Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

Must See Doc: How the Japanese Tsunami Happened

This smart C4 documentary explores what happened--talking to scientists and collecting reportage--during the 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan and the subsequent devastating tsunami. Posted by Film Detail, which collects some mind-boggling facts (below).
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • April 2, 2011 8:23 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain & Sam Worthington Star in The Debt's New International Poster

Focus will finally release The Debt, the war crime thriller from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, Proof), this August after lingering in Miramax distribution limbo. Check out the international poster with stars Helen Mirren, Jessica Chastain (Tree of Life) and Sam Worthington. Tom Wilkinson also stars. Here's our interview with Mirren and our profile on rising star Chastain. The trailer is below. [IMPA]
  • By Sophia Savage
  • |
  • April 1, 2011 8:35 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Sony Pictures Classics Officially Releasing Van Sant's Cannes-Bound Restless, Starring Wasikowska

We already announced this, but it's official now: Sony Pictures Classics will release Gus Van Sant's Restless in North America this fall. Columbia pulled the teen drama from the Sundance Premiere line-up at the last minute (it was literally the first film invited to the fest in August) in favor of sending it to Cannes. Given that Van Sant is a Croisette perennial, there's no way that Restless won't turn up there. Written by Jason Lew, the movie stars Jane Eyre's Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper (Kiss and Tell). The trailer is below.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 31, 2011 10:41 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Hanna Earns Early Raves: "Futuristic Fairy Tale, Arthouse Action Movie, Chase Thriller"

Director Joe Wright delivers a tour-de-force E-ride thriller with Focus Features's Hanna, starring an athletic Saoirse Ronan, who able carries the movie, supported by Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana. But don't expect much depth--or dialogue for that matter-- from the director of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice. The movie sets up its premise: Hanna has been raised in isolation by protective parent Bana, and enters the world prepared to defend herself from Blanchett and her agents who are out to kill her. Then a masterfully executed chase ensues. Look out for one of Wright's signature long takes.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 31, 2011 7:00 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

CinemaCon Video: Hugh Jackman & Shawn Levy Talk Real Steel, The Wolverine

CinemaCon Video: Hugh Jackman & Shawn Levy Talk Real Steel, The Wolverine
At CinemaCon, CinemaBlend chats up Real Steel's director Shawn Levy (Date Night) and star Hugh Jackman on the futuristic boxing sci-fi drama. Jackman also talks about his training for The Wolverine, a character he's prepared to play "for the rest of his life." Disney's Real Steel hits theatres October 7.
  • By Sophia Savage
  • |
  • March 31, 2011 6:14 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Watch: Six Minutes of Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch

Plus: Check out Sucker Punch's reviews and performance at last weekend's box office.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 30, 2011 7:20 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Video Watch: Mad Men's Jon Hamm

For those of you mourning the loss of AMC summer series Mad Men (still mired in negotiations and pushed back to 2012), herewith for your delectation, some Jon Hamm hits. Here are some choice Don Draper quotes. And more videos are below.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 30, 2011 6:49 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
More: Video, TV, Mad Men, AMC

Cannes 2011: Jean-Paul Belmondo To Be Honored at Gala Screening of "Belmondo, The Career," Clips

The Cannes Film Festival will honor Jean-Paul Belmondo on May 17 with a gala event celebrating the actor's career. French New Wave star Belmondo worked with directors Philippe de Broca, Henri Verneuil, Gérard Oury, Georges Lautner, Jacques Deray, Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, Claude Lelouch and Alain Resnais, Vittorio Sica, Alberto Lattuada, and - of course - Jean Luc Godard, whose 1960 Breathless helped launch his long career. Among his other credits are That Man from Rio, Pierrot le Fou, Léon Morin, Priest, Mississippi Mermaid, Le Magnifique, Stavisky and Borsalino.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 30, 2011 5:33 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Web Series: Gender-Twisting Girls on Film, Michael Cera's Bad Dads, Hulu's Trailer Trash

There's a rash of new content heading toward the Web. Two new episodes of Lionsgate's first web series from producer Hud:sun Media’s Max Benator and creator Todd Goldman, the raunchy animated Trailer Trash, debuted exclusively on Hulu this week (clips below). The hope, always, in this transmedia age, is to capture enough attention from viewers that the real revenue producing venues-- television and movies--come calling. Also online this March are a new Michael Cera CollegeHumor.com web series Bad Dads and a new twist on gender-bending, The Girls on Film (videos below).
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 30, 2011 5:23 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Video Interview: Hunter S. Thompson Talks to Keith Richards

I am having a blast reading Rolling Stone Keith Richards' memoir Life, which has been on the NYT Bestseller list for 21 weeks now. It's delightfully written in a recognizable entertaining voice. Obviously co-writer James Fox put a lot of work into it, but the book still rings true.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • March 28, 2011 12:19 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Email Updates