A visit to Ken’s crib

Pixar’s latest nifty promo for Toy Story 3 invites us inside Ken’s groovy new dream house. Possibly the world’s first metrosexual (if not fully metroflexible), Ken is secure enough in his masculinity to live in a house with a lavender color scheme and wear...
Posted On 31 May 2010

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

Much thanks to brandz for reminding us that HBO will broadcast the John Cazale bio-doc I Knew It Was You, Tuesday June 1 at 8pm. Cazale appeared in only 5 films before his death at the age of 42, but every one of them was nominated for Best Picture — The Godfather, The...
Posted On 31 May 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Trailer 2

The second trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is one of those for which any synopsis would be superfluous. I’m happy to see the movie captures the attitude of the comic series better than I thought possible and Edgar Wright looks like a brilliant choice to direct. But...
Posted On 31 May 2010

Guillermo Del Toro Departs The Hobbit

The One Ring reports that Guillermo Del Toro has quit The Hobbit due to continual delays. “In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming “The Hobbit,” I am faced with the hardest decision of my life”, says Guillermo. “After nearly two years of...
Posted On 30 May 2010

“Now it’s Dark,” Remembering Hopper and Blue Velvet

It was 1986. I’d graduated high school three years earlier. As with most things back then, the way into genius was usually through the tastes of older boyfriends. They weren’t that much older, but that they knew more made them appealing to me. And what I had to offer...
Posted On 30 May 2010

Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job

This weekend the San Francisco Chronicle caught up with a documentary Sasha first wrote about from Cannes. “Inside Job” couldn’t be more prescient. Started just 19 months ago, the film is a searing examination of the financial crisis of 2007-10 and its...
Posted On 29 May 2010

The Special Relationship premieres tonight on HBO

Already holding a winning hand with You Don’t Know Jack, Temple Grandin, and its spectacular 10-hour series The Pacific, HBO doesn’t need a draw card to dominate this year’s Emmy movie & miniseries categories. Premiering tonight at 9 ET, Peter...
Posted On 29 May 2010

Dennis Hopper, 1936 – 2010

(Matt Zoller Seitz at Moving Image Source via LiC)
Posted On 29 May 2010

Jennifer Lawrence all thawed out

Our friend Craig Kennedy at Living in Cinema tips us to this steamy photo shoot at Esquire — Jennifer Lawrence, glowingly unfrozen from her Sundance sensation Winter’s Bone. I’d like to say this pin-up post has Memorial Day weekend relevance. (“One of the...
Posted On 29 May 2010

Tom Cruise is back as Les Grossman

The best thing about Tropic Thunder was watching Tom Cruise get in touch with his inner slimebag, producer Les Grossman. The best thing about the MTV movie awards are the intro spoofs and the promos. These pinnacles of parody come together this week in ads for the MTV Movie...
Posted On 29 May 2010