July 30, 2007
Frank Miller Faults Weinsteins for Sin City 2 Delay
While sitting on a Comic Con panel, Frank Miller was asked about the hold-up on Sin City 2. (Numerous times, probably.) And it looks like the celebrated author / artist / filmmaker is laying the blame solely at the feet of the Weinstein brothers.
November 9, 2006
Critical Consensus: A So-So "Year", "Fiction" Works; "Babel" Shoots and Scores; "Harsh Times" Lives Up To Its Title; Guess "Return"'s Tomatometer!
This week at the movies, we ve got a rom-com in Provence ("A Good Year," starring Russell Crowe), a guy whose life is a novel ("Stranger than Fiction," starring Will Ferrell), interconnected tales of despair ("Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), a tough homecoming ("Harsh Times," starring Christian Bale), and supernatural visions ("The Return," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar). What do the critics say?
July 5, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Harsh Times
I saw "Harsh Times" almost a year ago, and I remember thinking "Wow, Christian Bale is a force of freakin' nature in this flick." I also expected that the actor's fans would have a field day with this movie -- which I'm sure they will, if the thing ever gets a release date. Until then, we do have a trailer link.
November 4, 2005
WB Signs David Ayer to Direct a Remake of "The Wild Bunch"
Don't ask me why Warner Bros. has decided to mount a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1969 classic "The Wild Bunch," because I just don't know. True, they hired a pretty solid filmmaker (David Ayer) to get the thing onto the screen, but get this: It's not only a remake, but a modernization, too.
November 1, 2005
New Distributor Makes a "Fragile" Purchase
You might not be familiar with the name "Bauer Martinez" just yet, but if you're a frequent moviegoer, you'll know it soon enough. Bauer Martinez Distribution is a brand new outfit that aims to give films "medium-wide" release patterns -- and hopefully score a few hits. Oh, and did I mention they bought a horror movie that stars Calista Flockhart? Well, they did.