TECH SUPPORT INTERVIEW: ‘Salt’ sound re-recording mixer Greg P. Russell and ‘Unstoppable’ supervising sound editor Mark P. Stoeckinger

Posted by · 4:13 pm · February 3rd, 2011

When Oscar voters spoke up last Tuesday, two intriguing craft category nominations stuck out, both coming from the same branch: Mark P. Stoeckinger’s third bid to date for the sound editing of “Unstoppable” and Greg P. Russell’s fourteenth — yes, fourteenth — for the sound mixing of “Salt.” The Academy’s sound branch consists of 405 […]

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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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7/23 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:26 am · July 23rd, 2009

• Kim Voynar wonders where the Brat Pack for today’s generation is. [Movie City News] • Judd Apatow gets the MOMA treatment in NYC. [Movieline] • Andrew O’Hehir talks “Shrink” with actor Kevin Spacey. [Beyond the Multiplex]

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The movie as a surface

Posted by · 7:57 am · June 17th, 2009

Just the other day I mentioned the new-ish “Facebook for cinephiles” website The Auteurs and how it’s a breath of fresh for those of us who’d like to have certain classic films at the click of a button.  But in addition to the social networking component, there is also an editorial side to the site. […]

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What the $%@& is up with all the rehashing, Tinseltown?

Posted by · 10:27 am · June 4th, 2009

Doesn’t it just feel like you’re Arnold over there lately, strapped into that chair and force-fed the disgusting mindwipe that is Hollywood product these days? Patrick Goldstein has written a piece that touches on something that has been digging further and further under my skin the last couple of weeks: Hollywood’s disgusting rehashing of previous […]

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6/2 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:37 am · June 2nd, 2009

• With “The Hangover” on the way next weekend, Dave Itzkoff talks to director Todd Phillips. [New York Times] • Tom O’Neil remembers Jay Leno’s 12-year Emmy losing streak as the host exits “The Tonight Show.” [Gold Derby] • Hey, proper use of the word “exclusive” for a change (and a few days late linking).  […]

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5/25 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:07 am · May 26th, 2009

• Tom O’Neil chats up the actors of Broadways’ “God of Carnage.” [Gold Derby] • Noah Forrest gets wrapped up in the excitement of seeing “Drag Me to Hell” with an audience (a week or so after decrying the public movie-going experience). [Movie City News] • Indie filmmaker and noted script doctor John Sayles is […]

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