July 05, 2004

The Contender

Jeffrey Zeldman's thoughtful piece on the passing of Marlon Brando, The Contender,

No actor since has possessed such talent and no actor ever threw so much talent away.

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June 14, 2004

Can't-Wait-2-See: Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore's Cannes Film Festival winning Fahrenheit 9/11 is on my must see list. Check out the trailer.

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Designer by Day, Catwoman by Night

Designer by Day, Catwoman by Night, from Design Observer, laments the potrayal of graphic designers in the upcoming film Catwoman, where Halle Berry plays the title Jekyll-and-Hyde role, whose character is split between a shy, retiring graphic designer and an untamed, feline superhero,

It looks like Hollywood has yet again dramatized a profession that in truth, is better characterized by toiling into the wee hours. (I, for one, have never known a journalist who ended his reporting day at 5pm any more than I know any graphic designers who are nine-to-fivers.) Does "graphic designer" as a character type suggest a kind of banal anonymity, a chameleonlike identity? Or is it just an amorphous character type: in other words, just as "graphic designer" may be the antidote to superhero, is it also the opposite of villain?

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April 23, 2004

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Delayed

News from Sci Fi Wire is that Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow has been delayed again. I'm really looking foward to this film. Check out the trailer if you haven't seen it yet. Did I mention Angelina Jolie was in it?

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April 19, 2004

Emma Caulfield on her new movie Bandwagon

Via WHEDONesque, in Emma Caulfield’s Demons from Orange County Weekly Emma Caulfield talks about her new movie Bandwagon and other stuff,

look at what’s been happening with free speech in this country, at the way Howard Stern is being treated by the FCC, for instance, and it appalls me. I wanted us to make a really strong statement against this whole repressive climate.

And this from a Republican pin-up girl.

Oh and here's a synopsis of the film from OC Metro

There also are a surprising number of superb mockumentaries on this year's roster. Karri Bowman's "Bandwagon" follows a basically well-meaning but pampered and vapid Hollywood starlet (former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" sidekick Emma Caulfield, fearlessly parodying herself) who is casting about for a new cause to endorse when she meets Tabitha (Bowman), a young, retarded waitress who has dreams of becoming an actress. Poor Emma throws all of her resources into helping Tabitha realize her dreams, doing untold damage to her own faltering career in the process. The film is a godsend for "Buffy" geeks like me (several of Caulfield's "Buffy" cohorts show up to squirm while she makes a fool of herself). But even if you don't know your vamps from your vengeance demons, "Bandwagon" will both amaze and amuse you with its bitterly hilarious satire.

Yes, I have to see this...

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April 18, 2004

Garner Reveals Elektra Hints

Sci Fi Wire,

Jennifer Garner, who will reprise her Daredevil role as the star of the upcoming spinoff movie Elektra, told SCI FI Wire that she is already training for the physical role in the movie, which picks up the story of the earlier film. "It's not a prequel," Garner said in an interview. "It's a sequel to her story in Daredevil, and I've been training for the past couple of months. I trained after the [13 Going on 30 press] junket last night and got up this morning and will go again tonight. And I'm loving it." Garner added that principal photography begins next month. "I'm starting in May," she said. More...

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Roswell Movie In Works?

Sci Fi Wire reports Roswell Movie In Works?

The British Hotdog magazine reported a rumor that the canceled SF TV series Roswell may come back as a feature film, in part due to the success of the show's DVD sets. Series creator Jason Katims is reportedly looking at continuing the adventures of Isabel (Katherine Heigl), Michael (Brendan Fehr), Max (Jason Behr) and Liz (Shiri Appleby) in a movie.

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March 07, 2004

Director Makes Dark Comedy About Fast Food

Now this I wanna see...

For all the one-liners about McDonald's trimming Supersize servings from its menu, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock doesn't think fat is anything to joke about...Spurlock directed "Super Size Me," a dark comedy that skewers America's fast-food culture..."Super Size Me" chronicles Spurlock's experience of eating only fast food for a month — breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spurlock said he gained 24 pounds and his cholesterol soared 65 points during the 30-day experiment.[Yahoo! News - Entertainment] More...

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Joss Whedon to write and direct Firefly film "Serenity"

E! Online reports that Joss Whedon will write and direct the Firefly film "Serenity".

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Gellar Carries A Grudge

Sci Fi Wire interviews Sarah Michelle Gellar on her upcoming film The Grudge,

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who stars in the upcoming supernatural horror film The Grudge, told SCI FI Wire that it's been a challenge working with the all-Japanese crew and director on the film's set in Tokyo.More...

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