Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"i know that we are young and i know that you may link me..."

Stale Popcorn Glenn is a crazy person. Glenn is a crazy person that I love. He's decided to review the Scream trilogy. Every scene of it. Starting with Drew Barrymore's fateful phone call of course. You do know that Michelle Pfeiffer loves this performance don't you? Well she does. So does everyone, right?
Hollywood News Scott Feinberg believes the Academy should have two Best Picture voting rounds
/Film Daniel Radcliffe to star in remake of All Quiet on the Western Front. Uh, good luck measuring up, people. Why?
Coming Soon Matt Damon making a zookeeper movie. I always thought someone should make a cable series about a zoo. One of the many unexplored work places of the world.
Cinema Styles "I Hate All of You" a post for those caught daily in the movie buff blog loop

In Contention sings Mark Ruffalo's praises for The Kids Are All Right. I can't wait for all of you to see it. He's marvelous in the movie.
My New Plaid Pants JA reviews Jonah Hex with its Fox waist, Brolin scars, and three thousand Fassbender teeth.
Cinematical cries uncle about Hollywood's 1984 obsession and offers up a few more remake options. Micki & Maude anyone?
A Socialite's Life Cyndi Lauper is getting her own reality series.
Birth of a Notion look back at the opening sequence of Jaws.
Pixar Blog You can now buy the wonderful new short Day & Night at iTunes

Broadway.com informs that NY theater comic star Jackie Hoffman who you may have seen in the Broadway runs of Hairspray or Xanadu (she's currently playing "Grandma" in The Addams Family) is "OLD LADY GAGA"...lol

15 comments:

Glenn said...

I remember enjoying Fierce Creatures when I was younger, but I haven't seen it since so...

JoFo said...

Just wanted to pipe in on the Mark Ruffalo love. I was lucky enough to see The Kids Are All Right at the Sydney Film Festival and thought Ruffalo was the highlight of a fantastic cast. Loved him.

As a side note, as much as I enjoyed it, I don't see it getting a best picture nod. It's too mainstream in it's presentation to appeal to people who like their films a little out there, and the subject matter is too edgy to appeal to conservatives.

But if there's any justice in the world, SOMEONE from that amazing cast will get nominated. (Ruffalo please)

James T said...

Is the first pic in the banner from 39 Steps? I just watched it and I should be right or else I would run and hide.

Should we expect comments on the three movies you saw? Was Love Ranch the last one and you were tired or is it really bad? :p

badmotherfucker said...

@James T -- Not sure if it's been changed since you posted, but I'm pretty sure that first pic is the Brooklyn Bridge scene from Woody Allen's fantastic Manhattan.

Dennis said...

Nathaniel,

Do you see Ruffalo getting his overdue nomination this year?

Mirko S. said...

I really loved SCREAM, maybe not the entire trilogy, but the first one was awesome. I remember in 1997 I thought to consider seriously MTV MOVIE AWARDS after Scream's victory in best picture category...
Pfeiffer can't be wrong and infact Drew Barrymore is terrific in her scene...where were her nominations? I know we have Saturn Awards for this, anyway...

After Scream, I expected something more from Campbell and Ulrich...Pity!

NATHANIEL R said...

JoFo -- he's great but it's hard to pick a favorite between him and The Bening for me. I can't wait to see it again.

James T -- Love Ranch was actually the first one in the marathon. adn the first pic on the bench is Manhattan.

Dennis -- only if the film gets into Best Picture. I think Ruffalo's problem is that he makes naturalistic acting look easy and that can sometimes seriously hinder any awards recognition.

Glenn said...

Mirko, Neve could have done worse. She could have never had the opportunity to work with Robert Altman.

Andrew R. said...

Stale Popcorn/Scream-I'm going to read faithfully along until Scream 1 ends. It goes downhill afterwards.

All Quiet Remake-Are they insane?

I Hate All of You-OK then...

And I knew Love Ranch would suck.

James T said...

You could have lied Nathaniel. :p Now, I feel bad.

Volvagia said...

I do think they're insane, but not because of the original. It's because it's exactly the same story frame as Full Metal Jacket. The original All Quiet was too restrained, but a modern take is, frankly, going to have to outdo Kubrick. And, because of how good D'Onofrio was, there's no way anyone can.

NATHANIEL R said...

volvagia -- i don't cotton to insults about all quiet on the western front ;) Modern movies would do well to learn from said "restraint".

x said...

Can you do a remake of a movie when it's based on a book? :P

I feel like enough time has passed from the 1930 version for Hollywood to have another go at it. Although I'm pretty sure there was another miniseries/movie version made in Britain during the 80s as well? With Ian Holm? I remember watching it with someone who kept pointing out to me that it was Bilbo OMG. In any case, it wasn't a big-screen effort, so I don't feel like this project is too unnecessary.

Have there been any German adaptations of the book? It seems weird that they've all basically had English actors 'playing' German. The story itself almost feels anglicised by this process? And although I get that that's the power of the book and its portrayal of WW1 - that it could be about either side because the horror of that war didn't discriminate based on any idea of us/them - it still feels a tad appropriative to me; as if someone had a desire to make a 'BIG' tragic war movie (except not about WW2 because that's already had a lot of coverage) and the lack of a long-form English-language classic from that time means that they lazily just choose Remarque again for the prestige its literary status bestows.

...or maybe I'm being overly sensitive and cynical.

Volvagia said...

My taste includes Performance as the Best movie of 1970, just to get a sense of where I place the value of restraint. Yes: Restraint is a good thing in certain topics (abuse, suicide, drug use), but war is different, a mess of politics, ego and the misplaced patriotism. All Quiet tries to get some of this, but Bridge on the River Kwai and Paths of Glory understand this more. (When I say All Quiet is too restrained, I mean that in both the political AND visceral ways. If a filmmaker wants to make a non-graphic war film, Paths is probably the first place they should look at.)

Kevin P. Durkin said...

Dear Nathaniel,
I hope you will be paying for the years of therapy I will need following that Jackie Hoffman clip. That was scary.
Regards,
Kevin P.