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12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Postmodern War of the Sexes

By David Luhrssen
The 1998 film Two Girls and a Guy (out now on Blu-ray) is almost an updated screwball comedy�if the genre could exist in an era without nuance or suggestion, verbally and sexually explicit, when anything can be said or shown. The plot kicker is the stuff of hilarious hijinks as two beautiful women, waiting outside a New York apartment, gradually realize they came to surprise the same man, wh...
04.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
The opening scene, when Robert Downey, Jr. hurls from his bike onto the unyielding asphalt in an accident giving rise to stitches and a swollen-shut eye, is a clue: The Soloist will be harder edged than most Hollywood social problem pictures about helpers and victims. For one thing, as a helper, Downey is neither sap nor superman. He comes across as a savvy, skeptical journalist, a hipster in hi...
Friday, April 17, 2009

Movie premiere at the Jazz Estate

Based on a true story, the Soloist stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., the movie will premiere in Milwaukee's Jazz Estate on Friday, April 17. The movie is about a Los Angeles Journalist (Robert Downey Jr.), who befriends a schizophrenic homless ...
08.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Like 95% of the blogosphere, I was crushed when longtime Iron Man enthusiast Ghostface Killah was robbed of his cameo in the Iron Man movie�actually, I was crushed that Ghostface wasn't cast as Iron Man, but that's another story. Now that his deleted scene has finally surfaced, though, it's easy to see why it didn't make the cut. His six-second cameo was part of a go-nowhere, three-and-a-half ...
Sunday, June 15, 2008

Robert Downey’s superhero

If you’re anything like me, you know of Iron Man from the Black Sabbath song, not the Vietnam-era comic book that inspired it. But out in the hinterlands of fandom, Iron Man remained a popular Marvel superhero, even if Hollywood never lifted him from pulp pages to the big screen. It wasn’t for lack of interest. The one-man panzer division moved from studio to studio, attracting and repelling actors and directors. After more than 10 years in development, Iron Man has finally arrived, with Robert Downey Jr. in the title role and director Jon Favreau (Elf) behind the viewfinder.

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