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Is “Knocked Up” Star the Next Dustin Hoffman? “Fresh Air” Interviews Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen

By at June 3, 2007 | 11:50 am | 13 Comments

Is “Knocked Up” Star the Next Dustin Hoffman? “Fresh Air” Interviews Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen

On NPR's "Fresh Air", Knocked Up writer-director Judd Apatow and actor Seth Rogen gave one of the funnier promotional interviews this year. It began with a quote from Newsweek's David Ansen, who called casting the pudgy, scruffy Rogen as "against the grain as Dustin Hoffman seemed back in the day of The Graduate." Apatow gave a typically funny reply: "The fact more...

Comedies , Interviews

Ranking the Star Wars Movies — 30 Years of the George Lucas Empire

By at June 1, 2007 | 6:00 am | 9 Comments

Ranking the Star Wars Movies — 30 Years of the George Lucas Empire

Has there been a sci-fi film with more cinematic and cultural impact than Star Wars? Released 30 years ago last week -- on a measly 32 screens, by the way -- it single-handedly reinvigorated an entire genre and 20th Century Fox. But three decades later, where do you place this landmark movie (and its sequels/prequels) in modern history? It's safe to say no recent more...

Science Fiction , ,

Should Weinsteins Woo Woody? TWC Acquires Woody Allen’s “Dream”

By at May 31, 2007 | 5:35 am | 0 Comment

Should Weinsteins Woo Woody? TWC Acquires Woody Allen’s “Dream”

Variety has reported that The Weinstein Company has purchased the rights to distribute Woody Allen's 38th(!) film, the dark drama Cassandra's Dream. So what'll it be? The success of Match Point or the "huh, where'd it'd go?" of Scoop? If it comes down to genre only -- tragedy, in this case -- it would be the former. And that's probably what the Weinsteins are more...

Movie Previews

“Pirates” Pillages, Sets Box-Office Record… (But Not the Big One)

By at May 30, 2007 | 8:27 am | 1 Comments

“Pirates” Pillages, Sets Box-Office Record… (But Not the Big One)

Could Disney be unhappy with the record-breaking weekend from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End? Possibly. It depends on how high they've set their sights (and sails). Although Pirates swashbuckled to an approximate $140 million Memorial Day weekend, the true dead man's chest remained unplundered: the all-time weekend record, set just three weeks earlier by more...

Box Office