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'RoboCop' Remake: Director José Padilha 'Hell' & Sexy or Sacrilegious Suit?

Fernando Meirelles. RoboCop remake: 'Hell' for director José Padilha Fernando Meirelles (photo), the first and to date only Brazilian-born filmmaker to receive a Best Director Academy Award nomination, was recently interviewed by the Brazilian publication Trip. Below are a couple of quotes from the Meirelles interview, including one in which […]


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'RoboCop' Remake: Director José Padilha 'Hell' & Sexy or Sacrilegious Suit?



Foreign Language Film Category: Biggest Oscar Snubs #4

Penélope Cruz, Yohana Cobo in Volver Best Foreign Language Films: Biggest Oscar Snubs #4a Barbra Streisand - 'Yentl' & 'The Prince of Tides': Biggest Oscar Snubs #5 I've always had a personal grudge against the Academy's rules & regulations for the Best Foreign Language Film category. I know I'm not […]


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Foreign Language Film Category: Biggest Oscar Snubs #4



Sylvester Stallone-Brazil Drama Part II: O2 Filmes' Lawsuit vs. 'The Expendables' Producers

Sylvester Stallone isn't done with Brazil, yet – though he sure wishes he were. About ten days ago, Stallone joked at Comic-Con that while filming The Expendables in Rio (in spring 2009) he discovered that in Brazil you could kill people and blow everything up, and locals would say “thank […]


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Sylvester Stallone-Brazil Drama Part II: O2 Filmes' Lawsuit vs. 'The Expendables' Producers



Cannes: 'Drag Me to Hell' & 'In the Beginning'

At Firstshowing.net, Alex Billington on À Deriva / Adrift (above, with Laura Neiva), screened in the Un Certain Regard sidebar: “I think I stumbled across a big Cannes sleeper hit. From the beaches of Brazil comes Adrift, known as À Deriva in Portuguese, the third film from Brazilian director Heitor […]


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Cannes: 'Drag Me to Hell' & 'In the Beginning'