Richard Ford talks Canada

June 20, 2012

I’m writing about the book in my Sunday Critical Mass column.

Some clips from Oliver Stone’s Savages

June 19, 2012

I’m quite fond of Oliver Stone. He’s one beautiful crazy bastard. I’ll help promote his movie. And if yopu want to ask him a question , Stone will be hosting a Twitter Q&A on Friday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM …

Patrick Goldstein’s The Big Picture: That’s My Boy an ominous sign for Adam Sandler

June 19, 2012

By Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES – This past weekend, Adam Sandler jumped the shark. His new film, That’s My Boy, made a meager $13 million at the box office, a disastrous opening for a comic …

Smith’s verdict: Tanner Smith reviews Kim Risi’s The Man in the Moon

June 17, 2012

“The Man in the Moon” Teaser Trailer from Kim Risi on Vimeo. By Tanner Smith The Man in the Moon, made in association with the UCA Digital Filmmaking Program, had already caught my interest with its clever teaser trailer, featuring …

TMFW on punching Jerry out

June 17, 2012

By Paul Bowen BDA Sports Editor Emeritus Could there have been anything more heart-rending than the testimony of the young men at the trial of former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky who is charged with molesting numerous young boys? The …

“In space no one can hear you spoil”: Levi Agee on Prometheus

June 16, 2012

In space no one can hear you spoil or how I learned to ignore the haters and enjoy Prometheus for the blockbuster Sci-Fi movie it really is … By Levi Agee Alien is one my absolute favorite films. Ridley Scott’s …

Smith’s verdict: Tanner Smith reviews Allison Hogue’s Still Life

June 15, 2012

Note from the monkey: This is the first in a series of reviews of shorts presented at the recent Little Rock Film Festival by filmmaker Tanner Smith. Still Life :: Week Two Sneak Peek from Allison Hogue on Vimeo. By …

Heaven and Mel: Joe Eszterhas’ book about Mel Gibson raises questions

June 15, 2012

By Patrick Goldsteinof the Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES – Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has given up chasing women. He’s given up booze. He’s given up smoking, after barely surviving a horrible bout of throat cancer. But judging from Heaven and …

About the picture …

June 13, 2012

A made-up story for Father’s Day. There is a framed photograph on my office wall that many men and some women notice, and a few comment on. It is a black-and-white picture from 1953, and it shows two young minor …

John Wayne’s Hondo gets a Blu-ray release

June 12, 2012

Most John Wayne movies aren’t classics. He appeared in roughly 170 films over 50 years — an average of nearly three and a half films per year. He made a lot of average movies, in which he essentially played, if …