We’re fluttering on home to California for the weekend, but a few quickies before we go:
Not "Sith" — the Korea Times has a review of "Antarctic Journal," the big-budget Korean thriller/adventure with an intriguing international crew we’ve mentioned before. Sad: "[T]his movie is likely to be a big-budget turkey as the plot struggles to keep a grip on the viewer’s interest and the gloomy subject matter becomes pervasive."
Columbia Pictures teases "The Da Vinci Code" a full year out, before production has even begun.
The LA Times looks at the reception "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" is getting in Houston, where Enron was based and where many are still reeling from getting shat upon (as they say) by the corporation that employed them.
[T]here was a day when it was being shown in the cinema department and I went and saw it, and it basically changed my life. I mean, it’s a brilliant, brilliant film, and every time I see it I can’t believe the magic mixture of a great story and great acting and humour and action and suspense – wonderful cinema. The art of moving pictures is on every frame of this movie.
And in the Guardian, Germaine Greer writes about James Dean and how what "now seems obvious is that the boy was as queer as a coot." We’re not quite buying her argument (not that we disbelieve it either, but we need a bit more than talk about how “sensitive” he was) but it’s an interesting article.
+ Some Surprises in That Galaxy Far, Far Away (NY Times)
+ A Cold Look Into Mechanics of Fear (Korea Times)
+ Teaser: "The Da Vinci Code" (Apple)
+ Film About Enron’s Collapse Opens Up Wounds in Houston (LA Times)
+ Film-makers on film: George Lucas (Telegraph)
+ Mad about the boy (Guardian)