Cloud Atlas infographic seeks to unbraid the plotlines

Micah J Gordon at Moviefanatic has made an interesting attempt to match recurring patterns in each of the six storylines and slot 18 of the characters into 3 sets of archetypes. Ordinarily I’d resist efforts to reduce the movie’s formula of challenging complexity to a...
Posted On 31 Oct 2012

Spooky Halloween Story and Giveaway!

Back in the 1970s, women bought fat juicy novels to take with them to the beach. Those were the days of Jackie Suzanne. Because I was a kid then I remember so many of these books floating around and my sisters and I were read them, even grossly inappropriate ones like Valley of...
Posted On 31 Oct 2012

With No DGA, How Might Best Director Go?

A major crutch has been pulled out from under Oscar voters this year and that’s their reliance on the DGA and the PGA.  For now we’ll focus on how the DGA’s date change could affect the Best Director nominations, expanding on a Twitter conversation I had with...
Posted On 31 Oct 2012

The State of the Race: Leaps of Faith

“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” — William Faulkner We’re always in a rush to judgment about movies: hit/flop, success/failure, best picture winner/loser. Spurred...
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

Improvise, adapt, overcome. So the news broke a while ago that George Lucas had sold LucasFilm to Disney to “let Hooper take a turn.” So now Disney will start making the new movies, etc. Twitter had a total meltdown over it, with names like Brad Bird and Joss Whedon...
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

Wells Still Mad that Central Park Five Doesn’t Blame the Victim Enough

Jeff Wells over at Hollywood-Elsewhere.com dragged out an old interview with the Central Park Jogger and Oprah in order to prove his point, that he’s been making since Telluride, that the jogger is somehow at fault for choosing to jog in Central Park (on the upper east...
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

UK quad poster for Quartet

(Thanks, GoOnNow. Click to supersize.)
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

Nicole Kidman in a music video promo for Stoker

Is this clip spoilery? I can’t say, because I’m not sure I want to find out. Some brave soul want to check it out and see if it’s safe for us? The song is ‘Becomes The Color’ featuring Emily Wells. Poster after the cut.
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

EW Sneaks the Costumes of Les Miz

Since the awards stuff has to get out there early, like really really early, and Les Miz doesn’t start screening until the end of November, the tech stuff has to get out there before the movie does. From the looks of it, Les Miz is a top to bottom Oscar contender in the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2012

Deadline Gets Ready to Launch Site with Oxymoron, “Awards Intelligence”

Every time one of these erupts God punches a kitten in the face.  I suspect it will be similar to the LA Times, the New York Times and various other sites that cover Oscar news.  So, get ready Oscar watchers.  Here comes another one. AwardsDaily’s saying has long been...
Posted On 29 Oct 2012