Trailer Watch: Ang Lee wants another Oscar

Life of Pi has had a rocky road to production. Considered a difficult project to put on screen, it was briefly considered by M. Night Shyamylan. Thankfully, though, Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee has picked it up for his next film, and it looks to be the rare creature that will actually benefit from 3D. […]

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 15:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently” Series 1

Directed by Tom Shankland Written by Howard Overman, based on the novels by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd When the initial “Dirk Gently” pilot came out, opinions were hugely mixed — to be honest, mine were mixed.  As a fan of the books, I enjoyed it while recognizing just how far from […]

Trailer Watch, Novel Edition

This first trailer is a bit of serendipity for me. Every year here in East Lansing, Michigan State University does ‘One Book, One Community’ with the goal to get everyone in town talking about the same book. It’s a brilliant idea and has worked extremely well with this being the tenth year. They bring the […]

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 22:38 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When in Philly, don’t be in Scotland

If the movie is set in Philadelphia, why aren’t you filming it in Philadelphia? Admittedly, when I visited Glasgow, one of my first comments was that it reminded me of Philadelphia. But even so, Philadelphia itself would be a better stage for a story supposedly taking place in the City of Brotherly Love. Besides, your […]

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 08:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Cranford”

Created by Sue Birtwistle and Susie Conklin Based on three novels by Elizabeth Gaskell Directed by Simon Curtis and Steve Hudson Starring Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, and Imelda Staunton As I don’t watch soap operas, I have to get my “soap opera”-y fix from elsewhere.  And I believe there is a subgenre of shows (albeit […]

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: Christopher and His Kind

Starring Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, and Douglas Booth Written by Kevin Elyot, based on the book by Christopher Isherwood Directed by Geoffrey Sax I am going to make a horrible confession, and one that an Anglophile probably shouldn’t make publicly: I have not seen any of Matt Smith’s work prior to “Doctor Who.”  My “give […]

First Night Flicks: Limitless

Limitless (2011) Directed by: Neil Burger Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro Written by: Leslie Dixon Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language What if a pill could make you instantly smarter? What […]

Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently”

Directed by Damon Thomas Written by Howard Overman Based on the novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, and Helen Baxendale When I was a teenage Kara, I got my hands on two non-Hitchhiker’s Guide-continuity novels by Mr. Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective and its sequel, The […]

First Night Flicks: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) Directed by: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Based on: chapters 1 though 23 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality. It’s an extremely difficult task […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 14:52 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Eddie Izzard to play Long John Silver

In a rare TV drama appearance, comedian and executive transvestite Eddie Izzard has signed on to play Long John Silver in Sky1’s new adaptation of Treasure Island. Set to air in December 2012, this marks the first live-action adaptation of the novel for British television since the 1977 production featuring Alfred Burke. The drama, which […]