Tag Archives: Neil LaBute

Michael Fassbender and “Slow West”: Films to look forward to at the Tribeca Film Festival

As you read this, the Tribeca Film Festival will be getting fully underway with Press and Industry Screenings of all their titles. Each year, they offer up something very unique in the world of independent cinema. I’ll be taking in some films at the fest and have seen a handful[...]

Winners Announced for 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, handed out top honors to The Artist, The Descendants and Margin Call at this afternoon’s 27th Film Independent Spirit Awards. My Week With Marilyn, Beginners, 50/50, A Separation and The Interrupters also[...]

‘Sexting’ Premiere at 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival – Oct. 23

Hollywoodnews.com: Join us at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival. The festival will be screening the premiere of the short film ‘Sexting’ starring Julia Stiles at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood. ‘Sexting’ premieres on Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. About ‘Sexting’: Fed up with her relationship with a married man, a young woman[...]

“Black Swan,” “127 Hours” headline star-studded Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: While it doesn’t quite have the stature of such festivals as Toronto, Venice, or Telluride, the annual Savannah Film Festival held in gorgeous Savannah, Georgia still manages to attract awards-season contenders and high-profile stars. This year, lucky No. 13 for the fall festival, Liam Neeson, Sir Ian[...]

David Duchovny to make NY stage debut in LaBute’s ‘Break of Noon’

Hollywoodnews.com: David Duchovny, star of Showtime’s “Californication, is set to make his New York stage debut in Neil LaBute’s play “The Break of Noon.” The work is scheduled to open at the off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Theatre in October. A co-production with New York’s MCC Theatre and L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse,[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Give me “Kick-Ass” or give me “Death”

BY Kevin Crust You can put your 3D glasses away because for the first time in weeks a 2D movie should rule the box-office roost. Two modestly budgeted genre movies will duke it out for the top spot with “How to Train Your Dragon” a threat to slip back into second[...]

Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence upstaged in “Death at a Funeral”

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Death at a Funeral (**1/2 out of 4) Someone needs to get James Marsden his own comedy. He’s seriously funny. Sure, he showed glimpses of personality as variety show host Corny Collins in Adam Shankman’s “Hairspray.” And his Prince Edward helped make “Enchanted” feel … well, enchanted. But would[...]

Death of a Funeral: Cast and crew talk about bringing the remake to life

Ensemble comedies are always a mixed blessing: as many talented folks as the filmmakers recruit for their cast, there are always a few characters that you want to see explored a little bit more. Thankfully, at the junket for Death at a Funeral, a press event potentially as overstuffed as[...]

Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Neil LaBute discuss ‘Death at a Funeral’

By Todd Gilchrist HollywoodNews.com: Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence are two of the biggest comedians working in film today. In fact, it seems like they scarcely need film in order to further their careers, given the fact that they can still sell out shows across the globe performing as stand-ups. All[...]