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May122014

Earth Girls Are Linky

Cinema Enthusiast double features Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins in The Old Maid (1939) and Old Acquaintance(1943)
The Dissolve this sounds potentially amazing: Jonny Greenwood will play his score to live screenings of There Will Be Blood this summer and fall
Comics Alliance a brief very selective snapshot of Spider-Man convoluted history

MNPP says good morning to Rami Malek (The Master, Short Term 12). What do you make of him? I haven't yet formed an opinion. No discernible projected persona yet though that could well be an advantage at this early stage of his career.
/Film Joe Quesada talks about planning for binge-watching in series construction with Marvel's Daredevil series (due in 2015) 
Playbill because all big 80s and 90s movie hits will eventually become stage musicals (only 107 left to go), 2015 will bring us Bull Durham. If it's any good expect whoever plays Annie Savoy to win the Tony like Susan Sarandon shoulda won the Oscar (that she wasn't nominated for). 
Awards Daily Sashas surveys the very strong Godzilla reviews but then hoists a really frightening Oscar idea on us. Don't scare me like that. The Oscars aren't meant to be the Blockbuster Movie Awards (remember those?). Big blockbusters already get Oscar attention. No sense giving them their own category beyond visual effects. Look at how embarrassing those "genre" categories are at the Critics Choice Awards each year!  
Coming Soons Open Road will distribute Jon Stewart's true story political drama Rosewater starring Gael García Bernal & Shohreh Aghdashloo this fall. Yay| 

Today's Must Read. 
Serious Film the 8 kinds of awful people at movie screening Q&As. This is a good read to prep you for any film festival you plan on attending. Do not be any of these people. Sadly, they are legion. 

Weird Coincidence
Last night I asked The Boyfriend what he was reading and he said "this National Book award finalist 'The Flamethrowers'. It's about this woman in the 70s artworld and her Italian lover." And then this afternoon I read that they're making a movie of it and Jane Campion is in talks to direct. It's in the air, I guess. But The Film Experience is always YES for more Jane Campion. Let's bulk up that filmography which has been quiet all too long. 

Today in History...


Earth Girls are Easy debuted in movie theaters 25 years ago today. That was before barely anybody knew what Jim Carrey might look like under his bright red fur but when everyone knew that Mr & Mrs Jeff Goldblum/Geena Davis were a hot mutant thing, whether crossing interspecies intergalactic lines (this), giving birth to larvae babys (The Fly! ewwww), or sending up vampire movies (Translvania 6-5000). The towering 80s movie couple (six foot plus!) didn't make it too far into the next decade, though, divorcing in 1990.

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I hope Campion's Flamethrowers pans out. I loved the book, and it will make an interesting movie. It's kind of Sofia Coppola-ish in its privileged dilletante way, but I can see how Campion's touch could fit.
I would say I miss the Jeff and Geena combo, but really I just miss Geena. Come back!

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

The Flamethrowers is one of those rather cool, sorta experimental critical darlings that can be very frustrating to read but which can lend themselves really well to film. I'm looking at you, "English Patient".

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

It's Katharine Hepburn's 107th birthday today! I know that's a non-sequitur, but I had to share.

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

Rami Malek was VERY watchable in The Pacific. Didn't have a whole lot of competition, but he was easily that show's MVP and I look forward to his next big role.

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

Despite what Quesada said, I think there will probably be, minimum, two-three done in one episodes in that first season. At the very least, I'd expect Zebediah Kilgrave (Purple Man) and The Hand (those ninja guys from the Elektra movie), if not also Typhoid Mary. Unlike Spider-Man or the FF, who have fairly robust A and B list rosters, Daredevil, for a character as big as he is, has the second shortest end of the stick in terms of rogues gallery aside from Wonder Woman with a two wide A list (Bullseye, Kingpin) and a three wide B-list (the three I mentioned for one-shot possibilities), so a primarily "13 hour movie" approach is probably best. But at least Daredevil's big rogues are all treated with a modicum of respect. Wonder Woman's, meanwhile? Yeah, be afraid of her most noted villain, the super-powerful Cheetah woman who SLEPT WITH SNAPPER CARR. Seriously. (sigh) I'm more intimidated by Britanny and Brianna Diggers.

May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Speaking of Earth Girls, have you heard I Like Em Big and Stupid by Julie Brown? Guaranteed to bring the grins.

May 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

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