Daily Archives: April 29, 2013

Next interview: Got questions for “Star Trek’s” Simon Pegg?

So my thinking re: “Star Trek Into Darkness” interviews was I’d just interviewed Chris Pine, and Zach Quinto just before him. Karl Urban I’ve talked to twice. And then I brain farted and forgot to push for Benedict Cumberbatch. But … Continue reading

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The Wondercon “Pacific Rim” footage

Steal ideas from one creator, you’re a plagiarist. Steal from a few — GENIUS — or so it is said. “Pacific Rim” has a touch of “Godzilla,” a hint of “Avatar,” a taste of “Transformers” and design elements from “Iron … Continue reading

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Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks? In the new “Annie,” it could happen

They’ve cast the little girl from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” in this Jay Z/Will Smith produced version of the musical “Annie.” But they need a Daddy Warbucks, aka Benjamin Stacks as he’s being called in this African American spin … Continue reading

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Tonight’s screening: “Iron Man 3”

As linked earlier on this blog, “Iron Man 3” has already pulled in about $200 million overseas, so it’s destined to be a blockbuster — the first of summer. So long “Oblivion,” “Olympus Has Fallen” etc. The so-so spring takes … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Winona Ryder on that “balance” in life, work, the Internet and nostalgia

Winona Ryder has a new film with a juicy role for her to play in it going into limited release this coming weekend. “The Iceman” is another tour de force Michael Shannon performance,this time as a real-life Jersey hitman. And … Continue reading

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Today’s first screening: “Kon Tiki”

I’ve read a lot about Thor Heyerdahl and his various sea-tested “theories” about human migration/colonization. Seen the early docs about him. Now, there’s this narrative feature, which I’ve been dying to see. I hope its “Real Adventure Has No Limits” … Continue reading

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Georgia’s latest production coup? British Pinewood Studios buys and builds there

Tyler Perry can be credited with the recent renaissance in Georgia film production. He’s set up studios, shoots all the films under his aegis there, and the TV shows too. Georgia is a cheap state to make movies in — … Continue reading

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