Of the Weekend – 08.06-08.10

Read of the Weekend:

  • Scott Feinberg has attained a copy of the March 2009 script for The Kids Are All Right in which Mark Ruffalo’s character is given some redemption. He also lists it among other monologues that secured Oscar nominations or wins. [ScottFeinberg.com via Hollywood Elsewhere]

News of the Weekend:

  • The MPAA has rated Yael Hersonski’s Holocaust documentary “R” for “disturbing images of holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity” further proving that the MPAA’s priorities are all messed up. [Cinematical]

Review of the Weekend:

  • Anthony Lane says that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a fun skit, but Edgar Wright doesn’t feel as home in Toronto as he does in England. [The New Yorker]

Free Movie of the Day:

  • Tonight’s edition of TCM’s Summer Under the Stars features Warren Beatty and his classic films Bonnie and Clyde, Splendor in the Grass, and Reds. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication. But legend embodies it in a form which enables it to spread all over the world.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: Gaslight (1944) – Vince was first to answer correctly.

Picture of the Weekend:

  • The first look of Russell Brand as Trinculo and Alfred Molina as Stephano in Julie Taymor’s The Tempest. Pitch-perfect casting decision. [HitFix]

Video of the Weekend:

  • The trailer for Tony Scott’s Unstoppable looks like Speed meets The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and it could be over-the-top action movie fun. [Awards Daily]

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  • MPAA idiocy in action:

    “Once” and “Happy=Go-Lucky”: R
    “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Alien vs. Predator”: PG-13

    Need I say more?

  • Brandon Cooley

    Frost/Nixon was rated R. What senese does that make?

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