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We could simply cut and paste stories from Variety, but we don’t. We’re too amazing for that. We RETYPE articles from Variety…

THE INSIDE MAN IS INSIDE BROOKLYN

Good news for people sick of seeing movies filming in Toronto and Vancouver – there’s a new studio in Brooklyn, New York, and it’s already seen some important action. The first film to be shot at the new Steiner Studios, next to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and very close to my house, was The Producers. … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: DARK WATER SPOT

Last night I had the opportunity to talk to Jennifer Connelly on the phone. She’s a nice and really down to Earth person – there were some mix-ups in communication about the time of the interview and she could have really easily just blown me off, but she made it work. The fruits of that … Continue reading

THRICE AS FAST AND THREEFOLD FURIOUS

A third movie in the Fast and the Furious “franchise” was inevitable.  Look, that’s something we’re just going to have to accept.  Despite a cast of colorful vehicles with more personality than the human stars and an absence of imagination or narrative, the movies generated truckloads of cash, so a third one is revving up … Continue reading

JOSH ON BOARD

While the doomed cruise ship pulls up anchor and prepares to set sail on its journey into upside-down terror, more passengers are rushing up the embarking ramp to join Wolfgang Petersen’s update of The Poseidon Adventure.  Josh Lucas, who memorably detonated into a white outline in Hulk, will play a slick gambler in the remake, … Continue reading

AFFLECK SURFS?

I was watching the new episode of HBO’s Entourage the other night, in which the lead actor character has “cooled” and his agent strongly advises him to take a big high-profile “gimme” project like Aquaman or risk evaporating from the A-list.  I can only imagine a similar conversation occurring between Ben Affleck and his talent … Continue reading

RENTING A TRAILER

If you’re a complete gaymo like me, you’re looking forward to the big screen version of Rent, featuring most of the original Broadway cast, even though Chris Colombus is directing it. And if you’re a complete gaymo like me you might even watch the new teaser trailer 2 or 3 times and sing along with … Continue reading

NIC CAGE vs WILL SMITH

Forget about the aborted Batman vs Superman – we’re going to get a film pitting two more powerful figures in film today. In this corner, Will Smith, undisputed champion of the box office world! In this corner, Nic Cage, a guy whose movies you end up seeing even though you really didn’t want to! The … Continue reading

STILLER GETS PERSUASIVE

I can’t pinpoint the moment when Ben Stiller went from someone whose films I anticipated to someone whose omnipresence became overwhelming and annoying. It might have been just around Starksy and Hutch. At any rate, the inclusion of Stiller in a film is no longer so exciting, so it’s tough to get any interest going … Continue reading

HALO AROUND THE CITY OF ANGELS

So, apparently Microsoft tried a fun and quirky way to get the idea of HALO: The Movie in front of studios… …by walking Master Chiefs through their doors with copies of Alex Garland’s script. Inventive. According to the Defamer site (thanks Jack, you SW apologist), the buzz on the script is that it’s shate but … Continue reading