The Adventures of Tintin to close AFI Fest

an Premiere as Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin will have its North Americthe Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi

Halloween (1978)

Happy Halloween!

Scorsese Says

Over the past several days, I’ve been re-watching a crapload of movies by Martin Scorsese because he’s going to be the main theme of the masthead and also Movie Quote of the Day for the month of November. He’ll be 69 on the 17th and his latest film Hugo comes out less than a week (read…)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Mia Farrow, Sydney Blackmer and Patsy Kelly

Hyde and Hare (1955)

Don’t kill da wabbit!

The Weekend Forecast Loves You Like Crazy

It’s kind of an odd week this week with a bunch of half-way interesting releases, but nothing that jumps out and shouts “You must watch!”

Jaws (1975)

Alfred Hitchcock made you afraid of the shower, but Steven Spielberg made you afraid of the whole ocean

Poster: Tilda Swinton in ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’

Lynne Ramsay’s (Ratcatcher, Morvern Callar), We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton.

Trailer: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

From Apple. He speaks for the trees… and in his spare time he’s apparently a cranky old sitcom father-in-law character. Dr. Seuss’ environmentally themed The Lorax gets the CGI treatment from the folks who brought you Despicable Me. I don’t know. I get they have to jazz it up for a new audience and stretch (read…)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

I hope there was lots of bacon and onions with that liver

Poster/Trailer: Werner Herzog’s death row doc ‘Into the Abyss’

Click to Enlarge From Apple. Here’s the official blurb: “Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, GRIZZLY MAN) returns with INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE, a riveting examination of a horrible crime which probes the human psyche to explore why people kill–and why the state kills. In intimate (read…)

2D trailer for Wim Wenders’ 3D stunner Pina

Let me say right up front that Pina, Wim Wender’s documentary about the legendary dancer/choreography Pina Bausch is amazing. It’s the first time I’ve seen 3D where it seemed absolutely essential to the material instead of just a parlor trick. Indeed, watching this just ok trailer in 2D further proves that out. I don’t know (read…)

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott Ian Holm as Ash, Veronica Cartwright as Lambert (not pictured) Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? A perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or (read…)

AFI Fest guest artistic director Almodovar announces lineup

The esteemed Spanish auteur will present Eyes Without a Face (1960), Le Cercle Rouge (1970), Nightmare Alley (1947) and The Killers (1946) at AFI Fest

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Heather Langenkamp stars in Wes Craven’s ’80s classic

The Films of Terrence Malick 5: The Tree of Life

The latest in Matt Zoller Seitz’s video essays on the films of Terrence Malick went up today at Moving Image Source. Check out Part 1 above and Part 2 after the jump. Be sure to read what he has to say about the film at the original source and also catch links to the other (read…)

International Trailer #2: Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’

They’re still trying to sell this to people who aren’t necessarily fans of Taxi Driver or Goodfellas, which makes a lot of sense, but I’m still trying to reconcile my idea of Martin Scorsese with how ordinary they’re making him seem in what we’ve seen of Hugo so far. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed (read…)

The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael (Book)

The new collection of reviews and essays from one of the most influential film critics of all time. Available 10/27/11

The Birds (1963)

Caw, caw! Scree, scree!

Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre See Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre, but don’t see it if you’re sleepy. You might doze off like I did and its quiet, humanist charms might sneak past you. I have to admit they almost got away from me, but I found myself still thinking about this odd little film the next (read…)

Carrie (1976)

A very brief Sunday sermon from Margaret White (Piper Laurie)

Hair-Raising Hare (1946)

Hair-Raising Hare (1946) directed by Charles M. Jones Bugs Bunny voiced by Mel Blanc Bugs Bunny: Hey! Wait a minute, Dracula. Did you ever have da feelin’ you’re bein’ watched? Dat da eyes of strange eerie things are upon ya? Look! Out dere in da audience! Monster: PEOPLE!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHH! — 9 more days until Halloween!

John Hawkes sings Marcy’s Song from Martha Marcy May Marlene

Rolling Stone has a video of John Hawkes in the studio singing Jackson Frank’s “Marcy’s Song.” In the film, cult leader Jack (played by Hawkes) sings this song to Martha (played by Elizabeth Olsen) whom he has renamed Marcy May. It’s one of the more haunting moments in an excellent film full of them. Martha (read…)

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Alps to make US premiere at AFI Fest

also US premieres of Chantal Akerman’s Almayer’s Folly, Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang Hong Sang-Soo’s The Day He Arrives, and Alexander Sokurov’s Faust.

Weekend Forecast: Plenty of indie goodness

Martha Marcy May Marlene and Oranges and Sunshine are your LiC picks of the week

French Trailer: Jean-Jacques Annaud’s ‘Black Gold’

Tahir Rahim, who was so great in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s The Prophet, drinks your milkshake. He drinks it up! Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong, Freida Pinto Riz Ahmed, Liya Kebede co-star. via Awards Daily

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

The best scene in the trailer, the “Bloody Mary” scene, isn’t even in the mostly disappointing Paranormal Activity 3 in the same way Here’s the thing: I really liked the first two Paranormal Activity flicks. They were simply executed things-go-bump-in-the-night-on-video-camera movies that milked their basic conceit for all it was worth. The first one was (read…)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

This guy is not the life of the party

Oranges and Sunshine (2011)

Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving shine in a powerful true story of a social worker who discovers scheme of forced deportation of England’s poor children

Poster: Ellen Barkin in Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day

Sam Levinson’s Another Happy Day with Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth and Ellen Burstyn

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