AMPAS narrows makeup category to seven

Posted by · 3:34 pm · January 10th, 2011

I’ve been noting for a while now that “Barney’s Version” could be a sleeper in the Best Makeup category due to some impressive aging.  The film joins six others today as a bake-off finalist.  The only film missing that I’m currently predicting is “Shutter Island,” so replace that with “The Way Back” (which I was […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Vampires and Shyamalan suck

Posted by · 3:02 pm · July 2nd, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Are you guys seeing this Uruguay-Ghana game? Unbelievable finish. But it’s Independence Day weekend and we are supposed to be talking about all things American. Like sissy vampires and casting obviously foreign parts movies with good old white actors! The weekend will go long with most […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Grown Ups’ and their toys

Posted by · 1:47 pm · June 27th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Adam Sandler’s agent successfully convinced him that cancer was way less funny than Kevin James’s blubby body falling down repeatedly and that agent has his finger on America’s pulse. “Grown Ups” is not the number one movie this weekend, though, so we’ll come back to it […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Things get Cruisazy!

Posted by · 9:19 pm · June 25th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. This post is a little late so sorry if it’s brief. Turned out to be a very hectic Friday. I should have gone to a “Jonah Hex” screening for a little piece and solitude. Hey-oh! But seriously folks, we have two new releases to talk about, […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Wonder toys

Posted by · 4:57 pm · June 20th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. As it turns out, Armond White was unable to convince most Americans to not see “Toy Story 3.” Pixar’s eleventh animated feature became their highest debuting in history with a $109.0 million weekend. That also makes it the third biggest June debut and third biggest animated […]

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FRIDAY FORECAST: Toys!

Posted by · 5:35 pm · June 18th, 2010

*All historical figures cited are adjusted to today’s dollars. Let’s be honest here. Everybody likes toys. Everybody likes Pixar movies. Everybody likes Tim Allen. These three pillars of civilization will ensure that “Toy Story 3” has a gigantic opening weekend and ignites the box office in ways that will make Jaden Smith look like “Marmaduke.” […]

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INTERVIEW: Michael Fassbender

Posted by · 7:06 pm · January 19th, 2010

Michael Fassbender is unemployed. This, at least, is what he tells me at the outset of our conversation, and he sounds entirely relaxed about it. As well he sound be: after 18 months of back-to-back film projects, a catholic range spanning the gruelling physical demands of “Hunger,” the arch larking-about of “Inglourious Basterds,” the kitchen-sink […]

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COMIC-CON: Wrapping it up

Posted by · 9:51 am · July 26th, 2009

I wish I could tell you how awesome the “Iron Man 2” footage form yesterday’s Paramount panel was, but Hall H was packed to the gills and even us schmoes int he VIP line couldn’t get in because it was at capacity.  Without a doubt, the event was the most popular attraction at this year’s […]

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‘Jonah Hex’ poster

Posted by · 9:45 am · July 24th, 2009

I Tweeted a far-away shot of the new “Jonah Hex” poster from the exhibition hall yesterday, but luckily there’s a better image floating around the net now.  I kind of dig it:

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First look at Josh Brolin as ‘Jonah Hex’

Posted by · 8:15 am · June 3rd, 2009

You probably know we’ve been following the upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ “Jonah Hex” pretty closely around these parts.  It’s the intersection of westerns and comic books.  How could I not be all over that?  Then again, despite having each of the 40-some issues of the recently re-booted “Jonah Hex” comics series, I’ve only read […]

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Megan Fox in ‘Jonah Hex’

Posted by · 3:43 pm · April 27th, 2009

I’ll leave it to the readership to answer the question, lest I seem like some kind of ass (too late).  But is it okay for one site to take another site’s exclusive pics and slap a watermark on them?  Anyway, Megan Fox is looking great in these new pics from the set of “Jonah Hex,” […]

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Casting news galore

Posted by · 9:14 pm · April 1st, 2009

Lots of acting decisions being made today.  Despite the “holiday,” it’s all legit, too.  Well, I can’t vouch for /Film’s points us to the news that a trio of thesps joining Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (each of them listed as “in talks”).  According to Variety, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page are circling the project […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Rudin bails, Brolin buzz, original scores

Posted by · 8:00 pm · October 10th, 2008

And this, as they say, is the week that was: • In the biggest news of the week, Scott Rudin has washed his hands of the whole “The Reader” fiasco by taking his name off the film. What now? • Lots happening on the music front this week, with Universal offering a taste of the […]

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Josh Brolin and Jonah Hex

Posted by · 11:52 am · October 9th, 2008

Jeffrey Wells conveys the sentiments of a single source, /Film marks it as reportage and suddenly it’s considered a done deal that Josh Brolin has signed on to star in “Jonah Hex.”  It all may well be true, mind you  It probably is.  But this is the kind of thing that web masters don’t understand […]

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The western keeps on truckin’

Posted by · 12:27 am · June 19th, 2008

It’s no real secret that yours truly is in the tank for the western genre.  Being brought up on the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood tends to make an impact in a young man’s life.  I watch Charles Bronson square off with Henry Fonda on a daily basis.  I’m knee-deep in research on […]

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