Brett Ratner’s Rat Press Books

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Brett Ratner has a new publishing imprint, the Rat Press, through which he’s going to release new titles as well as make some of his favourite out-of-print books available again. Speaking to Movieline, the ever unpopular director announces his motivation in putting out editions of James Toback‘s Jim, Lawrence Grobel’s compiled interviews with Marlon Brando and Robert Evans, and Scott Caan‘s collections of photos.

Caan’s photo collection – which includes snaps of some of the actors Caan has worked with as well as “a lot of naked girls”, naked girls that Ratner seems almost too keen to tell us he’s into too – seems likely to sell out first, though for me it’s the Grobel interview collections that hold the most appeal. Pictures of naked girls are ten a penny, whereas this kind of long-haul interview journalism is relatively rare.

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Movie Review: Lonely Hearts

Lonely HeartsDirected by Todd Robinson, grandson of the main character of this true-story film, Lonely Hearts is an interesting story that explores the psychology of two lovers and notorious killers, and the detectives that seek to catch them.  Lonely Hearts takes place in the 1940s, where detective Elmer C. Robinson (John Travolta) is investigating a string of murders committed by lovers Martha Beck (Selma Hayek) and Raymond Fernandez (Jared Leto), known as the Lonely Hearts Killers.  Raymond crosses the country with Martha, who poses as his sister, luring lonely rich women into his arms.  The two then mercilessly kill the women and take their money.
This story has been made into film twice before.  What makes this incarnation unique is the fact that Robinson chooses to focus on his grandfather Elmer Robinson as the main character, rather than the killers themselves.  This allows for a deep and near-perfect psychological depiction of Detective Robinson, as he deals with not only his investigation of the cruel cold blooded murderers, but also his own family life, which is falling apart after the death of his wife. 

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New Ocean’s 13 Movie Trailer

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Ocean’s Eleven was such a fun movie. And Ocean’s Twelve was the exact opposite. Judging from the new trailer for Ocean’s Thirteen, Soderbergh has rediscovered the series roots. But don’t take my word for it:

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Ocean’s 13: Fifteen New Production Photos

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Earlier this week we posted a few new photos from Ocean’s 13. Well today we’re back with more – 15 new photos to be exact! Beware of spoilers, and left click for slightly higher resolution versions.
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New Oceans 13 Photos Revealed

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Update [3/29/07]: Click here for 15 New Photos from Ocean’s 13!

The full length Ocean’s 13 movie trailer will hit the web on Thursday, March 29th. In anticipation of the new trailer, Warner Bros has released a bunch of new photo stills from the movie.

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The third film stars stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner and Elliot Gould.

Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s 13 will premiere at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in May, and will open nationwide on June 8th 2007.

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