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“Shutter Island”: A conversation with Producer Mike Medavoy

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS Exclusive interview of HollywoodNews.com’s Executive Editor Robert W. Welkos and Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy regarding his upcoming movie, “Shutter Island,” in theaters February 19. Synopsis: From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark[...]

Reflections on Sundance Film Festival, 2010

By ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Reflections on Sundance, 2010 Hottest stars in attendance: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. A media frenzy ensued during their red carpet arrival for “The Runaways” at Eccles Theater. Media members stood six deep, cameras flashing and TV interviewers gushing as publicists escorted their young clients from[...]

Cane toads invade Sundance!

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–There was excitement in the air at Eccles Theater here Tuesday night when a new 3-D movie hit this upscale ski resort where thousands of filmmakers and the news media are gathered for the Sundance Film Festival. No, the 3-D movie that has people talking[...]

Is the Sundance Film Festival becoming obsolete?

ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Is Sundance becoming obsolete? It’s a question swirling around the Sundance Film Festival at this tony ski resort this year as the fate of independent films seems to grow dimmer and the money to finance these ventures is as difficult to cobble together as political compromises[...]

“The Dry Land” explores soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–The world has come to know and love actress America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, the dependably sweet and homely worker at a high fashion magazine surrounded by incredibly thin and gorgeous models in the hit ABC series “Ugly Betty.” But another side of the performer[...]

Biker Fox falls for Slamdance film

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Biker Fox has taken a tumble for Slamdance. The Oklahoma muscle car guru with Technicolor riding gear who has long been an irritant with the Tulsa police for engaging in occasional brushes with the law, stood at the top of Main Street waving a hand at[...]

And the winner is…The Hurt Locker

LIVE UPDATES BY ROBERT W. WELKOS: – On the red carpet, the rope line broke down…it was every man for himself….security was nowhere to be found – Samuel L Jackson runs on stage…calls out to Quentin “MF” Tarantino (see if wires remark about this…you can get away with lots on cable) – Recap:[...]