Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
Oscar time is upon us once again, and buried somewhere underneath all the hype over "Best Actor/Actress,"Best Picture" and "Best Nipple Hard-on in a Scene" (wait, that last one might not be a real category), are the music nominations. And buried rightly so, since most Oscar nominated music is b ... More >>
Disney's latest looks and feels great, so why is the studio selling 'Tangled' short?
[Mental Notes] Disney parodies viral video to market Rapunzel movie 'Tangled,' Glee's Matthew Morrison hooks up with 'NSync's JC Chasez
Disney Enterprises, IncReally, Disney? Movieviral.com reports that Tangled, the alternative, animated story of Rapunzel set for release on Nov. 24, just released a parody of the viral video "Double Rainbow" as a marketing ploy. Titled "Double Tower," it apparently is the first of five viral vide ... More >>
Duck-on-duck violence.Sunday at the D23 Expo: a day promised to be filled with cartoons, Muppets and Disney Channel sitcom stars. A day I looked forward to like few others. I am 26 years old.
It was announced this morning during day one of the FOUR DAY DISNEY EXTRAVAGANZA THAT IS D23 EXPO! that former pop star (and current wife of alt-country rocker Ryan Adams) Mandy Moore will lend her voice to the title character in the 3D-animated Rapunzel. Directed by Byron Howard (Pocahontas, Mul ... More >>
SCR's feminist play is anything but
I'll be seeing ALIENS VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM on the 25th, but in the meantime, we have a real gem opening today... ROMANCE AND CIGARETTES It's been on the shelf for almost three years – lost in the shuffle when MGM was sold to Sony – but don't let that scare you. It's a musical – but try not ... More >>
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