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Superman Returns (June 30, 2006) Bryan Singer, who’s emulating Peter Jackson by vlogging his production diary for Superman Returns at BlueTights.net, finally offers a few glimpses of footage in entry #22. It’s the account of the director’s trip to Comic-Con last month to address the fanboys, and the footage he brought is included here. Some cool shots of Brandon Routh (left) wearing the supersuit, disguised as nerdy Clark Kent (evoking Rushmore‘s Jason Schwartzman), and seeking refuge in the Fortress of Solitude.

Revolver (Fall 2005) Is it good news or bad news that Revolver looks like a return to form for Guy Ritchie after Swept Away? It’s another movie about philosophizing gangsters, like Ritchie’s Snatch and Lock, Stock…, with Jason Statham (unrecognizable with hair), Ray Liotta, Vincent ”Big Pussy” Pastore, and Andre Benjamin. It’s great to see the OutKast rapper getting so much work, but could someone please give Andre 3000 a role that doesn’t involve gangsters or guns?

The Squid and the Whale (Oct. 7) Screenwriter Noah Baumbach (1995’s Kicking and Screaming, Mr. Jealousy, Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) has that funny/romantic/wistful/introspective thing down to a science; he’s like Cameron Crowe with a masters degree and an indie budget. You’ll see what I mean from the trailer for this Sundance dramedy fave, about the impact of a divorce on the couple’s two sons. Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney are the funny, flawed parents.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Sept. 26-27) Yes, it’s a PBS documentary, but it’s being advertised like a feature. (This clip is an ad for the forthcoming DVD.) Somehow, it looks and sounds like what it is, a Martin Scorsese movie. Dylan fan or no, this looks like a must-see.

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