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Review of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD with DiCaprio and Winslet

November 30, 2008 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
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Remember those scenes in Airplane! when Robert Hays’s character tries to tell fellow passengers his life story but it’s so intolerable, one lady hangs herself while another man commits seppuku? When the lights went up …

Backstage at the American Music Awards

November 25, 2008 – 5:40 pm | One Comment
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David Cook, reigning American Idol champ, gives me a shout out from the American Music Awards!
One of my sources was backstage at the show, held this past Sunday, November 23. She took these photos and …

Review of Baz Luhrmann’s AUSTRALIA

November 23, 2008 – 6:40 pm | One Comment
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My friend Eric and I attended a Variety screening of Australia on November 20 (it opens Nov. 26), where Hugh Jackman, director/co-writer Baz Luhrmann and co-producer Catherine Martin did Q & A afterwards. Jackman looked …

DOUBT Q & A with Streep, Hoffman, Adams, Davis and Shanley

November 21, 2008 – 2:43 pm | 5 Comments

After a screening of Doubt I attended at the TV Academy on November 19 (read my review here), Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and writer/director John Patrick Shanley came out to …

Review of DOUBT Plus Q & A with the Cast and Writer/Director

November 20, 2008 – 8:16 pm | One Comment
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Having seen Doubt (opening December 12), I have none whatsoever that Meryl Streep will be nominated for Best Actress in January. You’re probably thinking, “Blah blah, whatever, she gets nominated every year.” Well, the woman can’t …

Review of Gus Van Sant’s MILK

November 18, 2008 – 3:36 pm | One Comment
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After seeing Milk (opens Nov. 26, one day before the 30th anniversary of his murder), I predict that one of the five slots on the Academy-Award Best Actor wheel has been claimed by Sean Penn …

Winners of BENJAMIN BUTTON Movie Program

November 18, 2008 – 3:25 am | No Comment

Congratulations to Chandan of Manchester, England; Greg of St. Charles, Missouri; and Ji of Frisco, Texas for winning a program from an L.A. preview screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Their names were …

Comparison Between BENJAMIN BUTTON the Story and the Movie

November 16, 2008 – 1:48 am | 10 Comments
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After seeing the movie last week, I sought out the short story to see how they compare. I was surprised to find that, except for the title, lead character’s name and general concept of a …

BENJAMIN BUTTON Q & A with Brad Pitt and David Fincher

November 12, 2008 – 6:59 pm | 2 Comments

On Monday, November 10, Brad Pitt and David Fincher came to the Mann Bruin theater in Westwood to discuss The Curious Case of Benjamin Button after a preview screening (click here for my review). Pitt, …

Scoop! Review of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Plus Q & A with Brad Pitt, David Fincher

November 11, 2008 – 6:00 am | 33 Comments
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Last night, I attended the first L.A. audience screening (meaning not a test screening) of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (out Dec. 25), where Brad Pitt and director David Fincher did Q & A …

Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Conclusion

November 9, 2008 – 6:12 pm | One Comment
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This is Part Two of an exclusive report from inside the BAFTA/LA Awards. Click here for Part One. All pictures are also exclusive.
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The next award was The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. …

Exclusive Backstage Look at the BAFTA/LA Awards–Part One

November 8, 2008 – 4:40 pm | No Comment
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Here I go again with another exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a star-studded event that wasn’t televised. I did some Googling and am confident that this detailed write-up isn’t published anywhere else. Other media outlets may …

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