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More Action Packed Stills from Real Steel

29 December 2010 4:38 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures released three action packed movie stills from the upcoming film “Real Steel” by director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Hardy Men) and starring Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine, Butter), Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four, Robin Hood), Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hurt Locker) and Hope Davis (The Weather Man, About Schmidt). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Real Steel. Synopsis: A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers he has [...] »

- Brian Corder

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Four

27 December 2010 9:58 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Damsels in Distress

Opens: 2011

Cast: Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Ryan Metcalf

Director: Whit Stillman

Summary: The story revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university.

Analysis: The first film in a decade from arthouse darling Whit Stillman, a filmmaker's filmmaker whose three Manhattan-based, yuppie-themed mannerist comedies - "Metropolitan," "Barcelona" and "The Last Days of Disco" - were a big influence on the likes of auteurs such as Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach. Stillman says this film varies somewhat from his previous trilogy of sorts, telling First Things that "This film is different, Completely different. Okay, not completely different, but it’s different".

Independently financed by Castle Rock CEO Martin Shafer, the project recently wrapped filming in Manhattan where Stillman returned to last year after having spent much »

- Garth Franklin

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Brand New Real Steel Movie Trailer

11 December 2010 8:38 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Dreamworks released this brand new movie trailer for the upcoming film “Real Steel” by director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The Hardy Men) and starring Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine, Butter), Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four, Robin Hood), Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hurt Locker) and Hope Davis (The Weather Man, About Schmidt). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from Real Steel. Synopsis: A future-set story where robot boxing is a popular sport and centered on a struggling promoter (Jackman) who thinks he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he also discovers [...] »

- Brian Corder

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‘Real Steel’ Plot Details Revealed in Script Review

7 December 2010 6:38 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We've known the basics [1] about Real Steel for a while: Shawn Levy directs the Disney/DreamWorks picture that stars Hugh Jackman as an ex-fighter who reinvents himself as a robot boxing mechanic/coach/promoter when human boxing is outlawed. Now thanks to a script review, there are more details available about the film. Two warnings: first, some of this might have changed, as the film has been shot and the script draft referenced is not the final version. Second, there could be spoilers within, so if you'd rather wait for the trailer, stop reading now. io9 [2] has the script review, and I'll break the new info down into a handful of bullet points; you can check their coverage for a bit more detail. Charlie, Hugh Jackman's character, was never a champion boxer, and he's not a champion robo-boxer, either. He exists on an underground circuit, and hopes to become »

- Russ Fischer

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Fox Brings The Payne To ‘Wilson’

19 November 2010 8:56 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

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Many years after teaching us to hate Merlot with 2004′s brilliant dark comedy “Sideways,” Alexander Payne is Finally getting his directing mojo back in a big way.

Payne’s next film, the George Clooney-starrer “The Descendants,” is currently being edited for a release next year, after which he’ll most likely tackle the body-miniaturization satire “Downsizing,” but then a third film in a row? You betcha.

Deadline reports the Greek director could tackle geek icon Daniel Clowes’ acclaimed graphic novel “Wilson” about a misanthropic middle-aged divorced dude attempting to reconnect to the human race by reuniting with his ex-wife and their daughter, who was put up for adoption. Between “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Louie,” the “abrasive older man whose marriage has collapsed” sub-genre is at its peak on television, so why not bring the boiling frustration to the big screen?

Payne is no stranger to the world of sad sack curmudgeon-loners, »

- Max Evry

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Clowes Adapts "Wilson" For Payne

19 November 2010 8:20 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ghost World" author Daniel Clowes will adapt his own novel "Wilson" for a film at Fox Searchlight reports Deadline

The story follows an opinionated middle-aged loner who only loves his dog and so tries to find an emotional connection with his ex-wife.

The project is being designed as a potential directing vehicle for Alexander Payne ("About Schmidt"). Payne's Ad Hominem and Sam Raimi's Stars Road companies will produce. »

- Garth Franklin

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Alexander Payne to Direct Daniel Clowes Graphic Novel Wilson

19 November 2010 3:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes is no stranger to seeing his work adapted for a cinema audience (he scripted 2001’s highly-praised Ghost World) and it looks like another creation of his is heading for the big screen.

Deadline is reporting that Fox Searchlight have picked up the rights for the writer and artist’s latest book Wilson, with the intention of Alexander Payne taking on directing duties.

Wilson is the tale of an opinionated middle-aged loner and misanthrope who attempts to reconnect with his ex-wife, following the death of his own father. Through his ex, he discovers he has a teenage daughter (born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption) whom he attempts to track down.

This collaboration has the potential to deliver great things. There’s shades of About Schmidt in this story (which presumably resonated with the director), and both Payne and Clowes are experts at presenting flawed, »

- Adam Lowes

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Fox Searchlight Adapting 'Wilson' for Alexander Payne to Direct

18 November 2010 2:18 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

No, no, this isn't the memoirs of a lonely beach volleyball trapped on an island with Chuck Noland, this is a much different story. Deadline reports that Fox Searchlight has made a deal to adapt a graphic novel called Wilson written by Dan Clowes, published this year. Interested in directing is none other than Alexander Payne, the filmmaker behind Election, About Schmidt, Sideways and the upcoming film The Descendants, though he's not fully signed on yet. I haven't read the graphic novel, but it sounds like an immensely tragic story of an "opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and maybe nobody else." This sounds gloomy. The story follows Wilson as he begins a quest to find human connection, badgering friends and strangers into a series of one-sided conversations that get derailed by his brutally honest sense of humor. When his father dies, Wilson is really alone and tries to »

- Alex Billington

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Dark Comedy Heaven: Fox Searchlight Unites Dan Clowes and Alexander Payne on 'Wilson'

18 November 2010 1:35 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Lifelong cynics will most certainly love the plan that Fox Searchlight just hatched. Call this a marriage made in dark comedy heaven, names Alexander Payne and Dan Clowes are being mentioned in the same sentence as Searchlight appears to be giving Payne a vote of confidence once again by looking to move him from The Descendants to Wilson -- the Dan Clowes graphic novel. Payne's Ad Hominem will produce with Josh Donen, on behalf of Sam Raimi's Stars Road. Clowes will pen the screenplay.  Gist: You can find a snippet of the graphic novel here, basically Wilson tells the story of an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and maybe nobody else. He begins a quest to find human connection, badgering friends and strangers into a series of one-sided conversations that get derailed by his brutally honest sense of humor. When his father dies, Wilson is really alone »

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Actor of the Decade (Almost)

4 November 2010 5:17 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)

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Best Actor

2002 – Adrien BrodyThe Pianist

2002 – Jack NicholsonAbout Schmidt

2003 – Bill MurrayLost in Translation

2003 – Sean PennMystic River

2004 – Jamie FoxxRay

2004 – Johnny DeppFinding Neverland

2005 – Phillip Seymour HoffmanCapote

2005 – Joaquin PhoenixWalk the Line

2006 – Leonardo DiCaprioThe Departed

2006 – Aaron EckhartThank You For Smoking

2007 – Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood

2007 – Viggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises

2008 – Sean PennMilk

2008 – Mickey RourkeThe Wrestler

2009 – Michael SheenThe Damned United

2009 – Sam RockwellMoon

Every year we select the best in films and let our Tsr fans score each and every one. Now it’s time to look back.

This is just one of 24 categories in The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost). The nominations from above are the top two finishers from each year of The Scorecard Review Movie Awards.

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- Jeff Bayer

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Supporting Actress of the Decade (Almost)

4 November 2010 5:16 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)

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Best Supporting Actress

2002 – Kathy BatesAbout Schmidt

2002 – Meryl Streep – Adaptation

2003 – Renee ZellwegerCold Mountain

2003 – Maria Bello – Cooler

2004 – Cate Blancett – Elizabeth

2004 – Natalie PortmanCloser

2005 – Amy AdamsJunebug

2005 – Laura LinneyThe Squid and the Whale

2006 – Meryl StreepThe Devil Wears Prada

2006 – Cate Blanchett – Notes of a Scandal

2007 – Cate Blanchett – I’m Not There

2007 – Amy RyanGone Baby Gone

2008 – Marisa TomeiThe Wrestler

2008 – Penelope CruzVicky Cristina Barcelona

2009 – Mo’Nique – Precious

2009 – Melanie Laurent – Inglourious Basterds

Every year we select the best in films and let our Tsr fans score each and every one. Now it’s time to look back.

This is just one of 24 categories in The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost). The nominations from above are the top two finishers from each year of The Scorecard Review Movie Awards.

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- Jeff Bayer

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Sarah Silverman wants to lower your expectations for her upcoming nude scene

2 November 2010 10:09 AM, PDT | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

You probably heard that Sarah Silverman has a full-frontal nude scene in the upcoming Sarah Polley film Take This Waltz. What you probably didn't hear is that Silverman didn't use any CGI, body doubles, enhanced lighting or post-production effects to hide the fact that she is not some sort ultra-thin supermodel. She told Vulture that her sex scene won't necessarily be masturbation fodder either: "Uh, they are setting themselves up for major disappointment. The movie, I think, is gonna be great because Sarah Polley is incredible, but my body? In all honesty, I would say it's a lot closer to Kathy Bates in About Schmidt than, like, Julianne Moore in Short Cuts. I am begging you to lower your expectations! "I'll tell you what you can expect: a Cream of Wheat–ish texture on the upper thighs, from knee to [...] »

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Interview: Dermot Mulroney Talks Anti-Heros, ‘Inhale’, and Disliking Rom-Coms

26 October 2010 8:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Inhale, a film involving organ trafficking, is a detective story. On the surface it seems like a normal thriller, but when you get down to the characters and themes it’s very much done in the old school fashion of classic detective tales. The story follows someone who isn’t a boy scout, there’s side characters who turn noir archetypes on their ear, and the whole film itself is basically a mystery. Inhale could’ve been ridiculous or over the top, but it’s mostly done in a surprisingly simplistic manner. This is detective film told in a gritty fashion. Dermot Mulroney may be someone known for his “chick” flicks and some may find his turn here surprising, but Mulroney isn’t just that love interest guy people label him as. He’s played not the most charming or appealing characters in some fantastic films: UndertowAbout Schmidt, and even his small turn in Zodiac didn »

- Jack Giroux

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Waiting to 'Inhale'

26 October 2010 7:05 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Better known for playing charming romantic leads, Dermot Mulroney has recently turned his attention to a darker, deeper role. In the thought-provoking "Inhale," he portrays a man facing a moral dilemma that will mean life or death for his critically ill child. It is, pardon the pun, breathtakingly poignant work in a film that at first appears to be a thriller.Mulroney began his film career with "Sunset" in 1988 and also starred that year in "Young Guns." Years later, with "My Best Friend's Wedding," as the eponymous friend, he began to be known to the general public. Soon notable roles followed—in "Lovely and Amazing," "About Schmidt," and "Zodiac," and on "Friends" as Gavin, Rachel's replacement at work. Mulroney served as associate producer on the documentary "God Grew Tired of Us," and he is making his directorial debut with this year's "Love, Wedding, Marriage." With "Inhale," he is taking on »

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Election: No 14

18 October 2010 3:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Alexander Payne, 1999

Election was a novel before it was a film, but Tom Perrotta only got a publisher after film-maker Payne read Election and optioned it. In Payne's hands, Election transcended its roots as the sharply observed tale of a high-school president contest, to become an allegory for American politics, in which the sharp-elbowed battle the stupid and manipulated.

Like Payne's later films, About Schmidt and Sideways, this centres on the great sadness at the heart of a man. In this case it's Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a high-school teacher unhappy in his marriage, whose hatred of the overachieving pupil Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) is such that he persuades the class jock Paul Metzler (Chris Klein) to run against her for the school presidency. McAllister then becomes so deeply embroiled in the race that he tries to fix the vote. Witherspoon has never been better, and Broderick, puffy and harassed, »

- Michael Hann

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Sugar Ray Robinson Biopic in the Works

6 October 2010 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

To this day, Sugar Ray Robinson is still frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, but does his life warrant the big screen treatment? Producer Rachael Horovitz (State and Main, About Schmidt) seems to think so, as she and Recount screenwriter Danny Strong have optioned his biography Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson for just that purpose. Learn more after the break. Deadline says that Wil Haygood, who wrote Sweet Thunder, will also write the screenplay. Haygood connected with Strong over The Butler, the real-life Civil Rights-themed project that Lee Daniels may direct. Haygood wrote the series of articles that were the basis for that film's screenplay, which was written by Strong. Horovitz, too, is no stranger to true stories, nor is she a stranger to sports films. She was the producer responsible for setting up the baseball pic Moneyball (starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill »

- Adam Quigley

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Connery: you're no quitter

3 September 2010 7:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Now 80, the former Bond star has vowed never to act again. He should reconsider and find one last great role to erase the memory of a decade of duds

It's hard not to feel a bit conned when an actor retires. That might be because acting doesn't seem like a real job. Putting on fancy clothes and pretending to be wittier and more athletic than you really are, in exchange for piles of cash and widespread adulation, doesn't seem like the sort of thing a normal person could ever grow sick of.

I'm bringing this up because, to mark his 80th birthday last week, Sean Connery reiterated his desire to never act again. Fair enough, you might say – he's been acting since the mid 50s and doesn't need the money. If you lived in a house as palatial as his residence in the Bahamas then your desire to work probably wouldn't be particularly intense either. »

- Stuart Heritage

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Dermot Mulroney Up For Red State

3 August 2010 8:26 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He’s already found one of his leads in character actor Michael Parks, and now it would seem Kevin Smith is close to locking in a few more cast members for horror pic Red State, with Dermot Mulroney, Stephen Root, Kyle Gallner and Michael Angarano all in talks to possibly join up.And that’s not all: there’s more character acting talent circling the film as Melissa Leo is also pondering taking part.Mulroney’s been seen in the likes of About Schmidt and, more recently, Burn After Reading, while Root, who last cropped up in The Men Who Stare at Goats should be familiar to anyone who loved Office Space or TV's King of the Hill. Gallner was hunted by Freddy in A Nightmare on Elm Street, while Angarano last worked on Gentlemen Broncos and appeared in The Forbidden Kingdom (he probably wants to forget that one, though). Leo, »

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Feeling Dreamy About "Inception"

26 July 2010 11:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Non-sequential Ideas about Inception I’d Like to Implant Directly into Your Subconscious While You Think You’re Dreaming

by Jon Zelazny

What the hell happened to Tom Berenger? Did you know he used to be a leading man back in the eighties? He peaked with Platoon (1986) and then I heard he hit the sauce and went downhill pretty quick. Then you’ve got Michael Caine. Seventy-seven years old, a king-hell boozehound for decades, and he looks fucking fantastic! Go figure.

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How can Dom meet Saito as an ancient man in the prologue if the operation that puts Saito in limbo hasn’t even happened yet? Does that mean the whole rest of the movie is a flashback? If so, then when we finally get back to Saito the ancient man at the end of the story, why does the scene unfold differently? Does that mean… ? Oh, forget it.

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- The Hollywood Interview.com

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