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In Theaters This Weekend (12/4)

Armored

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Armored (PG-13): starring Matt Dillon, Columbus Short, Laurence Fishburne (directed by Nimrod Antal)
  • Brothers (R): starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal (directed by Jim Sheridan)
  • Everybody’s Fine (PG-13): starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale (directed by Kirk Jones)
  • Transylmania (R): starring Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Tony Denman (directed by David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand)

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Quote of the Day: George Clooney on His Raw Performance

George Clooney and Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air

“Not only is my performance raw in this film, but through most of the film I am naked from the waist down. So not only am I raw, I’m chafed.”

- Funny man George Clooney agreeing with Up in the Air director Jason Reitman’s belief that this is the actor’s most raw performance.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Casting Corner: Diane Kruger, Woody Harrelson, George Clooney

Diane Kruger

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

has finally injected a bit of estrogen into his growing Inglorious Bastards cast. Diane Kruger - probably best known for her work in the National Treasure installments - has just been added to the WWII-era film.

Kruger, who was born in Germany, will play Bridget Von Hammersmark, a German actress who helps a group of American Nazi killers. (That group is lead by Aldo Raine, Brad Pitt’s character.) The role will allow Diane to speak in both English and her native tongue.

This will be the second time Kruger has worked with the father of six. The two both starred in 2004’s Troy.

- also starring Eli Roth, Mike Myers and B.J. Novak - begins filming in Germany on October 13.

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Reitman Says No to Juno Sequel

Ellen Page, JunoAcademy Award-nominated director has just given us the best and worst news possible.  He loves his recent film, Juno, so much, he refuses to participate in any sequel.  (Of course, that doesn’t mean one couldn’t be made without him.)

What?  You didn’t know there was going to be a sequel?  Well, if common sense rules - there won’t be.  But apparently the movie’s $100+ million gross, Oscar noms and critical acclaim have earned the film just that type of buzz.

While some might consider that kind of talk disrespectful (Why would they dare ruin a perfect experience?), I think we should just consider the rumors to be a form of flattery (They only make sequels for good things, right?) and not entertain them any further. 

Seriously.  We all need to let go.

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Unboxing: The Official ‘Juno’ Hamburger Phone

Juno Phone 1


It isn’t too often we here at FilmCrunch get to do an official unboxing like our sister site, Unboxing.com. But I kind of think this actually one-ups their normal gadgetry, allowing you to get your vicarious thrills doubly—it’s cool and it’s related to one of this year’s best films, Juno. Case in point, I give you the Official Juno Hamburger Phone. Yes, that so-ugly-and-weird-that-it’s-cute-and-I-actually-really-want-one phone was handed to me as part of the film’s promotion, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

I haven’t had the chance to use it yet—I don’t have a landline—but I hear it works about as well as the one from the movie. Remind me not to use it the next time I call my local abortion clinic.

Check the rest of the meaty, telephony photos after the jump.

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2008 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Awards statueThe nominations for the were announced bright and early Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Assuming the ceremony goes on as scheduled, you can see the live broadcast Sunday, February 24th on .

Notable additions/omissions from today’s announcement:

In Theaters This Weekend (12/14)

The Kite Runner

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

In Theaters This Weekend (12/7)

The Golden Compass

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • The Golden Compass (PG-13):  starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue (directed by Chris Weitz)
  • Atonement* (R):  starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saorise Ronan (directed by Joe Wright)
  • Billy the Kid* (NR):  (directed by Jennifer Venditti)
  • Dirty Laundry* (PG-13):  starring Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Jenifer Lewis (directed by Maurice Jamal)
  • Grace is Gone* (PG-13):  starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Zach Grey (directed by James C. Strouse)

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