PAGE TO SCREEN: “Che” by Peter Buchman

Posted by · 6:52 am · September 16th, 2008

“To the people of Santa Clara, this is Commandant Che Guevara. The enemy would have us live in fear. But it is they who should be afraid. Because the power of the people is irresistible. Blockade the streets. Open your homes to rebel soldiers. And if you have a gun, pick it up. If there was ever a time to fight for your liberty, […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “The Road” by Joe Penhall

Posted by · 12:26 pm · September 2nd, 2008

“You think I come from another world, don’t you? Filled with all these strange things you’ve never seen…Well I do, I guess.” Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” debuted last year to one of the biggest literary love fests in recent memory. From Oprah to Pulitzer, the author had one hell of a year, not to mention […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Valkyrie” by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander

Posted by · 8:44 am · August 19th, 2008

“God promised Abraham that he would not destroy Sodom if he could find just ten righteous men. I have a feeling that for Germany it may come down to one.” So what has Christopher McQuarrie, the man responsible for creating Keyser Soze, been up to since “The Usual Suspects” (and the oft-forgotten “The Way of […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “The Brothers Bloom” by Rian Johnson

Posted by · 8:31 am · August 5th, 2008

“As far as con man stories go, I think I’ve heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro fixers, tales drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man’s tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.” So begins Ricky Jay’s narration of Rian Johnson’s “The Brothers […]

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‘Rachel Getting Married’ Trailer

Posted by · 11:40 am · August 2nd, 2008

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbv_DB-6TXk The return of Jonathan Demme? I’ll admit, this role looks like it fits Anne Hathaway perfectly. I’m not sold on her Oscar buzz yet (Globes, sure), but I’m not as skeptical as I was. 

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What the hell is ‘Twilight?’

Posted by · 3:19 pm · July 16th, 2008

Seriously. Cover of Entertainment Weekly? Apparently breaking records in terms of trailer hits? What? I pride myself in being in the know with pop culture, but I’ve been oblivious to this series and soon-to-be adaptation until a few weeks ago. Is it really going to be the monster hit the rags are making it sound […]

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Favreau returns

Posted by · 12:35 pm · July 10th, 2008

So according to Deadline Hollywood Daily, Jon Favreau is officially directing “Iron Man 2.” While I may not have been as gung-ho for “Iron Man” as most, I’m more than glad to see him come back. The first film, to me, felt like a good movie begging for a great sequel, and I think the […]

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Focus gets animated

Posted by · 11:03 pm · June 17th, 2008

I caught an uber-early screening of Focus Feature’s “9” tonight, one of two animated films they have coming out in 2008 – the other being Henry Selick’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline.” While it would be a disservice to comment much on the film (at least 10% of it was still storyboards — in fact, […]

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Heartbroken.

Posted by · 11:58 am · June 16th, 2008

I truly believe Stan Winston was one of the greatest artists of all time. Ugh.

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Cameron Crowe returns!

Posted by · 11:38 am · June 9th, 2008

After the disaster that was “Elizabethtown” — a script that was so much stronger than what wound up on screen — Cameron Crowe is finally coming back with a Ben Stiller-Reese Witherspoon adventure comedy for Sony. Even after “Elizabethtown,” Crowe is still a filmmaker who I will be first in line opening day for. 2009 […]

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‘Crystal Skull’ biggest Indy?

Posted by · 10:51 am · June 9th, 2008

Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I believe this weekend “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” passed “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to become the most successful of the Indy films. Granted, counting in inflation, “Raiders” might still be ahead, but probably not for long. One has to wonder how long it […]

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Howdy-Ho

Posted by · 6:36 pm · June 7th, 2008

Sorry for the delay in writing anything folks. After graduating college and driving cross country and setting up home in Los Angeles, I’ll hopefully be writing here as frequently as the rest of the guys. And they’ll probably all put me to shame. This Monday I’ll be attending a reading and Q+A of Eric Roth’s […]

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