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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Kelly Macdonald Replaces Reese Witherspoon As Lead Of Pixar's 'Brave,' First Concept Art Revealed

    Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane Also In Voice CastConsidering the run the studio have been on recently ("Ratatouille," "Wall-E" and "Up" all in quick succession), it's a little sad that we're facing such a gap of original material from Pixar -- "Toy Story 3" came last year, and, much worse, "Cars 2" this year. But we're now heading toward the light at the end of the tunnel: 2012 will see "Brave," formerly known as "The Bear & The Bow," and shows the company once more moving into new territory -- with its first fairy tale, and its first female lead (the delay in the arrival of the latter being something that they've faced criticism for recently).

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Sarah Gadon Joins The Cast Of David Cronenberg’s 'Cosmopolis'

    With shooting set to begin this summer in Toronto, casting on David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric is wrapping up. Samantha Morton joined the cast last week -- as we found out via a Robert Pattinson interview -- now she's been confirmed, and according to Entertainment One, who is handling the picture's distribution in Canada, one more actor has joined the cast: Canadian Sarah Gadon, who will be playing the role of the Pattinson character's estranged wife, Elise Shifrin.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Noomi Rapace Casts Doubt Over Role In David Slade's 'The Last Voyage Of Demeter'

    Despite director David Slade recently taking to Twitter to express his optimism about the prospects for the previously announced vampire-road-film "The Last Voyage Of Demeter," it seems one of his potential stars isn't quite on the same level. 'Dragon Tattoo' star Noomi Rapace has revealed that her burgeoning slate and increasing popularity in Hollywood may be a hurdle too great to overcome for the potential collaboration with Slade.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Gabrielle Union

    Gabrielle Union has become one of the few celebrity voices speaking out on behalf of the Congressional campaign to defund Planned Parenthood. No matter what you believe about abortion, 97% of what Planned Parenthood does has nothing to do with abortion. It provides basic, affordable health care to lots of women who would otherwise not get any. This is not rocket science. This is an assault on women.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Uma Thurman Confirms Quentin Tarantino's Next Picture Is His "Southern" Film

    Next 'Kill Bill' Film Is "Down The Road"For a director known for his lengthy dialogue, Quentin Tarantino sure has been keeping quiet recently. Though he's currently writing the screenplay for what will become the directors 8th film (or 7th, if you count the "Kill Bill" series as one, as originally intended), details have so far been hard to come by. The first murmur of news came about a month ago when Italian actor Franco Nero said Tarantino was involved with a spaghetti western called "The Angel, The Bad And The Wise" but was revealed shortly thereafter this was probably not a directorial project for him. AICN's sources confirmed that Tarantino's next film would be a spaghetti western, Christoph Waltz would be starring and the title Nero mentioned was not even close. Speculation then turned to the slavery-era Texas Western he had talked up during the "Inglourious Basterds" press rounds.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Antoine Fuqua To Helm Chinese-Language Historical Love Story Epic

    We've written about Antoine Fuqua a fair amount in recent times, only for it to amount to very little in the way of a follow-up to 2007's "Shooter." Among other things, the "Training Day" director has been plotting a biopic of rapper Tupac (which recently began an open casting call), an adaptation of comic book "Afterburn" starring Gerard Butler, a pilot at FOX starring Ethan Hawke from a script by David Guggenheim and superteam Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and he previously flirted with a reunion with Bruce Willis on prison-escape drama "The Tomb," as well as having the buzzed-about actioner "Prisoners" with Hugh Jackman and a spy-thriller "Consent To Kill" potentially on his slate at one point.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

    Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearance at the Croisette this May is unlikely, with one of the film's supporting cast members, Alice Braga, telling Pilula Pop the production is working towards a 2012 release after recently wrapping principal photography.

    Read More »
  • The Lost Boys
    0 comments

    The Least Embarrassing Canadian Awards Show of All Time?

    The 40th Juno Awards (aka Canada's Grammys) went down in Toronto last night, and in a shocking turn of events, they weren't that bad. Usually Canadian awards shows are a self-deprecating joke, whether intentional or not... with poor production values and a "who-is-that?" list of presenters and performers. But last night, aided by a surprisingly funny and entertaining host in Drake, a classy batch of winners (Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Caribou) and some great performers (Arcade Fire again, as well as Chromeo, Broken Social Scene, and fantastic tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, The Band, and Joni Mitchell performed by Sarah Harmer, Justin Rutledge, Jim Cuddy, Dallas Green, and Serena Ryder), the Junos may very well have been the first Canadian awards show that left Canadians feeling proud.

    Read More »
  • Caryn James
    0 comments

    Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara: Watch New, Full Episodes Here Tonight

    The third seasons of the droll, terrific Nurse Jackie, with Edie Falco as a nurse juggling husband, boyfriend and drug addiction, and United States of Tara, with Toni Collette as a woman struggling to keep her multiple personalities in check, begin tonight on Showtime. Come back after 10:30 ET and I'll have the full season-premiere episodes posted here. Both series are as good as ever.

    Read More »
  • Caryn James
    0 comments

    Review: Singing, Dancing Daniel Radcliffe Outshines Retro “How to Succeed”

    Determined to prove that he’s more than Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe keeps turning up on Broadway in image-shattering roles - that makes sense – in shows that are dated and backward looking. That is the baffling part.

    Read More »