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New Images from I Love You Phillip Morris - Playing at Sundance 2009 -- Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann and Rodrigo Santoro

25 December 2008 | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With the Sundance Film Festival taking place next month, I’ve been sent a ton of images from all the film’s playing. While I’d love to post all of them tonight, since I have images from 50 different films, it’s just not possible. So what I’ve done is taken a few of the new images I’ve been sent and I’m posting them as separate articles tonight. In the coming days and weeks you can expect a lot more image articles. Also, since not much info is known about the movies as no one has seen them yet, I’m using the synopsis’ that are on the official Sundance website. Up now is the new Jim Carrey movie “I Love You Phillip Morris” and it's like no movie he’s made in his career. While the movie is all about love….it’s not the kind »

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Ten Worst Movies of 2008

24 December 2008 12:03 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Worst 10 Movies of 2008 A Worst Movies list is obviously all dependent on how many films someone sees over the course of the year. Being someone that has to write about movies for a living I see my fair share, but I also do my best to avoid as many bad films as I can. So far this year I have reviewed 134 theatrical releases, which is a personal record for me since starting this site in 2003 so I would like to think I saw my fair share of bad films. Yet, so many films weren't screened for critics and I tend to avoid films such as Disaster Movie, College, Mad Money, Superhero Movie!, Meet Dave, The Hottie and the Nottie or anything from Tyler Perry. So this list is my personal list of worst films and I am sure many of you will have a different top ten and I can't wait to hear them. »

- Brad Brevet

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Boyle Struggles To Make Trainspotting Sequel Interesting

18 December 2008 9:18 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Director Danny Boyle fears he faces an uphill struggle to stop his Trainspotting sequel from becoming a boring film about middle-aged ex drug addicts.

Boyle and actor Ewan McGregor made their names with the 1996 movie about a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, Scotland, based on a novel written by Irvine Welsh.

The film maker has finally caved into pressure to take Welsh's follow-up book, Porno, to the big screen.

The story catches up with the characters some years into the future - and Boyle worries it's not exciting enough to interest moviegoers.

He tells Moviehole.net, "It would concentrate on them being middle-aged and having left behind all the party times. It'd be very different. As they confront middle age... (it) could be very boring really!" »

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Terrifyingly Gnarly #8 – The Substitute

17 December 2008 10:00 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Back in October, Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures released something like eight DVDs on the same day, all part of their new label, Ghost House Underground. This is an only slightly less stupid name than Dimension Extreme. Who still thinks these words are effective in capturing a youth market? Despite the silly label, there was one film I was genuinely excited to see in this bunch, which was Dance Of The Dead. I had heard extremely good word on the low-budget-zombies-at-prom horror comedy, and thought it sounded like a whole hell of a lot of fun. Sadly, it was overrated, at least in my opinion. Maybe on a big screen, with a big audience, it plays much better. For me, though, it just didn’t do what I was expecting. It definitely had some great moments, but overall, didn’t amount to anything I loved. I was disappointed.

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SAG: Over 130 Stars Against Strike

15 December 2008 1:45 PM, PST | Digital Media Law | See recent Digital Media Law news »

Over 130 stars have weighed in on the SAG strike authorization, coming out firmly against. Citing the economy, the A-listers “strongly” urged SAG members not to authorize a strike, and instead “take the high road … unite with our brothers and sisters in the entertainment community and … three years down the line … make a great deal” when all the union contracts expire roughly simultaneously.

Finally, we’re hearing from the A-listers, and it may be enough to pull SAG back from the brink. Meanwhile SAG Board members in NY and Chicago came out against the authorization over the weekend.

In addition, SAG President Alan Rosenberg was forced to cancel the emergency in-person National Board meeting he had scheduled for this Friday, after SAG activists pointed out in the strongest terms that Rosenberg had no right under the SAG constitution or state law to require that the meeting be in person, rather than by videoconference. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Jonathan Handel)

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Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor kissing

14 December 2008 4:30 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Technically this image is new, however it looks like it occurs a second or two after this image here, which we got back in August. In this new image from JimCarreyOnline Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are actually going all ‘Brokeback Mountain‘ on us. The image is from the upcoming movie I Love You Phillip [...] »

- Liam

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Kim Cattrall To Seduce The British Prime Minister In Her New Film

11 December 2008 11:39 PM, PST | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Kim Cattrall will seduce the British Prime Minister in new movie "The Ghost." The 52-year-old actress will play Amelia, the sexy secretary of fictional U.K. leader Adam Lang, who is based on former real Pm Tony Blair, portrayed by Pierce Brosnan.

Kim will appear alongside 37-year-old Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, who plays the writer brought in to ghost Lang's memoirs, and 40-year-old British actress Olivia Williams, who plays Lang's manipulative wife Ruth.

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski will direct the movie, which is based on Robert Harris' bestselling political thriller of the same name about the ex-occupants of No. 10 Downing Street.

Roman decided to hand Kim the sought-after part after they enjoyed a business meal together.

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Million-Dollar Newbies

11 December 2008 12:59 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

With his 1996 film Trainspotting, director Danny Boyle gave a boost to the early careers of Ewan McGregor and Kelly Macdonald. With Slumdog Millionaire, he could do the same for Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, who play Jamal and Latika, thwarted young lovers from the slums of Mumbai, India. The two were cast after an intense six-month audition process, and each had little or no professional acting experience. Patel, an 18-year-old Briton of Indian heritage, had one credit — a role in the BBC sitcom Skins — and no agent. For Pinto, a 24-year-old Mumbai native and a model, Slumdog is her professional acting debut. The two recently spoke about their experiences. (Warning: spoilers ahead.) Back Stage: What was the audition process like? Freida Pinto: I went in for the audition in May 2007, and about a month later I got a call from London saying Danny Boyle's now coming down to India himself. »

- Andrew Salomon

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This Week in Trailers: 'Friday the 13th,' 'Che,' Robert Pattinson as Dali

7 December 2008 12:37 PM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

Another week, another round of trailers. Some are brand new, some are alternate versions of ones we've already seen.

Some are big budget, some are small budget. Some feature John Malkovich as a washed-up TV mentalist, some give us Twilight's Robert Pattinson as a mustachioed Salvador Dali.

Some are about revolutionaries and some are about serial killers in hockey masks. And some are French.

It's basically a reflection of life, when you stop to think about it.

John Malkovich is The Great Buck Howard

Superb trailer for the biopic Che, starring Benicio Del Toro

A real change of direction for Team Edward, it's Robert Pattinson in Dirty Ashes

The Day The Earth Stood Still gets a second international trailer

The trailer for the Friday the 13th remake is surprisingly good

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as prison-bound lovers in I Love You, Phillip Morris

The sublimely-cast Brit comedy The »

- Colin Boyd

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Jim & Ewan man love

5 December 2008 10:17 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

In Jim Carrey's upcoming comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, he plays Steven Russell, a real-life con artist who was jailed and fell in love with his cell mate - hence the film's title - who's played by Ewan McGregor. Though from the looks of a promo trailer that was recently released, he's a good Christian boy who has an epiphany after a car accident - namely, that he's gay and likes stealing stuff. In any case, for those of you itching to see some Carrey/McGregor man love, this is the »

- Omar Aviles

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New French Trailer for 'I Love You, Phillip Morris'

5 December 2008 8:32 AM, PST | GetTheBigPicture.net | See recent Get The Big Picture news »

I thought there was something unusual about this trailer while I was watching it amble on and on, thinking to myself that there should be more edits. Then I realized what the problem was: It's the French trailer. Silly French, with their berets, incessant smoking habits, and languid movie trailers...

The movie, I Love You, Philip Morris, is - as someone in the movie described it to me - a gay prison love story. It's Brokeback Cellblock, with laughs.

Jim Carrey plays a guy who turns his back on a hetero life and becomes "gay, gay, gay." And then he gets thrown in prison for something or other. That's when he falls in love with Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), who should not be mistaken for Big Tobacco. Oh no - Carrey's definitely interesting in smoking something else. The movie is written and directed by the guys who wrote Bad Santa, »

- Colin Boyd

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Jim Carrey Falls in Love with 'Phillip Morris' in New French Trailer

5 December 2008 1:51 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Thanks to TrailersLand (via Coming Soon) we have an international French trailer for Jim Carrey's upcoming feature with Ewan McGregor I Love You Phillip Morris based on a book by Houston Chronicle crime reporter Steve McVicker in which Carrey will play Steven Russell, a married father whose conman ways introduced him to the Texas prison system. There, he falls in love with cellmate Phillip Morris (McGregor). His love for Morris motivates his escape from prisons four times, once by using a green pen and bucket of water to change his prison outfit into what appeared to be surgical scrubs, another time by faking his death from AIDS and signing his own death certificate. Morris eventually got out, but Russell's escapades got him a 144-year sentence. As I watched the trailer below I got bored out of my mind. I stopped it just as he met Phillip Morris at two »

- Brad Brevet

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I Love You Phillip Morris Promo Trailer

5 December 2008 12:34 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Update: Sorry guys-- the powers that be (European distribution company Pathe) have had the trailer removed from the site for now. We'll let you know if it surfaces anywhere else. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting from Jim Carrey's upcoming guy gone gay movie I Love You Phillip Morris, but this isn't it. An extended promo for the film is now available on the Italian website Trailersland, and it's very strange indeed. The film stars Jim Carrey as an upstanding, religious family man who suddenly goes gay, steals money, gets caught and goes to prison where he's cell mates with a guy named Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor. They fall in love. Carrey gets transferred, and spends a lot of time longing for his soulmate Morris. Is it a comedy? A satire? A drama? I really can't tell. See if you can figure it out here. »

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I Love You Phillip Morris Movie Trailer

4 December 2008 8:38 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

TrailersLand has posted an extended French promotional trailer for the upcoming Jim Carrey / Ewan McGregor comedy I Love You Phillip Morris. It was just announced that the film will premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. As far as I know, the movie doesn’t yet have a U.S. distributor. The movie is adapted from Steve McVicker’s 2003 novel, and based on a true story. Carrey plays Russell, a criminal who falls in love with his cell mate, Phillip Morris (McGregor). After Morris’ release from prison, Russell attempts a variety of bizarre prison escapes in hopes of reuniting with the love of his life. The movie was apparently pitched as [...] »

- Peter Sciretta

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2009 Sundance Film Fest Announces Non-Competition Films!

4 December 2008 1:20 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Yesterday we shared with you the competition slate for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, which, depending on the paper you read, was full of the dark and disturbing or the sad and melodramatic. Good to know we'll be smiling in the cold mountains of Utah come January. Today, the Sundance Institute has announced their non-competition films; this includes the Premieres section, which is usually full of studio flicks -- stuff that's set to debut in theaters the following month or so, and films that feature big stars; the big guns. Then we have the Spectrum section (with 16 dramatic films and seven docs), the Midnight section (eight films), and the Frontier section (six films).

Among the ones that stand out to me at first glance are:

I Love You Philip Morris (Premiere), with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor playing prison lovers. Adventureland - The director of Superbad follows that flick up with »

- Erik Davis

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More Sundance goodies, here's the genre stuff!

4 December 2008 1:01 PM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

First off, the best news, as I predicted (in private) Duncan Jones' Moon will be premiering, yay! The comedy Adventureland starring the talented Bill Hader is playing. The sweet kid soldier film Johnny Mad Dog is playing in the spectrum section, and the Jesco White story White Lightnin' which we reported on earlier is in the Park City at Midnight section.

But where the hell is Stingray Sam?

Full list after the break.

Premieres

* "Adventureland," directed and written by Greg Mottola, stars Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds and Bill Hader in the story of a college grad who gets a job at an amusement park. A Miramax release.

* "Brooklyn’s Finest," directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Michael C. Martin, a drama about three Brooklyn cops who come together at the same deadly location. With Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle and Ellen Barkin.

* "Earth Days," directed by Robert Stone, »

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Sundance's 2009 noncompetitive lineup

4 December 2008 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Premieres

To showcase the diversity of contemporary independent cinema, this section offers the latest work from American and international directors and world premieres of highly anticipated films.

Adventureland / U.S. (Director-screenwriter: Greg Mottola)

In 1987, a recent college graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park and discovers the job is perfect preparation for the real world. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader. World premiere

Brooklyn's Finest / U.S. (Director: Antoine Fuqua; screenwriter: Michael C. Martin)

After enduring vastly different career paths, three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location. Cast: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle, Ellen Barkin. World premiere

Earth Days / U.S. (Director: Robert Stone)

The history of our environmental undoing through the eyes of nine Americans whose work and actions launched the modern environmental movement. World premiere, closing-night film

Endgame / U.K. (Director: Pete Travis; screenwriter: Paula Milne)

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2009 Sundance Film Selections: Premieres Section

4 December 2008 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Cut down from 24 down to 16 and with less studio content means more films up for sale. Let the buzz begin. Among the must sees: the sombre debut from scribe Oren Moverman (The Messenger), the long awaited debut of Gregor Jordan's The Informers and you'll be surprised by what Killer Films' Katherine Dieckmann's Motherhood might have in store. Films screening in Premieres are: 500 Days of Summer / USA. (Director: Marc Webb; Screenwriters: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber)—When an unlucky greeting card copywriter is dumped by his girlfriend, the hopeless romantic shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days 'together' in hopes of figuring out where things went wrong. Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. World Premiere Adventureland / USA (Director and Screenwriter: Greg Mottola)—In 1987, a recent college graduate takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park and discovers the job is perfect preparation for the real world. »

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"Yes Man" - New images added!

2 December 2008 1:41 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We have tons of pics in from Warner Bros. Pictures' "Yes Man," directed by Peyton Reed and starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terence Stamp, Bradley Cooper, Sasha Alexander and Molly Sims. Reed was responsible for the 2006 comedy "The Break-Up" starring would-be couple Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn as well as 2003's romance "Down with Love" with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. The comedy is adapted from the Danny Wallace book by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and sees theatres on December 19th. Sure, I know what you're thinking "so, is this "Liar, Liar" all over again?" Well, in "Liar, Liar" Carey couldn't lie, now, he says yes to everything. Still, I don't know so much, this actually looks quite hilarious and anything (except the appalling "Cable Guy") with Carey in it, is worth a view for the most part. »

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"Yes Man" - New images added!

2 December 2008 1:41 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

We have tons of pics in from Warner Bros. Pictures' "Yes Man," directed by Peyton Reed and starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terence Stamp, Bradley Cooper, Sasha Alexander and Molly Sims. Reed was responsible for the 2006 comedy "The Break-Up" starring would-be couple Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn as well as 2003's romance "Down with Love" with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. The comedy is adapted from the Danny Wallace book by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and sees theatres on December 19th. Sure, I know what you're thinking "so, is this "Liar, Liar" all over again?" Well, in "Liar, Liar" Carey couldn't lie, now, he says yes to everything. Still, I don't know so much, this actually looks quite hilarious and anything (except the appalling "Cable Guy") with Carey in it, is worth a view for the most part. »

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