The appearance of realism in a superhero costume made from real materials is generally recognized to be difficult to pull off, and many such costumes do not even bother to simulate the presumable effect on the eye and the spirit of the beholder were Black Bolt to stride, trailing a positronic lace of Kirby crackle, into a ballroom of the Overland Park Marriott. (Read more ...)
The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and ... Atonement is nominated for best drama? Seriously?
I mean, did they actually watch it? It's not just bad, it's excruciating.
On the other hand, hooray for nominations for Michael Clayton and No Country for Old Men. The "comedy or musical" category, on the other hand, is very, very weak. Across the Universe? Is it because, other than Hairspray, it was the only musical available?
Anyway. If you'll excuse us, we're still trying to get over that Atonement nomination. Ummm ... yeah.
We won't spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it, but unless you live under a rock you've undoubtedly heard that the ending is a downer. And it is -- delightfully enough. It's a refreshing throwback to a time before studios "tested" every film before release, insisting that any ending that doesn't leave the test audience in a happy, toe-tapping mood has to be lightened up. Cinema Sideshow approves of this ending, depressing though it may be. Or, perhaps, because it's depressing. We're funny that way. (Read more ...)
Here at Cinema Sideshow Central, we've received gratas copies of Reservation Road, Talk to Me, A Mighty Heart, Hairspray, Into the Wild, Margot at the Wedding, Music Within, Knocked Up, Eastern Promises, and a few more that we can't be bothered to remember ... (Read more)
Grauman's Chinese Theater, home to the hand- and footprints of such stellar screen legends as Douglas Fairbanks, Marilyn Monroe and Adam Sandler, will enshrine the paws of acclaimed thespian Will Smith on Dec. 10. By sheer coincidence, Smith's new film I Am Legend will premiere just four days later, on Dec. 14. Interestingly, the premiere of Smith's last-guy-in-New-York-oops-there's-a-mons
Harry Potter producer David Heyman has announced plans for a feature-film adaptation of the Paddington Bear books. The screenwriter is Hamish McColl (Mr. Bean's Holiday) so expect many hilarious bits of slapstick involving Paddington falling face first into the loo, getting his necktie caught in turnstiles, and spilling marmalade on the crotches of unsuspecting old ladies. (Read more ...)
Owen Wilson is in the hospital, reportedly after cutting his wrist and taking "an undetermined amount of pills." He's been stitched up and will "be detoxed" according to press reports. Not to trivialize the man's pain, but if this was a suicide attempt, it certainly puts the rest of our lives in stark perspective — after all, if Owen Wilson isn't enjoying the hell out of his life, what chance is there for the rest of us? (read more ...)