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“MacGruber” moved back a month

Universal Pictures announced today that “MacGruber,” the comedy based on Will Forte’s recurring “Saturday Night Live” character, will open one month later than planned: Friday, May 21, as opposed to Friday, April 23. This pits “MacGruber” against Paramount’s “Shrek Forever After,” which already had claimed that weekend.    In “MacGruber,”[...]

Tim Burton talks about taking on ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Given the weird and wonderful worlds that director Tim Burton regularly builds within his films, one might expect that Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, one of the books upon which Burton’s new film is based, would have been a favorite text for years. But the director told reporters that he[...]

Cinematography Is A Global Language

History was made when Christian Berger, AAC, Alar Kivilo, ASC, CSC and Eagle Egilsson claimed top honors in the three competitive categories during the 24th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration in Los Angeles last Saturday. It was the first time that none of the winners in[...]

Tribeca Film Festival To Open with “Shrek Forever After”

The Tribeca Film Festival and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that “Shrek Forever After” will open the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. “Shrek Forever After” is the final chapter in the adventures of the beloved ogre, Shrek, and the first of the series to be presented[...]

“Shutter Island’s” $22.2M beats “Cop Out” and “The Crazies”

BY STAFF “Shutter Island” still tops at box office. It led the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend on Sunday. Here is a look at the top ten: “Shutter Island” ($22.2m), “Cop Out” ($18.6m), “The Crazies” ($16.5m), “Avatar” ($14.0m),“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” ($9.8m),“Valentine’s Day” ($9.5m),“Dear John”[...]

Exclusive: Oscar-nominee Sally Menke on editing Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Basterds’

BY TODD GILCHRIST On Thursday, February 25, Quentin Tarantino hosted a below-the-line panel for crew members of Inglourious Basterds who were nominated for Academy Awards. Among the participants were Sally Menke, Tarantino’s longtime editor; cinematographer Robert Richardson; visual effects designer John Dykstra; Supervising sound editor Wylie Stateman; and sound re-recording[...]

Exclusive: Hollywood In Five – Breck Eisner, director of ‘The Crazies’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Hollywood is a busy town. Movers bump into shakers on their way to the next power meeting. You have to move quickly if you want to keep up. HollywoodNews.com is here to help. Our interview feature, “Hollywood In Five,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies[...]

The Tourist Starts Principal Photography

BY LUIS CAMONIS On 23 February 2010 principal photography began on GK Films’ romantic thriller “The Tourist,” directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. “The Tourist” is being produced by Academy-Award-winner Graham King and will shoot in Paris and Venice. Sony Pictures will distribute the[...]

A night to remember for “The Crazies”

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS The invitation came from the “Pierce County Gazette” and read: Dear Friend, “I received your message and am relieved to hear you will be meeting me at 4401 Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday, February 24th, to witness THE CRAZIES.” For security reasons, people receiving the invitation were[...]

Brooklyn Decker joins Aniston, Sandler in “Just Go With It”

BY STAFF Sports Illustrated cover model Brooklyn Decker has been added to the cast of Columbia Pictures romantic comedy “Just Go With It,” already starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. In the model’s first movie role, she will play opposite Sandler as the young girl he falls for. The plot[...]