February 4, 2009
Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour
Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.
April 28, 2008
RT on DVD: The Golden Compass, 27 Dresses, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
If you, like many others, opted out of The Golden Compass while it was in theaters, never fear; your chance to watch it at home has arrived. Then again, instead of picking up that or the underwhelming wedding rom-com 27 Dresses, you could go for the wondrous, Oscar-nominated Diving Bell and the Butterfly. More new releases inside.
December 13, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: I Am Legend Set For Explosive Opening
A wave of new product hits the marketplace at a time when exciting films are desperately needed to end the current box office funk. The science fiction thriller I Am Legend leads the way but will be joined by the family comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks and the romantic comedy The Perfect Holiday.
December 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Golden Compass Sets Course For #1 Debut
New Line hopes to breathe some life into the North American box office with the launch of its pricey adventure film The Golden Compass which stands as the frame's only new wide release. Directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy), the PG-13 film aims to capture a large crowd including the family audience and fans of sci-fi and fantasy.
December 5, 2007
Total Recall: The Golden Compass and Kids in Fantasyland
After a series of delays and personnel changes, the first part of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass, arrives in theaters this Friday. It serves as an introduction to a sprawling ambitious story of daemons, polar bear fights, and parallel worlds. Let's take a look at some other fantasy flicks of its ilk that have come before it.
November 19, 2007
Two Exclusive Clips from The Golden Compass!
The Golden Compass loves its bears: they're ornately armored, lovingly animated, and arguably the visual centerpieces in a fantasy flick already filled with splendor and spectacle. If these killer Knuts are your kind of thing, you're in luck: Rotten Tomatoes has picked up two exclusive Golden Compass clips, including an action-packed bear duel scene!
August 21, 2007
The Golden Compass Pointing Toward Controversy?
Magic-loving moviegoers who have thrilled to the twists and turns of such tween-friendly literary adaptations as The Chronicles of Narnia and the Harry Potter series will have their pick of sorcerous films this fall, including The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and The Golden Compass. Plenty of controversy, too, if the past is any indication -- and oh look, here's some already!
August 8, 2007
Nicole Kidman to Star in Horror Film for Universal
If you consider yourself a fan of Nicole Kidman and Colombian horror movies, today is your lucky day: Variety is reporting that Kidman has been tapped as the lead in the remake of Juan Felipe Orozco's Al Final del Espectro.
April 6, 2007
The "Hulk" Gets a New Creator!
For Ang Lee's "Hulk," it was Industrial Light & Magic that brought the massive green guy to life on the silver screen. But when it comes to Louis Leterrier's follow-up, "The Incredible Hulk," Universal is going with a company called Rhythm & Hues Studio.
February 8, 2007
Demons and Magic and Kidman: On the Set of "The Golden Compass"
I know a whole bunch of professional movie geeks were invited out to the set of "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass" a few weeks back, and now we're just getting the first set reports. AICN, for example, has a good one -- and we might be back next week with a few more!
January 23, 2007
RT-UK Exclusive: Early Golden Compass Footage Revealed
New Line today threw open the doors of its Shepperton Studios set for the upcoming fantasy adaptation of Philip Pullman?s "The Golden Compass for Rotten Tomatoes UK with a ten minute reel of assembled early footage from the film. And from what we?ve seen, fans of the book won?t be disappointed.
January 2, 2007
Monster Shark "Meg" Moving Forward?
We've been hearing about the giant shark adventure "Meg" for quite some time now, but according to a recent update from Variety, director Jan de Bont is still pretty confident that the project will get before cameras some time soon.
November 21, 2006
Bana, Bacon & Hurt Join the "Golden Compass" Company
We already knew that Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Sam Elliott were signed to appear in Chris Weitz's big-screen rendition of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass," but now we have some more familiar faces to add into the mix.
October 31, 2006
First Pic of Nicole Kidman from "His Dark Materials"
Of all the new and impending fantasy flicks out there, Chris Weitz's adaptation of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass" has to be one of the most hotly-anticipated. And now, to act as proof that the flick is actually being made, we have our very first official snapshot from the set.
October 3, 2006
Set Pics: "Die Hard 4" & "The Golden Compass"
Snapshots were recently taken on the sets of "Live Free or Die Hard" and the hotly-anticipated rendition of Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass." So if you have any interest in either of these flicks, you just might want to take a look...
September 15, 2006
Set Pics: "Day of the Dead" & "The Golden Compass"
What do Chris Weitz's "The Golden Compass" adaptation and Steve Miner's "Day of the Dead" remake have in common? Absolutely nothing ... except for the fact that set pics from both flicks have recently surfaced on the interweb. So click on through if you're interested.
August 21, 2006
Daniel Craig Joins Kidman in "The Golden Compass"
I still haven't read the books, but the cast list on the movie adaptation is getting pretty impressive: New Bond Daniel Craig has just signed on to star opposite Nicole Kidman in "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which is based on the series by Philip Pullman.
November 21, 2005
Filmjerk Report: Break-Ups, Block Parties, and Dark Materials
If you want the newest and most up-to-date MPAA ratings, release date changes, and theater counts, you probably already know that Filmjerk.com is the place to visit every Sunday. This week brings a delay for Aniston & Vaughn's "Break Up," a release date for some "Dark Materials," and the news on Larry Clark's latest ick-fest.
December 15, 2004
Weitz Leaves Dark Project
Chris Weitz has ceded directorial duties on "His Dark Materials" trilogy, citing the inherent technical challenges associated with filming, Variety reports. Weitz, the director of "About a Boy," says he is not the right person to bring the first film, "The Golden Compass," to the screen. He also wrote the screenplay, which will still be filmed for New Line with a new director. The trilogy, written by Philip Pullman, includes "Compass," "The Subtle Knife," and "The Amber Spyglass."