This week, I saw one good movie and two unspeakable piles of garbage. From where I sit, that’s a pretty fair average for the summer. And I didn’t even see the one about Jim Carrey and the penguins.
The one to catch is A Better Life, an intelligent, heartfelt study of the Olympian daily struggles of an honest, hard-working single father who also happens to be an illegal immigrant, toiling as a Mexican gardener in Los Angeles, while doing everything he can to keep his head above water and protect his 14-year-old son from the toxic environment of the ghettos in East L.A.
It’s worth noting that Zach Braff began his career playing Woody Allen’s son.
That was in 1993′s Manhattan Murder Mystery, his first role, before his hit run on Scrubs, before his writer-director turn with Garden State. Armed with those financial and artistic successes, Mr. Braff has returned to the stage-he’s done a few small parts Read More
As you may have heard, Chris Weitz has been tapped to replace Catherine Hardwicke as the director of New Moon, the sequel to Stephanie Meyer’s vampire love story Twilight. ("TOLDJA!," Deadline Hollywood Daily’s Nikki Finke shouted when the news was announced.)
By way of introduction, Mr. Weitz sent an open letter Read More
If you work in the Summit Entertainment public relations department, prepare to have a pretty crappy weekend. The upstart studio is expected to announce by Sunday that director Chris Weitz will be the replacement for the ousted Catherine Hardwicke on Twilight sequel New Moon. Mr. Weitz will be in Vancouver to start pre-production the Read More