— Two reviews: “Tropic Thunder” (in Wednesday, Life, etc.) and “Henry Poole Is Here” (in today’s ‘Sup).
— A Pop Life interview with “American Teen” director Nanette Burstein, which already incited an irate reader to call me up and chastise me for not calling the filmmaker on her more “outrageous” statements. (She also said this is what she expects from a “bad journalist” who wrote a piece a few weeks back about lusting after Angelina Jolie, even though that’s so not what I said in the piece. Oh, nutjob readers, how much you amuse me!)
Later in the week, the Colony will have His Royal Badness performing in one of their auditoriums. That’s where “Purple Rain” will play as this month’s “Cool Classics” flick on Wednesday night. (Jealous, Jason?)
Finally, I just have to report that you will have not one, but two chances to see “Juno” on a gigantic outdoor screen tomorrow night. The N.C. Museum of Art will be playing it at 8:30. However, 30 minutes later, the NCSU Campus Cinema will have one of its free “Screen on the Green” shows at Harris Field and play it there. If you are blind or have low vision, I suggest heading over to the N.C. Museum, since it will include audio description courtesy of Arts Access. If you’re just broke, head over to N.C. State.
CORRECTION: In my "Henry Poole" review, I say the water stain in the movie looks like Jesus Christ. But, according to this TV ad I just saw and several other reports to the contrary, it's actually the "face of God." (Call me crazy, but I thought it was Christ since it's more plausible, considering there are paintings of him and all that.) So, remember, it's not Jesus, it's his daddy. I can't wait until the church-going folk get on my case about that one — "It's not Jesus, it's God! Do your research!"