Mike Stringer

Disney in Discussions With Johnny Depp For Pirates 5

July 7, 2011
Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office so far, much to Disney’s delight. Pirates is no doubt a hugely successful and lucrative franchise, one that Disney wishes to further capitalise on. So it should come as no surprise to anyone to learn of Disney’s...
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Could ‘Oldboy’ Remake be Spike Lee’s Next Project?

July 6, 2011
Spike Lee

Hollywood has long been planning a remake of the south Korean thriller Oldboy (2003), a film directed by Park Chan-Wook. The film was based on a Japanese Manga of the same name and was written by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. The film was well received in the United States and earned an 80%...
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What’s Next for the Coen Brothers?

June 30, 2011
The Coen Brothers

It almost seems as though the Coen Brothers have been genetically hardwired to make films.  As a kid Joel, the oldest of the two Brothers, bought a vivitar super 8 camera with money he had saved mowing people’s lawns. Soon after buying the camera they put it to work filming remakes of movies they...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Introduces Four New Governors

June 27, 2011
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Oscar Awards

At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the real bosses are the board of governors. They have the powers to elect the president, presently Tom Sherak, and he of course oversees the Oscar show through approving the hosts and hiring the producers. The new co-chairmen at AMPAS, Dawn Hudson and Ric Robertson,...
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Peter Falk Dies at 83

June 24, 2011
Peter Falk

The actor Peter Falk, known and loved worldwide as the scruffy, yet genius detective Columbo, has died at age 83. Falk had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for some years, his family said that he died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday evening. Throughout his career, Falk had appeared in...
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Woody Allen’s Next Project

June 21, 2011
Woody Allen

Woody Allen’s next movie, to be titled The Bop Decameron, will begin filming in Rome next month on July 11th, and will be the first time he has ever worked there. The famous New York director will also be starring in his next film. Allen, who is also a screenwriter, jazz musician and playwright,...
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George Clooney’s ‘The Ides of March’ Tipped as Venice Opener

June 21, 2011
George Clooney

The 68th Venice Film Festival is nearly upon us once again, Aug 31. The annual Festival is the oldest in the world, founded in 1932 by Count Giuseppe Volpi. It’s been rumoured that George Clooney’s own production, The Ides of March (2011) will be the opening movie. No such official announcement has been made,...
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Werner Herzog is ‘Gazing into the Abyss’

June 20, 2011
Werner Herzog

The California based German director and screenwriter has another project in the pipeline, to be titled Gazing into the Abyss. The movie will be a documentary film for which Herzog is so widely known, and which often portray facts being stranger and equally as intriguing as fiction. His films mostly feature heroes with impossible dreams,...
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Ben Affleck’s Next Directorial Project: Argo

June 16, 2011
Ben Affleck

Hollywood A-Lister Ben Affleck has made the decision to pursue a career behind the camera as well as in front of it. He wants to dip his toe further into directing and writing, not for the first time either. Affleck has always starred in the pictures he has written and directed up until now,...
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Oscar Nominee Process to be Revised

June 15, 2011
Oscar nominations

The contest for Oscars best picture has another new twist. The competition next year will have between five and ten nominees. It was voted upon tuesday night, by the governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, that the nominations process should be revised. This radical innovation has come only two years...
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Madonna: Another Attempt at Directing

June 14, 2011

It’s recently been reported that Pop Diva Madonna will be returning to the director’s chair for only the second time. Her first directorial effort was Filth and Wisdom (2008), which starred Eugene Hutz, Holly Weston, Vicky McClure and Richard E. Grant. The film was a Comedy/Drama/Musical/Romance that centered on the life of a Ukrainian...
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Weekend Box Office Top Ten

June 12, 2011
Super 8, Theatrical Release Poster

Super 8 got off to a great start over the weekend and managed to come out on top at the box office. The science fiction film tells the story of  a group of children who are filming their own super 8 movie, when a train derails, releasing a deadly Alien into their town. Below...
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Morgan Freeman at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards

June 12, 2011
Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman won the 39th AFI Achievement Award amidst much warmth and affectionate praise. Most of the guests at the event talked warmly about Freeman’s film career, which began at the age of 50. Prior to this he had been a dancer and stage actor for many years. Dame Helen Mirren who co-starred with...
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