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All posts by Wes Lawson
Birthday Wishes: Todd Phillips Is Here For The… You Know.
Todd Phillips, born 1970, is 43 today. He's a director, producer, sometimes actor and writer, whose comedies you've probably heard of, and many of which you've seen. Some were good, some were bad, but the guy has had perhaps the most indelible mark on the come...Read more →
Eli Roth’s “Green Inferno” To Debut in September
Eli Roth, he of the endless debates on torture porn, the protege of Quentin Tarantino and the guy who bashed in a Nazi's head with a baseball bat and a mountain of chest hair as the Bear Jew in Ingloriuous Basterds, debuted a new film called The Green Inferno ...Read more →
Birthday Wishes: Peter Farrelly, Huh? All Right!
Peter Farrelly, born 1956, is 57 today. One of the two Farrelly Brothers, he's responsible in part for some of the great comedies of the 90's, and many other decent comedies besides. Few people can say that they've contributed comedies that are still reference...Read more →
Weekend Box Office: Hobbits and Hellurs
It was a slightly weaker weekend at the box office for two films on completely disparate sections of the American moviegoing populace. To begin, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in the Hobbit franchise, was the obvious number 1 this ...Read more →
Birthday Wishes: The Incomparable Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi, born 1957, is 56 today. Does more need to be said about him? He's an inimitable presence in films and television, a sure sign that whatever you're watching is going to have something worth remembering. He's written, directed, or starred in more ...Read more →
Disney Channel To Make Movie About The “Descendants” Of Villains
Here's an interesting idea for a movie that sticks with the remake/established property aspects of current movie culture/trends while also offering a bit of a unique take on the material. With Once Upon A Time doing well on TV and Maleficent scheduled to hit t...Read more →
Birthday Wishes: Michael Clarke Duncan, The Giant
Michael Clarke Duncan (1957-2012) would have been 56 today. With his huge frame and deep voice, he was a reliable heavy in films from his initial burst of fame in the late 90's until his death. He was another one of those people who started off doing other thi...Read more →
Weekend Box Office: “Frozen” First Over “Fire,” “Furnace”
The overall box office fell quite a bit this weekend between the return to work post-Thanksgiving holiday, the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, the hold-off between the two holiday's major releases and the absolutely freezing temperatures that domin...Read more →
Birthday Wishes: Nick Park Is Smashing, Gromit!
Nick Park, born 1958, is 55 today. An English animator who works primarily in stop-motion and with clay/Plasticene, he is best known for not only putting Aardman Animation on the map and continuing to use stop motion well into the computer animated era, but he...Read more →
Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” Gets US Release Date
We've seen the posters covered in O-faces, we've heard buzz about its reported five-hour length and the fact that it will be split into two films, we've seen the trailer that pushed the limits of YouTube's standards and practices as far as it could go, and we ...Read more →