CBS Films acquires the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis

(Press release): LOS ANGELES – February 19, 2013 – CBS Films announced today it has acquired US rights to INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed by Academy Award©-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

“F*ck yeah.” Kristen Stewart returns as Snow White

Vulture: Despite earlier reports that any sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman would likely take place without her (thanks to that whole Rupert Sanders thing), the actress obliquely confirmed her involvement in a recent interview. “Oh, it’s gonna be f*kin’...
Posted On 23 Dec 2012

The Wicked Witch was a cleavage tease

Who knew the wicked witch was once such a saucy wench? How Green Was My Valley. Boomstick to the Big O, after the cut.
Posted On 22 Dec 2012

Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

Improvise, adapt, overcome. So the news broke a while ago that George Lucas had sold LucasFilm to Disney to “let Hooper take a turn.” So now Disney will start making the new movies, etc. Twitter had a total meltdown over it, with names like Brad Bird and Joss Whedon...
Posted On 30 Oct 2012

The Queen prequel and The King’s Speech sequel?

Long may they reign, thanks to the powers behind the throne. (MovieLine) Colin Firth won an Oscar playing Britain’s King George VI in the 2010 historical drama The King’s Speech. And Dame Helen Mirren won her Academy Award playing the current U.K. monarch Queen...
Posted On 25 Sep 2012

Polanski to direct Venus in Fur — in French

When Venus in Fur was nominated for a Tony Award and won a slew of NY awards including a Tony for its star Nina Arianda, I filed it away with dozens of of other great stage productions that I figured I’d never have a chance to see. A stylized two-person black comedy...
Posted On 20 Sep 2012

Jennifer Lawrence to Star in The Ends of Earth, TWC Finance and Distrib

The Weinstein Co. has announced they will finance and distribute The Ends of the Earth, about an oil tycoon who loses everything when he begins a controversial love affair with his adopted daughter, Lydie Marland, to be played by Jennifer Lawrence. No director has been chosen for...
Posted On 06 Aug 2012

Look for a Prometheus sequel in 2014 or 2015

Or 2015. THR has the good news. The studio’s big summer bet was Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, June’s sort-of Alien prequel. The $130 million-budgeted film grossed a solid but not spectacular $303 million globally, putting it right on the franchise bubble. Fox...
Posted On 02 Aug 2012

First look at The Bling Ring from Sofia Coppola

Emma Watson leads a relatively unknown cast in The Bling Ring, Sophia Coppola’s new film based on the real life escapades of the “Hollywood Hills Burglars.” In 2008 and 2009 a group of teenagers raided the home of several celebrities making off with as much as...
Posted On 29 May 2012

Looking ahead to the movies of 2012

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” – Alfred Hitchcock Gentlemen, start your engines. Take a look at some of the most promising forthcoming films in the year ahead. Remember how we all wanted to ride War Horse a year ago? Time to...
Posted On 26 Feb 2012