TEASER #3: "Foxcatcher"

A creepy new teaser for Foxcatcher, which was of course rapturously received at Cannes and again today at Telluride. The film will be coming out November 14th, and I still think that depending on where they position Carell in the Oscar race (apparently he could go lead or supporting) he's going to have a really good chance at winning for this part. Even in the teasers you can see how compelling he is.

POSTER: "The Judge"

A new poster for Robert Downey Jr.'s family tearjerker The Judge, coming out in October. This is also the opening night film of the Toronto Film Festival, so we'll be hearing how it is by next week. Part of me wonders now whether Robert Downey Jr. can play anything other than his wisecracking self anymore- it feels like he's been put in one particular box ever since the Iron Man movies. The trailer makes him look pretty much the same, but maybe the movie will be good in spite of that. Here's hoping.

Maureen O'Hara, Harry Belafonte to Receive Honorary Oscars

The four recipients of the annual Academy Governor's Awards were announced today. The winners of the Honorary Awards are Maureen O'Hara, Harry Belafonte, Hayao Miyazaki and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. Maureen O'Hara was a star of Hollywood's Golden Age who acted in such classics as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Miracle on 34th Street (1947) The Quiet Man (1952) and The Parent Trap (1961). Carriere is a celebrated screenwriter who collaborated with Luis Bunuel on several films, including The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and That Obscure Object of Desire, while Hayao Miyazaki is the legendary Japanese filmmaker who founded Studio Ghibli and is responsible for classic features like Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, among many others. Harry Belafonte, an actor, singer, producer and activist since the 1950's, is being awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian efforts. The Governor's Awards are being held November 8th.

TRAILER: "Rosewater"

Jon Stewart's directorial debut finally has a trailer, right before the movie premieres at Telluride this weekend, and then Toronto next week. Actually, the film already screened for several critics last night and the early word so far is fairly lukewarm. As someone who has watched The Daily Show for many years, I have never seen Jon Stewart exhibit much (or any) interest in films, so I'm a little baffled by his sudden move toward becoming a director. I mean really, he never sees any of the movies that his celebrity guests are promoting and if anything often shows a fair amount of disdain towards Hollywood. I could have seen him making a documentary about this subject (based on the autobiography of the Iranian journalist Mazahir Bahari) rather than an actual film, so I don't really know where this is coming from.