Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The National Film Registry strikes back

...with The Empire Strikes Back, Airplane!, and Saturday Night Fever all making the grade this year. Does this mean George Lucas can't tamper with future Empire incarnations anymore?

Monday, December 27, 2010

OFCS nominees announced

That would be my peeps at the Online Film Critics Society. Social Network, Toy Story 3, etc. Glad to see A Prophet (pictured) up there for best film not in the English language; in any language it's tops.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Popdose: Lead reads

New books that can still be picked up in plenty of time for Christmas--why not give the gift of Hammer horror this season?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Popdose: Remembering Blake Edwards

Days of wine and roses, and glow in the dark condoms, with the director of Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, and Victor Victoria.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Popdose: Awards season smackdown

In which I review the reviewers' picks of the year, slap around Black Swan (pictured), and remember the forgotten Jim Carrey. And more, for Popdose.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Live Design: The year ends

Not with a bang, but with a couple of whimpers, only one truly rewarding. Pictured are Jeffrey Wright and Mos in John Guare's A Free Man of Color.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Final Episode

This is the end, as TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars reaches its climax, which airs Dec. 13 at 8pm EST. Goodbye, Jack Warner, hello, Roger Corman.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Cineaste: Previewing History, Part 6

TV is the thing this year, as Hollywood confronts the menace of the box in Episode 6 of TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars, which begins airing next Monday (12/6) at 8pm EST.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Popdose: The Sorcerer's Apprentice on DVD

Rabbit out of a hat: A Nicolas Cage/Jerry Bruckheimer/Jon Turteltaub collaboration that isn't horrible, thanks to a strong supporting role played by New York.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Winter edition of Cineaste

It's on sale and online. Amidst my Moguls and Movie Stars dispatches: A considered takedown of the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes (pictured), an interview with Waiting for Superman director Davis Guggenheim, Red Desert and von Sternberg on DVD, and much, much more.