Tag Archives: Todd McCarthy

“Twilight: Breaking Dawn” first reviews hit the Web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The trades smashed the embargo on “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” reviews this weekend, posting their opinions on Bill Condon’s first segment in the two-part finale to Stephenie Meyer’s cherished series. So if you want to go into next week’s movie untainted, be sure[...]

Malick’s “Tree,” with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, unlikely to bloom before 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Someone – and I forget who, or else I’d credit them directly – posted on Twitter that director Terrence Malick could only add to the mystery surrounding his anticipated “Tree of Life” (as well as his own unpredictable legacy) if he up and decided to never[...]

David Fincher’s ‘The Social Network’ to open New York Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Fincher’s “The Social Network” has been selected as the Opening Night film for their upcoming 48th Annual New York Film Festival, kicking off at Alice Tully Hall on Friday September 24th. Directed by Fincher from a screenplay by Aaron[...]

The bloodbath continues….

News that Variety is laying off its longtime film critic Todd McCarthy is another sign of the rapid decline of print journalism. In the last couple of years, dozens of film critics at magazines and newspapers both big and small have been given pink slips as the economy soured and[...]

Bridges makes “Crazy Heart”

“Crazy Heart” featuring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal takes place in beautiful New Mexico and displays artful performances that make the movie worthwhile seeing. Below what the critics are saying: Variety’s Todd McCarthy said, “Like a relaxed country tune, Cooper’s direction is amiable but a tad leisurely; the tyro helmer[...]