it’s even better the 2nd time. The fun, vibrant energy doesn’t get (read…)

Piranha 3D (2010)

Piranha 3D: not the finest hour for Adam Scott or Elisabeth Shue I wasn’t even going to bother reviewing this movie – you plunk down your cash for a movie like this and you get what you pay for, right? No, actually you don’t. You get ripped off and it’s only the mysteriously high number (read…)

LiC’s week in 140 or less

Back in spite of lack of popular demand, it’s the week in tweetable LiC news! Think of it as the What’s the What beyond the LiC main page. As always, key names are in bold for your skimming pleasure. Production Notes: Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah will try to save a small town choir in (read…)

Weekend Forecast: Opposites attract – The Tillman Story and Soul Kitchen

Do you hear that sound? Of course you don’t, because nothing is happening. Summer is pretty much over and there’s nothing left to do but get your new school clothes (Mom, can I have Garanimals please! They’re back!) and give vacation a big sloppy-wet kiss goodbye. This is generally also the beginning of the 2nd (read…)

Foundas on The Social Network: “big and brash and brilliant”

In advance of its world premiere at the New York Film Festival (9/24 – 10/10), Scott Foundas offers up the first critical appraisal I’ve seen of David Fincher’s The Social Network and it’s a doozy. “This is very rich material for a movie on such timeless subjects as power and privilege, and such intrinsically 21st-century (read…)

Trailer: Watts and Penn in Liman’s ‘Fair Game’

“You can’t break me. I don’t have a breaking point.” Doug Liman’s take on the Valerie Plame affair with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn gets a trailer. Looks like a fairly routine thriller, which after Green Zone makes me a little nervous, but Watts is always a pleasure to watch and Penn often is. Fair (read…)

Clip: Zhang’s ‘Blood Simple’ remake ‘A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop’

I’m not a big fan of the current trend of studios bombarding the internet with clips of their movies, but this nearly wordless clip reveals absolutely nothing while also being kind of awesome. Surely you know the drill by now. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop is Zhang Yimou’s remake of Joel and (read…)

Poster/Trailer: Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

Apple has our first real look at one of the more anticipated movies of the year, Darren Aronofsky’s dueling ballerina movie Black Swan starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. (Now embedded after the jump for your streaming pleasure) Also check out the poster after the jump or read the LiC 4-star review of (read…)

Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix ‘doc’ I’m Still Here

Here’s a newsflash for you: Joaquin Phoenix is a mountain-top water drop. I still don’t know if it’s real or not (voting not real, but here’s a quick rundown if you don’t know what you’re looking at), but it’s going to be awesome and it’s going to do it on September 10.

Trailer: François Ozon’s ‘Hideaway (Le Refuge)’

Strand Releasing has debuted the dreamy US trailer for Francois Ozon’s 2009 Toronto entry Hideaway. Here’s the official blurbage: Mousse (Isabelle Carre) and Louis (Melvil Poupaud) are young, beautiful, rich and in love, but drugs have invaded their lives. After Louis fatal overdose, Mousse soon learns she is pregnant (actress Isabelle Carr was pregnant while (read…)

Rooney Mara is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Girls with dragon tattoos: Rooney Mara and Noomi Rapace For months now I’ve watched with a mixture of boredom and fascination as rumors about this or that actress being in line to play Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo shot around the internet. For a long (read…)

LiC’s week in 140 characters or less

Wading through the morass of internet movie news so you don’t have to! In case you missed them, here are some of the news items I’ve tweeted about in the last week that didn’t make blog posts of their own. Read on for news, rumors, notes and some of the more aggressively stupid internet abuses (read…)

Lego Spinal Tap is one louder

It’s funny even when rendered in tiny plastic interlocking toys from Denmark. via: Geekosystem

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