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Obama Kills… at the Correspondents’ Dinner

A little over a week ago President Obama absolutely wiped the floor with the celebrities and media pesonalities gathered for the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, a story that got buried after Osama bin Laden got buried – well shot in the head and buried at sea. The day before, armed with media props and a [...]

The Dark Knight Rises Casting Decisions

Batman 3 has a name and it’s called The Dark Knight Rises. Not necessarily the title for the final installment of a series, a title that implies something of an origin story, despite the fact we saw the beginning in, well, Batman Begins. Don’t be deterred, director Christopher Nolan is a master at manipulating a [...]

Arnold is Back! The Governator and Possible Films

After his seven year run as Governor of the ungovernable state (California), the last action hero is ready to get back on the silverscreen. His last starring role in the third installment of the Terminator series in 2003 was a big hit. He’s already signed on in a comic book and animated version of himself, [...]

The Frozen Tundra

Every once and a while it’s worth watching The Thing. I’m not a big fan of horror or gore, or space alien grossness, but for some reason, this film counts among my favourites of all time. I think I like the atmosphere, the way the story builds and the remoteness of the story’s setting, way [...]

One of the Greats

Film producer, director and studio executive Bernd Eichinger died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday in Los Angeles. The man behind a number of major films in both the United States (The NeverEnding Story, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) and in Germany (Downfall, The Baader-Meinhof Complex). Eichinger is celebrated for breaking through in [...]

Out of Order: Gervais at the Golden Globes

After being on hiatus for the holidays I’m happy to have a good story to write about to kick off 2011, even if we’re already a few weeks in. Comedian Ricky Gervais had people squirming in their seats at the Golden Globes Sunday. Did you know they were on? I don’t follow the awards season [...]

Casting Call for the Hobbit: Why Not Ian Holm?

After a rough start things are finally coming together for the release of The Hobbit. Bilbo, the main character in this prelude to The Lord of the Rings has been cast. Ian Holm did a tremendous job and would have been in Del Toro’s picture, apparently, but the role went to Martin Freeman, who reckons [...]

2011: The Year of 3-D and Sequels

This year is slowly but surely coming to a close. Before everyone comes out with their top tens for twenty a ten, a look at the year ahead reveals a lot of sequels and 3-dimensional motion pictures on the horizon. I hear you saying, isn’t every year the year of the sequel? That’s true, horror [...]

The Hobbit to Incorporate Macbeth Story!?

In an uncharacteristic move Peter Jackson has announced his intention to incorporate the story of Macbeth into the classic Middle Earth tale, in what will certainly be a major diversion from the original story, much to the disdain of die hard fans. Okay, so that’s not true at all, but this project might as well [...]

Fourth Stieg Larsson Book is Actually Fifth

It’s a very tragic and ironic twist of fate that some great artists never get to enjoy (nor reap the financial benefit) of their fame, Phlip K. Dick and Vincent Van Gogh come to my mind. Stieg Larsson certainly counts among them, although I don’t think he was living hand-to-mouth. Nevertheless it’s a travesty that [...]