Leonardo DiCaprio's getting some company for Christopher Nolan's Inception that reads like a who's who of indie movie all-stars. Variety reports that Warner Bros is negotiating with Juno's Ellen Page, La Vie En Rose's Marion Cotillard and Sunshine and Nolan semi-regular Cillian Murphy to join the cast of the Nolan-scripted sci fi thriller.
DiCaprio will play a CEO type, and Cotillard is reportedly playing his wife. Page will play a grad student that is DiCaprio's sidekick. Posted 04.05.09 by Ryan
The animated blockbuster Shrek the Third debuts on DVD today; expect to see it playing on an endless loop in most minivan DVD players by tomorrow afternoon.
Sci-Fi enthusiasts might want to add the new Close Encounters of the Third Kind 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD or Blu-Ray to their holiday wish list. The lavish new edition comes packaged in a fold open box with a book featuring great behind-the-scenes photos and three discs chock full of never-before-scene material and all three versions of the film - Theatrical, Special Edition and the new Ultimate Edition cut!
Other new releases include the William Wilberforce biopic Amazing Grace, the short film compilation Paris, je t'aime, the UK drama This is England.
Our DVD pick for this week is the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, featuring virtual Best Actress Oscar shoo-in Marion Cotillard. Posted 11.13.07 by reelz
Although the official list of Best Foreign Language Film Oscar considerees won't come down until tomorrow, we already know that France has opted against submitting La Vie en Rose to the category.
The Edith Piaf biopic seemed the obvious choice considering its performance in both France and the U.S. (it was the third-highest grossing French film in the U.S. ever), yet France will instead be submitting the animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel, Persepolis.
Having seen La Vie en Rose, we can only say it deserves any award it is put up for. Let's hope they go forward with plans to campaign for Marion Cotillard's Best Actress
Source: Indiewire. Posted 10.11.07 by reelz
It's going to be a bloody battle for box office supremacy at the Cineplex this weekend, with three major new releases, Ocean's Thirteen, Surf's Up and Hostel: Part II, duking it out. Movie fans looking for something more indie-oriented should check out the acclaimed French flick La Vie en Rose.
A rundown of our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
"Soderbergh's lively camera work combines with a stellar soundtrack to keep things fun and interesting throughout." [Full Review]
"A surprisingly enjoyable experience...the most entertaining animated feature I've seen in quite a while." [Full Review]
Hostel: Part II
"A shallow, tedious, unimaginative mess...When your big climax induces little more than a shrug, you know you've done something wrong as a filmmaker." [Full Review]
La Vie en Rose
"So stunning that the urge to discuss it in terms of being 'a tour de force' and 'a performance of a lifetime' is nearly overwhelming...the best movie I have seen all year." [Full Review]
Also opening this week: My Bollywood Bride and You're Gonna Miss Me. Posted 06.08.07 by reelz