Friday, November 07, 2008

Yes We Link

Time Out New York Paul Rudd in the Hot Seat. His penis is a rhombus!
IFC checks for zombies. Yep, they're still shuffling around
Bauer Griffin marvels at Julianne Moore sans makeup
Sunset Gun on It Happened One Night
My New Plaid Pants is looking forward to more of Sam Worthington & Henry Cavill. In togas no less
Coming Soon Spielberg and Will Smith might remake the gory Asian crime drama loved by everyone (but moi) Old Boy
Thompson on Hollywood
Doubt reviews + Oscar
Bright Lights investigates Norma Shearer
Acidemic when bad scores happen to good movies

Small Screen
Defamer gives Joss Whedon fans yet more to worry about ... and Dollhouse hasn't even premiered yet
Defamer More gay drama from Grey's Anatomy. I don't even like or watch that show (if I can help it) but I find all the behind the scenes vitriol and confusing conflicts over the past couple of years eyebrow raising. Someday someone will write a terrific showbiz tell-all. What a nightmare that set must be.

Politics
As Little As Possible whips up a terrific personal "Election Reflection"
Sign this Petition This site has a rundown of California's Prop 8 battle but the best part is the brief history lesson on the Mormon church and their reversal from oppressed to oppressor. I love this ol' chestnut from the Mormon prophet Brigham Young (pictured right, img src , with 21 of his wives):
Marriage is a civil contract. You might as well make a law to say how many children a man shall have, as to make a law to say how many wives he shall have.
Marriage is apparently no longer a civil contract for Mormons but a sacred one man / one woman institution... except in heaven where it's still a one man / sisterwives type deal. Ah, the pungent stench of hypocrisy.
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5 comments:

mrripley said...

is streep such a certainty now or is it tine to say it's winslet's year.

casey f said...

will smith for oldboy? i was thinking someone older probably. truthfully i was thinking someone whiter but i really hadnt even thot about i black oldboy. dont know why. either way hasd anyone thot of any other casting for an american oldboy?... obama?

Lisa said...

Meryl will eat the critics who say bad stuff alive, muahaha.

No, but seriously, the few scenes that are released from "Doubt" look bloody fantastic.

Oh and Julianne Moore really does look amazing for her age.

Anonymous said...

Nat, you should give Park Chan-Wook another try. Watch the other 2 movies in his Vengeance trilogy: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is more rooted in bleak realism, and so when the shit hits the fan it's more heartbreaking and terrifying, while Sympathy for Lady Vengeance has a great central female performance that I'm sure will appeal to the actressexual in you. Plus his Joint Security Area (JSA) is one of the best, humanistic Korean movies about the North-South divide.

;)

Glenn said...

Agreed that Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is quite excellent, but that still doesn't stop Oldboy from being trash.