EDINBURGH: ‘London River,’ ‘Spread’

Posted by · 11:06 am · June 23rd, 2009

The past day has presented me with two films that made their first appearances at high-profile festivals early in the year: Scottish auteur David Mackenzie’s first U.S. effort “Spread” — a “look ma, I can act” venture of sorts for Ashton Kutcher — played at Sundance in January, while Rachid Bouchareb’s “London River” was a […]

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Kutcher wins

Posted by · 10:51 am · April 17th, 2009

You might remember that Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN post from a few days ago.  Well, it looks like Kutcher closed the Twitter gap fast and finally topped the news organization’s Breaking News feed to 1 million followers.  Now he will “ding dong ditch” Ted Turner’s home, as promised.  And this, my friends, is what is […]

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More on the Twitter apocalypse: Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN

Posted by · 10:10 am · April 15th, 2009

Recently I wrote about the dawn of the journo Twitter apocalypse, the idea that the micro-blogging platform will somehow have a considerable impact on the journalistic form.  I have my doubts.  And even if the possibility is there for Twitter to be a tool of the journalistic trade, I find myself wondering whether it should. […]

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