June 23, 2017

Tag Archives: writer /director

Ranking the films of Cameron Crowe

I’m a big fan of positivity, especially when it comes to the film industry, since it seems to be at a premium most of the time. Two weeks ago, filmmaker Cameron Crowe’s latest movie Aloha opened to rather poor reviews, some of which began to look back and degrade his[...]

“Begin Again”: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine

A new trailer for BEGIN AGAIN, starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine is now available via The Weinstein Company. The trailer features Adam Levine singing the new song, “Lost Stars”. The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost[...]

And the BAFTA Award Winners are…

Argo was named Best Film at tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. And the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winners are… BEST FILM WINNER – ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,[...]

Kudos for Quentin Tarantino at the MOMA

HollywoodNews.com: It’s Oscar season soon, so it’s time for tributes and special awards that will highlight directors of Oscar buzzed films. Now we’re told that the Museum of Modern Art’s fifth annual Film Benefit, to be held on December 3rd at 6:30 PM, will honor writer / director Quentin Tarantino.[...]

Good Films you missed – 13 Assassins, The Skin I Live In, Tree of Life, Warrior

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it’s about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow. Some got rave reviews and wide releases but stiffed at the box office while some never[...]

“The Descendants,” “Shame” leading pack of Austin Film Fest selections – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A handful of stellar titles with Oscar aspirations have been programmed into this year’s Austin Film Festival schedule, which begins on Oct. 20 with an as-yet-unnamed Opening Night selection. In between, AFF audiences will get their first looks at Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” Lynne Ramsay’s[...]

Zach Braff added to Sam Raimi’s “Oz” prequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the “Garden State” of New Jersey to the Emerald City of “Oz.” It is being reported that Zach Braff, one-time star of NBC’s “Scrubs” and the writer-director of the indie comedy “Garden State,” has joined the cast of Sam Raimi’s “Wizard of Oz” prequel titled “Oz, the[...]

Keira Knightley, Steve Carell begin work on “End of the World”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Considering the fact that end of the world is rumored to be happening this Saturday, May 21, its seems appropriate for production to begin on the pre-apocalyptic comedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” Keira Knightley and Steve Carell co-star in writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s[...]

Sundance: ‘Pariah’ acquired by Focus Features

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In the latest of a steady stream of Sundance sales, Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to the contemporary drama “Pariah,” which world-premiered In Competition at this year’s fest. The debut feature from writer/director Dee Rees, “Pariah” expands on a short film about Alike (Adepero Oduye), a[...]

Meryl Streep on Lisa Kudrow’s online series “Web Therapy”

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Sorry, I have somehow neglected to post any of the episodes of the improv comedy web series, ‘Web Therapy,’ starring Lisa Kudrow that feature Meryl Streep guest starring as renowned sexual orientation therapist Camilla Bowner. ‘Web Therapy’ was created by Kudrow, her producing partner Dan Bucatinsky and[...]
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