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Overlooked at the Oscars: 109 movies not nominated for best picture | Charles Saatchi

29 December 2011 10:24 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The films that weren't even given a shot at winning best picture

• Charles Saatchi: my love affair with Orson Welles

Here, in no particular order, is Charles Saatchi's list of the post-1950 films that should have been nominated for a best film Oscar. Tell us your picks below.

North by Northwest

The African Queen

Paths of Glory

Spartacus

Hud

What's Up Doc?

The Manchurian Candidate

The Big Country

Scarface

Vertigo

Kill Bill

Parenthood

Reversal of Fortune

Harold and Maude

Being There

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Lost in America

Minority Report

Jurassic Park

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Heat

Once Upon a Time in America

Seven

The Searchers

Psycho

Rear Window

The Producers

Toy Story

Some Like It Hot

2001: A Space Odyssey

Lolita

The Shining

Touch of Evil

Gran Torino

Beetlejuice

Edward Scissorhands

Raising Arizona

Advise and Consent

Mean Streets

King of Comedy

Reservoir Dogs

Manhattan

Crimes and Misdemeanors »

- Charles Saatchi

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New Photos of Robert Pattinson in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

29 December 2011 6:25 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Total Film got their hands on a few images featuring Robert Pattinson in the upcoming film “Cosmopolis” directed by David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Crash). “Cosmopolis” is based on Don DeLillo’s popular novel and stars teen-favorite Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Pet Dragon), Paul Giamatti (The Hangover Part 2), Kevin Durand (I Am Number Four), Juliette Binoche (Dan in Real Life), and Samantha Morton (Elizabeth: The Golden Age). Click Here for more photos, news and movie trailers from Cosmopolis. Synopsis: The film follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour journey across Manhattan, which starts as a »

- Brian Corder

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Tmp's Prelude to 2012—Part 1: Underworld: Awakening, The Grey, Safe House, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and More

27 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Overall, 2011 was a pretty good year for movies.  We had some great films throughout the entire year, and some very notable and memorable ones that will surely remain in our hearts from 2012 onward.  But if you thought 2011 was a crazy year for film, you ain't seen nothing yet.  2012 is ridiculous, with some extremely high profile films hitting throughout the entire year.  How is a person supposed to sort through them all?  Well, like always, Tmp is here to help.  Throughout the last week of 2011, we will be covering the Entire year of 2012 in full detail.  Every notable release within the next 12 months will be discussed and scrutinized in six easy to read, yet thorough segments.  2012 is going to be a huge year for film...and we'll be here every step of the way to help you through it.  Welcome to Tmp's Prelude to 2012!  First up...The months of January and February! »

- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)

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New Images from 'The Divide' Show Torture

23 December 2011 4:15 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

Check out 4 new images from The Divide Anchor Bay is the studio distributing The Divide which will have a limited theatrical release on January 13, 2012. The film will be shown in limited theaters in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver with additional cities to be announced at a later date. The Divide features a large and diverse cast featuring such icons of horror and sci-fi as Lauren German (Hostel Part 2), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), and Milo Ventimiglia (NBC’s “Heroes”) as well as Courtney B. Vance (Final Destination 5, The Hunt for Red October), Ashton Holmes (CW’s “Nikita”, A History of Violence), and Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction). »

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A Better Quality Poster for Robert Pattinson's Cosmopolis

23 December 2011 4:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Here’s a better look at the recent teaser poster featuring Robert Pattinson from the upcoming film “Cosmopolis” directed by David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Crash). The film follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour journey across Manhattan, which starts as a simple trip to get a haircut. The simple trip to get a haircut evolves into a story about the relationship between the multimillionaire and his father, his relationship to his wife, and betting against the yen. “Cosmopolis” is based on Don DeLillo’s popular novel and stars teen-favorite Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Pet Dragon), Paul »

- Brian Corder

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Four New Stills Arrive for Xavier Gens' The Divide

22 December 2011 5:09 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're getting closer to the Friday, January 13th, 2012, theatrical release of the full, unrated director's cut of Xavier GensThe Divide, and to supplement our full image gallery for the film, Anchor Bay has sent over four more stills to make sure fans are ready!

Initial markets on January 13th will include New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver with additional cities to be announced.

Synopsis:

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers — all tenants of a New York high-rise apartment — escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness. »

- The Woman In Black

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The Year in Television: The Biggest TV Stinkers of 2011

20 December 2011 7:23 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

This is the fifth in a multi-part series, The Year in Television 2011.

Tastes in television can of course be very subjective. One show may be your cup of tea, but not for the person sitting next to you. For instance, I love Louie, but my husband can’t stand it. I thought Torchwood: Miracle Day was a yawner, and yet the show seemed to have its vocal fans right here on AfterElton.

But where reasonable people can differ on any number of shows, the list below we can probably All agree on. These are the true TV stinkers of 2011. Now there probably were worse shows in 2011 than what appears on this list (H8R for instance), but all the projects appearing below added insult to injury: they might actually have been good. Our list includes the new shows that totally botched a decent concept... or squandered a good cast. And »

- Bigdillo

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Official Poster for Robert Pattinson's Cosmopolis Hits The Web

18 December 2011 7:58 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Check out the first official movie poster for the upcoming film “Cosmopolis” directed by David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Crash). The film follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour journey across Manhattan, which starts as a simple trip to get a haircut. The simple trip to get a haircut evolves into a story about the relationship between the multimillionaire and his father, his relationship to his wife, and betting against the yen. “Cosmopolis” is based on Don DeLillo’s popular novel and stars teen-favorite Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Pet Dragon), Paul Giamatti (The Hangover Part 2), »

- Brian Corder

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Burning Questions: Can You Skip the Precursors?

18 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Michael C here to take stock of the performers left in the dust by the recent rush of precursors. 

With the announcement of the Golden Globes and SAG nominations behind us the first round of the elaborate Kabuki dance known as Precursor Season is concluded. A week ago we could let our imaginations run wild with the possibilities of our favorite performances making good. Now if an actor hasn’t heard his or her name called by either group? Well, as George C. Scott once said to Peter Sellers, their chances have been quickly reduced to a very low order of probability.

So how low is low? What are the chances of a performance getting nominated without a Globe or SAG nomination? 

Approximately 1 in 20. That's what my remarkably un-scientific research tells me. For this I took a look at the last 10 years. If you go back too far the stats become less relevant. »

- Michael C.

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Teaser Poster for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis Starring Robert Pattinson

18 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The upcoming adaptation of the popular 2003 novel by Don Delillo tells the story of one man's live-altering journey through the streets of Manhattan. Cosmopolis centers about a billionaire (Pattinson) who travels through Manhattan in his high tech stretch limo to get a haircut. Along the way his seemingly harmless journey finds him losing his fortune and his new bride over the course of one day when he runs into an endless crew of motley characters that turn his life upside down. Cosmopolis is helmed by director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence) and stars Robert Pattinson, Kevin Durand, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and Sarah Gadon. The film is an adaptation of the 2003 novel by Don Delillo and will be released in 2012. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New Poster from Robert Pattinson's Cosmopolis Spotted

16 December 2011 3:37 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Here’s a brand new teaser poster for the upcoming film “Cosmopolis” directed by David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Crash). The film follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour journey across Manhattan, which starts as a simple trip to get a haircut. The simple trip to get a haircut evolves into a story about the relationship between the multimillionaire and his father, his relationship to his wife, and betting against the yen. “Cosmopolis” is based on Don DeLillo’s popular novel and stars teen-favorite Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jay Baruchel (How To Train Your Pet Dragon), Paul Giamatti (The Hangover Part 2), Kevin »

- Brian Corder

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See the Scary Faces of Fallout in New Images from The Divide

15 December 2011 10:55 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Anchor Bay has sent over a disturbing set of new photos showing the results of fallout in the horror-thriller The Divide (opening January 13, 2012), and since "disturbing" is our middle name, of course we have to share! Read on to see the "Fallout Progression" photos for Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Ecklund, and Rosanna Arquette.

Synopsis:

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers — all tenants of a New York high-rise apartment — escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment. As supplies dwindle, and tensions flare, they grow increasingly unhinged by their close quarters and hopelessness. Each act against one another becomes more depraved than the next. »

- The Woman In Black

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Robert Pattinson Photo: Cosmopolis Slick Billionaire/David Cronenberg on Failing to Sell Out

8 December 2011 4:27 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis At the 2011 Gotham Awards, honoree David Cronenberg claimed, "I’m a fraud. I’m here because I’m a failure. I’ve failed to sell out." Cronenberg, of course, was referring to the fact that — despite his best efforts — after four decades in the business he is still perceived as an arthouse filmmaker with limited box-office appeal. Well, for the most part, that is true, but Cronenberg has had his share of box-office hits, most notably his 1986 remake of The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Additionally, the filmmaker has certainly succeeded in luring big-name talent: The Lord of the Rings trilogy's Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method, and A History of Violence; King Kong's Naomi Watts in Eastern Promises; Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in M. Butterfly (and in Dead Ringer prior to Irons' Oscar win); Oscar nominees Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson in Spider; plus Ed Harris, »

- Zac Gille

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The Opening Minutes of The Divide Make Their Way Back Online

7 December 2011 5:30 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It was about nine months ago during SXSW 2011 that the opening minutes of The Divide made their way online for 24 hours. Now that Anchor Bay is readying the flick for release, they've shown up yet again. Check it out!

From the Press Release

Anchor Bay Films has announced that on Friday, January 13th, 2012, they will be releasing theatrically the full, unrated director's cut of Xavier GensThe Divide in theatres. The version will contain additional footage not seen during its previous screenings at SXSW and Fantasia 2011. Initial markets on January 13th will include New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Denver with additional cities to be announced.

Says Jennifer Roberts, Anchor Bay Film’s Svp of Brand Marketing, “Fans of director Xavier Gens’ Frontier(s) will be pleased to know that once again he has pulled no punches and has delivered a kick-ass film that will set the bar in extreme cinema. »

- Uncle Creepy

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7 Things Viggo Mortensen Should Be Chewing On That Aren't His Shirt

7 December 2011 4:20 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Have you seen the new cover of NY Time's Style Magazine starring "grungy antihero" Viggo Mortensen? Viggo is one of my all time favorite actors as I was just recently saying to David Cronenberg so I'm always happy to see him but this photo -- I seriously thought it was an old magazine cover from when he was like 25 until I remembered that he wasn't famous till he was like 37.

Seven Things Viggo Mortensen Should Be Chewing On That Aren't His Shirt

 

More roles as good as Sigmund Freud in A Dangerous Method The ear of the person who photoshopped this. Viggo makes 50something hot so don't take that away from the 50somethings of the world! The scenery in more prestige movies; get that Oscar role, wherever it is. Diane Lane's everything in a screen reunion. They were so nsfw hot together. His own decisions about who he'll vote »

- NATHANIEL R

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Stephenie Meyer’s Host gets Big Hurt?

7 December 2011 1:48 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Stephenie Meyer’s Host gets Big Hurt?

Listen up Stephenie Meyer fans, because we have Huge casting news. As you know, Meyer’s Other book, the one that doesn’t have a thing to do with vampires, The Host, is soon to be a major motion picture. Saoirse Ronan of Hannah and The Lovely Bones will star in the dual roles of Melanie Stryder and Wanderer, the alien symbiont who tries to take over the young girl’s body. Now a major actor is circling the very important role of Melanie’s uncle.

Jeb is Melanie Stryder’s wily and wise uncle. He leads human survivors who hide underground in desert caves. He’s crucial to the book and therefor should be a major role in the film. EW reports that actor William Hurt is in negotiations now to portray Uncle Jeb.

Honestly, this is the best young adult novel »

- Sasha Nova

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Benderspink Taking Over Image's "Turf"

5 December 2011 5:03 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Production company Benderspink ("A History of Violence") confirm they have optioned film rights to the Image Comics 5-issue, limited edition, 2010 comic book series "Turf" by writer Jonathan Ross and illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards :

"...New York, 1929. The height of prohibition. The cops turn a blind eye while the mobs run the city, dealing in guns, girls and illegal liquor. But the arrival of the mysterious 'Dragonmir Family' from Eastern Europe with more of a taste for blood then booze coincides with a series of brutal attacks on the gangsters themselves.

"As the gangs fall before the fangs, only a handful of mobsters survive. But an unlikely alliance formed between tough guy 'Eddie Falco' and a character from a Long way from New York City – a long way from Earth in fact - offers the humans a glimmer of hope.

"As strong willed young reporter 'Susie Dale' from the 'Gotham Herald' »

- Michael Stevens

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BenderSpink Adapting Prohibition Era Sci-Fi Turf War Comics 'Turf'

5 December 2011 9:30 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It is high time for comic book adaptations they're getting picked up all over, even after Cowboys & Aliens. Deadline reports that production company BenderSpink (A History of Violence, Red Eye, The Hole, Leap Year, Arthur) has picked up options to adapt the Image Comics series Turf, written by Jonathan Ross, illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards. Instead of mixing just two genres, this time they mix three - 1920s prohibition era gangsters (which is when this is set), vampires (not the Joss Whedon kind), and aliens, all fighting for turf (oh my!). I haven't read the comic, but it looks quite interesting, just from the covers alone. The gangs of New York are either dead or in hiding. The cops are on their way to tackle the Dragonmirs, a family of blood drinking Strigoli (that's vampire to you and me) from Romania. But the bloodsuckers have set up a little reception »

- Alex Billington

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David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method"

23 November 2011 1:13 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"'They were experimenting on themselves,' says David Cronenberg, with no small amount of satisfaction, about the psychoanalytic all-stars of his superb new film, A Dangerous Method." Nicolas Rapold's met him and writes up an interview-slash-review for the Voice. "It's the dawn of the 20th century, and we are present for the messy birth of psychoanalysis as handsome, ambitious Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) puts into practice the radical ideas of his outspoken mentor, Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and takes extra special care of his first talking-cure patient, the brilliant, hot, hysterical Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley). Trysts with Spielrein and rifts with Freud follow, in a meticulous, electric costume drama of adultery and rivalry, shot through with self-examination and the rippling risks of acknowledging one's own desire."

But Andrew Hultkrans, writing for Artforum, prefers the early scary ones: "The arc of David Cronenberg's career as a director mirrors that of »

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An Interview With David Cronenberg: Still Crazy After All These Years?

23 November 2011 1:07 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method (see review) is out this week and will provide some challenging holiday viewing for those of you lucky enough to live in a limited-release city.

The biopic deals with the intersection of thinking that occurred between Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Sabina Spielrein in the early years of the twentieth century. Their shared ideas created the thought and practice of psychoanalysis and shaped the way we think and talk about ourselves to this day, and much has been written about their intellectual (and in Jung and Spielrein’s case, physically consummated) ménage a trois.

Knightly as the troubled Sabina Spielrein in 'A Dangerous Method'

Although its central theme is sex, both the theory and the practice, the movie is, to all intents and purposes, a mannered costume drama, scripted by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Carrington, Atonement, Chéri) and starring actorly heavyweights Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen. »

- Karina Wilson

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