Why look -- Cinema Sideshow is live again! Believe me, I've missed you as much as you've missed me. More, probably.
In case you've didn't catch them, recently on Cinematical I scribbled about the following:
Regal to Fox: No 3D Glasses? Then No 'Ice Age 3D' at Regal
Regal Cinemas, the largest theater chain in the U.S., has told Fox precisely where they can stuff their 3D should exhibitors be forced to pay for the glasses. It's a line in the sand on behalf of all exhibitors, and the beginning of what promises to be an interesting dance between studios and theaters. (Read more ...)
Nicholas Sparks + Miley Cyrus? Oh Please, Dear Lord, No!
It's a match made in hell -- a new movie scripted by heartstring-tugging hack writer Nicholas Sparks (perpetrator of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe), starring marginally talented, pudding-faced 'tween idol Miley Cyrus. I know! It's a terrifying idea! And I'm sorry if I frightened you, but it's actually in the works. (Read more ...)
Dear Hollywood: It's Time to Give Liza Lapira Something New to Do
I would like to take a moment to salute actress Liza Lapira. With roles in this week's Fast & Furious, as well as showing up recently on TV in Dollhouse, Dexter, and NCIS, Lapira is acheiving something that only a few actors accomplish -- she's on the road to creating what will perhaps be known as the "Liza Lapira Type," a character so specific that her very name becomes shorthand for the role. (Read more ...)
Scenes We Love: Dirty Dancing
I admit it -- I'm pretty tough on sappy romantic comedies and Harlequin-lite pablum by the likes of Nicholas Sparks. Partly it's because, as a female film critic, I've had to lay a certain amount of groundwork to convince people that I really do know my Kubrick and my Peckinpah and my Tarantino, and not just my Kate Hudson and Reese Witherspoon. So, yeah, I may be a little tougher on your average Sandra Bullock movie than necessary. Sorry, Sandy, but them's the breaks. (Read more ...)