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Bruce Springsteen documentary about “Darkness” sounds more than promising

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One film on my “Must See” list for the Toronto International Film Festival this year is “The Promise,” Thom Powers’ documentary about the making of Bruce Springsteen’s classic rock album “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” I’m not even a big Bruce fan, though I’ve enjoyed[...]

“Tillman Story” loses its appeal with the MPAA

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following up on a story we ran earlier this week, it turns out “The Tillman Story” lost its appeal with the MPAA to downgrade from an R rating to a PG-13. As reported, the film is being penalized for its “excessive” language. Director Amir Bar-Lev said[...]

TRAILER PARK: New clips for “How Do You Know,” “Dagenham”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A lot of new regarding potentially engaging fall pictures hitting the Hollywood News radar this morning. This post offers up two trailers which are worth a look. The trailer for James L. Brooks’ “How Do You Know” played before my “Eat, Pray, Love” screening this week,[...]

Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” confirmed for Toronto, London film fests

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For those who had lingering doubts as to whether or not Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” had any intentions of entering the 2010 Oscar race, this news should put them to rest. Boyle’s drama, about mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco) and the hours he spent trapped[...]

Weinsteins to fight MPAA over “Tillman Story” rating

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev and producer John Battsek will appear before the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification & Rating Administration board in Los Angeles this morning to argue against the R rating applied to their upcoming documentary, “The Tillman Story.” Directed by Bar-Lev (“My Kid[...]

Ryan Murphy will direct Mark Ruffalo in “The Normal Heart”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One of the things I appreciated about “Eat, Pray, Love” was Ryan Murphy’s solid direction, so it’s encouraging to learn he’s moving on to another engaging premise with an excellent actor in tow. Murphy will helm an adaptation of “The Normal Heart,” Larry Kramer’s semi-autobiographical work[...]

Julie Taymor’s “Tempest” poster sets Shakespeare’s world ablaze

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that’s how you make a teaser poster. Julie Taymor’s spin on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will ride the festival circuit this fall before arriving in theaters on Dec. 10. The gender-swapping film stars Helen Mirren as the Sorceress Prospera, who plays magically deadly games with[...]

Production Designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai to be honored by the ADG Film Society

HollywoodNews.com: The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will honor Production Designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai with a screening of the film “Devdas” (2002) on Sunday, August 29, at 5:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood). Sponsored by Variety, this film is the fourth of[...]

Richard Jenkins commands Oscar attention in “Eat, Pray, Love”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Have you ever watched an actor just crush a scene, and you know that their performance just catapulted them into the Oscar race? Think Daniel Day-Lewis bellowing about milkshake drinking, Will Smith clutching his son as he holds a bathroom door shut with his foot, or[...]

“The Karate Kid” remake coming to DVD and Blu-ray in October

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This summer’s updated “Karate Kid,” with Jaden Smith in the Ralph Macchio role, proved that not all remakes are destined to suck. The film – which was quite good – has been one of 2010’s success stories, pulling in $173.8 million domestically to become the ninth-highest-grossing[...]