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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Tupac Died Today... Updates On Antoine Fuqua's Biopic, Kenny Leon's Musical, Tupac's Script

    Today in history... September 13, 1996... Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital at age 25, 6 days after being fatally shot in a driveby shooting that remains unsolved, despite claims by the LAPD and Tupac's former bodyguard, most recently, that they know who killed him.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    TIFF: Interview with Sally Potter - Writer and Director of Ginger and Rosa

    After the dust settles, Ginger and Rosa is going to turn out to be one of my the highlights of the festival. Sally Potter, the brilliant director of Orlando has written and directed a truly accessible coming of age story set during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. It's the story of two sixteen year old girls Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert - Jane Campion's daughter) who are no longer girls but, of course, not yet women. Ginger's parents, the academic philandering narcissist Roland (Alessandro Nivola) and frustrated painter Natalie (Christina Hendricks) are progressive parents giving Ginger a lot of freedom, and while her friend Rosa spends her time exploring her budding sexuality, Ginger on the other hand, is very focused on the fact that the world is on the brink of nuclear disaster. She attends meetings and marches which is not typical for a 16 year old and she relays the fears that everyone was feeling at that moment.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'Resident Evil' Director Paul W. S. Anderson May Wrangle Video Game Adaptation 'Monster Hunter'

    Who’s your favorite Paul Anderson? Well, chances are that it’s probably not the one we’re about to discuss here, but surely by now you’re Paul Thomas Anderson-ed out, aren’t you? Let’s give Paul William Scott Anderson his time to shine. The fifth (and presumed penultimate) installment in the “Resident Evil” franchise hits theaters tomorrow, and it’s the third that Anderson has helmed. If he does end his involvement with the series after the sixth entry, then he may just be on the lookout for another franchise that will keep paying the bills.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Watch: Red Band Trailer for 'The Oranges' Starring Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener & Leighton Meester

    Featuring an ensemble cast, suburban setting, and humorous holiday shenanigans, “The Oranges” seemed initially to be heading toward “Christmas With The Kranks” territory as it approached its TIFF premiere last year. However, since the project's 2008 Black List inclusion by writers Jay Reiss and Ian Helfer, a steady buzz has grown into the film's well-received screenings and recent first trailer, and now comes an opportunity to see Allison Janney cut loose in the film's red-band offering.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    5 Netflix Streaming Discoveries This Week For You To Watch (9/13)

    New feature... as Netflix now has about twice as many streaming subscribers than DVD subscribers, according to a company financial statement during the first half of this year, it means more of you continue to sign up for Netflix streaming accounts, specifically.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    IFC Films To Distribute Noah Baumbach/Greta Gerwig Telluride & TIFF Hit 'Frances Ha'

    Shot in near-complete secrecy and unannounced until just this past July, it's suitably consistent that director Noah Baumbach's seventh feature, “Frances Ha,” would also become one of the surprise highlights of the festival circuit this year. Co-written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, who also stars, the film already garnered a fantastic reception at Telluride this year (from us included), and now, following a similar performance in Toronto, it appears distribution for the comedy-drama is coming together.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    '300: Battle Of Artemisia' Gets Blander New Title '300: Rise Of An Empire'

    While for some, any decision that pits art against commerce might seem like a vexing one, for studio executives, the bottom line is usually the rule of law. Just yesterday it was revealed that Warner Bros. was strong-arming Guillermo Del Toro into converting his upcoming "Pacific Rim" into 3D, and now another big 2013 movie for the studio is getting a tweak to enhance its bang for the buck.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments

    The Technology, the Art, and the Ethics of Watching: Talking With Brian De Palma at Toronto

    "I suffer from the fact that people have so many preconceptions about the kinds of movies I make," Brian De Palma lamented, "that they don't really look at what's on the screen."

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Rumor: Lindsay Lohan Tried To Get Fired Off 'Scary Movie 5'

    Part of the formula for the “Scary Movie” franchise -- surely the franchise of our time -- includes cameos by celebrities who are usually the first kill of the movie. But the producers of the upcoming "Scary Movie 5" might have bit off more than they can chew when they hired Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan to bring their brand of famousness to the latest chapter in the horror comedy saga.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'Django Unchained' Infographic Plus Posters For 'Trouble With The Curve' & 'Sinister'

    Today we have an infographic for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, plus a pair of posters for two wildly different films -- one a heartwarming tale of redemption, and the other about a family discovering hidden horrors in their new home.

    Read More »