“We’re grown men, right?”

Posted by · 4:28 pm · May 12th, 2011

I didn’t realize there was a Michael Keaton retrospective at the American Cinemateque right around the corner — as in, this weekend — until I read about it in this Geoff Boucher profile of the actor at the LA Times. Reading the unique look back at Keaton’s career, in his own words, I was reminded […]

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CINEJABBER: For Your Consideration, ‘Die Hard,’ Best Picture

Posted by · 10:58 am · October 23rd, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind these weekend posts here. Jeffrey Wells reminded me last weekend of Movieline’s latest restoration effort, i.e. providing scans of back issues and therefore keeping the magazines of the 1990s available and adding a bit of history to the newly designed outlet.  It also reminded me of an idea I […]

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Celebrating 25 years of Burton/Elfman collaborations

Posted by · 5:20 pm · October 1st, 2010

In the “sign me up now, please” category today is a recently announced boxed set of Danny Elfman’s music collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton.  I first heard about the limited edition set via the New York Times in a piece that went up on the Arts Beat blog yesterday.  It featured a video with Burton […]

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THE LISTS: My top 10 perennial must-watch Christmas movies

Posted by · 9:18 am · December 23rd, 2008

Tis the season, no? I found it rather perplexing that, with In Contention being on the scene for three Christmas seasons already, we’ve never set about putting together the obligatory “best Christmas films” list.  Well, I’m setting out to amend that oversight this holiday week with such a collective, but I don’t have the heart […]

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Batman vs. Batman vs. Batman vs. Batman

Posted by · 7:58 am · June 28th, 2008

A…W…E…S…O…M…E:

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