Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Jared Moshé's Blog
    0 comments
  • iW NOW
    0 comments

    Nolan's "Following" Re-Release Trailer Up on IFC

    Nolan's "Following" Re-Release Trailer Up on IFC

    Read More »
    More: Movies
  • Spout
    0 comments

    Remembering Character Actor James Gammon (1940-2010)

    While I was recalling "Major League" over the weekend, thinking back to when Tom Berenger looked better than he does in "Inception," another actor from the baseball comedy was being mourned in California. James Gammon, who played the part of Coach Lou Brown in two "Major League" films, died Friday of cancer in Costa Mesa. The stage and screen vet was easily identifiable to film fans by his distinctly scruffy looks and low, scratchy voice. It's hard to imagine him being suited for any other job than character actor.

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

    Stiles in The Bell Jar, Pascal Talks Sky Falling, Breillat's Sleeping Beauty Debuts in Venice

    Stiles in The Bell Jar, Pascal Talks Sky Falling, Breillat's Sleeping Beauty Debuts in Venice

    - Julia Stiles is alive and well. In fact, she's a busy girl. Her last big-screen role in The Bourne Ultimatum was much like her recent career: quiet and timid. So what has she been doing?

    Read More »
  • The Lost Boys
    0 comments

    Dear Andrea Peyser,

    I'm tired. And I almost decided to just ignore the homophobic, ignorant and considerably ridiculous story you wrote for The New York Post this weekend. But as the hours have winded down since I first read it amidst a jet-lag induced 4am wakeup call this morning, I feel this is more or less impossible.

    Read More »
  • The Lost Boys
    0 comments

    Congratulations, indieWIRE

    In my Berlin daze, I forgot to blog a happy birthday message to my dearest employer and friend, indieWIRE, who turned 14 last week. But since today is an even bigger day for ol' iW, I figured I do so belatedly before additionally congratulating them on some big news: Peter Bogdanovich will soon launch his own site as part of the indieWIRE Network of blogs and websites (called, yes, "Blogdanovich"), AND Chris Campbell has just joined us as the lead writer for the new Spout.com, a site that iW acquired earlier this year. A warm welcome to both. Additionally, indieWIRE has formally unveiled a number of new and enhanced ways to read our content anytime: Our new mobile site can be found at http://www.mobile.indiewire.com. So it's all very exciting, and I'm proud to be continuing my own now 4-year relationship with iW and look forward to whatever exciting evolution is in store in the coming years.

    Read More »
    More: Notes
  • Eric Kohn
    0 comments

    Notes on the Midnight Ramble.

    Anyone familiar with Martin Scorsese's 1978 documentary "The Last Waltz," which showcases The Band's seminal Thanksgiving Day finale performance, has heard about the Midnight Ramble. In a brief scene (embedded above), drummer Levon Helm explains the appeal of traveling medicine shows that would play late into the night, and as "the jokes would get a little juicier and the prettiest dancer would really get down," many of the more adventurous rhythms and underground mentalities of early rock and roll were born. Helm's version of the Midnight Ramble takes place several times a year at his cozy home recording studio in Woodstock, where I was lucky enough to attend a performance over the weekend. The hefty price of admission is worth it. (Check out the site for upcoming dates, both in Woodstock and around the country.)

    Read More »
  • The Lost Boys
    0 comments

    Goodbye To Berlin

    I haven't exactly been super blogger the past two weeks, and with good reason... I've been in lazing around in Berlin and enjoying the world's most pleasurable city for all it has to offer. Sadly, after two days of no sleep in a poorly planned Berlin->London->Glasgow->Toronto airport tour of pure hell, I've returned for the remainder of the summer, which will be a hectic make-up for the complete lack of productivity or responsibility that was Berlin. It was totally worth it, though, and here's a few photos that suggest why:

    Read More »
    More: Euro Tours
  • Spout
    0 comments

    Movies That Don't Exist Yet: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Biopic 'Furious Love'

    I'm not particularly interested in spreading rumors here at Spout, but occasionally I'd like to address a film project, at its inception or some other point in its development, that is worth thinking about. Even if it never exists, the possibility of an adaptation by Mike Nichols of Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger's book "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century," sounds pretty fascinating to anyone interested in old Hollywood.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Entourage Recap Episode 3: "Dramedy"

    Entourage Recap Episode 3: "Dramedy"

    Entourage really gets rolling in Episode 3, writes Tim Appelo:

    Read More »