• colinfarrell.jpgWhat exactly did Paramount get for the $1.6 billion they're giving Dreamworks? They don't get to keep the animation films after distributing them; they're not holding on to the library. They've got a deal with Spielberg built in, but he hasn't picked his next project. In fact, there are only a handful of films on the current Dreamworks slate: Clint Eastwood's Flags of our Fathers; The Last Kiss, a remake of a fair-to-middling Italian film led by Zach Braff; and the long-percolating Dreamgirls.
  • Todd McCarthy doesn't have much good to say about Terrence Malick's latest. "The skies surrounding Jamestown in The New World are almost invariably flat and colorless, a condition that unfortunately also describes the storytelling and dramatis personae".
  • Brokeback Mountain throws more critics awards onto the suddenly overwhelming pile, with nods from the San Francisco and New York critics orgs.