Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

Talking Treme: Ep. Three

Talking Treme: Ep. Three
Tim Appelo and I are riffing on each episode of David Simon's HBO series Treme, which brought me to tears during Ep. 3:
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 26, 2010 12:34 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
More: Reviews, TV, Treme, HBO

Levinson's You Don't Know Jack Stars Razor-Sharp Pacino

Levinson's You Don't Know Jack Stars Razor-Sharp Pacino
TOH critic Tim Appelo reviews HBO's latest, You Don't Know Jack, starring Al Pacino. (We'll continue our weekly post-Treme rehash Monday.)
  • By Tim Appelo
  • |
  • April 25, 2010 11:32 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Treme Week Two: Read At Your Own Risk!

Treme Week Two: Read At Your Own Risk!
Spoiler Alert: Tim Appelo and I are so delighted by David Simon's latest HBO series, Treme, that we're going to write about each new episode every week. So read on only if you have seen both episodes one and two at this point, and please join the conversation thread.
  • By Tim Appelo
  • |
  • April 20, 2010 5:10 AM
  • |
  • 10 Comments
More: Reviews, TV, Treme, HBO

You Don't Know Jack Trailer: Pacino, Sarandon, Goodman, Vaccaro, Huston

HBO is churning out movies that I want to see, including Barry Levinson's You Don't Know Jack: The Life and Deaths of Jack Kevorkian. Otherwise known as Dr. Death, Kevorkian went to jail on a murder charge for assisted suicide; he was released in 2007.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 17, 2010 2:14 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
More: Video, TV, Trailers, HBO

Tribeca: Gibney Brings Three Pics to Fest, Sells My Trip to Al-Qaeda to HBO

Tribeca: Gibney Brings Three Pics to Fest, Sells My Trip to Al-Qaeda to HBO
At a time when filmmakers the world over are struggling for funds and distribution outlets, a documentary filmmaker is doing well to sell his movie before it debuts at a fest like Tribeca. Now more than ever, as the breakout documentary hit is largely confined to the likes of pop culture entertainers Morgan Spurlock and Michael Moore, often the best sale to make is to HBO Documentary Films, which pays serious upfront dollars, throws you a premiere, and even markets your movie. That's more than most distributors are coughing up in this DIY era.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 15, 2010 12:22 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Casting Tilda's World

HBO seems to be in late-stage talks with Diane Keaton for Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort's show Tilda, inspired by Hollywood bloggers like Nikki Finke.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 13, 2010 12:16 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Goldstein Uses Date Night to Bash Fox

Wait a second.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 13, 2010 5:36 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments

Treme: Another HBO Must-See from The Wire's David Simon

Treme: Another HBO Must-See from The Wire's David Simon
I couldn't wait to watch Sunday night's latest HBO series, Treme, from The Wire's David Simon, set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I was not disappointed. TOH critic Tim Appelo has the review:
  • By Tim Appelo
  • |
  • April 11, 2010 11:26 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments

HBO Treme Hype

More than ever, I am reminded that at this time of year, as much as I love movies, I'd rather be watching television.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 5, 2010 8:52 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
More: TV, Treme, HBO

HBO, Hanks, Spielberg Deliver Must-Watch The Pacific

HBO, Hanks, Spielberg Deliver Must-Watch The Pacific
Tim Appelo reviews Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's follow-up to HBO's Band of Brothers, The Pacific.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 21, 2010 5:49 AM
  • |
  • 7 Comments

Email Updates