A film director who wishes to remain anonymous (good luck with that) invited the Hollywood Reporter to observe as he inked up his Academy Awards ballot with wisecracks and unkind comments about this year’s Oscar contenders. Let’s hope this doesn’t start a trend where voters gush to the press whenever their opinions seem too big and important for a mere ballot. Checkmarks in all the little boxes will suffice, thanks!
The Atlantic wants to know why romantic comedies are all so bad. Apparently it’s all been downhill since Katherine Hepburn’s glory days, and movies like “Moonrise Kingdom” don’t count because of reasons that are never explored. You better watch out, Atlantic; throwing articles like this around can only lead to remakes like “Adam’s McRib” being greenlit.
Megan Fox may have slipped out of Michael Bay’s clutches in “Transformers 3″ but it looks like she’s dangerously close to slipping back into them. Rumors are flying that she will be cast in his “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot, based on a cult-leaderish statement from Bay that “we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” Whatever you do, Megan, don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
It can be hard to believe that film characters truly walk among us, but FILMography has got photo proof, lining up still shots from movies with their original locations. Suddenly you realize in three dimensions how close you are to the world occupied by Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby” or Tom Cruise in “Cocktail.” Call it celebrity stalking, with a forensic twist!