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Metrodome have released the official UK trailer for upcoming drama film Rabbit Hole.
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus), Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman (Australia), Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking), Sandra Oh (Sideways), Dianne Wiest (Synecdoche, New York), Miles Teller (The Unusuals) and Tammy Blanchard (The Good Shepherd).
The film will be released in the UK on February 4, 2011 and has already received several award nominations, in particular for Kidman’s affecting performance as Becca Corbett.
Rabbit Hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca and Howie Corbett (Kidman and Eckhart) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm »
- Jamie Neish
hollywoodnews.com: Robert Duvall will be honored on Wednesday, January 5 at 11:00 am with a Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate 50 years of Excellence in film.
This year for his outstanding performance as Felix Bush in Sony Pictures Classics’ ‘Get Low’ Duvall is nominated for a SAG Best Actor Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Critic’s Choice award for ‘Best Actor,’ he has already won ‘The Best Actor Award’ at the Hollywood Film Festival, and recently received a career Tribute by the Gotham Awards and will be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early 2011 with the ‘Career Achievement Award.’
‘Get Low’ is a magical and moving blend of folk tale, fable and real-life legend. ‘Get Low’ is a movie spun in the Southern storytelling tradition about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party, »
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Remember that classic scene in Thank You For Smoking, when Aaron Eckhart’s deliciously slimy tobacco lobbyist Nick Naylor pitches a sexy, cigarette-plugging scene for an upcoming movie? He envisions the world’s two most attractive stars making love, before each lights up a post-coital cigarette. The Tourist, a new thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – oft cited as the two most desirable people on the planet – could have brought Naylor’s vision to life; it certainly has the beauteous leads and more than enough cigarettes to go around, yet incredibly, it fails to be at all sexy, fun, or exciting.
Elise (Jolie) is a mysterious woman romantically involved with an international fugitive, Alexander Pearce, who owes vast sums of cash to a very dangerous group of gangsters. When she receives a letter from him, requesting that she find a man of similar physical presence »
- Shaun Munro
You might not have heard of the David Prill  novel Serial Killer Days, which tells of a small town that "celebrates the annual arrival of a serial killer with a parade and a pageant." But Mark Carter happened across it and thought it might make a great movie. He tracked down the rights and then roped in Thank You For Smoking co-producer Dan Dubiecki. They knocked a script into shape, which landed on the 2008 Black List. Paramount thought it was a bit like Scream and Disturbia with respect to tone. (Amazon  called it "a satire about horror for people who don't like horror novels.") The studio picked it up, and Mark Carter will write a new draft and possibly direct. He told THR , “I hope to deliver the expected genre conventions but do it in an idiosyncratic, richly layered and unexpected world. There will also be lots of blood.” Amazon »
- Russ Fischer
Robert Duvall's career spans a series of classic characters and performances in several of cinema's all-time greatest films. So, after you've played consigliere to the Godfather, worked with Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky, and directed yourself to an Oscar nomination, what could possibly get you excited? "Anytime I hear about a guy that wants to go to his own funeral, I think that's pretty unique," Duvall says about his latest film, "Get Low," adding, "And you know they're not gonna do a sequel or a remake in 10 years." In the film, Duvall plays troubled hermit Felix Bush, who, after 40 years of living alone, throws a funeral party for himself—while still alive. Supported by an all-star cast—including Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, and Lucas Black—Duvall shines in the lead role and secures a spot for Bush on the actor's list of unforgettable characters. Although Bush has spent his last 40 years shunning society, »
The notion of a novel about a town celebrating the annual arrival of a serial killer with a parade and pageant is pretty hard to imagine-- but what if it happened in a movie, and a movie produced by a major Hollywood studio no less? The industry majors have been known to dabble in black comedy now and again, but Paramount's pick-up of the project Serial Killer Days seems like a major step even for the studio behind Thank You For Smoking. According to THR, the studio has brought Mark Carter in through a deal with producer Dan Dubiecki to write and possibly direct an adaptation of Serial Killer Days, the 1996 satirical novel by David Prill. Carter had this to say for his plans with the adaptation: .I hope to deliver the expected genre conventions but do it in an idiosyncratic, richly layered and unexpected world. There will also be »
Paramount is backing a script by Mark Carter based on David Prill’s novel, Serial Killer Days. THR report that the story takes place in a town that celebrates the annual arrival of a serial killer with a parade and a pageant. Carter has been hoping to get the book to the big screen for some time, and for a brief period it was thought that Jason Reitman was going to direct it back in 2008 but it dropped off the radar and didn’t resurface until now. Assuming Carter’s new draft impresses, the likelihood is that he will also direct, making it his first feature film. Producer Dan Dubiecki (Thank You for Smoking) is also on board. Hit the jump for more.
- Ben Garman
There’s nothing quite like a quiet summer day, rocking back and forth on the front porch, watching the parade slowly pass by, waiting to see which one of your neighbors will end up brutally murdered. Mark Carter has been shopping around Serial Killer Days for a while now. In fact, it looked as though Jason Reitman was going to direct it back in 2008 after Juno came out, but he found his way to another project and another Best Picture nomination. However, a producer of both Thank You For Smoking and Up In The Air, Dan Dubiecki, is on board alongside Paramount to finally make the horror satire. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name which focuses on a town that has a serial killer at large that strikes on the same day every year. Of course, the town responds by throwing the murderer lavish parades, nominating »
- Cole Abaius
It's taken him seven years, but short film director Mark Carter finally has a deal to adapt Serial Killer Days, a little-known 1996 satirical novel by David Prill. Maybe the book won't stay obscure for much longer.The story involves a town in Minnesota where an annual visit from a serial killer has become a tourist attraction, with a fair and a parade. A twenty-year tradition, the festival always results in a single murder, but the Standard Springs residents are fine with it because of the benefit to the economy. In the year the story is set, the pageant's "scream queen" is Debbie Sue, but she's concerned that she just doesn't feel the fear anymore...Carter's long-gestating script finally made the Black List of buzzy unproduced screenplays back in 2008, but he's just landed the project in cahoots with Dan Dubiecki, who produced the similarly irreverent Thank You For Smoking, as well »
Robert Duvall, pictured here in his latest film "Get Low" (he deserves a Best Actor nomination for the flick!), will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Awards Gala of the 22nd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The Awards Gala will kick off the 2011 awards season on Saturday, January 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will be hosted by .Entertainment Tonight.s. Mary Hart. Duvall will join previously announced honorees Javier Bardem, Colin Firth, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan and Natalie Portman. The Festival runs January 6-17.
Here's the rest of the press release:
.For nearly 50 years, Robert Duvall has transfixed cinematic audiences with his gritty, intuitive performances,. said Film Festival chairman Harold Matzner. .In Get Low, his most recent role, Duvall portrays a backwoodsman who stages his own funeral while still alive. Duvall gives a virtuoso performance, challenging audiences to understand his character who is caught between myth and reality. »
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins
Release Date: November 24, 2010
Plot: A hotshot pharmaceutical salesman (Gyllenhaal) falls for a charismatic insecure young woman (Hathaway) with Parkinson’s.
Who’S It For? Any romantic of proper age could enjoy Love and Other Drugs, but this one is especially for the couples. Love and Other Drugs would make for a good warming romance for a cold winter trip to the multiplex.
Expectations: Gyllenhaal and Hathaway had another special relationship in the acclaimed Brokeback Mountain. Would their newest get-together, one based off a memoir of a Viagra salesman, have a heavy political tone to it? Or would this adaptation just stick strictly to the couple’s inevitable chemistry?
Jake Gyllenhaal as Jamie Randall: Slick in both the workplace and the bedroom, Jamie’s imperfections »
- Nick Allen
The Scorecard Review Movie Awards: Best of the Decade (Almost)
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- Jeff Bayer
Aaron Eckhart has some pretty impressive work on his CV. Despite appearing in Stupid Movie Physics-favourite The Core, he has racked up top-drawer work in Erin Brockovich, Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight, The Pledge and In The Company Of Men.
In The Expatriate, Eckhart will play a former CIA operative, estranged from his daughter, who takes a job in Belgium as security advisor for a multi-national corporation, only to turn up for his first day at work and find that the company doesn’t exist, his colleagues are nowhere to be found and his assistant is an assassin who intends to kill him and his daughter.
They promptly go on the run together, trying to mend their relationship, »
- Dave Roper
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- Jeff Bayer
It's Election Day, and U.S. citizens are heading to the polls! In celebration of our blessed freedom, "Extra" has put together a list of some of the best political movie quotes. Check em' out! And get out there and vote!
Top 20 Political Movie Quotes'Man of the Year' (2004)
"Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons." —Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams)
'Swing Vote' (2008)
"All the world's »
Being the son of a legendary attorney, who represented some of America’s largest corporations such as Warner Bros and served as the U.S. Senate’s lead counsel in the Iran/Contra investigation, allowed the young Doug Liman to meet a variety of powerbrokers and celebrities. “He was very connected in [the] entertainment [industry],” stated the American director, referring to his father Arthur Liman. “Through him I met Steven Spielberg [Jaws] and got rides on his private plane to California. I’d see Spielberg’s people reading scripts. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’” The elder Liman was uncomfortable with the idea. “He thought I should be a studio executive. He wanted me to get married.” Attending Brown University, »
Exclusive: ICM has hired Nick Harris to co-head its books-to-film department in the agency’s Los Angeles office. Harris and Josie Freedman will co-head the department, which also includes veteran agent Ron Bernstein. Harris is expected to join the agency on November 1st. A 10-year veteran of the film and television rights biz, Harris began at AP Watt Literary Agency based in London, then moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to join Rabineau Wachter Sanford Harris (RWSH) as a partner before moving to Mosaic, where he repped authors, graphic novelists, and comic book creators. Harris negotiated film rights for Fox Searchlight’s The Last King of Scotland, as well as The Men Who Stare at Goats, and the upcoming We Bought a Zoo. Freedman, an attorney, joined The Gersh Agency and in 2001 moved to ICM negotiating film and television deals based on books, life rights, articles and short stories. Her »
- Nikki Finke
15 October 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Harris is a catch for the agency, as the agent has spent the last decade amassing rights experience. He began at AP Watt Literary Agency based in London before jumping across the pond in 2006, joining Rabineau Wachter Sanford Harris (Rwsh) as a partner. He was most recently at Mosaic, where he has represented several authors, graphic novelists and comic book creators.
Harris negotiated film rights for Fox Searchlight's "The Last King of Scotland," as well as "The Men Who Stare at Goats," co-produced by and starring George Clooney. He also negotiated film rights for Fox's upcoming family drama "We Bought a Zoo."
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Former “O.C.” star Adam Brody joined female lead Greta Gerwig on “Damsels in Distress,” the first film from writer/director Whit Stillman since his 1998 comedy “The Last Days of Disco” starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny. According to ‘MTV,” Brody just began work on the film after recently wrapping “Scream 4.” Gerwig, last seen in “Greenberg” opposite Ben Stiller, just finished the remake of “Arthur” with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. Well regarded for his supporting roles in “Thank You For Smoking” and “Cop Out,” Brody, 20, landed what looks to be a breakout, leading man role with “Damsels in Distress.” »
Tom Vaughan (Extraordinary Measures) will direct the romantic comedy Boomsday. Adapted by Ron Bass and Jen Smolka from the Christopher Buckley novel of the same name, Boomsday tells the story of a Washington D.C. publicist/blogger who gets in over her head when a politician uses her suggestion that all Baby Boomers commit suicide in order to save Social Security as a campaign selling point. Vaughan has worked in the genre before, helming 2008’s first (and, most likely, last) date favorite What Happens in Vegas. While it isn’t saying much, in my mind, Boomsday already has a leg up on that entry given its interesting premise and the fact that Buckley also wrote the novel that would later be adapted into one of my personal favorites, Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking.
Per Variety, production on Boomsday is set to begin in the second quarter of 2011. For »
- Jason Barr
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