James Franco takes on Cher

Posted by · 7:02 am · February 22nd, 2011

If you’re still sore about Cher and Diane Warren being denied a place on Oscar night for their Golden Globe-winning effort “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” — hey, is there any rule to prevent them busking on the red carpet? — at least take comfort in the knowledge that James Franco feels your […]

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Razzies aim typically low

Posted by · 5:15 am · January 24th, 2011

The Golden Raspberry (aka Razzie) Awards irritate me on an annual basis, largely because they’re such a joyless, unimaginative and, worst of all, cowardly execution of a neat idea: singling out the worst cinematic achievements of the year for a bit of a ribbing. Except they aren’t about genuinely failed artistry nearly as much as […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Original Song

Posted by · 12:15 pm · December 9th, 2010

I guess I’ve been pretty hard on the Best Original Song category this year. It’s not like any given year tends to have a deluge of impressive fodder up for consideration or anything, but on the whole, outside of a concentration of contenders that have a fighting chance at recognition, it just seems to be […]

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Listen to Christina Aguilera’s ‘Bound to You’ from ‘Burlesque’

Posted by · 4:03 pm · November 29th, 2010

I’ve already stated my qualified admiration for Steven Antin’s “Burlesque,” likely the only live-action musical angling for a spot in this year’s Best Original Song race. Or two spots, given that we already featured Cher’s deliriously kitsch Diane Warren power ballad “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” a couple of weeks ago. Today, it’s […]

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REVIEW: “Burlesque” (***)

Posted by · 7:52 am · November 28th, 2010

(We don’t usually post reviews after the US release, but this one got snarled up in my hard drive earlier this week and I didn’t want to waste it. I’ve noticed a number of readers posting thoughts on the film in yesterday’s Cinejabber post, so look on this as your “Tell us what you thought […]

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Listen to Cher’s ‘You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me’ from ‘Burlesque’

Posted by · 10:22 am · November 10th, 2010

Cher and the Academy Awards made for an interesting mix over 20 years ago when she took home a Best Actress Oscar for “Moonstruck.” Though it was probably her threads that grabbed more headlines the next day. This year, the singer is back in the awards mix, though for her vocal talents (which have never […]

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Do you believe?

Posted by · 3:38 pm · August 25th, 2008

God only knows where the Telegraph managed to dig up this rumour – if it was in The Sun, I’d assume some intern made it up during a particularly slow bank-holiday interlude. But just for fun, let’s humour them and enter their world of make-believe for a moment. Okay? By that token, I’m excited to […]

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