January 26, 2005 |
And the best picture nomination goes to -- well, we'll get back to you. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the year's five best picture nominees. But it hasn't yet resolved who will be credited with producing three of them. In an effort to curtail the pileup of producers swarming the stage to collect the top Oscar, the academy now limits the number of people who can claim to have made the film to three.
November 1, 2007 |
The deal Actress Jessica Biel options the film rights to Edgar-nominated writer Megan Abbott's "Die a Little," a Los Angeles noir novel set in the 1950s with an intriguing character twist. The players Biel (recently in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry") and her producing partner, Michelle Purple, sign an option for a film set up at United Artists that also includes screenwriters Geoffrey and Marcia Blake and producer Richard Gladstein.
August 26, 1998 |
The Scene: Monday's premiere of Miramax's "54." The tale of Manhattan's late-'70s hothouse of hedonism--the Studio 54 disco--screened at Mann's Chinese theater.
April 18, 2001 |
POP/ROCK Starting the Comeback Trail?: Michael Jackson will reunite in concert with his brothers in the Jackson 5 for the first time since the 1980s during a Sept. 7 all-star Madison Square Garden show that will be taped for broadcast as a two-hour TV special. Jackson, who hasn't performed live in the United States in 15 years, will perform solo, in duets with Whitney Houston and Britney Spears, and with his brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon, Jermaine and Randy, producer David Gest said.
September 20, 2007 |
YOU'D have to clone yourself to catch all the movies screening tonight: two classics, a cult comedy in the making and a glimpse at the underbelly of life in Lisbon from one of Portugal's leading filmmakers. Richard Gladstein, producer of the Oscar-nominated best films "The Cider House Rules" and "Finding Neverland," presents David Lean's multi-Academy Award-winning 1957 epic "The Bridge on the River Kwai" as part of the Skirball's Cinema Legacy series.
September 25, 1994
Regarding "A Chat With Mr. Mayhem," by Hilary de Vries (Sept. 11): How unfortunate it is to read that Quentin Tarantino sees himself as a maker of "great films," yet he knocks Oliver Stone for attempting to inject some much-needed social resonance into the tired veins of his original script for "Natural Born Killers." If one cuts out what Stone contributed to the film, all that's left is a droll one-act journey of cult film iconoclasm. Then Tarantino tries to tell us that Americans can't tell stories anymore.