Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Harvey Weinstein talks Oscars, Michelle Williams and the charm of “My Week With Marilyn” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Pulp Fiction.” “The English Patient.” “Good Will Hunting.” “Shakespeare in Love.” “Chicago.” “The Aviator.” “Gangs of New York.” “The Reader.” “The King’s Speech.” For decades, Harvey Weinstein’s name has been synonymous with the Academy Awards, and his influential fingerprints have been all over the Oscar season.[...]

“Anonymous” scales back release plans, going limited – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The period mystery “Anonymous” is a step in a different direction for director Roland Emmerich. The world isn’t in peril. A-listers aren’t racing for their lives from a natural disaster. Instead, the “2012” and “Independence Day” director explores a popular myth regarding the proper author of[...]

Blake Lively, Leonardo DiCaprio did sightseeing in Verona

HollywoodNews.com: Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio certainly made the rounds while in Europe, and it seems they even made time to visit Verona, Italy. Lively reportedly snapped lots of pictures while sightseeing with her rumored boyfriend, states Just Jared. Coincidentally, DiCaprio played Romeo in a modern ‘Romeo & Juliet’ which[...]

Elton John rips Disney for weak “Gnomeo” support

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: By most accounts, “Gnomeo & Juliet” is a hit. The animated retelling of William Shakespeare’s tragic play has hovered near the top of the box office since opening on Feb. 11. To date, it has earned an estimated $75 million, and that’s without the benefit of[...]

Russell Brand bowled over by Helen Mirren’s allure

HollywoodNews.com: Russell Brand thinks Helen Mirren is drop-dead sexy and, boy, does he know why. The actor stars alongside the Oscar winning actress in two upcoming films, this December’s Julie Taymor take on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and the remake of 1980s romantic comedy “Arthur.” Per Brand, Mirren can play[...]

Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” earns mixed reviews in New York

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After a rocky reception at the Venice Film Festival – where InContention’s Guy Lodge called it “murky, lunk-headed and signally boring” http://incontention.com/2010/09/11/review-“the-tempest”/ — Julie Taymor’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” had it’s North American debut this weekend as the centerpiece film for the 48th annual[...]

Kim Cattrall on ‘Sex and the City 3’: ‘Who knows?’

HollywoodNews.com: After the $415 million success of the first “Sex and the City” movie, news about a sequel immediately perked up. However, with the fan backlash and dismal domestic B.O. results for “Sex and the City 2,” news about a third installment has been as quiet as a mouse. In[...]

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[...]

Julie Taymor’s “Tempest” poster sets Shakespeare’s world ablaze

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Now that’s how you make a teaser poster. Julie Taymor’s spin on William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will ride the festival circuit this fall before arriving in theaters on Dec. 10. The gender-swapping film stars Helen Mirren as the Sorceress Prospera, who plays magically deadly games with[...]

Michael Mann bringing director’s cut of “Mohicans” to Blu-ray

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Before he was Bill “The Butcher,” oil baron Daniel Plainview, or self-obsessed Italian film director Guido Contini, Daniel Day-Lewis stalked through the jungle to play Hawkeye in Michael Mann’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans.” A definitive, director’s cut of the[...]