The country might be in the midst of the worst recession in ages, but things are looking positively Clintonian at the box office. Last weekend High School Musical 3 and Saw V grossed a combined $73 million. Yowsers! While there are only three wide releases coming to theaters this weekend (one being Changeling, which opened Read More
As part of the New York Post’s Sunday Fall Movie Preview, there was an interview with Kevin Smith about his upcoming film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, starring the ubiquitous Seth Rogen and the soon-to-be ubiquitous Elizabeth Banks (she’s also appearing this fall in the David Wain comedy Role Models, and, of course, Read More
Judd Apatow bud .
Story revolves around two lifelong platonic friends who are deep in debt and enlist the help of their friends to make a porn pic for some quick cash. But Zack and Miri realize that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Jan. 11, 2006
8 pounds, 11 ounces
New York University Hospital
Jennifer Jo Smith’s lanky, brown-eyed second-born arrived after an induced labor, with pneumonia and a weak lung. “He was an otherwise healthy baby that got sick somehow,” said Ms. Smith, 33, a former archivist and real-estate agent turned homemaker who has been Read More
Reel Paradise documents a month at the 180 Meridian, which is possibly the most remote movie theater on the planet. It is located on Taveuni island, in Fiji.
John Pierson, the film’s director and indie legend, lived there with his family, and programmed that theater. Untainted by the media and the dictates of cool, Read More
Spies, Lies, and Paranoid Wives
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) made watchable and rewatchable movies in a career that spanned over 50 years (1925-1976) and 53 feature films. The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection (Warner Home Video) contains nine anomalous samples of his oeuvre . These are neither the best nor the worst, but somewhere still entertainingly in Read More
On Nov. 14, bearded and bespectacled director Kevin Smith sauntered onto the Tonight Show stage to greet Jay Leno. Dressed in his customary uniform of an oversized, button-down athletic jersey, baggy shorts and calf-high gray socks, Mr. Smith had come to introduce the 14th installment of “Roadside Attractions,” a recurring filmed segment where Smith travels Read More
After we’re through,” Joe Quesada said, “you’re going to be Spider- sick ! We’re going to have people puking Spider-Man. ”
It’s a Tuesday in late December, and Mr. Quesada, the 40-year-old editor in chief of Marvel Comics, is regaling a visitor to his midtown office with his company’s elaborate marketing plans for Spider-Man Read More
Kevin Smith’s Dogma
did not incite any religious riots at the screening I attended. Perhaps I would
find it easier to review if there had been. As it is, I felt the audience
responded to the film’s well-meaning whimsicalities with a kindly indulgence I
was unable to grant. To believe or not to believe, that Read More