Friday, December 24, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Dear Lord, thank you for this Thanksgiving holiday. And for all the material possessions we have and enjoy. And for letting us white people kill all the Indians and steal their tribal lands. And stuff ourselves like pigs, even though children in Asia are being napalmed.
No one does snarky like Christine Ricci. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
To celebrate Thanksgiving, here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving films.
Home for the Holidays, Jodie Foster's directorial debut, is underrated. It has Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, and Robert Downey Jr. as the hilarious gay brother. It's one of my favorite roles for Robert. Just watch "The Turkey Scene" and try not to die laughing.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The classic! "Those aren't pillows!" LOL
Pieces of April - a Katie Holmes film I actually like. This movie is very funny, and extremely touching. Katie Holmes plays a girl trying to host her family for Thanksgiving for the first time. Her apartment oven stops working, so she has to involve all her neighbors to help make the meal. I think this is the first film where I saw Patricia Clarkson who plays the mother. She is amazing in this film. Oliver Platt is also excellent as the father.
Someone has also posted the whole film here on Youtube.
Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters and The Ice Storm also revolve around Thanksgiving, but the above three are my favorites.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Impromptu concert at the mall in LA by that new Teenage Dream, Darren Criss of Glee.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wow, kudos to Jim for schooling Dave Letterman. Dave asked him about playing a gay man in I Love You Phillip Morris.
Asked Dave: "And, in terms of a leading man, a heterosexual playing a homosexual, do homosexuals say 'well, that shouldn't have been a homosexual' or do you worry about your image as a heterosexual leading man playing a homosexual?"
Replied Carrey: "Boy, we haven't grown at all, have we? We haven't grown at all.... We're still children in the schoolyard. Honestly. No offense Dave, for god's sakes, have you ever seen a gay man? Are there gay people in Indiana? Is it ok to be gay there, is what I'm asking. There's not a policy against gay people there or here?"
I saw the premiere of Philip Morris at Sundance, and it was hilariously funny, and I agree with Dave - this is the best that Jim Carrey has ever been. It comes out December 3rd.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
They find a young Polish man washed up on the beach, and take him in to recover from his broken ankle. The pleasant surprise is that the young man is played by Daniel Brühl who was Frederick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds.
There's not a ton of drama, but both women's hearts are set aflutter by the young man and his musical talents. Then again, I could probably watch Judi Dench recite the phone book, and be entertained. It's a sweet little English period piece. Two and a half stars. Watch the trailer here.
I was really looking forward to seeing Ondine. Finally a romantic film with Colin Farrell! It played only in very limited release for about a minute, so I missed it on the big screen. I discovered this weekend that's it's now available on Netflix Watch Instantly.
The film is written and directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), which should have told me from the start that this would be no typical romantic film. The tone is more wistful and dark, for an
"adult" fairy tale. Fisherman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) discovers the lovely Polish Alicja Bachleda in his net. She refuses to go to a doctor or the hospital and is fearful of being seen by anyone. He lets her stay at his late mother's cottage.
Syracuse has a precocious daughter in a wheelchair, and while she's getting kidney dialysis, he tells her the story of a fisherman who finds what may be a selkie in his net. The real romance to be honest is between Alicja's "selkie" and Syracuse's daughter, Annie. I also love the relationship between Syracuse and the village priest played by Stephen Rea. (Who would have thought early in Stephen Rea's career that he would end up playing so many priests?)
The cinematography is gorgeous as is the Irish coastal setting, which adds to the fairytale feel of most of the film. The last part of the film suddenly lurches into harsh thriller realism. It's jarring for the audience, and the characters in the film.
I have very mixed feelings about this film, partially because I had such high hopes for what it might be. What it is, is a quiet sweet little indie film, but it's not quite the magical Colin Farrell romance film that I'd imagined it would be. If I'd gone into it knowing nothing, and expecting nothing, maybe I would have a different take.
Definitely worth a view for Farrell fans, but I'm glad I didn't pay full freight to see it in the theater. Two and a half stars. I also wish I could have watched it with closed captioning as the Irish accents were very thick!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Oooh, I've been waiting for this one. Fassie as Rochester! This looks wonderfully gothic and creepy. Mia Wasikowska from Alice in Wonderland I've been watching since her excellent turn on the first season of In Treatment. She's a wonderful actress and this will give her a chance to show more of that potential on screen than she did in Alice.
Bless My New Plaid Pants for posting some screen caps of the trailer:
See more screen caps here.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot. Should ever be forgot.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Empire Magazine has the first look at the photo-realistic animation in Spielberg's upcoming film, Tintin. Jamie Bell will play Tintin, and Andy Serkis is Captain Haddock (below).
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
This is the bomb!
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Daft Punk has a cameo in Tron!
And we get to see Michael Sheen in character asking them to play something to “electrify the boys and girls, if you’d be so kind.”
I am going to LOVE this soundtrack!!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
A nice spookly little short film from 2005 for October.
This has Michael Sheen as the nervous young gentleman from London named Framton Nuttel who goes to the countryside for a rest cure, and where he arrives at a country house clutching a letter of introduction...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I'd heard about this for years, but never seen any scenes with Eric Stoltz!
Friday, October 8, 2010
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010
I personally think this is an adorable parody, but when Sesame Street previewed Katy Perry's appearance on the show by posting this on Youtube, parents complained that she showed too much cleavage, and that Elmo was seen running around her skirt hem. Oy.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tonight is the premiere episode of Hawaii Five-0, and I hope the picture to the left is just a taste of what we have in store!
It's also fun that Scott Caan (son of actor James Caan) plays Danno.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
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Friday, September 3, 2010
You have to watch till the end to see the really bizarre part!!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Just saw this at Cinematical:
In October of 2009, Kristian Anderson was diagnosed with bowel cancer -- and the news got worse: it had spread to his liver. The 35-year-old husband and father didn't let the diagnosis get him down, though -- and has since spent his time between chemotherapy treatments urging men to get tested early and often, saying "If I had got tests done when I first suspected something, I might have only had bowel cancer and they could have just gone straight in and cut it out ... It doesn't matter if it's nothing but the best thing you can do is find out it's nothing."
With his wife Rachel's birthday approaching, Anderson wanted to do something special for her. He got in touch with a local radio show who helped him reach out to actor Hugh Jackman and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. With those two on board (Rachel's from New Zealand, hence the Prime Minister's appearance), Anderson made her a special birthday video that's sure to have you reaching for the Kleenex.
Good on Hugh Jackman for participating in this special video! I was in tears...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Can this man be more dreamy? He sings, too, AND in FRENCH for all that is holy!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This test footage was recently found of some of the very earliest color film. They used several of the famous silent film actresses of the day:
"In these newly preserved tests, made in 1922 at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, actress Mae Murray appears almost translucent, her flesh a pale white that is reminiscent of perfectly sculpted marble, enhanced with touches of color to her lips, eyes, and hair. She is joined by actress Hope Hampton modeling costumes from The Light in the Dark (1922), which contained the first commercial use of Two-Color Kodachrome in a feature film. Ziegfeld Follies actress Mary Eaton and an unidentified woman and child also appear.
The first full length color feature film didn't come out until 13 years later, in 1935.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This occurred to me when I came home after seeing the movie, and was listening to Hans ZImmer's score. Yes yes, I know this doesn't make me special, and I have been informed that this may have been mentioned in an interview with Zimmer. I'd like to be able to confirm the theory.
I was directed to this article, where it's mentioned.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Fred and Ginger and Gene mashed up with John Lennon and the Beastie Boys? Oh, yeah!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
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Monday, July 19, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I was in the city and saw them setting up the lights and the fake chunks of pavement. Very cool!
Monday, July 12, 2010
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Who cares how Kagan will rule on gun control, the urgent question is where does she stand on Edward vs. Jacob!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
No lamentations from this woman! Awesome!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
A Trailer for Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever -- powered by Cracked.com
Friday, June 25, 2010
From Leonardo Copperfield:
Many friends after seeing my video "Tarantino vs Coen Brothers" requested me to do a new video duel of directors, so I decided to do now a tribute to my two favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, were 25 days re-watching 34 films, selected more than 500 scenes, and a hard work editing.
Note that he dedicated it to Roger Ebert.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday, too, yeah!
Today is my birthday and I share it with Sir Paul McCartney(68), so this song has always had special meaning for me. Also, Roger Ebert(68) shares our day.
We're gonna have a good time
Now it's your birthday
Happy Birthday to you!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Only a mere glimpse of Ben Barnes, darn it!