6/19 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:47 am · June 19th, 2009

• What is “entertainment news?” [CNN] • The top 10 Woody Allen proxies, in honor of Larry David’s performance in “Whatever Works.” [Spout Blog] • Hollywood sets its sights on “happening” Washington, D.C. [USA Today] • A few days after we discussed the exciting social networking cinephile destination The Auteurs, Andrew O’Hehir writes at considerable […]

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6/18 Web Round-up

Posted by · 11:15 am · June 18th, 2009

• Reed Johnson talks “Whatever Works” with Larry David. [Los Angeles Times] • Donna Freydkin, meanwhile, chats up Woody Allen. [USA Today] • Lou Lumenick breaks the “Public Enemies” embargo with an unthoughtful, painfully ignorant review. (Updated now, redacted at Universal’s request.) [New York Post] • Speaking of which, check out a new clip from […]

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Larry David on Conan

Posted by · 1:24 pm · June 17th, 2009

I haven’t written about Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” yet because it’s such a problematic, forgettable piece of work.  Back to the usual after a heck of a success last year, I guess.  But regardless, this “Tonight Show” interview with Larry David last night (his first appearance on the show) is an absolute hoot.   It’s amazing […]

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6/16 Web Round-up

Posted by · 10:00 am · June 16th, 2009

• Tom O’Neil ponders the awards prospects of comedy box office hit “The Hangover.” [Gold Derby] • Eugene Hernandez talks to Dennis Hopper at CineVegas. [indieWIRE] • Joe Flint, meanwhile, chastises Heather Graham for again playing the girl with the heart of gold from the wrong side of the tracks. [Company Town] • Miki Turner […]

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5/27 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:59 am · May 27th, 2009

• Todd Leopold talks to the guys behind “Anvil!: The Story of Anvil.” [CNN] • The complete list of tired movie cliches. [Empire] • Mark Harris profiles Woody Allen and Larry David. [New York Magazine] • Ethan Coen takes to the stage with “Offices,” a cycle of three short plays in the Big Apple. [The […]

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‘Whatever Works’ trailer

Posted by · 11:55 am · May 8th, 2009

Well, it certainly works for me — it’s been a while since a trailer made me laugh out loud. Larry David’s and Woody Allen’s respective brands of neurosis seem to mesh together nicely, while Evan Rachel Wood looks unexpectedly comfortable doing the guileless simpleton thing. Patricia Clarkson is obviously having a good time too. I’m […]

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‘Whatever Works’ poster

Posted by · 2:07 am · May 7th, 2009

The sexy, teasingly framed artwork for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” was one of my favorite posters of 2008. Suffice to say I cannot offer similar approval of this dreary new one-sheet for “Whatever Works.” Just how much time did they spend on it? And at no point did anyone on the design team meekly suggest, “Hey, […]

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‘Whatever Works’ clip

Posted by · 2:44 pm · April 24th, 2009

Guy told you yesterday about those mixed-to-positive notices that have been rolling out of Tribeca for Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works.” I’m hopeful the film works since I’m certainly on the Larry David bandwagon and I snapped to attention last year with “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” one of the year’s best films and Allen’s best work since […]

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