Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Olivia Wilde Added To Mix Of Contenders For 'Alien' Prequel, Ridley Scott Still Wants Noomi Rapace

    So Ridley Scott is apparently done meeting with potential leads for his upcoming "Alien" prequel and surprise, surprise, the list of names in contention for the part is still the same as it has been for the past little while: Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Updated: More Photos & First Look At Chris Evans In Full 'Captain America' Gear

    After some faraway set pics, a shot of stunt double in uniform and some cornball concept art, EW has dropped the first official look at Chris Evans in full gear in the forthcoming "Captain America: The First Avenger." And the verdict? Surprisingly decent, however...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Eugene Levy Joins Hockey Comedy 'Goon' Starring Jay Baruchel & Seann William Scott

    Well, at least Seann William Scott and the former SCTV actor will have a pre-existing rapport/can probably reminiscence about some dick joke from "American Pie." Eugene Levy has joined the cast of Goon," the upcoming hockey comedy written by Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "The Green Hornet") and Jay Baruchel and directed by Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse ("Fubar," "It's All Gone Pete Tong").

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Ryan Kwanten To Star In Charles Manson Pic 'The Family' Directed By 'Machinist' Writer Scott Kosar

    While "The Machinist" has its fans, we're not too big on the film and other than making Christian Bale lose all kinds of weight, the attention foisted on that film is sort of unfounded. Anyway, for writer Scott Kosar, it made his mark in Hollywood and it looks like he's ready to make his debut in the director's chair.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Oscar Rear-View: Youngest Best Actress Nominees

    Oscar Rear-View: Youngest Best Actress Nominees

    Film Experience has decided (sight unseen) that True Grit gal Hailee Steinfeld has Best Actress potential rather than the usual supporting-actress default accorded to young actresses. Why? In order to include her in their investigation of the youngest Best Actress nominees. Here is their list (winners are in bold):1. Keisha Castle Hughes, Whale Rider (2003) was 13.
(Wow, well would you look at this? Either Jennifer Lawrence or Steinfeld would become #2 if nominated for Best Actress.) 2. Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H (1975) was 20. 3. Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice (2005) was 20 going on 21.  4. Ellen Page, Juno (2007) was about to turn 21. 5. Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God (1986) was 21 (She's the youngest winner of all time in this category.) 6. Elizabeth Hartman, A Patch of Blue  (1965) was 22. 7. Kate Winslet, Titanic (1997) was 22 and 4 months. 8. Janet Gaynor, Seventh Heaven/Sunrise/Street Angel (1927/1928) was just a few days older than Winslet. 9. Leslie Caron, Lili (1953) was 22½ 10. TIE! Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman(1990) and Winona Ryder, Little Women (1994).
They were both 23 years and 108 days old when they were nominated. And here's another twin moment: it was the second nomination for both as they'd been previously honored in Best Supporting Actress.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Oscar Wrap: Blue Valentine's Gosling, Dive-Bombing 127 Hours, Best Actress Death Match

    Blue Valentine star Ryan Gosling not only talks to Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Steve Carell, but self-mockingly poses in tight leather in the rain for Interview Magazine. On his past Oscar nomination for Half Nelson, he says: "it feels weird…not that long ago that I was on a TV show called Young Hercules in which I had a fake tan and wore tight leather pants and fought imaginary monsters." As for working on the smaller indie films he loves, the downside is that "when you’re making them, you’re pretty sure no one’s going to see them," he notes---unless they get a nomination: "[it] in some way affirms those choices by making it possible for people to hear about a film and maybe see a movie they wouldn’t have otherwise seen."

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    New Poster For Peter Weir's 'The Way Back'

    Oscar season is just heating up and the latest from Peter Weir, "The Way Back," should figure prominently in the late season jockeying for awards nominations. Following the film's trailer which dropped earlier in the month, we now have a look at a poster for the film. And no, it's not earth-shaking or anything special, but it does the job of getting us to write about the movie again.

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments

    film review: Nora's Will

    Indie and foreign films have a tougher time than ever in today’s marketplace, which is why I want to call your attention to an import that’s truly worth seeing—even though you may not have heard much about it. Nora’s Will has won a number of film festival awards, which got my attention. I also put considerable stock in Menemsha Films, the small, dedicated distributor that has taken on its U.S. release. They tell me that business actually increased after its first week at the Paris Theater in Manhattan because of strong word-of-mouth; now it’s opening at a number of Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles, with other cities to follow in the weeks and months ahead.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Angela Lansbury Joins 'Mr. Poppers Penguins'

    Penguins, She WroteWe have a small degree of hope that Jim Carrey's upcoming family film "Mr. Popper's Penguins" will have something of value for those of us who can now reach the kitchen sink without having to use a chair. The film already boasts a not-too-shabby cast of Carrey, Carla Gugino, Philip Baker Hall, Ophelia Lovibond, David Krumholtz, Clark Gregg, James Tupper and Andrew Stewart-Jones. Now the esteemed and totally awesome Angela Lansbury has come aboard the project.

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments

    A Few Great Pumpkins V—Fourth Night: The Thing

    by Julien Allen

    Read More »
    More: Halloween