Most recent entries for September 2010

Tony Curtis's greatest role

The passing of Tony Curtis will no doubt inspire film buffs to revisit his work in The Defiant Ones (1958), Some Like it Hot (1959) and Spartacus (1960). But the turning point in his career came just before he landed those classic roles, when he played slimy press agent Sidney Falco in Alexander Mackendrick's Sweet Smell of Success (1957). If you want to celebrate Curtis's memory, this is the place to start.
Although he was clearly there to promote his new, zeitgeist-y flick, The Social Network, when Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, he didn't talk much about Facebook. In fact, he didn't really talk much at all. He was too busy doing what he and Jimmy do best - spontaneously rapping.

R.I.P. Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn, the famed stage, television and film director passed away yesterday at age 88. During his lengthy and varied career, Penn tackled everything from the counterculture favourite Alice's Restaurant (1969) to a Law and Order episode to an Emmy-nominated staging of The Miracle Worker for Playhouse 90. But the director is best known for Bonnie and Clyde (1967), the revolutionary movie that is widely regarded as his masterpiece.

Multiplexes go back to the classics

This summer, we got to see Woody and Buzz in a whole new dimension with the 3D re-releases of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 and revisit our first visit to Rydell High with the Grease Sing-a-Long. Now it seems two more timeless classics will be getting a second chance at big-screen glory: Star Wars and Back to the Future.

Australia's Next Top Model mix-up

People are continuing to puzzle over what happened Tuesday night on Australia's Next Top Model. The blunder occurred when host Sarah Murdoch announced Kelsey Martinovich as the winner -- only to realize moments later that it was in fact fellow finalist Amanda Ware.
When someone says Barbra Streisand, you probably think of, well, Barbra Streisand. (And perhaps parades respectfully not being rained on.) What you definitely don't think of is New York hipsters, Kanye on a giant, multicoloured chair and a guy dressed up like fool's gold. DJ duo Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) are going to change all that with their new, deliriously awesome dance track, Barbra Streisand.
Jeff Bridges is reteaming with the Coen Brothers for their remake of the 1969 classic True Grit. And if the teaser trailer tells us anything, it looks like they've got another awesome collaboration on their hands.

Bublé goes Bieber in new video

If Justin Bieber doesn't already have a beef with Michael Bublé, he might now. Back in April, Bublé stole the Junos right out from under the Biebs' bangs. Now, he's poking fun at the pint-sized pop star in his new music video.

Sesame Street parodies True Blood

After 41 years, Sesame Street has officially hit puberty. Last week, Elmo got in trouble for welcoming a scantily clad Katy Perry to the neighbourhood. Now, the show is garnering some grown-up chuckles for its parody of the overtly adult TV series True Blood.

In honour of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps and its awful add-on, let's look back at some of the worst-titled sequels of all time.

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