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When to Go Pee During Movies

Why didn’t somebody think of this before? We’ve all been there. You’re enjoying a film that you’re seeing for the first time, but even though you ordered the small soda, small at the movies is about 32 oz. Youre bladder is telling you it’s time to pee, but you don’t know when’s the best time […]

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Cannes Palme d’Or Awards Predictions

Cannes wraps up for good tomorrow with the final awards announcement coming sometime in the afternoon. Having not been at the festival I only have reactions from those who were there to gauge how the jury might be leaning. One thing to remember is that the Cannes jury more often than not disagrees with international […]

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Cannes Day 10 – Final Day Wrap Up

It seems like the last day of competition screenings turned out to be a boring one in Cannes. The two competition films that screened got mostly negative reviews and the other film that everyone was anticipating was a disappointment. More details below. Screenings and Reviews: Gaspar Noe’s Enter the Void proved not to be a […]

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Vulture Looks at the Cannes Awards Race

Dennis Lim of New York Magazine’s Culture Vulture is calling Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon the frontrunner for this year’s Palme d’Or. He says the film: …has an edge, as the most obviously cerebral film in a competition overflowing with genre titles. He also cals Tahar Rahim from A Prophet the frontrunner for Best Actor […]

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Cannes Day 8 – ‘Basterds’ and ‘Wild Grass’

As I mentioned earlier the reviews of Inglourious Basterds came in mixed, but mostly positive. The other film that screened today was Wild Grass, which also had a mostly positive response. Screenings and Reviews: The press conference for Basterds seems like it was nothing but laughs and fun. Brad Pitt joked about how he got […]

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‘Inglourious Basterds’ is a Hit!

Tarantino’s long awaited WWII film saw its first screenings at Cannes this morning and so far word is very positive. The first review I came across was Chris Hewitt from Empire who raved about the film: Tarantino has made a career out of subverting expectations – this is the man who made a heist flick […]

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Cannes Day 7 – ‘Broken Embraces’ ain’t Broke

One of my most anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, screened today to very mixed reviews. Also, today came some mid-festival discussion of the awards possibilities at this point. Screenings and Reviews: Broken Embraces opened to reviews that can once again be described as “polite” but not “ecstatic.” It didn’t […]

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News and Links 5/19/09 – Shakespeare and Beards

Casting News: ComingSoon.net reports that Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut with one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works, Coriolanus. William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain have signed on to the movie. Fiennes will play the title role. This inspires me to go back and watch th 1984 BBC version of the play with […]

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Cannes Day 6 – Anti-Antichrist

Two more competition films screened today Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist and Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric. There has still to be one film that has received unanimous praise (besides the opening night film Up), but a lot of strong contenders for the Palme d’Or have emerged. Screenings and Reviews: More dislike for Lars Von Trier’s […]

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Cannes Day 4 and 5 – Weekend Wrap-Up

With the first week of Cannes over, the festival has seen its share of cheers and boos as is to be expected with a lot of critics divided. As we head into the last week of competition, there are more films to look forward to including Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. […]

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Cannes Day Three – Bright Stars

Another day, another two competition films screened. Today it was Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Park Chan-wook’s Thirst. There were also several out-of-competition or previews of films that have been buzzed about in the south of France. Screenings and Reviews: Critics are calling Jane Campion’s Bright Star a satisfying return to form for Jane Campion. […]

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Cannes Day Two – The Competition Begins

Two films that are in competition screened today at the Cannes Film Festival – Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank and Lou Ye’s Spring Fever. Here’s the story from Day 2: Screenings and Reviews: Fish Tank has received mostly positive reviews, with raves going towards its star Katie Jarvis. In his review, Ray Bennett from The Hollywood […]

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News and Links 5/14/09 – Trailers Galore!

Casting News: Mila Kunis and Mark Ruffalo will join Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Leighton Meester, Kristen Wiig, Ray Liotta and Jimmi Simpson for the upcoming movie Date Night. Quite the glut of big names. The film is for FOX and will be directed by Shawn Levy. Comingsoon.net […]

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Other News 5/5/09 – Girls, Trekkies, and Car Crashes

News and Links for May 5, 2009 Cinematical has compiled a month-by-month look at this summer’s girls on film. It’s a good read, but not enough pictures. /Film has posted a sneak peak at Disney’s upcoming return to hand-drawn animation, The Princess and the Frog. Looks fantastically nostalgic. Cinema Blend has reported that even it […]

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