daily list: 5 great actors to play the new Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie will write and direct a new film about the world’s first consulting detective, Victorian supersleuth Sherlock Holmes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story takes its cues from a forthcoming comic that [producer Lionel] Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. The … more…

daily list: five reasons I love Colin Firth

Why o why did I skip screenings of When Did You Last See Your Father? The British flick opens today in the U.S. on eight screens, anything British is usually good with me. And, ah crap, the trailer alone makes me cry. And that cast! Jim Broadbent, Gina McKee, Juliet Stevenson… and Colin Firth. I … more…

daily list: 5 products of Hollywood that are pure fiction

Newsflash! Experts say Indiana Jones is pure fiction! It’s true! I mean, it’s true that it’s false! Or something. CNN.com tells all: Though he preaches research and good science in the classroom, the world’s most famous archaeologist often is an acquisitive tomb raider in the field with a scorched-earth policy about what he leaves behind. … more…

daily list: 5 reasons why there are no girls in the movies

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis wants to know, Where are all the chicks at the multiplex this summer?: Nowhere is our irrelevance more starkly apparent than during the summer, the ultimate boys’ club. Over the next few months the screens will reverberate with the romping-stomping of comic book titans like Iron Man and … more…

daily list: 13 things as bona fide as ‘TMZ’

Good news, everyone! No need to feel like a guilty filthy dirty gossip slut anymore when you watch that hideous parade of celebrity meltdowns, lawsuits, mugshots, and shameless publicity whoring known as TMZ! For the FCC — that bastion of wisdom and, um, other wiseness — has ruled that TMZ is a “bona fide news … more…