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The Power of Super 8 Film!

BY BOB FISHER Robert Richardson, ASC, Robert Elswitt, ASC, John Toll, ASC, Jim Chressanthis, ASC, Ed Lachman, ASC and Caleb Deschanel, ASC are among the cinematographers whose names grace the back cover of a new book titled “The Power of Super 8 Film.” The list also includes Steven[...]

Tina Fey, Steve Carell ensure “Date Night” is worth taking

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Circumstances kept me from seeing “Date Night” before its release, so Sunday, my wife and I had our own little date night (well, afternoon) and checked it out. Really glad we did. You go into a film like this expecting its stars, Tina Fey and Steve Carell, to be[...]

Tina Fey and Steve Carrell’s “Date Night” A Hit

BY ROGER FRIEDMAN People will watch TV in movie theaters. That’s what we learn today as “Date Night,” featuring TV stars Steve Carell and Tina Fey, had a huge Friday night. The Fox comedy took in $9.3 million according to, and could reap a $28 million weekend. Considering that the tepid[...]

“Saving Private Ryan” by Steven Spielberg: Foote In Film

BY JOHN H. FOOTE SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – Directed by Steven Spielberg (****) So much has been written about the film’s stunning opening sequence, and the closing battle that I often fear the film’s greatest moment is missed. It comes mid-way through the picture after the death of the little medic[...]

Exclusive: Sting, Zooey Deschanel rock new Kinks doc “Do It Again”

BY SEAN O’CONNELL The Kinks, to me, were a second-tier rock outfit. That’s not a slight against the band. Several of their hits, from “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and “Tired of Waiting for You” to “You Really Got Me,” became part of pop culture’s conscience. They just[...]

Steve Carrell and Tina Fey in “Date Night” – Hollywood Movie Roundup

BY KEVIN CRUST Following last week’s three-for-all, a David-vs.-Goliath match-up takes shape at the box office as NBC’s Thursday night comedy stars go a little screwy on the big screen and could go to #1. DATE NIGHT The only major studio release pairs Steve Carrell and Tina Fey as a married couple whose[...]

‘The Lord of the Rings’ current and future Blu-ray releases

BY TODD GILCHRIST Yesterday in conjunction with the release of Warner Brothers’ new Blu-rays, Hollywood News published an exclusive interview with Richard Taylor, one of the good folks at effects house Weta who was responsible for helping bring the Lord of the Rings film to the screen. While Taylor provided as[...]

“Breaking Upwards”: A gem of an indie film

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS When Daryl Wein informed Zoe Lister-Jones that he was thinking of writing a screenplay about a 20-something New York Jewish couple who experiment with an “open relationship,” she didn’t exactly warm to the idea. In fact, Wein recalled, “Zoe did not like that at all.” And who’d blame her?[...]

“Sex 2” trailer confirms plot points, guest stars

It’s gorgeous. It’s glorious. And it’s loaded with special guest stars. New Line Cinema and HBO Films revealed a longer trailer for “Sex and the City 2.” You can view it below. Story plot points leaked online seem to be confirmed by the clip. The ladies made famous by the HBO series[...]

Jim Carrey & Ewan McGregor’s “I Love You Phillip Morris” delayed indefinitely

BY GREG HERNANDEZ If you were looking forward to finally seeing the long-awaited I Love You Phillip Morris at the end of the month, you’ll have to wait even longer. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and focuses on a love affair between a con man (Jim Carrey)[...]