Episode ONE of JG-L’s Project, hitRECord Premieres… Everywhere

So I watched about half of this before I decided it was definitely worth sharing. It’s got some bumps, but I do look forward to the next episodes. To explain what this is all about though, I leave it to JG-L himself: copy and paste from YouTube Channel Ladies and gentlemen, I am beside myself with joy and anticipation :oD It is my sincere pleasure to...

Read More

The End of the Ice Fishing Story

If you’ve seen American Hustle, you either love it or hate it or are still scratching your head. No matter you’re feelings on the film, you can’t tell me you didn’t come away a little upset at not hearing the end to Louis CK’s ice fishing story about him and his brother and their angry father. Well, wonder no...

Read More

Errol Morris on The Unknown Known

A Q&A I recorded at one of the Toronto International Film Festival screenings of Errol Morris’s new documentary on Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Morris talks a bit about language, and a bit about the contradictions and snowflakes of a political lifer that is still in his bubble of denial. It is a rather excellent 12 minute supplement to the...

Read More

Simpsons “Couch Gag” Feat. Guillermo del Toro

Apparently “The Simpsons” are still around and still doing their annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode – which is traditionally some of the better stuff to come out of the Groenig camp. At any rate, as you are I’m sure aware each episode of The Simpsons opens with a different “couch gag” in the opening credits...

Read More

“There Go The Goddamn Brownies!” – Joe Dante Talks The ‘Burbs

As a part of Toronto’s Fan Expo, Rue Morgue Magazine runs the Festival of Fear, and they invited Joe Dante up to present a 35mm print of his severely underrated, but nevertheless, cult-classic Tom Hanks comedy, The ‘burbs. Dante talks about shooting on the Universal backlot, set visits and defecation by Michael Jackson’s pet monkey Coco, the...

Read More

A Whole Bunch of New Clips from “Closed Circuit”

In just a couple of weeks, Closed Circuit will hit selected theaters and I must admit I hadn’t heard much about it until now. It’s got a bit of a “Tinker Tailor…” vibe to it and lo and behold it is from the same producers. The film stars Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Riz Ahmed, Anne-Marie Duff, Kenneth Cranham, Denis...

Read More

Zach Braff’s Concept Art Video

As a financial supporter for Braff’s new film, Wish I Was Here, I get almost daily updates on the progress of the film. So far the cast has been put together, the script polished and now concept art is being laid out. In the video below, we get a look at some of the first images of what the film’s style is going to be like. Although it’s just...

Read More

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. Say Wha? [UPDATED]

Is this simply nothing more than a commercial for a perfume by a couple of well known directors or is this a tease at something greater? I’m too lazy to do the leg work on this one, so if any Third Row reader has any knowledge about this, let me know. Here’s maybe a clue: I don’t recognize the gentlemen in the commercial/teaser, but I...

Read More

Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” [clips and poster]

So really not much here but if you’re a Noah Baumbach (Kicking and Screaming, Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg) fan, here’s a quick glimpse into his latest picture that became one of the most loved films of The Toronto Int’l Film Festival – at least around these parts. First up, you can see to the right a somewhat...

Read More

Mondays Suck Even More Lesser

With the Oscars around the corner, Zach Galifianakis presents a very special Oscary edition of his “Between Two Ferns” with guests Jennifer Lawrence, The Impossible Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Anne Hathaway and Amy Adams....

Read More