Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

First Look: Gritty and Grizzled Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in David Michod's 'The Rover'

Check out this first new image of Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in David Michod's "The Rover," the Aussie director's follow-up to 2010's critically praised "Animal Kingdom."
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • March 18, 2013 12:24 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Man Behind Michael Haneke Spoof Twitter Account Talks the Director's Taste in Movies, "Parms Dorz" and Stinky Cats LOL

Shortlist.com deputy editor Benjamin Lee is the man behind the spoof @Michael_Haneke Twitter account that kept more than 30K followers amused during the ramp-up to the Oscars, and the film's Best Foreign-Language win. Lee has a feature in the Guardian discussing his experience while running the Twitter handle, and a few surprising facts he learned about the real-life Austrian director. Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • March 18, 2013 11:51 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Finally: Union Talk at VFX Town Hall

Not surprisingly, talk of unionization and a trade association dominated the international Pi Day VFX town hall meetings on Thursday in LA, the San Francisco Bay Area, Austin, Vancouver, and Wellington. Everyone agrees that the VFX industry has reached a tipping point and that the business model with the studios must change.
  • By Bill Desowitz
  • |
  • March 16, 2013 6:10 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Best of the Week: SXSW, Interviews with Tina Fey and Alex Gibney, Reviews and More

The best stories of the week from TOH!
  • By TOH!
  • |
  • March 15, 2013 4:00 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

What's Next for Ang Lee, From FX's 'Tyrant' to Eyeing Moses and 'Cleopatra'

Fresh off his Oscar win as Best Director for "Life of Pi," Ang Lee is fielding a number of potential and solidified upcoming projects. News comes today that the Taiwanese-born director is being eyed to helm Warner Bros.' Moses biopic "Gods and Kings," now that Steven Spielberg has dropped out.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • March 15, 2013 2:49 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Boston Phoenix Closes: Spawned Top Film Critics, Along with Defunct The Real Paper

On March 14, the Boston Phoenix closed. Last fall, the print weekly switched from traditional newspaper to glossy, having merged with a sister Boston magazine (see a comparison here). While the Phoenix saw a temporary rise in national ads following the redesign, this wasn't sustained; the lack of ad revenue has been cited as the major reason for the publication's shuttering. Its closing is a sad sign for the world of film criticism. The Phoenix spawned a number of top critics over the years...
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • March 15, 2013 2:23 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Nanni Moretti Comedy 'We Have a Pope' Comes Back

With all the papal craziness right now, it's no surprise that Sundance Selects is bringing Nanni Moretti's 2011 competition Cannes entry "We Have a Pope" ("Habemus Papam") back to a theater near you. "Recent world events made it irresistible for us to bring back 'We Have a Pope,'" said President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring, "which mirrors what much of the discussion on the world stage has been over the last few weeks."
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 14, 2013 9:22 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Spielberg Taps Indie Colin Trevorrow to Direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

"Thrilled to have director on JP4, Colin Trevorrow, an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park," tweets @LeDoctor, aka producer Frank Marshall. Colin who? Well, in the honorable tradition of tapping a gifted indie filmmaker to take on a studio project, Marshall and exec producer Steven Spielberg have turned to indie writer-director Colin Trevorrow to direct "Jurassic Park 4."
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 14, 2013 8:52 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Hanks Joins Women in the World Summit to Tribute Ephron

The two-day annual Women in the World summit, to be held in New York on April 4 and 5, will feature such female icons as Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Susan E. Rice and Diane von Furstenberg, among others. Tom Hanks, currently starring on Broadway in Nora Ephron's final play "Lucky Guy," will offer a celebratory tribute to the famed screenwriter (and fairweather director) of films such as “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail,” and a woman-in-the-world if there ever was one, who died in June 2012 after a difficult trudge through leukemia.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • March 14, 2013 8:34 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Cruise, Kosinski Talk 'Oblivion' on New Featurette

I continue to be optimistic about the new Tom Cruise movie from Joseph Kosinski, sci-fi actioner "Oblivion," even though the director's debut film was 2010 "TRON: Legacy." Why the optimism? Well, given that it was the videogame pioneer's first film under a neophyte management team at Disney, he did OK.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 14, 2013 8:19 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates