Posts Tagged ‘Whatever Works’

New DVD Debut: Ice Age, Orphan

October 27, 2009

OrphanThe new DVD Debut is up at

Behind every great horror movie is a bad idea. Like adopting a spooky Russian kid when you’re a recovering alcoholic. Kate (Vera Farmiga) is also trying to rebound after delivering a stillborn child in the film’s messy opening. Soon she suspects that disturbing little Esther may have been ripped straight from Satan’s womb. Maybe it’s the pigtails. As Kate guarantees herself a trip to crazy-town, Esther shows her true colors, doing for movie brats what Jaws did for marine life.

Tribeca Film Festival Gets Allen, Dick, Destitution, and Downsized!

March 10, 2009

whatever-worksThere’s been a lot of upheaval in Tribeca’s world lately. In February, we learned that Sundance’s longtime director Geoffrey Gilmore was becoming the fest’s chief creative officer, a move tantamount to learning that during the Battle of Gettysburg, George C. Meade turned up behind Confederate battle lines and saying, “Let me take care of this.” Now, Variety has unveiled this year’s line-up, and the real story is how the economic downturn has given the festival its two thumbs down.

Prepare to hear the screaming of a thousand bloggers as it’s announced that the number of media passes has been reduced! Boggle at the news that the number of films has suffered a 28% decrease! Punch your computer screen when you learn that those heartless bastards at Cadillac and Target withdrew as sponsors! And, if you’re interested in the latest releases from names like Woody Allen, Kirby Dick, and Jose Padilha, then please continue reading after the jump!