Now A Major Motion Picture
HBO already announced that Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper will be playing the parents in HBO’s forthcoming adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections. Now director Noah Baumbach has named Ewan McGregor to play their son Chip, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
British GQ gave Keith Richards its “writer of the year” award for his autobiography Life. The award was presented to Mr. Richards by Johnny Depp, whereupon Mr. Richards disclosed that Life was being made into a film. This is funny because there really is only one actor who might be qualified to portray Keith Richards in a film.
Last night at the Gagosian Gallery’s opening reception for Gregory Crewdson’s latest photography series Sanctuary, a humbly dressed A.O. Scott seemed slightly out of place as the Upper East Side types packed the room.
Mr. Scott will host a Times Talks panel with Mr. Crewdson in October and, at the artist’s invitation, penned an essay Read More
While this summer is shaping up to be one for the fanboys—X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek and Terminator Salvation all open within four weeks of each other in May, while Transformers 2 hits theaters soon after—there is hope for people with slightly more refined tastes. (Not that we won’t be seeing all of those movies Read More
Despite our dislike for so much of Margot at the Wedding, particularly the final thirty minutes, count us amongst the very many fans of Noah Baumbach. But with the exception of a bizarre short film that he directed for Saturday Night Live last year, Mr. Baumbach has been in relative hiding since 2007 (we Read More
For a director who works as infrequently as Noah Baumbach, a misfire always adds insult to injury. It’s been a little over a year since he disappointed us with the so-difficult-it-caused-migraines Margot at the Wedding, and yet if Mr. Baumbach were a prolific filmmaker like Woody Allen, we probably wouldn’t have even noticed how bad it really Read More
Noah Baumbach, another 90′s boy who grew up, will probably have more heady examinations of "young urban angst" in Greenburg, his new film starring Mark Ruffalo (doughy animal cracker eating cop in Zodiac) and Amy Adams (Disney heroine in Enchanted, indie princess in Junebug). The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop:
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Robert Zemeckis used Beowulf (No. 1), once the scourge of high-school English classes nationwide, to lure unsuspecting children and families to the box office this weekend, promising a 3-D spectacle the likes the which they had never seen. Improbably, he ended the weekend at the top of the box-office charts both in Manhattan and across Read More
MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Running time 91 minutes
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach
Starring Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black
Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding, from his own screenplay, turns out to be more ambitious but less clearly focused than was his much acclaimed debut film, The Squid Read More
The actor Chris Eigeman is having a baby. “It’s a boy flavor,” said Mr. Eigeman, 42, sipping a cup of tea in the backyard of his Brooklyn Heights apartment on yet another weirdly warm October day. “Did you see my very pregnant wife when you came down the street?”
Best known for his clean-shaven, Read More