OH. MY. GOD. A Natalie Wood Retro right here in NYC next week. Wheeeee. I'm bouncing up and down in my chair as I type. (I'll fix the resultant typos later).
If you've never seen Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice you'd be insane to miss it. "Oh, Insight!" I'd also suggest catching Inside Daisy Clover because it's a) really weird and b) all about Hollywood and c) they totally nominated the wrong supporting actress from it for the Oscar.
There's also the opportunity to see Rebel Without a Cause, Gypsy, This Property is Condemned or West Side Story on the big screen if you haven't. I have so I'll be trying to catch the ones I haven't laid eyes on yet: Tomorrow is Forever (1946) with Claudette Colbert, the controversial hard to find Kings Go Forth (1958) with Frank Sinatra and Peeper (1975) with Michael Caine. Why can't this series last longer than a week. Where will I find the time that my Natalie deserves?
Culture Monster Martin Scorsese fights to save LACMA's film series. Scorsese is so kick ass. If only all successful Hollywood types would care so much about the history of the artform that's brought them all their lucre.
Everything I Know... you've heard about the train wreck production of Broadway's Spider-Man musical, right? It looks like Evan Rachel Wood's schedule just freed up.
Vanity Fair Online Mad Men's costume designer. I'm in love...
Just Jared Sarah Michelle Gellar and her mom in Santa Monica. Doesn't it seem like Buffy has been pregnant for 3 years now? When is that thing due?
I Need My Fix the oft-delicious Nia Long (Gospel Hill, Alfie) gets naked for PeTA. In this day and age though, you really can't get away with this much photoshopping on a major advertisement. You could make this ad at home with rudimentary adobe skills, it's so pieced together. (sigh)
The Fug Girls 'on the other hand'... Rachel McAdams
Some Came Running Glenn Kenny scolds Tarantino's scolders, loves Inglourious Basterds.
Finally... Are you going to reserve tickets to the 16 minute preview of James Cameron's Avatar? Tickets will be available sometime on Monday for screenings on Friday at the official site. Unusual marketing ploy, that: Get a ticket to come to the theater for a superdupercalifragilistic trailer really. Be sufficiently wowed to do it all over again with a larger time commitment on December 18th when the extravaganza opens 4realz.
Will it work?
Cameron has never missed at the box office but there's a first time for everything. On the other hand, why doubt? People were predicting disaster for Titanic for almost its entire pre-release existence and look what happened there.