I’m always a little bit excited to use tags that I don’t use very often — but I’m not excited to use my obituary tag on Sydney Pollock, who died Sunday at his home in the Pacific Palisades. He was diagnosed with cancer 9 months ago. From his role as Jack in one of my [...]
I don’t have much to say about the death of Charlton Heston. Should I be sad? The guy was pretty old. I’m also embarrassed to admit that I haven’t seen very many of his most famous films, including Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes and The Ten Commandments (apart from bits and pieces every Easter…actually, that’s [...]
and I can’t decide how to feel about that: (1) Elation? Michael Cera in a movie directed by Edgar Wright in which “a young slacker [...]meets the woman of his dreams but finds that he can only win her heart by battling and defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends. ” Oh yes, tell me more, Hollywood [...]
Don’t get too excited, I didn’t go there. Maybe next year. But I was just reading about it in this LA Times article, with the oh-so-clever headline “Like its well-fed folks, the Austin, Texas, gathering is swelling” (aren’t there too many commas in there?). I wanted to go to SXSW (I don’t get a lot [...]
Which was least deserved? More importantly, who has better tits?
Anyone who’s anyone – that is, anyone who reads Defamer – has heard about how the plot for Be Kind Rewind was (maybe) copied (probably just a coincidence) from an episode of Amanda “Ellen Page? Where the Fuck is My Oscar Nomination?!” Bynes’ old Nickelodeon show (the impeccably titled) The Amanda Show. I think this [...]
Well. Mania might be a bit of a stretch. Apart from a couple of upsets – mainly in Best Actress (Marion Contillion? Coqutteien? Quotidien? You know, that French chick from that movie no one in America saw and whose title reminds me of that other French movie about that little boy who was a crossdresser? [...]
When I was 15, I thought it would be cool to be a film snob. It’s hard to be a 15 year old girl and be a snob about anything – if you want to have any friends, which I did want. Actually, I needed friends, because I couldn’t drive yet and didn’t want to [...]
In case you’re living in a cave or the Midwest (same diff), the WGA went on strike yesterday. Let’s take a moment to collect our thoughts and mourn what might be the last few episodes of Private Practice. Done? Let’s move on. This strike is going to have no tangible effect on my life. And [...]
This movie was in the top 5 at the box office over the past weekend. And I have never ever heard of it ever. How the fuck did that happen?