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Blu-ray Review: J. Edgar
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J. Edgar Blu-ray

J. Edgar
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DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood
WRITER: Dustin Lance Black
STARRING: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench
Warner Brothers
RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2012

When a historical drama directed by the one and only Clint Eastwood (who also produced and created the original score) starring Leonardo DiCaprio comes along, it fits quite perfectly into what has come to be known as “Oscar Bait”: a movie that looks made specifically for awards season.

But when the Academy Award nominees were announced back in January, not only did J. Edgar get passed over for the biggest category, Best Picture, but it was passed over for all categories. No nod for DiCaprio’s performance. Nothing for Eastwood’s directing or music. Not even a nomination for makeup.

So why was it that J. Edgar went with few award nominations and no Oscar nods whatsoever? Was it that the movie was just not so great, or was it snubbed? Well…that’s simply a matter of opinion, friends, and I shall give you mine.

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Naomi Watts To Play Princess Diana In ‘Caught In Flight’
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Nothing says a director is growing quite like jumping from a Hitler biopic to a biography of one of the most beloved princesses the world has ever known.

That’s the trajectory for Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel, as he begins to prepare his upcoming Princess Diana biopic, Caught In Flight, now with a brand new actress. Deadline reports that Naomi Watts will be starring in the film, replacing Jessica Chastain. The film is currently being sold at the Berlinale, so more news on this project should be coming fast.

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Movie Review: J. Edgar
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J. Edgar movie posterJ. Edgar
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench
Release Date: November 11, 2011

Submerged in sloppy sentiment, J. Edgar, Clint Eastwood‘s latest directorial effort, is unrelieved of its melodramatic characteristics, growing sappier as the film approaches its conclusion. Instead of getting an aggressively bold portrait of J. Edgar Hoover, a man undoubtedly built into the firmament of American history, we get a dreary and almost entirely lifeless (save for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s vigorous performance as Hoover) film that teeters on a precipitous cliff until it finally crumbles and dissolves into a pool of cheap melodrama.

Mr. Eastwood usually navigates keenly the narrow road that divides drama from melodrama. We have been accustomed, to the point of being spoiled, to witness him effortlessly depict his craft in top form in Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby, two films that could have easily mingled with cheap sappiness but instead were rescued by assured direction and consistently intelligent scripts.

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Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts Start Shooting ‘Sunlight Jr.’
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The careers of Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts couldn’t be more different. One, Watts, has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and the other, Dillon, is a relatively middling star, even on the indie front. However, the two appear to be converging on a brand new project.

Original Media has announced that the two have begun shooting on Sunlight Jr., a new indie film written and directed by Laurie Collyer.

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Movie Review: Dream House
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Dream HouseDream House
Directed by Jim Sheridan
Written by David Loucka
Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Marton Csokas, Claire Geare, Taylor Geare, Elias Koteas
Release Date: September 30, 2011

Jim Sheridan‘s Dream House is a distorting and turning journey of mind-bending proportions, taking elements of popular horror fiction and re-energizing them as 21st century psychological thriller fares. Featuring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, it takes some unexpected detours, complete with some commendable performances.

(A side note: Before I do continue though, let me preface the rest of this review with the fact that I did not see any trailers for Dream House before seeing the film. I’ve been told that Morgan Creek films blew it by including some significant plot revelations in the trailer, so I went into the film fresh – so if you’re interested in seeing this movie, avoid all the trailers!)

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Leonardo DiCaprio Becomes J. Edgar Hoover In Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’
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J. Edgar

The first trailer for Clint Eastwood‘s new awards season drama, J. Edgar, has been released by Warner Brothers Pictures.

The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of J. Edgar Hoover, the man who was the first director of the FBI and served in the position for almost five decades, taking down many notorious criminals and changing the way we find, charge, and convict people of crimes. He was often times considered to be the most powerful man on the planet.

J. Edgar also stars Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Josh Lucas, and Ken Howard. It will be released in theaters on November 9, 2011.

You can check out the trailer by heading on below now.

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Christopher Nolan To Meet With Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley & More For ‘Dark Knight Rises’
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While we usually tend to stay away from non-news stories, it is a slow day and this is substantial enough for a bit of decent conversation.

It’s been revealed that director Christopher Nolan has set up meetings with a who’s who of top Hollywood actresses for potential roles in his much-anticipated third film in Warner Brothers’ Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises.

According to reports, Nolan is meeting Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightley, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, and Blake Lively. Apparently the director is not just looking to cast one role, but two: one to be a love interest of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), and the other to be a villain in the movie.

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