Trisha’s Link of the Day: How to make the perfect global disaster film

With the success of Roland Emmerich’s The Day the Earth Stood Still this weekend and his upcoming 2012 focusing on the apocalyptic end of the Mayan calendar, Paul Owen from the Guardian’s Filmblog thought it would be a most excellent time to dismantle the global disaster movie genre to find out what makes it tick. […]

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 06:09 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Even actors aren’t free from homework

That’s what was fun about [Frost/Nixon]. I’ve grown up with Watergate; I’m a little bit older than you, but I think I was 12 when Nixon resigned. But I grew up with the specter and the aura of it. But in drilling down in the research, I realized there was so much I didn’t know […]

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 07:03 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Conversations with dead people

I heard [deceased Warner Bros. Studio founder Jack Warner’s] voice when I saw Revolutionary Road this week. “Good movie and all that,” Jack was saying, “but why take these two great looking kids from Titanic and cast them as a miserable quarreling married couple in 1955? Why aren’t they remaking Tracy-Hepburn romantic comedies?” “Stars are […]

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 07:09 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Give me my fluffy movies, dammit!

Gratitude should therefore be expressed to those brave filmmakers and theatrical producers who are bucking the trend. When it comes to mood-altering movies, Slumdog Millionaire takes the cake. It’s so uplifting, it’s downright narcotic. On Broadway, critics by and large are raving about Billy Elliot for similar reasons. Yeah, it’s a tear-jerker; sure, Elton John […]

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 07:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Maybe he just needs to meet more yaoi fangirls

On the other hand, there are more scenes of male intimacy in Milk than in any other general audience film of its genre – more kissing and fondling and suggestions of further sex play. Again, all this defies the conventional wisdom that straight filmgoers – male and female – are uncomfortable viewing male-on-male intimacy. —Variety’s […]

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 07:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When depression can be good thing

It felt so good to play a guy who was essentially in a depression, who was trying so hard. And his only way to be was positive. It felt good to go all the way to the bottom and then jump out instead of having to claw my way out. —Bobby Cannavale, on his favorite […]

Posted on October 23, 2008 at 22:29 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Marvel Comics movie news: ‘Yes’ to more Hulk, ‘No’ to Daniel Craig as Thor

Two items about Marvel Comics movie futures hit the ‘net, spraying fanboy drool all over the place and breaking fangirl hearts. Over at MTV, Shawn Adler spoke to Marvel Studios’ production president Kevin Feige who confirmed that they’re definitely moving ahead with another Incredible Hulk movie, saying, “We made 3 or maybe 4 million more […]

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 05:58 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · 5 Comments
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Gordon’s Quote of the Day: The importance of research

I’ve been researching Zack and Miri since I was 11. Sometimes three times a day, depending on who was in the house. —Kevin Smith in Newsweek, on how he did research for Zack and Miri Make a Porno. [Thanks to the folks at /film for finding this one.]

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 09:06 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink · Comments Closed
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