REEL GREAT READS
- Andy Serkis Gets an Oscar Push for ‘Apes’ (Next Movie) – Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar nom for his role as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, says Michelle. Co-chairman and CEO of the film’s studio Tom Rothman agrees and is pushing to get Serkis the well-deserved recognition for his emotional performance.
- “X-Men: First Class” studio wants Matthew Vaughn back for sequel (IFC) – In more news about Tom Rothman and movies Michelle loved this year, he’s also trying to bring director Matthew Vaughn back to shoot the sequel to the amazingly re-imagined X-Men series, First Class. Go Rothman, Go!
- VOD Rides to the Rescue of Indie Film (The Wrap) – As video rental stores shut down and VOD services take slack for lack of competent services for mainstream releases, VOD services are actually turning out to be a great source for indie films. How else are you going to catch Grave Encounters? (Yes, yet another movie Michelle loved this year.)
- ‘The Artist’: How a Black-and-White Silent Movie Defied the Odds and Became an Oscar Contender (The Hollywood Reporter) – An indepth look at the creation and promotion one of the most talked about movies of the year, which ironically, contains no talking itself, and may just become the first silent movie to get awards attention since the 1920s.
- The Long-Awaited Poster for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods (Ain’t It Cool News) – This movie has literally been in distribution hell, despite being an over-anticipated fanboy/girl fantasy come true (Whedon and Goddard together again! A pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth!). This poster and way-short synopsis is the first hint of anything we’ve really gotten about the movie in a long while. And it is a mindfuck and a half. Emily, at least, can’t wait!
- Shame – Michael Fassbender bares his everythang in this sexual thriller, which also stars the adorable Carey Mulligan and is directed by a dude named Steve McQueen. Sounds like a must-watch to us.
TRAILER OF THE WEEK: The Rep
This documentary, produced by and starring Toronto’s own Toronto Underground Cinema, isn’t finished yet, but so far, it looks like a beaut. Discussing the magic of repetory cinemas (The Underground opened rather recently and has had rapid success among local legit movie lovers), it includes interviews with cult film icons like John Waters, Kevin Smith and Bruce McDonald.