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Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” strikes a low key with Venice critics

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’m still waiting for Sofia Coppola’s masterpiece. “Lost in Translation” didn’t work for me, though I found it infinitely more rewarding than her shallow “Marie Antoinette.” It sounds like I’ll be waiting a little bit longer. “Somewhere,” Coppola’s latest film about a once-famous actor (Stephen DOrff)[...]

Paramount’s “Waiting for ‘Superman'” reaches goal of 50k pledges

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Hollywood scored a major victory for public education in America Friday morning. That’s when Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media announced that 50,000 people pledged to see the award-winning documentary film “Waiting for ‘Superman’” when it opens in the fall, meaning they hit their third[...]

Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” moving up to November release date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lionsgate and Tyler Perry appear to be tossing their hat into this year’s Oscar race. The studio announced this morning that Perry’s next picture, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” will premiere on Nov. 5 … and not in 2011[...]

TIFF ’10: Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell face a “Conviction”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We continue to preview anticipated titles screening at the 35th Toronto International Film Festival in our “Road to Toronto” feature. The fest kicks off on Sept. 9, and HollywoodNews.com will be on the ground bringing you reviews, interviews, and a clearer glimpse at the ever-shifting Oscar[...]

Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” acquired by Newmarket

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Deals are starting to come together as filmmakers bring anticipated titles to major fall festivals. With the Telluride festival about to kick off, Newmarket Films has announced that it has acquired the rights to Peter Weir’s World War II drama “The Way Back,” which will have[...]

Schnabel’s “Miral” doesn’t impress Venice critics

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Lost in the buzz over “Black Swan” was reaction to “Miral,” director Julian Schnabel’s follow-up to his acclaimed “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and another high-profile drama to world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Perhaps that’s because the response to “Miral” was a little[...]

TIFF ’10: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s “Jack Goes Boating”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’re officially one week away from the 35th Toronto International Film Festival, and we still have so much left to discuss in our “Road to Toronto” feature. The fest kicks off on Sept. 9, and HollywoodNews.com will be on the ground bringing you reviews, interviews, and[...]

DreamWorks’ “Dragon” would like Best Picture consideration

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Was “How to Train Your Dragon” one of the best movies you saw this year? Do you think it has a chance at a Best Picture nomination? DreamWorks certainly thinks so. The studio expressed its confidence recently by inviting key industry folks in select markets to[...]

Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” continue to earn raves

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Call off this year’s Best Actress race. Natalie Portman already has won the Oscar for her reportedly searing performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan.” Our apologies to rival contenders like Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”). Better luck next year![...]

Controversial TIFF doc ‘Cool It’ finds home at Roadside Attractions

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One documentary heading to the Toronto International Film Festival just secured a distribution deal days before the fest officially kicks off. Roadside Attractions acquired domestic rights to Ondi Timoner’s “Cool It,” which will have its world premiere at TIFF. Timoner’s doc focuses on controversial economist/political scientist[...]