Cannes gets closer and closer to wrap up and a lot of the high profile films that had been anticipated have already come and gone. There are still a few releases to come, but the race for the Palme d’Or is starting to clear up. Screenings and Reviews: Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon screened and […]
As I was working on my new Oscar predictions, I was trying to figure out which films at this point could be safe bets for Best Picture nominations. Cannes has cleared some things up, but itâ€™s still pretty much a shot in the dark at this point. I began to realize there is one film […]
4 New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince TV spots were recently released and Trailer Addict has them for streaming. I get more and more excited for this movie every day. It looks like it has more complex visual effects than previous Potter films have had. It could possibly be a strong contender in the […]
As I mentioned earlier the reviews of Inglourious Basterds came in mixed, but mostly positive. The other film that screened today was Wild Grass, which also had a mostly positive response. Screenings and Reviews: The press conference for Basterds seems like it was nothing but laughs and fun. Brad Pitt joked about how he got […]
1) According to legend Chaplinâ€™s infamous tramp costume was assembled when he took various costume pieces from other stars in the Keystone male dressing room. He borrowed Fatty Arbuckleâ€™s enormous trousers, Charles Averyâ€™s size extra small jacket, Ford Sterlingâ€™s size fourteen shoes, and a small derby hat belonging to Arbuckleâ€™s father in law. This has […]
This is an old video, but I heard the song on the radio and it made me want to see it again: Here’s hoping “30 Rock” stays on the air for a very long time.
Tarantino’s long awaited WWII film saw its first screenings at Cannes this morning and so far word is very positive. The first review I came across was Chris Hewitt from Empire who raved about the film: Tarantino has made a career out of subverting expectations â€“ this is the man who made a heist flick […]
One of my most anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival, Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces, screened today to very mixed reviews. Also, today came some mid-festival discussion of the awards possibilities at this point. Screenings and Reviews: Broken Embraces opened to reviews that can once again be described as “polite” but not “ecstatic.” It didn’t […]
Casting News: ComingSoon.net reports that Ralph Fiennes is making his directorial debut with one of Shakespeare’s lesser known works, Coriolanus. William Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jessica Chastain have signed on to the movie. Fiennes will play the title role. This inspires me to go back and watch th 1984 BBC version of the play with […]
I’ve noticed a pattern in the last couple of weeks of New on DVD columns. It seems to go one new release, one classic re-release or Blu-Ray release, and one Criterion. This week is much of the same: Three to See on DVD for May 19, 2009: 1) Valkyrie (2008) Directed By: Bryan Singer Starring: […]
Two more competition films screened today Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist and Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric. There has still to be one film that has received unanimous praise (besides the opening night film Up), but a lot of strong contenders for the Palme d’Or have emerged. Screenings and Reviews: More dislike for Lars Von Trier’s […]
Grade: D+ After seeing Ron Howardâ€™s latest Dan Brown adaptation, Angels & Demons, Iâ€™m not sure what was more dizzying â€“ the constantly rotating camera or the random facts spewing from the mouth of Tom Hanksâ€™ protagonist Robert Langdon. The film was light on story and heavy on fluff and a sub-par effort from the […]
Apologies for the lack of activity this weekend. Apparently my ISP has blocked my site, preventing me access from updating or even viewing it at home. This should be remedied soon. Look for a new Daily Trivia tomorrow as well as reviews of Angels and Demons and more on Chaplin to come this week.
With the first week of Cannes over, the festival has seen its share of cheers and boos as is to be expected with a lot of critics divided. As we head into the last week of competition, there are more films to look forward to including Pedro Almodovarâ€™s Broken Embraces and Quentin Tarantinoâ€™s Inglourious Basterds. […]
Another day, another two competition films screened. Today it was Jane Campionâ€™s Bright Star and Park Chan-wookâ€™s Thirst. There were also several out-of-competition or previews of films that have been buzzed about in the south of France. Screenings and Reviews: Critics are calling Jane Campionâ€™s Bright Star a satisfying return to form for Jane Campion. […]
Two films that are in competition screened today at the Cannes Film Festival – Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank and Lou Ye’s Spring Fever. Here’s the story from Day 2: Screenings and Reviews: Fish Tank has received mostly positive reviews, with raves going towards its star Katie Jarvis. In his review, Ray Bennett from The Hollywood […]
Casting News: Mila Kunis and Mark Ruffalo will join Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Leighton Meester, Kristen Wiig, Ray Liotta and Jimmi Simpson for the upcoming movie Date Night. Quite the glut of big names. The film is for FOX and will be directed by Shawn Levy. Comingsoon.net […]
Grade: A In the opening slide of the film The Kid it is described as â€œa picture with a smile, and perhaps a tear.â€ There may not be a kinder, more appropriate way to describe Charlie Chaplinâ€™s first ever feature length film. The Kid is a masterful blending of Chaplinâ€™s comic genius, which he had […]
This morning I wake up to find the full trailer for Nine has been posted. Enjoy: It looks even more fantastic than I can fathom. It comes out November 25, 2009.