Which Peter Jackson will show up for ‘Lovely Bones?’

Posted by · 1:25 pm · November 2nd, 2009

As we begin to count down the days to the official unveiling of “The Lovely Bones” in London later this month (yes, I’m as stunned as you are to realize it’s November already), the film still stands as the biggest wild-card of the season’s prestige offerings. The trailer for “Invictus” confirmed it’s (for better or […]

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Far from heaven

Posted by · 5:15 am · April 20th, 2009

Ever since it was announced that Peter Jackson had succeeded Lynne Ramsay at the helm of “The Lovely Bones,” I have been hopeful that the project would see him veer closer to the eerie understatement of “Heavenly Creatures” than the extravagant kitsch of “The Lord of the Rings.” The premise of Alice Sebold’s novel may […]

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‘Lovely Bones’ next year’s Oscar victor?

Posted by · 9:39 am · February 24th, 2009

Kris recently took his initial stab at predicting next year’s Oscar nominees, so I thought I would join the madness by planting a flag for “The Lovely Bones.”  I read the book in three days at the suggestion of my daughter, who knows that I admire Peter Jackson and that this is his next film. […]

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Kate Winslet: the greatest actress of her generation?

Posted by · 3:54 pm · September 28th, 2008

At nearly 33 years old (eight days and counting) and with five Academy Award nominations under her belt, Kate Winslet may just be the greatest actress of her generation. Her work has not yet revealed any limitations.  Like Meryl Streep, she offers an authenticity in her work, even the lesser films.  She seems incapable of […]

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