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"Worth every dollar spent to mount it on Broadway."-Romy

"It looks fabulous but a love story musical does need two lead that have chemistry or no matter how dazzling the show will not work"-Jaragon

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Oct 27 2018

Can You Ever Link Me?

In ContentionAlfonso Cuarón could tie Walt Disney's record this year for most nominations for a single person in one year (six).And he could break the record for most nominations for a single person from a single film (four)
/FilmKatherine Langford (Love Simon,13 Reasons Why) added to the cast ofInfinity War's sequel
VarietyExtremely sad to report that Filmstruck is shutting down next week.It had become the go to streaming place for cinephiles once Netflix started having such crappy movie selections
Next Best Pictureif you're not sick of hearing me rave aboutCan You Ever Forgive Me?yet,I'm the guest on this podcast doing that again.

TFEin case you missed it,our podcast on the same movie
The Daily Beasthateful conservatives now targeting Netflix's brilliantBig Mouthseries which is all the more reason why all of you should watch it.It's awesome.
/Filmthis is kind of non-news given the caginess of the statements but TriStar is still hoping to mount aLabyrinthsequel with Jennifer Connelly reprising her role 30+ years later
MNPP13 moustaches of Halloween - fun series,now with more Sam Elliott and Vincent Price
/Filmto celebrate Dario Argento a ranking of his features.His most famous film,Suspiria,is NOT number one!
Next Best Pictureon recent under 15 minute performances nominated for Oscars with some possibilities this year like Sam Elliott and Daniel Kaluuya亚博主页

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Wall Street Journalthinks there is an atmosphere of fear at Netflix with their quick firings
VarietyBoy George interview as Culture Club releases their first album since 1999.It's called "Life"-- ftr I think "Colour By Numbers,"their 1983 album is one of the most perfect albums ever recorded
Playbill10 plays and musicals that only require 2 actors
PlaybillWickedis about to turn 15.Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel are sharing two things they added to the musical that weren't in the original script/score.
Fast Companyexamines the state of Hollywood's middle class.Turns out the proliferation of content isn't good for everyone and the reasons why aren't all that apparent from the outside (shouldn't more content mean more job opportunities?).Note: this website has annoying ads that are confusing to get out of in order to read the article (hint) scroll downwithouthitting that scroll down sign!

Apr 29 2017

Tweetweek: La La Day,Demme Farewells,and the DC Aesthetic Summed Up

First things first.

This brilliant tweet was in response to a whole swath of new bitching online aboutLa La LandwhenLos Angeles declared April 25th "La La Land Day".And why shouldn't Los Angeles honor a blockbuster movie that was about the glamour and dreams and careers of Los Angelenos and the city and the movies ?!?I was as happy for that announcement as I was when I heard thatMoonlightgot a street named after it in Floridathe week before.They seemed like equally smart local government decisions to me but one was greeted warmly on twitter and the other was attacked.Honestly,people who can't let other people enjoy things are the worst kind of people I've decided.Don't be that kind of person.Fight the urge next time you hate a movie that other people love.Not ashamed to say I loveLa La Landand it's okay to wholeheartedly love it even if you agree thatMoonlightdeserved Best Picture from the nominees (as I myself do).Itispossible (and recommended) to love more than one movie.Monogamy has no place in movie-loving,polyamorous is the only way to be once you've married the cinema.

OH BUT YES,TWEETS OF THE WEEK.More after the jump includingLabyrinthsequel,Aquamanaesthetic,and more Jonathan Demme farewells...

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Jun 27 2016

Beauty vs Beast: The Original Maze Runner

Jason fromMNPPhere using the ocassion of another's week's "Beauty vs Beast"to give good goblin love to one of our favorite 80s kid's movies:Jim Henson'sLabyrinthis turning 30 today!The film was released on June 27th 1986,and to folks my age it became pretty much an instant classic.Labyrinthtells a tale as old as time - girl babysits,girl wishes baby away to David Bowie,David Bowie's innappropriate bulge mesmerizes an eight-year-old me,so on and so forth.What's not to love?I saw Jennifer Connolly on the subway once and it took all the restraint inside of me not to yell,"Your mother is a fraggin' aardvark!"at her.

PREVIOUSLYIt was the start of the endless summer season last week so what better way to 'celebrate"than by looking back at the romantic-comedy thatdragged it out to(500) Days- in the end it was the dancing charms of Joseph Gordon-Levitt that won your heart (at least for a few months anyway) with 57% of the vote.SaidNoecitos:

"Team Tom!If only because of the inspired fanfic writers who paired him with Tom Hardy's character inWarrior."

Jan 20 2016

Bowie Beauty Break & "Lazarus" Farewell

Pt 1Bowie &Velvet Goldmine
Pt 2Curio Finale
Pt 3 Beauty Break

A picturereleased by the family last weekto accompany their announcement that they will be having a private ceremony.They are overwhelmed by the public outpouring of love but wanted to remind everyone that they welcome all the tributes and celebrations (as people see fit) but they are not officially endorsed or organized by the family.

Have you been listening to David Bowie for a week solid now?If you haven't we forgive you.Where even to start with that discography?Bowie loomed so large in music and cultural history that we needed more time to process,so a week later here's the final piece of our goodbye -  a beauty break to think of him more visually instead...or at least to give you visual accompaniment to go along with your playlists elsewhere.

Musicians have been catching the acting bug since the movies began to wildly varying degrees of success.Some that showed early promise simply didn't care enough to continue doing it (Annie Lennox,Björk,Courtney Love,Tina Turner),others who seemed to want it badly,didn't really have the gift for it (Madonna,Prince),a few have been successful at it despite not being "good"at it (Elvis).There are other musician/actors on whom the jury is still out of course (Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga).And then there have been people like Cher who were so good at acting that people eventually or temporarily forgot they were musicians.Finally there's David Bowie,our subject today,who occupies the odd ground of beingof the cinemabut also quite apart from it.(Are there other musicians who have had a similar relationship to the movies -- maybe Sting?)

After the jump,a visual tour of his filmography...

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Jan 12 2016

Curio: Bowie Forever

Pt 1 Goodbye to Bowie via Velvet Goldmine
Pt 2 Goodbye to Bowie....and Curio,for now

Alexahere,still reeling over the loss of David Bowie.It really took the steam out of me today,as I'm sure it did a lot of you.He was such a touchstone that it felt as if he would never die.But he lives on as inspiration.

And so too might Curio.I hope it does.If not in this exact form.This weekly arts & crafts series,which Nathaniel invited me to do years ago,has had a long run at TFE but I must move on for 2016.(Parenthood really alters the life of a cinephile.)

But back to Bowie.I've been enjoying seeing some of this inspiration filtered through the minds of others,so here are a few some beautiful and fun curios -- everything from a career spanning animated gif,to realistic dolls,and more traditional fan art.

Celebrate the icon with wide eyesafter the jump...

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