Angelina allegedly rumored to be thinking about how cool it might be to play the next hypothetical Catwoman, maybe

Ang-felina? Here’s an odd story circling the globe. Former TV Catwoman, Julie Newmar, “has given her blessing” for Angelina Jolie to take on the role in an upcoming movie nobody has heard about, based on the fact that “industry friends tell me she has...
Posted On 30 Jul 2008

Tony Jaa’s spiritual devotion

Looking at movies from inside the blinkered bubble of the Hollywood hype machine, or broadening our scope to the wider realm of international prestige films, it’s easy to forget that many of the most exciting aspects of movie-making have much humbler beginnings. Classic...
Posted On 30 Jul 2008

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (2008) – ***1/2 out of 5 Guest review by RRA The idea of a new X-FILES adventure in 2008 was very provocative to me early on in how it could possibly deal with our national psyche in Bush America. If the television series was about the Baby...
Posted On 29 Jul 2008

Venice ’08 Intl. Film Festival Line-up

Screen Daily has the line-up for the 65th Venice Film Festival. Burn After Reading gets its World Premiere. Competition The Wrestler, dir. Darren Aronofsky (US) The Burning Plain, dir. Guillermo Arriaga (US) Il papa di Giovanna, dir. Pupi Avati (Italy) BirdWatchers, dir. Marco...
Posted On 29 Jul 2008

“W” dumb as a rock; Stone not a lot smarter

Salon’s Thomas Schaller neatly sums up one of the worst things about Oliver Stone’s “W” — it’s boneheaded opportunistic release date: …October 17? There are few things conservatives love more than feigning outrage while throwing, um,...
Posted On 29 Jul 2008

Depp is Burton’s 3-D Mad Hatter (?)

Digital Spy has the morning tea party news: Tim Burton has reportedly signed Johnny Depp for his forthcoming Alice In Wonderland adaptation. The film, which will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D, will feature Depp as The Mad Hatter, according to The Sun. A source commented:...
Posted On 29 Jul 2008

“Do I look like a man with a plan?”

It’s fitting that “Nobody knows anything” got dropped as a banner slogan around here, because this year everybody knows at least one thing: Heath Ledger will be nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Done deal. Fait accompli. In a season when we’ll be...
Posted On 28 Jul 2008

“W” trailer

“W” – Catch the crazy antics of Junior, Laura, Babs and Poppy! When it comes to family squabbling, this black sheep son is anything but sheepish! Sundays on the Lifetime Network. (8 PM, 7 PM Central)
Posted On 27 Jul 2008

The Brothers Bloom trailer

Writer/Director Rian Johnson, whose 2005 debut Brick was a genre-twisting hard-boiled Teens Gone Noir thriller that won several Indie screenplay awards, follows up with a globe-trotting adventure caper — Cons Gone Rom-Com. The cast couldn’t be much cooler, and while...
Posted On 26 Jul 2008