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Thursday
Oct182012

That's Gotta Be Some Cockroach

JA from MNPP here. A wise man once said, "Aim for the flat-top!" No wait... that wasn't it. A wise man once said, "This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions... Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" Eh close enough. The point is, much like a testy Gozarian I know, you can't keep a prehistoric bitch down. The prehistoric bitch in question, the one bringing on all the cat-on-dog stuff, is a third Ghostbusters movie. It's like the longest episode of Moonlighting ever - will they or won't they? And will Agnes DiPesto ever find love? What about Janine Melnitz, for that matter? Maybe those two should've tossed down the corded phones of their imprisonement and found sweet neurotic love together...?

I am letting this get away from me. The rumor that refuses to die, a third Ghostbusters movie, is alive again. Director Ivan Reitman is making sure his schedule's clear next Summer in order to shoot it, says Deadline. Bill Murray will of course not be involved. Unless he decides to show up on set randomly, in which case they write him in. You never know.

Anyway, I think you'll excuse me for thinking that this time the city will be attacked by the largest ever grain of salt. What do we think? Will this ever happen?

Thursday
Oct182012

How long can Russell Crowe hold a note?

I had an errant random and one might say spoilery thought involving Les Misérables just the other day. Read no further if you're the type of (possibly very young) person who was like "OMG. ANNE HATHAWAY DIES?!?!?" when people first started talking about the film version en masse...

...

Okay we lost two of you.

...

During Javert's (Russell Crowe) final number "Javert's Suicide", after Jean Valjert (Hugh Jackman) has inadvertently humiliated him by saving his life, he leaps to his death due to his twisted sense of honor -- apparently bayonets aren't so good with the hari kari -- and stage productions have to come up with some suggestive way to show this while the final note of the song falls with him. Whatever he jumps from, even if it's just a few feet off the stage, it's a long way down cuz his note will go on. and on. 

How on earth will they film this, sung live, without it looking and sounding absolutely ridiculous? Anyone want to guess?

 

Thursday
Oct182012

First & Last: Is this legend true?

the first and last images & lines from a motion picture (minus the credits)

first

We live in a new time."

last

He'll always be with us."

Can you name the movie?

Wednesday
Oct172012

Which is yummier?

Wednesday
Oct172012

Nic's No Nympho

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JA from MNPP here with some sad news - Nicole Kidman has dropped out of her reunion with Danish dare-monger Lars Von Trier for his next flick, the sexually explicit Nymphomaniac. She's too busy playing a Princess to mime unspeakable acts with Shia LaBeouf, it seems. The assumption is that the recently added Uma Thurman is her replacement, but (nothing against Uma) I'm hoping it's another name just added to the cast instead - let's see Willem Dafoe fill in Nicole's shoes!
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Wednesday
Oct172012

First & Last: Horizons

The first and last images from a motion picture.

Can you guess the movie?
 

Tuesday
Oct162012

Podcast: The Impossible Life of Pi on the Hudson

Here's part two of my October conversation with Katey, Joe and Nick. In part I, Nathaniel, made the embarrassing confession that I had yet to see The Master due to pneumonia, subway mishaps and so on... The day that I knew Part 1 of the podcast would air (Sunday) I rushed to a matinee of The Master so as to course-correct before my shame went public. I only had a few hours free and when I arrived at the theater the ticket seller informed me that The Master was not showing thus prolonguing my public humiliation:

Me, Wracked With The Master-Related Guilt: But I looked it up just 45 minutes ago... 12:30 PM! I'm here. It's 12:30 PM. I have to see it.
Lady Who Knew Not My Blogging Shame:  Where did you look it up?
Me: Moviefone.
Lady: We're not affiliated with them. Next time try Fandango.
Me: Are you telling me that Moviefone just made this up?!
Lady: I'm telling you that it's not showing and we aren't affiliated with them.
Me: Fine... Argo.

ANYWAY... [/tangent]

Podcast Part Two.
Topics in this incredibly rambling 41 minute Oscar podcast include but are not limited to:

  • Life of Pi
  • Hyde Park on Hudson - why the festival showings?
  • How to Survive a Plague, Documentaries & FYC Screeners
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained
  • Naomi Watts in The Impossible
  • Amour, Emmanuelle Riva and Best Actress
  • The Matthew McConaughey Narrative
  • The Normal Heart and August: Osage County in 2013

You can download the podcast on iTunes or listen right here. Enjoy (and please comment if you do).

The Impossible Life of Pi Oscar Ramblings