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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Mogul Wives Murdoch and Sloan Produce Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    Don't call Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan trophy wives. The women, who are married to media mogul Rupert Murdoch and ex-MGM CEO Harry Sloan, respectively, tell Harper's Bazaar about their new roles as Hollywood producers for their first film, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Terrence Malick Made An Enemy Out Of James Horner & 7 More Things We Learned About 'The New World'

    Christopher Plummer Didn't Care For His Ways EitherEven for a filmmaker known as someone who drastically skews perspectives and storytelling methods, obscuring his art while illuminating, Terrence Malick's “The New World” presents an unusual method of telling a familiar core story. With another filmmaker, we might simply get the straightforward tale of John Smith and Pocahontas, Malick sees the beginning of a unique and troubled union, not only between the star-crossed lovers, but between the spirits of two civilizations and their relationships with the land.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    0 comments

    DVD REVIEW: Takashi Miike's disappointing 13 ASSASSINS is a remake of a response to a classic

    By Simon AbramsPressPlay contributor

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    '50/50' Crew Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, & Jonathan Levine To Team-Up For Road-Trip Comedy 'Jamaica'

    Cancer Comedy Scribe Will Reiser Also Penning ScriptThe sign of a good creative collaboration: a re-team before your first film even hits the the screens. That's the m.o. for the creative principas behind, "50/50," the comedy drama that was once known as "I'm With Cancer." Co-starring Seth Rogen and written by his friend and surviving cancer patient Will Reiser, the picture is directed by "The Wackness" helmer Jonathan Levine and is co-produced by Rogen's partner in crime, "Superbad" co-author, Evan Goldberg.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    International Documentary Association Announces 15th Annual DocuWeeks Lineup

    Screening from August 12th through September 1st at New York's IFC Center and August 19th through September 8th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles, the 2011 edition of IDA's DocuWeeks will present seventeen feature films and seven shorts from sixteen different countries in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar Awards.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Watch Samuel Jackson Explain His Hopes For "The Mountaintop" Broadway Play

    Here's a small clip of Samuel Jackson explaining his hopes and expectations of the Katori Hall Broadway play he stars in, The Mountaintop--a production we've been psyched about for some time now.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Daniel Craig Says 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' A Return To Adult Dramas Like 'The Godfather'

    With the marketing department behind David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" already giving the film the tagline "The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas," they certainly aren't joking around. Based on Stieg Larsson's international best-selling book, the story delves into rape, sexual abuse, torture, sodomy and other similarly salacious elements, so yeah, this may be one where you'd be advised to leave grandma at home. But full credit to Sony, they are going R-rated with this one all the way and standing clear to let Fincher do his thing and as Daniel Craig tells it to Esquire the movie will be an anomaly at the multiplex that increasing caters to younger and younger audiences.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Spike Lee And "Miracle At St. Anna" Producers Awarded $46 Million

    Looks like things are looking up for Spike Lee. A french court has ordered TF1 Intl., the sales and distribution arm of the Gallic net, to pay Euros32 million ($45.8 million) to him along with his Miracle At St. Anna writer James McBride and Italian producers (On My Own) on the film since the company didn't honor the distribution agreement.

    Read More »
    More: FYI
  • Spout
    0 comments

    The Good, the Bad and the Horrible: A Brief History of Colin Farrell's Hair

    Colin Farrell has some of the most flexible follicles in show business. Over the decade or so he’s been working in film his hair style has changed so often it’s hard to keep track. He’s done the buzz cut in military movies, the floppy young star look, variations on the mullet and everything in between. And while it does work out more often than not, there have been some travesties along the way. He also hasn’t really held major sex symbol status since 2003, which I totally blame on a series of miserable hair choices. Now that “Horrible Bosses” is opening this weekend, with Farrell’s first intentionally embarrassing coif, it seems like as good a time as ever to look back over those more unfortunate moments. Maybe we can even explain away all of the ill-conceived hair decisions in the context of his career as a whole.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'Mad Men' Star Abigail Spencer Joins 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

    Ok, calling Abigail Spencer a "star" from "Mad Men" is a bit much -- she did only have a six-episode stint during season four as Suzanne Farrell, yet another conquest of Don Draper -- but she's definitely on the rise. She visited the set of "Hawthorne" for an eight-episode run, she'll appear in "This Means War" with Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, she's got a part in the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens" and it looks like she's bagged another fantasy role in a future tentpole.

    Read More »