8/13 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:59 am · August 13th, 2009

Charlyne YiTodd Gilchrist talks to “The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard” star Jeremy Piven. [Cinematical]

Anthony Breznican has the scoop on Charlyne Yi and “Paper Heart.” [USA Today]

Who’s your favorite cinematic psychopath? [Talking Movies]

Tom O’Neil remembers “The Wizard of Oz” on the 70th anniversary of its first publc screening in the American heartland. [Gold Derby]

Is Bryan Singer circling back around to a “Battlestar Galactica” feature? [Motion/Captured]

240 Films from 78 Countries Set for Montreal. [indieWIRE]

Martin Scorsese pens an open letter to LACMA protesting the museum’s dismantling of its 40-year-old weekend film program. [Los Angeles Times]

Fans of the Abba-inspired film “Mamma Mia!” are flocking to book their own marriage on the island of Skopelos. [The Times]

Edward McNally, a potential inspiration for Ferris Bueller, remembers John Hughes. [Washington Post]

Ramin Setoodah thinks the filmmakers of “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” could have shaken things up by making the principals homosexual.  Next. [Newsweek]

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  • 1 8-13-2009 at 11:32 am

    aaron said...

    good god, i’m already sick of this cherlene yi chick.

    as for movie psychopaths, i’d have to say that alex from a clockwork orange, animal mother from full metal jacket, don logan from sexy beast, tommy from goodfellas, JT from heathers, and patrick from american psycho are some of my picks. however, my top three are: jimmy jump from king of new york, the joker from the dark knight, and brad whitewood, sr. from at close range. it’s kind of a toss up between the joker and whitewood as to who’s Most Evil. both represent different forms of ruthlessness. the joker will kill people just to “send a message” and will manipulate others to kill each other just to prove a point ( that life is a joke and that we’re all base animals), but whitewood’s violence is more intimate and he has no compunction to inflict it against his own family if he suspects they’ll turn against him. there’s an element of intimacy in the way the joker kills as well, just in that he prefers to use a knife so he can “savor all the little emotions,” but there’s also a larger, more abstract element in his mayhem, too. so it’s difficult to say, but those two are easily, for me, the most malevolent characters i’ve ever seen in film.