THIS 'N' THAT
Henry James' classic thriller The Turn of the Screw is being modernized as a feature called The Turning. (Longish titles are so 19th century.)… NBC is turning Peter Berg's Friday Night Lights feature into a weekly drama, but to me, the filmmaker-actor will always be Linda Fiorentino's "designated [you-know-what]" from The Last Seduction.... Catherine Zeta-Jones will play a female Emeril (because playing a male one would have been quite a stretch for her) in the romantic comedy Mostly Martha, which, though it's an adaptation of the German movie by the same title, desperately needs a name change. Zeets, as Miss Piggy and I call her, can be a Mariel or a Margaux or even a Martine. But Martha? No.
Wed, Sep 21, 2005