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Screening Gotham: F*** You, Mr. Hooper

Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:

--Sure, the closing credits make up a quarter of its 4:29 running time, but it's what precedes them (e.g. "Ernie, you get this fucking Muppet asshole out of my store!") that makes a must-see of this Do the Right Thing remake -- starring Fisher-Price Sesame Street figures.
(via The AV Club)

--Call it ConneryGate: Sean Connery's publicist denied to Page Six that the star missed last week's Dressed to Kilt event because of illness. The next night, Connery himself told New York Magazine -- gasp! -- he was in the hospital. He's OK now, though said publicist is evidently being treated today for an aneurysm, stroke or both.

--Scarlett Johansson just got that much hotter: She can do the running man! And sing along with Salt-N-Pepa!

--In the new issue of The Brooklyn Rail, David N. Meyer offers an occasionally wobbly but ultimately rewarding glimpse at The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman's Raymond Chandler adaptation set for a revival at Film Forum later this month. I mean, really: How can you be against an essay that so carefully observes "the only listenable or appropriate original music ever composed by John Williams"? (Via GreenCine Daily)

Posted at April 9, 2007 9:55 AM

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