June 9, 2008
L.A. Times Celebrates Directors' Feuds
The recent feud that culminated with Clint Eastwood telling Spike Lee that he should "shut his face" was just the latest in a long, proud line of directorial dustups -- and the Los Angeles Times has compiled a list of some of the best.
October 18, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: 30 Days of Night Gets Halloween Started Early
Competition, or a lack of it, will be the deciding factor at the North American box office this weekend for the half-dozen new releases that studios are packing into already overcrowded multiplexes. With far too many films aiming for the same finite audience segment, some are sure to eat into the potential of others.
July 20, 2007
Catalina Sandina Morena Joins Soderbergh's Che Films
Did you know that Steven Soderbergh was making a movie about Che Guevara? Starring Benicio Del Toro in the title role? Yeah, me too. But somehow I missed the news that he was making TWO films about the historical figure.
December 20, 2006
"The Departed," "Dreamgirls" Take Top Honors in Satellite Awards
"Dreamgirls," the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical, took top honors in four categories including Best Musical or Comedy and Best Director (Bill Condon), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), and Best Sound in the 11th Annual Satellite Awards held Sunday, December 17.
November 5, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Great Success! Borat #1 in U. S. and A.
America fell in love with Borat this weekend as the underdog movie-film about a TV journalist from Kazakhstan shocked the film industry by opening at number one, despite playing in a fraction of the theaters as Hollywood's other new offerings.
October 26, 2006
Box Office Guru Preview: Saw III Brings The Pain
Blood will flow and screams will be deafening at North American multiplexes this weekend when the horror sequel "Saw III" buzzes its way into theaters. While there will be no fight for the number one spot, the rest of the top ten will see new films and holdovers scrambling for high positions.
October 22, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Prestige Defeats Flags for #1 Spot
Three well-reviewed dramas fought over the weekend box office crown, but it was a pair of dueling magicians that North American moviegoers chose first as The Prestige opened at the top of the charts. Close behind was the mob thriller The Departed which remained strong in its third weekend while Clint Eastwood's new war saga Flags of our Fathers settled for a third place debut.
October 19, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Flags" Flies High; "The Prestige" Is Magic; "Flicka" Is A Pretty Good Ride; "Marie Antoinette" Spared Critical Guillotine
This week at the movies, we've got a complex tale of heroism (Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers," starring Ryan Phillippe), a story of dueling magicians (Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige," starring Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Hugh Jackman), a yarn about a girl and her horse ("Flicka," starring Alison Lohman and Tim McGraw), and a post-punk-scored period piece about the least punk human being ever (Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," starring Kirsten Dunst). What do the critics have to say?
August 16, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Clint Eastwood's Iwo Jima Epics
It's been well-reported that Clint Eastwood has a pair of WWII movies on the way. The first will be "Flags of Our Fathers" and the second will be "Red Sun, Black Sand." And now you can check out a "combo trailer" for both films...
August 3, 2006
Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" Poster
Clint Eastwood decided that the story of Iwo Jima was too big for just one movie, so he figured he'd make one from the American perspective, and a second through the eyes of the Japanese. Pretty cool idea, and the first film, entitled "Flags of Our Fathers," opens on October 21st. A brand-new poster has just been revealed...
August 1, 2006
Eastwood's "Flags" to Open at the 19th Tokyo Film Festival
Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers," the first of two films about the Battle of Iwo Jima, has been chosen to open the 19th Tokyo Film Festival, which begins on October 21st. The film will open stateside on October 20th, but it's a pretty big honor all the same.
March 13, 2006
Haggis To Direct And Produce "Enemies"
As negotiations with Columbia Pictures wrap up, multiple award-winning hyphenate Paul Haggis is adding another project to his plate: "Against All Enemies," based on former counterterrorism agent Richard A. Clarke's best-selling memoir.