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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Caryn James
    0 comments

    Keira Knightley's "Last Night" Opens, the Weekend's Best Romance

    Like so many megastars, Keira Knightley drops into a little indie now and then, but unlike so many she has chosen well. Last Night is a slight but charming romantic drama about a married couple (Knightley and Sam Worthington) who, during one night apart, are tempted by her dashing French ex-boyfriend (Guillaume Cantet) and his sexy co-worker (Eva Mendes).

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Vince Vaughn Will 'Lay The Favorite' With Stephen Frears

    It's a been a while since Vince Vaughn truly stepped outside his comfort zone. Oh sure, he was very briefly in "Into The Wild," but for the past decade he's been phoning it in with films like "The Break Up," "Fred Claus," "Couples Retreat" and this year's "The Dilemma," so color us very pleasantly surprised by his next....roll of the dice.

    Read More »
  • Caryn James
    0 comments

    Jerry Seinfeld's Website Launches Today With a Look at Yesterday's Jerry

    Jerry Seinfeld launched his new website today, jerryseinfeld.com, which curates his old routines and talk-show appearances and posts a few short bits every day. He says he’ll also be adding clips from new routines, but so far it’s like some parallel-world episode of Seinfeld, a little bit bizarro.

    Read More »
    More: Websites
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    Guess "Jumping The Broom's" Opening Box Office Total; Win $50 Amazon Gift Cert (Contest)

    Well... so here we are; after weeks (months even) of what has felt like a marketing blitz for the film, seeming to mark it as THE black film of the year (because we can only have 1 of those annually, right?), Jumping The Broom is finally opening in theaters!

    Read More »
    More: Contest
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'Gomorrah' Director Matteo Garrone Starts Lensing Next Film 'Big House'

    Italian director Matteo Garrone made a big wave in 2008 with his crackling, layered gangster epic "Gomorrah," which earned the support of Martin Scorsese and wound up with a Criterion Collection edition as well. Not too shabby at all. Well, for his next film, he's turned his eye from crime to the media.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    The End of An Era: Judy McGrath Exits as MTV CEO

    Judy McGrath has been with MTV practically since its inception, and yesterday, after 30 years she abruptly resigned as the chairwoman and chief executive of MTV Networks. I can't remember a time when McGrath didn't set the tone at MTV which in turn set the tone for two generations of pop culture and music on TV. The network was much more influential back in the day when there were not as many cable choice. But it has smartly morphed in recent years to include hit reality and scripted shows. And while music may take a back seat nowadays, the MTV brand remains strong and one big reason was the steady leadership and dedication of McGrath.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    Save the Date: The Topp Twins are Coming to NYC on May 13 for a Q and A with Me!

    One of my favorite films from the Athena Film Festival which I produced last February was The Topp Twins. As I say to everyone on paper this film sounds too way out to work. It's about lesbian twins sister activist singers from New Zealand. But this film rocks. The sisters, Lynda and Jools, are beloved in New Zealand from the farmers to the city folk. Their shows which are a combination of vaudeville act and political rally with some great singing and yodeling thrown in.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Review: 'Daydream Nation' Is An Emo, Teenage Angst Mixtape & An Insufferable Afterschool Special

    Featuring a dreamy indie-rock soundtrack that quickly turns sour, a sense of disenfranchised teenage romanticism that curdles under its own emo, twee-ness and some occasionally charming performances and admittedly clever quips, the indie film, “Daydream Nation” can’t hide the fact that it is absolutely callow -- riddled with vapid coming-of-age cliches expressed first and foremost by a rather painful voice-over and endless slo-motion music-video montages. Directed and written by Canadian filmmaker Michael Goldbach (co-writer of Don McKellar’s "Childstar"), the tedious and cloying picture reads and sounds like the diary of a deluded and guileless college-kid who assumes the world is dying to hear what he has to say (sadly and ironically, just like one of the characters in the film who has written a godawful novel he thinks is brilliant).

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    'Seventh Heaven' Dad Stephen Collins Joins 'Three Stooges'

    After a couple months of rumor and speculation, The Farrelly Brothers are casting hard on their long-gestating dream project "The Three Stooges" and have added another interesting choice to the film.

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    0 comments

    In 1995, Tupac Shakur Wrote A Screenplay; In 2011, It's Been Acquired For Production

    Hmm... very interesting... I'm very well aware that he was multi-talented, but I had no idea Tupac Shakur wrote a screenplay; the only one he ever penned. And, the rights to that screenplay have been acquired by a production team planning to make a filmed version of it.

    Read More »
    More: FYI