Posts Tagged ‘Tyson’

New DVD Debut: Hannah Montana: The Movie, Tyson

August 18, 2009

Hannah Montana The MovieOver at, DVD Debut wants to P-A-R-T-Y in the U-S-A.

Newcomers will be a little confused as to why high schooler Miley Cyrus needs to treat her pop star alter ego Hannah Montana like a secret identity. Die-hards will eat up the mixture of catchy songs, slapstick, cute romance and sugary sentiment. When Hannah starts taking to the glamorous life in L.A., daddy Billy Ray ships the family back to Tennessee for some down-home detox. Will Miley give up being Hannah for good? Not before holding a benefit concert to stop an evil developer.

Brett Ratner, Publisher; Marlon Brando, Subject

March 27, 2009

brett-ratner1Part of the art of being a filmmaker is being a great bullshitter. It’s true of Harmony Korine, it’s true of Werner Herzog, it’s true of James Toback, of whom more in a bit. And it’s certainly true of Brett Ratner, a fauxteur short on talent but long on those skills which are most necessary when doing lunch. Film has in return been very good to him, and now the unabashed fan is spearheading the reprints of some of his favorite cinematic literature.

His Rat Press imprint currently numbers four books: Lawrence Grobel‘s interviews with Marlon Brando and Robert Evans, the James Toback book on Jim Brown that helped establish the Harvard professor as a scribe and Hollywood player, and a book of Scott Caan‘s “raw photojournalism.”