Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man" Earns Critics' Choice Seal! 

"A Serious Man," the new film from the great Coen brothers has just earned the Critics' Choice seal! The Critics' Choice distinction is given to new movies receiving a high Critics' Choice Ratings score in the weekly voting by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, of which I'm a proud member, thank you very much!

The film earned a high score of 87 making it eligible to receive the Critics' Choice seal. Check out the BFCA website right here, and "A Serious Man" seal right here.

"A Serious Man" opens in limited release this Thursday, Oct. 1st.

Here's more info about the film:

A Serious Man
Release Date October 1, 2009
MPAA Rating R
Directed By Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lennick, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed, Aaron Wolff, Jessica McManus, Adam Arkin

Official Site ... erious_man

Synopsis (From Focus)

"A Serious Man" is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and "F-Troop" is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him.

She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry's unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.

While his wife and Sy Ableman blithely make new domestic arrangements, and his brother becomes more and more of a burden, an anonymous hostile letter-writer is trying to sabotage Larry's chances for tenure at the university. Also, a graduate student seems to be trying to bribe him for a passing grade while at the same time threatening to sue him for defamation. Plus, the beautiful woman next door torments him by sunbathing nude. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person - a mensch - a serious man?

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Jessica Alba to Join "Meet the Parents 3?" 

Jessica Alba is in negotiations to join the cast of the third installment of the "Meet the Parents" franchise. The film is in pre-production right now with director Paul Weitz attached for Universal Pictures and Tribeca Productions.

Alba will star alongside Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson.

The actress has just finished "An Invisible Sign of My Own," "The Killer Inside Me," "Machete," and "Valentine's Day" and hasn't made a commitment to her next project yet, so she'll sign on to the third "Meet the Parents" movie aka "Little Fockers."

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Brooding Vampires, Hot Werewolves, Fierce Villains! Take a Look at New "Twilight Saga: New Moon" Posters! 

Summit released new posters for "Twilight Saga: New Moon." Just look at the embrace between Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Rob Pattinson).

"The Next Chapter Begins" is the sequel's tagline, and from the looks of it, Twi-hards are in for a treat!

I especially like the Volturi poster featuring Dakota Fanning and Michael Sheen. Fierce!

And of course, there's the wolf pack headed by Taylor Lautner as Jacob.

The film, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer and directed by Chris Weitz, opens in theaters Nov. 20th!

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First Look: Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables!" The Truth Behind the Title! 

I don't know about you, but Sylvester Stallone looks pretty hot in this picture! HA!

Thanks to our friends at Empire Online, you are able to see a first look at "The Expendables" billed as an action film to end all action films. And why not? Actor-director Stallone assembled the best, toughest action guys. There's Jet Li, Jason Statham, Randy Couture, and Dolph Rundgren. Even Mickey Rourke is in on the fun. But wait, there's more! Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis will also do cameos!

Stallone himself said, "Whereas the 'Oceans 11' films were an ensemble for good looking guys, this is an ensemble for ugly tough guys."

The plot revolves around a group of mercenaries who are hired to get rid of a South American dictator. Lionsgate is releasing the film on April 23rd, 2010.

Here's some more great quotes from Stallone as told to Empire Online.

What's the meaning of the title "The Expendables?"

"It's from Rambo 2. The girl I'm falling in love with says, “Why do you do what you do?” I say, “I'm expendable.” She says, “What does that mean?” I say, “It's like someone invites you to a party and you don't show up. It doesn't really matter.” And these men, they live a life that... They're expendable. If they're gone, the world will go on. No one will miss them, They don't have families, all they have is each other. They're expendable to the rest of the world, but they're not expendable to each other – they're just necessary. So it's a real brotherhood. I think it has a lot of heart for an action film."

Why did Stallone want to do the film?

"What I wanted to do was just try to do something that is a little different. Today, technically, we're incredibly gifted and versatile with CGI, and I wanted to do a film that was more about men, doing things that we did back in the 80s and 90s that were a little more mano a mano – actual, physical stunts. It's also a story that isn't super-gigantic; it's almost a believable story. And the thing was to find certain personalities that never would have worked together normally and put them all together. It's like the dream team. It just hasn't been done. I guess it's kinda like The Dirty Dozen, or one of those films that comes along every once in a while – like The Magnificent Seven – to try to take that old formula and move it into a modern era. We accomplished it; I'm very, very happy with the film."

For more "Expendables" goodies, visit Empire Online right here.

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New Trailer for Disney's "A Christmas Carol" 

I'm a big Scrooge fan. I gobble up any Scrooge-related film, even the worst ones. But I'm sure the upcoming film from director Robert Zemeckis will be a good one, and Jim Carrey doing multiple voices (he's the voice of the following characters: Ebenezer Scrooge/ Ghost of Christmas Past/ Ghost of Christmas Present/ Ghost of Christmas Future) will be a spectacle!

The new trailer is a delight, and I say, Charles Dickens will be pleased :happy

Take a look at the new trailer:

Disney's "A Christmas Carol" will open Nov. 6. Here's more info on the film courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late

Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Animation, Adaptation and Holiday
Release Date: November 6th, 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

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