Of the Day – 01.23.12

Read of the Day:

  • The reason why so many good foreign films are ineligible for Academy consideration. [The Hollywood Reporter]

News of the Day:

  • The first acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival included Dustin Lance Black’s Virginia and Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31. [The Playlist]

Review of the Day:

  • Three reviews of Sundance films that sound intriguing: Rock musical I Am Not a Hipster [/Film], Drama about a novelist The Words [The Playlist], and the Stephen Frears film Lay the Favorite. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Streaming Movie of the Day:

  • The critically acclaimed Finnish film Le Havre will not receive an Academy Award nomination tomorrow, but you can rent it on iTunes. [iTunes]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “Let me tell you something, Callahan. People… people are fascinated with death and violence. That’s why my films make money. They’re an escape, a vicarious release of fear. Same thing with this game. Nobody takes my films or the [REDACTED] seriously.” — Name the movie?
    Last Week’s Answer: Drive (2011)

Picture of the Day:

  • The international trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus reveals giant alien sculpture. [Rope of Silicon]

Video of the Day:

  • The official trailer for Jeff, Who Lives at Home shows a more toned down Jason Segel than we saw in The Muppets. [iTunes Trailers]

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