Tag Archives: Cinema of Italy

Steven Spielberg, jury president of the 66th Festival de Cannes

“My admiration for the steadfast mission of the Festival to champion the international language of movies is second to none. The most prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion picture as a cross cultural and generational medium.” Taking over the reins from the Italian Nanni Moretti, American[...]

50th New York Film Festival announces film slate

HollywoodNews.com: After a little bit of pondering on my part, the question of what will be playing this year at the New York Film Festival has now been answered. 32 films will comprise the main section of the fest, according to the NYFF website (here), and besides the movies already[...]

Django Unchained New Photos – Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx

HollywoodNews.com: See Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonard DiCaprio in action in six new stills from DJANGO UNCHAINED, the latest film from Academy Award®-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino. Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave[...]

Don Johnson joins Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Quentin Tarantino’s casting couch for “Djangon Unchained” has been a revolving door of rugged talent. The latest name spinning through the cycle? Would you believe Don Johnson? The “Miami Vice” and “Nash Bridges” star, who recently appeared in Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” will take part in Tarantino’s latest genre[...]

And the Toronto International Film Festival Winners are…

HollywoodNews.com: And this year’s winners of the Toronto International Film Festival are: Cadillac People’s Choice Awards As voted by Festival attendees: Cadillac People’s Choice Award Nadine Labaki for Where Do We Go Now? Cadillac People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award Gareth Evans for The Raid Cadillac People’s Choice Documentary Award Jon Shenk for The Island President Canadian Awards As voted[...]

Jamie Foxx replacing Will Smith in Tarantino’s Western?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Will Jamie Foxx be Django in Quentin Tarantino’s planned spaghetti Western? It’s amazing how many news stories “break” on Twitter. That’s where Jeff Goldsmith tweeted the item stating that, “Will Smith is out! Inside sources tell me that Tarantino has chosen Oscar winner @iamjamiefoxx to play Django! #fb”[...]

Tribute To Sophia Loren by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of Sophia Loren with a gala evening of film clips and personal remarks from her friends and colleagues, concluding with an onstage conversation with the Oscar®-winning actress on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at 8 p.m.[...]

Dino De Laurentiis dies in Los Angeles at age 91

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The film industry lost a giant this morning. Italian media outlets are reporting that legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis died in Los Angeles. The Oscar winner was 91. It is staggering, the list of classic films De Laurentiis ushered to the screen over his decades-spanning film career. “La Strada,” his[...]

Adrien Brody sues to block release of Dario Argento film

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Horror junkies impatiently await the next Dario Argento film the way a smoker craves their next cigarette. But if Adrien Brody has his way, it will be a long time before Argento’s latest, “Giallo,” sees the light of day. “Giallo,” which was filmed in 2008, was released on[...]

Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Venice Film Festival president Quentin Tarantino has just announced that the jury has unanimously crowned Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” with the Golden Lion prize at the festival. Tarantino commented at the festival, “This was a film that enchanted us from our first screening. Yet from that first enchanting screening, it grew[...]
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