July 12, 2013
Weekly Ketchup: Is X-Force Fox's New Franchise?
This was another slow week in Hollywood movie development news for two reasons. Many people are still on summer vacation the week after Independence Day, and we're still before next week's San Diego Comic Con, which is usually a huge "news dump" each year. Marvel got several stories ahead of the pack (including news of an X-Force movie), and there are also new projects for Ben Affleck and Johnny Depp.
May 20, 2009
Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report ? Almodovar's Broken Embraces a Comfortable Favourite
Pedro Almodovar is a firm favourite in Cannes, so it's no surprise to see his new film Broken Embraces receiving largely positive reviews from the assembled critics. The director's first foray into film noir territory since Bad Education half a decade ago, the movie stars long-time collaborator Penelope Cruz as a beautiful actress who owes her career to her elderly millionaire lover, and Screen Daily's Barry Byrne calls it "a sleek post-Oscar vehicle" for the star. Byrne also writes that it will satisfy admirers of the director's work. "Fans of Almodovar will get plenty of what they expect here - rich saturated colours, hyper plotting, stylistic pyrotechnics and off-centre comedy."
September 1, 2005
Carrey and Stiller to Team Up as "Used Guys"
Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller will team up to play "Used Guys" for director Jay Roach, says Variety. It's a high-concept comedy about two obsolete pleasure clones who have a tough time making it in the futuristic world.