WEEKLY WRAP: Fincher reflection, ‘Way Back’ in, ‘Valentine’ blues

Posted by · 7:29 pm · October 8th, 2010

• As robust box-office returns for “The Social Network” amplified its Oscar buzz, this week’s Off the Carpet column warned that the awards race is “a marathon, not a sprint.” • Keeping the conversation on David Fincher, we counted down the greatest technical achievements in his filmmography… • …and invited you to name your favorite […]

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Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man

Posted by · 12:06 am · July 2nd, 2010

Yes, the franchise reboot — to be helmed by Marc Webb of “(500) Days of Summer” fame — has finally settled on a leading man, and it’s the 26 year-old, red-haired Brit Andrew Garfield. I can’t say I saw that coming, but it’s a welcome surprise. I’ve been predicting big things for Garfield for some […]

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5/28 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:34 am · May 28th, 2009

• Kim Voynar goes deep on a male-dominated film world. [Movie City News] • Brooks Barnes on an anti-smoking Hollywood effort.  “Thank God we invented the…whatever device.” [The Carpetbagger] • Nine straight critical and financial successes.  How does Pixar do it? [CNN] • Gina McIntyre talks to horror helmer Sam Raimi. [Los Angeles Times] • […]

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5/25 Web Round-up (MEMORIAL DAY EDITION)

Posted by · 10:45 am · May 25th, 2009

• Tom O’Neil asks the question of the week: Will Cannes winners repeat at the Oscars? [Gold Derby] • On the attraction to Amelia Earhart, featured in two films this year. [Los Angeles Times] • Charles McGrath talks to director Sam Raim, whose “Drag Me to Hell” is more fun than it has any right […]

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