Of the Day – 07.01.10

Read of the Day:

  • 9 important dates that will affect all of movies and television in 2010. [Movieline]

News of the Day:

  • Judd Appatow is in talks with Paul Reubens to direct a Pee Wee Herman movie. [Film School Rejects]

Review of the Day:

Free Movie of the Day:

  • The only movie for which James Dean did not get nominated for an Oscar, Rebel Without a Cause, is on TCM tonight at 8pm ET/7pm CT. [TCM]

Movie Quote of the Day:

  • “When I was a kid, I used to see men go off on this kind of jobs… and not come back. When they did, they were wrecks. Their hair had turned white and their hands were shaking like palsy! You don’t know what fear is. But you’ll see. It’s catching, it’s catching like small pox! And once you get it, it’s for life! So long, boys, and good luck.” — Name the movie?
    Yesterday’s Answer: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) / Congrats to Jose for answering correctly!

Picture of the Day:

  • The first images from Burlesque starring Christina Aguilera and Cher have appeared online looking a lot like Moulin Rouge. [USA Today]

Video of the Day:

  • I was wondering how long it would be until somebody made a District 9 World Cup spoof. Well, one finally arrived yesterday. [Film School Rejects]

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  • As I believe I’ve mentioned, I’ve lost pretty much all respect for Ebert ever since that “Kick-Ass” review. That, and the fact that he gave “Toy Story 3” a lower rating than “Across the Universe”.

    I still occasionally read his reviews. Old habits die hard. And I must admit, there’s a certain fun in watching him take down a really bad movie. Check out “Your Movie Sucks” and “I Hated, Hated, Hated this Movie” by him. They’re both good for some laughs.

  • Jose

    Is it just me, or has Aguilera been trying to channel her inner Gaga for the past few months?

    Gosh G, did you really hate “Across the Universe” that much?

    And District 9 still remains a favorite of mine.

  • No, I didn’t. I thought it was pretty lousy, but hate it I did not. However, he gave it four stars and only gave “Toy Story 3” three. And his comments about it lacking the humanity of the first two were also totally off base.

  • @G1000 – Ebert has been slacking off a bit recently in his prose. He’s not quite as witty as A.C. Scott or some of his older reviews, but he’s still one of the most insightful reviewers in the business.

    Sometimes certain “bad” movies click with some critics while certain “good” movies just don’t. I don’t think it completely ruins their credibility.

    @Jose – My wife made that comment the other day. She thinks that with Gaga and Katy Perry out-slutting Aguilera, she really has to step up her game.

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