Hope you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday, long time no see!
Today we've lost a great one.
Journeyman thespian and PTA favorite Philip Baker Hall has passed away at the age of 90. It's really hard to overstate the significance Hall's otherworldly acting abilities had on not just Paul Thomas Anderson's first three features but on damn near every project he ever endeavored to take on, no matter the size of role. His gravitas and grace and wry wit will be sorely missed but never forgotten and hopefully discovered anew by generations to come.
Rest easy, sir.
"So, here's the deal. I've been lazy. Err, I haven't been lazy but I've been going nuts."All of a sudden we are fewer than two weeks (!) away from Licorice Pizza being in wide-release in the States and there has been a raft of interviews in the ramp-up, so we figured those babies probably needed a home. So here they are. Needless to say, given the sheer volume of content, this is the mother of all spoiler alerts. Listen/watch/read at your own peril if you have not seen the movie!
It’s Sneak Preview Time! Hurry up and get your tickets for a one night only sneak preview of #LicoricePizza in select cities THIS SATURDAY at 7pm! 🎟️: https://t.co/1Hngnn1ZQQ pic.twitter.com/Z1ZxXMFFQT— Licorice Pizza (@licoricepizza) December 6, 2021
It's sneak preview time! Over at licoricepizzamovie.com you can get tickets to advanced screenings of Licorice Pizza for this coming Saturday, December 11,2021!
Cities where screenings will be held include:
San Francisco, CA
Silver Springs, MD
San Diego, CA
Get after it!
Licorice Pizza took top prizes with the National Board of Review today, for Best Film and Best Director. Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman shared the breakthrough performance award as well!
While it's historically been difficult to call the National Board of Review a reliable harbinger for future awards season earnings, it is nevertheless exciting for the film to get this level of praise to kick off the Oscar races.
Will carve out some time very soon to post an interviews round-up for the recent press cast and crew have done in promotion of the movie and by the way, who am I seeing in Chicago this weekend??
Twitter and Facebook
UPDATE: The ticket-buying process for the various relevant venues has been consolidated and housed over at the movie's official website here.
UPDATE UPDATE: A new 30-second trailer has emerged in support of this!
Additionally, the film's official soundtrack information has made its way onto Amazon. Again, we won't share the tracklist here, but we dare you to view it here; suffice it to say that the movie appears to be notably (though somewhat expectedly) light on work from a certain Radiohead guitarist...
We will also enthusiastically share this truly exceptional cover art: