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Noah Forrest

Frenzy On Column By Noah

The Duality of Edward Norton

I, and the rest of the world, think that Edward Nortonis a phenomenal actor, but right upfront I will tell you that I don’t believe Edward Norton is our greatest actor right now; I have long thought that that distinction belongs to Daniel Day-Lewis. But as I was sitting in the theater watching him in The Incredible Hulk, stuffing…

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Myers v. Carrell

This weekend we have a very interesting box office match-up, one that we don’t see that often these days where release dates have been picked out years in advance so that nobody else deigns to put a similar film in that spot. This weekend we have two big-budgeted comedies being released widely, starring two of…

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M. Night Shyamalan – The Next Spielberg? Nope!

It was just a few years ago that M. Night Shyamalan was on the cover of Time Magazine, which had proclaimed him the “Next Spielberg.” It’s incredible that just a few short years and two films later, many folks are wondering if he’s even a competent filmmaker; he has faced accusations of being egotistical and two straight…

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May Review

We’re one month into the season of blockbusters and I’ve found that the only thing that has tired me about the summer movies has been the hype surrounding them. The truth of the matter is that most movies aren’t wonderful or terrible; a lot of them fall into the middle area and the same goes…

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh