“Tree of Life” Might Be Released in 2009

If you’re like me, anything Terrence Malick does is worth seeing.  (I once worked on a movie with some of the accountants from “The New World,” and I continually bothered them about stories and facts about him.)  And, given the fact that he works is such silence, the release of a new Malick movie is always a welcome surprise.

Well, perhaps we will be surprised again.  ScreenDaily is reporting that Malick’s latest, “Tree of Life,” will be released this year.

The movie stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.  The movie is reportedly about a man who tries to come to terms with a childhood filled with sickness, pain, suffering and death.

Needless to say, I cannot wait to see this one.

Malick’s New Movie To Contain Sean Penn & Dinosaurs

Empire magazine has a few updates about Terrence Malick’s latest movie.  What it’s about is unclear, but it seems that it might be a combination of “Q,” a project Malick was developing in the late 1970s with a prologue set in pre-historic times.  According to Wikipedia, the Malick project “Tree of Life,” is about a man in the 1950s dealing with a difficult childhood.

Now, here’s what Empire’s reporting.  They’re quoting Mike Fink, the Oscar-winning F/X supervisor:

“We’re just starting work on a project for Terrence Malick, animating dinosaurs.  The film is “The Tree of Life,” starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.  It’ll be showing in IMAX, so the dinosaurs will actually be life size- and the shots of the creatures will be long and lingering.”

Did Malick combine the two projects?  Did he steal the title of one for another?  No matter what the actual film turns out to be, I know I’ll be there to see it.  I love Malick’s work and this sounds incredible.  -Sam

“Slumdog” Wins Again at SAG Awards

Danny Boyle’s movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” won the Best Cast at the SAG Awards on Sunday.  After picking up a Golden Globe and a Producer’s Guild award, “Slumdog,” seems to be the favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Sean Penn won Best Actor for “Milk,” and Meryl Streep won best actress for “Doubt.”  Kate Winslet continued her awards victory lap, picking up best supporting actres for “The Reader.”

Heath Ledger won best supporting actor for his role in “The Dark Knight.”  Accepting the award on Ledger’s behalf, emotional co-star Gary Oldman called Ledger “extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent.”

Review: Milk

Review: Milk

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‘My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you.’

That’s how politician Harvey Milk began almost all of his speeches.  And even though he died 30 years ago, both he and his story is still recruiting people.  Recruiting people to stand up for what they believe in and to not be afraid of who they are.  [Read more…]