Listen Right Now to ‘The Master’ OST

Source: The Film Stage I’m hoping that Paul Thomas Anderson can single-handedly save this dismal year of cinema with his much anticipated “it’s not about Scientology, we swear” film The Master. The out-of-context clips released months ago were opaque yet intriguing, and the trailers have promised a wholly strange and off-kilter experience, along with declaring […]

The Hobbit Keeps Going…and Going…and Going…

Source: Variety. Peter Jackson was only supposed to return to Middle Earth for two films – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. But then J.R.R. Tolkien came to Jackson in a dream and threatened to drown the director in Treebeard’s “sap” if he didn’t translate every single word of […]

RIP Tony Scott 1944 – 2012

This sad report has been news for two days now, but I’m just getting around to writing about it now. Tony Scott, director of films such as Top Gun, True Romance, and Crimson Tide has committed suicide at the age of 68. Scott directed some of the biggest films of both the ’80’s (Top Gun […]

Farrell. Harrelson. Rockwell. Waits. Walken. All ‘Psychopaths’

I found Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges to be a rare film that utilized comedy, drama, a twisted level of quirk, and a surprising amount of profundity – all to great effect. The film is very, very funny, but demands repeat viewings for its religious and cultural commentary, both subtle and not so. McDonagh’s new film, […]

‘Life of Pi’ to Open 50th New York Film Festival

This year the New York Film Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Today, Variety is reporting that Ang Lee’s upcoming extravagant 3D/CG adaptation of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. Robert Zemeckis’s first live-action film since 2000’s Cast Away, the Denzel Washington starring Flight, will close the fest. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is doing something pretty […]

A Crowe in Noah’s Ark

  Guess this is the week of movie news bliss for my mom, as there’s not one but TWO Russell Crowe related stories that have popped up over the last few days. Previously I wrote about Crowe in talks to join the ambitious adaptation of The Dark Tower. A few days ago brought us some […]

Warner Bros Looks to Crowe to Sling Guns at The Dark Tower

Here’s some news that will make my mom happy: Russell Crowe (mom’s fave) is being offered the role of the gunslinger Roland Deschain in director Ron Howard’s sprawling, multimedia adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. The adaptation was nearly killed by Universal, after the studio got cold feet due to the ambitious nature […]