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From the director of Cinema Paradiso, featuring the music of Ennio Morricone and starring Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland, The Best Offer hits theaters and video on demand January 1.

The film follows an art dealer (Rush) who is asked to sell the possessions of a woman who refuses to be seen. While researching her incredible collection, he falls deeper and deeper into a mysterious puzzle. The latest by Giuseppe Tornatore won a ton of awards in Europe and sounds like it has passion and intrigue we’ve come to expect from the director, with that award-winning cast to boot.

/Film is proud to debut the first poster for The Best Offer, which opens in New York and comes on demand January 1. Check it out below. Read More »

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The Book Thief

Despite an intriguing premise and a promising cast (including Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson), the first U.S. trailer for The Book Thief wasn’t really very appealing. The focus was murky, the sentimentality was laid on thick, and a cheesy voiceover instantly cheapened the whole thing. Worse, there wasn’t even any book-thieving. Glimpses of book-holding and book-reading, yes, but not a single moment to explain the film’s title.

The new U.K. trailer immediately proves itself superior by opening with a scene of its heroine Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) swiping a volume from a book-burning rally. And it only gets better from there. It’s still an inspirational drama set in Nazi Germany, but the uplift feels earned this time, and the characters have far more personality. Check out the new promo after the jump, and let us know if you agree.

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Geoffrey Rush

After spending much of the past decade with Jack Sparrow on the high seas, Geoffrey Rush is headed to warmer, drier climates in Gods of Egypt. The Oscar-winning actor will join Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the Alex Proyas-directed fantasy, which follows a mortal who gets caught up in a dispute between deities. Hit the jump to find out whom they’ll be playing.

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The Book Thief

Around this point in the year, it becomes possible to see, in broad strokes, how the upcoming awards season might shape up. The studios have set their release calendars, the most promising titles have hit the festival circuit or are just about to, and several buzzed-about flicks have already put out full-length trailers for general consumption.

But even so, there are always a few pics that seemingly come out of nowhere to join the fray. This year’s dark horse could be The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) and starring Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, and Emily Watson. While we haven’t heard much about it up to this point, it seems to have all the hallmarks of an awards-season favorite.

Based on a New York Times bestseller (check), The Book Thief follows the uplifting tale (check) of a young girl and her foster parents in Nazi Germany (double check). The only way this could sound more Oscar-friendly would be if her big obsession was movies (a la Hugo) instead of books. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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‘Green Lantern’ 3D Trailer

Why studios are releasing 3D trailers online and calling them “3D trailers” when we can’t watch them in 3D is beyond me. Paramount did it earlier today with Transformers: Dark of the Moon and now Warner Bros. has done it with Green Lantern. But, unlike the Transformers trailer, this Green Lantern trailer is totally different from the previous one and, like almost everything that’s been released from this film, it’s even better looking than the last thing. Case in point: Ryan Reynolds doesn’t even appear for a minute and a half into this one. It’s all about the Corps. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

With all the talk about Fast Five‘s huge opening weekend and Thor‘s big international box office haul, not to mention that film’s impending domestic opening, it’s almost as if the next blockbuster on the summer movies horizon is being overlooked. That film is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the Rob Marshall-directed fourth film in the Pirates saga, starring Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush. As the May 20th, 3D release approaches, Disney has begun the full on, cannon’s blazing, Pirates of the Caribbean marketing barrage. Along with all the trailers, commercials, interviews and featurettes, though, Yahoo Movies has an especially cool one minute clip of an action scene from early in the film. Read More »

Last night during 30 Rock and American Idol Warner Bros. premiered a new TV spot for Green Lantern, but the spot was really more of a recut trailer. At 1:30, it is essentially a shortened version of the WonderCon footage that was shown off not long ago. But there are a few new bits sprinkled here and there in this edit. and it is good to see that Green Lantern looks like a properly cosmic, more than a little bit weird movie to rival the two Marvel films hitting this summer. Read More »

Geoffrey Rush Voices Tomar-Re in ‘Green Lantern’

Briefly: Yesterday we started to talk about how effects work is still being done on Green Lantern, and the rumors that many of the film’s CGI characters aren’t even cast yet. One rumor is that Michael Clarke Duncan could voice the giant alien Kilowog. And now, supporting that as-yet unconfirmed talk, is word that Geoffrey Rush voices the bird/fish/ alien Tomar Re. Deadline says that Mr. Rush “provided the voice for Tomar-Re, the scientist who works alongside the title character in the Green Lantern Corps.” (The Green Lantern’s Speech jokes begin now.) That suggests that he has already done the voice work, so take that as you will with respect to the rumors that those characters aren’t entirely locked down.

New Green Lantern footage will be shown tomorrow at CinemaCon and there is a new trailer coming soon, so we might have answers to some questions very soon.

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