January 15, 2006 |
San Francisco Feb. 2-14: Hunt for treasure in the dark at the S.F. Indie Fest, which festival director Jeff Ross calls the city's "irreverent, politically incorrect festival." The eighth annual parade of curiosities and obscure gems opens Feb. 2 with "The Proposition," written by Nick Cave and starring Guy Pearce and Emily Watson. Topping the documentary category is "A.K.A. Tommy Chong," about the comedian's recent arrest.
July 11, 2008 |
"Death Defying Acts" is far more diverting and well crafted than its promotion-free release campaign might suggest. Then again, for a film largely based on the notion that "nothing is what it seems," such lowered expectations may actually work in its favor.
August 11, 1994 |
The Scene: Tuesday's benefit premiere of Gramercy's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at the Cinerama Dome. A party followed at the Palace. Writer-director Stephan Elliott said it was altogether fitting that his musical comedy about three drag queens traversing the Australian Outback premiered "in what looks like a giant bra cup."
March 26, 2011 |
With its low-cost labor and scenic locales, Serbia has long been a popular European location for filming. Now, facing rising competition from neighboring countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, the country wants to up its game. The Serbian government has approved a new film incentive program specifically targeted to foreign productions. The program provides a 15% cash rebate on goods and services purchased in Serbia and a 12% rebate on labor expenses, including foreign crew and talent.
April 10, 2012
CBS This Morning Magic Johnson; Edie Falco; Anthony Bourdain. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carole King; Christina Applegate; Mariska Hargitay. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly DJ Pauly D; Christina Applegate; Gabourey Sidibe. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Steve Harvey; "Dancing With the Stars"; Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Shannen Doherty; Taniya Nayak. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Fixing persistent pain.
May 19, 2012
Upcoming films produced by Megan Ellison "Lawless" A Prohibition-era bootlegging drama based on the novel "The Wettest County in the World. " Director: John Hillcoat ("The Road") Stars: Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBoeuf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska Debuts: May 19 (Cannes Film Festival); Aug. 31 (in U.S.) "Killing Them Softly" Gritty drama about a mob enforcer. Based on the novel "Cogan's Trade. " Director: Andrew Dominik ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford")
August 27, 2008 |
GUY PEARCE maintains such a low profile that sometimes even directors who intend to cast him in their upcoming movies don't recognize him. When writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff first met the 40-year-old actor to talk to him about the role of FBI agent Roy Clayton in the spy thriller "Traitor," which opens in theaters today, he walked right by the star of 1997's "L.A. Confidential" and 2000's "Memento" without a second glance. "We met for lunch, and I looked around the restaurant," recalls Nachmanoff.
August 28, 2012 |
Australian-born filmmaker John Hillcoat is no stranger to the dingy, lived-in menace lurking in haunted landscapes or to hard men who've seen a lot. They are the places and people who populate his films, including the fine Down Under western "The Proposition" and the less-powerful but still interesting adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel "The Road. " Unfortunately, his latest, the Depression-era gangster tale "Lawless," turns the Virginia hills of the early 1930s into just another backdrop for a clockwork succession of perfunctorily filmed showdowns and shootouts.
April 7, 2000 |
"Rules of Engagement," as this courtroom-combat drama takes pains to explain, are a set of regulations that let soldiers know what the military can and cannot do when it comes to using deadly force. Wouldn't it be nice if there were similar rules governing what Hollywood can and cannot do when confronted with what's potentially an involving, invigorating subject? Directed by the veteran William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L.