Most Hollywood lit pics are based on well-known novels. One reason to adapt a book in the first place is to capitalize on an established brand, be it an author or title. The studios are always more…
At tonight's American Cinematheque tribute to Samuel L. Jackson, the org will award its inaugural Sydney Pollack Award to Sundance Film Festival director Geoffrey Gilmore.
Ever since Sally Kirkland landed an actress Oscar nom for 1987 micro-indie "Anna" by throwing a few parties for her actor friends and by taking out some "for your consideration" ads, it is widely…
"Welcome to digital," wrote producer Frank Marshall in a morning-after email following Thursday night's aborted unveiling of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Days before its Nov. 18 world premiere, Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" was still an unknown quantity, a period romance shepherded by a director known for his visual flair, a lengthy wait between passion…
San Francisco film historian David Thomson has added yet another tome to his groaning board of must-own film books. Old-fashioned in its tree-destroying simplicity, "Have You Seen … ?" is 1,000…
By any measure, "Twilight" seems an unlikely candidate for a blockbuster. Produced by Summit Entertainment for $37 million with no name stars, the film is a B-movie of indefinable genre, part horror…
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures are in talks to co-finance "Tintin," Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's digital 3-D pic based on the Belgian "Tintin" comics.
Big-budget studio pics are great ... for other filmmakers. Danny Boyle thrives when things are lean and focused. His latest film, "Slumdog Millionaire," is a darling of the fall fest circuit, an…
Mike Nichols is set to direct a remake of Akira Kurosawa's "High and Low" for Miramax Films.