In Which Dermot Mulroney is Serious About This.
Liam Neeson’s Wolfpunch: The Motion Picture came out last weekend. The ad campaign is really pushing the fact that this is a film about a bunch of dudes stranded in the wintry woods and pursued by wolves, largely because I imagine a campaign to sell it as a movie about the failures of airplane engineering was a non-starter.…
Red Carpet Rundown: 2012 SAG Awards
Red Carpet Rundown: 2012 SAG AwardsThe most awkward awards name of all (close second to the Golden Globes) happened last night! This is the one where stylists don’t have to worry about dressing anyone except the actors, which sounds like a gimme, but when an actor is wading through a sea of people trying to Make These Borrowed Clothes Look Awesome, the stakes are high.…
The Crawford
So, a few days back I got a phone call informing me I had won the 2012 Crawford Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. It might say something about how bowled over I was that I forgot to blog about it here for two days. The ballot this year was incredibly strong, and the list of prior winners is intimidating, and I am truly honored to have been chosen.…
Questionable Taste Theatre/We Need to Talk: The Oscar Nominations
So, largely thanks to Jennifer Lawrence practicing her hostage face this morning, the Oscar nominations are out! What a shithole. Shame, which I thought was an obvious awards contender for both quality and General Awardnesness, was utterly ignored. Drive has it even worse, with one piddly nomination for Sound Editing. (Shame at least got a nice clean cut direct; the Academy walked past Drive, turned around, came back, and flicked it right in the nose.…
“Haywire”
For a movie that doesn’t try to be anything more than solid, slightly pulpy fun, and that succeeds in the execution, there is a lot being said about Haywire. (Don’t all get surprised at once!) That seems to be largely because its star is MMA all-star Gina Carano, who does her own stunts, and who is under the sort of scrutiny most male action stars never see.…