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efilmcritic Erik Childress's wonderful annual list of Blurb Whores of the Year
THR August Osage County wins big at the Capri festival in Italy, winning four prizes. Harvey Weinstein and Chris Cooper were also honored at the festival. In non Weinstein awards they honored 12 Years a Slave, Saving Mr Banks, and The Great Beauty as well as Valeria Golino (remember her?) as European actress of the year
EW Downton Abbey on the cover. Can't wait for its return this weekend
Variety 3 time Oscar winning producer Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, Cuckoo's Nest and The English Patient) has passed away
i09 Disney Princess themed lingerie from Japan! 

MNPP vicious but true takedown of Ron Howard's Rush
Cinema Blend The Rock for a new iteration of Green Lantern? There are worse ideas, casting-wise I suppose but DC movies are so hopeless!
The Guardian finds that The Wolf of Wall Street uses the naughty F word 506 times, which "breaks down to Scorsese giving 2.81 fucks a minute." LOL. But who spent the three hours counting? That's what I want to know.
USA Today Character actor Joseph Ruskin (Prizzi's Honor, The Magnificent Seven) has passed away
The Wire as we move into the dumping ground of each film year (that'd be new January releases, not platformed holdovers) Joe Reid looks back at ten January releases that didn't suck
Vanity Fair funny Proust questionnaire with T Bone Burnett whose latest movie music work I can't stop listening to. That'd be Inside Llewyn Davis

Hitchcock with Barbara Harris on "Family Plot"Finally...
My friend Matthew Rettenmund who writes Boy Culture has compiled a list of all of Hitchcock's leading ladies who are still alive. (Make sure to note the punny captions). I found this list of ten surprising even though I recently made that oldest 100 screen actors of note list. He's right though that at least two of the major leading ladies (Doris Day & Julie Andrews) don't seem like Hitchcock heroines at all. I forget every time that they headlined one. Those moments were just so atypical in their careers, don't you think? 


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Nothing is correct about that interpretation of Rush.

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBilly

This Capri Film Festival is kind of an embarrassment.

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Both my mother and my sister though Rush was great. It's just not the type of film some people would enjoy. Sometimes you just have to accept it and move on.

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobMiles

Rush is a total guy film and promptly guilty of Grade A male gaze (neutralized by Hemsworth's bum making an appearance) but nothing about Rush's sexual politics bothered me like 90% of other sports films. It's a movie about a sport that features a lot of playboys and a movie in specific period at that. My audience at TIFF had a lot of women into it, and not just the Hemsworth bum part. Plus, I liked Nikki and Marlene's relationship. But Olivia Wilde's character making a reappearance when she seemed definitively written off made no sense to me.

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

It's interesting what we remember about performances. I don't remember Joseph Ruskin's scenes in either "Prizzi's Honor" or "The Magnificent Seven", but I do remember his work in television, including guest shots in "The Lucy Show" and the original "Star Trek". That beat-to-death face in particular was quite distinctive.

January 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

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