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Method Man Has a Role in David Gordon Green’s ‘The Sitter’

31 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Briefly: I can't quite believe that David Gordon Green will have two R-rated comedies out within months of one another in 2011. April sees the release of Your Highness, starring James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. And then in July there's The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill as a guy who ends up taking three kids he's watching across town on a mission to buy drugs for his girlfriend (Ari Graynor). Shockingly, things go wrong. Max Records, Sam Rockwell and J.B. Smoove are in the cast, and now we know that Method Man makes an appearance as well. We don't know his role, but as far as rappers-turned-actors go, Method Man has had a better run than many, with roles in The Wire, The Wackenss, Cop Land, Garden State and the upcoming Red Tails. (Ok, there are also Meet the Spartans and My Baby's Daddy, but let the guy »

- Russ Fischer

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Your next box set: Freaks and Geeks

31 December 2010 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Freaks and Geeks set a high value on realism: it contains just about every embarrassing teenage experience you can think of

The pilot episode of Us comedy teen drama Freaks and Geeks opens with a footballer having a deep and meaningful with his pretty cheerleader girlfriend. "Ashley," says the jock, "it's just . . . I love you so much it scares me." They start making out as Starbucks-lite music wafts in.

But things are not what they seem. Suddenly the camera darts beneath the tiers of seats, the music switches to Van Halen, and we find ourselves at a stoner party happening under the stand. "God, I Hate high school," says Lindsay Weir, the show's heroine, setting the tone for what is to come.

Set in 1980-81 at McKinley High School in a (fictional) suburb of Detroit, the series follows Weir as she migrates from star "mathlete" to the "freak" crowd, while »

- Priya Elan

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James Franco - A life in constant motion

30 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

For an actor who has always shied away from the spotlight, James Franco is in danger of becoming ubiquitous. In the next two months, he has two films out, as well as a collection of short stories. He's nominated in one major awards ceremony and will host another. If you miss him on the cover of the Us edition of GQ, who proclaim him "Man of the Year", you can catch him suited-and-booted as the new face of Gucci. All of which seems strange for a 32-year-old actor who shrank from Hollywood after the extreme exposure of playing Peter Parker's pal Harry in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. »

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When home is where the film-maker's art is

30 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

For an actor who has always shied away from the spotlight, James Franco is in danger of becoming ubiquitous. In the next two months, he has two films out, as well as a collection of short stories. He's nominated in one major awards ceremony and will host another. If you miss him on the cover of the Us edition of GQ, who proclaim him "Man of the Year", you can catch him suited-and-booted as the new face of Gucci. All of which seems strange for a 32-year-old actor who shrank from Hollywood after the extreme exposure of playing Peter Parker's pal Harry in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. »

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20 For 20…11

30 December 2010 3:10 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

2011 is shaping up to be a pretty decent year movie wise and I originally thought I was being quite clever doing an 11 for 11. But after trudging through release dates there is a rather good selection of stuff coming out, so welcome to the 20 for 20…11. I’m not spending hours banging on about each individual movie, but these are a few flicks I’m really looking forward to seeing and fingers crossed they’ll all hit the mark. There’s no long meandering shite here, just a quick piece and the most important part (where possible as I still don’t have a damn DeLorean), the trailer!! 1 - 127 Hours – 5th January People have fainted watching James Franco hack off his arm in the true story of Aron Ralston, directed by Danny Boyle. The trailer alone should get Franco an Oscar nom! 2 - True Grit – 14Th January The Coen Brothers + Jeff Bridges »

- vicbarry@gmail.com (Vic Barry)

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Your Daily Fix Of Oscar: 12/30/10

30 December 2010 2:10 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

The Hot Blog: David Poland claims that “True Grit,” the Coen brothers Western, “has muscled its way into the frontrunner slot to win best picture” as a result of its solid box-office performance over the long Christmas weekend. (It generated $36.1 million, good enough for second place behind “Little Fockers,” which brought in only $9 million more.) Methinks Poland is too smart to actually believe that and is just hoping to generate some late phase one traffic to his site and/or be the one guy who made a crazy pick that somehow came true (as Tom O’Neil attempted last year with “Inglourious Basterds”). Jeff Wells (here) and Sasha Stone (here) seem to concur.

New York Times: Manohla Dargis, Stephen Holden, and A.O. Scott, the newspaper’s three film critics, share their five selections for what/who this year’s Oscar nominees “should be” in this Sunday’s edition. Having obtained an early copy, »

- Scott Feinberg

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'Glee': Could Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews reunite at McKinley High?

30 December 2010 8:08 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

We know, "Glee" fans... you're getting kind of tired of the big-name guest stars taking screen time away from the more underused New Directions kids, like Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Mercedes (Amber Riley).

Despite your pleas, however, those big-name stars continue to campaign for roles on the show. Anne Hathaway, who is set to host this year's Oscars alongside James Franco, is so enthusiastic about getting a gig on "Glee" that she's already plotted out her role.

"In my head, I've cast myself in 'Glee' and I know what song I'm going to sing," the actress told Jimmy Fallon when she stopped by his show in December. "I would wanna play Kurt's long-lost aunt... who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality, and I would sing 'You Are Not Alone' from Stephen Sondheim's epic show 'Into the Woods.'"

Rumors »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Best Performances, Directors, and Other Miscellany of 2010

29 December 2010 3:33 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

In my profession, there are two very important things you must do: watch movies and keep notes.  I did an alright job with the first one, but admittedly fell short on the latter.  While last year I was able to confidently provide what I thought were the best kills and quotes, this year I didn't do a good job with record keeping and so I've omitted those categories.  Next year I'll be more meticulous and make it a point to see movie where people get destroyed while saying witty things. However, I did see enough movies to confidently make a list of the folks I thought were the best actors, directors, and other miscellaneous greats.  Hit the jump to check out my picks. Best Actor Colin Firth as "King George VI" in The King's Speech Runners-Up: George Clooney as "Jack / Edward" in The American Jesse Eisenberg as "Mark Zuckerberg" in »

- Matt Goldberg

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James Franco's gran appears in '127' skit

29 December 2010 2:34 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Franco has appeared in a comedy video with his grandmother, mocking people who have criticised 127 Hours for its gruesome nature. The Funny Or Die recording, titled Christmas Greetings from the Francos, features his elderly relative wearing an "I Kept My Eyes Open For 127 Hours" T-shirt, in reference to some viewers who fainted during screenings of the brutal amputation scene in Danny Boyle's (more) »

- By Naomi Rainey

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James Franco Ready for Oscar Gig

29 December 2010 10:14 AM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

Actor James Franco admitted he "never expected" to be asked to host the Academy Awards, but he's up to the challenge, even if his friends thought taking the gig was a bad idea.

"Even if it was the worst Oscar show ever, there's something about that I kinda like, too," Franco told Entertainment Weekly.

As for his chances to be nominated in the Best Actor category for his brave performance in "127 Hours," Franco is nonchalant. »

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Top Ten Movies of 2010

29 December 2010 8:55 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Top Ten Movies of 2010

I feel as if 2010 marked a turning point in movies. Sure, we had our share of blockbusters with Alice in Wonderland crossing $1 billion worldwide and Iron Man 2 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse joining it as the three lone live-action films to cross $300 million. However, after Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, the only other films to cross the $200 million mark domestically were animated features -- Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Shrek Forever After and How to Train Your Dragon. What does that say about this year's crop of films?

Well, first off, I think we all know a film doesn't need to make over $200 million at the box-office for it to be deemed "good." And this year it wasn't as much about the big blockbuster films as much as it was about the little guy that could, and smaller, indie films hit quite a stride. »

- Brad Brevet

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Franco And Grandmother Mock Squeamish Movie Fans

29 December 2010 8:03 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

James Franco has recruited his grandmother to send a foul-mouthed message to fans too squeamish to watch his latest film 127 Hours.

The actor can be seen sitting on a couch with his elderly relative, who wears a T-shirt which reads 'I Kept My Eyes Open For 127 Hours', in a video entitled 'Christmas Greetings from the Francos' on FunnyOrDie.com.

The shirt refers to the spate of movie-goers who have fainted during a gruesome scene in which Franco's character amputates his arm with a knife - and in the skit, Franco's grandma declares just what she thinks of their delicate dispositions.

In the clip, Franco asks his gran, "There are some people that hear about this movie and they're a little scared to see it. I was wondering if you could tell everybody what you thought of those people?"

She then replies, "I think they're a bunch of p**sies!" »

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Good movies: when a critic is off duty

29 December 2010 7:25 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

You’d think that given my long years on the job, I’d have ready replies. But coming up with the right answers never gets any easier: When friends, or family, or neighbors with whom I’ve shared an apartment elevator for ages, or interested strangers I meet at holiday parties, or even my dentist of 25 years asks me, “What should I see at the movies these days?” I’m always momentarily stumped.  I mean, I know which movies I think are good — and which movies I think are not. And I can supply a (brilliant!) critical analysis to back my opinions. »

- Lisa Schwarzbaum

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Review: 127 Hours

29 December 2010 4:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Aron Ralston. If you haven’t heard that name before then you should either a) keep reading to discover what this film is all about or b) stop reading right now if you want the movie to be a surprise. In 2003, Ralston became an overnight American hero after he was found wandering the Utah desert with only one arm intact and in need of a serious drink. Turns out he had been stuck in a canyon for nearly 6 days with a limited amount of water and only a blunt knife standing between him and the billion-year-old boulder that was crushing his arm. Sound like a recipe for movie success? Well, in the right hands, yes (pun not intended). If Ralston’s book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place had been put into the tender loving arms (okay… Pun intended) of the Saw movie-makers (and yes, apparently they did ask »

- Laura Stackhouse

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2011 Movie Preview: Part 1

29 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Over the next few days we'll be glancing into 2011's future to preview some of the films arriving over the next 12 months. First up is January through to April, which sees plenty of Oscar contenders arriving on UK shores, a Glee star making a bid for movie stardom and Justin Bieber continuing his quest for world domination.

January

Danny Boyle follows up Slumdog Millionaire with intense survival drama 127 Hours. James Franco plays climber Aron Ralston as he struggles to free himself from under a trapped boulder. With only a blunt knife for company, expect blood! "There is an extraordinary, very profound and deep sense of euphoria in getting out of there. Life being given back again," Boyle says. Michel Gondry teams up with Seth Rogen for superhero film The Green Hornet, so expect more laughs and quirkiness than your average vigilante (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Sound On Sight’s Best Films of 2010

29 December 2010 12:54 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s always tricky for the Sound On Sight staff to choose their favourite films each year. Since we have contributors across the globe and because many movies have different release dates in various countries, there’s always a few movies that not everyone on our team has the opportunity to watch. These films have a disadvantage. since half of the team can’t vote for them, and so sometimes their is one or two great films that just don’t make it in. However I do believe that each and every year the eclectic mix of movies that appear on our list, really does show how much ground we cover. On our list this year you will find three Canadian films, several genre films, a few foreign language films and a bit of the mainstream. Each Sound On Sight critic submits a list of their ten favourite films in order of preference. »

- Ricky

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Flash: Final December Forecast

29 December 2010 12:23 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/29, R, trailer)

Major Threats

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

The Ghost Writer” (Summit, 2/19, PG-13, trailer)

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

Possibilities

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/8, PG-13, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions, 12/29, R, trailer)

Alice in Wonderland” (Disney, 3/5, PG, trailer)

Best Director

Frontrunners

David Fincher »

- Scott Feinberg

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Utah & Phoenix Film Critics: 127 Inceptions For the King

28 December 2010 2:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's so cute that film critics circles are so interested in "their own" as it were. Boston is always accused of rallying behind Boston-set films (in their defense they often have many of them to choose from) and a few days back Utah, where 127 Hours takes place, really handed that film some water in its moment of need. Not that the Academy voters are actively debating Utah's choices before filling out their ballots this week... they're more likely to be swayed by James Franco's grandma (see video after the jump).

But given that 127 Hours has been slipping down a thin rocky crevice away from sunny awards heat (Awkward Metaphor Alert) it'll take every honor it can get. Will AMPAS go for it or do we have another Into the Wild (2007) on our hands i.e. lots of preseason heat, little to show for it on Oscar nom morn?

Christmas »

- NATHANIEL R

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News Shorts: December 28th 2010

28 December 2010 7:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first stills from My Idiot Brother, The Other Woman, Take Shelter, Upside Down and some blurry behind-the-scenes photos from Captain America: The First Avenger.

The first trailer is out for the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion series "Falling Skies" which kicks off this Summer on TNT.

"Australian stunt man Scott McLean has been hospitalized following an accident on the set of "The Hangover" sequel in Thailand. McLean is now in a coma due to injuries sustained during a stunt involving two cars crashing into each other at high speed in Bangkok…" (full details)

"The Len Wiseman-directed, Colin Farrell-led remake of "Total Recall" reportedly has a price tag sitting at around $200 million…" (full details)

"Turns out Ving Rhames wants $7.7 million for his cameo in the fourth "Mission: Impossible", more than double his fee for the last film…" (full details)

"Bryan Singer will shoot his 3D "Jack the Giant »

- Garth Franklin

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News Shorts: December 28th 2010

28 December 2010 7:29 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first stills from My Idiot Brother, The Other Woman, Take Shelter, Upside Down and some blurry behind-the-scenes photos from Captain America: The First Avenger.

The first trailer is out for the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion series "Falling Skies" which kicks off this Summer on TNT.

"Australian stunt man Scott McLean has been hospitalized following an accident on the set of "The Hangover" sequel in Thailand. McLean is now in a coma due to injuries sustained during a stunt involving two cars crashing into each other at high speed in Bangkok…" (full details)

"The Len Wiseman-directed, Colin Farrell-led remake of "Total Recall" reportedly has a price tag sitting at around $200 million…" (full details)

"Turns out Ving Rhames wants $7.7 million for his cameo in the fourth "Mission: Impossible", more than double his fee for the last film…" (full details)

"Bryan Singer will shoot his 3D "Jack the Giant »

- Garth Franklin

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