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Terrence Malick’s new film, The Tree of Life, has had rumours about its release date going around for months on end. It was due at Cannes…then at Venice or Toronto. None of these rumours came to be. More recently there was hope that it could be sneaked out in time for award season, however, this seems fairly unlikely now, even though distributer Fox Searchlight today announced that they have picked up the rights for the movie. Instead, it seems that The Tree of Life will not be out until late 2011, if, as expected, they are hoping it will bring in some Oscars when it is finally released.

This all comes just days after early viewings of the film compared it to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and its grand scale, with a rumoured three-hour cut doing the rounds, suggests that it is pretty much all complete anyway. This however, does mean that it could even get a showing at next year’s Cannes Film Festival, in the hope of a slow build up to award season, rather than the late 2011 release. This would seem to make sense, seeing how his previous work, The New World, was ignored by the Academy last time, and they may rather hope for a slow build up.

The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, is a story described as a 1950s period piece, which also has been described as being completely fresh, as well as including scenes of prehistoric Earth. This although has also been claimed as being part of a companion piece filmed for a separate IMAX specific project. It seems now, that all that can be done is to wait and see.



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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Justin Wagner]

The long-awaited movie Machete (based off the faux trailer shown during Quentin Tarantino’s half of the Grindhouse double feature, Death Proof) has finally been set for a feature film release this September 3rd. Though I’m sure many people are excited about this (me included), this trailer lacks some of the excitement the one featured in Grindhouse had. While the old trailer had a sense of tension and humor, the newer one seems as though the movie is taking a much more serious route. Maybe it is just the way the trailer is edited, but I really hope that Machete can keep the campiness shown in the Grindhouse trailer and mix it with some serious tones instead of getting rid of the camp altogether. Knowing Robert Rodriguez, though, he will probably pack in some of his classic camp, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out with an all-star cast like this one. With the addition of Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, and Michelle Rodriguez to the film, I’m sure the story has more depth and has mildly changed from the original concept shown in Grindhouse making me even more excited in how Machete will turn out. Now I’m interested in how a Thanksgiving movie would look.