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In Contention has an important addendum to the misleading 'Sean Penn hates The Tree of Life' stories circulating the net.
The Daily Beast It's recently come to my attention that Drew Droege (of "Chloë Sevigny" drag fame) has written musings about playing Chloë and meeting the real icon. She did not throw a drink in his face but kissed him and laughed. Love that.
Little White Lies has an interview with Conan's Jason Momoa in which the actor offers to scare the shit out of the reporter by doing the Haka.

Serious Film "Bridesmaids stands alone" in 2011's box office charts.
Movie|Line remembers Kristen Wiig's supporting bit in Adventureland 

Cinema Blend is Germany next for world traveller Woody Allen's filmography? P.S. Did you hear that Judy Davis joined the cast of his current Rome picture? (Yay)


Oooh... new posters for Martha Marcy May Marlene from EW.

Do you like? John Hawkes eyes peering out on the one to the left are spooking me! Remember how intense his stare was in Winter's Bone? I haven't tried it but those are actual working QR codes on the movie poster -- should take you right to the trailer if you have a QR scanning app on your phone.

Brad Pitt still has magic hair in his late 40s. The shirt is by Alexander McQueen.Scott Feinberg discovers a funny irony in the Drive press notes.
Today Movies on the funny women breakthrough of this, 'The Summer of Raunch'
Fandor gets the great South Korean film Poetry tomorrow, so make sure to watch it. This is a sampling of reviews. I was quite honored to be named a "standout" review, and keeping such fine company.
Michael Musto predicts the Tony nominees for Best Actress in a musical a year in advance. We'd say that's too early but then we'd be huge hypocrites (hello, Oscar fanaticism
New York Magazine on Brad Pitt's Moneyball pitch. He's comparing his character arc, or lack of one (hmm....interesting) to 70s films, explaining that it's a drama about process and his character challenging the way things have always been done.

I thought of The Conversation: How do you tap a phone? Or Thief, with Jimmy Caan: How do you crack a safe? And I saw in it a guy who had an obsessive quality like Popeye Doyle.

I don’t really like big character-arc epiphanies. What I most loved about those seventies films is that the characters were the same at the end as at the beginning. It was the world around them that had shifted."

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I told you about Judy and Woody together again ages ago in both email and a post here. You said nothing.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtfu11

I just did.

August 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Loved the Sevigny story! And he's so good!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

And with that quote alone, my excitement for MONEYBALL is back.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGJB

A year in advance of the Tonys is ridiculous. You don't know what shows will flop or not even get to Broadway. You don't know what will close, what will be a hit, and how prominent the actress actually is in the opening night version of any new production. He made this prediction before Ghost was officially announced and that's as baity as role as you can get. Furthermore, End of the Rainbow is a play with music. Last year, the Tonys ruled that Brief Encounter was a play, which left me flabbergasted. You just don't know this early who will even be in a show that runs long enough to be remembered and eligible. A film only needs 10 days in two cities to be eligible and enough pull quotes to make a campaign worthwhile.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

When I read Drew Droege's article, i kept hearing his Chloe voice in my head. haha. I had no problem with Chloe Sevigny before, but she shoots up far in my book with what she did with Drew. How could you not be 'flattered'?

'I was attending an semi-exclusive party below a secret dungeon under the Chateau Marmont, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka and Diet Coke with drag icon, RuPaul, a drag version of myself and the remants of Lindsay Lohan..'

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck

Derreck - LOfuckinL. Amazing.

I just love Drew Droege's Chloë! That shit needs to be made into a tv show pronto. Aah, if only...

Yay Bridesmaids. The comedy goddesses really spoiled us with that one! And such wonderful validation that it was a nice fat hit.

Yay Judy Davis. That is pretty amazing news actually.

Those Martha Marcy May Marlene posters are very cool indeed. Could this be the ~future~ of movie posters? If that loud Hunger Games poster is another indication as well, I'd love to see more of these tech-savvy marketing tools expand the limits of film advertising. Quietly and cleverly, perhaps.

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark
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