The Ice Factory offers cool new plays
On the man who carried Cash
Yes, you read that correctly and, yes, it looks like it could happen. "The man who leaked the world" has Hollywood up in arms and it's not because there is a Cablegate in the works for Tinsel Town. Let's not get our hopes up.According to the Hollywood Reporter, big studio executives are dueling it o ... More >>
She won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and now Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to play sultry jazz singer Peggy Lee in a biopic done by Norah Ephron, who's fresh off doing Julia Child. Questions, questions.
The Smiths in The Pursuit of HappynessJaden Smith is the talented star of the Karate Kid remake, and obviously his folks, Will and Jada Smith are OK with him doing that. In fact, Will produced the movie and reportedly nabbed him the part. And the kid previously starred with dad in the well r ... More >>
A Manhattan judge has come in on the side of the city in a fight against surreptitiously skeevy bookstores and video stores. You know, the ones that you "accidentally" stumble into hoping to pick up a copy of Serendipity after a hard day's work, but seeing no John Cusack movies at all, end up ... More >>
The film, in fine Mars Volta/At the Drive In fashion, is titled The Sentimental Engine Slayer, and first premiered a few months back at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It tells the story of two El Paso siblings who ride bikes, collect cars, hook up with prostitutes, and finally descend ... More >>
No real complaints about this song, but what's with the frustrating 2010 trend of having to sit through 2-3 minutes of Usher or Ludacris or Robin Thicke or Bobby V before we finally get a Nicki Minaj verse? No doubt the money is phenomenal right now for her but it'd be nice to just skip the part w ... More >>
Twinkie binge montages lack romance
Sex, drugs, and feminist thought
If I wanted to see an Oscar winner make out with a nominee, it would probably be Kathy Bates and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I'll settle for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who will be locking lips in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic about flaming pianist Liberace and his boyfriend the sewer (I m ... More >>
An ice queen and an English dandy at BAM
(. . . of birthday candles)
Gloomhounds pay tribute to Ian Curtis
Mildred Pierce was the 1945 movie that not only taught me the expression "dreadfully recherche, n'est-ce pas?"--and which prompted Carol Burnett's zingy parody, Mildred Fierce-- but which won Joan Crawford the Oscar for playing a sympathetic waitress-turned-entrepreneur wronged by her cunty daughter ... More >>
Bob Dylan . . . Bob Dylan!
Sending up the pop biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs and lifeless Cox
Marion Cotillard gives a star turn, but can't save Edith Piaf biopic
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it, as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model
Cash in hand but slightly out of focus, in Mangold's leisurely paced, well-acted biopic
Sky captain and the world of yesterday: Scorsese's epic OCD portrait stalls in midflight
Re-creating 70 years of a beloved pop icon's life, Taylor Hackford's gotta have a montage
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
White male seeks aboriginal Other for mutual transformation. Have kimono, will travel.