Yahoo Serious vs. The U.S
Slant Magazine’s Odie Henderson looks at the US release of Young Einstein by Warner Bros back in 1989. The studio promoted the Yahoo Serious film in the hopes of repeating the massive success of Paul Hogan’s earlier Crocodile Dundee. Twenty-five-year-old spoiler alert: it didn’t work.
Soderbergh: A Career Overview
In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture covering his entire career (and supposed ‘retirement’), director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike), discusses his new TV show, The Knick, and explains why he believes that film criticism is nothing more than “air guitar”.
Patrick Hughes' Breaks Big
Over at Grantland, Australian Patrick Hughes breaks down exactly how Sylvester Stallone gave him the job to direct The Expendables 3 after only having one credit: the low-budget local western, Red Hill. Says Hughes: “When I initially sat down and discussed the project with him, we both thought the first one was too serious and the second one had run into parody.”
Rock Docs Ranked
Six writers come together at Rolling Stone to rank the 40 Greatest Rock Documentaries. The poll covers “concert films, fly-on-the-wall tour chronicles, artist portraits and cinematic punk and hip-hop cultural surveys” so your favourites are sure to be in there somewhere.