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Cinematic Shame: Worst of the Year

29 December 2010 6:58 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

year in review part 5 of several

I thought it would be tasteless to drop this lump of coal on Christmas so I saved it one day. It's naughty, not nice. But before we get to the unsatisfying trends, performances, and movies of the year, some caveats. I didn't see everything and am not, generally speaking, paid to attend terrible movies. Even when I'm doing freelance gigs, nobody has ever said to me "Nathaniel, we'd love for you to write a 3,000 word essay about Yogi Bear." [Editors of the world take note: I would totally do this for money.]

Most Repetitive Actor or Actress Dear Leonardo DiCaprio, you have now done three movies in a row where you're a tortured soul with an emotionally unstable dead wife. This is an even more specific brick-wall niche then when Jodie Foster kept getting trapped in small places or when Julianne Moore kept losing her children (imaginary or otherwise).

DiCaprio's new franchise!

It's time to shake things up. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Owf’s 52 Must See Films of 2011

24 December 2010 11:00 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Usually around this time of the year we list maybe 10 or 20 films that we think are as absolute ‘Must See’s’ for what the next 12 months of cinema has to offer us but as the clock is ticking ever closer to midnight on 2010, we thought we would challenge ourselves a little further this time around. The question I posed to the Owf staff recently was… can Cinema in 2011 produce enough ‘Must See’ films to hit 52, which would ratio out to be just one film per week? That’s all we are hopeful for here… just one film every Friday that justifies us parting with our ever increasingly important cash in these tough economic times.

Did we manage to find 52? Kind of.

There’s certainly 52 films listed here but once we got to around 30, the whole thing became a struggle and we had to fill it out disappointingly with the usual array of over-budgeted summer spectacles, »

- Matt Holmes

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Choose The 1998 Academy Award Winners!

23 December 2010 6:30 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

I love that a heated discussion over Titanic’s infamous Oscar sweep of 1998 has already begun over at Laurent’s excellent retrospective. I guess it’s just the nature of this particular film. There is something about Titanic that hits a raw nerve in people and they feel a need to defend/criticize it so passionately.

As it happens, I fall in the ‘unconditional love’ category and I’m not afraid to admit it. To this day I have a passion for Titanic, a film that so perfectly matches what a glorious, spellbinding, big spectacle romance against an historic backdrop should be, and those films are so rare, especially when they are made with such precise and meticulous detail from James Cameron.

We shouldn’t be embarrassed over how much we loved Titanic in the 90′s. We should embrace it. So as our third ‘Choose The Winners’ article, we are »

- Matt Holmes

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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Interview with Hailee Steinfield

22 December 2010 7:07 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Screenterrier reported back in February on the casting of 13 year old Hailee Steinfield in the Coen Brothers remake of the classic John Wayne Western True Grit.

Now turning 14, in an interview with ABC news, Hailee gives more details on the casting process that she went through to get the part.

To find their Mattie, casting directors Ellen Chenoweth and Rachel Tenner knew what they were looking for: "We had a prototype: Linda Manz from 'Days of Heaven,' or a young Holly Hunter, Tatum O'Neal, or Jodie Foster," said Chenoweth. "We didn't rule out better-known actresses - not that there are that many in that age range - and we did see some, but they weren't right."

The pair traveled to 10 cities throughout the South and Southwest, seeing more than 5,000 actors. "In the end, they found me in their own back yard," said Hailee.

She had heard of the job through her mother's cousin, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Two

19 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Beaver

Opens: March 23rd 2011

Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence

Director: Jodie Foster

Summary: A depressed toy company CEO with a failed marriage starts to wear a beaver puppet on his hand as a form of therapy, much to the initial bemusement of his family. He soon begins talking only through the character.

Analysis: This time last year, excitement was quietly brewing for "The Beaver". Gibson's drunken tirade a few years before hand wasn't forgotten, but enough time had passed that this looked to be the year of a potential comeback for the actor.

The thriller remake "Edge of Darkness" and this were his first on screen roles in ten years, 'Beaver' is also his "Maverick" co-star Foster's return to the director's chair fifteen years after her last feature. The script topped the 2008 Black List and scored rave reviews for its blend of sophisticated humor and sad pathos, »

- Garth Franklin

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Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson called me an 'oven dodger'

17 December 2010 2:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor claims Gibson made antisemitic and homophobic remarks to her at a party more than 15 years ago

The actor Winona Ryder has claimed that Mel Gibson called her an "oven-dodger" in an apparent reference to her Jewish heritage at a party more than 15 years ago.

Ryder, 39, makes the accusation in an interview with GQ magazine. Gibson, who allegedly also made homophobic remarks about one of her friends on the same evening, was referencing the gas chambers used by Nazis to kill millions of Jews during the Holocaust, she believes.

"I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk," Ryder said.

"I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers', but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before."

Ryder, born Winona Horowitz, is half Jewish. »

- Ben Child

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Mel Gibson: the year of living disastrously

16 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a charismatic star to a pariah infamous for his racist outbursts, Mel Gibson's fall from grace has been spectacular. But can Hollywood live without him?

Mel Gibson has been a repellent human being for so long it is getting hard to remember when he was not. But once upon a time, Gibson was positively adored, the hottest thing since sliced bread. As the historian Ajp Taylor once put it, when something is now very much in the past, it is hard to remember that it was once still in the future. Thus it will shock many to learn that Gibson, like Paul McCartney and Sting and even Madonna, was once a breath of fresh air.

When Mad Max first started making the circuit in 1979, hipsters were all over it. Gibson also won over critics' hearts with his top-notch performances in Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously, both directed by the very young, »

- Joe Queenan

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SXSW 2011 to Open with ‘Source Code’

16 December 2010 2:06 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Duncan Jones, director of the sci-fi original Moon, is returning to the South by Southwest Film Festival with his sophomore feature film, Source Code.

The film will celebrate its world premiere at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on March 11, three weeks before the thriller opens wide in the States.  Written by Ben Ripley, the story centers on a soldier (Jake Gyllenhaal) forced to participate in a government experiment that sends him back to the same moment in time eight minutes before a terrorist explodes a commuter train.  Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright also star.  (Watch the trailer here).

“We are delighted to welcome Duncan Jones back to SXSW,” said film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson. “His debut Moon showed an intelligence, skill, and exceptional use of limited resources that’s exactly the kind of filmmaking we love to support. Source Code is a terrific follow-up; it’s a smart, »

- Jeff Leins

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Mel Gibson's movie 'The Beaver' will be released after all

16 December 2010 12:13 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

How's late March sound as the official start date for Mel Gibson's career/image rehab?

Summit Entertainment is hoping that will be enough time for you to put aside the stomach-churning nastiness unpleasantness surrounding Gibson's personal life and be ready to laugh again with the star of "What Women Want." Summit has set a March 23 release date for "The Beaver," Gibson's oddball dramedy about a guy who communicates via a hand puppet.

The movie, directed by Jodie Foster and written by Kyle Killen ("Lone Star"), will open in limited release then and expand to more markets on April 8.

"The Beaver" stars Gibson as a man whose depression has cost him his family and his professional standing; he has a bit of a breakthrough when he starts communicating through a hand puppet that looks like a beaver (and sounds kind of like Michael Caine).

The movie has been in limbo for several months, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Winona Ryder Always Knew Mel Gibson Was a Bigot

16 December 2010 11:02 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We've heard from Jodie Foster. And now, for the prosecution, we give you Winona Ryder. Turns out, long before the telephone became Mel Gibson's public enemy No. 1, he wasn't exactly shy about his less than inclusive beliefs. Quite the day for magazine revelations, huh? Here's the deal: While talking to GQ, and apropos of nothing really at all, Ryder let loose with this gem of an anecdote from her and Gibson's shared past. "I remember, like, 15 years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties," she said. "And he was really drunk." Shocked yet? Nah, didn't think so. "I was with my friend, who's gay. [Gibson] made a really »

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The Beaver Gets Official March 23 Release Date Next Year

16 December 2010 10:12 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Whether or not you're ready for Mel Gibson to be back on the screen, The Beaver is coming to American theaters next spring, now with an official release date and everything. According to Deadline the film directed by Jodie Foster and starring Gibson is now set for a March 23rd limited release, with a wider expansion settled for April 8. Believe it or not, that release will just be a little over a year after The Edge of Darkness premiered at the beginning of this year, starring Gibson and netting about $81 million worldwide. It's amazing what a series of leaked racist, sexist, abusive phone calls will do for a man's career. As much as it seemed over the summer, when the news was still fresh, that Gibson would never have a career again, his smart willingness to lay low and let this all blow over seems to have worked. By the »

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Summit Sets The Beaver Release Date

16 December 2010 8:19 AM, PST | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Courtesy: Summit EntertainmentLOS Angeles, California (X17online) - After announcing The Beaver will hit theaters next spring, Summit Entertainment has finally given the Jodi Foster-directed film a release date: April 8. The dark comedy starring Mel Gibson, who plays a depressed man finding comfort in a beaver hand puppet, was delayed due to the controversy surrounding the actor most of 2010. The Beaver will finally hit theaters next year with limited release staring Wednesday, March 23. Summit acquired rights to the film in August 2009. »

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‘The Beaver’ Will Open Limited on March 23 and Go Wide on April 8

16 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The headline gags just seem to write themselves, but calm down -- this is purely a release date post. Summit has announced a date for Jodie Foster's film The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson plays a family man who goes down a dark, angry road before being led back into the family fold by a plush beaver puppet. The film will hit some markets on March 23 2011, and then expand on April 8, with the number of theaters for April 8 likely to be determined based in part on the film's critical and box office performance in the first limited weekend. So can Mel Gibson sell the story of a guy who cracks up and then finds redemption? Is it completely crazy that the plot for his first post-rant film seems to reflect his own life so closely? Or can you look at The Beaver as just another movie, totally divorced from any real life goings-on? »

- Russ Fischer

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‘The Beaver’ Will Reach Theaters In March 2011

16 December 2010 7:58 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Beaver – a story about a woebegone man who begins to reassemble the shambles of his once-thriving life with the assistance of a toy puppet – sounds… interesting and quirky enough in its own right, but the fact that it stars Mel Gibson very much prevented the film from reaching theaters this year.

Now Summit Entertainment has at last set an official release date for actress/director Jodie Foster’s Beaver movie, which will begin a limited theatrical run on March 23rd, 2011 and then expand wider on April 8th.

While The Beaver is very much an unconventional dramedy in its own right, Gibson’s public meltdown over the past couple of years has discouraged studios from signing on to distribute the film. Things started to turn around for the project a few months back, when Gibson’s performance

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Want to See Mel Gibson in Jodie Foster's Beaver? Now You Can

16 December 2010 7:30 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready for the maybe-comeback of Mel Gibson. After much thinking and plotting, Summit Entertainment has finally announced a release date for is movie-in-a-holding-pattern The Beaver… The Jodie Foster-directed flick about a man (Gibson) who befriends a hand puppet will have a limited opening on March 23 with an expanded release on April 8. The movie, which also costars Foster and Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), has been in limbo because of, well, you know—Gibson's very messy and trouble-filled personal life. Foster told me back in October the movie was finished, but she was "waiting" for a release date. There has been talk of debuting the film at a »

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Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver” gets 2011 releas date

16 December 2010 5:01 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: “The Beaver” is coming! “The Beaver” is coming!

Ever since Jodie Foster revealed the trailer for her suddenly controversial drama “The Beaver,” which stars Mel Gibson as a mentally bruised husband-father who learns to communicate by talking through a beaver hand puppet he finds in the trash, this film has hovered near the top of my “Must See” list for 2011.

Unlike some, I’m able to separate Gibson the “actor” from Gibson the “Self-Destructive Public Figure.” In fact, I think he’s only interesting as an actor Because he’s such explosive personality. And “The Beaver” looks like it will play right into all of the quirks Gibson can bring to a character.

But in light of Gibson’s publicized troubles, it was rumored that Foster’s “Beaver” might forgo a theatrical run and go right to DVD. Today, however, Summit has announced that »

- Sean O'Connell

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Release Date Set for Mel Gibson's The Beaver

16 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Summit Entertainment has set a release date for director Jodie Foster's The Beaver , starring Mel Gibson, Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones. The dramedy will open in limited theaters on March 23rd and expand on April 8th. The Beaver is an emotional story about a man on a journey to re-discover his family and re-start his life. Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black (Gibson) was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life. You can view the recently-released trailer here , plus the poster and photos here . »

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