Musicals: So Not Money

If we didn’t know our colleagues in the film business as well as we do and the blinkered egotism and snobbery that motivates many of them, we might suspect that it would be harder and harder for execs to justify going to Cannes every year with the amount of equally weird announcements coming out of Comic-Con

The Formula's Formula

KIMBALL VS KILLOUGH | REVIEW starring Tyler Kimball & James Killough It's that time of year: the Oscar contenders have all run their race, so the dregs are brought out and slapped on screen.  In a perverse twist of fate—perverse only because studios will now feel justified to make more crap—those dregs...

Extremely Articulate & Incredibly Precocious

KIMBALL VS KILLOUGH | REVIEW starring Tyler Kimball and James Killough It's official: Kimball has become PFC's very own Tintin, the earnest, passionate young blonde who wishes everyone well, and who wouldn't sound amiss exclaiming "Gosh, darn it!" whereas Killough is Captain Haddock, the salty old foulmouthed alcoholic curmudgeon. In the shredder today...

Kung Fu Pansy


by James Killough

I know, PFC being a filmed content company and all, I should kick off the weekly recap with something about the Golden Globes.  I wrote a few paragraphs about the noms, but then I fell asleep on the delete button or something because when I woke up all those forced snarky paragraphs were blank.

20-year-old Woodley dances circles around George Clooney in "The Descendants." Hers is a seemingly effortless performance that only highlights the fact Clooney should really stick to comedy.

While I was sparing you a tirade about how bored I am with what’s on the screen these days, I believe I dreamed about the funniest thing I read this week: Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut, The Man From Tai Chi, is a go with Chinese financing.  This is presumably because no studio in town would touch it.

Hair on the Palm of His Hand

KIMBALL VS KILLOUGH | REVIEW starring Tyler Kimball and James Killough Today Tyler Kimball is in the hot seat getting run over by Killough as they slash their way through Steve McQueen's Shame.  Killough makes it all personal, as usual. [youtube] Kimball rates Shame: Killough rates it:...