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Your Highness (review)

It’s one thing to say that Hollywood scoops up indie filmmakers, chews them up, and spits out McG and Brett Ratner clones, which absolutely happens. But that’s on a whole ’nother level to what it has done to David Gordon Green. Someone took the most glorious bottle of vintage champagne and whipped up Tang mimosas.

Funny People (review)

Tears of a Clown Oh, people are gonna hate this movie. Look, the jokes are not jokes in Funny People. The humorous-sounding bits of dialogue are not intended to make you laugh so much as they are intended to make you wonder why the characters uttering them are trying to make those around them laugh. … more…

Oscar after party

My luck at predicting the Oscar may not have been so hot this year — though I’m not sure it ever is — but I did get one thing sorta right. I said over at Film.com on Friday that if there was going to be an upset this year, it would be in the Best … more…

bias update

obsession: still Doctor Who (most recent episode blogging: “The Stolen Earth” — yes, I’m still behind) boyfriend: David Tennant as the Doctor (see my summer of Tennant and Hamlet) psyched: absolutely nothing (because it’s the dead end of summer) dreading: The House Bunny (because Playboy bunnies are not “cute”) enemy: Seth Rogen, and his Pineapple … more…

wait, WHO directed ‘Pineapple Express’?

No! David Gordon Green? David “All the Real Girls” Gordon “Undertow” Green? David Gordon Green directed Pineapple Express? Get the fuck out of here! If there’s one indie filmmaker I would have predicted would resist the lure of Hollywood, it would have been David Gordon Green. Man, I am disillusioned today. (Technorati tags: David Gordon … more…