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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • The Bin
    0 comments

    "The Perfect Host" Director is a Psychopath... He Said So!

    "The Perfect Host" director Nick Tomnay and his star David Hyde Pierce. [Photo by Amanda Schwab/Starpix]

    Read More »
    More: Parties
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    David Dobkin To Direct Contemporary 'Arthur & Lancelot'

    After doing the indie thing with "Clay Pigeons," getting a taste of Hollywood with "Shanghai Knights," and breaking out with "Wedding Crashers," David Dobkin is getting ready to change gears a bit. While "Fred Claus" was an embarrassment, his forthcoming Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman comedy "The Change-Up" looks to find the director back in stride and it seems Warner Bros. is ready to allow him to take a chance on something big.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Nia Vardalos Talks Keeping Things Light With 'Larry Crowne'

    The Writer/Actress Also Hints At What She'll Be Doing Next The Tom Hanks vehicle (he starred, directed and co-wrote the film) “Larry Crowne” won’t scoot into theatres until July 1st, but we’re already rolling out a peek of our coverage, as we recently had the opportunity to sit in on a press conference with the film’s other writer, Nia Vardalos. Perhaps best known for her critically-acclaimed debut “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” – which her 'Crowne' cohort, Hanks, produced – Vardalos weighed in on the value of a hard day’s work, what she has coming up, as well as keeping ‘Crowne’ uplifting in a time when the story has become all too relevant.

    Read More »
  • Spout
    0 comments

    Who's Your Favorite Woody Allen Surrogate?

    While I was away last week, FilmDrunk posted yet another great montage by their video editor, Oliver Noble, this one involving Woody Allen surrogates. Specifically Noble has compiled a chapter-structured look at a handful of actors (and actress) who've filled in for the filmmaker portraying "the Woody Role," including Jason Biggs ("Anything Else"), John Cusack ("Bullets Over Broadway"), Larry David ("Whatever Works"), Rebecca Hall ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona"), Will Ferrell ("Melinda and Melinda") and Owen Wilson, who stars in Allen's latest, and most successful in years, "Midnight in Paris." I've still not seen that one, as it's been a busy couple of months for me, but I'm curious to see where Wilson ranks. The montage reminded me to re-publish an old SpoutBlog list of "10 Woody Allen Proxies," which features other favorite surrogates like Kenneth Branagh ("Celebrity"), Stanley Tucci ("Deconstructing Harry"), Seth Green ("Radio Days") and, umm, Burt Reynolds ("The End"). By the way, if anyone can find me a clip of Tucci's performance (the video included in the original post is gone), I'll be very grateful.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    More On The Black British Versus Black American Experience...

    Maybe I'm only just now starting to pay attention to these matters... but, as an addendum to my post last week on the supposed talent drain, as black British actors migrate to the USA where better opportunities to work are believed to be in far more abundance, when compared to England... here's another article lamenting the state of the African in the UK - specifically, the lack of "an educated ethnic middle class... to counter the black 'street’ stereotype," which in turn affects the quality of content produced for black British audiences.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Schumacher's 'Trespass,' Niccol's 'The Host' & Hackford's 'Parker' All Find Homes

    It seems that these days, major studios aren't interested in making or distributing a movie unless it can be franchised or easily sold to the movie-buying public. So no surprise that three new projects with stars attached have found their way to smaller shingles.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    When It Comes To Superhero Movies, Great Minds Think Alike

    Well, sometimes they do, that is.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Watch Michael Jai White & Director Ben Ramsey Discussion At "Fist & Sword" Screening Series

    A film I saw on VOD 2 years ago and reviewed on the old Shadow And Act site - Michael Jai White's Blood And Bone, which went straight to home video, and I'm not sure a lot of folks have actually seen. You can watch it on DVD right now if you want.

    Read More »
    More: Watch Now
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Michael Bay Loves 'West Side Story' & Scarlett Johansson Calls Him "Surprisingly Sensitive"?

    10 Things We Learned From The Recent GQ Profile About The Mega-DirectorIs solaris-sized blockbuster director Michael Bay the antichrist? This is sort of the posit brought up by GQ's most recent self-explanatory titled article "Blow Up: The Oral History Of Michael Bay." While whether he is a blight on cinema or not is something the Playlist is going to examine closer to the release of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," there are plenty of high-profile defenders of his style in said GQ piece (not all of it is online, but the new Megan Fox "controversy" naturally has appeared here).

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Consider: Top Ten Actors, Actresses for Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton in Scorsese's Furious Love

    Consider: Top Ten Actors, Actresses for Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton in Scorsese's Furious Love

    Who could possibly play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Furious Love? They are iconic roles and the field of thesps that could play them is limited by age, ability, celebrity and physicality. We've scoured the web for casting chatter. Many names have been thrown in the mix. Some we like, some we don't. We've added some of our own picks for who could pull off these roles.

    Read More »