March 29, 2012 |
When it comes to cinematic scapegoats, few movies have been hammered like 2010's "Clash of the Titans. " Even though the Warner Bros.Greek god drama grossed nearly $500 million worldwide, the film's last-minute 3-D conversion, done to take advantage of higher stereoscopic ticket prices, sparked uncharacteristically blunt condemnations from industry leaders. DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg said the film's hasty 3-D makeover "snookered" ticket buyers, while "Avatar" creator James Cameron said of the conversion, "There was no artistry to it whatsoever.
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May 30, 2013 |
There's little magic to be had from watching "Now You See Me," a splashy, noisy and frankly preposterous action caper about a quartet of illusionists with a Robin Hood complex. For all the talent up on the screen - and one can't fault the performances - the movie just doesn't deliver. This is partly due to the split focus of the script by Ed Solomon and Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt (based on a story by Yakin & Ricourt) that rarely allows the viewer sufficient time to side with the good guys or the bad guys - or to even identify which is which.
April 17, 2007
On the mend: Regis Philbin called in to "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Monday to say he plans to return to the syndicated daytime talk show April 26. That would be about six weeks after having triple heart bypass surgery -- and just in time for the May ratings sweeps.
June 13, 2008 |
Edward Norton may be one of the best actors of his generation, not to mention a guy with a lot of Hollywood hustle. But after his recent tango with Marvel Studios and Universal over the final cut of the big-budget comic adaptation “The Incredible Hulk” (in which he stars), Norton has in all likelihood sealed his image as a prickly perfectionist. Norton couldn't be reached for comment; earlier this week, the actor-writer-producer-director embarked on a monthlong African vacation at what would have been the peak of his promotional duties for "Hulk" (which smashes into multiplexes today)
September 2, 2005 |
"Transporter 2" returns Jason Statham as Frank Martin, the ex-Special Forces operative turned mercenary, a martial arts maestro with world-class high-speed driving skills. Armed with a specially equipped Audi A8 that would strike envy in the heart of James Bond, Martin is a "transporter," prepared to move goods or people with no questions asked and on-time delivery guaranteed.
March 25, 2004 |
Seeking to tap the lucrative action-thriller-urban genre audience, specialized film label Focus Features is launching Rogue Pictures to handle those broad-appeal films at some remove from the artier, more sophisticated fare offered by the distributor of Academy Award winners "Lost in Translation" and "The Pianist." Dimension Films, the genre division of Miramax Films, is the model for Rogue.