9/9 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Gosling King of Toronto, ‘Descendants’ drops earlier, spoilers in trailers

Posted by · 8:24 am · September 9th, 2011

• Susan Wloszczyna writes up Toronto as the Oscar season kickstarter, hears good buzz for Woody Harrelson in “Rampart.” [USA Today] • Jeff Labrecque chalks Ryan Gosling up as the King of Toronto with two films set for the fest. [Entertainment Weekly] • Fox Searchlight moves “The Descendants” up five days to November 18. [Variety]

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser trailer

Posted by · 9:19 am · July 18th, 2011

ZOMG! Okay, here it is, in official form. I have to fess up and admit I watched the sketchy bootleg last week. But it’s nice to finally get a clear gander, and really, it’s nicely achieved, I think, given that there likely wasn’t a lot of footage to pull from and this raises the stakes […]

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Nolan’s Batman trilogy as a single poster

Posted by · 10:35 pm · July 17th, 2011

Just had to pass this along. Kind of dig it. Courtesy David Chen:

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ trailer attached to final ‘Harry Potter’

Posted by · 2:14 pm · July 8th, 2011

Nothing much going on today, so why not toss up a good ole’ fashioned SEO-baiting post? Those of you planning to take in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” next weekend (which I imagine is most of you), you’ll be delighted to know that, according to Superhero Hype, Warner Bros. will attach the […]

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Bane

Posted by · 11:40 am · May 20th, 2011

Since a reader already tried to veer off-topic in another thread with this, I might as well get it out of the way. A shot of Tom Hardy as Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises,” revealed through viral marketing that will no doubt be as annoying (if not more so) as it was during the […]

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“We’re grown men, right?”

Posted by · 4:28 pm · May 12th, 2011

I didn’t realize there was a Michael Keaton retrospective at the American Cinemateque right around the corner — as in, this weekend — until I read about it in this Geoff Boucher profile of the actor at the LA Times. Reading the unique look back at Keaton’s career, in his own words, I was reminded […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Globes chatter, Batman buzz, foreign Oscar surprises

Posted by · 6:42 pm · January 21st, 2011

• The Golden Globes did their thing, with Ricky Gervais’s antics drawing more attention than the sweep for “The Social Network.” • David Fincher’s film continued its dominance at the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Awards, which Kris reported from first-hand. • As if to remind us that there’s more than one film in the race, this […]

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Hathaway set for Catwoman in ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ Hardy confirmed as Bane

Posted by · 10:24 am · January 19th, 2011

I feel compelled to pass this along in the midst of the usual Oscar talk because, well, you know me. I looks like Anne Hathaway has been confirmed for the role of Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman chapter, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Tom Hardy, meanwhile, who was cast in an unnamed […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Supporting ladies gather, London opens, Hardy goes to Gotham

Posted by · 8:28 pm · October 15th, 2010

• Off the Carpet picked out the likeliest runners in a highly malleable Best Supporting Actress race. • We checked in on the Best Animated Feature race, where it seems we may be looking at a three-nominee field after all. • Away from the awards beat, the week’s big news was the casting of Tom […]

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Tom Hardy cast in Nolan’s next Batman film

Posted by · 10:53 am · October 13th, 2010

I kind of don’t like calling it “Batman 3,” but in any case, Mike Fleming is reporting at Deadline that Tom Hardy, star of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” has been cast in a “lead role” in the sequel to 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Naturally, “insiders are keeping the role secret and won’t even say if he’s […]

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Celebrating 25 years of Burton/Elfman collaborations

Posted by · 5:20 pm · October 1st, 2010

In the “sign me up now, please” category today is a recently announced boxed set of Danny Elfman’s music collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton.  I first heard about the limited edition set via the New York Times in a piece that went up on the Arts Beat blog yesterday.  It featured a video with Burton […]

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Pre-Con Batman “news” to fend off the cravings

Posted by · 8:24 pm · July 20th, 2010

Via FirstShowing: We’ve gotten word from a reliable inside source with a studio casting grid that The Riddler is listed as a character for Chris Nolan’s highly anticipated to the sequel to The Dark Knight, which is still called Batman 3 at Warner Bros. Even more interesting, the actor currently listed in the same grid […]

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Nolan breathes something about ‘Dark Knight’ sequel

Posted by · 9:43 am · June 5th, 2010

It’s not much, nor would it be.  Nolan offers his stand-by “I work on one film at a time” line, but the meat of what he says in a forthcoming Empire magazine interview: “[The third film will be] the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story.” And: […]

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The Dark Knight on the Croisette

Posted by · 11:31 pm · May 17th, 2010

Being the Bat-geek that I am, I couldn’t resist posting this image, stolen from The Film Experience’s Cannes correspondent, Julien.  I guess this is one of the advert stills being used before screenings?  Guy?  Either way, love it:

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2/26 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:34 am · February 26th, 2010

• Maria Puente on the wide array of villains represented by the year’s Oscar nominations. [USA Today] • Bill Mechanic tells Sharon Waxman that the Oscarcast will be “emotional.” [The Wrap] • Not movie related, but FYI, Batman’s is still bigger. [Hero Complex]

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10/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:12 am · October 29th, 2009

• John Horn dutifully writes up the pre-release buzz of “2012.” [Los Angeles Times] • Pete Hammond on how legends Orson Welles and Tennessee Williams could figure into this year’s Oscar race. [Notes on a Season] • Years that could have used 10 Best Picture nominees. [Variety]

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The history of Dr. Amadeus Arkham

Posted by · 7:38 am · August 21st, 2009

This one’s for the video game fans, which I understand might be a considerable minority, but this comes out in less than a week.  Color me stoked: (Courtesy: Cinema Blend)

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WEEKLY WRAP: Comic-Con, a taste of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Alice’

Posted by · 1:59 am · July 25th, 2009

• Comic-Con was the week’s big story, with 25 minutes of footage from “Avatar” its major talking-point so far. • Meanwhile, the rather less glitzy sci-fi of “District 9” wowed the crowds. • And Gary Oldman slipped some unexpected news about the next Batman installment. • Good week for trailers, as both “Alice in Wonderland” […]

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