Stranger than “Stranger Than Fiction”

My favorite thing about Marc Forster's vividly romantic comedy Stranger Than Fiction was the romance that never actually caught fire... the combustible pairing of Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson.Ever since that movie, and both times I've seen it on DVD, I've become distracted by the potential for the continuing story of their two characters, who just seemed made for each other.But then I've sighed, shaken my head, and resolved myself to watching Hoffman and Thompson continue to pop up, … [Read more...]

“The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus”: Starring Tom Waits?

In El Pais, Terry Gilliam reports (if I'm not misreading the French) that his next project is The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, starring Tom Waits and Heath Ledger. (This, according to Film Ick.)Excellent. Waits had an unforgettable cameo ("I'm like a moral traffic light, really...") in The Fisher King , my favorite Gilliam film, and I can't wait to see him in a larger role. Gilliam and Waits are a match made in heaven. And while I must say I was surprised by this, Heath Ledger was the best … [Read more...]


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