Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children will skip Telluride, head to Toronto and open to the public shortly thereafter. Jeff Wells off Tapley’s exclusive: Paramount will pop Jason Reitman‘s Men, Women & Children limited on10.3 or about…what, three weeks after it plays at the Toronto Film Festival? Wide break on 10.17. The news was... (Read More)
About time. Press release: Debbie Reynolds – actor, singer, dancer, author, champion for the preservation of the artifacts of film history and for the understanding and treatment of mental illness – has been named the 51st recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement... (Read More)
Michael Patterson has been dutifully keeping track of the buzz and checking the temperature for what might show up at Telluride this year. He’s keeping a list of possibles, those that are mights, and the maybes. He is pondering whether or not Leviathan, the Russian epic that made a... (Read More)
David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars releases a few more details about the plot – it’s a surreal thriller that takes a bath in the concentrated desperation of Hollywood. This new trailer gives a rough outline of the plot. But believe me, there’s more. A lot more.
Two weeks from today the Telluride Film Festival begins. It is an exciting time of the year because this festival, more than any other, heralds the arrival of the Oscar race. In the years I’ve been attending Telluride, the Best Picture winner has screened there, either premiering or part... (Read More)
Apple Beats has made and released a documentary Do the Right Thing 25 Anniversary: A Beats Music Experience which ends with a block party featuring Dave Chappelle, Wesley Snipes, Mos Def and Public Enemy performing of “Fight the Power.” 1989!!
Seaworld is attempting to change the conversation after news their stock plummeted to record lows in light the little doc that could, Blackfish. Seaworld’s news? Battered by controversy over its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld San Diego announced Friday that it plans to double the size of its orca... (Read More)
If the Wolf of Wall Street launched Margot Robbie into international stardom and uber hottie status, Gone Girl is about to do the same for Emily Ratajkowski, recently profiled in Vanity Fair. She’s happily naked in photos all over the web (Google it) and in the uber-foul Robin Thicke... (Read More)
Ah, as if our hearts could not break any harder for Robin Williams. Just announced via press release from his wife: “Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick... (Read More)
Oscar Podcast Preview: 2010, When The King’s Speech Beat The Social Network (I’m devastated by that)
Some movies are symphonies. The Godfather comes to mind. Some movies are jazz. John Coltrane or Miles Davis. Goodfellas and Taxi Driver. Sometimes a movie is so quiet and intense it brings no music to mind. The Coen’s No Country for Old Men. David Fincher’s The Social Network? It’s... (Read More)