on May 11, 2011
The word being tossed around in relation to Kristen Wiig's star-making new comedy Bridesmaids is womance, and the portmanteau is somewhat apt but not entirely fair. Writers love a good pun or, better yet, a tidy way to label something, especially if it's a new sort of thing that we don't know quite how to handle, which, in a way, Bridesmaids is.
Bridesmaids is not quite a chick flick, although it was written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo and boasts a ... Read More
on Oct 23, 2009
Lars von Trier, the director who so famously tormented Bjork in Dancer in the Dark that she swore she'd quit acting forever, was booed and jeered at at Cannes for Antichrist. People even laughed at the private screening I attended with some of my fellow BUSTies. Antichrist has been censured as misogynist, and, to a lesser extent, as if somehow this is a lesser crime, pretentiously laughable. And while, yes, I did laugh at some over von Trier's over-the-top scenes ... Read More
on Oct 16, 2009
So at long last, Where the Wild Things Are is opening today, after months of teasing trailers that have brought grown men to tears, online clips of Spike Jonze adorably romping with children behind the scenes, and clothing lines at Urban Outfitters and Opening Ceremony.
Warner Bros. took a big chance on an indie director known for his music videos and his feature films Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. It was a big gamble on to trust Jonze and co-writer Dave ... Read More
on Aug 14, 2009
The great movie site Hammer to Nail has posted a call-to-arms for cinephiles in NYC to save local video rental store Cinema Nolita by supporting the creative and awesome endeavors of its Video Store Girl Eleonore Hendricks. Eleonore says, 'Really, our first idea was to just make sure that we didn't have to sell the collection off individually, to make back the money we had lost by not being able to pay the rent... The goal is to make the 8,000 dollars so we can ... Read More
on Jun 30, 2009
I feel somewhat confident in saying that most of you reading this know someone -- or are someone -- who has watched Donnie Darko over and over again. Maybe as your go-to late night stoner flick, or as your midnight movie date, or as something you watched over and over again trying to tease out the answers from Richard Kelly's story.
Donnie Darko was that movie you or I finally stumbled upon on DVD or at the one arty film theater in town that would play a film ... Read More
on May 14, 2009
This video totally made me wanna climb the wall... in a good way. Some of the comments suck, but such is the way of the Internets.
(Via The Illusionists ... Read More