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Just because you can’t get enough of Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier wants a piece of the VOD action. His production company, Zentropa, has become the first independent production company to provide on-demand content . Zentropaondemand.com is set to launch on May 18th with its entire catalogue available to stream, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
What’s the deal with Disney and Hulu?
Disney still hasn’t lost interest in Hulu, according to CEO Bob Iger. The CEO is still looking at Hulu as a possible future investment but has strayed away from allowing the Fox and NBC Universal property to become the exclusive digital provider of their online content.
Don’t mess with “The Expendables.”
Nu Image, the studio responsible for last summer’s senior-friendly “The Expendables,” is ready to kick ass and take names. “Nu Image is seeking to identify more than 23,000 individual BitTorrent users so the company can notify them that they are being sued for illegally downloading copies of actioner “The Expendables,” reports Variety.
Academics vs. Critics
David Bordwell writes on the divide between film critics and academics for Film Comment. He takes aim at auteurism and the Grand Theory as the main culprits for the divorce between these two factions and looks at the value of embracing both forms in one’s own work.
Follow the odds of who’s going to win the Palme D’Or this year with this nifty guide . Those 100-1 odds for Nani Moretti’s latest are pretty much an invitation to put down $5 in your office pool. You do have an office Cannes Palme d’Or pool, right?
Ed Wood Scream Queen, RIP
Dolores Fuller, an actress who was featured in a number of B movies by director Ed Wood, has passed away. Apart from starring in classics like “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait,” and “Bride of the Monster,” Ms. Fuller also wrote a number of songs for some musician named Elvis.