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DAILY BULLETIN: Movie trailer overload!

Hey everyone. Apologies about missing yesterday’s update (and the week was going so well, too). I decided to hit the sack early and catch up on some much-needed sleep. But I’m back!

Today’s update consists entirely of trailers. Lots of trailers. Also of note, the Sundance Film Festival opened today. Among the movies scheduled to premiere at Sundance are: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), The East (Zal Batmanglij), Stoker (Park Chan-wook), and The Way, Way Back (Nat Faxon & Jim Rash). And of course, Upstream Color (Shane Carruth)! So expect a future bulletin to detail some of the early critical reaction to those.

For now though, trailers.


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DAILY BULLETIN: Random news bits, and, yep, more trailers!

communityIt’s been one of those very slow news days (actually two very slow news days, ’cause I missed Monday’s post). There are lots of little tidbits, which I can list for you in brief:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Chris Meloni will be in A Dame To Kill For, the Sin City sequel. No word on who the titular dame is yet.
  • Woody Allen’s next movie has been announced. It’ll be called Blue Jasmine, and it’ll star Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, and Louie C.K., among others.
  • The DGA nominations came out. Quentin Tarantino was snubbed, while Tom Hooper gained a nomination, much to the chagrin of many an angry Internet fanboy. I can’t really comment, because I haven’t seen Les Miserables. But basically everything I’ve heard is that Hooper’s directorial choice of shooting the film mostly in close-ups is extremely distracting and detracts from the material. Again, I haven’t seen it, that’s just what I’ve heard. I thought Tarantino’s work on Django was characteristically excellent. But I don’t need his movies to win awards to get me into the theatre, so I don’t really care.
  • Here’s one that barely even qualifies as news (I only mention it because it concerns my favourite TV show): NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt declares the next season of Community will have “more heart”. Good lord, Bob, don’t oversell it… Community is pretty much on its last legs I think, but hey, at least NBC should be able to squeeze a few more bucks out of it, right Bob? On the fate of the show, he said, “I’m always hopeful for a show to continue. We co-own it and I’d love nothing more than to see it continue.” Yeah, that’s real encouraging… I refer you to the look on Troy’s face in the image accompanying this news post.
  • The Halloween special of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo drew 3.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched and highest-rated episode of the series to date. All I can say is WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!

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