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Screening Gotham: Sluggish President's Day Edition

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

--From experience, I know how long it takes for anyone who covered Sundance with any sleep-deprived regularity to convalesce after returning to New York. But with one headline Friday (pictured at right) and a good chunk of the brief essay that follows -- "Anna Faris rules and soon everyone will bow to Her Majesty. All hail Faris!" -- Zoom-In Online's Reid Rosefelt may have just wrecked the grading curve.

--I don't really have a clever way of prefacing the best DVD news I've heard since Bergman went cheap: Sidney Lumet's great, virtually forgotten 1981 masterpiece Prince of the City will finally receive its DVD release May 22. And with two discs! This is about as fanboy as I get; pathetic, I know. (Hat tip: Hollywood Elsewhere)

--Page Six reports that Scarlett Johansson is among those "being eyed" for the role of Jenna Jameson in a film adaptation of her book How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. And why not? "It's dramatic and comedic, and it's got all the ingredients of something worthy of Oscar contention," Jameson says. But enough about double-penetration (which, as you might recall, didn't do Beyoncé's Oscar chances a damn bit of good in Dreamgirls).

--According to Gawker, the reader-contributed movie reviews newly accommodated by The New York Times "suck worse than Stephen Holden." Yes, but take away Holden's three-editor head start, and now who's the tough guy? Huh?

Posted at February 19, 2007 8:07 AM

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