October 4, 2007

Thursday, October 4

Quick Sneak
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett returns to the screen as Elizabeth I in this sequel to her 1998 breakout film, Elizabeth. She has come quite far since that performance, and its always a risk to go back in and play the same character after almost a decade. Whereas the first Elizabeth was magnificent and exciting because we were all in on the discovery of a new movie star, this film is over the top and takes itself way too seriously. The costumes and wigs are exquisite. (Full review next week)

Actress Rita Moreno on Latina Longevity in the Arts (NPR)

Jill Carroll is back in the mideast and today reports on Tunisian women filmmakers whose work is not seen in their own country.
Scarce at home, the movies of Tunisia's female filmmakers draw world acclaim (Christian Science Monitor)

Kathleen Kennedy along with Frank Marshall will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the Producers Guild awards in LA on February 2, 2008.

HBO has renewed Tell Me You Love Me for a second season. Show is created and Executive produced by Cynthia Mort.

Jill Soloway, currently writing for Grey's Anatomy, will team up with J.J. Abrams on a new drama for ABC.

A take on Private Practice.
Is ‘Private Practice’ a bit too ‘Grey’? (MSNBC)

Tube Tonight
Tina Fey fresh off her Best Comedy Emmy win premieres the sophomore season of 30 Rock, with guest star Jerry Seinfeld (who is doing a lot of press to push his animated film Bee Story)

Alicia Witt joins Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Mr. Big's partner (Chris Noth) which now airs on USA (9pm)