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The Envelope Please…: Lyssa’s Thoughts on the Oscar Nominations

Yesterday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their annual nominees for the best in movies over the past year. Having seen the majority of the films nominated in the major categories, and, as anyone knows me would expect, I have a lot to say. This year’s surprises weren’t about what was nominated, […]

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 09:00 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · One Comment
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Christopher Nolan brings on Anne Hathaway as Catwoman(?) and Tom Hardy as Bane for The Dark Knight Rises

Let the speculation begin. Today, over at the LA Times’ Hero Complex, it was announced that Anne Hathaway has signed on to play Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming (and final) Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. Also being announced is that Tom Hardy, already confirmed, will be playing the villain Bane, he of the […]

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 23:37 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar continues to add to its cast

Clint Eastwood’s next film, the biopic J. Edgar, is shaping up. Deadline has announced that Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer) has signed on to play the aviator Charles Lindbergh. The film follows Hoover during the investigation into the mishandling of the infamous ‘Lindbergh baby’ case, so presumably Lucas’ role will be fairly significant. The film […]

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 22:40 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Noomi Rapace starring in Ridley Scott’s Alien Prequel (?) Prometheus

In one of the most confusing press releases in recent memory, Deadline reports that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is on track to be released March 9, 2012. Confusing because it’s unclear if this now has anything to do with Alien now at all. Originally slated to be a prequel to the classic film, it’s now being […]

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 22:01 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Quick Cuts: Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen returning to Middle Earth, and other stories

So it’s official. Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are back to reprise their roles as two of the most important characters in the Hobbit mythos. Still in talks are Christopher Lee and Ian Holm. (Source: Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, fresh off being nominated for a Golden Globe for their […]

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 22:19 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Elijah Wood returning to Middle Earth in The Hobbit

In an intelligent move to get the most recognizable actor from The Lord of the Rings some screen time in the prequels, Elijah Wood has signed on to reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision Blog, Wood has signed on for a background role, either acting as […]

Posted on January 8, 2011 at 22:49 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer to direct adaptation of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

One of the most seemingly unfilmable novels of the last few years is coming to the screen with a fair amount of talent behind the camera. According to Entertainment Weekly (via The Playlist), Natalie Portman announced in her recent mostly Black Swan-related interview, that the Wachowskis were teaming up with Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, […]

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 22:34 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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24 film takes Jack Bauer into development hell

Close to a year ago, we reported that hit tv show 24 would be hitting the big screen. Now, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while before we get to see Jack Bauer larger than life. According to an interview with executive producer Howard Gordon over at Entertainment Weekly, the film is in […]

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 21:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Writers Guild of America disqualifies some of the best scripts of the year

The WGA awards are a barometer for the Oscars. However, they have some harsh restrictions. The requirement that scripts be produced under WGA supervision and they’re formally submitted has disqualified several of the biggest films of the year. According to Variety, The King’s Speech, Toy Story 3, Winter’s Bone, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Another […]

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 16:42 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Avengers to battle the Kree and the Skrulls?

In a “we’ll see if this is actually true” moment, Ain’t It Cool News is reporting (based on a capture of a newspaper article) that The Avengers will involve the Kree/Skull war. Now as it’s an unsourced caption in an article in the Albuquerque Journal, we shouldn’t start holding our breath. Personally, I think we’d […]

Posted on December 27, 2010 at 22:12 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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