First look at Josh Brolin as ‘Jonah Hex’

Posted by · 8:15 am · June 3rd, 2009

You probably know we’ve been following the upcoming adaptation of DC Comics’ “Jonah Hex” pretty closely around these parts.  It’s the intersection of westerns and comic books.  How could I not be all over that?  Then again, despite having each of the 40-some issues of the recently re-booted “Jonah Hex” comics series, I’ve only read […]

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Megan Fox in ‘Jonah Hex’

Posted by · 3:43 pm · April 27th, 2009

I’ll leave it to the readership to answer the question, lest I seem like some kind of ass (too late).  But is it okay for one site to take another site’s exclusive pics and slap a watermark on them?  Anyway, Megan Fox is looking great in these new pics from the set of “Jonah Hex,” […]

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Josh Brolin and Jonah Hex

Posted by · 11:52 am · October 9th, 2008

Jeffrey Wells conveys the sentiments of a single source, /Film marks it as reportage and suddenly it’s considered a done deal that Josh Brolin has signed on to star in “Jonah Hex.”  It all may well be true, mind you  It probably is.  But this is the kind of thing that web masters don’t understand […]

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Johnny Depp to star as Tonto in Bruckheimer’s ‘Lone Ranger’

Posted by · 5:56 pm · September 24th, 2008

UPDATE (11:36 p.m.): Big oops on my part.  It turns out Depp will be playing Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” not the hero himself.  Which, frankly, strikes me as even odder.  But anyway, sorry for getting ahead of myself this afternoon. EARLIER: So…what do we think about this?  The news has broken out of the […]

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9/18 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:27 am · September 18th, 2008

• Nathaniel Rogers just can’t seem to get excited about “Appaloosa.” [The Film Experience] • Dave Karger, meanwhile, sits down with Ed Harris to talk about the film.  GREAT interview. [Entertainment Weekly] • With westerns on the mind, Kyle Rupprecht recounts the best modern entries in the genre. [Moviemaker Magazine] • Sasha Stone cherry-picks some […]

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TORONTO: Ed Harris on ‘Appaloosa,’ acting and film crticism

Posted by · 12:09 pm · September 7th, 2008

Walking into to interview with any actor/director can be a tad intimidating, even after 20 years of doing it.  They have a tendency to be…difficult.  But 30 minutes into my interview with Ed Harris, he pays me a compliment that could keep wind in my sails for the duration of the fest: “Thank you for […]

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REVIEW: “Appaloosa” (**1/2)

Posted by · 10:27 am · September 5th, 2008

I don’t think it’s much of a secret around these parts that I really wanted to be on board for “Appaloosa.” I’m in love with the new resurgence of the western genre, even if I get irritated when people refer to “No Country for Old Men” and “There Will Be Blood” as evidence of it. […]

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‘Appaloosa’ art work continues to impress

Posted by · 12:20 pm · September 3rd, 2008

I really dug the one-sheet for Ed Harris’s “Appaloosa” that debuted a few weeks ago. There’s something about the monochrome grit of it all. And now it seems that New Line has released some banner art work for each of the four principle characters in the film. I stumbled onto them at Awards Daily (and […]

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‘Che’ = ‘Havana’s Gate’

Posted by · 4:59 pm · September 1st, 2008

Ouch: Call it Havana’s Gate. Steven Soderbergh’s elephantine account of the rise and deification of revolutionary icon Ernesto (Che) Guevara could prove as deadly to the director’s career as Heaven’s Gate was to Michael Cimino’s. Running a bladder-bursting 4 hours and 22 minutes (split over two parts), it reeks of authenticity but also self-indulgence. A […]

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Robert Parker’s ‘Appaloosa’

Posted by · 9:26 am · August 28th, 2008

Before I head out today on a whirlwind of pre-Toronto screenings that will take me away from the work at hand, I wanted to follow up last week’s brief comments on Robert Parker’s novel “Appaloosa,” which is being adapted for the screen by director Ed Harris this year (and will play at the festival next […]

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Touchdown in Houston

Posted by · 6:36 pm · August 24th, 2008

No this ain’t football talk. Apologies on the content drought from my end. Travelling, family, friends, bridezillas and all the drama they entail. I notice tonight that Anne Thompson has beaten me to the Viggo Mortensen story I was looking forward to cranking out tomorrow. Oh well, it’s worth it just that SOMEONE is writing […]

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New ‘Appaloosa’ stills — Jeremy Irons!

Posted by · 12:08 pm · August 22nd, 2008

Warner Bros. released a slew of new pics from Ed Harris’s “Appaloosa” today, including this rockin’ shot of Jeremy Irons: Check out the gallery for more.  This film can’t get here soon enough!

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Alex Cox rips into Clint Eastwood…but why?

Posted by · 9:58 am · August 13th, 2008

When I was in London over the summer, a friend landed a position at New Statesman magazine, so I became familiar with the periodical. I enjoyed it’s dry, slightly askew view of the world (and it fit my friend’s outlook like a glove). It also seems a perfect fit for this somewhat lifeless op-ed from […]

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‘Appaloosa’ gets a poster…and a hell of a tagline, too!

Posted by · 10:40 am · August 8th, 2008

The trailer debuted earlier this week, and now we get a spiffy new one-sheet: I like it.  It’s simple, not TOO cliche, has a sense of danger to it.  But I ADORE the tag line.  “Feelings get you killed.”  How cold-blooded badass is that?! Check out the “Appaloosa” buzz page here.

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‘Appaloosa’ trailer

Posted by · 3:32 pm · August 5th, 2008

This looks awesome.  Old fashioned, unassuming, shades of the simplicity Kevin Costner brought back to the genre with “Open Range” five years ago.  And I just realized Groundswell and Michael London are behind this.  Very nice.  Anyone with the balls to pump money into westerns at this stage and continue to breathe life into their […]

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White hat, black hat, white knight, dark knight

Posted by · 11:37 pm · July 19th, 2008

The Huffington Post’s Alex Remington is now the second person to compare “The Dark Knight” to the western genre (Anne Thompson was the first).  I like this idea and suddenly want to mull it over.  Next viewing I’ll keep it in mind.

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Uh…‘Good Shepherd’ was always part of something more

Posted by · 4:27 pm · July 7th, 2008

I’ve read three stories today indicating that Robert De Niro wants to spin “The Good Shepherd” into a trilogy.  This…is not news.  Not exactly. The first mention was an aside in this Variety story, which was simply a “by the way” kind of thing.  Then Cinematical got a hold of it and passed the news […]

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Leone at the Goldwyn

Posted by · 6:44 am · June 24th, 2008

I hate that I missed this, but did anyone happen to make the 40th anniversary resotration screening of “Once Upon a time in the West” last week? It screened at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Friday night. I’d love to know what the print looked like, though news of the exhibition may have flown under everyone’s […]

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