Saturday, September 04, 2010

Links: Newt, Exorcisms, Movie Homes and More

Final Girl an exorcism movie flowchart. Hilarious even if you're not a horror fan.
Journalistic Skepticism I love this. "25 Most Optimum Film Residences". I think I'm going to go with the Pink Palace Apartments (as long as it comes with the cat), Howards End or Erica's Beach House from Something's Gotta Give (Nancy Meyers movies are real estate porn.)

Hollywood Reporter
Actress Cammie Conlon (famously known as "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone With the Wind) has died. RIP
Greenbriar Picture Show "Fairy Dust Blown Off..." on the appeal and arguable repeal of Audrey Hepburn.
Just Jared Karl June on the set of the new Hugh Jackman picture Real Steel. I didn't know they were filming in Detroit. This means that right now as I type this, Hugh is wandering around my home state!
MNPP Another convert to Animal Kingdom. Let's hope the Aussie flick keeps building.
I Need My Fix Lindsay Lohan goes to the movies. Like this blog, I think this is a step in the right direction. But I still have a concern: which movie? Cuz, that's an important thing to know.

And over at Serious Film a question: "How about a little fire, scarecrow?" Have you ever noticed this bit in The Wizard of Oz? On a related side note I would like to note that Michael who runs Serious Film will be joining the Film Experience team this week with a new weekly column I think you'll enjoy. Welcome, Michael!

One more to go...

Disney Pixar has released several production images from the abandoned Pixar film Newt (2011). They look beautiful, no surprise. I realize that everyone thinks Pixar is infallible but something tells me it's downhill from Toy Story 3. The recent abandoning of original projects like this coupled with a new focus on sequels no one needs (Cars, Monsters Inc and the inevitable Toy Story 4) suggests to me... well, it isn't good omens. It just feels reminiscent of how every other studio behaves. And no other studio is as consistently grand as Pixar ... so why should Pixar start emulating the others?


David Coley said...

Per the movie real estate list, for the interior alone I would love to own the Beatles' house from Help! I want the bed in the floor, the lawn cut by chattering fake teeth, etc.

Clover said...

This may be a stupid question, but doesn't everyone go to the movies?

Simon said...

I really wanted to see Newt, too. Pixar better get its shit together.


David -- i've never seen "Help" *ducks and hides*

Clover -- but Naomi????

Simon -- good another note of Newt interest. I'm sad about this.

RJ said...

Agreed about Pixar. I give them the benefit of the doubt, but there are A LOT of sequels no one was particularly asking for coming up...

Glenn said...

She was probably going to Machete since she's in it. Or do celebrities not do that?

Dan said...

That exorcism flow chart is pretty neat though you could take it a lot further...might give it a go myself! :)

Michael B. said...

That picture of Lindsay is at the Grove in Los Angles and these are the movies they're currently showing:

The American
Eat Pray Love
The Expendables
Going the Distance
The Last Exorcism
Nanny McPhee Returns
The Other Guys
Piranha 3D
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Switch

I'd put money that she went to see the movie she was in...Machete.