October 31, 2008
UK Tomatometer Preview: Quantum Of Solace - Is the New Bond Shaken or Stirred?
Today is Halloween, traditionally a big day for horror movies, but for 2008 this long standing tradition has been usurped by the return of a bigger, better, badder and more British institution. Today sees the release of Bond 22. Daniel Craig returns in his sophomore outing as Commander James Bond of Her Majesty's Secret Service in Quantum Of Solace, but what did the critics have think?
December 13, 2007
David Benioff on The Kite Runner: The RT Interview
Adapting a book into a feature film can be a daunting task, especially when it is one of the best selling books in recent history. But David Benioff, the screenwriter of The Kite Runner -- opening on December 14th -- bravely decided to tackle this challenge. And just for kicks, the majority of The Kite Runner is in Dari rather than English, requiring Benioff to spend countless hours working with translators to make sure each line was perfect.
May 17, 2005
Bates, McDowell and Leigh to Hit the "Funny Farm"
From Cannes, The Hollywood Reporter brings news of an upcoming ensemble comedy that sounds pretty enticing: Kathy Bates ("Misery"), Malcolm McDowell ("A Clockwork Orange"), and Jennifer Jason Leigh ("The Machinist") will be starring in Mary McGuckian's "Funny Farm."
February 14, 2005
"Hitch" Scores Record-Breaking $45.3M
There may not be any aliens in ?Hitch,? but that doesn't stop Will Smith from scoring a record-breaking $45.3M this Valentines weekend. If estimates hold, this would make ?Hitch? the biggest Valentines weekend opener of all time, besting ?Daredevil??s $40.3M in 2003 and ?50 First Dates??s $39.9M in 2004. It?s also the 3rd highest February opener of all time between ?Hannibal?'s $58M and ?Daredevil?'s $40.3M.
January 25, 2005
Oscar Nominations Announced
It's that time of year again, the moment when the Academy gives its choices for cinematic honors. The 77th Academy Awards were announced, and naturally there will be speculation and endless discussion about the nominees and those left off the ballot.
January 4, 2005
DFW Film Critics choose Million Dollar Baby
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted Clint Eastwood's character-driven drama "Million Dollar Baby" as the best film of 2004, according to the results of its 11th annual critics' poll.
December 6, 2004
National Treasure Tops Box Office for Third Straight Week
There were no new wide releases last week, just some new films in limited release, the most high profile being Mike Nichols's "Closer" (Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law, and Clive Owen) and Zhang Yimou's "House of Flying Daggers" (Zhang Ziyi, Andy Law, and Takeshi Kaneshiro). Both did excellent business. "Closer," which has a fresh Tomatometer of 68%, grossed an estimated $7.7M in just 476 theaters.