LiC contributor Jackson Truax’s 2011 Top 10 (plus 5)

Looking back at the 218 new movies I’ve seen this past year, here’s a celebration of those I can’t stop talking or thinking about, and those I’m jumping at the chance to write about again. My top ten list is comprised of the films that were “released” this year, that would qualify for most Oscar (read…)

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun (1987) directed by Steven Spielberg Christian Bale as Jim ‘Jamie’ Graham and Nigel Havers as Dr. Rawlins Jim (watching the American planes bomb the Japanese airfield): Wow! Haha! Go! P-51, Cadillac of the sky! Hahaha! Wow! P-51, Cadillac of the sky! Dr. Rawlins: Jim? Jim! Get off the roof! Jim! Jim: (read…)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

This is a 2 minute trailer, not the 6 minutes that played before selected IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Stream it after the jump, or check it out at Apple.

Headlines: 3/11/11

Tomei, Parker wanted for indie dram-com Married and Cheating Variety describes Marisa Tomei and Sarah Jessica Parker as “in early talks” for the indie comedy/drama focusing on the problems of three married couples. (6:45 pm) Because The Fighter needed more human irritant Dicky Ecklund Behold, DVD-ready deleted scene of Christian Bale gnawing on the scenery. (read…)

AFI Fest: The Fighter (2010)

A confident looking Mark Wahlberg took to the stage last night at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to introduce the world premiere of his film The Fighter to an eager AFI Fest audience, the likes of which he joked he hadn’t seen since his days with The Funky Bunch. Almost willing the audience to love the film, (read…)

AFI Fest 2010 Secret Screening Announced: World premiere of Russell’s ‘The Fighter’

I was hoping against hope the secret screening would be True Grit, but this will do. Here’s this morning’s press release: AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FIGHTER AS ITS SECRET SCREENING Free Tickets Available at 10:00 a.m.; Screening Tonight at 9:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES, CA, November 9, 2010  AFI (read…)

Poster: The Fighter

Everyone appears to be much more pleased with the extended trailer for The Fighter that ran during last night’s episode of Mad Men than they were with the first one. I’m guessing people will be pleased with this simple, stylish and dignified poster for same. Directed by David O. Russell from a screenplay based on (read…)

Trailer: Mark Wahlberg & Christian Bale in ‘The Fighter’

Apple has the trailer for one of LiC’s more anticipated film’s of the year: David O. Russell’s The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams. The Fighter is based on the true story of boxer Irish Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) whose half-brother Dicky Ecklund was once lightweight champion before a life of crime led (read…)

Malick already planning next film with Bale, Bardem and McAdams

There was a time when you measured the interval between Terrence Malick projects in decades. Now however, with work still being completed on Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn (due this Christmas), the leisurely director will apparently be shopping around his next picture at the Electronic Film Market in Berlin. All that’s (read…)

Review: Terminator Salvation (2009) * 1/2

I guess they were out of cherry Slurpees Hey. Want to be dry humped by McG for a couple of hours? Have I got the movie for you. I remember walking out of The Terminator 25 years ago buzzing about how cool it was. I’d never seen a villain quite like the indestructible cyborg that (read…)

Posters: Public Enemies

Click image for higher resolution IMP Awards has some character posters for Michael Mann’s upcoming Public Enemies (July 1) starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard. I like the posters, otherwise I’m officially keeping my trap shut about this movie until it comes out. Check out IMP for the Depp and Bale images. Something (read…)

Poster: Public Enemies

I wish I could tell you an early screening of Michael Mann’s upcoming John Dillinger picture Public Enemies was amazing, but that would be a lie. There was enough good about it though that I hope I’m either wrong or that they fix it before it comes out on July 1st. Click the image to (read…)

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