What is Frederik Eklund’s secret to landing all the bold-face clients, the Justin Timberlakes, Daniel Craigs and Jessica Albas?
The Times says it’s personality and skill:
Perhaps because of his upbringing in Sweden’s ruling class, he moves easily among other public figures. He runs with a glamorous set of Swedes, like Princess Madeleine, Read More
It’s been an “unusually active but brutal” season on Broadway, Bloomberg reports.
Of the fall’s many anticipated productions, only A Steady Rain (with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig), appears to have made much money. Among the casualties: the extensively analyzed Simon revival, and at least half of the Read More
Considering A Steady Rain, the new drama about two Chicago cops facing excessive precipitation and other forms of dissolution, we must pause first to acknowledge its genius. That is not to say that this, the New York debut of playwright Kevin Huff, which opened last night at the Geral Schoenfeld Theatre, is a brilliant play. Read More
This year won’t be remembered as a great one for Hollywood. But then again, you could probably say that about every year in Hollywood, where the failure to live up to expectations is as annual as the seasons. Still, there was plenty to get excited about—even with the economy on life support, it turns out Read More
Wednesday night, the Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted the premiere of Good–another holiday season WWII drama starring Viggo Mortensen as John Halder (a German professor in the 1930s who is trying to be "good" despite societal pressures) and Jason Isaacs, who plays Mr. Mortensen’s best friend Maurice, who is Jewish, in the film.
We Read More
It was quite a crowd at last night’s midnight screening of Quantum of Solace at the Ziegfeld Theater. Perhaps the most intriguing moviegoers were the block of young, floppy-haired men who arrived wearing natty tuxedos and British-looking umbrellas–midtown caterers fresh off their shift or James Bond enthusiasts? Either way, we suspect the booze they were Read More
Want to know how bad the economy is here in the United States? Hollywood is outsourcing their big movie premieres. It’s true! For instance, did you realize that Quantum of Solace, the sure-to-be blockbuster which is on pace to score the highest opening weekend in the history of the James Bond franchise, has already grossed Read More
Quantum of Solace
Running Time 106 minutes
Written by Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, and Robert Wade
Directed By Marc Forster
Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko
James Bond movies long ago outgrew the original fun and thrills invented by Ian Fleming, and they’ve been coasting on noise Read More
Monday: Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2008
With the exception of Rachel Maddow, no one on television has benefited from the election cycle more than the folks at Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, the expiration date on their cultural relevancy reads November 5th. As a going away party, Lorne Michaels and NBC are Read More
One of our favorite moments from Knocked Up happens towards the beginning, when Seth Rogen explains to his friends why Munich is such an awesome film: "That movie has Eric Bana kicking ass. Every movie with Jews, we’re the ones getting killed. Munich flips it on its ear. We’re capping motherfuckers."
With that in mind, Read More