As the Daily Transom walked up 54th Street towards the Ziegfeld Theater Tuesday evening, we silently congratulated the PR firm handling the premiere of Oliver Stone‘s W. on the little spectacle they’d created for our benefit–the rows of black SUVs lining the sidewalk, the suited "Secret Service" officers, the "snipers" installed on the roof of Read More
On the night of Monday, October 13, Oliver Stone was being chauffeured around downtown Manhattan, looking for the dinner party he was running late for, and talking about what the subject of his new film, W., has in common with the Wizard of Oz. Connecting W., which examines and chronicles the life of George W. Read More
Running time 131 minutes
Written by Stanley Weiser
Directed by Oliver Stone
Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Wright
Oliver Stone’s W., from a screenplay by Stanley Weiser, arrives at a strange time in our nation’s history, when even Iraq and Afghanistan have been pushed off the Read More
After spending two years revving his career up to the point of A-list status, Josh Brolin is poised to have his own comic book franchise. Hollywood Elsewhere’s Jeffrey Wells is reporting that Mr. Brolin has been signed on to play comic book cowboy Jonah Hex for Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
Since there’s apparantly Read More
Even after the first W. trailer was released this summer, we weren’t sure what to expect from Oliver Stone’s film. Well, that’s not exactly true. We expected that it would be totally bananas, but we didn’t know how far it would take things and whether it would be any good.
From the looks Read More
Sarah Palin‘s people "do not want the American public to know that [she] is using stylists or that she is paying for expensive clothes this early in the campaign." We definitely did not know. [P6]
The Obama campaign rebuffed newly minted political blogger Lindsay Lohan’s offer to host "a series Read More
What the hell has gotten into Josh Brolin?
His résumé is littered with paycheck garbage, the types of movies that you haven’t even thought of in the last decade. (The Mod Squad? Really?) Of course everyone touted 2007 as his turnaround year, but we’re not sure we’d agree. While it’s true that he appeared Read More
Director Oliver Stone is shopping around a script for a movie about President George W. Bush, which he hopes will enter production by April, Variety reports. Up for playing the (surely entertaining) role of G.W. is No County For Old Men star Josh Brolin, who, Mr. Stone told Variety, is better looking than Read More
Three hunky actors have got Milk this morning, landing roles in the biopic based on the life of Harvey Milk. He was America’s first openly gay elected official, assassinated in 1978. (His killer launched the infamous “Twinkie defense,” arguing that exposure to the Hostess treat rendered him powerless to stop himself from the dramatic shooting Read More
It seems like New York is in love with Goonies star Josh Brolin. He delivers Oscar-worthy performances in American Gangster (no. 1) and No Country for Old Men (no. 2), both of which sit atop the Manhattan box office chart. American Gangster captured the top spot with an impressive $50,000 per screen average in its Read More