February 3, 2011 |
The six directors who came together to talk to The Envelope about their craft all made fiction films, even if some of their stories were inspired by real people. While David Fincher's "The Social Network" and Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" are based on the respective lives of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Britain's King George VI, the other four films are wholly imagined tales: Ethan (and Joel) Coen's "True Grit," Ben Affleck's "The Town," Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right" and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan.
December 2, 2010
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film Updated and Expanded David Thomson Alfred A. Knopf: 1,076 pp., $40
February 4, 2010
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Where: Theaters in and around Santa Barbara, including the historic Arlington Theatre When: Thursday to Feb. 14 Price: Opening night film and gala, $60; four-ticket pack, $57 Contact: www.sbiff.org
March 2, 2012
'This Is Not a Film' No MPAA rating Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Playing: Laemmle's Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills; Laemmle's Town Center, Encino; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena
October 19, 2012
The long-awaited movie museum in Hollywood moved another step closer to fruition with the announcement Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that it has raised $100 million in its goal to generate $250 million toward the new institution. The academy also unveiled its vision for the museum, slated to open in 2016, by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, which will include the restoration of the old May Co. building located on Wilshire and Fairfax. The architects said they intend to construct a "spherical glass addition" to the back of the original building that will house a state-of-the-art theater and will replace an extension made to the structure in 1946.
September 27, 2012 |
"Hitchcock," the Fox Searchlight drama starring Anthony Hopkins as the iconic director, will open AFI Fest 2012 on Nov. 1 with a gala at Hollywood's historic Chinese Theatre. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the film is based on Stephen Rebello's book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho" and chronicles the behind-the-scenes action of the groundbreaking 1960 movie. The film also stars Helen Mirren as Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins, with Toni Collette, Danny Huston and Michael Stuhlbarg also appearing.
December 9, 2010
"The family face-off scene in the living room has much of the essence of the movie to me; it has everyone's energy toward each other. It's the authenticity of it and the attitude of everyone there. It's a 'Star Wars' bar of characters going at it with full fire on each other ? from Melissa Leo to Mark [Wahlberg] and Christian [Bale], the sisters and Jack McGee. " David O. Russell
September 14, 2012 |
NEW YORK--Mitt Romney denounced an anti-Muslim film that is stirring unrest in the Middle East, even as he stood by his condemnation of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for its implied denunciation of the film. Speaking to George Stephanopoulous of ABC's “Good Morning America,” Romney said he still believed it was "inappropriate" for the embassy to put out the statement, issued as anger rose in Egypt on Tuesday over a film that ridiculed the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He said the embassy should have taken it down after protesters breached the embassy grounds.
March 5, 2012
Wheeler and Woolsey Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey re-created their comedic Broadway roles for the 1929 film version of "Rio Rita" and became one of the most successful teams until Woolsey's death in 1938. The Ritz Brothers Al, Jimmy and Harry were a vaudeville comedy-dancing team who starred in such films as "Life Begins in College" and "The Three Musketeers. " Ted Healy and His Stooges Moe, Shemp and Larry were part of the vaudeville team with Healy.
December 22, 2012
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday moved forward with nine potential nominated movies for the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, narrowing the field from 71 qualifying films. There were no major surprises in the winnowed-down lineup, with the list including Austria's "Amour," directed by Michael Haneke and winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, as well as France's "The Intouchables," directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, which has been a worldwide box-office sensation.