8/11 Web Round-up

Posted by · 12:16 pm · August 11th, 2009

MacGruberApologies for the lateness today.  I’m hammering this out on the plane en route to Los Angeles.  God bless Virgin America/on-board Wi-Fi.

Alan Duke talks to the Jewish Eli Roth about his pro-Nazi short “Nation’s Pride.” [CNN]

Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader on why a hard R “MacGruber” might work. [Vulture]

The top 10 gangster films ever. [Daily Telegraph]

Patrick Goldstein can’t let go of “G.I. Joe,” doesn’t seem to understand brand appeal. [The Big Picture]

Elsewhere, wonderfully absurd escapes from mortal danger in the original cartoon. [Slate]

Steve Weintraub talks to “The Time Traveler’s Wife” director Robert Schwentke. [Collider]

Jo Ellison on the films of John Hughes, “an unforgettable rite of passage.” [The Independent]

Meanwhile, the documentary “Don’t You Forget About Me” finds fortune in the director’s demise. [Variety]

And James Spader remembers the director. [Cinematical]

A.O. Scott looks back at Elia Kazan’s “A Streetcar Names Desire.” [New York Times]

“The Sixth Sense,” a decade later. [Rope of Silicon]

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  • 1 8-11-2009 at 2:03 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Once Upon a Time in America isn’t listed? They must have only seen the butchered American release.

  • 2 8-11-2009 at 2:06 pm

    James D. said...

    Where was The Godfather Part II, the greatest film ever made?

  • 3 8-11-2009 at 6:05 pm

    Brian said...

    Bill Hader may be the coolest guy alive.

  • 4 8-11-2009 at 8:12 pm

    Chase Kahn said...

    “Public Enemies” is better than several of thoise choices including “City of God” — which still does little for me.

  • 5 8-11-2009 at 9:40 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Wow, I COMPLETELY disagree with you on that, Chase. Public Enemies epitomizes mediocrity, in my opinion.

  • 6 8-12-2009 at 12:38 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    There are many things that epitomize mediocrity. Public Enemies, whatever your feelings on the film, is hardly one of them.

  • 7 8-12-2009 at 6:21 am

    Neel Mehta said...

    Reread that Daily Telegraph list, because even the listmakers in the linked source label it wrong. It describes the top 10 gangsters in gangster movies — see how each description starts with the actor (i.e. “James Cagney in THE PUBLIC ENEMY”). By this criterion, it’s a pretty good list.

    Whether or not THE GODFATHER, PART II is “the greatest film ever made,” it doesn’t have Marlon Brando, and the main gangster role in the sequel is essentially shared/divided.