Published July 13, 2009
Tags: A Drink Before the War, Angie Gennaro, Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane, Gone Baby Gone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Michelle Williams, Patrick Kenzie, Raging Bull, Robert DeNiro, Shutter Island, The Wire
Martin Scorsese’s next movie is “Shutter Island,” adapted from the novel by Dennis Lehane who is probably the best crime writer alive. I have this dream to adapt Lehane’s first novel, “A Drink Before the War,” into a movie. It’s one of his Patrick Kenzie-Angie Gennaro detective yarns. The characters have been in a movie already: the criminally under-appreciated, wonderfully directed “Gone Baby Gone,” which did just enough business to justify its existence in 2007. It was directed and co-adapted by Ben Affleck, who is on point.
Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Shutter Island’ or who cares about the title ’cause it’s Scorsese’
Published June 11, 2009
Tags: Charlize Theron, Children of Men, Clive Owen, Cormac McCarthy, Danny Huston, Garret Dillahunt, Guy Ritchie, HBO, Javier Aguirresarobe, John Hillcoat, Michael K. Williams, No Country for Old Men, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Winstone, The Road, The Sea Inside, The Wire, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Viggo Mortensen
I can’t say I’m a huge Cormac McCarthy fan. I’ve only read one of his books: “No Country for Old Men,” which is fantastic. But after that movie turned out to be a masterpiece, I was pretty eager to see what Hollywood would do with “The Road,” a rather depressing book that was so good Oprah decided to include it in her book club. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘The Road’ or a kid who makes hilariously awful trailers’
Published April 27, 2009
Tags: Ali Larter, Beyonce Knowles, Brian Egeston, David Loughery, George Clooney, HBO, Idris Elba, iMDB, John Ridley, Kerry Washington, Lakeview Terrace, Lionsgate, Obsessed, Patrick Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Shill, The Wire, The Wrap, Travis Hudgons, Tyler Perry
I’ve been uniquely interested in “Obsessed” since its trailer was released a few weeks ago. Aside from the fact that Ali Larter is hot, Beyonce is hot and Idris Elba is Idris Elba, the casting of the movie seemed very deliberate. I haven’t seen a mainstream movie about a black couple antagonized by a white woman. Continue reading ‘‘Obsessed’ kills it, called most important freaking movie ever’
David Mills at some Hollywood mixer talking about "Kingpin" or something. I don't know. iMDB won't let me jank his headshot, so I got this.
There are only two types of people who will likely care about the fact that David Mills has a pretty cool blog: fellow Diamondbackers (and even most of them won’t care) and fans of the NBC miniseries “Kingpin” in 2003 (which I’m not sure a lot of people saw). Continue reading ‘David Mills has a pretty awesome blog’