March 22, 2013
Digital Multiplex: Zero Dark Thirty and Les MisÚrables
This week in streaming, we've got a couple of Oscar winners (Zero Dark Thirty, Les MisÚrables), a few Certified Fresh imports from France (including Rust and Bone and The Big Picture), and a thoughtful documentary (Bestiaire). Click through to find out what's available to watch right now.
July 20, 2009
Five Favourite Films with Duncan Jones
Duncan Jones has done the impossible -- tell a smart, engaging and entertaining sci-fi story on a modest budget. In Britain. As his debut feature film. No wonder everyone's talking about it and its tale of an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) manning a lunar base mining Helium-3. Scoring an impressive 90% on the Tomatometer - qualifying it for a Certified Fresh award we've still yet to send him, much to his chagrin -- critics have been going wild for its sheer ambition, not to mention Rockwell's outstanding lead performance and Jones' assured direction. "I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's something that Sam and I, obviously, wanted to make," he tells RT.
April 16, 2008
Weinsteins Heading East for Inspiration
The Weinstein Company's Asian Film Fund is moving the studio toward producing "high-quality, action-packed, Asian-themed adventures" -- including a remake of Seven Samurai.
June 9, 2006
Weinsteins Hire a "Samurai" Screenwriter
We've already learned that WeinsteinCo. has plans to produce a "Seven Samurai" remake, and now comes word that the brothers have hired a screenwriter for the gig -- one who's written a lot about horses, baseball, and men with guns.
June 7, 2006
"Rogue" Set Visit: Devon Aoki Dishes "DOA," Learning Japanese, and Buff RTers
On Day Two of RT's "Rogue" set visit, Senh and Phu were in a bit of a time crunch. They had a choice: interview supermodel-turned-actress Devon Aoki, or catch the Canadian premiere of "BloodRayne" with Uwe Boll himself. With time winding down, the only way to cover both things was to split up. Read on to hear how Phu's one-on-one with Devon went, while Senh went for coffee with the notorious B.O.L.L.
June 6, 2006
Weinsteins to Mount a Live-Action "Mulan"
Like most of us, The Brothers Weinstein are deeply in love with Asian actress Zhang Ziyi. But unlike the rest of us, they have the money to hire the gal for a three-picture deal ... two of which will be: A remake of "The Seven Samurai" and a live-action adaptation of "Mulan."
June 2, 2006
"Samurai" Scores Another Remake ... with Ziyi and Clooney?
From the "interesting but strange" department comes news that Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" is being remade (yet again), only this time the adaptation will star the lovely Zhang Ziyi, the slick George Clooney, and the high-flying Donnie Yen.