Must Miss TV: ‘All My Babies’ Mamas’

Part of being an adult is having the ability to know when not to say what’s on your mind, a skill lost on most children, whose nature lends itself to an almost brutal honesty.  For instance, if you’re feeling vulnerable, don’t ask a child a question with an expectation that the answer will somehow buttress […]

‘Terra Nova’ Coming To Netflix?

According to Deadline, Netflix is considering bringing back “Terra Nova,” the time travel series recently cancelled by Fox.  My problem with this idea is that “Terra Nova” wasn’t that entertaining to begin with, and extremely expensive to produce, so I am a bit dubious about this one. Besides, any television series that can have time […]

Disney Has Corralled ‘The Lone Ranger!’

Disney’s upcoming “The Lone Ranger” has been stopped because of cost overruns.  This has happened despite the proven box office heft of Johnny Depp, who would have played Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s Native American scout and friend. Find the story here, via Deadline.

‘In Time’ Trailer

It appears that this is Justin Timberlake’s year.  First “Bad Teacher,” Friends With Benefits,” and now “In Time.”  He has an earnestness that’s refreshing, though I am not sure that I buy him as a serious badass, or someone that can carry an entire movie. Then again, the film also has Cillian Murphy, who’s always […]

Chris Evans Is Closer To Free

Edited 7/24 1753 Captain America, or rather the decision to star as the title character, drove Chris Evans to therapy. From reading the New York Times story, it appears that he’s a fascinating, somewhat introspective man; though for people who want more news about Marvel Studios’ plans, stick with it.

Final Cut Pro X Is Here!

Today Apple released Final Cut Pro X, their flagship video editing application. It’s available via the Apple App Store for $299. The prior version, Final Cut Studio, is in high demand by movie studios for film editing, though it remains to be seen if Final Cut Pro X is adopted as enthusiastically. At first, seeing […]

Cannes’ List of Winners

Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): ‘The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States) Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the Bike” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) Jury Prize: “Poliss” by Maiwenn (France) Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for “Drive” (Denmark) Best […]