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  1. chris says:

    I didn’t quite notice this since they were announced so far apart, and I’m sure I’m not the first to point it out, but it seems crazy that unknown-until-a-few-weeks-ago Jessica Chastain was the female lead in both the Palme D’Or and Critics Week winning films at Cannes. Surely that’s never happened before to a non-star? (And she’s in “The Help” and she’s in the “Murder on the Orient Express” remake that just showed up on Masterpiece Theatre.)

  2. sanj says:

    dj Mike Relm remixes music and videos

    here’s cop-out movie remix

    other remixes Iron Man 2 – Scott Pilgrim – Sarah Palin
    …about 30 minutes of videos – if your a movie reviewer
    you should check all these out – they are more entertaining than most movie trailers out there

  3. sanj says:

    weird video of the day

    Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt Morphing

  4. LexG says:

    Re: Jessica Chastain and Chris’ question in the first post:

    I didn’t wanna opine in this in her DP/30 thread, since it always seems rude, and risky in case the talent decides to watch their interview and see a bunch of us dorks making fun of them…

    But Jessica Chastain claims she has something like 11 or 12 movies coming out in the next year, thanks in part to some of them being so long in the can (Tree of Life, The Debt, to name two.)

    My KRESKIN POWERS regarding young actresses are leading me, sadly, to say she’s not really going to catch on. She just has to look ethereal and soulful in TOL, but she’s actually quite good in The Debt, which I saw like a zillion years ago when I worked on the DVD of it even thought it still hasn’t come out yet… Apparently I saw her in the LA stage production of SALOME with Pacino and Kevin Anderson, though I don’t remember much about her in it.

    But I don’t know… I don’t think she has “it,” at least as far as mainstream audiences are concerned; She seems a little HIGHFALUTIN and mostly just seems like she’ll get mixed up with Bryce Dallas Howard. Who I like just fine, but let’s face it, THE BDH hasn’t been tearing up the MOVIE STAR! spot for the last 7 years they’ve been trying to make her happen.

    I think we’ll get this initial HER AGAIN? blast of movies, as is the MO for every new actor they’re trying to break, from McAvoy to Worthington to Farrell to Cooper to Carey Mulligan… then she’ll fall into her probable niche as a zonked-out schoolmarm type in bad Jaglom and Solondz movies.

  5. sanj says:

    Photographer Tyler Shields wants to know, “are you a vampire or unicorn person?” Emma Roberts and Juno Temple helped readers make a decision.

  6. leahnz says:

    is it wrong that i have a massive crush on ‘russel’, the kind of inverse-‘early grayce’ red-neckish hick deputy in ‘the crazies’ remake? damn

    (oh, and talk about englishmen capable of impeccable american brogues…anderson is the man)

  7. torpid bunny says:

    Oprah’s departure resembles in some ways the season-long christmas party Kareem threw for himself when he retired.

  8. Don R. Lewis says:

    I’m with Lex. Chastain reminds me of Bryce Dallas-Howard without the famous dad.

  9. dberg49 says:

    Mr. Poland would love to hear your thoughts on the Kavanaugh news…

  10. movieman says:

    Lex- Did you see Chastain in “Jolene”?
    Lots of sex and nudity, and a pretty good Dan (“The Whole Wide World”) Ireland movie.
    You really need to check “J” out if you missed it during its truncated theatrical release last fall.

  11. David Poland says:

    dberg… what do we think the news really is?

  12. Foamy Squirrel says:

    That Kavanaugh apparently doesn’t know what a call option is?

  13. David Poland says:

    I’m not willing to take Nikki Finke’s “reporting” as fact. She clearly is pushing an agenda, which is not limited to, but includes, smacking Sharon Waxman. And Sharon, the reverse.

  14. JKill says:

    Bryce Dallas Howard is a consistently awesome actress who, mostly, sticks to really strong projects, in addition to being incredibly beautiful…

    Just recently saw HEREAFTER, where she kills in a minor role.

    Also, was it just me or was HEREAFTER really, really underrated?

  15. sanj says:

    hey DP – how about a video review of N-Secure – it’s out
    on dvd now.. my guess is none of the dozen major movie blogs
    will review this … so DP you can have the exclusive review.

    here’s the trailer for N-Secure ..

  16. sanj says:

    hey DP – have you figured out how famous a person can get if you put them on the front page of MCN ?

    pick some non famous actors and put them up … do a random poll of which actor needs to get famous fast ..

    then wait a few days and see how famous they get – based on twitter or blog posts on other movie sites

  17. lazarus says:

    sanj is the D.Z. of The Hot Blog.

    enough of the links already.

  18. Dberg says:

    That’s what I was trying to figure out… it is a bit confusing trying to piece together…. makes me think of the quote (with liberties taken) … “there are three sides to the story…. finke’s side… waxman’s side and the truth.

  19. sanj says:

    the links bother you that much lazarus – kinda hard to avoid
    links on the internets.

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It shows how out of it I was in trying to be in it, acknowledging that I was out of it to myself, and then thinking, “Okay, how do I stop being out of it? Well, I get some legitimate illogical narrative ideas” — some novel, you know?

So I decided on three writers that I might be able to option their material and get some producer, or myself as producer, and then get some writer to do a screenplay on it, and maybe make a movie.

And so the three projects were “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” “Naked Lunch” and a collection of Bukowski. Which, in 1975, forget it — I mean, that was nuts. Hollywood would not touch any of that, but I was looking for something commercial, and I thought that all of these things were coming.

There would be no Blade Runner if there was no Ray Bradbury. I couldn’t find Philip K. Dick. His agent didn’t even know where he was. And so I gave up.

I was walking down the street and I ran into Bradbury — he directed a play that I was going to do as an actor, so we know each other, but he yelled “hi” — and I’d forgot who he was.

So at my girlfriend Barbara Hershey’s urging — I was with her at that moment — she said, “Talk to him! That guy really wants to talk to you,” and I said “No, fuck him,” and keep walking.

But then I did, and then I realized who it was, and I thought, “Wait, he’s in that realm, maybe he knows Philip K. Dick.” I said, “You know a guy named—” “Yeah, sure — you want his phone number?”

My friend paid my rent for a year while I wrote, because it turned out we couldn’t get a writer. My friends kept on me about, well, if you can’t get a writer, then you write.”
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“That was the most disappointing thing to me in how this thing was played. Is that I’m on the phone with you now, after all that’s been said, and the fundamental distinction between what James is dealing with in these other cases is not actually brought to the fore. The fundamental difference is that James Franco didn’t seek to use his position to have sex with anyone. There’s not a case of that. He wasn’t using his position or status to try to solicit a sexual favor from anyone. If he had — if that were what the accusation involved — the show would not have gone on. We would have folded up shop and we would have not completed the show. Because then it would have been the same as Harvey Weinstein, or Les Moonves, or any of these cases that are fundamental to this new paradigm. Did you not notice that? Why did you not notice that? Is that not something notable to say, journalistically? Because nobody could find the voice to say it. I’m not just being rhetorical. Why is it that you and the other critics, none of you could find the voice to say, “You know, it’s not this, it’s that”? Because — let me go on and speak further to this. If you go back to the L.A. Times piece, that’s what it lacked. That’s what they were not able to deliver. The one example in the five that involved an issue of a sexual act was between James and a woman he was dating, who he was not working with. There was no professional dynamic in any capacity.

~ David Simon