The Weinstein Company May Not Have the Cash to Market Inglourious Basterds. But Does it Even Matter?
The word this week is that The Weinstein Company, the mini-major studio founded after Bob and Harvey Weinstein finally parted ways with Miramax (and Disney) in 2005, is apparently on the brink of financial ruin. Originally touted as a maverick venture on par with the creation of Miramax in 1979, the studio was erratic from the start, and it quickly became clear that its future was rocky at best.... read moreFound in: Movies, News
And now, a look at some notable trailers lighting up blogs and message boards: ... read moreFound in: Blogs, Ctrl-V
The new year is upon us and moviegoers are finally getting around to seeing some of 2008's big-name films (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Revolutionary Road, Gran Torino, Defiance, The Wrestler). But what about the rest of the year? Austin listed his five to watch a while back, but I will see his five and raise him 24. Here are the 29 movies due in 2009 that have caught my eye. What's missing? Let me know in the comments section.... read moreFound in: Blogs, List of the Day
You have to hand it to Nicole Kidman. In her career, the Aussie actress has juxtaposed standard Hollywood fare (often box-office disasters) with challenging, non-traditional roles in independent films with little to no commercial appeal. For every Cold Mountain, there's a Birth, where she played a woman convinced her dead husband had been reincarnated into the body of a 10-year-old boy; or a Dogville, the Lars Von Trier's three-hour melodrama on human nature at its worst; or a Fur, an "imaginary portrait" of famed photographer Diane Arbus that saw her lover, Robert Downey Jr., covered head-to-toe in hair. Even her... read moreFound in: Movies, News
Looks like the legendary Penny Lane has decided to abandon her musician-worshipping past and give us a little song and dance of her own. Of course, we speak of one Kate Hudson, who recently signed on for a lead role in Nine, the Rob Marshall (Chicago) adaptation of the 1982 Broadway musical of the same name.... read moreFound in: Movies, News
Daniel Day-Lewis might be set for the lead in Nine, a film adaptation of a musical that will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha). Fans should still hold their breath, however, according to the Weinstein Co., who is behind the film. The following is not set in stone. ... read moreFound in: Movies, News