8/28 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:13 am · August 28th, 2009

• “Avatar”-izing James Cameron’s past characters. [MTV Movies Blog] • Following “The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow aiming for a similar visceral style for “Triple Frontier.” [The Playlist] • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: the new Heath Ledger? [The Guardian]

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Hirsch to join long line of movie Hamlets

Posted by · 5:28 pm · June 3rd, 2009

With three major film adaptations in the latest two decades alone, I wouldn’t have thought “Hamlet” was crying out for another big-screen treatment, but apparently I was wrong. (What’s wrong with Shakespeare’s other plays? Not too shabby, some of ’em.) Anyway, news came yesterday that Catherine Hardwicke is to helm the latest outing for the […]

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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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Miller on Comic-Con

Posted by · 11:46 am · July 11th, 2008

Variety’s Anne Thompson interviewed “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke and “The Spirit” helmer Frank Miller for her latest column in the build-up to this year’s San Diego Comic Convention.  But Miller pegged this overblown, over-infested blight when he offered: It’s now turned into Disneyland, a multimedia congress astonishing in its scale. No doubt.  And sad, too.

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