New to DVD, the real Frost/Nixon Watergate interviews

Posted by · 8:46 am · December 16th, 2008

As Ron Howard’s “Frost/Nixon” continues to step up during the film awards season this year, it might be worth noting that Liberation Entertainment has gone to the trouble of putting together a hell of a study guide: “Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews,” currently available on DVD. Patching together the Watergate portion of Sir David Frost’s […]

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12/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:41 am · December 12th, 2008

• Sean Penn writes in support of dictators Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro. [The Nation] • James Kirchick skewers him as “a friend to gays and anti-gay dictators alike.” [The Advocate] • And Patrick Goldstien is right on top of it. [The Big Picture] • Earlier, Goldstein calls the Golden Globes “the ultimate Hollywood fantasy.” […]

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Skeletor yields Nixon?

Posted by · 7:14 am · December 3rd, 2008

Anthony Breznican’s USA Today profile of “Frost/Nixon” star Frank Langella is a nice sprint through the actor’s career with nice anecdotes from this year’s Best Actor hopeful.  But sue me for relishing the send-off more than anything else: In the 1980s, his movie career waned, but one high-profile performance was that skull-faced villain Skeletor in […]

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10/15 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:38 am · October 15th, 2008

• Tom O’Neil mulls over the Hollywood Film Festival honorees. [Gold Derby] • Peter Bart is paralyzed in front of his absentee ballot after watching two Presdential fuck-ups in “W.” and “Frost/Nixon.”  WTF? [Peter Bart] • Jeffrey Wells ponders the glut of Best Actress contenders at Sony Pictures Classics. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • David Frost makes […]

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