At Least He's Honest


Focus Features president James Schamus has been on the hot seat for, oh, seemingly ever, but his greenlight of the biopic Fela -- about the legendary African musician and activist -- prompted some philosophical reflection about his 2009. "We all feel pressure to hit homers, but A Serious Man, a film that has no definable genre or business plan, is the solid double we hoped it would be, and Coraline got more Annie nominations than Up,' " Schamus told Variety. "Of course, I got my ass kicked on [Taking] Woodstock. That is going to happen, but you've got to keep making movies you believe in, at reasonable costs." Refreshing! Let's hope Comcast agrees. [Variety]