Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • ReelPolitik
    0 comments

    Can new modes of delivery save the mid-level indie?

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments

    Let's Hear It For Vitaphone!

    Carlena Diamond, "Harpist Supreme"

    Read More »
    More: Journal
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Vampires Are Sexy; Casting Vamps

    There is no end in sight for box office blood-sucking. The question is not should we make another vampire movie? it's who do we want to see as a vampire? Vampires are sexy, we get it. So we'll keep watching. Sub-genres have arrived, i.e. the spoof Vampires Suck, the teenage romance (Twilight, obviously), the TV shows (True Blood, Vampires Diaries), the thrillers (Let The Right One In, etc) and soon enough there will be vampire family melodramas, 'cos they have problems too, you know! Skyway Drive-In in Warren, Ohio, has an interesting marketing scheme in place.

    Read More »
  • Matt Dentler's Blog
    0 comments

    Netflix is now on the iPhone and the iPod Touch

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments

    Inner Tuber: Claudia Llosa's "The Milk of Sorrow"

    The Milk of Sorrow begins with the sound of an old woman singing over a black screen. The melody is gentle, but her lyrics are brutal, a recollection of the violence she witnessed—and endured—during the internal conflict that broke out in Peru in the early Eighties. She sings about how she was raped, while pregnant with her daughter, then forced to eat the gunpowder-seasoned penis of her dead husband. Director Claudia Llosa (Madeinusa) holds the blackness for most of the song—well over a minute—before cutting to a close-up of the woman, the mother of the film’s protagonist, Fausta (Magaly Solier). “I don't see my memories,” she confesses as she finishes her tune—a testimony and the one lasting record of her suffering. Llosa cuts to a visibly distraught Fausta, who is framed by a window that looks out on an impoverished Lima neighborhood. The camera slowly dollies in towards her as she realizes her mother has died.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Scott Pilgrim: Last Airbender

    First it was Scott Pilgrim vs. The Matrix. Now it's Scott Pilgrim vs. The Last Airbender:

    Read More »
    More: Video, Trailers
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    New Orleans Films Louis and The Big Uneasy Screen on Katrina Anniversary

    New Orleans Films Louis and The Big Uneasy Screen on Katrina Anniversary

    It's unheard of for a movie to play one night in five cities before it's finished and before it has a distributor. But nothing about Louis--which inspired widely divergent reactions at a recent Beverly Hills screening--is what you'd call normal. Also marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, radio host/writer/actor Harry Shearer's searing expose The Big Uneasy hits theaters August 30 for one night only.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    EW Launches Fall TV Preview Channel on YouTube

    Smart move. Just in time for peak audience interest in the fall TV season, EW launches its YouTube Channel. "It's fall TV time," says EW editor Jess Cagle:

    Read More »
  • Spout
    0 comments

    On the Rise: Olga Kurylenko of "Centurion"

    The vast majority of Bond girls predating the Daniel Craig era have a bad rep. Sure a crop of 007 flicks have had marquee names fill the hot pants or tight dresses of Bond's dames, but barely any have actually gone on to much following their 007 outing. Denise Richards was on the radar back the late 90's with memorable turns in "Starship Troopers" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous" before landing the role of Dr. Christmas Jones in "The World is Not Enough." Since then, she's become more known as a reality TV star with a beef against ex-husband Charlie Sheen. Many balked when Halle Berry followed up her Oscar-winning performance in "Monster's Ball," with "Die Another Day" - and with good reason. The Bond outing was widely panned but received a gentle lashing compared to Berry's projects that followed ("Catwoman," "Perfect Stranger," "Gothika").

    Read More »
  • Jared Moshé's Blog
    0 comments

    True True Grit

    Read More »