We're not so into the product placement around here, but it's difficult to overstate how excited we are for the Woody Allen "American Masters" on PBS this Sunday. (As you might have been able to tell from our post two hours ago.) This is what classifies as Appointment Programming in our household. Perhaps what we're most looking forward to is an actual focus on the last 20 years of his career, rather than a dismissive "eh, let's talk about 'Annie Hall' some more" wave that period usually receives. "Deconstructing Harry," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," "Midnight In Paris," "Husbands and Wives" ... those movies more than hold up with his earlier work, and in many cases, are in fact better. We do hope the show recognizes that. Though we'll be staring rapt regardless.
Here are things that happened this week:
- "The Hunger Games" trailer looks kinda good.
- Bradley Cooper would have been a crazy looking Crow.
- Remembering the heyday of Entertainment Weekly.
- Will David Gordon Green become David Gordon Green again?
- Talking with Mike Mills, writer-director of "Beginners."
- Fixing "J. Edgar."
- "The Help" will not be in the comedy-drama category at the Golden Globes.
- In praise of the "Three Colors" trilogy.
- Real journalists, interviewing felt.
- Remembering "About Schmidt."
- Yeah, Ricky Gervais is back. Dangerous!
- They'll never make a great Michael Jackson biopic, sadly.
- The "Raiders of the Lost Ark" documentary is gonna be fantastic.
- The Projector Movie of the Week: "The Descendants."
- Finally, Tyler Perry is hilarious.
- Check out the original "Titanic" trailer.
- Who is today's James L. Brooks?
- The Natalie Wood case is open again. As long as Christopher Walken didn't do it, we're cool.
- OK, OK, fine, some people remember "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
All right, that'll do it for us, kids. Be careful out there: It's the last weekend before Thanksgiving, and you don't want to do anything that will damage your ability to stuff yourself silly next Thursday. We'll see you Monday.