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Trailer Trash

Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench are the early Oscar frontrunners, while the London film festival makes journalists pay<p><b>A Cate with destiny</b><p>Oscar races are hard to read, especially in August when nobody's yet had a good look at the runners. However, I can't imagine a hotter favourite than Cate …

What Maisie Knew – review

Maisie goes to Manhattan in this fine modern-day adaptation of Henry James's novel of irresponsible parenting<p>Henry James famously failed in his attempts to become a popular playwright in the 1890s and apparently never thought, like his friend Joseph Conrad, to engage with the new medium of the …

50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Wizard of Oz’

It was a modest box officer winner when it was released on this day back in 1939, but MGM’s grand Technicolor fantasy film, <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>, won the …

Wizard of Oz

Does Joss Whedon's Support for Affleck as Batman Sway Your Opinion?

Box Office: Summer goes out with a ‘meh’

Going into this weekend, there was a lot of talk about this being the best weekend for movies of the year, with <i>The World’s End</i> (our review) and <i>You’re Next</i> opening wide, and The <i>Grandmaster</i>, <i>Short Term 12</i>, and <i>Drinking Buddies</i> (our review) opening in limited release, all five over 70% recommended on …

'Divergent' Trailer: Is This the Next YA Sensation? – /Film

It’s all well and good for studios to try and make the next <i>Hunger Games</i>. But as the disappointing box office tally for this weekend’s <i>The Mortal</i> …

Movies

Comments of the Week: Affleck Edition

Forget what the other threads have been saying. This week’s Comments of the Week are all from the news that Ben Affleck is the next Batman. If Star Wars VII rumors are poison (and they are), then scenes from FilmDrunk’s collectively imaginary Southie Batman are the antidote. Commenters, you have …