Tag Archives: Drew McWeeny

“We Bought A Zoo” reactions hit the Web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In what has become an open season of anticipated sneak peeks, Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” took over multiplexes across American Saturday night to unveil his upcoming family comedy … nearly a month before its official Christmas Day release. What spurred the movement? Was it confidence[...]

Is the “Harry Potter” team really doing “The Stand?”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Stephen King’s “The Stand” may be coming to theaters in a multi-part adaptation that will be shepherded by “Harry Potter” teammates David Yates (director) and Steve Kloves (screenwriter). I use the term “may” because, despite some excellent reporting by HitFix’s Drew McWeeny, Stephen King movie adaptation stories[...]

Spider-Man Comic-Con panel includes first look at The Lizard

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: The first official teaser trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” debuted earlier this week, to a very mixed reaction. Last night Sony had their panel at San Diego Comic-Con and revealed footage from the upcoming film, complete with web-shooters and radioactive spiders. The “Spider-Man” panel kicked off[...]

Kevin Smith’s Sundance horror “Red State” goes to … Kevin Smith?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “It’s a bait and switch. He never intended to sell the movie.” So writes HitFix’s Drew McWeeny about Kevin Smith’s “Red State,” which was supposed to auction its distribution rights immediately after its Sundance premiere on Sunday night but, instead, will be released via Smith’s own Smodcast Pictures[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Love and Other Drugs” opens AFI Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” kicked off the AFI Fest last night. Variety’s Justin Chang has panned it. HitFIx’s Drew McWeeny praised it. I’m with Chang. The picture[...]

Is “Paranormal Activity 3” inevitable?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: With “Paranormal Activity 2” lighting up the box office this weekend – taking in an estimated $41.5 million – talk around town already is swirling around a third installment. “It’s certainly our hope that [producer] Oren [Peli] and his team have the ability to deliver another chapter in[...]

“Paranormal Activity 2” previews scare up positive reactions

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Paranormal Activity 2” screened last night in select cities to thousands of fans (and a handful of critics), and the buzz that emerged for the anticipated sequel was scary good. “For a goodly portion of the film’s length the assorted, ominous skitterings, crashes, and thumps emanating from the[...]

“Superman” fans react, speculate after Zack Snyder announcement

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The news that Zack Snyder will be helming the next “Superman” film for Warner Bros. triggered a wave of reaction and speculation from online film writers. Plot points, villains, casting, script issues and more were discussed. Let’s try and round up what was said as Snyder works[...]

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” earns more raves

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There are so many reviews of David Fincher’s “The Social Network” floating around the Internet, you’d think the anticipated drama about the birth of Facebook was opening this Friday. It’s not. The official release date is Oct. 1, though Fincher’s film also opens this year’s New York Film[...]

TIFF ’10: Others weigh in on ‘Black Swan,’ Bardem’s ‘Biutiful’ performance

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Every once in a while, screenings have to be sacrificed to make way for writing time. Today’s schedule drastically shifted following “Black Swan,” after Katey Rich of Cinema Blend warned me off one movie (thanks, Katie) and Drew McWeeny of HitFix directed me to toward another (thanks, Drew). And[...]
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