Adopting 'problem' film children

Adopting ‘problem’ film children

To: America
From: The Cannes Film Adoption Agency
Date: May 25, 2009 (the day after our annual festival)
Re: Films for Adoption

Dear America,

Because you recently adopted one of our showcased films, we wanted to let you know about other films that you might be interested in adopting.

Cannes 2009: An embarrassment of riches

Tweets of Doug Young

• Pick up press materials; crowded film schedule just for competition; many more films being shopped to buyers in separate section. — 8:06 AM, May 13

• Starting tomorrow, look for tweets of all films I see at Cannes. — 3:23 PM, May 13

Cannes 2009: I am curious, yellow

Tweet, tweet

• Made it to Cannes Film Festival & weather is beautiful; red carpet is rolled out; crowds are smaller, must be fear of swine flu. — 9:06 PM, May 12

• DAMN! Drew a yellow press badge again — relegated to 2nd class status; I’m humiliated! Feel like an untouchable among decadence. — 8:04 AM, May 13



A documentary from Disneynature studios narrated by James Earl Jones and directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield

Rating: If you’ve seen one of these penguin and polar bear films, you’ve seen them all.

'Knowing' before it was known


Starring Nicholas Cage, Rose Byrne,
Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson

Directed by Alex Proyas

Rating: Q W E R T Y I U O P S R A T S 3 Z X C V B N M L K O U E W [it’s in here]

Psychics our country needs you

The Great Buck Howard

Starring John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Steve Zahn

Directed by Sean McGinly

Hollywood, take me away!

The Oscar picks of 2008

In these gloomy economic times, we want to be stimulated — not only economically, but also entertainingly. This need for giddy escapism also may help explain the Oscar nominations of last year’s film output.

Back looking generation boomer baby

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchette, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson\
Directed by David Fincher

Gran Torino
Starring Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Ben Vang, Ahney Her
Directed by Clint Eastwood

Revolutionary Road
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon
Directed by Sam Mendes


From CritipediA, the “free” movielopedia

A quantum of super-heroism

Quantum of Solace
Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench; Directed by Marc Forster