OFF THE CARPET: Strong year for double-dippers

Posted by · 8:58 am · September 12th, 2011

We find ourselves right in the middle of the big Toronto press junket, er, film festival, where 200-plus films are landing, many of them as world premieres, and the landscape of this year’s Oscar race is really beginning to take shape. As I looked out at the various films in play this year, it suddenly […]

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Jennifer Lawrence nude!!!!!!!!!

Posted by · 2:06 pm · August 30th, 2011

Now that you’re here, nude-celeb-surfing keyword junkie, take a look around. We cover Oscars and stuff, too. (This is from the DVD/Blu-ray release, by the way, which hits shelves a week from Friday. Couldn’t resist a little SEO fun with the headline.)

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OFF THE CARPET: Closing the book on summer 2011

Posted by · 8:38 am · August 22nd, 2011

The summer movie season has come to an end, and what an interesting season it was. We saw three billion-dollar grossers for the first time ever in one year, let alone one three-month spread (thank you, 3D). We saw a bit of a glass ceiling for comic book movies, proving nothing is a sure thing […]

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‘First Class’ Friday

Posted by · 12:06 pm · July 19th, 2011

Which will you choose? Via press release: LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2011) – Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September […]

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Hero takes a fall

Posted by · 6:35 pm · June 16th, 2011

In coming up with an idle, pop-related title for this post, I was faced with two choices: the one I eventually went with, or “We don’t need another hero.” I decided against the latter — partly because I’m sure other writers have already exhausted it, partly because The Bangles can always do with another shout-out […]

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‘X’ marks the top spot

Posted by · 3:32 pm · June 5th, 2011

(I figure it’s time to start bringing these back in on Sundays.) I would have said it’ll be interesting to see if Paramount’s strategy of screening “Super 8” to the geek base and using favorable reviews to drive tracking will be enough to grab a top spot next week, but with a $56 million opening, […]

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Tell us what you thought of ‘X-Men: First Class’

Posted by · 10:28 pm · June 2nd, 2011

Oddly enough, I have very little to say about “X-Men: First Class.” There was a rush to celebrate the film that felt hasty. It gets a number of things right (like the Xavier/Lensherr relationship, which is spot on), but it also feels like director Matthew Vaughn is a bit tone deaf, as the energy of […]

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Be truthful

Posted by · 6:24 pm · May 9th, 2011

Hate to spoil the one that gave me the biggest laugh (full version after the jump), but it’s applicable here. I think the “X-Men: First Class” is probably my favorite, though. More at The Shiznit.

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‘X-Men: First Class’ trailer

Posted by · 4:15 pm · February 10th, 2011

A bit of a diversion from the Oscar scene, though not really, seeing as Jennifer Lawrence stars (and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are surely not far away from their first nomination). But Fox has debuted the “X-Men: First Class” trailer via the film’s Facebook page and, if you’ve been online this afternoon at all, […]

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Fassbender’s 2011 gets busier with McQueen’s ‘Shame’

Posted by · 9:47 am · November 11th, 2010

I’m lousy at keeping track of pre-production news, so if you’d asked me an hour ago what British artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen was tackling for his sophomore feature, I’d have answered, “Oh, I know — that Fela Kuti biopic starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.” And I’d have been wrong. The more clued-up folks at The Playlist report that […]

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