8/12 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:32 am · August 12th, 2009

• Kevin Kelly digs into the J.J. Abrams “Dark Tower” project. [Cinematical] • In honor of “Julie & Julia,” 10 blogs that could be movies. [Film School Rejects] • Liam Neeson walks his first red carpet since the death of wife Natasha Richardson. [Associated Press]

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“Fuck you, that’s my name.”

Posted by · 2:35 pm · June 23rd, 2008

By way of our friends at Cinematical I stumbled across this Onion A.V. Club article — a truly genius post.  It’s a countdown of the top cameo performances of all time, a “one-scene wonders” list of 20 memorable cinematic moments. Like Eric Snider at Cinematical, I can’t find a single bone to pick with The […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor: an actor to watch

Posted by · 12:52 pm · May 1st, 2008

As both Kris and I have suggested, this is likely to be the year of Robert Downey Jr. I’m pleased to see that he’s getting rave reviews for his work in “Iron Man,” and I’m glad to know that it isn’t a mess the way many comic book adaptations become (“Hulk” and “Batman & Robin,” […]

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Fonda talks Leone

Posted by · 9:42 am · April 23rd, 2008

Regarding last night’s David Mamet post and that Henry Fonda/Sergio Leone story, I was poking around YouTube and wouldn’t you know it, there’s a clip of the actor recounting the whole story. And he does it much better than me. Check it out: httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=cHI6Hl7FUqA

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David Mamet on the greatest actor ever

Posted by · 10:10 pm · April 22nd, 2008

David Mamet’s “Redbelt” is releasing soon, though I just realized I haven’t made it to any of the film’s screenings this past month. I love Mamet, even when he fails. But I’m not hearing good things on that film. Anyway, I came across an interesting piece at Film Stew this evening that cornered the esteemed […]

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REVIEW: “Inside Man” (**)

Posted by · 3:23 pm · March 20th, 2006

Spike Lee’s “Inside Man” is an embarrassment of devices from start to painstakingly anti-climactic finish. As a run-of-the-mill heist romp, it still falls prey to a dedicated intention to distinguish itself, both thematically and stylistically. Thinking it over, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is rather impossible to write a negative review of “Inside […]

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