Old Business: 2007 Archives


A sampler of popular entries from the year that was:

Charlie Rose with the Coen Brothers, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin on No Country For Old Men (30 minutes)

Head-slapper of the Year: Entertainment Weekly asks, “Would you feel swindled if you showed up to see a movie called There Will Be Blood and got a period piece about crude drilling? Is this a case of smart marketing, or a shifty bait-and-switch?”

Saturday Night Live On Strike! A Not Televised for Prime Time event.

— If 2007 was the year of Vajayjay, the new year is all about Vagina Dentata. A trailer for Teeth seen by a local audience this past weekend was met with shocked howls and nervous tittering.

Larry David has reportedly been talking with friends about the prospects of keeping Curb Your Enthusiasm rolling along for two, maybe three more seasons.

— Before the WGA strike threw everything off the rails, NBC was talking with producers of The Office about an ill-advised spinoff.

Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson shock the world by avoiding the topic of attempted suicide, and (gasp) plug their film instead. Was anyone really expecting Owen to drop any revelatory bombs on MySpace?

Michel Gondry wants to Eternal Sunshine his auntie for an artsy documentary.

Download the scripts for Paramount Vantage’s Oscar hopefuls: There Will Be Blood, Margot at the Wedding, The Kite Runner, Into the Wild, and A Mighty Heart.

David Chase pretty much throws up his hands and says that Tony Soprano is dead, without actually saying it.

— Vulture got their hands on the script for Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, I did my best to fill in the blanks on the history of the project.

— Creator of The Wire, David Simon, profiled by The New Yorker. He also reveals details about his next project, set in New Orleans.

Interview with Thumbsucker director Mike Mills on his antidepressants-in-Japan documentary, Does Your Soul Have a Cold?

— “They’re packing up the ranch. They’re dismantling the ranch and taking the stuff out. That ship is gonna sail. Bonsoir, Deadwood.” – HBO responds to Ian McShane’s claim that Deadwood is dead and gone.

— Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises, Tell Me You Love Me, Larry David’s Penis Cake, Vincent Gallo: documenting Full Frontal Week.

Both bad ideas, an Americanized version of Battle Royale was scrapped, though a shot-for-shot redo of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games is still on track for a March release.

— Tracy Morgan had not one, but two calculated freak-outs on live and local television news broadcasts. Video.

In defense of Parker Posey’s career performance and a great debut from director Zoe Cassavetes for Broken English.

— Still can’t let go of Six Feet Under. A tribute.

Anatomy of an HBO failure: John From Cincinnati. What’s next for David Milch?

Eddie Murphy’s “Filth Flarn Filth” bit in Raw was a flarny fallacy, says Bill Cosby.

— Review of Showtime’s televised version of This American Life.

Miranda July’s next film will be an adaptation of her mulitmedia stage performance, Things We Don’t Understand and Definitely Are Not Going to Talk About.

Get your screenplay for Best Picture winner, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. X marks the homage to 1932’s Scarface.

— Fun with quirk predictability, a Little Miss Sunshine word scramble.

Children of Men was the best film of 2006.

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