Posts Tagged ‘ Hollywood ’

Actors Against Gravity: No Reservations

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April 19, 2011
Actors Against Gravity: No Reservations

Full marks to Catherine Zeta-Jones for overcoming the stigma that surrounds mental illness and announcing that she had been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. Sadly her one time co-star Aaron Eckhart chooses to suffer in silence. The list of actors suffering from the Earth’s gravity continues to grow. The condition first diagnosed in Matthew...
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Amy Adams Wins the Role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman: Man Of Steel’

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March 29, 2011
Amy Adams Wins the Role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s ‘Superman: Man Of Steel’

Director Zack Snyder has finally decided who will play Superman’s love interest, Lois Lane. Amy Adams received a phone call from Snyder on Sunday from Paris, France. Snyder has been hired by Warner Bros to direct the next installment of the Superman series slated for a December 2012 release. Adam’s will no doubt be...
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Cedar Rapids: Feel-Good Vulgarity

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March 25, 2011
Cedar Rapids: Feel-Good Vulgarity

The latest film from indie director Miguel Arteta (Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl) is reminiscent of a Frank Capra film, but with a lot more sex jokes. If it were written by one of the screenwriters in Robert Altman’s brilliant film The Player, the pitch might have been: “Think Mr. Smith Goes To...
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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

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March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor’s publicist today announced that Taylor had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, from which she’d been suffering since 2004. The English/American actress, one of the greats from Hollywood’s golden era, was renowned for her great beauty and talent. She died peacefully surrounded by her four children,...
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The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins’ Sci-Fi Trilogy Coming To The Big Screen

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March 19, 2011
The Hunger Games: Suzanne Collins’ Sci-Fi Trilogy Coming To The Big Screen

Written by author Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games is a Science Fiction novel targeted at young adults. It is the first book in a trilogy; the second novel is called Catching Fire, followed by the third book Mockingjay. The three books have already been adapted for the big screen by screenwriter Billy Ray. The director...
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Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

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March 18, 2011
Girl Power: Hollywood Actresses Increasingly Producing Their Own Movies

Increasingly, there is a growing cluster of movies in Hollywood being made by the actresses who star in them. How To Be Single is the title of Drew Barrymore’s second movie following her first directorial debut of the movie Whip It (2009), which garnered much acclaim from critics, but not with audiences. How To...
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Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

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March 14, 2011
Hollywood Production Deals Back On The Rise

Hollywood producers can all breathe a sigh of relief because harmful cost cutting by the major studios appears to have abated, albeit for the time being. In the past six months, production deals at the major studios have increased by 5% to a total of 152. Big names like Roy Lee, Darren Aronofsky, John...
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Revival Of The Western Genre

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March 12, 2011
Revival Of The Western Genre

In both its classic and hybrid forms, the western was pronounced dead. But now a new generation of filmgoers are welcoming it back, prompting a rebirth of the western genre, albeit in hybrid form. Hero Complex examined the search for the new old west in Hollywood. It looked at Rango (2011), which is filled...
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Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

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March 3, 2011
Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

There is often fierce competition within tinsel town between young actors for perceived high-profile roles. Spider Man (2002), Jack the Giant Killer and Captain America, are certainly among those roles. The last two are still in pre and post production. Of course, stiff competition for such roles is in no way uncommon, but it...
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Rabbit Hole

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February 25, 2011
Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole represents a radical departure for director John Cameron Mitchell, who previously brought us 2001′s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an alternately hilarious and tragic musical that redefined the possibilities of the genre, and 2006′s Shortbus, which famously included scenes of non-simulated sexual activity but handily avoided actual pornography by thoughtfully and poignantly...
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Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

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January 31, 2011
Brit Actor Henry Cavill to Take the Lead Role in Warner Brother’s ‘Superman: Man of Steel’

Henry Cavill, who is he? I hear you utter. Well, all will be revealed, this 27 year old British actors career is about to take off, quite literally! Producers Chris Nolan and Zack Snyder have decided to cast Henry Cavill for their upcoming Superman movie. It’s a little known fact that Cavill was almost...
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What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

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January 19, 2011
What Does The Future Hold For The Motion Picture Industry?

Sometimes, in order to make accurate predictions and judgments about the future, we need to look back at the past. This is not only true for a business operating within any given industry, but also for ourselves. Our personal forecasts, just like in business, are often responsible for the actions we execute and the...
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Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

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January 15, 2011
Ridley Scott to Direct the ‘Alien’ Prequel ‘Prometheus’

20th Century Fox announced that ‘Prometheus’ is in the pipeline and will star Swedish award winning actress Noomi Rapace. The Alien prequel is slated for a March 9th, 2012 release. Ridley Scott will direct the sci-fi epic. According to Deadline, what began as a concept for a prequel to Alien has morphed into something...
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