Some Nice Words for Gonzo

Doc it Out’s Agnes Varnum on Alex Gibney’s Gonzo: The Life & Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: The first few minutes looked very cartoony with some wierd After Effects experiments, and I was thinking that I was in big trouble if the whole movie was going to be like...

Loot Wins Big at LAFF

AJ Schnack reports on how the LAFF went down: Darius Marder’s LOOT, a study at parallel searches for buried treasure and the healing of past wounds, took the top Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday, along with the $50K prize sponsored by Target. The film...

The Message IS the Movie

There is no denying Wall-E is an event. This, for so many reasons both large and small. I was trying to figure out what irritating me most about Stephanie Zacharek’s review of the film (since Ryan is on vacation and all), and I think it’s that she commits an...

All About Eve

(Slight spoiler warning) With no limits to their creative freedom, the animators of WALL•E let their imaginations run rampant in developing appropriately resonant forms for their primary characters. Next to the eclectic hodgepodge of spare parts and miscellaneous mechanical...
Posted On 28 Jun 2008

Wall-E’s Other Hero

One thing I absolutely loved about Wall-E was how capable and tough Eve was. This was no typical modern love interest who kicks ass just to make hotter but when it comes down to it she must be rescued by the male — Eve is a true hero and proves that, in Pixar’s world...

Ledger for Lead?

Kris Tapley over at Incontention makes the bold prediction that Heath Ledger may be in line not for a supporting nod but for lead. I am a pessimist by nature and thus, my reaction to this is supporting, yes, lead, no. This is an extremely competitive category. And it has been, in...

Forgive Us, James, We Know Not What We Do

Poor Ann Curry is the latest victim to James McAvoy’s charms. She reveals her true intentions in this clip, and barely manages to hold it together throughout the rest of the interview. All I can say to you, Oscar watchers, full disclosure, is that I once turned down a...

Friday Night Oscar Talk

Question: have the Oscars lost their relevance? Does it even mean anything to win an Oscar anymore? That’s my big question. What’s yours?

WALL‚Ä¢E’s daddy?

WALL‚Ä¢E comes from a distinguished acting family. The similarity was noted by many others, months ago, but it’s cool to see the Robot Barrymores side by side. Not to detract from WALL‚Ä¢E in the least. He’s his own man. In fact I think it’s a really sweet nod...
Posted On 27 Jun 2008

Heath Oscar-Bound in Dark Knight

Someone gave me the tip-off to this a while back but I kind of disregarded it. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe it, it was more that it was too early to be talking about it. And now it is big news. Why? Because it’s a Drudge Page One. Drudge links to this blog...