The Great Performances: 2004

Posted by · 6:35 pm · December 11th, 2009

In Alexander Payne’s “Sideways,” Paul Giamatti gave the best performance by an actor in 2004, so said the New York Film Critics Circle, and how right they were.  So why, why, why was the actor denied an Oscar nomination?  Granted, it was a strong year, but his work was at the top of that heap […]

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7/15 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:11 am · July 15th, 2009

• Alex Pappademas talks “Inglourious Basterds” with Quentin Tarantino the day following David Carradine’s death. [GQ] • How producer Don Murphy turned and online tiff into a novel option. [The Big Picture] • Eight blatantly misleading movie posters.  Hear, hear on “Reign of Fire.”  Never felt so burned… [Empire]

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7/3 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:56 am · July 3rd, 2009

• A to Z on Michael Mann — all you needed to know about the director. [Empire] • Oscilloscope jumps on the video-on-demand bandwagon, partnering with Warner Digital Distribution. [indieWIRE] • The 10 sexiest gangster girlfriends of all time. [Film School Rejects] • Oh, by the way.  Weeks after outlets jumped the gun, David Carradine’s […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Invictus,’ ‘Bones’ and a billion remakes

Posted by · 2:11 am · June 7th, 2009

Slipped my mind to do this on Friday, but better late… • We broke the news that Clint Eastwood’s upcoming Mandela film finally has a title: “Invictus.” (And if you’re wondering what it means, we explain that too.) • And with that, much “Invictus” talk ensued, as we learned that Eastwood directed the film at […]

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R.I.P. David Carradine

Posted by · 9:46 am · June 4th, 2009

Big, cold bucket of water to the face this morning.  Here’s the “just the facts” story from the AP, in part: Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu” who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he […]

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