Variety's review today of the Fun with Dick and Jane remake coulda and probably shoulda said that one of the executive producers is none other than reviewer Justin Chang's boss, Variety Editor-in-Chief Peter Bart. His name is listed first in the agate box that runs with the review, I should acknowledge. The review itself is less than a rave, but still approving:
Breezy, uneven update of the 1977 George Segal-Jane Fonda vehicle is the rare Hollywood remake that, by daring to reinterpret its source material within a fresh political context, actually has a reason to exist; the results, if not exactly subtle, are still fun enough to fend off any charges of titular false advertising.
Bart's name is even hot-linked with the review on the Variety website, but clicking it just takes you to a page with his photo, birthdate ("7/24/32"), ethnicity ("Caucasian") and birthplace ("United States.") The only professional info given is that he is a "producer-writer." Bart was the producer on the original FWDAJ in 1977.
Meanwhile: At The Hot Button, David Poland reviews the Hollywood and awards blogs from the mainstream media: "There is a reason [Anne Thompson] is still able to get a job with dental that actually involves daily reporting...[David Carr] is really blogging. He does a little personal reporting and a lot of linking with his take on the link at issue indicated...At The Envelope, the experiment in blogging continues to flail for the most part..."