February 14, 2006
Denzel, Crowe, and Sir Ridley go "Gangster"
Looks like Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington might soon be having a reunion, and no it's not a sequel to "Virtuosity." Ridley Scott is in talks to direct the pair in "American Gangster," the story of a 70s-era drug lord who imported his wares through decidedly unpleasant means.
December 16, 2005
London Movie Critics Present Their '05 Nominations
Movie City News shares with us a press release from the London Film Critics Group in which their various nominations are announced. Keep in mind that the Brit crits use their own release dates as criteria, so don't be surprised to see a few 2004 releases in the mix.
June 2, 2005
Don Cheadle to Become an "American Gangster"
Originally set to star Denzel Washington, "American Gangster" will most likely go into production with Don Cheadle ("Hotel Rwanda") in the lead role. Screenwriter Steve Zaillian ("Searching for Bobby Fischer") wrote the original screenplay, and "Rwanda" director Terry George is presently reworking the script.
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 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.