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

the Blogs

recent Posts

  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    Trailer Watch: The Imperialists Are Still Alive! - Written and Directed by Zenia Durra

    Films Opens on April 15 and will also be on VOD

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Universal Pulls A 'Bait And Switch' For Mark Wahlberg

    Universal Pictures seem to have found a new BFF in Mark Wahlberg. The actor/producer currently has two films in the work for the studio -- the action/thriller "Contraband" and the comedy "Ted" -- and they have now picked up another vehicle to be developed for the star.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Ben Drew (aka Plan B) To Star Opposite Ray Winstone In 'The Sweeney'

    'Trainspotting' Writer John Hodge To Pen ScriptAs a seminal British TV cop show, "The Sweeney," which followed Flying Squad members Carter (Dennis Waterman) and Regan (John Thaw) as they bust heads across London, has long proved influential in the genre -- it's more or less the total inspiration for popular sci-fi series "Life on Mars" -- and it's no surprise that a big-screen reboot has been in the works for years. The film came within weeks of filming in 2008, with Ray Winstone as Regan and Michael Fassbender as Carter, but Fox Searchlight balked at a relatively high (for the U.K.) $16 million budget, and the plug was pulled.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments

    2011 Cannes Poster: Faye Dunaway Circa 1970 With Just a Head and Legs

    This is what it says on the official Cannes website about the poster:

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Lindsay Lohan Allegedly In Talks To Play Sharon Tate In 'Eyes Of A Dreamer'

    The perma-legally challenged Lindsay Lohan is in real talks to star in a movie? Yeah, we'll believe it when it actually happens, so for now chalk it up as a big, big maybe. Insurers for movies don't like the stars to have a possibility of getting arrested or going to rehab.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Trailer Watch: Animated Arnold as the Governator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's launch of a Stan Lee comic book, internet program and 2012 3-D animated feature starring himself as high-tech superhero The Governator is no April Fool's hoax, as Schwarzenegger confirmed to Entertainment Weekly: "The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And [this cartoon] brings everything together. It combines the governor [and the] the Terminator."

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Will Tribeca's Future of Film Blog Catch On?

    Will Tribeca's Future of Film Blog Catch On?

    I commend the Tribeca Film Festival for trying to explore the edges of how to mount a truly interactive film festival. Now the Fest has launched "The Future of Film Blog," a great idea if they know where to take it from here. Blogs don't work unless they have an authentic mission, a strong recognizable voice and are regularly fed. All of that requires commitment of time, energy and manpower to create vibrant new content that will stimulate a community response.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments

    Tyler Perry To Do Some 'Good Deeds'

    Yeah, we know. Tyler Perry doesn't usually fall under our radar of coverage, but as one of the most successful actor/writer/producer/director threats in Hollywood, he can't be ignored. Say what you will about the quality of his films, but he's speaking directly to a segment of the moviegoing public that Hollywood routinely ignores and he's making mad bank doing it. It's not exactly shocking that Lionsgate has re-upped their first-look deal with Perry for another two years; he delivers big box office on relatively small budgets and his Madea series is a bonafide franchise.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Film Society's Lincoln Center Cinema Adds Bingham Ray as Program Consultant

    New Yorkers can celebrate the imminent arrival of two new art-house cinemas in a city that has long been underserved by movie theaters. Here are reports by indieWIRE and the the NYT on the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunn Munroe Film Center, which opens June 17 with Andrew Rossi’s film circuit doc Page One: Inside The New York Times (Magnolia).

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments

    Post Office Issues 17th Legends of Hollywood Stamp: Gregory Peck

    Presented by the Motion Picture Academy and the United States Postal Service, the First Day of Issue ceremony for the Gregory Peck Commemorative Stamp, the 17th in the USPS's Legends of Hollywood series, will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the stamp's first day of issue. Laura Dern, Morgan Freeman and singer Natalie Maines will join host Sharon Stone in honoring the late Oscar-winner (1916 - 2003), who appears on the stamp as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The Academy will screen film clips and will interview Peck's family and friends.Tickets are available online at Oscars.org and stamps will be available for purchase in the Academy lobby the day of the ceremony.

    Read More »