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Tuesday, September 12 2006

Towering Concerns

It's admirable that people want our culture to strive for relevance and depth in its filmmaking and film watching, but our desperate grasping for real world ideals has dissolved our sense of cinematic values.


Monday, July 24 2006

Hollywood’s Boring, Boring, Blockbuster Summer

Think Summer of 2006's popcorn movies have been more bust than boffo? You're not alone, according to our resident mainstream movie maven.


Monday, June 12 2006

The Battle for M. Night Shyamalan’s Artistic Soul

As the weather heats up outside, all summer blockbuster eyes will be on M. Night Shyamalan's latest epic of the ethereal. But the big question is, Will it be a return to form? Or the final nail in his creative coffin?


Tuesday, April 11 2006

The Mid-Level Movie Star’s Guide to Staying That Way

Tired of striving for the A-List and failing? This month's insider look at the industry offers up seven lessons guaranteed to help the overreaching actor maintain his b-level mediocrity.


Tuesday, February 28 2006

The Academy NIT

Year in and year out, Oscar typically misses some noteworthy candidates for recognition. Stale Popcorn offers its list of overlooked gems in this annual March 'madness'.


Sunday, January 22 2006

Ladies’ Plight

What's most notable about superstars in the last decade is not that there are so few of them. It's that none of them have been female. Of Hollywood's elite women, several have found success largely in the shadows of men.


Monday, December 12 2005

How Chris Tucker Made a Fortune in Films Without Making Movies

Want a sure-fire way to a $20 million payday? Just follow the Chris Tucker example of salary security: don't make a movie for five years.


Monday, November 14 2005

Trumping the Box Office Slump

Posner has some advice for all those suits who believe that the current box office slump is centered around bad films or the burgeoning sell-through schism of DVD: 'It's the marketing, stupid!'


Tuesday, October 18 2005

Intervening Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone is in trouble, and its up to Posner and his pals to see him through this latest creative crisis, or else all might be lost for the once mighty Oscar winning moviemaker.


Monday, September 12 2005

The Case for Tom Cruise

If we are indeed witnessing the death rattle of Cruise's career, then perhaps it's time to give him some credit for what it was that made his stardom so impenetrable for so long.


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