Of the Day – 07.28.11

Read of the Day:

  • With the announcement of the line-up for the Toronto International Film Festival, it is not surprising that Oscar buzz is already following. Here are 10 contenders gunning for Oscars at TIFF. [The Hollywood Reporter]

News of the Day:

  • Art director and producer Polly Platt has died at the age of 72. [Awards Daily]

Review of the Day:

  • Cowboys & Aliens is getting negative reviews even from the fanboys. Does that come as a surprise for anybody? [First Showing]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • If you’re in for some Mystery Science Theater 3000-style silliness check out the RiffTrax edition of Plan 9 from Outer Space. [Hulu]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “All right, so I’m part of the machine. But if I’m part of it, then so are you. You are, too. We all are. And this is the thing, remember? Everything is made with opposing force. We may be opposed to the machine, but we’re still very much a part of it, right? I work for the government, the school, but I’m also very much opposed to a lot of its policies. You guys hate coming to school, right? Holler back if you heard me! You hate it, but you come anyway. Sometimes. Exactly.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Magnolia (1999)

Picture of the Day:

  • The first look at Christopher Walken with a hilarious toupe in Todd Solondz’s upcoming film Dark Horse. [The Playlist]

Video of the Day:

  • A fantastic teaser trailer for TIFF selection The Hunter starring Willem Dafoe. [indieWIRE]

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  • Asif Khan

    i am not surprised to be really honest …. i wasn’t even excited for it :((( i don’t know why everyone else was ???? the trailer didn’t impressed me either back when it was released ……

  • Jose

    I was excited for it, but the Comic-Con bad buzz and bad reviews convinced me that I’m better watching something else at the movies this weekend. Shame too cause it looked like it had potential.

  • The quote is from Half Nelson. It seems like we get a lot of Gosling this year.

  • @Mikhael – Yes indeed. It is the year of Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender.

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