THE POPCORN REEL film feature stories and reports 2008 archive

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December 31, 2008   Darren Aronofsky's Adventures In The Non-∏ Circle

December 29, 2008   In Admiration: Eartha Kitt

December 23, 2008   For Viola Davis, There Is No Doubt

December 12, 2008   Jennifer Aniston's Non-Business Attire For GQ Magazine Next Month

December 10, 2008  Clint Eastwood Can Walk On Water Without Getting Wet

December 9, 2008    Kate And Leo 11 Years Later, Post-"Titanic"

December 9, 2008  This Means Bridal War!  (At Least According To Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson)

December 1, 2008  Well, When Mr. Frost Does It, That Means That It Is Not Illegal

November 25, 2008  Polite Non-Contact Wrestling With Marisa Tomei

November 16, 2008  Forty-Five Years Later After The Assassination, Oliver Stone's "JFK" Still Raises Questions

November 16, 2008 Najarra, Najarra!

November 13, 2008  The "Milk" Movement Reignited For The 21st Century

November 9, 2008  You Know His Name.  And His Number.

November 7, 2008  Samuel L. Jackson Is All Soul-ed Out

November 5, 2008  Hail To The Historical Chief: Barack Obama Elected The 44th President Of The U.S.

November 4, 2008   Not The Oscars But Predictions Nonetheless

October 29, 2008   Coming Very Soon: A Kevin Smith Movie, Where Porno Isn't Porn

October 26, 2008  An Endorsement: Barack Obama For President Of The United States Of America

October 23, 2008  Re-Reintroducing The Indefatigable Traci Lords

October 14, 2008  The Officer And The Gentleman

October 13, 2008   Oliver Stone And The Kingdom Of The Cinematic Presidents

October 13, 2008   Twenty-Three Years Later The Brilliance Of "To Live And Die In L.A." Remains

October 9, 2008  Has The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Already Been Stolen?  (Part 2)

October 7, 2008  Has The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Already Been Stolen?  (Part 1)

October 3, 2008   The I'm With Stupid Nation

October 2, 2008  In The Land Of The Blind, This Two-Eyed Lady Is Queen

September 29, 2008  "Blindness" and "Eagle Eye": Sight, Seen And Unseen, Taps Into The Uneasiness Of The Future

September 22, 2008   So Just Why Is This Lady Smiling?

September 22, 2008   The Last Hurrah

September 21, 2008   Aged Cops, Cracked Up And Beyond Repair

September 21, 2008   Michael Moore Slacks Off For Free

September 16, 2008   Spike Lee, "Miracle" Worker

September 15, 2008   The Acting Life As Kerry Washington's Golden Lakeview

September 3, 2008   Together Again, And This Time The Big Screen Is Large Enough

September 2, 2008   A Film With An Unspeakably Spoken Name Is Alan Ball's Latest Game

August 27, 2008   Super Heroes And Mega Zeroes: Leaders You May (Or May Not) Believe In

August 1, 2008   Can You Say Anger?  Spell It "W."

July 28, 2008   For The Dark Knight 314 Million Reasons To Smile (Or Joke)

July 23, 2008  The Twenty One Films To See This Fall  

July 21, 2008   Kevin Costner's Vote Counts Too

July 17, 2008   Chicago's Mayhem Gotham's Menace

July 15, 2008   Christopher Nolan's Bat Metrics

July 4, 2008   Essay: Is The End of America Around The Corner?

June 26, 2008    David Arquette, Inspired By Painting Of Love And Longing

June 25, 2008   Angelina Jolie, Wanted Yet Ubiquitous

June 17, 2008    Seann William Scott's The Deputy (No Sheriffs Were Harmed)

June 17, 2008    Will Smith's Summer Badness

June 15, 2008    The Miller Brothers Salute Their Late Father On The Big Screen, With Ed Harris's Help

June 14, 2008   In Memoriam: Good Night Mr. Russert, And Good Luck

June 13, 2008  Teddy Geiger Rocking Female Hearts Before "The Rocker" Rocks Audiences

June 12, 2008   Chris Bell, Bigger, Stronger, Faster . . . And Wiser

June 12, 2008   Dressed Down For Berry Good Things

June 11, 2008   When Harry Met Mookie

June 11, 2008    Leon's Undercover Brother

June 4, 2008   Editorial: About Last Night

May 30, 2008  Julie Rubio's Murder Mystery, With Tasteful Sex To Whet Intellectual Appetites

May 27, 2008  Obituary: Sydney Pollack, Dead At Age 73

May 27, 2008   Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2008   Editorial: "Recount", And Rewriting Reality, Pt. 2

May 24, 2008  Editorial: Recount, And Rewriting Reality, Pt. 1

May 22, 2008    Eight Years Ago, In A Country Not So Far Away . . .

May 22, 2008  Better Know Your Celebrity Politics, Says Robin Bronk

May 21, 2008   Shepherding A Guilty (Or Not) Flock, Till Death Do They Part

May 21, 2008   Cannes Film Festival Day Six

May 16, 2008   Cannes Film Festival Day Two

May 15, 2008   When The Sunset Isn't In The Sunset

May 15, 2008   Cannes Film Festival Day One

May 14, 2008   The Man In The Fedora Hat Is Back, And So Is She -- 27 Years Later

May 13, 2008   Death Penalty And Debate, In Conjunction With A Film

May 12, 2008   Those City Gals Of Love And Sex

May 10, 2008   Mr. President, I Presume?

May 7, 2008  Judge Juan and The Long Fight For Justice In Chile


Anne Aghion's Ice Capades, April 30, 2008

Catherine Breillat, Enfant Terrible, and Proud Of It, April 28, 2008

News, Notes and Observations From Day Three of the 51st S.F. Film International Festival, April 27, 2008

Scott Hicks Plays A Spectrum of Complex Notes While Scaling An Unbreakable Glass Mountain Of Musicianship, April 26, 2008

Five Plus One = 51: For San Francisco, Film Festival International Has Lift Off, April 25, 2008

San Francisco's 51st International Film Festival Begins Tonight, April 24, 2008

Phil Donahue, Fighting The Fight Against An Unending Fight In Iraq, April 21, 2008

Have That Human Urge?  The Need To Feel?  Get On The List -- For Lust, Intrigue, Sex and Titillation -- But Beware, For "Deception" Is Around The Corner, April 17, 2008  (contains discreet nudity in large photo)

Karen Meredith, One of More Than 4,000 Mothers in the U.S. Feeling The Pain and Heartache of War, April 16, 2008

With Differing San Francisco Voices, A "Body" of Outrage During and After a Special Screening, April 16, 2008

Golden Glory For This Dynamic Duo, aka the Septuagenarian-Octogenarian Singing Sensations, April 13, 2008

Presidio's Serenity Hides But Doesn't Obscure Vibrant Film Society, April 10, 2008

Changes To Popcorn?, April 8, 2008

Popcorn Thoughts: The New Bad News Bears?, April 8, 2008

Spike Lee, Doing The American Thing: Speaking His Mind, April 1, 2008

Bob Cilman, Directing And Preaching To A Golden Choir, March 26, 2008

Stephen Walker, Directing The Young and Energetic at Heart, March 25, 2008

The Play's The Thing: Dennis Lehane's Live Leap Into Malicious, Murderous Hearts, March 24, 2008

A Political Fox Opines On Obama and Clinton, "Flying" By The Seat of Her Non-Political Pants, March 20, 2008

"I Mean, He Hired These Smart People.  Why Can't He Shut Up . . . Why Can't He Let Them Talk?", March 11, 2008

For Roger Donaldson, 1970's London is Money in the Film "Bank", March 6, 2008

Amidst a Vast Sea of Male Albatrosses, An Angry and Politicized Woman Soars, March 5, 2008

Ten Films You Must See In The Month Of March, March 3, 2008

A Popcorn Reel Satirical Short Story: George Clooney and the Kingdom of the Coveted Oscar, February 29, 2008

For "Old Men", Young Women and Oscar: Golden Glory, Emotion and 80 Ways To Say "Thank You", February 24, 2008

Acting, Architecture and Eating, Within Earshot of The Academy, February 23, 2008

Baby Business: The Cost of Being Born Free, February 14, 2008

On A Night Full Of Surprises, "Atonement" Wins Best Film at the British Academy Film Awards, February 11, 2008

Welcome Home, Margaret Avery, February 8, 2008

The Joy and Sunshine of Bianca, By Ms. Bryant, February 7, 2008

A Most-Entertaining Cedric-Martin Rivalry, February 2, 2008

The "Atonement" Dress Online Auction: Green in Look, with More of the Color to Come, February 1, 2008

On Its 75th Birthday, A Big Country for Screen Acting Legends, January 27, 2008

Dennis Dortch's "Good Day" Characters: Young, Gifted and Black, With Sex Appeal, January 24, 2008

The Sudan, Adoption, An Art Star and Controversy, January 24, 2008

How To Dance In the Sun When Snow Is All You Know, January 24, 2008

Bongiorno Heartbreak, Or Watch Out For That Giovanni Fella, January 23, 2008

A Quick Word With Sean Ellis, January 23, 2008

Park City: Where The Heat Isn't, January 23, 2008

In Utah, A Marvelous Time For A Sundance, January 14, 2008

At Least 27 Dresses, 10 Ladies, Lots of Phones and A Movie, January 11, 2008

Oh Villainy, Thy Name Is Man!, January 10, 2008

Denzel Washington Keeps Moving, January 1, 2008

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