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AVClub Ingmar Bergman's Persona (1966) finally comes to Criterion
/Film who is Holly Hunter playing in Batman vs. Superman. Speculation continues
Empire Wither Cate Blanchett post Blue Jasmine. After Carol it looks like The Dig is it, an archeological period piece true story based on the novel by John Preston. Directed by Oscar-winning Susanne Bier (Brothers). Yay!
THR nasty legal battle between an actress who felt coerced into nudity and Cinemax. Wasn't she aware of their nickname "Skinemax"?

Film School Rejects on Drew Goddard and Sinister Six (which groups all of Spider-Man's greatest villains together). FSR are predicting the inevitable collapse of the superhero genre and it certainly does seem like oversaturation is arriving by 2016 or 2017 at the latest with no less three studios fast-tracking multi-film super universes to attempt to compete with Disney/Marvel's gazillion dollar franchise
The Guardian Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reuniting on the bigscreen for The Nest. My best friend still quotes Amy's line from Baby Mama all the time "You don't know my life!"
Variety talks to Roman Polanski about Venus in Fur, his actress wife, and why he won't be retiring 
Playbill Shirley Maclaine joining Glee. Too bad I haven't watched in years but I'm not about to return now. Sorry Shirl, love you!

'Run Away!'
Both of my former arch-enemies have new films on the way 
Empire Daniel Craig suddenly drops out of Renée Zellweger's possible comeback vehicle The Whole Truth, which was supposed to start filming right now. The Zeéeeee is still having trouble getting back out there.
In Contention Hilary Swank has not one but two Oscar plays for 2014: You're Not You (in which she plays a woman suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease) and The Homesman in which she transports crazy women across the States in the western helmed by Tommy Lee Jones. I'd bet on the latter (if not for Swank since the showy roles are probably the crazies) and if You're Not You is any good I'll steel myself for absurd category fraud since it sounds like Emmy Rossum is definitely her co-lead.

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You just know Hunter will play someone's mother or grandmother. I'll never forgive her for turning down the Helen Hunt role for As Good As It Gets—she would have had a second Oscar and probably a better career trajectory than she has now.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Batman v. Superman:

So, based on recent casting, we've likely got up to five heroes officially in this mess right now:

Batman (Ben Affleck)
Superman (Henry Cavill)
Katana/Cassandra Cain (Tao Okamoto) (It'll be one of these two, so the only question is what name and costume they will choose.)
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)
The Flash (Callan Mulvey) (They can't be stupid enough to have their Batman and their Robin be separated by only two years of aging and they're not going to do a white guy as Green Lantern again after the Ryan Reynolds thing, so this is the only previously rumored hero slot left open.)

Warner Bros: Does Spider-Man 3 ring any bells? Seriously, this is crowded beyond belief because you think this plays "catch-up" even as it does nothing of the kind.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

..You dirty HATHA-HATING bitch ass bitch don't kill my vibe!


April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRizz

I'm tired of biopics, but I really want her to play Judy Garland or Liza or anything with music in it.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Anne Hathaway revives her public image in less than 4 minutes - amazing

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Very pleased Hilary is back to doing what she does best,not being a movie star!!!

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermark

3rtful - Are you trying to make me cry and subsequently look as unattractive as possible? Congratulations, you've succeeded admirably. Because any rare occasion I hear that particular piece of information, I. Just. Lose. It.


And Kevin Kline was gonna be in the Nicholson part! That would've made even more sense!

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark The First

Not a fan of Fallon but I must admit he has a very well-produced show with lots of material ripe to be Youtube clips; fun stuff.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

I think Anne Hathaway is supremely talented; needs another Rachel Getting Married-type role, or maybe a suffering-for-her-music character (please no more Heigel-esque rom-coms.) It's her earnest, aw shucks, but most eager girl in the room public persona that drives folks crazy.

MDA--Fallon's retooled show has been great. Lots of fun stuff and celebrity guests who are game for anything.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

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