R.I.P. Paul Apted (1967-2014)

We were very sorry to hear of sound editor Paul Apted’s passing this July 4th to colon cancer. Less of a recognizable name than his father Michael (director of such films as The World Is Not Enough and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader), Paul was nevertheless a veteran of the film industry, working on both numerous high profile and smaller scale films over the past two decades. He was 47. Continue reading

Will you be able to suspend your disbelief?

The pretty but talent-deficient Jessica Alba (The Love Guru) has replaced America Ferrera (ABC’s Ugly Betty) in the lead of An Invisible Sign of My Own where she will play, get this, a math genius. Co-written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk (The Wedding Planner) and directed by Marylin Agrelo (Mad Hot Ballroom), the film will tell the story of a young math teacher consumed by numbers, who uses her subject to help her students. WTF?

Sure, she’s certainly nice to look at and I’ve actually somewhat enjoyed quite a few Alba films but always despite her annoying presence…Poor girl has to be one of the worst actresses with a decent career in Hollywood, ugh…Something tells me that if Denise Richards can’t be convincing as a nuclear physicist in The World Is Not Enough, Jessica Alba (who’s best known for pictures like the one above) certainly won’t make us believe she knows anything about equations.

Question: Have you ever witnessed Jessica Alba put in a “good” performance? Not a passable one, an actual good performance?