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- People are going crazy for these character posters for Never Let Me Go. I say meh. At least two of them fit nicely as a header image. You can see the Andrew Garfield one over here, along with larger versions.
- Jean-Luc Godard is finally getting an Oscar. If he wants it, which he might not. The Academy is honoring him and the shockingly never-nominated actor Eli Wallach, as well as film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, with honorary Oscars this November. This year's Irving G. Thalberg award will go to Francis Ford Coppola for his producing work through American Zoetrope. It's a shame these honors aren't presented at the Academy Awards anymore, as this would be a good crop for the telecast, though Godard would not likely show up. And not just because he can't be found to even be informed of the honor.
- Have you been dying to see Biutiful, the new film from Babel director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu featuring Javier Bardem in a Cannes-honored performance? Finally someone has picked it up for U.S. distribution. Specifically Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment. Hopefully it'll find its way into theaters this fall so Bardem can contend for the Oscar.
- Paul Verhoeven has finally selected a follow-up to the excellent Black Book. He'll adapt the novel Hidden Force, which is set in 1900 Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies) and involves a colonial official adapting to his strange new home.
- The makers of Yogi Bear sure put a lot of thought and work into the realism of the character design considering how awful it looks. Meanwhile, the Smurfs have no belly buttons. Your childhood-stomping movie updates here.
- Andie MacDowell is playing the Dianne Wiest role in Craig Brewer's Footloose remake. This means she gets to once again play wife to Dennis Quaid, also her onscreen husband in the 2001 TV adaptation of Dinner for Friends.
- Not sure where it will be appropriate for him to take his shirt off in a cancer drama, but Matthew McConaughey might star in a weepy indie called The Headhunter's Calling, in which he'll play a workaholic who changes his ways when his son gets leukemia.
- Here's a little Scott Pilgrim vs. the World bonus feature that will be on the DVD. Which is apparently where most people will end up seeing it. And love it. This is some test footage for the Scott vs. Patel fight: