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Re: Proof That Release Dates Really Do Affect the Oscars

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:08:11 -0000

By that logic, "The Hurt Locker" was "technically released" on September 4, 2008, because that's when it was shown for the first time, at the Venice Film Festival. It eventually won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2009, however, because it was first released in theaters on June 26, 2009.

I realize I can't change your mind, though. Believe what you want.

Re: Proof That Release Dates Really Do Affect the Oscars

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:05:48 -0000

Further proof that the movie didn't receive a limited release starting on Thursday, June 23, 1994, in L.A.:

(Note the "1" under the "Week #" column. When I was a teenager I kept up with movie release dates, especially in the summer months. In case it's unclear, I haven't been a teenager in a long time.)

Re: Proof That Release Dates Really Do Affect the Oscars

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:43:25 -0000

It had its red-carpet premiere that day, but it wasn't released in theaters until July 6:

Re: Batman & Robin at 20: Arnolds Entourage

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:32:05 -0000

"He wanted to do ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU because Marlon Brando was going to be in it. So he dropped us at the eleventh hour."

"The Island of Dr. Moreau" was filmed in the latter half of 1995, shortly after "Batman Forever" was released, while "Batman & Robin" didn't begin filming until September of '96. I don't blame Joel Schumacher for misremembering 20 years later, but Kilmer obviously didn't drop out of "Batman & Robin" because he wanted to do "Moreau" instead.

Re: Proof That Release Dates Really Do Affect the Oscars

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:31:22 -0000

"... July has never produced a Best Picture-winning film ..."

"Forrest Gump" was released July 6, 1994.

Re: Looking back at Hudson Hawk

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:09:14 -0000

"Of greater impact was the fact that Hudson Hawk brought the TriStar pictures name to an end. The firm was soon fully absorbed into Columbia Pictures under the Sony Pictures Entertainment banner."

By the end of 1991, Tri-Star had lost its hyphen and become TriStar, as you can see on the posters and in the opening titles of movies like "Hook" and "Bugsy," but the studio was still releasing big-budget movies up through '98, including "Godzilla" and "The Mask of Zorro."

Re: Donald Glover didn’t want Atlanta to be “important”—but it is good

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:36:44 -0000

Tina Fey, another Weekend Update alumnus, said in 2008 that "The Daily Show" was guilty of clapter comedy:


Re: Bill Paxton | TV | Random Roles | The A.V. Club

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:05:42 -0000

"When I came back from that trip and then I didn’t hear from Jim, that’s why about a month, five or six weeks after Weird Science came out, I got this offer to do Police Academy 2 and I’d already given up on doing Aliens."

"Police Academy 2" was released in March of '85, and "Weird Science" came out that August, so I assume Paxton was actually offered a part in "Police Academy 3," which came out in March of '86.

Bill Paxton ... Bill Pullman ... "Police Academy 2" ... "Police Academy 3" ... hard to keep 'em all straight, am I right?

Re: Survivor’s first “alliance” changed the game—and reality TV

Fri, 20 May 2016 22:19:32 -0000

UGA, represent.

Re: Survivor’s first “alliance” changed the game—and reality TV

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:13:50 -0000

"American Idol' didn't debut until the summer of 2002, but by the summer of '01 I remember a lot of people saying, "This reality-TV trend won't last much longer, right?"

Re: Popdose Oral History: “Papas Fritas” (1995)

Mon, 16 May 2016 23:11:23 -0000

Thanks for reading, Rob! I'm jealous you got to see Papas Fritas in concert.

Re: A Complete List of Product Placements in Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Ain’t Your Mama’ Video

Sat, 07 May 2016 10:53:00 -0000

The only other one I noticed was an Xtava hair dryer used near the beginning of the video, right after Lopez sets down her Lavazza mug on the anchor desk. Xtava's logo is slightly less conspicuous than Lavazza's, but were either of those brands around, or at least popular in the U.S., when pay phones were still a common sight? I'm surprised AT&T's logo didn't receive a loving close-up in the phone booth, but maybe Lopez is a Verizon customer.

Re: Sugar Water: Undead My Heart

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 07:42:56 -0000

Thanks for reading! There's a reason why the St. Valentine's Day Massacre occurred when it did — February 14 is a day for power struggles.

Daryl and Carol have the best hair on the show (you know it's true, Eugene and Heath), so it makes sense that they're attracted to each other. I wish we'd get a scene of them dishing on their fellow survivors' haircuts, because it's not as if the writers have a problem with killing time.

Re: This tribute to the films of Noah Baumbach reveals his recurring themes

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:55:14 -0000

Thank you for bringing that up. Last week the A.V. Club posted a story about a Joel Silver tribute film from the early '90s (

"Silver, whose over-caffeinated mannerisms were memorably lampooned by Rick Moranis on SCTV, either volunteered or was corralled into appearing as a mad scientist in his own tribute video. Considering his shouted, halting delivery of dialogue, this might not have been the greatest idea in movie history."

But it's not Silver. It's Lawrence Gordon, Silver's former producing partner, who even says his name right before he appears on-screen. I don't blame the writers for not reading the comments under their stories, and mistakes will happen, obviously, but is no one at the A.V. Club noticing these errors? It's a little strange.

Seriously, though, "Modern Romance" is a great David Bowie song. Almost as good as that Mel Brooks movie "Modern Love."

Re: Tim Burton and Joel Silver “honored” with cringeworthy ‘90s mockumentaries

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 23:46:19 -0000

See also: Albert Brooks in "I'll Do Anything" (1994), released five months after "True Romance," and Steve Martin in "Grand Canyon" (1991). Moranis basically repeated his Joel Silver impression, sans wig and beard, in "Head Office" (1985):

Re: Tim Burton and Joel Silver “honored” with cringeworthy ‘90s mockumentaries

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:46:03 -0000

That's Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver's former producing partner, playing the mad scientist in the Silver tribute film. It's not Silver himself, who shows up later, in the clip from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

Re: Popdose Flashback: The Comedy Albums of Albert Brooks

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:18:47 -0000

Thanks for reading it, Dw.

You're the third person to mention Bob Einstein to me (but only the first to actually read this piece, I think). I couldn't find a logical place to cram his name in, although, like Cliff Einstein, he has a small role in "Modern Romance."

Re: Popdose Oral History: “Papas Fritas” (1995)

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:47:55 -0000

Thanks for reading, Paul!

Re: Matthew McConaughey Hosts ‘SNL': Adele Helps Deliver an All Right, All Right, All Right Episode

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 10:21:43 -0000

McConaughey also mentioned that he hadn't hosted in 14 years in one of the promos NBC aired earlier in the evening. No one's allowed to question his math at this stage in his career, I guess.

Re: Syndey Pollack's 'Amazing Grace' Doc Was Lost But Now Has Sound

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:40:00 -0000

Pollack's first name has been misspelled for years, possibly because he was a contemporary of Sidney Lumet. I even saw him credited/name-dropped in a book about improv comedy as "Sidney J. Pollack," a la Sidney J. Furie. Never mind that Pollack's middle name was Irwin ...

Re: Bootleg City: Marshall Crenshaw

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:05:45 -0000

Please write me at if you're stil looking for the tracks above.

Re: Bootleg City: A New, Radical Concept for the Future

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:35:20 -0000

Nancy, I haven't seen "Begin Again" yet, but I bought the soundtrack last summer, and it has a lot of good new Gregg Alexander compositions on it. Have you heard it?

Thanks for reading!

Re: Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:48:08 -0000

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Re: Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:47:26 -0000

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Re: Bootleg City: Alex Chilton (1950-2010)

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:46:50 -0000

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