Matt Damon: A-list character actor

Posted by · 9:28 am · November 2nd, 2009

Over the weekend you heard Anne and I discuss Matt Damon’s Oscar prospects this year for his two films, Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus” (where he’ll be looking to land a supporting actor nomination) and Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!” (lead).  Anne isn’t in the minority when she says the latter has faded somewhat from the canvas and […]

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7/30 Web Round-up

Posted by · 10:40 am · July 30th, 2009

• Jeremy Piven would like to see an “Entourage” film.  Who wouldn’t? [CNN] • Vincent Cassel refuses to court Hollywood.  Who needs it when you’ve got Monica Bellucci at home? [Daily Telegraph] • Robert Levin sits down with “In the Loop” director Armando Iannucci. [Film School Rejects]

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7/21 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:03 am · July 21st, 2009

• The forthcoming release of “Julie & Julia” delays author Julie Powell’s follow-up book. [New York Observer] • Seth Rogen takes “Entourage” (which is slowly jumping the shark this season) and its creators to task. [Movieline] • Going to Comic-Con?  Download the official iPhone app. [Apple]

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Catching up with Ari Gold, er, Emanuel

Posted by · 9:10 am · July 15th, 2009

It’s exciting times in my house these days, what with “Entourage” hitting the small screen for season number six Sunday night.  The series makes for my weekly dose of Hollywood escapism, paradoxically right here at ground zero.  The obsession is, of course, owed in no small part to Jeremy Piven’s Emmy-winning portrayal of super agent […]

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“The cock-sucking writers strike brought us here.”

Posted by · 12:12 am · November 3rd, 2008

Is it just me or did tonight’s episode of “Entourage” totally kick ass?  I think it might’ve been the best of the series so far, tapping into more and more depth after hinting at some more dramatic hues a few weeks ago (the episode with the Radiohead play-out).  Jeremy Piven is doing his best work […]

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Edward Norton and Vincent Chase in ‘Smoke Jumpers’

Posted by · 10:21 am · October 1st, 2008

I don’t know if the readership is as in the tank for “Entourage” as I am.  It’s my half-hour fantasy session every Sunday.  For 30 minutes, I get to pretend I’m in “the life.”  Then it’s back to the day-to-day grind of a movie blogger, avoiding the bottle, fighting off suicidal tendencies and otherwise just […]

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Slumber

Posted by · 12:02 pm · September 28th, 2008

Nothing from me today.  The most epic of football confrontations, year in and year out, happens at 1:15 p.m. PST and I have to be ready.  Okay, the most epic for a Redskins fan. Meanwhile, talk amongst yourselves.  There are plenty of Newman obits out there but I find it sad to keep reading through […]

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