Archives for June 2011

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Marisa in Venice

Who loves Marisa Tomei? We do.

The beautiful Marisa Tomei will be starring opposite George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in "Ides of March," which will premiere at the next Venice Mostra. ... more >

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Conan like you've never seen before
Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter and Stephen Colbert
Directed by Rodman Flender

“I’m really angry,” Conan O’Brien says dryly at the beginning of Rodman Flender’s documentary “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.” Only this isn’t the baby-faced, rail-thin, happily self-effacing spazz we’ve seen on TV; this Conan is pudgier, more fatigued, sporting a modern-day hipster’s lumberjack beard that looks regressive on his 48 year-old face. Recorded just prior to and during Conan’s two month ... more >

Gustavo Taretto

Argentine director chronicles big-city living in new film

Ever notice dead walls, those sides of buildings which were forgotten by the architect? Dead walls (their correct name is 'party wall') sometimes have a single tiny window dead their center. It makes you wonder, why did that one person get a window and not anyone else? Those walls, silent enigmas which only the poet could decode, are called “medianeras” in Spanish. New York’s medianeras, ... more >

Josh Hutcherson

For your consideration: Josh Hutcherson as a Screen Comment Person to Watch. Things are moving fast for the eighteen-year old who will soon be appearing in The Hunger Games, which has got to be one of the most talked-about movie in decades. He has the lead roles in this book adaptation which, as has been announced, will spawn sequels, prequels, and plenty of work for the young thespian to sink his ... more >

Clooney gears up for Mostra

Lock away your drip-coffee machines

Venice is gearing up for its 68th Mostra, scheduled to run from August 31 to September 10 and opening with George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” in competition. The film, based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, is the timely story of a U.S. governor, the democrat Mike Morris, running for president. George Clooney plays the candidate. Along for the ride are Ryan Gosling—whose rosy ... more >

Buck

[rating=5] “Buck” is the gripping portrait of true-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, a cowboy who was abused as a boy and taught himself horse training and has worked as consultant to the film industry. His first involvement in Hollywood was as consultant to the film “The Horse Whisperer” (Robert Redford, 1998). His methods quickly proved effective—he recounts waiting eight hours on set for ... more >

Woody Allen lands role in his BOP DECAMERON

The most tireless filmmaker in the history of acting

For the first time since he was in his 2006 picture “Scoop,” Woody Allen has given himself a part in his next film, which has the working title of “The Bop Decameron” and is due to start filming in Rome in July. The Decameron is the name of Boccacio’s erotic 14th-century stories, often made into film, most famously by Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1971 and also by Fellini/de Sica et al for the 1962 ... more >