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Screening Gotham: All-Positive Friday!

The Reeler's weekly look at some of the more positively spun movie news from around New York:

--How much does the New York Post love its readers? So much that its editors would literally redesign the entire entertainment section and the presses would stand by past deadline while Kyle Smith filed a predictable one-star review of Ghost Rider for today's paper. Lou Lumenick, meanwhile, has blogged the film's trickling review coverage like it's Watergate. It's the equivalent of a big News Corp. bear hug, and you don't even have to give them your 25 cents.

--According to Rush and Molloy, Delta Airlines is "offering two round-trip tickets to any of its destinations to Oscar winners who keep their speech shorter than 45 seconds." Quite an intuitive incentive, really, considering how the most loquacious offenders in those high-profile acting awards are always wanting for discount airfare. Those sound effects editing cheapskates, though? Packing. Their. Bags.

--American Splendor directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are back with The Nanny Diaries, the Scarlett Johansson comedy that finally has a trailer online. That's the good news: Johansson is almost impossibly hot in her girl-next-door braids and glasses, Laura Linney is serviceably wicked as the domineering Upper East Side mother who hires her as a nanny for her son. And then comes the music, which is like discovering a severed finger in a carton of ice cream. So much for All-Positive Friday, I guess. I tried.

Posted at February 16, 2007 9:20 AM

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