Sam Neill Says 'Jurassic Park 4' Will Be a Reboot... →
So expect: • All the dinosaurs to be emotionally shut down because in being dinosaurs they had to kill off an essential part of their humanity. • The Richard Attenborough character to be played by a smoldering Josh Hutcherson who uses raver technology to make the dinosaur park more rave like, but in an evil way. • Parallels to the Debt Ceiling Crisis and the 2012 Vice Presidential debate •...
When I reached Chequers, I wondered if the Prime Minister would ever find time...– Fitzroy Maclean, Easter Approaches
Questions Overheard in Baz Luhrmann's Office
1. Weren’t the 20’s really just one big rave? 2. Was there Instagram in the 20’s? 3. Wasn’t the Belle Epoque really just one big rave? 4. We can get people to find Leo mysterious and powerful if he wears a white suit and brown vest, can’t we? 5. Wasn’t olde Verona really just one big rave? 6. Do we have the budget to send him to an extra month of scowling boot...
Damn those bonny bonny banks.
HAPPY TRAILERS: The Grandmaster by Wong Kar Wai Not sure how I feel about this. I’m very glad Kar Wai is back to doing more rainwork, but in general I would prefer that he stick with people gazing at each other in sadness in the rain rather than kicking each other in the rain. I’ll admit the glass breaking in the storm looks good, but I worry that this is another of the little...
Hollywood studio seeks Kickstarter funding for...
Precisely. We warned about this. Issues are almost exactly the same as with Mars, but because that was a beloved cult favorite, any success was applauded. (Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell could have written million dollar checks each, same as people are saying Braff could. Yes, it would be money gone and they would get no piece of the Warners project…but wasn’t this their dream?) ...
Disney’s Second Screen Live program, introduced this week at CinemaCon,...– On the one hand, by even contemplating this step, Disney has now become a war criminal and becomes the duty of every lover of film or even humanity to do all they can to stop them and bring this company to its knees until they renounce this evil. On the other hand, you can’t really blame...
THR: You co-hosted the Oscars in 2010 with Steve Martin. What did you think of...– Alec Baldwin on hosting the Oscars to THR.
What Else Will Be in the New Wes Anderson film?
THR reports that the auteur’s latest film Grand Budapest Hotel will be about :“a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.” Clearly a huge departure from the Anderson palate. and we’re delighted to see he is extending his emotional range beyond the limited confines of...
How did watching Jersey Shore end up on the syllabus? That was the week before...– A student of Professor James Franco’s screenwriting seminar on what she learned in his class offered at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Quentin Tarantino “places music in his films without coherence….“I...– Ennio Morricone. Readers of this blog will note I have been making this point about Tarantino’s content-free (but enjoyable) pastiche for at least 3 and a half years.
For reasons not always at the time explicable, there are certain occasions where...– Anthony Powell, A Buyer’s Market
Oscars Oi Gevalt
My thoughts include: Tonally, it felt as though four different awards shows had a head on impact in the middle of the Dolby stage, and then spent the night each trying to climb over each other to escape the wreckage. The first was the Seth MacFarlane show, straight from the Comedy Central Roasts. The schtick of being an Oscar host has always been to be just a little bit roasty; to poke fun at...