“We put a very personal film out; something that’s painful to write and painful to shoot and so I have to say that the reception to the film has been more than I really could have ever hoped,” said “Out of the Furnace” writer-director Scott Cooper. “Anything that isn’t a sequel or a cape movie… Read more »
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“The Good Road” writer-director Gyan Correa talks casting non-actors and more for India’s entry for the 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar.
To certain moviegoers, the notion of Tyler Perry’s Madea and Larry the Cable Guy volleying one-liners back and forth before segueing into ham-fisted discussions of racial tolerance may seem the stuff of unspeakable fever-dreams. But there’s a more positive way to view it: If the most grotesque cinematic caricatures of Southern black femininity and working-class… Read more »
“Before Midnight,” “Gravity” and Stories We Tell” head one critic’s list of the year’s finest achievements in film.
A week after announcing that it’s purchased the marketing and distribution rights to future “Indiana Jones” movies from Paramount, Disney says it will be at least two to three years before the archaeologist goes on his next whip-cracking adventure. “We haven’t done anything,” said Alan Horn, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios while speaking at… Read more »
Movie tunes require their own unique aesthetic and Variety talked with the tunesmiths who crafted these Oscar contenders.
Jerry Bruckheimer received the American Cinematheque Dec. 11 at the Beverly Hilton.
The Dubai Intl. Film Festival’s 10th edition, which closes Dec. 14, handed out their Muhr Awards on Dec. 13 with prizes totaling more than $575,000. The fest’s four main categories, divided into Arab and Asian/African features and docus, resulted in a large number of films and personalities taking home honors. In the Arab section, Hany… Read more »
Telemundo Media has cut its first licensing deal for library content covering distribution of 1,000 telenovela episodes to DramaFever, an online-video service that has specialized in Asian TV shows and movies. Starting this month and ramping up in January, DramaFever will offer Telemundo’s original programming with English subtitles on its website and mobile apps to its… Read more »
A report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is raising questions about the official police account of the November 2010 murder of longtime showbiz publicist Ronni Chasen. The Los Angeles Times reports that the autopsy report states that while Chasen was stopped at a red light at the intersection, “an unknown vehicle pulled up and… Read more »