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Weekend Recap: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Update, New Trailers, Original ‘X-Men’ Returns, Ebert Oscar & Sundance Guides

Weekend Recap: 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Update, New Trailers, Original 'X-Men' Returns, Ebert Oscar & Sundance Guides

– As we’ve already predicted, the Coens’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” will likely premiere at Cannes, according to this NYTimes update. As we reported when we leaked the trailer, the movie will screen at the Sony lot for assorted music industry folks as well as potential buyers right before the Grammys.  (No, we can’t get in.) The film, about a West Village troubadour based on Dave Van Ronk, features Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake – who will all sing.

– Criterion Cast has posted an alluring trailer for Michel Gondry’s “Mood Indigo.”  The latest movie from the “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind” director stars two gorgeous French stars: Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris. Watch here or below.

– Roger Ebert has assembled a guide to watching the 85th Academy Awards with GoWatchIt to help you prep for the ceremony on February 24th (more info here).  Ebert has also posted the trailers for the top dogs at Sundance, including “Fruitvale,” “Blood Brothers,” “A River Changes Course,” Jiseul,” and “The Square (Al Midan).” Ebert has revived a video about “how to be a film critic.”  Head here or below to watch.

– “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer announced on Twitter that several X-Men originals will return for the 2014 film: Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), and Shawn Ashmore (“Iceman”). “First Class” stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Nicholas Hoult will also be back.

– Juan Antonio Bayona (global hit “The Impossible”) will direct the latest script from “Forrest Gump” writer Eric Roth (who is due to hand in “Cleopatra” for Ang Lee to read). In a Hollywood space race, breathlessly suggests Deadline, JJ Abrams has jumped ship from “Star Trek” to “Star Wars,” Marvel Studio is planning to launch “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and Warner Bros. just launched a version of “The Odyssey” that takes place in outer space.

– Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomato award-winner for best wide-release of 2012 goes to “Argo,” with a 96% positive rating off 253 reviews. Affleck accepted the award on the SiriusXM “Rotten Tomatoes” radio show on January 24. Jafar Panahi’s documentary “This is Not a Film” won the award for best-reviewed film in limited release, with a 99% positive rating based on 146 reviews.


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