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The Linkers Grimm

MUBI James Benning is experimenting with John Cassavetes Faces (1968) for a "remake" installation.
Antenna has valid thoughtful concerns about both of the new fantasy series on TV, Grimm and Once Upon a Time. Many good points are raised but I can't take them completely seriously since Once Upon a Time is one of the single gawdiest and most ham-fisted things mine eyes have ever witnessed whereas Grimm was surprisingly rich in potential and beautifully made (yummy production design) and they imply that Once has more potential? Yikes.

"greens greens and nothing but greens..." Grimm's are alive. Once but dead props.

Towleroad cutest thing Zac Efron has ever done? He did Halloween as a Reno 911 officer
Go Fug Yourself Heidi Klum went as a cadaver! Heidi Klum is the most awesome Halloween party ever. Every single year she turns it out.

Dark Eye Socket this is really cool: 5 Scary Movie Masks in Non-Scary Movies
Ultra Culture the shortest review you will ever read of Tower Heist and also probably the best one; it's a Venn Diagram!
Movie|Line Naomi Watts to star in the most depressing movie indie ever. I guess she didn't read our Red Carpet Convo with Guy Lodge when we worried for the perpetual worry lines of her career.

‪Nathaniel: Naomi most certainly needs to shake off all the dour miserabilism. People have been filming her with grimy 'THIS IS DEPRESSING!' lighting for so long that I have no idea what she'd look like if she was having fun‬!
‪Guy: Well, at least Watts is coming up in J. Edgar. A Clint Eastwood movie is just the kind of fun frisky change of pace she needs.

Socialite Life Leonardo DiCaprio looking dapper on the set of The Great Gatsby. This will possibly be just what he needs after all the aging prosthetics of J. Edgar.
Hollywood Reporter interviews Michael Fassbender about his very sexual year with Cronenberg and McQueen
Cinema Blend Hilary Swank has fired most of her management team over the scandal that erupted when she attended (paid) that birthday party for the Chechnyan President.
South Asian Film Festival, about to kick off here in New York, will open with the  Oscar submission Abu, Son of Adam.
Broadway World Julie Andrews honored tonight in NYC
Threadless "one cookie to rule them all" [see pic below] LOL. I had to share since we were just talking about The Lord of the Rings here.

"cookie ringwraith" © rnlynam

Oscar in Brief
Today is the due date for all Animated Feature contenders to submit their paperwork for the Academy. So soon we'll know just how many nominees we'll get in this category which can range anywhere from 2 to 5 nominees depending on the number of submission. Meanwhile, The Wrap and In Contention both have new pieces up on the Academy's Best Foreign Language Film category. More from us here soon as we screen more entries ourselves.

Finally...  This commerical for The Immortals which I've never seen --and I've seen plenty of advertising for it -- it can't be real can it?

If so, hats off. Tellin' it like it is. I agree with everything Rich at FourFour says "Fucking Poetry"


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Reader Comments (10)

I have nothing against Swank (well, maybe Black Dahlia), but isn't it just greedy in the first place to get money just to show up at a party? I'd understand it in D-list celebrities, but a two time academy award winner? if you make, let's say 1 million dollars for each movie, do you really need the extra cash for attending a party? As far as I am concerned, Hillary Swank, you are the one fired!

Fassbender interview is 24 minutes long! And still I was glued to the seat, my eyes fixed on the computer screen. Such is the power of the Fassy.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

I have to agree with you on "Grimm." About a thousand times better than the exceptionally silly "Once Upon a Time."

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterProspero

Er, so does that mean that Ultra Culture liked "Tower Heist"? I'm really bad at math.

Frankly, I think that whatever potential "Grimm" has is going to be spoiled by the fact that the leading man is The. Worst. Even Paul Walker would recognize how terrible that guy is.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz N.

iggy: The Power of the Fassy. Love it! I want that on a t-shirt :)

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve G

I agree with you about Grimm/Once Upon a Time. I really, really wanted to like Once but it just ain't all that. What's weird is that the real world portion of the show is more interesting than the fantasy version. How disappointing is that? And the acting, especially the wicked queen in my opinion, is mostly bleh. (Again, how disappointing, that the weakest actor on the show is the wicked queen?)

Meanwhile, I didn't have hopes as high for Grimm for some reason, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was definitely the better of the two shows. I just hope it lasts.

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I always very much enjoy yur link round-up, thanks every week for it!

November 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne

I don't think they necessarily "liked" Tower Heist, but they also didn't "dislike it". It sounded like they could bear it, but didn't like it, ("Movies that aren't entirely cringeworthy" isn't exactly high praise) even though they pretty much admitted they think it's the best film Brett Ratner's made. This is his filmography, in order:

Money Talks
Rush Hour
The Family Man
Rush Hour 2
Red Dragon
After the Sunset
Rush Hour 3
Tower Heist

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I haven't seen Grimm but I am in love with Once Upon a Time. It's my new delicious guilty pleasure. This coming from a die-hard Lost fan.

November 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLalaland

hey, er... usually people plan out the entire format of a show before they start, so... is it possible for a beast to have a child with a grimm and then have some kind of hybrid for a kid or do you have to be with your own. I love this show you guys so keep up the good work and keep me on the edge of my seat! ^^ awesome... thanks

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie d-_-b
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