Trailer: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent in Mike Mills’ ‘Beginners’

Apple has the trailer for Mike (Thumbsucker) Mills’ semi-autobiographical Beginners starring Ewan McGregor as a man who learns his elderly father (Christopher Plummer) is both gay and has terminal cancer. Melanie Laurent plays McGregor’s girlfriend. My first instinct is to recoil at the charm offensive the trailer is dishing out, but then I have to (read…)

UK Trailer: Melanie Laurent in ‘The Concert’

Optimum Releasing has debuted the UK trailer for Radhu Mihaileanu’s The Concert, the charming 6-time Cesar nominee (and 2-time winner for original music and sound) about a once-proud Bolshoi conductor forced to work as a janitor after running afoul of the Communist party.  One day long after the fall of communism, Andrei Filipov is cleaning (read…)

Review: Inglourious Basterds (2009) **** 1/2

Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France… Inglourious Basterds is a rambunctious, revenge fueled, “what if” rewrite of history that could only have been made by a cinematic savant like Quentin Tarantino. Here is a man who views the world through a camera lens winning World War II with the power of sound and (read…)

‘Glourious’ Friday

I’m still mulling over Inglourious Basterds, but the good news is that it’s terrific. It’s much slower, talkier and in a way more serious than I expected, but damnit it works. I haven’t dug into the negative reviews yet, but its safe to say a certain movie blogger who was morally outraged by the movie (read…)

Clips of fatherless children who are not ‘glourious’

Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds I’ve grown weary of showing clips of movies before they come out, but I’ve been riding Inglourious Basterds pretty hard and you might be interested in a little more juice so… here apparently is a link to nine clips over at IESB. Don’t know what they entail because I refuse (read…)

‘Basterds’ Character Poster #4: Mélanie Laurent

You know, I’m really looking forward to this film, but even I’m getting tired of this. It’s almost as bad as when the project was first getting going and they were casting the thing – report one you have to report them all… Click the image for the full version… Via: Cinematical (which has a (read…)





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