Morning Call Sheet: 'Tintin' Reviews, Spock Is Gay and an All-Star Flop

EARLY REVIEWS OF SPIELBERG/JACKSON ‘TINTIN’ SUMMED UP

From my read, this line best sums up the ‘Tintin’ reviews that are just now rolling in: …”perfectly decent animated adventure, comparable to the better output of DreamWorks if perhaps not Pixar.”

I can wait.

ZACHARY QUINTO IS GAY

Please register your indifference to:

The Department of Not Giving a Damn

PO Box: Nobody Cares

You’re Boring, ME 90210

The best news is that Quinto will now lecture us about bullying:


when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled. but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life – i felt indescribable despair – i also made an it gets better video last year – in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. but in light of jamey’s death – it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality

Cuz it’s all about you, and the SHIFT is just to the left of the letter “z.”

Thankfully, Quinto has also pledged to now “live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action,” so with any luck that will soon be adapted into a very special coffee table book.

HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO RERELEASE MORE FILMS

Agreed.

After the incredible success of the “Lion King’s” re-release, AICN’s Quint argues Hollywood should do the same with any number of movies, especially now that digital projection makes this possible without having to invest in a bunch of new expensive prints.

Think about this: Would a re-release of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ and the original ‘Footloose’ have fared any worse than the prequel/remakes that bombed over the weekend?

What movies would you like to see return to the big screen?

Fortunately for me, after living in Los Angeles for nearly nine years, my top five ended up being fulfilled: ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Spartacus,’ ‘The Ten Commandments,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ and ‘Dr. Zhivago.’ And let me tell you, even though I had seen them dozens of times on DVD, the experience of seeing those films on the big screen was everything I hoped it would be. Even smaller films not filmed in widescreen like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘An American In Paris’ popped to life thanks to the theatrical experience.

What would you like to see receive a national theatrical re-release?

‘THOR’ AND ‘STAR WARS’ SURGE BLU-RAY SALES

From a press release emailed to me last week:

Strong sales of “Thor and the “Star Wars” saga on Blu-ray Disc(BD) prompted a 156 percent surge in U.S. sales of the format in the release week ending September 18, possibly pointing to brighter days ahead for the overall market for movies on disc, accordingto the new IHS report “Star Wars Shines in its BD Debut,” from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).

That triple-digit year-over-year-growth caps a period in which U.S. BD sales already were starting to post the kind of robust growth rates the new format’s backers had hoped for following its 2006 launch.

COMEDY WITH STEVE MARTIN, JACK BLACK, AND OWEN WILSON FLOPS

When you have stars of that caliber in a comedy and your film only grosses $3.2 million, people need to be fired. Moreover, ‘The Big Year’ was directed by David Frankel, who helmed the monster hits ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Marley and Me.’

Heads need to roll. Many of them. Down a flight of stairs and onto the 101 Freeway during rush hour.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINK-TACULAR

RIP: TOP HOLLYWOOD AGENT SUE MENGERS DIES

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA LANSBURY

ANDREW KLAVAN TO ADDRESS WEDGWOOD CIRCLE

‘SYBIL’ WAS A SCAM?

SCREEN RANT REVIEWS ‘WALKING DEAD’

FIVE CLASSIC PAULINE KAEL REVIEWS

IT’S LEO VS. LEO THIS CHRISTMAS

NOT NEWS: ‘AVENGERS’ PRODUCER HINTS AT SEQUEL AT NEW YORK COMIC-CON

AUDIO SAMPLES OF JOHN WILLIAMS’ ‘TINTIN’ SCORE

SIMON COWELL’S PANIC CALL TO NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST

‘PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3’ REVIEW

FILMING BEGINS ON ROB ZOMBIE’S ‘THE LORDS OF SALEM’

‘LET ME IN,’ ‘CLOVERFIELD’ DIRECTOR LANDS ‘TWILIGHT ZONE

THE WALKING DEAD’ PANEL & GALE ANNE HURD SPEAKS!

24 BEST AND WORST REMAKES

TOP 10 MOST DOWNLOADED MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO SEE: A LOOK AT DONNY BONADUCE’S CRIB

AWESOME ‘PUSS IN BOOTS’ POSTER

AWWWW…

SUPERCUT OF ANTI-DRUG PSAS IN 80S AND 90S SITCOMS

SHAWN LEVY TO DIRECT ‘PINOCCHIO’ PREQUEL

GREAT BLU-RAY DEALS: ‘SOUND OF MUSIC’ AND PEANUTS

SOMEONE HOPES ‘GREEN LANTERN 2’ WILL HAPPEN

‘TOP GUN 2’ CLOSER TO REALITY

LINDSAY LOHAN SERIOUS ABOUT COMPLETING HER PROBATION

WHO GAVE US SCARLETT JOHANSSON NAKED? FBI SAYS CHRISTOPHER CHANEY

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LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING

The King’s Speech (2010): What a marvelous film and one that might play even better in the intimacy of your living room than on the big screen. And it’s also a pretty conservative movie, especially in the department of theme. You would expect the hedonistic brother who gives up his duty as king for “true love” to be the hero of the story. Instead, he’s portrayed as selfish, petulant and irresponsible while the rather bland brother who believes in serving his country is the hero.

Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are marvelous together, but I have to say that Helena Bonham Carter is a very special actress and too often overlooked. She’s beautiful, always interesting, and has a marvelous range. What a shame it would be for the Academy to fail to recognize her someday.

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CLASSIC PICK FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

FMC:

2pm EST: SNAKE PIT, THE –While in a mental institution, a young woman (Olivia De Havilland) learns the reasons for her neuroses from a brilliant doctor (Leo Genn). Cast: Olivia De havilland, Celeste Holm, Mark Stevens, Leif Erickson, Leo Genn. Director: Anatole Litvak.

A class in how to make an “important” piece of Oscar-bait that isn’t pretentious or preachy. And I must say in all fairness that “The King’s Speech” is as well.

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