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October 15, 2017 – 10:14 pm | 4 Comments

Here we are doing another Spinal Crack chat already. Lauren and I are shocked it didn’t take us another 1.5 years.
We were motivated by a book we both loved, Joe Ide’s Righteous (out Oct. 17), the …

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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 …

CHANGELING Script Required No Changes

November 4, 2008 – 5:01 pm | One Comment
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Over the years, many movies have been made that were “based on a true story.” At the beginning of Changeling, I noticed something different: A title card read simply “A True Story.”
The movie’s writer, J. …

Removal of THE WORLD OF NICK ADAMS posts

November 4, 2008 – 3:55 pm | 2 Comments

The posts offering an inside look at The World of Nick Adams have been removed. Though the writer and I thought we were shedding a positive light and spreading awareness of a worthy cause, we received word …

Celebrities Say DON’T Vote in PSA (video)

October 29, 2008 – 11:50 am | One Comment

Have you seen this video? It’s a PSA with Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson and a bunch of others trying to use reverse psychology to get people to …

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