Archive for July, 2011

Harrison Ford: The Hat Makes the ‘Cowboy’

“Costume is character.”

So said “Cowboys & Aliens” star Harrison Ford during a recent video interview with director Jon Favreau. And who can really argue with a man who’s brought so many cinematic icons to life? After all, what would Han Solo be without his trusty blaster and that black vest, or Indiana Jones without that bullwhip or his trademark fedora?

So when it came to picking a hat for the screen legend’s character in “Cowboys,” the film’s seven producers (including Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg) had opinions on the matter. Continue reading ‘Harrison Ford: The Hat Makes the ‘Cowboy’’

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COMIC-CON 2011: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Panel Highlights

Andrew GarfieldAt the beginning of “The Amazing Spider-Man” panel at Comic-Con on Friday, the moderator was interrupted by an insistent audience member dressed head-to-toe in an ill-fitting Spider-Man costume.

“Sorry, mind if I… HEY EVERYBODY!” shouted the stammering, nervous Spidey enthusiast.

“We’re going to take questions at the end,” intoned the moderator.

“Can I say one thing? I think that this might be the most incredible day of my life. I’ve always wanted to be in Comic-Con, in Hall H, as Spider-Man, with all you guys. It’s always been a dream of mine.”

And with that the guy ripped off the mask, revealing that he was in fact Andrew Garfield, star of the upcoming movie. “So thanks for having me.” The crowd went crazy.

Garfield, who seemed as much fan as movie star, gushed to the audience, “This is the coolest moment of my life.” Continue reading ‘COMIC-CON 2011: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Panel Highlights’

Errol Morris Talks About His Latest Doc ‘Tabloid’

“It’s got sex-in-chains. It’s got dog cloning. It’s got Mormon kidnapping. What more could you want?”

That’s director Errol Morris describing his latest documentary, “Tabloid.” The movie recounts the strange case of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen who became a tabloid sensation in the late 1970s when she was arrested, and eventually convicted in absentia, for kidnapping and committing “indecent assault” on Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson. He called it rape. She called it true love. The media called it “The Case of the Manacled Mormon.” Continue reading ‘Errol Morris Talks About His Latest Doc ‘Tabloid’’


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