8/3 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:06 am · August 3rd, 2009

• Steven Miessner, the Academy’s white-gloved “keeper of the Oscars,” dead at 48. [USA Today] • Steve Weintraub talks “The Princess and the Frog” with directors Ron Clements and John Musker (at Comic-Con). [Collider] • The unmade films of Stanley Kubrick, including “Foucault’s Pendulum,” “Napoleon” and “Perfume.” [Empire]

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SHORT TAKE: “Julie & Julia” (***1/2)

Posted by · 9:14 am · July 28th, 2009

It’s probably a little cliche to lead a review of Nora Ephron’s “Julie & Julia” with a phrase like “I’m not wired for movies like this.”  It ends up being a back-handed compliment to the film and doesn’t exactly illuminate why it’s a successful piece of work, but that is, nevertheless, the first thought that […]

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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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