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Wrecking crew documentary on hold pending music licensing fees
Previously unaware of Period of Adjustment, Tennessee Williams serious comedy. An odd lot in the casting dept and an odd time in the post Korean war pre Beatles suburban American south. wiki / imdb on Tcm this morning.
ya know how they always try to sell movie by proclaiming "from the director that brought you..." well i just saw an ad for battleship that went with "from hasbro the company that brought you transformers" in an effort to tie it to that franchise.
was listening to david cross on the wtf podcast today. he has had his credibility called into question for doing voiceover work on the alvin and the chipmunks movies but as they have grossed over a billion dollars and provided him with a lifetime of f.u. money, i think he can live with his decision. and as it turns out two of these were written by a high school friends brother (ive mentioned this before i know) who also wrote both kung fu panda movies. he also wrote the animated monsters vs. aliens. these are his five movie credits, total domestic gross over 900 million and 2.4 billion worldwide. he is now the 28th highest domestic grossing writer of all-time. his first non-animated film is in pre-production with freaks & geeks co-creator and bridesmaids director paul feig behind the camera.
"Matty Simmonsís latest book, Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story of the Making of Animal House, comes out today, and itís a revealing and fun look back at the behind-the-scenes story of the classic college comedy. I recently had the chance to talk to talk Simmons about the making of Animal House, the legacy of the Lampoon, how he turned down an offer from NBC to produce a Saturday night sketch show in the mid-70s, and why he feels Judd Apatow is in a league of his own when it comes to contemporary comedy."
In the home stretch on my movie, here's a link to the trailer.
whit stillman is back a scant 14 years later.
I almost want to see it.
Skyline is a trainwreck so horrific it cannot possibly be explained without video evidence. It is not only the worst movie released this year, it may well be the worst film ever to receive a theatrical release. Itís illogical, stupid and boring. It walks when it should run and runs when it should have ended twenty minutes ago. The premise is beyond any acceptable level of awful. The script, if there even was one, feels like it was hastily written in crayon on generic toilet paper. The acting is shoddy. The characters are unlikable. The first act sucks. The second act sucks even more. And the third act, through sheer unstoppable suck momentum, builds and builds like a sick avalanche of devastating putrescence until man, woman and child alike are all devoured by its gaping suck hole.
laughed more at Midnight in Paris than with it. dont know what most of these critics were thinking. i appreciate woody's foray into magical realism but the situations and the dialogue were wooden and corny. also, the richer woody and his characters get the more unrelatable theyve become.