Monday, March 16, 2009

Before Their Time: Almost Famous

My latest Before Their Time column is available here, and deals with Cameron Crowe's masterwork Almost Famous.

I recently interviewed actor/writer/director Frank Whaley, perhaps best recognized by audiences from his breakout perfomance in Swimming With Sharks, about his latest effort New York City Serenade. I've also reviewed the movie, so I'll link to both once they're posted.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Public Enemy Number One

Holy crap.

The trailer to Michael Mann's upcoming crime epic, Public Enemies, has been released online, and it looks like Heat set in the 1920s. I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.

Starring Johnny Depp, looking like himself in a movie for the first time in a while, and Christian Bale, who's also in this summer's Terminator: Salvation, I really hope this is the big hit Mann needs to keep making his exceptionally well-crafted films: Miami Vice held big promise a couple of years back, but didn't make the box office that it's high budget called for.

Public Enemies blasts its way onto movie screens July 1.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My new column

I've been invited to write a column for, and so I have. Check out Before Their Time, focusing on influential movies that were under-appreciated upon release, right here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Movie Review: I've Loved You So Long

My review of the intense French Drama I've Loved You So Long is now available here.

Weekend Box Office: February 27 - March 1

From Box Office Mojo.

I may discontinue this as a weekly post, as it's probably not adding much more value than if you just went to BOM each week anyway, but I just wanted to note: the Jonas Brothers officially flopped this weekend, pulling about half of their expected take and finishing behind week 2 of Madea. That's either good or bad news depending on whether you're a 15-year-old girl.