MEMBERS ONLY: Kevin Hart Still Doesn't Realize He's The Problem
(Photograph courtesy of Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.) As of this writing, the Oscars still do not have a host, but Hart is campaigning to get the job back. His first step was to sit down with Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show for an interview. Appearing with one of the most ...read more
Colin Trevorrow, Star Wars, and the Problem of "Experience"
In 2015, Colin Trevorrow was on top of the world. Three years prior, he had launched his career with the indie sci-fi comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, which won a screenwriting award at Sundance. Soon after, he found himself personally selected by Steven Spielberg to director ...read more
Shut the F*ck Up, George Lucas
When Disney first bought out Lucasfilm and acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise, I sighed in resignation. There it was, I thought, the final nail in the coffin of the beloved cinematic universe of my youth, a series that from here on out would feature cameos by Goofy ...read more
Quote of the Day: "Happy Now, Jezebel?"
"Experience a clever twist on past Disney films that teaches girls everywhere they don't need a prince to rescue them, because all men are disgusting loners, greedy murderers, or lying manipulative power-hungry sociopaths. Happy now, Jezebel?" -- The "Honest Trailer" for Frozen ...read more
How Badly Did the Oscars Screw Idina Menzel?
We all watched John Travolta inexplicably butcher Idina Menzel's name during her intro at last night's Oscars. True, he apparently suffers from dyslexia but that's really no excuse for not even being able to remember the one name he needed to know to complete his presenting ...read more
Animatronic Obama Is Coming
Fourth of July weekend... In that Hollywood building here, the life-size, three-dimensional figure was being put through its final tune-up, its chin rising and hands gesturing in response to technicians, in preparation for shipment to the Hall of Presidents exhibit at Disney ...read more
Ollie Johnston, 1912-2008
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in The Incredibles Ollie Johnston is what you call a complete artist. I spent many a day as a child reading his book The illusion Of Life (co-written with fellow master artist Frank Thomas) and it was a major contributor to my lifelong love of ...read more