Some closing thoughts.
Mia Farrow put down some orphans to drop in on Beacon Hill then go on the attack. The former UNICEF goodwill ambassador and Soon-yi’s mama accused Steven Spielberg (and whichever mega-corporations are working with him on the Beijing Olympics) of implicitly backing the genocide in Darfur by making China look good. Well, I guess somebody had to say it. [Radio Telefís Éireann and Boston.com]
"Blades of Glory" opens today, and in writing today’s review I remembered the aerobics tragedy that was 1985's “Perfect.” It’s amazing how the, uh, thrust of the entire movie can be summed up in one cheese-tacular video. [YouTube]
First, no kidnapping movies can advertise near college campuses. Now no billboards for movies about suicides. Even if they're actually interesting and have Tom Waits and the "Almost Famous" kid in them. This doesn’t bode well for marketing movies about dudes who play violent pranks on each other for fun and horror flicks about hot American tourists. Oh, wait. [CNN]
Hemingway and Dietrich were totally hot for each other. [Boston.com]
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ContributorsTy Burr is a film critic with The Boston Globe.
Mark Feeney is an arts writer for The Boston Globe.
Janice Page is movies editor for The Boston Globe.
Tom Russo is a regular correspondent for the Movies section and writes a weekly column on DVD releases.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
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