June 2, 2012 |
PARIS — Omar Sy's life has changed quite a bit recently. One sign? "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner is standing in front of the French actor. With a pitch. For a movie about Milli Vanilli. "You are the man," Ratner says in English as Sy flashes his million-euro smile. Ratner gestures to a script on a nearby table and says, "Read it and write me. Write me right away. Write me in French and I'll translate. " The two are in the lobby bar of a Paris hotel a few days after the Cannes Film Festival.
January 2, 2014 |
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 29th edition of the festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. The award presentation and tribute will take place Feb. 6 at the Arlington Theatre. The Oscar-winning director and the Oscar-nominated actor have collaborated on five films - "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," "Shutter Island" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," which opened Christmas Day. On the set: movies and TV "Scorsese and DiCaprio's partnership has become a legendary cinematic pas de deux recalling other great collaborations like John Ford and John Wayne, Fellini and Mastroianni, John Huston and Bogart - and even Scorsese and De Niro," festival executive director Roger Durling said in a statement Thursday.
December 10, 2012 |
Amy Adams will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Cinema Vanguard Award for her performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master. " The announcement was made Monday afternoon. She will be honored on Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre with a tribute at the 28th edition of the festival, which runs Jan. 24-Feb. 3. The three-time Oscar nominee was named best supporting actress by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Sunday for her performance as the steely wife of a charismatic spiritual leader in the drama set during the 1950s. "Amy Adams is one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today," said SBIFF's executive director, Roger Durling, in a statement.
November 21, 2011 |
The clang of computer-generated robots, the whoosh of men in capes, the purr of a 3-D animated kitty — modern Hollywood blockbusters are a cacophony of sound and color. But one of the movies creating the most commotion in film circles right now is notable for a surprisingly anachronistic quality: its silence. "The Artist," a nearly wordless black-and-white melodrama starring two French actors little known outside Europe, has emerged as an unlikely crowd-pleaser on the film festival circuit — and as an Academy Awards contender.
May 7, 2010 |
France's super secret agent man is back in "OSS 117 — Lost in Rio," and he's better, and worse, than ever with a lot of bang, bang, bang, stumble, bumble, fumble in flashy '60s era suits of impeccably poor taste. The latest edition of the French spoof again stars Jean Dujardin as Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, an idiot suave-ant of secret agents with brilliantine hair and a specialty for sailing through politically incorrect pronouncements with the same aplomb he does shoot-outs with bad guys.
February 23, 2013 |
The 85th Academy Award nominees and winners have been chosen, the red carpet has been rolled out and the gilded Oscar statues have been polished. But what time is the show again? The 2013 Oscars ceremony honoring the films of 2012 is set to take place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The pre-show broadcast will begin on ABC with red carpet arrivals at 4 p.m. PST (7 p.m. EST) and will be hosted by Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle, Kristin Chenoweth and Kelly Rowland. The awards show will start at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST)