Tag Archives: Peter Weir

Peter Weir on ‘The Way Back,’ ‘Master and Commander’ sequels, and ‘The Truman Show’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In an ironic twist of fate, a project titled “The Way Back” helped Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Weir find his way back to Hollywood after a seven-year hiatus. It was 2003 when Weir last released a picture – the maritime adventure “Master and Commander” The Far Side[...]

This Week In Movies By Pete Hammond

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Perhaps helped by the fact that it was the only new truly wide release this week, Paramount’s raunchy romantic comedy, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher did better than expected grossing an estimated $20.3 million , mostly from female audiences who showed up[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Secretariat” triggers critic slap fight

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. “Secretariat,” which opens today, has sparked a debate between prominent movie critics. The other day, Andrew O’Hehir wrote on Salon that the horse biopic, which he loved,[...]

TIFF ’10: The five films I won’t see at Toronto Intl Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For three weeks, I’ve previewed the films that litter my still-formulating TIFF screening schedule. (Seriously, the festival starts tomorrow, and I’m still not 100% sure what I’m seeing. That’s how jam-packed TIFF is this year.) Before I board a plane for the 35th Toronto International Film[...]

Telluride Film Festival Buzz Roundup

HollywoodNews.com: As the fall film festival circuit begins to warm up award season, here’s a snapshot of what’s been talked about at Telluride: The Way Back directed by Peter Weir. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere is hearing that Weir’s survival drama isn’t similar to his previous wide releases, i.e. “Master[...]

Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” acquired by Newmarket

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Deals are starting to come together as filmmakers bring anticipated titles to major fall festivals. With the Telluride festival about to kick off, Newmarket Films has announced that it has acquired the rights to Peter Weir’s World War II drama “The Way Back,” which will have[...]

Mark Romanek to lead 37th Telluride Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: The 37th Annual Telluride Film Festival has just unveiled this year’s lineup that includes more than a handful of documentaries and will salute Claudia Cardinale for a tribute that will include a screening of “The Girl with the Suitcase.” Mark Romanek will show “Never Let Me Go” and there[...]

Isabella Rossellini tapped to lead Berlin film festival jury

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Berlin International Film Festival announced this morning that Isabella Rossellini will lead the festival jury for the 61st annual event, which will be held Feb. 10-20, 2011. “It’s fantastic that Isabella Rossellini will be the President of the Berlinale Jury in 2011,” said festival director[...]

Daniel Radcliffe Confirms “Woman In Black” Casting

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, has confirmed in a press release that he will indeed star in the latest adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel “The Woman In Black”. The novel, which has been successfully adapted on both the small screen and the[...]