Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” to star Williams, Ruffalo, and… yes… DiCaprio

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting on Hollywood. So all is right with the world. And today, the HR site reports on Martin Scorsese, who appears to have a crowded calendar for '08.Alas, while I've been eagerly awaiting updates on Scorsese's adaptation of Shusaku Endo's Silence, it appears that another project has developed that will be filmed and released first: "Shutter Island"... is an adaptation of a Dennis Lehane novel that follows two U.S. marshals who are sent to a federal institution … [Read more...]

The Browser, Post-Oscar edition 2/25: Best Day Ever!, Critics picks, and Raymond Chandler

Thank you for making this the best day ever at Looking Closer. My blog stats inform me we've had a record number of visitors here in the last 24 hours, meaning that the Oscars proved a bigger deal than The Lord of the Rings and The Golden Compass controversy among Looking Closer readers.How do critics' picks differ from the Academy?Now, let's forget about the Academy for a moment. Let's look at the Best Films of 2007 according to those who *study* hundreds of movies every year. Here's … [Read more...]

Larry Norman is Dead. Long Live Larry Norman.

"The father of Christian rock" -- Larry Norman -- is dead. And as you might expect, Andy Whitman has written something appropriate to this solemn event.UPDATE: CT on Larry Norman. … [Read more...]


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