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Rabbit Hole UK Trailer

23 December 2010 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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Oscar Winning Actor Robert Duvall to be Honored with historic hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese theatre to celebrate 50 years of excellence in film

19 December 2010 11:51 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

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, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Shaun Says Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp’s The Tourist Lacks Sex Appeal

8 December 2010 5:09 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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

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Paramount Making Horror Satire ‘Serial Killer Days’

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

You might not have heard of the David Prill [1] 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 [2] 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 [3], “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

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Career Highs and a 'Low'

8 December 2010 11:06 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

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, »

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Paramount Picks Up Black Comedy Serial Killer Days

8 December 2010 9:14 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Paramount and Mark Carter Team For Serial Killer Days

8 December 2010 7:42 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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.

Mark Carter isn’t particularly well known to your average film buff, let alone layman, but he directed an award-winning comedy short back in 2001 called The Ballad of Little Roger Mead. »

- Ben Garman

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Mark Carter and Paramount Will Celebrate ‘Serial Killer Days’ Together

7 December 2010 8:04 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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

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Paramount Plans Serial Killer Days

7 December 2010 5:56 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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Robert Duvall to Receive Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

29 November 2010 9:57 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

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. »

- Manny

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Love and Other Drugs

27 November 2010 8:09 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Love and Other Drugs

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Josh Gad, Hank Azaria

Running Time: 1 hr 53 mins

Rating: R

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?

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Jake Gyllenhaal as Jamie Randall: Slick in both the workplace and the bedroom, Jamie’s imperfections »

- Nick Allen

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Tsr Movie Awards: Best Film Quote of the Decade (Almost)

14 November 2010 10:36 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

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

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Best Quote

Editor’s note–Tsr Movie Awards started in 2002, but the category Best Quote didn’t begin until 2005.

2005 – “God, I wish I knew how to quit you.” – Jack – Brokeback Mountain

2005 – “Tattoo on her lower back? Might as well be a bullseye.” – Vince Vaughn – The Wedding Crashers

2006 – “No one gets left behind! No one gets left behind!” – Steve CarellLittle Miss Sunshine

2006 – “Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk. Everyone has a talent.” – Aaron EckhartThank You For Smoking

2007 – What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss? – Javier BardemNo Country for Old Men

2007 – “I drink your milkshake. I drink it up.” – Daniel Day-LewisThere Will Be Blood

2008 – “Why so serious?” – Heath LedgerThe Dark Knight

2008 – “You never go full retard.” – Robert Downey Jr.Tropic Thunder

2009 – “Your father was captain »

- Jeff Bayer

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Aaron Eckhart to Star in “The Expatriate”

5 November 2010 6:00 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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.

Add to that his upcoming appearance alongside Nicole Kidman in festival-favourite Rabbit Hole, a return to bigger budgets with next year’s World Invasion: Battle La and now, “The Expatriate”.

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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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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Political Movie Quotes to Rock the Vote!

2 November 2010 9:07 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

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 »

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A Legacy of His Own: A Doug Liman Profile (Part 1)

27 October 2010 1:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his latest film Fair Game released later this year, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director Doug Liman in the first of a two part feature...

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, »

- flickeringmyth

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ICM Expanding Its Books-To-Film Division

15 October 2010 4:44 PM, PDT | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

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

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ICM reorganizes literary department

15 October 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Icm is reorganizing its literary department, hiring Nick Harris to co-head the books-to-film division, which he'll run with freshly promoted Josie Freedman.

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."

Freedman worked at Gersh before joining Icm in 2001. Her notable deals include "He's Just Not That Into You," based on the New York Times best-selling book; "The Illusionist, »

- By Borys Kit

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Adam Brody Joins ‘Damsels In Distress’

13 October 2010 5:36 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

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.” »

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Tom Vaughan to Direct Boomsday

7 October 2010 9:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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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