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Maria Conchita Alonso Tears Into Oliver Stone’s New Film

HollywoodNews.com: Filmmaker Oliver Stone’s latest piece, “South of the Border,” has already come under fire for issues with accuracy, but now actress Maria Conchita Alonso is taking aim at the documentary, blasting Stone’s portrayal of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Criticizing Stone for what she calls “selective storytelling,” Alonso is planning[...]

Oliver Stone on the BP oil spill: Corporations control the environment

HollywoodNews.com: At the New York premiere for his documentary “South of the Border,“ Oliver Stone dished out his take on the BP oil spill. “I’m not an expert at all on how to clean this up, but it does raise the philosophical question of what do we do with our reserves,”[...]

Stephen Rivers passes away at age 55

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: I am so sorry to read about the passing of my friend, Stephen Rivers. He was 55 and died after a long bout with prostate cancer. So much of what’s involved in the dying of a friend and contemporary is wrapped up in when you met them. I[...]

Fox Spent $ 2 Million on “Wall Street” in Cannes

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: Coming to Cannes with a film isn’t cheap. If you want to do it the right way, you’d better come with cash. Or the profits from “Avatar.” Sources tell me that 20th Century Fox has spent upwards of $2 million to promote “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” here this[...]

Gordon Gekko Returns as Batman

By Robert Friedman Hollywoodnews.com: Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” played for the press Friday morning at the Cannes Film Festival. At the end of most press screenings here there are boos of one sort or another. Not this time. There was actual applause. “Money Never Sleeps” is a slick,[...]

“Wall Street 2” from Cannes: Gordon Gekko is Back

By Roger Friedman Hollywoodnews.com:Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel, subtitled Money Never sleeps, is a hit. It’s a formula Hollywood movie in the great sense. For the first time in a long time, the formula works. There are many good things to say about Money Never Sleeps. The script sings and zings with[...]

Oliver Stone says new “Wall Street” movie about “family”

Hollywoodnews.com: Oliver Stone and the cast of the anticipated sequel “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” spoke to press at the Cannes Film Festival this morning after the film screened for critics and audience members. The film finds Michael Douglas reprising his role of corporate tycoon Gordon Gekko, a part for[...]

Oliver Stone gearing up for Cannes with “Wall Street 2”

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: News from the IFP dinner for a mere one hundred or so filmmakers last night at Diane von Furstenberg’s design studio: Oliver Stone is getting ready for Cannes and South America with “Wall Street 2″ and “South of the Border.” He chatted with Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker,[...]

Oliver Stone sets “South of the Border” Film Tour

By Roger Friedman Oliver Stone is a busy man. On Friday, May 14th, he’ll debut “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps” at the Cannes Film Festival. But he won’t be sticking around Cannes for long. Stone will take his documentary about South American dictators, called “South of the Border,” to Madrid on May[...]

The Power of Super 8 Film!

BY BOB FISHER Robert Richardson, ASC, Robert Elswitt, ASC, John Toll, ASC, Jim Chressanthis, ASC, Ed Lachman, ASC and Caleb Deschanel, ASC are among the cinematographers whose names grace the back cover of a new book titled “The Power of Super 8 Film.” The list also includes Steven[...]