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Screening Gotham: All-Positive Friday!

As per tradition, some of today's more upbeat movie news of note from around New York:

--"Why a 'flog' ?" asks a sexy bottle of Wish-Bone salad dressing about her new "fridge blog" at "Well, me and Spritzy just moved to a new fridge in the big city." So begins the brilliant Unilever Web series designed to promote I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and other shit you wouldn't feed your dog but would happily watch bounce around in flagrante delicto with "steamy veggies." This may be the Trapped in the Closet of food marketing, which is to say, an unswervingly and outrageously surreal must-see. (Via Hollywood Reporter)

--Over at Hollywood Elsewhere, Jeffrey Wells notes that the Romanian Palme D'Or winner Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days has been pulled from the Los Angeles Film Festival by its US distributors at IFC, which can only mean one thing: It's bound for the New York Film Festival. Oh, and if you don't believe me, ask Scott Foundas, the new NYFF selection committee member whose astounding candor in a recent interview with David Poland namechecked this, No Country For Old Men and Secret Sunshine as three early invitees. (Via Cinematical)

--Moonlighting at The Huffington Post, Reeler pal Lawrence Levi writes that zombie films may have reached their allegorical saturation point. Which of course is itself a brilliant metaphor for the brain-chomping genre that cannot be killed. Aim for the head, kiddo.

--Finally, via Ray Pride, Michael Moore narrowly wins a battle of condescending didacts on Good Morning America:

Posted at June 15, 2007 10:59 AM

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