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")
March 25, 2011 |
Todd Haynes' five-part HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" is not just great television, it's a revelation. Wresting James M. Cain's original story of ambition and maternal morality from the camp-classic embrace of the 1945 Joan Crawford film, Haynes has created not only a rich and nuanced vehicle for his A-list cast ? among them Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pearce ? he has given us a rare and valuable gift: an American melodrama about class. In the last half-century, Americans have become increasingly uncomfortable with conversations about class.
August 16, 2012 |
No new movies dared challenge "The Lorax" on DVD, and Universal Pictures' animated family film topped the sales and rental charts for the week. In its first week, the box office hit based on the classic Dr. Seuss book was the most-bought and most-rented DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according toRentrak Corp. The No. 2 top seller wasn't a movie at all, but the History channel's "Hatfields & McCoys" mini-series, which was released on disc by Sony Pictures. The second-most-rented disc was "Lockout," the Luc Besson-produced action film starring Guy Pearce, which came out on disc four weeks ago. Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the week ended Aug. 12, according to Rentrak Corp.
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.