Who should be on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Superman’ shortlist?

Posted by · 10:22 am · September 24th, 2010

My RSS feed was absolutely stuffed to the brim with the clamoring re-reporting of the geek press’s favorite story of the week yesterday: OMG! Christopher Nolan is meeting with a shortlist of potential “Superman” directors! Except the list is all wrong. The names: Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebsman, Duncan Jones and Zack Snyder.  Now, […]

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TECH SUPPORT INTERVIEW: Sound mixer Greg P. Russell

Posted by · 11:51 am · January 21st, 2010

When you’re coming off of one of the most elaborate and intensive sound mixing gigs in movie history, let alone of your own career, how do you top it with a sequel? That’s the challenge sound re-recording mixer Greg P. Russell faced when he and his team set about weaving in the various sonic elements […]

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Behind the sonic magic of ‘Transformers’

Posted by · 10:48 am · January 12th, 2010

Speaking of sound, Paramount was shrewd enough to put together a wonderful event last night in the Cary Grant Theater on the Sony lot dedicated to the sound design of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Re-recording mixers Gary Summers and Greg P. Russell were on hand, as well as sound effects editors Ethan Van Der […]

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7/2 Web round-up

Posted by · 8:11 am · July 2nd, 2009

• Michael Bay is a drug. [First Showing] • Three years after stirring trouble regaring the on-set particulars of “Miami Vice,” Kim Masters decides to take aim at Michael Mann once again with speculation and anonymous quotes. [The Daily Beast] • Meanwhile, Harvey Weinstein seems to be making a transition to film critic, calls “Public […]

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The alleged racism of ‘Transformers’

Posted by · 11:37 am · June 25th, 2009

This AP story has been popping up at various aggregators for the past two days, though its particulars have been a focus of debate for many who saw the film over the last week: are the twin robots in Paramount’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” elements of racism, insensitive stereotypes, an evil combination of both […]

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Before the ‘Transformers’ slaughter…

Posted by · 1:21 pm · June 23rd, 2009

Embargoes have long since crashed, but the mauling is still to come.  And though I don’t feel compelled to write a review of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” I do feel it a strange duty to get off at least one or two positive remarks before tomorrow’s inevitable critical massacre. The film is better than […]

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It was fated: Hasbro storms the multiplex

Posted by · 9:22 am · June 22nd, 2009

It’s panning out to be a good end-of-decade run for Hasbro, the Rhode-Island-based toy manufacturer smartly focused upon in this Dave Itzkoff New York Times pre-release piece for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”  After all, what of substance can you really dig into, journalistically, when it comes to these films?  An internal email that won’t […]

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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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New ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ trailer and clip

Posted by · 5:04 pm · April 30th, 2009

The new trailer for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” leaked out yesterday. It was crappy quality but if you were dying to see it, I’m sure you saw it. Well today, the official HD trailer has been released at Yahoo! Movies. I think it’s safe to say the film will blow stuff up […]

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Too much, too soon?

Posted by · 2:28 am · March 21st, 2009

I’m not as outraged as some are by the news that “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is to be granted a Criterion Collection DVD release in May — as has been pointed out, if not one but two Michael Bay films have made the cut in the past, the label’s aesthetic standards are a […]

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2/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:52 am · February 10th, 2009

• At least Ron Rosenbaum kind of gets it.  Though he apparently thinks he’s the only one a bit miffed at the redemption angle.  Do some more Googling, Ron. [Slate] • Joining the “Reader” bash, Noah Forrest pleads with the Academy not to hand the Oscar to Kate Winslet. [Movie City News] • Jeff Wells […]

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10/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:05 am · October 1st, 2008

• Kim Voynar joins Movie City News.  here’s hoping she gets paid. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Steven Soderbergh will make a third Che Guevera film if “Che” makes at least $100 million at the box office.  A.K.A., Steven Soderbergh won’t be making a third Che Guevera film. [The Playlist] • Blind people protest “Blindness.”  I mean, […]

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Michael Bay’s ‘Dark Knight’

Posted by · 4:57 am · July 8th, 2008

It seems Spill.com got a hold of the very same “Dark Knight” script “written by Michael Bay” that landed in my inbox this week and has apparently been making the ha-ha rounds.  All in good faux fun, of course, but I’ll let /film’s link take you there.

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