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Trailer Park: “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “Howl,” “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” “Buried”

Well, it’s officially fall now and along with the heavier foods and heavier sweaters come some heavier movies. Thank goodness, because I couldn’t deal with another teenager falling in love on the beach. Now it’s just a steady build-up to the bah-humbug movies of the season of chilled hearts. It’s time for some self-reflection and hoarding food for the winter. And because a lot of people are too lazy to read books these days, movies are a concise alternative—now go catch one of these flicks! Keep reading »

James Franco Sexes Up Scraggly Poet Allen Ginsberg In “Howl”

I cannot, cannot wait to see James Franco in “Howl.” He actually makes Beat poet Allen Ginsberg kinda hot, instead of hairy and creepy. It gives the famous lines from Ginsberg’s iconic poem, also named “Howl,” a whole new meaning: I saw the best minds of my generation, starving, hysterical, naked …

Oh, did I mention JON HAMM IS IN THIS MOVIE, TOO?! Yes, he is, looking all hot as a lawyer battling obscenity charges. You win, casting department! Unforch, we have to wait until “Howl” debuts September 24. Keep reading »

Notes From Sundance, Take 1: Just Off The Plane

Sundance Film Festival excitement was throbbing way before I hit Utah. As usual, the airline overbooked, and they wanted passengers to relinquish seats in exchange for travel vouchers. As usual, it was a hard sell. None of the passengers I spoke to volunteered. My friends and I resisted the temptation of sweet free travel vouchers so we could all get here together. Half of us headed for the ski lift, but I raced to the wait list line for a chance at a miracle ticket to see the premiere of “Howl.” The film stars a yummy James Franco as seminal beat poet, tasty-in-his-own-time Alan Ginsberg. It’s on my top-three must-see list for Sundance Twenty Ten. This made me different from exactly no one. I didn’t get in. Keep reading »

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