Sony has 400 promotional partners on board with The Amazing Spider-Man, including Twizzlers®

June 30, 2012

This is the sort of thing that sort of depresses me, though I can’t really say why. Only that a lot of people seem to have a lot invested in these sort of of superhero movies. I mean, a lot …

People Like Us? Eww…

June 29, 2012

This is the sort of hackneyed, hollow picture in which people burst into tears as they hug and tell each other, “I love you.” Seeing filmmakers who have found great success in genre pictures step out of their comfort zone and try something different is exciting. But if this is Kurtzman’s generation’s idea of realistic character drama, then God help us all. People like us? Hardly.

Warren Criswell show at Cantrell Gallery starting tommorrow

June 28, 2012

Warren Criswell is one of my favorite artists. He’s got a show — Still Crazy, an exhibit of watercolors, oils, prints, drawings and sculptures — opening in Little Rock tomorrow (Friday, June 29) and we’re planning on going to it. …

A little help from his friends: Glen Campbell’s sparkling, hit-filled L.A. finale

June 27, 2012

A kind of grace resided within the disconnect between Campbell the man and Campbell the singer.

Before and after The Amazing Spider-Man screening

June 27, 2012

They screened it for us yesterday. Review(s) to come later. We talked a little about it. Featuring Levi Agee, Danny-Joe Crofford and your big shot movie monkey.

Levi Agee interviews Your Sister’s Sister director Lynn Shelton

June 26, 2012

This is the raw audio from Levi’s interview with Lynn Shelton. An edited version will run in this week’s MovieStyle.

About a thousand words on LeBron James and our limitations

June 24, 2012

People are by nature sentimental; we invest ourselves in the fortunes of others for all kinds of reasons, most of which are probably better left unexamined and mysterious. Not only is there a pathological side to fandom that occasionally flares in ugly and discrete ways (we have soccer hooligans and thuggish Dodger fans and the weird and pitiable world of Internet message boards), but even the otherwise sensible can be flustered by the misadventures of a team—most reasonable Cub fans would probably agree there is a component of masochism in their mania; the attitude of grievance some Razorback fans habitually adopt would be funny if it didn’t hit so close to home.

Magic Mike puts a twist on gender stereotypes

June 24, 2012

By Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press DETROIT – What three words best describe Magic Mike? “Funny, sexy, cool,” says Joe Manganiello, aka werewolf Alcide on HBO’s True Blood, who co stars in the new movie from Oscar-winning director …

TMFW on Lance Armstrong, Roger Clemens and Jerry Sandusky

June 24, 2012

So, everybody’s lying but Lance Armstrong?

Smith’s verdict: Tanner Smith reviews Gerry Bruno’s The Bloodstone Diaries: The Thief of All Things

June 24, 2012

The Bloodstone Diaries: The Thief of All Things The Bloodstone Diaries, Thief of All Things Trailer from Gerry Bruno on Vimeo. By Tanner Smith The Bloodstone Diaries: The Thief of All Things is what I’ve been waiting for since I …