Of the Day – Episode 3 – 10.21.09

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Read of the Day:

  • The best reviewed Coen Brothers movies according to their ranking on Rotten Tomatoes have been compiled into a list with videos. Guess what came in at number 1? Not the one I thought it would be. [Rotten Tomatoes]

News of the Day:

  • John Lasseter will be the first animated film producer to receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures from the Producers Guild of America. [The Wrap]

Review of the Day:

  • Emanual Levy contributes to Amelia‘s dismal 25% early score on Rotten Tomatoes. In his review he says the movie is “part aerial adventure, part celebrity study, part romantic triangle, part mystery, but not satisfying on any of these levels.” [Emanuel Levy]

Picture of the Day:

  • (Above) There are 10 new photos posted from Richard Kelly’s upcoming film The Box. [Total Film]

Trailer of the Day:

  • The second and more detailed trailer for the 2010 release The Wolfman premiered today. Everything about this film sounds bad, but the trailer makes it look pretty good. [Apple Trailers via Twitch]

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  • Jake

    I like the Coens when they’re silly. My favorites are Raising Arizona, The Big Lobowski, and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? I like their other films, but I could watch those three over and over again. I’m kind of surprised to see Burn After Reading on the list. I didn’t think much of that movie other than the Brad Pitt and George Clooney characters.

    I’m disappointed to see that Amelia is getting bad reviews. It’s such an amazing story, I think if it were done like The Aviator, which is one of the best bio-pics ever made, Amelia could be a really outstanding movie. I heard a guy on MPR talking about the real Amelia on the radio a while ago and it was absolutely fascinating.

  • Sight unseen, I think the biggest problem with ‘Amelia’ is that they tried to give such a bizarre story a completely conventional formula. They needed somebody like David Lynch to do this movie. That would be sweet.

    Also, I don’t really care for Hilary Swank.

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