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Wednesday
Jan302013

Link Wars Episode IV: A New Blog

MNPP on Keep the Lights On in 250 words or less. Good insights here - love the ending - though JA likes the film more than I do.
Deadline Upcoming 3D conversions of all Star Wars movies cancelled. Thank god. Every day I pray to the movie gods to take the plague of 3D and its conversions away from us!
Two Dollar Cinema heads to The Last Stand on account of a childhood spent with Arnold Schwarzenegger movies
The Film Doctor 10 questions about Silver Linings Playbook

 

Stale Popcorn takes in Xavier Dolan's Lawrence Anyways. I love Dolan but I'm scared of this one - three hour dramas are hard to pull off. 
Vulture interviews Steven Soderbergh who apparently really is retiring now.
Movie|Line is the upcoming Brad Bird/George Clooney feature Tomorrowland (previously title 1952) about early space travel?
In Contention will Argo be a Driving Miss Daisy or an Apollo 13
The Carpetbagger Mistakes were made on the marketing of Django and The Master 

And did you see Matt Damon talking to Nicole Kidman a few nights back on Jimmy Kimmel Live Jimmy Kimmel Sucks?

Hilarious. Nicole Kidman can steal my utensils any time she'd like. 

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The whole Jimmy Kimmel show was HILARIOUS.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

The lap dance—so sexy. I want to see the craft interview she does in a year where she talks about how "I just gave myself over to it; you know, I broke a rib doing that show but I kept lap dancing. It was like a love affair."

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W

@Hayden LOL!

For those who watched the whole show: Wouldn't that be an amazing cast for a movie? Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Robin Williams, Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman. We can spare Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore, though. ;)

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

Sad man - Emily Blunt and Ben Affleck can be in it, and the soundtrack could be done by Sheryl Crow. Result!

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrami (ramification)

WOW, she's really going for it in that clip. She's usually shy.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAgent69

I loved the Kimmel spot. My fav moment was when Demi dumped her coat on Reese. The looks on the faces of everyone on the couch said it all.

And I agree with Sad Man about the film, but I'ld keep Reese and Demi. They can be the ugly step sisters to Nic's Cinderella, Amy's good fairy, etc.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

I won't admit how many times i've already watched that whole Kimmel Show. Matt Damon and Nicole Kidman are a dream team, they need to do a movie together.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Re the Weinstein piece, I don't know if providing screeners would have made a difference to the Academy. Django is just not a very Oscary movie. But he must have done something right because it's doing huge business. I thought the trailers were compelling. As for The Master, I don't know that any marketing would have helped. Whether you love it or hate it (I'm firmly in the latter category), it's just not a mass-market movie. The word of mouth alone killed its chances.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

The entire "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks" here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/449433#i0,p4,d0
I hate talk shows, but this is amazing TV.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Even as a partisan of The Master, this movie could not be sold to the masses except maybe to promote very openly how Anderson is not following traditional conventions. Its old Hollywood aesthetic (therefore an assumption of also following old Hollywood conventions) that was very prevalent in the previews of the 70mm prints going out (that not everybody got as my art house theater got a digital transfer). I do wish some of the scenes and shots shown in the previews (just because some of them were so visually stunning) did make the final cut. I am glad it got produced and had people with deep pockets as fans but having more control over what is seen in the previews was not going to sell more tickets. At best it would make a larger amount of people more ticked off. I cannot imagine how anything beyond Anderson's own clips sold the film better in terms of what it was. On the other hand, Harvey's campaign of Silver Linings Playbook in the recent previews shows his 'magic' that just feeds into people's cynicism of that magic.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

LMAO !

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

That's a good post on The Last Stand. I went for the exact same reason, pretty much completely agree on its strengths and weaknesses, and had a blast, even during the bad parts. I'm really bummed that the Arnold fans out there didn't turn up - or that they did, and there are just so few of us left.

I'm also really looking forward to Bullet to the Head. And Die Hard 12.

If I'd gone into a coma in 1991 and just woke up, I wouldn't even know the difference.

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

Nicole giving another brilliant performance.

I watched some of the other clips from the episode and that is strange television. I love Nicole for doing it.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

Roark -- LOL. that's pop culture for you, always recycling.

January 31, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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