George Clooney was smart to cut the bass / political environment with some schtick. (And he knows what he does when he goes to the wall to sign for their fans.) Clooney will receive many Oscar nominations, but the prize is more likely to win is the same that won last night: supporting actor for Syriana. On the red carpet, Access Hollywood professionals really know their stuff and did not make too many stupid questions. And Rachel Weisz is good for the Supporting Actress category. Who came out ahead last night? And while Joaquin Phoenix won last night (in the comedy or musical category, as noted), who ...More
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I’ve been for years, always a break beautiful as ever and a factory tour Mexican Restaurant Super Rica is in orderI went to Santa Barbara for the second weekend of a film festival.
To see the entire collection of papers of Hoffman, large and small, what struck me was his courage. Philip Seymour Hoffman, looking a bit uncomfortable to be elected for a tribute clip reel presented to long and probing interview by Leonard Maltin. He still loves the electricity of a live play, but also loves to give directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, Hoffman has starred in four of his films and gave him his ...More
The Washington Post Stephen Hunter gutted
We’ll never know. What emotions play in your face, what thoughts flash through your eyes, what nurses joy of his mouth into a smile, the anger is twisted in a grimace? What we know is: as a committed revolutionary overthrow of the state, which is like a man in a comic book. The fabric is a fruit, theatrical voice emanating from a hole in the polyurethane nose fixed over his real mug. (Wait, that was a guy in a comic book.Is it even acting? In fact, for all that the film goes out of its putative star, Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith from ...More
The degree of difficulty is very high. The Hollywood studios do not make enough movies for women, and I’ve never understood why. The answer is that it is too hard to do! Despite mixed reviews, I see it! Why did it so well? No writer that many of those who are good for them (Leslie Dixon, Richard Curtis, Nancy Meyers, Cameron Crowe, Nora Ephron and Audrey Wells come to mind), and even fewer directors who are willing to risk a soft “kind of women. It was the second romantic comedy of the year (after something new). Why not keep the romantic comedies to come? Funny writers are worth a ...More
Among the observers of Inside Man this weekend has been much discussion about the Bollywood song Manhattan incongruous that provides heist movie intro and outro
Known as “Chaiyya Chaiyya,” the atmospheric track with a big backbeat was first heard in the theaters in India in 1998 hit Dil. The song was written by Bollywood super composer AR Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar, performed by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi
Why Spike Lee chose “Chaiyya Chaiyya” for Inside Man has not been said (I have not heard the podcast in iTunes), but there are plenty of bands third ...More
(“Striptease” in 1996 and upcoming New Line “Hoot” are adaptations that have only come to the big screen.Despite having only two films from his many books, Carl Hiaasen is no stranger to Hollywood for the closure of 15 of his writings have been purchased at one time or another.
Hiaasen has generally taken an approach of hands-off handling of Hollywood in his books, but rolled up his sleeves and eyelashes burned when it was “Hoot,” he said at the premiere of the film The Grove, Saturday morning
Every book I’ve written has been optioned at some ...More
contemporary romance ambitious Perhaps Love Peter Chan, the first musical made in mainland China in 35 years, testing the limits of what is acceptable in a movie musical. (Ironically, the Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan was trained by his wirework in Krrish by the Hong Kong choreographer / director Ching Siu-tung, the latest of the House of Flying Daggers.Is the model of Moulin Rouge, mostly scale and features many great musical numbers, choreographed by Farah Khan Bollywood.
The two young trapeze great actor and singer played by Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhou Xun in the musical within the movie are ...More
Go! The month is nearly over, which means that there are three days to vote for the Best Picture Oscar Winners Best Ten. Here are the rules Ed Copeland, who are basically the same as the last ten worst poll
I would also like to include more comments this time when we ride the announcement postRemember: full only, ranked lists will be counted. I know the title seems wrong for a better competition, but I created the address, especially for the first contest, which could also be reused. No. 1 votes get 10 points, No. 2 votes will get 9, so that the results and try to post on April 30 or May 1. ...More
Jason Silverman News Wired planned Deborah Scranton, The War Tapes, a digital document shot by ten soldiers in Iraq to be released this week at Tribeca
She gave cameras to 10 soldiers linked to Iraq, and then use e-mail and instant messaging to provide advice on technical issues and technical.Director Deborah Scranton described War Tapes as the result of a “virtual embed.”
At the end of his tour of one year of service, the soldiers, all of New Hampshire National Guard, had sent Scranton 800 hours of what she considered thoughtful, often beautifully shot, footage.
Things are heating up in the blogosphere of the Hollywood industry. Kim Masters, meanwhile, has added online breaking stories on the board quickly to NPR correspondent rights of Hollywood, but is reluctant to blogsThe real hat trick is to get paid for blogging. is a weekly columnist Patrick Goldstein of the LAT, for example, has resisted the temptation to blog, preferring to podcasts with his cohort John Horn. Some people even get paid to full-time items, while others added extra hours to their regular work week.
While Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are partners in the process of renegotiating ...More
Bryan Singer Newsweek asked, point blankRotten Tomatoes has collected a lot of news reports in Superman Returns, in comments to frothy overheated locker. Claude Brodesser-Akner reports that Superman Returns is the publication of heterosexuals later opening ever, with a 58% first assist men.
“Sexuality has been raised in the press lately. Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly have published stories that refer to you as” openly gay “, and speculate on Superman’s appeal to gay men”, which singer replied: “I try not to talk about my personal life in the ...More
LAFF director of programming Rachel Rosen and honorary co-chair Christina Applegate gave the closing night awards at UCLA Wadsworth Theater before the premiere of Fox Searchlight’s raucous comedy Little Miss Sunshine, which played well to the crowd. After reviewing 265 feature films, documentaries, shorts and music videos, the Film Festival of Los Angeles scored a shelter Sunday night. On the feast of grass after the small Breslin made her dance moves with James “Super Freak Rick.Local-directors-made-good Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton brought cast members Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, ...More
Here’s the latest update of Michael Moore in its many activities
Friends, Just a quick note to let you know how things go.
It was truly overwhelming and literally took a month and read them all. I have received over 19,000 of them. To read more about the misery of the people get through all the days to profit-based system is both moving and revolting. That’s all I’ll say right now.Back in February, I asked if people sent me letters describing their experiences with our health care system.
If people ask, we say that “Sicko” is “a comedy about 45 ...More
I’m about Superman Returns is going in the summer box office. Be part of the problem is that studios are indulgent parents. So Bryan Singer gets to spend 2.3 million U.S. dollars in the same sequence shot in the eye. Because Peter Jackson was coming off the amazing Lord of the Rings, Universal let him do whatever he wanted, and got a three-hour movie that barely scraped into profitability, and should have been cutThey have gobs and gobs of cash to spend, especially when investing in a franchise with great potential, there is no incentive not to let their smart, talented imaginative directors ...More
The assembled media was out for blood. This) In short, Disney production chief Nina Jacobson was right on all points (as revealed in the upcoming book The Michael Bamberger man to hear) film critic (Bob Balaban), the role of a sincere-writer played by Shyamalan himself, the fairy tale writing, the CG monsters totally unbelievable. (No doubt means not more credulous, less sophisticated audiences will behave this way. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan would have cringed if he had sat through last night Arclight screening of Lady in the Water. There is emotion and feeling of the heart and yes, this ...More
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One of the pleasures of the Comic-Con is watching Hollywood's polished (occasionally pickled) celebrity fans' questions impromptu and unadorned. Some ballsy teen attendees used their limited time on the microphone to make fun of the stars of this year
In the Sony SRO "Spider-Man 3" panel on Saturday, for example, a young Tobey Maguire told how much I admired his work. 2' When willThen he said: "I think I speak for the entire audience when I ask him: see you in 'Seabiscuit?
The girl standing at the microphone was left with his jaw hanging open - her reaction was ...More