Opening weekend had the town abuzz – sort of. Screenings here this
summer, attended by Mr. Crowe, took the edge off the excitement. Talks
with residents revealed a blend of ambivalence, mild pride, and
widespread relief that they hadn’t been rendered as backwoods
Film Force digs up a rumor that the wizard band The Weird Sisters in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" will be played by Jonny Greenwood
and Phil Selway (Radiohead), Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Steve Claydon (Add N
to (X)), and Jason Buckle, and that the group will have three songs on the soundtrack.
Wesley Morris at the Boston Globe suggests you may have missed Wednesday night’s airing of the Black Movie Awards, and kindly recaps them for you ("Cedric the Entertainer hosted the classy 90-minute show, which is not
to be confused with the 36-year-old NAACP Image Awards (more prestige)
or the five-year-old BET Awards (fewer clothes).")
According to the Hollywood Reporter‘s Tatiana Siegel, everyone’s speculating as to the real-life inspirations for Craig Lucas‘ "The Dying Gaul," which involves a love triangle of sorts between a closeted and manipulative studio head (Campbell Scott), his wife (Patricia Clarkson) and a young writer (our beloved Peter Sarsgaard). Butter wouldn’t melt in Lucas’ (publicist forewarned? Isn’t gossip fun?) mouth:
"When I wrote it, people said, ‘Oh that’s about so and so,’ and I went,
‘Oh really?’ " Lucas says. "I did not write this movie about anybody
real. I’ve known a lot of bisexual people. There are a lot of bisexual
people in the world."
And we leave you with The Onion: "Study Reveals Pittsburgh Unprepared For Full-Scale Zombie Attack":
Federal Undead Management Agency spokesperson Dr. Sheena Aurora
downplayed the ZPI report, arguing that zombies move slowly and can be
easily overpowered. Aurora advised citizens to look over their
shoulders frequently, adding that a large shopping mall can serve as a
"long-term, even fun" refuge from zombies.
Have an excellent weekend, all.
+ How ‘Elizabethtown’ played in Elizabethtown (CS Monitor)
+ Mother Superior (Slate)
+ Radiohead for Harry Potter (Film Force)
+ The Black Movie Awards. Amen! (Boston Globe)
+ Lucas has the ‘Gaul’ to leave studio world (HR)
+ We’ve got just one question: Why, Dude? (LA Times)
+ Senses of Cinema. 37. (Greencine Daily)
+ Filmmaker. Fall 05. (Greencine Daily)
+ Study Reveals Pittsburgh Unprepared For Full-Scale Zombie Attack (Onion)