Archive for September, 2011

A Music Video from ‘Warrior’ by The National

— by KATHLEEN COLLINS — Here is the music video for “About Today” by The National. The song appears on the soundtrack for the movie “Warrior,” which is in theaters now.[...]

Paramount, Indian Paintbrush to Co-Produce Jason Reitman’s ‘Labor Day’

Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush will co-produce, and Paramount will distribute, writer-director Jason Reitman’s “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Indian Paintbrush will co-finance the project, with the company’s Steven Rales and Mark Roybal executive pr[...]

5 reasons I need Ben-Hur on Blu-ray

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — It’s a wonderful time in history to be a movie lover. With Blu-ray, we can now see movies as good or better than when we saw them in theaters. Classic movies are also getting the Blu-ray treatment. They are being cleaned, revamped and remastered[...]

Sony Pictures Amps Up Stock Footage Collection

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Sony Pictures Stock Footage has introduced a first-of-its-kind stock footage collection featuring motion picture quality clips with custom-designed, studio-produced 5.1 soundtracks. Sony Pictures Stock Footage’s unique new “5.1 Collection” inclu[...]

Under Review: ‘The River Why’

— by BEV QUESTAD — “I understand the way fish think,” is what Gus says as he describes his life story, a convoluted fable about life and its analogy to fishing. Gus’s father, William Hurt, is an affected published author and his mother, Kathleen Quinlan, is the rough feminist fishe[...]

DC Comics’ ‘The Spectre’ To Get Adapted For TV

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — A few weeks back, it was reported by Deadline that Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s “Supernatural”) was going to develop DC Comics’ “Deadman” as a TV show — and now, it looks like Warner Bros. is pulling out another of its popular DC[...]

Longtime Studio Chief John Calley Dies at 81

John Calley, who led three major Hollywood studios and produced or championed a constellation of hit films, from Catch-22 to The Da Vinci Code, during a legendary career that spanned more than 50 years, died Sept. 13. He was 81. Memorial arrangements for Mr.Calley are currently being planned and wil[...]

Cameras Set to Roll on Star-Studded Cloud Atlas

Producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt announce that “Cloud Atlas” will begin filming on Sept. 16. The ambitious, independently-financed film will be co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, directors/writers of the ground-breaking “Matrix” trilogy, and[...]

Step ‘Back to the Future’ To Support Charity

— by ALEXA MILAN — Crank up the DeLorean and head to the nearest computer. Because if you’re a “Back to the Future” fan and have loads of extra cash to spare, you might be able to snag a pair of limited edition Nike MAG shoes in the next couple of days. Nike has introdu[...]

Canton Film Fest 2011 to Take Place Oct. 13 to 15, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the Canton Film Festival 2011 in downtown Canton, Ohio, on Oct. 13, 14 and 15. During this three-day Film Forward event, the public will get the chance to screen the short films of independent directors from across the country.[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Rebirth’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Out of tragedy comes “Rebirth,” a documentary chronicling the lives of five survivors and the family members whose lives were changed forever when two planes struck the World Trade Center buildings. With the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific cri[...]

Under Review: ‘Contagion’

— by ADAM POYNTER — The scariest films to me are not those that choose to show you the blood and gore, it is those that plant an idea in your mind like a virus in a host and the idea germinates until it envelopes you. I have always said that the mind is far […][...]

‘The Gangster Squad’ Hits the Streets of Los Angeles

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “The Gangster Squad,” starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn, under the direction of Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”). Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brookly[...]

‘Man of Steel’ Production Lands in Chicago

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Production of the Superman reboot “Man of Steel” has taken flight and landed in Chicago, which will be used as Metropolis. And thanks to some generous photographers, we have photos. Click HERE to see more. Chicago also was used as Gotham City in “Batman Beg[...]