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02

Sep

Our Idiot Brother wants to be an of-the-moment indie comedy version of a family drama, but it doesn’t have the courage of conviction to make any one of its main characters anything other than a walking cliche. These are cardboard cutouts of quirk that I’d refer to as sitcom … if I were being as lazy as the filmmakers.
That’s Will Leitch panning yet another disappointing offering from Hollywood this coming weekend. He even calls star Paul Rudd a “throw pillow,” which I think Rudd might actually consider something of a compliment, given his cheery demeanor. Perhaps Rudd’s amiable complacency is beginning to bleed a bit too much into his work.

-DM

[The Projector, Grantland] (via the20s)

01

Sep

Yes, we will be doing the movie and hopefully with Mr. Murray,” he says, “That is our hope. We have an excellent script. What we have to remember is that ‘Ghostbusters’ is bigger than any one component, although Billy was absolutely the lead and contributive to it in a massive way, as was the director and Harold [Ramis], myself and Sigourney [Weaver]. The concept is much larger than any individual role and the promise of ‘Ghostbusters 3′ is that we get to hand the equipment and the franchise down to new blood.
That’s Dan Aykroyd, again telling everyone that “Ghostbusters 3” is going to start shooting, like, right away in a thinly-veiled attempt to get Bill Murray to finally agree to join the project. And all this dillydallying by Aykroyd just proves that Murray really IS bigger than “Ghostbusters.” Like, way bigger.

-DM

[Collider] (via the20s)

26

Aug

Even when I was taking my first math class, I started getting calls from friends of mine who were in the same business saying, ‘Duff, you’re in business school, can you help me invest my money?’
That’s former GNR and Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan talking about starting a wealth management firm dedicated to managing the money of fellow musicians. And unlike, say, Lenny Dykstra, McKagan has attended business school and has the reputation of being a decent person. So I’ll vouch for him so long as Jim Cramer doesn’t.

-DM

[Jen Doll] (via the20s)

18

Aug

I was born inside the movie of my life. The visuals were before me, the audio surrounded me, the plot unfolded inevitably but not necessarily. I don’t remember how I got into the movie, but it continues to entertain me.
Those are the first three sentences of “Life Itself,” Roger Ebert’s upcoming memoir. Ebert posted the opening to the book at his blog, and while some of it reads like he’s been reading too much Twitter poetry, the man has been a writing machine since recovering from cancer, so don’t be surprised if the rest of the book knocks you on your backside.

-DM

[Roger Ebert] (via the20s)