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Sony Making Live-Action ‘Fire and Ice’ with Robert Rodriguez Directing

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Sony Pictures has set up a live-action version of Ralph Bakshi’s  animated  “Fire And Ice” with Robert Rodriguez directing. The original 1983 film, based on characters created by Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, used rotoscoping with scenes shot in live action and traced on to animation cells. Fox released the film, which grossed less than $1… Read more »

Some Oscar Surprises Still Puzzle Awards-Watchers

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Carping at surprise best picture contenders is a favorite indoor sport among many Oscar mavens. (Confidently handicapping the field and getting picks wrong is their second favorite.) Some controversies have legs that lasted decades. 1968 outrage over the muscled-out “2001: A Space Odyssey” may even be greater now that the Kubrick epic’s legendary status is… Read more »

Stephen Colbert Signs Off, And CBS Should Rest Easy

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Stephen Colbert’s stint as a Comedy Central host ended on Thursday night, and assuming that they were part of the audience, his new bosses at CBS should have gone to bed with big broad grins on their faces. As several of his latenight contemporaries pointed out in a New York Times piece devoted to Colbert’s… Read more »

Stephen Colbert Signs Off ‘Colbert Report’ with Star-Packed Sing-Along

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Many wondered if Stephen Colbert, after playing a bloviating conservative for 1,447 episodes of his “Colbert Report,” might finally break character and just speak as Stephen Colbert, human being, in Thursday’s final episode. He did not. Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to learn details about Stephen Colbert’s final “Colbert Report” on… Read more »

‘The Interview’ Cancellation Slammed by WGA East Exec Director

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Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America East, has come out swinging against Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” from release. “Obviously, most of the blame goes to the hackers who made the violent threats, and we share everyone’s immediate and real concerns about safety,” he told Variety. “But we are also… Read more »

Sony Could Lose $75 Million on ‘The Interview’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Sony Pictures Entertainment could lose $75 million over the cancellation of its planned Christmas release “The Interview” after theater owners refused to play the picture amid threats of violence from cyber-terrorists who hacked the studio. That figure includes the $44 million that Sony spent producing the film, as well as the $30 million it shelled out… Read more »