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…)

Trailer: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart ‘Welcome to the Rileys’

Another Sundance premiere gets a trailer. This time it’s James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo in the sophomore feature of Ridley Scott’s son Jake, Welcome to the Rileys. Gandolfini and Leo are a midwestern couple dealing with the disintegration of their marriage following the death of their daughter.  Stewart is a troubled stripper/prostitute Gandolfini (read…)

700 miles from Sundance 2010: Please Give, Waiting for Superman, Welcome to the Rileys, Four Lions and Buried

Sundance round-up: Holofcener, Guggenheim tackles education, Kristin Stewart strips for James Gandolini, a Jihadist farce, but Ryan Reynolds BURIED in a box might be the find of the festival.

Gotham Awards: Cry Me a ‘Frozen River’

The 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards (formerly known as simply the Gotham Awards) were handed out last night with Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River beating Lance Hammer’s Ballast, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor and Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler for Best Feature. Frozen River’s Melissa Leo also took Breakthrough Actor for her (read…)

The Watercooler: 8/4/08

Andrew Garfield is Boy A After last weekend’s multiplex disaster, LiC stuck to the arthouse theaters this weekend. The results were decent if unspectacular. First up was the UK drama Boy A. Adapted from the novel by Jonathan Trigell, it tells the story of a young man released from prison after spending most of his (read…)

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