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  • Arts and Entertainment
    Aging but still prolific filmmaker Fred Wiseman, who is as well known for his unflinching, verité documentaries as he is for his unwillingness to release them on home video, will finally make his films available on DVD. Buried in the second-to-last paragraph of a ho-hum article about Wiseman's latest film in yesterday's New York Times the author notes that although plans are not yet finalized, "At some point in the fall [Wiseman's] Web site,...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Aging but still prolific filmmaker Fred Wiseman, who is as well known for his unflinching, verité documentaries as he is for his unwillingness to release them on home video, will finally make his films available on DVD. Buried in the second-to-last paragraph of a ho-hum article about Wiseman's latest film in yesterday's New York Times the author notes that although plans are not yet finalized, "At some point in the fall [Wiseman's] Web site,...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Singer/dancer/menswear icon Andre 3000 of Outkast will play singer/dancer/comedian Sammy Davis Jr. in a new biopic about the entertainer's romance with screen siren Kim Novak. Back in the mid-50s when quaint terms like "anti-miscegenation" were used to sugarcoat racist laws, Davis was an up-and-coming singer with a couple of albums under his belt, while Novak was a rising actress grinding her way through Columbia Studios' starlet machine. He had yet to join the Rat...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Singer/dancer/menswear icon Andre 3000 of Outkast will play singer/dancer/comedian Sammy Davis Jr. in a new biopic about the entertainer's romance with screen siren Kim Novak. Back in the mid-50s when quaint terms like "anti-miscegenation" were used to sugarcoat racist laws, Davis was an up-and-coming singer with a couple of albums under his belt, while Novak was a rising actress grinding her way through Columbia Studios' starlet machine. He had yet to join the Rat...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    From old-timey comedians like Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Oliver Hardy (Stan Laurel's rotund partner) to character actors like Sydney Greenstreet and Victor Buono to wild men like John Candy and Chris Farley, Hollywood has always had a special place for fat men, especially the funny ones. But in a body-obsessed, size 0 industry even Hollywood's corpulent comedians aren't immune to downsizing. Fat -- whether used as epithet, compliment or neutral descriptor -- meant something...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    From old-timey comedians like Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and Oliver Hardy (Stan Laurel's rotund partner) to character actors like Sydney Greenstreet and Victor Buono to wild men like John Candy and Chris Farley, Hollywood has always had a special place for fat men, especially the funny ones. But in a body-obsessed, size 0 industry even Hollywood's corpulent comedians aren't immune to downsizing. Fat -- whether used as epithet, compliment or neutral descriptor -- meant something...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    I could write a movie review of Knocked Up -- and maybe I still will -- but it will just be a long list of hilarious moments (there's the part where he does this one thing... and then she says this other thing...) in a movie overflowing with hilarity. Trust me on this: you will walk out of the movie floating on fluffly pink cloud of funny-ness, and I don't want to spoil a second...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    I could write a movie review of Knocked Up -- and maybe I still will -- but it will just be a long list of hilarious moments (there's the part where he does this one thing... and then she says this other thing...) in a movie overflowing with hilarity. Trust me on this: you will walk out of the movie floating on fluffly pink cloud of funny-ness, and I don't want to spoil a second...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    George Lucas is notoriously stringent when it comes to copyright and trademark issues, but it looks like the director has finally realized that remix is the aesthetic of the new millennium, or at least this first decade of it. The Wall Street Journal reported that Lucasfilm is taking approximately 250 clips from the various Star Wars movies and making them available to fans who want to download and use them in Internet mash-ups, re-mixes and...
  • Arts and Entertainment
    George Lucas is notoriously stringent when it comes to copyright and trademark issues, but it looks like the director has finally realized that remix is the aesthetic of the new millennium, or at least this first decade of it. The Wall Street Journal reported that Lucasfilm is taking approximately 250 clips from the various Star Wars movies and making them available to fans who want to download and use them in Internet mash-ups, re-mixes and...

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