Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

James Mangold Down For New York Times Best Seller 'Juliet'

  • By Christopher Bell
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 4:15 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
What do you do when a sequel to one of the worst movies in a consistently tepid sub-genre regularly suffers from start-date delays? If you're James Mangold, you decide that helming a modern retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" is the best coping method.

Review: 'Tanner Hall' Is An Amateur-Hour Panoply Of Boarding School Girl Cliches

  • By The Playlist
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 3:30 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
While featuring a promising cast of on-the-rise newcomers and comedy veterans, a strong production design, plus a visual aesthetic that proves digital cinematography can be warm and capture light in a pleasing autumnal manner, the one-dimensional indie flick "Tanner Hall," has almost nothing else to redeem it.

Whit Stillman Still Plans To Make Jamaican-Set 'Dancing Mood' After 'Damsels In Distress'

  • By Benjamin Wright
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 3:04 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Calls New Comedy "Jane Austen Meets Judd Apatow"While we wait with bated breath to find out if director Whit Stillman’s first film in over a decade, “Damsels in Distress,” can deliver on expectations, it would appear that the director already has his next directorial effort in mind. And for longtime fans keeping score, it's an old one that's been brewing for several years.

What Is Happening? Mel Gibson To Make Jewish Historical Epic With Joe Eszterhas

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 2:58 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
We Still Wish He'd Do That Viking Movie We've heard about actors or filmmakers trying to do some course correction to rejuvenate or repair their ailing career, but this is ridiculous. Deadline is reporting that Mel Gibson has teamed up with Joe Eszterhas to produce and potentially direct a script about revolutionary Jewish historical figure Judah Maccabee, to be produced under his Icon shingle and released by Warner Bros. Huh?

Exclusive: George Clooney Meets His Daughter's Boyfriend In Clip From 'The Descendants'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 2:30 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
It's going to be a very busy fall for George Clooney. He started things off in Venice where he unveiled his latest directorial effort "Ides Of March," swung into Telluride to help premiere Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and now he's in Toronto this week with both films continuing their journeys into the awards season. And we've got a new look at one of them.

The Weinstein Company Starting A VOD Operation

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 2:23 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The numbers are fuzzy when it comes to VOD receipts, but if it wasn't profitable for someone, people would stop trying to push it, right? VOD is a wonderful gift for film lovers, giving more obscure fare that might not otherwise escape the big cities a chance to reach people and convert new movie fans. And it looks like the format just found a big-time participant, as The Weinstein Company has entered the fray with their own VOD shingle.

Gerard Butler, Lena Headey Returning For '300: Battle Of Artemisia'?

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 1:53 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Even though many can't fathom this, the massive blockbuster success of "300" was not something anyone could have predicted. One of the reasons the film was something of a risk was its then-unknown cast: a lot rested on the shoulders of an unproven Gerard Butler, then known as the star of a series of terrible mid-level films, as opposed to being the current face of about a dozen truly awful big studio movies. Now that he's something of a familiar face, the producers of "300: Battle Of Artemisia" aren't letting a good thing go to waste.

New 'Breaking Dawn' Poster Promises/Threatens 'Forever Is Only The Beginning'

  • By Gabe Toro
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 1:52 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
It's time for another look at that disturbing pop culture, uh, thing, that is "Twilight." A new poster has surfaced for the first part of "Breaking Dawn," highlighting the intimacy between the ages-old, cradle-robbin' vampire and his human prey/wife. Presumably, this is a clip from the honeymoon, before he delivers bed-breaking, violent sex to produce a baby that later excites a horny werewolf. Yeah, this series is fucked in the head.

Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz To Star In 'Michael Kohlhaas'

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • September 9, 2011 1:01 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
While it's difficult to stay as on top of the latest developments in European cinema as we'd like to, there being a limited number of hours in the day, every now and then some piece of development news from the Old World catches our eye, often due to the people involved. And so it is with "Michael Kohlhaas" a newly-announced film from director Arnaud des Pallières, which CineEuropa has revealed is set to star two of our favorite international actors, Mads Mikkelsen and Bruno Ganz.

'Journey To The Center Of The Earth' Director Reunites With Brendan Fraser For 3D William Tell Film

  • By Jessica Kiang
  • |
  • September 8, 2011 12:45 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Director Eric Brevig And Fraser To Inflict More Fun On The Whole Family We see the logic behind harnessing Brendan Fraser's goofball amiability for toothless family-oriented "adventure" films, but, man, we wish the guy could catch a break outside of this particular ghetto. However his more recent forays into thriller or drama territory ("Extraordinary Measures" anyone? Anyone? Really? No one?) have fared poorly, and while he's no guarantee of success even with a family film ("Furry Vengeance," "Dudley Do-right"), it seems to be the one genre where he can consistently get hired. And this isn't changing -- he's next attached to "Tell 3D," a re'Tell'ing (wire me a million dollars and it's yours, marketing people) of the classic story about the dude with the overture who shot an apple off his son's head and thereby started Switzerland.

Email Updates

Recent Comments