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DAILY BULLETIN: Trailer for the next Coen Brothers film, JJ Abrams to direct next Star Wars movie

Today’s bulletin only has two items, but they are both pretty big. To quote Dazed And Confused, “It’s quality, not quantity, alright man?”

First trailer for the next Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis

Like pretty much everyone who watches movies on a regular basis, I’m a big Coen Brothers fan. Their filmography is full of brilliant work: Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, The Hudsucker Proxy, Blood Simple, etc. Their new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, follows a singer-songwriter as he tries to make a name for himself in New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s. The movie is loosely based on the memoirs of folk singer Dave Van Ronk.

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QFA Review: The Artist

A skilful blend of comedy and drama, The Artist relies on filmmaking techniques from a bygone era to tell a charmingly simple love story. Though its silent, black-and-white style hearkens back to the past, the film feels timeless thanks to the romance at its core.

The movie opens in 1927, near the end of the silent film era. Movie star George Valentin (played by Jean Dujardin) meets aspiring actress Peppy Miller (played by Bérénice Bejo) at the premiere of his latest film.The chemistry between the two is immediate, and soon the fresh-faced Miller is the talk of the town. But as her stardom grows, Valentin’s career stalls. Rooted in the past, he sees no future for “talkies” and his dismissive attitude toward them sets him up for a potential disaster.

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Red State

Stellar acting from a few key players helps to hide some of the seams but Red State sports a rather clunky narrative and feels unevenly-paced, laying it on thick in places and then glossing over details elsewhere.

The latest film from writer-director Kevin Smith stands in stark contrast to his usual comedic fare. This time around, Smith opts for something darker as he tells the story of Abin Cooper and his Five Points Church, a militant, anti-homosexual religious group.

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More casting news for Red State

For the second week in a row, Kevin Smith’s newest podcast Hollywood Babble-On (co-hosted by KROQ’s Ralph Garman) has revealed a cast member for his next film, Red State.

Last week, Smith announced the casting of Kevin Pollak, which piqued my interest a little bit. This week, he dropped another name: yep, John Goodman will be in Red State.

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