Cinematical on the strange case of Bug's journey to the silver screen. Will Lionsgate release this thing? You may recall that I am rather obsessed with this movie. Whenever I read about it on the blogosphere I feel like I'm just about the only person who saw the excellent play.
European Films and GreenCine Daily offer up the European Film Award Nominations. A whole lotta love for Volver and The Lives of Others ... which are expected to be battling it out for the Foreign Language Oscar, too.
TV ~After Ellen on the success of Rosie's revamp of The View
Stage ~ MNPP freaks out about the poster for the new stage production of Equus starring Daniel Radcliffe. I love it. See, if you're not into Harry Potter --which I am not-- this is not psychologically damaging at all. It's just, well, disturbing. And all things Equus should be. If you haven't seen the Richard Burton film, you really should. And for a hilarious trip down memory lane here is The Onion's piece on Equus from January.
Gossip ~ Wow on Nicole Retchie. I normally care not a whit about the 'famous for being famous' set. But I thought this post was funny primarily because it made me feel better about my boring-ass job. Seriously now, how much would it suck to be a celebrity publicist? Worst job ever.
Upcoming Blog-a-Thons ~They're exhausting if you host them but if you're a participant or reader, they're informative, enjoyable, and reliable discussion-starters. Blog-a-Thons arriving in the next two months on other blogs (I've done my time in 2006) include:
- Alfred Hitchcock ~November 15th, 2006
- Film Criticism ~ December 1st - 3rd, 2006
- Supporting Actresses of the Year ~January 7th, 2007. StinkyLulu, ever excited by women in the margins, is hosting. He wants one --just one!-- actress from the past year in film highlighted by each participating blog. Sort of a "for your consideration" ad for Oscar voters if you will.
- Contemplative Cinema ~January 8th, 2007