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Hard-bluesing, hard-boozin' wailer Janis Joplin's story has long seemed like a natural for the big screen, but any realization of that has always sputtered out like an empty bottle of Southern Comfort. Bette Midler did some kind of riff on it in 1979's The Rose, but it was very loosely based. And ... More >>
This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.
I like Renee Zellweger for her squinty spunk and charming gameness, which she's brought to musicals, westerns, and rom-coms alike. But you'd have to squint to see her career lately.
We have to admit. we were disappointed that the shorts Michelle Obama wore to the Grand Canyon -- which have burned up the non-partisan idiot press -- have yet to roil the usually roilable rightbloggers, despite the involvement of an Obama. There were a few takers. These affected sympathy, b ... More >>
I love reading our weekly newspaper competitors and poring over them in search of errors. And bingo, I found one, a real whopper of massive triviality! God help me if this isn't my Waterloo--I mean my Watergate!
Bridget Jones's Diary may be turned into a stage musical, possibly with a score by Elton John, according to the New York Post's Michael Riedel. So assuming this happens, who should play Bridget this time around? Remember all the media fuss about how the screen Bridget, Renee Zellweger, wasn't actua ... More >>
I'm a sucker for those weepy Lifetime movies (I'm a big fan of Markie Post), so I was there for last week's premiere of Living Proof, an uplifter about the real-life trials for a breast cancer drug that ended up saving lotsa lives. Yes, Lifetime has premieres now! And even an after-dinner at the Pla ... More >>
Well, not really, but I do feel the above Renee Zellweger (currently costarring in Appaloosa) is gradually becoming another spunky, slit-eyed Best Supporting Actress Oscar Winner, the below Jo Van Fleet. Discuss.
Beatrix Potter gets an extreme makeover
Fashionable highlights and lowlights from last night's Golden Globes
The modern American sportsman, as skate punk, ringside messiah, and prison bitch
Two new innovative hospital dramas refashion the traditional doctor-viewer relationship
DreamWorks creates stereotype-heavy, pop-cultureaddled societylike ours, only wetter
Cinematic campaigning: This fall, filmmakers assault the status quo at a theater near you
Speaking of slavery, Cold Mountain doesn't. Its pale version of history is a whitewash.
Ain't no Mountain high enough to keep the American patient from his lonely Southern belle
Sex and the Signifying Girl
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
Joan Rivers, Bohemia, and the Oscars
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).