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Liz Taylor's review: Michael Jackson's genius drives 'This Is It'

October 26, 2009 |  9:26 pm

In a flurry of Twitter posts spotted early Monday evening by TMZ -- and by "flurry" we mean something along the lines of an Arctic blizzard-style white-out -- Elizabeth Taylor is slathering praise on "This Is It," the posthumous Michael Jackson concert film.

"I was honored with the great privilege of seeing 'This Is It' last week," she posted. "I was sworn to secrecy, but now I can let you know about it."

Most of her thoughts on the film and on Jackson's talent tilt philosophical or spiritual, but here's one that sums it up best from a Hollywood perspective: "I truly believe this film should be nominated in every category conceivable."

Pretty cool to see such enthusiasm from the Taylor camp so soon after her heart surgery.

For the rest of us who didn't get a private showing, a la Liz, or an invite to the Tuesday red carpet premiere, tickets for "This Is It" went on sale about a month ago for the two-week, worldwide limited engagement (parse that last bit out a little and it eventually makes sense). Check out the trailer here, and ticket availability and screening locations here.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor in the audience for a Liza Minnelli concert at the Pacific Amphitheatre in 1985. Credit: File photo / Los Angeles Times