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Charlie Kaufman on the change from turning over the scripts to Being Jock Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to keeping Synecdoche, New York to himself. His directorial debut, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman premieres later this week at Cannes, and I can’t think of another film this year that I’ve anticipated more. (via indieWIRE)

Mark Ruffalo and Amy Adams have signed on for Noah Baumbach’s next relationship dramedy, entitled Greenburg. This following last year’s modest, decidedly minor Baumback, Margot at the Wedding. (Hollywood Reporter)

— “‘Tokyo!’ is made up of three unrelated shorts directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho, all set, yes, in Tokyo. Stop, you’re shrieking, how much hipness can one little omnibus film contain?” – Indie Eye review

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is Good Enough – Anne Thompson. “What they’ve [Steven Spielberg, George Lucas] done is certainly okay or good enough.” – Jeffrey Wells

— [Woody] “Allen has created one of his best works in years, a film that is funny, philosophical, and imaginatively explorative of the meaning of love and desire.” – Cinematical on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, with Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, and Javier Bardem. Trailer

— He [James Toback] certainly succeeds in rendering a man [Mike Tyson] frequently depicted as an almost animalistic stereotype of African-American manhood as a tortured and vulnerable person who has genuinely struggled to understand his flaws.” – Salon on Tyson. (via GreenCine Daily)

— MGM with remakes of Red Dawn (Wolverines! Wait, what invading nation will replace the Ruskies?) and Robocop in the pipeline. (THR)

— Scarlett Johansson performing Falling Down, live. (via Pop Candy)

— Oddity of the week: no joke, with the woman sitting at his side, David Lynch sticks a fan’s balled-up pair of underwear in his mouth. I need a judges ruling on whether this is Safe for Work. (via Kottke)

Unrelated: today’s the two-year mark for the blog. Thanks to all of the great people behind the sites that have befriended, supported, and inspired envy over this time. Thanks especially to you for reading. Now tell a friend, and take a minute to peruse the little buddy blog, Cash and Carry.

Posted by Ted Zee on May 19th 2008 | Home Page | 0 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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