By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire July 20, 2011 at 8:50AM
Today on indieWIRE, "Another Earth" came out on top, Jim Sheridan tried to spook us out, Brit Marling emerged as this year's major breakout and much more.
"Another Earns" Earns Top Marks
In a tight race for the top rated film on criticWIRE, Mike Cahill’s “Another Earth” edged out David Robert Mitchell’s “The Myth of the American Sleepover” as the “pick of the week.”
Here’s Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2011
In an anticipated annual list in the indie world, Filmmaker Magazine unveiled its “25 New Faces of Independent Film” today. The 14th edition of the list include a “new wave of smart science fiction films, and three different sets of curators transitioning to filmmaking,” according to the publication. Go here for the list.
SXSW Hit “Natural Selection” Finds a Home
Robbie Pickering’s “Natural Selection,” which dominated the awards at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, has been picked up by The Cinema Guild. The dark comedy chronicles the story of a woman who tries to find her husband’s eldest sperm donor baby after she discovers that he has been creating children via donation for 25 years. The film will be released theatrically this fall.
Jim Sheridan Aims to Spook You in Trailer for “Dream House”
Acclaimed Irish director Jim Sheridan (“In America,” “My Left Foot”) takes his first swing at the mainstream thriller genre with “Dream House,” and by the looks of the just-released trailer things look awfully tired. Watch it to see why.
Trailer for 9/11 Documentary “Rebirth” Drops
Oscilloscope Laboratories just released the trailer for the well-received Sundance 9/11 documentary “Rebirth,” which they picked up out of the festival. The movie, about the emotional healing of five survivors of victims who died in the attack, also features footage from 14 time lapse cameras at Ground Zero that charts the physical recovery after 9/11. Go here to watch the trailer.
“Plot Device” Creator Seth Worley on His Viral Blockbusting Hollywood Calling Card
This has been a busy week for Seth Worley. The Nashville-based filmmaker’s witty short film “Plot Device” has quickly gone viral, generating media buzz and putting him on Hollywood’s radar practically overnight. Go here for our interview with the budding director.
Ryan Gosling Makes Al Roker Fly
We love you, Ann Curry, but girl, what were you thinking? You call him a “gorgeous hunk of man candy”—and then say no to an opportunity like this? This morning on NBC’s Today show, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dropped by to chat about their latest romantic comedy, “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which opens next Friday. In the course of their banter, Gosling offered to lift Curry above his head to reenact the infamous move from “Dirty Dancing” (don’t ask). And Curry inexplicably balked, leaving the ever-game Al Roker to take the hunk up on the offer. Go here for video.
Cinematical’s Erik Davis, Scott Weinberg and Peter Hall Join Movies.com
Former Cinematical editor in chief Erik Davis has been named as managing editor of Movies.com and as contributing editor of sister site Fandango. Both sites are owned by Comcast. Go here for full story.
Trailer for "Spider-Man" Revamp Hits
The Playlist posted the trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man," Marc Webb's revamp of the superhero blockbuster. Go here to check it out and read their verdict.