April 7, 2005 |
Director Steven Soderbergh's latest film lacks star power -- on purpose. The cast of Soderbergh's project, currently being shot in Parkersburg, W.Va., and nearby Belpre, Ohio, is composed entirely of local residents -- all of them non-actors. Instead of holding an open casting call for the movie, tentatively titled "Bubble," the filmmakers looked for residents they thought would best fit the movie.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
April 30, 2007 |
Next to the 21st century remakes of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Black Christmas" and "The Hitcher," "Wind Chill" must have appeared hoity-toity to the film's distributor.
January 27, 2006 |
Steven Soderbergh's new movie is called "Bubble," which would suggest that somebody -- the characters, the audiences, the filmmakers -- is supposed to be hovering above cold, hard reality in a fragile membrane of some kind. Nothing in the lives depicted on the screen reflects the effervescence of the title, though, and the director stares at his protagonists with such austere, Bressonian intensity it starts to feel impolite after a while.
August 2, 2002 |
When a set of pre-shooting guidelines a director came up with for his actors turns out to be cleverer, better written and of considerable more interest than the finished film, that's a bad sign. A very bad sign. The guidelines came to light because of how director Steven Soderbergh shot "Full Frontal." Needing, he's told interviewers, a change of pace from recent logistics-heavy studio films such as "Ocean's Eleven," Soderbergh wanted his next film to be as close to the bone as possible.
September 4, 2007 |
Though there are a few traditional sitcoms on the air these days that are filmed in front of a live studio audience, like CBS' "Two and a Half Men," the three-camera format is more the exception than the rule. These days, the majority of comedies on both the broadcast networks and cable are not studio-bound and are shot in the same method as a drama series -- they are filmed over several days without an audience.