Tag Archives: North By Northwest

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

EXCLUSIVE: Variety editor Steven Gaydos on Monte Hellman, Alfred Hitchcock and the “Road to Nowhere”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Road to Nowhere” already has led Steven Gaydos to some pretty special places. He’s hoping the journey has just begun. Gaydos, who serves as Variety’s executive editor, recently penned a film-noir script that centered around a young director embroiled in a true-crime mystery. He pitched the idea[...]

Baz on Blu-ray! “Romeo” and “Moulin Rouge!” getting hi-def treatment

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Certain filmmakers seems born for Blu-ray. Take Baz Luhrmann, for instance. The Aussie talent’s flair for vibrant visuals should go with the crisp, clear Blu-ray conversion like peanut butter goes with jelly. We’ll find out for sure come Oct. 19, when two of Luhrmann’s groundbreaking films get[...]

Exclusive Interview: Mike Newell on creating a cinematic crown for ‘Prince of Persia’

HollywoodNews.com: It almost seems hard to imagine that a director who worked as far back as 1964 could be helming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but Mike Newell is cut from the same cloth as luminaries like John Glen and Terence Young – Brits with the competence and[...]