Archive for January, 2012

Berlinale Competition Now Complete

With Wang Quan’an’s “Bai lu yuan” (“White Deer Plain”) from the People’s Republic of China, the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. Eighteen films will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears in the Berlinale Palast. A total of 2[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Jeff Who Lives at Home’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Jason Segel and Ed Helms have led parallel career paths in a lot of ways. They’re both small screen stars who have been industry mainstays for years, but their stars have been steadily rising since they broke out on the big screen a few years ago (Segel with 2008[...]

Matthew Vaughn Directing X-Men Sequel

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — “X-Men: First Class” was one of 2011’s most successful movies and back in November it was reported that Simon Kinberg would be writing a screenplay for a sequel about Marvel’s most popular mutants. Today, it was officially announced that the director for the [...]

Filmmakers Sought for TIFF Competition

TIFF is encouraging young filmmakers and cinephiles to take part in its two new film festivals — the TIFF Kids International Film Festival and the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival — both happening this spring at TIFF Bell Lightbox.[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Detachment’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — School kids always look forward to those lazy days in class where the prime authoritative figure wasn’t there and, instead, a substitute teacher became more of a target than a teacher. It is not very often that we see a movie through the eyes of[...]

18th Annual SAG Awards Results Revealed

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night was the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and some of the biggest names in Hollywood descended upon the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to honor each other with awards for some of the best work in film and television over the past year. It is said to [...]

Under Review: ‘Hipsters’ (aka ‘Stilyagi’)

— by BEV QUESTAD — For a swingin’ time take a trip into Moscow, 1955. Little did we know there was an underground movement in love with the music, food, fashion and finger snappin’ of American pop culture. Emulating idealized American free expression and individualism, this small[...]

Michel Hazanavicius Wins DGA Award

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2011, and the recipients of the Guild’s 2012 Career Achievement Awards were announced last night during the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland[...]

Berlinale Sets Jury for Best First Feature

The Berlinale has been even more committed to supporting the next generation of film makers since 2006, when it introduced the Best First Feature Award. The award is endowed with 50,000 Euros, donated by the GWFF (Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrecht), a society dedicated to[...]

Meryl Streep to Narrate IMAX 3D Documentary

IMAX Corporation, MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that two-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep will narrate “To The Arctic” 3D. The film will be released exclusively to select IMAX theatres starting April 20. “To The Arctic” 3D, from[...]

Under Review: ‘Red Tails’

— by ADAM DALE — Over the years, there has been a never-ending slew of movies dedicated to wars and battles fought throughout history. While some choose to focus on specific people and others looked at the grander scheme, most have been about adversity and overcoming insurmountable odds.[...]

Trailer: John Carter

— by CHERRY BELL DAMASCO-FARRINGTON — “John Carter” is based on the 11-novel series by Edgar Rice Burroughs in which former Confederate captain John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch) is transported (through time and space?) to Mars — known to its inhabits as Barsoom[...]

The CW Acquires Six-Part Drama ‘The L.A. Complex’

The CW has acquired Bell Media’s original Canadian drama “The L.A. Complex,” a six-part, hour-long drama about the lives of six, sexy young performers pursuing their dreams in Hollywood. “The L.A. Complex” will have its U.S. premiere on The CW later[...]

Patton Oswalt to Host the 10th Annual VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society has announced that Patton Oswalt (“Young Adult,” “Ratatouille”) will host the 10th Annual VES Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 7. This will be the comedian/actor’s third appearance at the VES Awards, which recognize the most outstanding [...]