October 18, 2012 |
Hopes for “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” a potential follow-up to David Fincher's English-language “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” slowed considerably after the first movie performed only decently at the box office. But star Daniel Craig says he hasn't given up on the possibility of a new installment - and in fact hopes to persuade the director to return. “Of course I'll embrace [the movie], especially if Fincher does it,” Craig told The Times, adding, “I'm definitely going to work on him.” Fincher, who has a range of projects in development, has been publicly noncommittal about returning to the franchise, which follows a Swedish-language art-house hit. The director has never made a sequel in his long career.
August 6, 2012 |
In the chess game that is holiday movie releasing, someone had to lay down their queen. And this morning, Warner Bros. did just that, yanking Baz Luhrmann's “The Great Gatsby” from its scheduled Christmas Day release and moving it to next summer. Whatever the reasons for the switch, the postponement takes the star-studded 3-D update on the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic out of Oscar contention for this year and also frees up the Christmas calendar -- sort of. Even with the move, the 2012 Christmas movie period is one of the most crowded in recent memory, and perhaps ever.
July 6, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES NYC 22: Training officer Daniel "Yoda" Dean (Terry Kinney) recalls his own days as a rookie on a new episode of the police drama (8 p.m. CBS); another new episode follows at 9 p.m. The Firm: Mitch (Josh Lucas) and his team prepare for jury selection in the Walker case on a new episode of the legal drama (10 p.m. NBC)
June 29, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SUNDAY The irrepressible Nicki Minaj and the controversial Chris Brown are slated to perform at "The BET Awards 2012," the latest edition of the annual event celebrating African Americans in entertainment....
March 23, 2012 |
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has taken back full control of its legendary film label United Artists, is booking a loss on its recent release "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and has added a top TV executive to its board of directors, the independent studio revealed in financial filings this week. Formed in 1919 by film luminaries including Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, UA became part of MGM in 1981. In 2006, UA became a joint venture between MGM and Tom Cruise and his producing partner Paula Wagner, who together got 30% of the company.
March 18, 2012 |
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Director David Fincher and screenwriter Steven Zaillian adapt Stieg Larsson's bestseller "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" into a sophisticated and gripping thriller, sporting excellent lead performances by Daniel Craig as a disgraced reporter and Rooney Mara as a punk hacker. Larsson's story of a gruesome missing-person's case is gratuitously violent at times, and the film runs a little too long — in large part because it goes through about four endings before finally lurching to a stop.
January 6, 2012 |
Low-cost horror movie "The Devil Inside" will try to do what Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and the Chipmunks and a girl with a dragon tattoo couldn't: knock Tom Cruise out of the top box-office spot. "The Devil Inside," about a woman investigating her mother's exorcisms, probably will open this weekend to between $12 million and $15 million, people who have seen pre-release audience surveys said. That should put it very close to Cruise's "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," which after two weekends in the No. 1 spot is expected to drop to about $15 million.
January 6, 2012 |
Woody Allen earned his 20th nomination Thursday for a Writers Guild of America Award for his original screenplay for "Midnight in Paris. " Allen, 76, received his first nomination from the WGA 46 years ago for "What's New Pussycat?" and won for 1977's "Annie Hall," 1984's "Broadway Danny Rose," 1986's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and 1989's "Crimes and Misdemeanors. " Comedies made a strong showing among the nominees this year. Joining Allen in the original screenplay category are Will Reiser for "50/50"; Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig for "Bridesmaids"; " Diablo Cody for "Young Adult"; and Tom McCarthy for "Win Win" (McCarthy shares story credit on the film with Joe Tiboni)
January 3, 2012 |
— In a pleated white dress, her jet-black bangs neatly trimmed, Golden Globe nominee Rooney Mara looks nothing like Lisbeth Salander as she relaxes in the drawing room of New York's Crosby Street Hotel. But it doesn't take long for the 26-year-old to show the resolve that helped land her the coveted lead role in the U.S. version of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," vaulting over a scrum of top Hollywood actresses. Mara previously was best known for her opening tête-à-tête with Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network.