Thursday, July 28, 2016

I Am Link

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--- Horse Of Course - I saw the indie coming-of-age flick King Jack at Tribeca in 2015 and reviewed it right here - well its star Charlie Plummer, who was very very good, has just landed a pretty plum gig leading Andrew Haigh's new movie. It's called Lean On Pete and it's based on a book about a teenager searching for his aunt after his father dies. The film will co-star Steve Buscemi as the owner of a race-horse who tags along for the ride - also announced for the cast are Chloe Sevigny and tasty Travis Fimmel.
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--- Gonzo Gizmo - In my house it's always Gremlins O'clock (and hey they're screening that movie in 33mm here in NYC at the astonishing Metrograph soon!) so this nifty little tidbit of information on how Steven Spielberg rewrote the future of cute with a last-minute swerve in the making of the original film is worth checking out.
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--- Humans For Hauntings - The fourth Insidious film is gathering steam and besides the constant Lin Shaye (bless that little lady) in the familiar role of spook-toucher Elise, they've just signed on board the actor Josh Stewart, who is one of Those Guys whose face is becoming one of Those Faces that you sort of know but you're not sure from where. The answer, probably, in this case is The Dark Knight Rises.

--- Where No Man - One of the (many many many many) things that I missed out of Comic-Con was all the stuff about Bryan Fuller's upcoming Star Trek show - it's gotten a title: Star Trek Discovery! I like it. And it's gotten a little teaser trailer, which you can watch right here:
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--- Italian Flavor - Over at Coming Soon they've ranked all 22 of Mario Bava's movies -- I didn't realize that Bava only made 22 movies! I've actually seen more than half of his output already! That terrifies me; I don't want to run out of Bava movies ever. Anyway I find fault with a few of the placements (Hatchet For the Honeymoon is one of my favorites and it's ranked very poorly) but if you wanna introduce yourself to the director this is an excellent resource.
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--- Young At Hart - At the start of this week when I did "Beauty vs Beast" for John Waters' film Desperate Living (have you voted yet?) I mentioned that The Film Experience has been celebrating the year 1977 - well Nathaniel went and found a true discovery from that year, the Ernest Hemingway adaptation Islands in the Stream, which I had never heard of and which co-stars the delicious (and young!) Hart Bochner in his very first role. Click on over to TFE for several fine little snapshots of that business.
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--- Rich & Pretty - Did any of you watch the pilot episode of The Last Tycoon, aka that Fitzgerald adaptation starring Matt Bomer on Amazon? I did and... it was okay? I would probably watch more anyway, so the news that there will be more means I will be doing just that - Amazon has picked the show up for a full season after doing their patented "test it out for one episode" thing. (thx Mac)
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--- And Finally I am pretty conflicted about looking forward to a new Mel Gibson movie but my love for Andrew Garfield is pretty deep... deep enough to overcome a homophobic sexist antisemitic pigfucker sitting in the director's chair? I guess we'll see when Hacksaw Ridge, his new Andrew Garfield movie about a real-life conscientious objector in WWII, comes out. The movie's got a trailer now, watch:
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2 comments:

Petey said...

I'm curious why you haven't written about The Mindy Project yet--it's one of my guilty pleasures, and this last season was mostly a hit with me. Sure Chris Messina got demoted to recurring guest role status, but his new fiancee is Greta Gerwig, who's now also a recurring guest. Also, a bearded Garret Dillahunt is in it, and Mindy's search for a boyfriend this season resulted in a lot of fine guys as guests, including Kyle Bornheimer, Jay R. Ferguson, and the always scrumptious Santiago Cabrera.

john konopka said...

Gosh... the new Star Trek ship is UGLY. When did the Trump family take over Utopia Planitia? No nuance and no joy. looks like its straight off the drafting boards of the brutalist Nuremberg school od architecture. ICK.