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question of the day: Do super actors make super heroes?

Iron Man 2 held on to the top spot of the North American box office this past weekend, adding another $52 million to its coffers and handily trouncing the No. 2 film, Robin Hood, which earned $36 million, even though the Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe adventure was new. (They jointly did much better a few years … more…

trailer break: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Well. I was about to say that this looks like nothing I’ve ever seen before, except that I do see shades of Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen in the snippets here. And maybe some stuff that Tim Burton has dreamed up… a bit of Edward … more…

my week at the movies: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,’ ‘Trucker,’ ‘Couples Retreat,’ ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Red Cliff,’ ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

I’m stoked for my very early screening this week of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (opens in the U.K. on October 16, and in the U.S. on December 25), Terry Gilliam’s new movie and Heath Ledger’s last. I’m avoiding reading the reviews from Cannes, but I am intrigued to see how Gilliam manages to work … more…