The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Film

The Politics of Film

The Hurt Locker duo Katheryn Bigelow (director) and Mark Boal (screenwriter) have been planning a film about Osama Bin Laden for quite some time.  Now, it will probably get a different ending.  You know, since they killed him and everything. [Guardian]

The film Bridesmaids opens this week.  Many people have pointed to this film as feminizing the sub-genre of films made popular by The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Hangover, and Pineapple Express.  Maybe so–we will see next week.  However, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stepbrothers, Good Cop, Baby Cop) are teaming up to film something along the lines of Bridesmaids called Bachelorette.  [/Film]

Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is no longer Governor of California, he has time to be making movies.  What will  his next film be?  According to this post, it cold be Terminator 5.  Watch out. [Film Junk]

Johnny Depp has long been tied to a new adaptation of The Lone Ranger–but in the role of Tonto.  Who the title character will be has long been a mystery.  A new name has entered the ring–Armie Hammer, most notable for his role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network. [The Movie Blog]

Wes Anderson has long been one my my favorite directors.  However, I have often wondered how long he can probe the same themes without the idea running dry.  His new film–Moonrise Kingdom–doesn’t seem to probe any new depths.  We will see if that continues to work for him. [Screen Rant]

I do a film radio show every week, called Surreelfilm.  You really ought to check us out.  I mean that, from the bottom of my heart.  [podbean]


Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>




The Recovering Politician Bookstore


The RP on The Daily Show