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Review: Promised Land (Sold for Beads)

10:46 PM 12/19/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Promised Land
Steve Butler (Matt Damon) buys gas-rich land from farmers and he’s so successful the natural gas company is grooming him for VP. How does he do it? He’s a country boy like his customers, he’s earnest, principled, well-spoken—but that’s not why. He thinks he’s selling farmers salvation. Steve's posture about the hell of farm life and the nirvana of the civilized social hub is inherently tragic.

'This Must Be The Place' Review: No Way Home...LITERALLY

7:03 PM 11/2/2012 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Sean Penn plays Cheyenne, a retired Goth god in the way of Robert Smith; his makeup and black attire effectively preserve his solitude by repelling others. Married to a confusingly healthy Frances McDormand, Cheyenne leaves his mansion to lunch with his “not daughter” Mary as a matter of course. When he’s invited to his father’s funeral he learns estranged Dad had a hobby:

This Must Be The Place

Posted September 18th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses "goth" and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered.

Cannes: "Moonrise Kingdom" Not My Cup of Tea

5:19 AM 5/20/2012 by Senh Duong
Moonrise Kingdom
First day at the Cannes Film Festival went ok. I was here several years ago with two Rotten Tomatoes editors, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Yamato (now with Movie Line). Back then, I had a badge for the Marche Du Film, an event running parallel to the film festival that’s more for film buyers, festival organizers, and industry people.


New Making-Of Featurette for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM – Focus Features has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. The featurette does a good job of explaining the plot, and most of the adult cast-- Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Jason Schwartzman—break down their respective characters. 10 years 1 week ago via theothersenhman

The Good Dinosaur

Posted May 2nd, 2012 by Binh Ngo

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, “Up;” writer, “Finding Nemo”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “The Iron Giant”).

Promised Land (2012)

Posted April 10th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Mr. Damon plays Steve Butler, a corporate salesman who arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Ms. McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief.


Wes Anderson Takes You To 'Moonrise Kingdom' In New Poster For The Film – Great design and the films of Wes Anderson have always been inseperable, and that continues to be true for "Moonrise Kingdom," the next effort from the filmmaker. Showcasing ornate cursive (that puts all the credits right up at the top) over an elaborately detailed painted backdrop worthy of the novel covers of Eli Cash, the poster for "Moonrise Kingdom" will likely already have fans wondering where they can buy it and frame it. 10 years 10 weeks ago via theothersenhman

New 'Moonrise Kingdom' Images Online

moonrise-kingdom-02.jpg – A new Wes Anderson film is always something to get excited about, and Moonrise Kingdom looks to be no exception. While the title might suggest that it's a fantasy role-playing game, in fact it's a star-studded story of young love. And a few new images have now hit the web to give us a clue what we're in for.

10 years 11 weeks ago via jetli

Moonrise Kingdom

Posted December 27th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

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