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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One more round

Posted by · 4:40 pm · May 20th, 2010

Megan Fox may be an airhead and Shia LaBeouf may be a lightweight, but when it comes to speaking the truth, they deserve credit for having far more bracing honesty than most of the suck-ups who rule the business. Only in Hollywood is calling a lousy movie a lousy movie considered an act of sedition. […]

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Megan Fox: “I don’t want to live that character.”

Posted by · 1:04 pm · November 12th, 2009

As someone who is neither a fan nor a detractor of Megan Fox, Lynn Hirschberg’s mammoth profile of the actress in yesterday’s New York Times made for fascinating, and rather upsetting, reading. Less a straightforward interview than a scientific deconstruction of her star persona, the picture it paints is of a savvy career woman who […]

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9/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 7:57 am · September 30th, 2009

• Roger Ebert talks “Capitalism: A Love Story” with Michael Moore. [Chicago Sun-Times] • Noah Forrest stands up for Megan Fox against a weird culture of hatred toward the actress. [Movie City News] • George Clooney vs. George Clooney at the November box office. [Vulture]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 3 — ‘A Serious Man,’ business in Toronto and unacquired hopefuls

Posted by · 12:18 pm · September 18th, 2009

The third installment of Oscar Talk lands as Toronto winds down and, seemingly, the season’s biggest questions are being answered. Or are they? I’m joined by Anne Thompson of indieWIRE as always and we discussed the following: • The Coen brothers’ “A Serious Man,” Anne’s thoughts, my thoughts, the Coens doing Woody, etc. • The […]

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Jennifer’s Basterds

Posted by · 12:04 pm · July 10th, 2009

What’s with all the poster action today? I can’t keep up. Anyway, in the interests of efficiency, I’ve paired up the new one-sheets for “Jennifer’s Body” and “Inglourious Basterds” (yes, another one) for your viewing pleasure. Why not? After all, they’re both advertising blood-spattered comedies from smart-aleck Oscar-winning writers, and they both seem destined to […]

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‘Jennifer’s Body’ red-band trailer

Posted by · 5:46 am · July 6th, 2009

As someone who believes “Juno” largely succeeded despite its multi-garlanded screenplay, rather than because of it, I can’t say I’ve been looking forward to Diablo Cody’s follow-up with great anticipation. (Evidently hot soundtrack notwithstanding.) Still, while this cheerfully tacky trailer for “Jennifer’s Body” does little to change my mind in that regard, I do credit […]

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Megan Fox at Tokyo ‘Transformers’ premiere

Posted by · 3:58 pm · June 8th, 2009

Sorry for the testosterone overload on this admittedly pointless post, but I just…I…

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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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