• As of yesterday's launch, there were no feature films available for (legal) download for the new Video Ipod. But Apple=Pixar, and Steve Jobs is said to be super interested in making Pixar content available for download, thus making it more likely that he'll push the animation firm to re-up their distribution deal with Disney.
  • Atom Egoyan calls ThinkFilm's decision to release Where the Truth Lies unrated a "take it and shove it" protest against the MPAA. And, as you'll read in my review of Truth when it goes live later today, that's a pretty accurate description of what many will want to do to Egoyan's muddle of a movie.
  • Woody Harrelson, who will hit US screens soon in North Country, is planning to take to the London stage, in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. The play opens at the Lyric Theater on November 23.
  • Deborah Young on Roberto Benigni's Iraq film, The Tiger and the Snow: "Lacking the powerful hook of the Holocaust, Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami's screenplay skirts openly declaring itself against the invasion of Iraq, preferring to be a generic antiwar film....the frantic laugh fest of his earlier work has given way to a more mature comedy able to incorporate serious themes within an actor's approach to heartfelt, emotion-based directing."
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