Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

All Articles

  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    'Gangster Squad' Scribe Will Beall To Pen 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot

    Well, that was fast. Just last night, it was reported that Warner Bros. had just put a whole bunch of buried remakes back into development, including the Mel Gibson/Danny Glover buddy cop movie “Lethal Weapon.” Deadline now reveals that the studio has hired Black List-approved screenwriter Will Beall, who wrote the red-hot “Tales from the Gangster Squad,” to pen the script for the “Lethal Weapon” remake. The studio is hoping to re-launch the franchise with a couple of fresh new actors. While the studio toyed with the idea of filming yet another sequel with Gibson and Glover, schedules didn’t match up and of course, Gibson has totally gone off...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Rosie Perez Is A Big Fan of 'The Fighter'

    Last night, the beautifully designed, newly re-opened Museum of the Moving Image in Queens hosted a screening of “The Fighter,” the first film in their David O. Russell retrospective. That screening was followed by an hour-long conversation between Russell himself and long-time friend and filmmaker Spike Jonze. Jonze interviewed Russell on the condition that when Jonze had a new film out, the Museum would do his retrospective and Russell would return the favor and interview him. (Keep up the great programming, guys, seriously.) It was a candid, funny chat that zig-zagged through Russell’s entire career, starting with his Sundance splash “Span...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet
    6

    Sundance, Before the Storm: Surveying the Potential Breakouts

    It's a sure thing: The Sundance Film Festival kicks off the new year with a dense program of new work from around the world. Far less certain is what happens to the films afterward. However, in its second year under director John Cooper, Sundance shows the promise of pulling off a difficult feat: Re...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    13

    Meet the 2011 Sundance Filmmakers | "Kinyarwanda" Director Alrick Brown

    Fresh, insightful, and profoundly moving, "Kinyarwanda," the first dramatic feature film conceived and produced by Rwandans, is an extraordinary telling of the 1994 genocide that expands the common victim/perpetrator narrative to illuminate the complex fabric of life during the tragic event, and the...

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Playing at a Theatre Near You: Natalie Portman

    While Natalie Portman has not won an Oscar (yet), she is clearly one of the biggest beneficiaries from this awards season.

    Read More »
  • Spout
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Sundance 2011: "I Saw the Devil" is a Bloody Good Revenge Movie

    "Revenge is for movies. That guy's a psycho."

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Emma Forrest's Memoir 'Your Voice In My Head' (Featuring Colin Farrell) Headed To The Big Screen

    Screenwriter Emma Forrest has been on our radar for a while. She featured on our list of "5 Screenwriters About To Hit The Big Time" largely due to the strength of her excellent script "Liars (A-E)," which focused on a woman on the verge of turning 30 who, after she's dumped by her rock star boyfriend on election night, decides to travel to Obama's inauguration with her younger best friend, stopping along the way to take back gifts she'd given all her ex-boyfriends. At one point, the film was set up with Richard Linklater directing and Kat Dennings and Rebecca Hall set to star but -- blast you movie gods! -- the project fell apart. The script...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Sacha Baron Cohen Follows Up Borat and Bruno with Saddam Hussein Adaptation The Dictator

    Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Bruno fame, will next star in Paramount's The Dictator, hitting theaters worldwide on May 11, 2012. Borat (Twentieth Century Fox) and Bruno (Universal) director Larry Charles is re-teaming with Cohen. The Dictator is based on Saddam Hussein best-selling novel, Zabibah...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Peter Farrelly Says Benicio Del Toro Still A Frontrunner For Moe In 'The Three Stooges'

    A little more than ten days after the Farrelly Brothers said "there is no leader in the clubhouse” quashing early casting rumors regarding Johnny Knoxville and Andy Samberg for their upcoming and long-gestating "The Three Stooges" outing, an actor long associated with the film is apparently still ve...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'The Company Men' A Bland, Out-Of-Touch Look At Job Loss

    “The Company Men,” aka “The Supposed Problems of Unsympathetic Rich People” or “Good Actors Stuck in a Mediocre Movie,” tries to be timely, but it’s as out of touch as Pat Buchanan. It aims for “Up in the Air”-level relevance and poignancy with its plot centering on layoffs at a New England company,...

    Read More »