April 26, 2006
Get Your Goofy MTV Movie Awards Noms Right Here
You thought the awards season ended with the Oscars? Please. MTV's just gearing up for their movie awards, which will be broadcast worldwide on June 8th -- but we have all the nominations listed just a click away. (Interesting to note that not only were Paris Hilton & Rob Schneider nominated for awards, but also that "Hustle & Flow" earned three noms -- a movie produced by "MTV Films.")
April 18, 2006
Chow Puts His Second "Hustle" on Hold
Asian Cinema site MonkeyPeaches.com reports some good news and some bad: The good news is that there will be a Kung Fu Hustle sequel some time in the future. The bad news is that writer/director Stephen Chow has put Hustle 2 on the back burner for the time being so he can work on a movie that involves kids and rockets.
January 10, 2006
Broadcast Film Critics Dole Out Their Awards on National TV
The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual awards presentation live on The WB network, with plenty of mildly corny jokes, appreciative acceptance speeches, accolades galore, and even a few cool surprises. (Oh, and their favorite film overall was "Brokeback Mountain.")
January 10, 2006
2005 Golden Tomato Awards Winners Announced
Rotten Tomatoes, the trusted online source for gauging the critical reaction to movies, has announced the 2005 recipients of the Golden Tomato Awards, the site's annual awards given to recognize the year's best-reviewed films.
January 10, 2006
Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations
The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.
January 3, 2006
Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations
Thanks to Movie City News for sharing the scoop on the Windy City critics and their favorite flicks of 2005.The Chicago film journalists will announce their year-end winners on January, 2006.
December 22, 2005
Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites
It's tough to keep up with all the critics' awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic's groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario.
December 21, 2005
Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks
The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll.
December 20, 2005
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards
December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll.
December 13, 2005
Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks
If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.
September 6, 2005
Zhang Ziyi Gets to Work On the Over-Budget "Banquet"
Described as as "Asian version of Hamlet," Feng Xiaogang's "Banquet" begins shooting this month in Beijing, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, at a cost of $20 million ... its already $5mill over-budget!
August 31, 2005
Stephen Chow Talks "Kung Fu Hustle" Sequel
Yahoo! News (via the AP) brings the scoopage on a sequel to Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle," which did somewhat decent business here in the states -- but those who've seen the flick seem to really love it. "Chow called the movie's $17.1 million box office take in America as of Aug. 18 "not bad," but said, "I hope I can do better in the future."
April 25, 2005
Penn & Kidman "Interpret" an Impressive Box Office Weekend
Not surprisingly, Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter," starring Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn, took the #1 box office spot in its opening weekend. But while analysts predicted the flick would easily land in the top spot, the movie opened even stronger than expected. "The Interpreter" hauled in $22.8 million in over 2,700 theaters.
April 21, 2005
Critical Consensus: ?Kung Fu Hustle? Best Reviewed Wide Release of the Year
It looks like a busy weekend at the movies this week, with four movies either opening wide or expanding into wide release. There?s something for everyone. For more mature audiences, there?s the Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn political thriller ?The Interpreter.? For teens looking for love, there?s the Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet romantic comedy ?A Lot Like Love.? For laughs, there are two choices ? the Stephen Chow kung fu comedy hit ?Kung Fu Hustle? and the Anthony Anderson kidnapping comedy ?King?s Ransom.?
April 18, 2005
"Amityville" Scares Up a Solid Opening Weekend
Sure, sure, it was the only wide release to open this past weekend, so obviously "The Amityville Horror" was bound to hit the #1 spot. But what's pleasantly surprising (to the producers, anyway) is the news that the haunted house remake scared up $23.3 million in over 3,300 theaters. Although "Amityville" did come up short of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and its $28 million opening frame, the filmmakers can take solace in the fact that "Horror" cost less than $20m to produce ... and is therefore (almost) cutting a profit already.
February 3, 2005
"Kung Fu Hustle" Dominates HK Film Awards With 16 Noms
Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" received nominations in 16 of 19 available categories for the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards, Variety reports. The only categories the movie didn't receive a nomination in are supporting actress, original song, and Asian film. Wong Kar Wai's "2046" received 12 noms including those for film and director, and Derek Yee's "One Night in Mongkok" received 11.
January 12, 2005
"Kung Fu Hustle" Trailer Online
The trailer for "Kung Fu Hustle" is up on the Sony site. The film, starring Stephen Chow (who also directs) and Yuen Wah, involves a small-time thief who gets on the wrong side of a fierce gang in pre-revolutionary China. "Kung Fu Hustle" will be released in the states on March 18.
January 7, 2005
Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle Breaking B.O. Records
Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle" is breaking box office records across Asia, Variety reports. On its Dec. 24th opening day in Singapore, "Hustle" set the record as having the biggest opening-day B.O. for a Chinese movie at $250,000, and made more in its opening weekend than Chow's previous effort "Shaolin Soccer" made in its entire run at more than $1M.