Tag Archives: Rudin

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro Rock New York Film Critics Event

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt was hilarious and touching last night accepting his Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. Joining other honorees Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain and the folks from “The Artist,” Pitt was a little nervous and actually spoke softly from the[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: “Mediocrity has taken over film criticism” Armond White

HollywoodNews.com: Every year the world of film criticism, gutter blogging, and awards campaigning collide. At CityArts, journalist Armond White, expresses his disgust at today’s state of film criticism. He highlights the fiasco that ensued when “The New Yorker” film critic David Denby decided to break the embargo imposed by the[...]

David Fincher addresses Denby’s “Dragon Tattoo” embargo bust – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Virtually every critic under the sun had something to say over David Denby’s illogical shattering of a press embargo set for David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” as well as producer Scott Rudin’s measured slap-down of Denby’s selfish actions. But one voice not yet[...]

Scott Rudin fires back after stupid “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” embargo bust – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: In the realm of contemporary film criticism, publishing first — or “First!” for those who subscribe to gonzo, “Toldja!” journalism — has its advantages. Getting ahead of the eventual surge of reviews from rival outlets often generates serious traffic, and can help grab headlines for a[...]

James Franco is not at fault for cancelled broadway play

HollywoodNews.com: I read with some amusement in the last few days that Oscar nominated actor James Franco “backed out” of doing “Sweet Bird of Youth” on Broadway this fall. This isn’t exactly true. This column broke the news exclusively that Franco was set for “Sweet Bird” with Nicole Kidman back[...]

Oscars: Guess Which Films are AWOL from Hollywood Parties

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com Last night– Wednesday–felt like the kick off for “Oscar Week.” But where oh where is the gang from the critically praised box office hit, ”The Social Network’? They are AWOL while the other Best Picture nominees begin to celebrate their films. ”The Social Network” is not[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Animation whittled down to three nominees

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. The Academy announced today that only three films will be nominated in the animation category. That field just became incredibly tough to predict. “True Grit” revealed its new[...]

David Fincher’s “The Social Network” earns more raves

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There are so many reviews of David Fincher’s “The Social Network” floating around the Internet, you’d think the anticipated drama about the birth of Facebook was opening this Friday. It’s not. The official release date is Oct. 1, though Fincher’s film also opens this year’s New[...]

‘Social Network’ will shove mirror in Facebook’s face

HollywoodNews.com: Cameron Winklevoss, the fellow Harvard alum who sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of the social website, doesn’t expect the guru to swallow “The Social Network.” Winklevoss, together with his brother Tyler, claimed that Zuckerberg stole their computer codes for Facebook. He has read the screenplay for[...]

Justin Timberlake’s naughty party scene uncut in ‘Social Network’

HollywoodNews.com: The kinky party scene depicting Napster co-founder Sean Parker will remain in the final cut of “The Social Network.” Scott Rudin, the producer of the Facebook bio-pic, had mentioned that he might edit out the sequence which follows Parker giving a speech at a party where young women offer[...]