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Entries by John Farr from 05/2011

Jeremy Renner As Steve McQueen? I'm Not So Sure...

| Posted 05.03.2011 | Entertainment

I read just the other day that Jeremy Renner may take the lead role in a Steve McQueen biopic. If it goes forward, I will be very interested to see the end product, but I would not care to be an angel investor.

Life's Just a Comic Book: Thor, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Entertainment

This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.

A Sour Note at Carnegie Hall Few Heard, Coming From Above

| Posted 05.17.2011 | Entertainment

The Carnegie Studios made it possible for artists to live as true bohemians: to enjoy the freedom of being deliciously different and quirky. I suppose it was simply too good to last.

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.