Cutting Room for July 6

  • You may not know it, but I’m a poet. Don’t let that stale and uninspired rhyme fool you, I’ve been a participant and fan of slam poetry since I learned how to wield awkward political metaphors with staccato delivery. Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) must be enthusiasts too because they’re bringing Greg Jacobs, director of the slam poetry-centric documentary Louder Than a Bomb, for a Q&A on Friday, July 29 following a 7 p.m. screening of his film. Get more details at the web site for what I’m sure will be a slam (poetry) dunk of an event. I promise my poems are way better than this write-up.

  • Did you find yourself reading Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness or Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo and think to yourself: these really call for a big-budget, sci-fi adaptation? No? This is why you’ll never make it in Hollywood. Within a day of one another, these two inexplicable projects were announced, setting off a race to see who can defile a literary classic faster. Whoever wins, we lose.

  • Diablo Cody has had a bad run. The last movie she wrote, Jennifer’s Body, flopped (likely due to copious use of Megan Fox). The TV show she created, “The United States of Tara,” was just canceled. Not to mention that she’s been unfairly bagged on ever since snagging the best screenplay Oscar for Juno. This sucks because Cody is really talented. So I’m pulling for Lamb of God, her upcoming directorial debut about a conservative woman who survives a plane crash only to lose her faith and go on a sinnin’ binge. Talented ladies like Cody shouldn’t have to endure inexplicable backlashes, so here’s hoping this one’s a winner.

Cutting Room provides breaking local and national movie news … complete with added sarcasm. Send any relevant information to film@thereader.com. Check out Ryan on Movieha!, a weekly half-hour movie podcast (movieha.libsyn.com/rss), and also catch him on the radio on CD 105.9 (cd1059.com) on Fridays at around 7:30 a.m. and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/thereaderfilm).

posted at 01:59 pm
on Wednesday, July 06th, 2011

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