Of the Weekend – 05.07-09.10

Read of the Weekend:

  • Guy Lodge sizes up the competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. [In Contention]

News of the Weekend:

  • The FCC has ruled to allow high definition films to be available On Demand before or while they are in theatres. What does this mean for the future of the cinema? [Deadline]

Review of the Weekend:

  • One of Todd McCarthy’s first posts on his new indieWIRE blog is a review of the Cannes Film Festival opener Robin Hood. He calls it “a fashionably gritty period drama, conceived by intelligent minds and handsomely decked out, but featuring no beating heart or compelling raison d’etre.” [Deep Focus]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Revisit Disney’s animated Robin Hood before seeing the Russell Crowe version this Friday. [YouTube]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “If [he] can really control people’s mind, why isn’t he ruling the world,then? Eh? Why bother with this little… side show?”
    “‘Side show’? He don’t… he don’t want to rule the world. He wants the world to rule itself!” – Name the movie?
    Friday’s Answer: Trainspotting (1996)

Picture of the Weekend:

  • The first poster and images from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Biutiful were released over the weekend. It has lots of Bardem angst. [In Contention]

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