"I'm sweating like a pregnant nun back here."
Journey along with a pair of brothers on the hunt for the truth behind the murder of a sheriff in this sometimes brilliant, sometimes messy, and often trashy film noir thriller set in 1960s Florida. what's the movie? >> Posted 01.21.13 by BrentJS
The opening of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., is just the beginning of what is sure to be a contentious and interesting presidential race. Republican nominee Mitt Romney's wife Ann was one of the speakers the first night of the convention, a public-speaking role that was new to the potential First Lady. Should the Romneys end up in the White House, it's possible that Ann could end up in a movie at some point, like many First Ladies before her. While you're thinking of who could possibly play Ann Romney, either as a First Lady or in a movie about the Romney campaign — don't forget, John McCain's unsuccessful 2008 Presidential campaign was adapted into the HBO movie Game Change — Hollywood Dailies has compiled a look at First Ladies on the small and big screen in the clip above. more on cinematic first ladies >> Posted 08.30.12 by Ryan
George Lucas, the man fanboys love to hate, is done with the movie business.
Lucas' latest movie, Red Tails, tells an important story about the Tuskegee Airmen's struggle against racism while flying combat aircraft during World War II. Lucas, who spent nearly 20 years getting the movie produced, has already publicly revealed the difficulty in trying to sell it to Hollywood studios, citing that "nobody wanted it" because they didn't "feel there was enough of an audience out there for it." Lucas went ahead and financed the movie himself.
Perhaps the difficulty of making Red Tails, combined with the continued rage that fanboys emit every time Lucas alters one of his Star Wars movies, is the reason he told The New York Times: "I'm retiring. I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff." more about Red Tails sequels, Indy 5 and fighting fanboys >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan
The first teaser poster for The Paperboy, Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels' follow-up to Precious (2009), has been released online. The movie is based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Pete Dexter — who also wrote the screenplay adaptation — and stars Matthew McConaughey. The story follows Ward Jansen, an investigative reporter for a Miami newspaper who attempts to uncover the truth about the murder of a sheriff that has landed a possibly innocent man (John Cusack) on death row. The investigation becomes complicated when Ward's younger brother, James (Zac Efron), falls in love with the femme fatale (Nicole Kidman) who has been corresponding with the convicted murderer in prison.
The Paperboy does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to debut in 2012. check out the posters for Casa de Mi Padre >> Posted 12.29.11 by BrentJS
Ben Affleck is becoming as comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Having decided only to direct 2007's Gone Baby Gone, Affleck signed himself up for acting duties as well on last year's highly lauded, and commercially successful The Town.
With the political thriller Argo, it seemed like Affleck was just in director mode again, first casting Alan Arkin and, later, John Goodman. Now Variety reports Affleck has cast himself in the lead role of CIA exfiltration expert Tony Mendez, the man behind the plan to pose as a fake Hollywood movie in order to rescue six American hostages trapped in the Canadian embassy in Iran. As they say in Hollywood, it's all about who you know.
Chris Terrio (Heights) wrote the screenplay, based on the 2007 Wired article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". Arkin plays a Hollywood producer named Lester Siegel, while Goodman plays makeup artist John Chambers, who won an Academy Award for his work on the Planet of the Apes series. Kidman romances The Paperboy, Strathairn has Lincoln's back >> Posted 06.28.11 by Ryan
Awards season is heating up, and today the Director's Guild of America announced its list of five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement.
The five honorees are Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, James Cameron for Avatar, Lee Daniels for Precious, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air, and Quentin Tarantino for Inglourious Basterds.
Bigelow, who is only the seventh woman to be nominated (none has ever won), expressed gratitude for the honor:
This is an extraordinary guild and it's an extraordinary honor for that reason. It's so incredibly gratifying to be recognized for a film that puts a magnifying glass on an insane situation. There are still men and woman taking these incredible risks and making these incredible sacrifices.
Reitman expressed similar sentiment:
I can't even begin to explain how thrilled I am to be nominated by my fellow directors. This morning's honor will stay with me for a long time.
Daniels seemed completely flabbergasted by his nomination, saying, "I am speechless ... I wasn't expecting it."
The LA Times notes that in 60 years, only six DGA award winners have failed to win the Academy Award as well, so whoever wins must be considered the frontrunner for the Best Director Oscar. The DGA announces its winners on January 30, while the Oscars won't be until March 7. Posted 01.08.10 by reelz