5/27 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:59 am · May 27th, 2009

Anvil! The Story of AnvilTodd Leopold talks to the guys behind “Anvil!: The Story of Anvil.” [CNN]

The complete list of tired movie cliches. [Empire]

Mark Harris profiles Woody Allen and Larry David. [New York Magazine]

Ethan Coen takes to the stage with “Offices,” a cycle of three short plays in the Big Apple. [The Guardian]

Anne Thompson sums up the Cannes winners and losers, including her own list of the fest’s best films. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Kyle Smith slams Sam Mendes’s “Away We Go” as likely appealing to the “German-army-surplus-jacket-wearing slacker demographic.” Ouch. [Lumenick on Film]

The 60 greatest American war films. [Premiere]

Is “man vs. machine” no longer a terrifying concept? [/Film]

Nikki Finke points out the breaking of the 43rd seal: Shawn Levy has now directed six-straight #1 or #2 opening weekend box office champs. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Top seven pre-“Jaws” summer movies. [Cinematical]

McG discusses the alternate “Termiantor Salvation” ending that would have apparently made for amuch better film. [Entertainment Weekly]

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  • 1 5-27-2009 at 10:34 am

    red_wine said...

    Thompson’s points to an Inidewire poll of 16 English language critics to have some kind of their own prize ceremony. And the results are interesting.

    A Prophet wins Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay & Best Performance. If released in the US, I expect it to be the critical darling of the year.

    Up came 2nd in Screenplay!
    Antichrist shows how divisive it is as it came 2nd in both Best Film as well as Worst Film!
    Kinatay, which won Best Director in Cannes was called Worst Film. It is by far the most hated film of the festival I think, Ebert called it the worst in Cannes history.

  • 2 5-27-2009 at 2:50 pm

    The InSneider said...

    I think that was Kyle Smith dissing Away We Go, not LouLu.

  • 3 5-27-2009 at 3:14 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Oh. Shit. Then maybe he shouldn’t be writing at a blog called “Lumenick on Film.” Not that this wasn’t the first time I’ve looked there in MONTHS, mind you.