…Yeah, we got nothin’.
Elsewhere, Yahoo has the trailer for Scorsese‘s long-awaited "Infernal Affairs" remake "The Departed" here â€” it’s not a particularly good trailer (the pettiest of our complaints â€” must everyone chew over their Boston accents so?) despite the ridiculously gifted cast. Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere reports that Warner Bros. has decided against showing the film at Toronto, which may mean something. Or nothing.
Toronto’s announced the line-up for its Real to Reel international docs program â€” among the 13 world premieres are Asger Leth‘s "Ghosts of CitÃ© Soleil," Lucy Walker‘s "Blindsight," AJ Schnack‘s "Kurt Cobain: About a Son," Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker‘s "The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair" and Tony Kaye‘s "Lake of Fire."
Chosun Ilbo notes that Bong Joon-ho‘s already acclaimed monster movie "The Host" broke Korean box office records this past weekend (it opened on Thursday). Meanwhile (via MonkeyPeaches) another Cannes favorite, Lou Ye‘s "Summer Palace," has still not managed to clear Chinese censors.
In the Japan Times, Mark Schilling reviews Goro (son of Hayao) Miyazaki‘s "Gedo Senki," Studio Ghibli’s adaptation of Ursula Le Guin‘s "The Farthest Shore." The younger Miyazaki is being primed to be his father’s successor; Schilling isn’t particularly impressed: "[T]he film remixes familiar Miyazaki imagery and themes, but without his knotty, wayward genius. It’s like a tribute band playing a new number ‘in the style’ of some departed great — and delivering everything but the greatness." The film, which will screen out of competition at Toronto, is Goro Miyazaki’s first.
+ POLANSKI RUSHES TO RATNER (CHUD)
+ Trailer: The Departed (Yahoo)
+ Warner Bros. has decided against showing Martin Scorsese’s The Departed… (Hollywood Elsewhere)
+ Paul Verhoeven’s Zwartboek (Black Book) trailer and film stills online (European-films.net)
+ Rock Stars, Blind Mountain Climbers And Iraqi Prisoners Featured In Powerful Line-Up Of International Docs (TIFF)
+ "The Host" Stomps to Multiple Box Office Records (Chosun Ilbo)
+ SUMMER PALACE Rejected by Chinese Censors (MonkeyPeaches)
+ Cartoon capers (Japan Times)