(above) Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan’s long-awaited Margaret The day’s news, nuggets and notables: (above) Trailer: Kenneth Lonergan’s long-awaited Margaret 11 years after his well-received debut feature You Can Count on Me, Kenneth Lonergan’s follow-up Margaret has achieved something like legendary status in the indie film world, but for all the wrong reasons. Originally shot in 2005, (read…)

Don Murphy can only dream his live-action Captain Planet will be this good Tech nerd dream girl Olivia Munn joins Soderbergh’s Magic Mike The lovely TV personality made her bones (no pun intended… well maybe a little) co-hosting G4’s tech/video game program Attack of the Show! (Deadline) Paul Dano to play Karl Rove in Richard (read…)

Trailer: Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In News, nuggets and notables. Updated as needed: Teaser: Alps from Dogtooth director Yorgos Lanthimos I wanted to love Dogtooth like nobody’s business, but it never quite lived up to the high expectations I put on it. I think it would’ve been better if I’d gone in not (read…)

Poster: Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In Click to Enlarge News, nuggets and notables, updated as needed: [Update: 3:05 pm PT] George Clooney pulling out of Steven Soderbergh’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I’d actually forgotten they were working on this. Clooney is an all to obvious choice so this is probably for the better. (read…)

Trailer: Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Ryan Reynolds in Fireflies in the Garden The weekend’s news, nuggets and notables updated as needed: Martin Scorsese and William Monahan developing remake of The Gambler And naturally they want Leonardo DiCaprio to star. I’m fine with the James Caan original, but whatever Scorsese wants to do, sign me up. (read…)

Trailer: Johnny Depp in Hunter S. Thompson’s Rum Diary UK Trailer: Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (Playlist) Natalie Portman turns down indie drama Adaline She got the offer for the role previously vacated by Katherine Heigl a couple of weeks ago. I wouldn’t take Heigl’s sloppy seconds either. (EW) Tom Cruise’s Horizons looks for a female (read…)

Trailer: Moving Afghan war doc Where Soldiers Come From News, nuggets and notables: (above) Trailer: Moving Afghan war doc Where Soldiers Come From I loved this documentary about a group of teens from northern Michigan who join the National Guard and get carted off to Afghanistan to hunt for IEDs and I’m glad it’s getting (read…)

Trailer: Sam Shepard in Butch Cassidy flick Blackthorn News, nuggets and notables: (above) Trailer: Sam Shepard in Butch Cassidy flick Blackthorn Sam Shepard + Western + Pretty Bolivian Scenery = Craig is There. This movie supposes that Butch Cassidy lived, changed his name to Blackthorn and lived out his days quietly as a rancher in (read…)

French Trailer: Frederick Wiseman’s Crazy Horse The noted documentarian (Titticut Follies, Hospital) turns his lens on the famed Parisian cabaret club as a new nude revue (not to be confused with The New Zoo Review) is whipped into shape. Don’t watch the trailer if you’re allergic to boobs. (Playlist) Rufus Sewell in negotiations for Alex (read…)

Trailer: Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World (preceded by an annoying advert) The day’s news, nuggets and notables. Updated as needed: [Update: 3:45 pm PT] Hilary Duff no longer a part of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde You may remember way back in January of 2009, the former Disney pop-tart was (read…)

Mike Medavoy to produce adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine A semi-autobiographical collection of stories inspired by the author’s youth. (Deadline) Atom Egoyan to direct West Memphis Three film The entertainment media has been abuzz the last couple of days with the release of the West Memphis Three after 18 years in prison and it (read…)

Venice Trailer: Roman Polanski’s Carnage The day’s news, nuggets and notables: Christian Bale reportedly cast in yet another Terrence Malick film This is one after the next one which still doesn’t have a title but stars Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz. Mind you, this is a guy who only directed 4 (read…)

The day’s news, nuggets and notables: [Update: 8:10 pm PT] Another U.S.S. Indianapolis flick in the works Looks like the Robert Downey film (below) has some competition. If I were a betting man (and I am), I’d guess Downey’s film makes it while this one rots (Variety) Tony Scott wants to butcher The Wild Bunch (read…)

Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black News, nuggets and notables: Nifty poster for Ralph Fiennes’ Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus (THR) Sony Pictures Classics to go wide with Midnight in Paris a second time (Deadline) Jonah Hill in talks for Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn’s Neighborhood Watch (Vulture) Commercial guy Michael Gracey gets The Greatest (read…)

TIFF Trailer: Jonathan Pryce, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria Hollywood continues its vacation, but here are your day’s news, nuggets and notables such as they are: (above) TIFF Trailer: Jonathan Pryce, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Hysteria Behold: The Victorian vibrator comedy. (YouTube) Steve McQueen to direct Chiwetel Ejiofor in true story 12 Years (read…)

The day’s news, nuggets and notables: [Update: 7:00 pm PT] Bradley Cooper exits The Crow remake The old scheduling conflicts get the blame. Whispers of Channing Tatum or Mark Wahlberg as possible replacements. (THR) Natalie Portman offered lead in indie drama Adaline (Wrap) Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy team up for comedy ID Theft So, (read…)

Disney pulls plug on Johnny Depp’s The Lone Ranger How does a western cost $250 million dollars?  Some say the budget was closer to $275 million. This combines two current Hollywood trends in one story: the appalling lack of imagination that leads studios to turn any brand name they can find into a feature film (read…)

News, nuggets and notables: Scott Glenn joins Matthew McConaughey in The Paperboy then returns for The Bourne Legacy The Paperboy is the Lee Daniels flick about a newspaper reporter (McConaughey) investigating a death row inmate (John Cusack). Glenn will play the paper’s editor. (Variety – firewall) Snippet: Trent Reznor’s score for The Girl With the (read…)

Today’s news, nuggets and notables: Claude Laydu, Actor: 1927 – 2011 He died July 29, but his performance as the troubled, sickly priest in Robert Bresson’s arthouse favorite The Diary of a Country Priest ensures his cinematic immortality. (Guardian) UK Trailer: Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus The ad-free version at The Playlist (read…)

Trailer: Johnny To’s Life Without Principle Well, it looks like we’re back after having server issues all day. Here are your news, nuggets and notables: John C. McGinley joins Tyler Perry’s I, Alex Cross And Variety uses the word “badass” in a headline. If you can’t beat the fanboys, join ’em I guess. (Variety) Mireille (read…)

News, nuggets and notables. Updated as needed. Kenny Ortega to direct Dirty Dancing remake Because nobody puts Baby in a corner, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to tap into affection for Dirty Dancing. Kenny Ortega was the original film’s choreographer and more recently the director of High School Musical. The (read…)

This is a bad, bad trailer for The Long, Long Trailer. It’s not exactly a film classic, but couldn’t Desi Arnaz have read his voiceover with a little bit of enthusiasm as though he wasn’t just reading a recipe for chocolate chip cookies? Ah well, Lucy will always be best remembered for TV anyway.

Red Band Teaser: Jonah Hill’s The Sitter “Let’s try a little shut the fuck up next time, huh?” News, nuggets and notables, updated throughout the day. [Update: 8:10 pm PT] Mash-up: Super 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo Super) Thanks to Ari for the heads up (YouTube) [Update: 1:50 pm PT] Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon (read…)

News, nuggets and notables. Updated throughout the day: Trailer #2: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Yeah yeah, I’m already on board. Just bring out the movie already. Check out the first one here if you missed it at the end of June. Gary Oldham, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and Mark Strong star. Can they remain faithful (read…)

News, nuggets and notables updated throughout the day. Bubba Smith, actor/football star: 1945 – 2011 He was of course most famous on the big screen for playing Moses Hightower in a half dozen Police Academy movies. (Wrap) Kenneth Longergan’s long-delayed Margaret to finally hit the big screen The Playlist has the news and a recap (read…)

TIFF Trailer: Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt News, nuggets and notables updated throughout the day. [Update: 12:40 pm PT] (above) TIFF Trailer: Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt It’s odd and probably not at all what most people expect from Francis Ford Coppola, but if his last two excellent films haven’t trained you to expect the unexpected from (read…)

Trailer: Sundance award-winning Like Crazy News, nuggets and notables, updated throughout the day. [Update: 3:20 pm PT] (above) Trailer: Like Crazy The award-winning Like Crazy was one of the more well-received flicks at Sundance last January. Here’s the official blurb: “A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply (read…)

US Trailer: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life News, nuggets and notables updated throughout the weekend if needed: (above) US Trailer for Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life I love the man’s music and I’m amused by his legend, but I’ve had my fill of music biographies. Having said that, this one promises to be something a little bit (read…)

Trailer: Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Red Tails News, nuggets and notables updated throughout the day as needed. [Udpate: 3:25 pm PT] Trailer: Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Red Tails From producer George Lucas comes this story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots who fought a (read…)

Trailer: Ryan Gosling and George Clooney in The Ides of March News, nuggets and notables updated throughout the day. [Update: 8:30 pm PT] Kevin Bacon joins R.I.P.D. This is the one with Jeff Bridges and the undead cops. (Variety) Anotoine Fuqua to adapt Storming Las Vegas The true story of former Cuban commando and his (read…)





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