McWeeny on film critics who want you off their lawn

Posted by · 8:10 am · August 12th, 2009

Boy I really need to get on the  ball when an idea crosses my mind these days.  Earlier in the week, Guardian writer Paul Harris beat me to the punch on an article I was spinning around concerning Hollywood’s attraction to post-apocalyptic narratives as of late.  Now HitFix’s Drew McWeeny has penned exactly the same […]

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Important

Posted by · 1:44 pm · April 28th, 2009

Since it’s a level-headed assessment of another journalist’s work and not the bitching and shouting that has come to color similar exchanges, I think it is important to pass along two links: Bill Wyman calls foul on Nikki Finke’s re-editing of a story that got the facts wrong, and Patrick Goldstein links to same, giving […]

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Blah, blah, blah

Posted by · 1:32 pm · March 23rd, 2009

UPDATE: I’ve been on a plane and then in a bed for the last however many hours, so I’ve come to the table late on this.  But Finke has responded in full and dropped the bomb that Variety wanted to buy Deadline Hollywood Daily, takes some cheap shots at Anne Thompson, etc.  No more posts […]

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Waiting on the blog-o-rage

Posted by · 7:43 pm · March 22nd, 2009

I’ve been kinda, sorta keeping up with some Twittered reactions to the recent blogger smack downs by Cynthia Littleton, Michael Fleming and editor-in-chief Peter Bart, but curiously, no reaction from the peanut gallery…yet.  It’s a lazy Sunday, after all. In a nutshell, it seems with this trinity Variety has called for us all to get […]

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Patrick Goldstein falls for ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

Posted by · 5:22 pm · August 18th, 2008

With “Happy-Go-Lucky” out on DVD today in my corner of the world, it’s odd to think that America has yet to discover its charms. Early Stateside rumblings, however, suggest that’s just what might happen, as Miramax’s marketing campaign goes out of its way to portray Mike Leigh’s unruly, bittersweet comedy as the cutest thing since […]

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Patrick Goldstein joins the fray — honest to blog!

Posted by · 10:55 am · June 24th, 2008

<<< Not anymore! I was told last week that LA Times columnist Patrick Goldstein would be launching a blog of his own, and today I see that The Big Picture has morphed into just that.  I must say, even when I was tipped off to this development, I didn’t believe it.  This is the hater […]

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