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19 items from 2006


Cage Puts Bel Air Estate on the Market

17 October 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is selling his home in the posh Bel Air section of Los Angeles for a whopping $35 million. The brick-walled seven bedroom, seven bath two story estate features a pool, projection room, library, custom built wine cellar and state of the art security system. The property also features a separate two bedroom, two bath guest house. Cage's landmark home is just down the road from another famous estate - the site of the home where classic TV show The Beverly Hillbillies was shot. »

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Cage Movie Halted by Military Coup

22 September 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The producers of Nicolas Cage's new movie have been forced to halt production thanks to a military coup in Thailand. Cage was shooting a remake of 1999 gangster thriller Bangkok Dangerous, called Time To Kill, when cast and crew were advised to take the military situation seriously. Producers insisted all cast and crew members return to their hotels and await further instructions. According to reports, Cage has a private jet on standby at a nearby airport, just in case the situation escalates and he is forced to flee at short notice. »

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The Wicker Man

5 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Far more ambitious and stylish than most of today's horror crop, Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 U.K. cult classic "The Wicker Man" unfortunately still falls far short of its mark. Unlikely to inspire a passionate following similar to the original, the film, which opened Friday without being screened for the press, ultimately induces more titters than dread.

LaBute has long ex-plored the relationship between the sexes in his work, and he has infused this version of the story -- about a policeman, in search of a missing little girl, who travels to a remote island populated by a perverse pagan society -- with a feminist touch. Replacing the original's Christopher Lee as the leader of the clan is Ellen Burstyn, who presides over a female-dominated population in which the men are essentially the worker bees.

The film begins creepily enough with a strikingly staged pretitle sequence in which Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage), a California motorcycle cop, watches in horror as a mother and her little girl are incinerated in their car after a crash. The emotionally fragile cop is thus more vulnerable to an urgent message from Willow (Kate Beahan), the fiancee who dumped him years earlier. Writing from a remote island called Summersisle in the Pacific Northwest, she begs him to help her find her missing daughter.

Arriving on the island after great difficulty, he finds a strange agrarian society dependent on its harvesting of honey. The women, all addressed as "Sister", treat him with frostiness and suspicion, while the men are strangely silent. He encounters obstacle after obstacle while attempting to find the girl, nearly dying from drowning and bee stings in the process. Ultimately, he discovers that the reason for his presence on the island has more sinister ramifications than he possibly could have imagined.

Director-screenwriter LaBute is unable to invest this strange gothic material with the requisite degree of menace. A more accomplished stylist might have pulled it off, or possibly the film might have worked as a delirious black comedy. The filmmaker goes somewhat in the latter direction, abetted by Cage's expert slow-burn reactions to the bizarre situations he encounters. But the film, which eschews the eroticism and religious subtexts of the original, eventually lapses into unintentional humor, with such lines delivered by the actor as "Something bad is about to happen, I can feel it" (uttered after about 100 bad things already have happened) and his warning one woman to "Step away from the bike" inducing giggles. By the time of the intended horrific climactic scene, which includes Cage in a bear suit and Burstyn in face paint looking like Braveheart, things have gone irretrievably downhill.

It's too bad because for a good part of its running time, "Wicker Man" exerts a real fascination. It also boasts terrific production values, including beautiful widescreen cinematography, a suitably eerie score by Angelo Badalamenti and creepily effective performances from supporting players Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski and Diane Delano.

End credits include a dedication to the late musician Johnny Ramone, who apparently sparked Cage's interest in a remake.

The Wicker Man

Warner Bros. Pictures

Alcon Entertainment and Millennium Films present a Saturn Films and Emmet/Furla Films production for Equity Pictures, Medienfonds, GmbH & Co., KG III and Nu Image Entertainment

Credits:

Director-screenwriter: Neil LaBute

Producers: Nicolas Cage, Norm Golightly, Avi Lerner, Randall Emmett, John Thompson, Boaz Davidson

Executive producers: George Furla, Joanne Sellar, Trevor Short, Andreas Thiesmayer, Josef Lautenschlager, Danny Dimbort, Elisa Salinas

Director of photography: Paul Sarossy

Editor: Joel Plotch

Production designer: Phillip Barker

Costume designer: Lynette Meyer

Music: Angelo Badalamenti

Cast:

Edward Malus: Nicolas Cage

Sister Summersisle: Ellen Burstyn

Sister Willow: Kate Beahan

Dr. Moss: Frances Conroy

Sister Rose: Molly Parker

Sister Honey: Leelee Sobieski

Sister Beech: Diane Delano

MPAA rating PG-13

Running time -- 97 minutes »

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'Crank' tops Friday boxoffice with $3.25 mil

2 September 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On the first day of the four-day holiday weekend, action star Jason Statham demonstrated slightly more drawing power that Hollywood veteran Nicolas Cage. According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, Statham's Crank from Lionsgate, led the day's listings, grossing an estimated $3.25 million. With Buena Vista's inspirational football tale Invincible (which led the rankings last weekend) shifting to second place with an estimated take of $2.95 million, Cage's horror remake The Wicker Man, from Warner Bros. Pictures, had to settle for the third spot with its estimated Friday haul of $2.75 million. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures' basketball-set drama, Crossover, bowed in ninth place with an estimated $1.15 million. Livelier performances were posted by two films that began as limited releases and are now reaching out successfully to wider audiences: Fox Searchlight's comedy Little Miss Sunshine ranked fourth, picking up an estimated $1.85 million from 1,602 theaters. And the period drama The Illusionist, from the Yari Film Group and Freestyle Releasing, placed fifth with $1.6 million from 971 theaters. »

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A mild late-summer forecast

31 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The summer boxoffice season officially draws to a close this Labor Day holiday weekend, and Hollywood again will cram theaters full of goodies for moviegoers hoping to take in their last bit of fun before vacations end and the school year begins. Three new wide releases are entering the marketplace, though none is likely to cross the $20 million mark for the four-day period. The highest hopes ride on Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Wicker Man". The beleaguered studio is hoping to reverse its unfortunate summer with writer-director Neil LaBute's update of the 1973 British cult film. Starring Nicolas Cage as a Scottish police officer investigating a girl's disappearance, the PG-13 "Wicker Man" bows in 2,784 locations. LaBute, an indie filmmaker known for smaller films that examine the faults of human nature, turns to the horror genre for the first time. Giving the story a feminist slant, he has turned the pagan land Cage's character visits into a matriarchal society headed by Ellen Burstyn. Leelee Sobieski co-stars. »

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'Vice' grips boxoffice

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures was celebrating Sunday while Warner Bros. Pictures went into mourning. Universal's actioner Miami Vice easily seized the spotlight at the North American boxoffice for the weekend, but Warners' animated film The Ant Bully went splat and the second weekend of M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water drowned. For the first time in four weeks, Buena Vista Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, was not the No. 1 film. While Dead Man's Chest grabbed another $20.5 million (bringing its estimated domestic haul to $358.4 million), Michael Mann's Vice took in an estimated $25.2 million, enough to topple the king of the 2006 boxoffice and establish a strong start of its own. The same could not be said for Ant Bully, from Tom Hanks' Playtone Prods. The film, directed by John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), earned an estimated $8.1 million for a fifth-place finish. Not even the voice talent of such stars as Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage and Julia Roberts could stand up to Sony Pictures' sophomore session of its animated Monster House, which took the fourth-place slot by grossing an additional $11.5 million for an estimated cume of $43.9 million. »

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'Vice' grips boxoffice

30 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Universal Pictures was celebrating Sunday while Warner Bros. Pictures went into mourning. Universal's actioner Miami Vice easily seized the spotlight at the North American boxoffice for the weekend, but Warners' animated film The Ant Bully went splat and the second weekend of M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water drowned. For the first time in four weeks, Buena Vista Pictures' Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, was not the No. 1 film. While Dead Man's Chest grabbed another $20.5 million (bringing its estimated domestic haul to $358.4 million), Michael Mann's Vice took in an estimated $25.2 million, enough to topple the king of the 2006 boxoffice and establish a strong start of its own. The same could not be said for Ant Bully, from Tom Hanks' Playtone Prods. The film, directed by John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), earned an estimated $8.1 million for a fifth-place finish. Not even the voice talent of such stars as Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage and Julia Roberts could stand up to Sony Pictures' sophomore session of its animated Monster House, which took the fourth-place slot by grossing an additional $11.5 million for an estimated cume of $43.9 million. »

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The Ant Bully

24 July 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Adapted by director John A. Davis from a Scholastic book Tom Hanks used to read to his son, "The Ant Bully' tells the story of a bored, lonely 10-year-old boy who takes his frustrations out on ant hills -- that is, until members of the colony figure out a way to cut him down to size both literally and figuratively.

But despite the Hanks seal of approval and the lure of a stellar voice cast including Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin, the animated version feels anonymously generic and charmlessly mechanical.

Failing to adequately flesh out the characters and the story, the movie is all exoskeleton.

Situated tightly between Columbia's "Monster House" and Paramount's "Barnyard" in this season's fairly crowded animation market, the Warner Bros. Pictures release might find a few extra crumbs in its 3-D version screening simultaneously in select Imax theaters, but it likely will have to settle for minor boxoffice infestation.

Tired of finding themselves at the mercy of young Lucas Nickle, aka "Lucas the Destroyer" (Zach Tyler Eisen), the ants show who's boss with a magic potion developed by Wizard Ant Zoc (Cage), which, when dropped into the boy's ear, shrinks him down to their level.

Lucas is taken down into the colony to stand trial for his crimes against antdom, and while there are those who would prefer to eat him, the wise Ant Queen (Streep) sentences him to live among them and to learn their customs.

Befriended by Zoc's kind girlfriend, Nurse Ant Hova (Roberts), Lucas gets a valuable lesson in the spirit of cooperation while dodging the predatory advances of wasps and frogs.

Basically, the biggest problem with "Ant Bully" is that if you're planning on invading "A Bug's Life" and "Antz" turf, you'd be wise to bring something fresh to the picnic table. But writer-director Davis, who created Jimmy Neutron, keeps coming up short on the inventiveness front.

That lack of inspiration also extends to those providing the voices, many of whom seem to struggle to find just the right pitch, overplaying or underplaying their assigned characters.

While Davis' visuals clearly reveal an affection for legendary stop-motion master Ray Harryhausen, there's a clinical coldness to the computer animation that cries out for a more stylized, more inviting look and feel.

The often brash results receive little in the way of a counterpoint from John Debney's decidedly unsubtle score, which has a habit of making a mountain out of an anthill.

The Ant Bully

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Legendary Pictures

a Playtone production in association with DNA Prods.

Credits:

Director-screenwriter: John A. Davis

Producers: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, John A. Davis

Based on the book by: John Nickle

Executive producers: Keith Alcorn, Diana Choi Sachs, Steven Shareshian, Thomas Tull, William Fay

Editor: Jon Price

Muisc: John Debney

Voices:

Hova: Julia Roberts

Zoc: Nicolas Cage

the Ant Queen: Meryl Streep

Stan Beals: Paul Giamatti

Kreela: Regina King

Fugax: Bruce Campbell

Mommo: Lily Tomlin

Lucas Nickle: Zach Tyler Eisen

Head of Council: Ricardo Montalban

Doreen Nickle: Cheri Oteri

Fred Nickle: Larry Miller

MPAA rating: PG

Running time -- 88 minutes »

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9/11 Filmmakers Slam "Cashing In" Claims

10 July 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Filmmakers working on Oliver Stone's upcoming 9/11 movie World Trade Center have slammed claims they are cashing in on the 2001 terrorist attacks, insisting the movie is about heroism. World Trade Center, which stars Nicolas Cage, tells the story the last two people found alive in the rubble of the collapsed twin towers, and their rescuer. Some relatives of people who died have spoken out against Stone's film, because they do not want to relive their initial pain following the attacks. But producer Moritz Borman says, "I know there is one widow out there who didn't want it to be made because she felt it was too painful to see her husband die. But I am convinced that when she sees it she will be resolved. We never went out to explore the whole story of 9/11 and its impact on America and the rest of the world. Nobody went into this film and thought this was the explanation for why 9/11 happened or its geopolitical impact. It's a tale of heroism." »

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Biel and Evans Break up

30 June 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jessica Biel and Chris Evans have called it quits after dating for more than two years, according to media reports in the US. Biel, who starred in Stealth and the TV family drama 7th Heaven, also played Evans' girlfriend in two films, Cellular and London. Evans, who starred in Fantastic Four, is currently filming The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson. A source tells the US edition of OK! magazine that Evans has recently been spotted out in New York City with brunette public relations executive Joyce Sevilla. Meanwhile 24-year-old Biel has been in Los Angeles filming Next with Nicolas Cage. »

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Arquette Weds Jane

27 June 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Emmy award-winning Medium star Patricia Arquette wed her long-time boyfriend, actor Thomas Jane, over the weekend. The couple have a three year-old daughter together, Harlow, and Arquette has a 17-year-old son, Enzo, from a previous relationship. The pair tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy, with only close family members attending. It is the second marriage for both. Arquette, 38, was previously married to actor Nicolas Cage. The Punisher star Jane, 37, was previously married to Aysha Hauer, daughter of actor Rutger Hauer. »

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9/11 Hero Convinced Gyllenhaal To Take Role

10 May 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The wife of a September 11th victim convinced Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, despite comments the actress made about America's 'responsibility' for the terrorist attack last year. The Secretary star decided she would have to meet real-life hero Port Authority Officer William Jimeno and his wife Alison - who she plays - to explain her position, and she was ready to drop out of the hard-hitting drama. The movie, which stars Nicolas Cage, is based on the story of William Jimeno and his partner Sergeant John McLoughlin, who became trapped by falling debris as they attempted to rescue the injured. Alison says of Gyllenhaal after she visited her New Jersey home, "Right away, both Will and I felt comfortable with her and realized how sincere and passionate she is. We had no problem with her in this movie." Gyllenhaal decided to go ahead with the role: "I wanted to tell them the absolute truth of what I meant. If they still didn't want me to play Allison after that, then I wouldn't have." »

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Revolution pic 'Next' in line for Biel

23 February 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jessica Biel has signed on to co-star in Lee Tamahori's sci-fi thriller Next for Revolution Studios. Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore are toplining the film, which is based on Philip K. Dick's short story The Golden Man. Penned by Gary Goldman, the story centers on a man (Cage) with the unique ability to see future events and affect their outcome. Pursued by the FBI, which is seeking to use his abilities to prevent a global terrorist attack, he ultimately is faced with the choice of saving himself or the world. Biel will play Liz, the love interest of Cage's character, whom he must attempt to save from terrorists. Cage, Todd Garner, Norm Golightly, Graham King and Arne Schmidt are producing. Derek Dauchy is overseeing for Revolution, which has set a late March start date for the film. Biel, whose credits include London, Blade: Trinity and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, next appears in Neil Burger's The Illusionist. She is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Karl Austen. »

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Presley Marries Guitarist in Japan

17 February 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Singer Lisa Marie Presley has married guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood in a ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional Japanese ceremony on January 22, her publicist Paul Bloch announced yesterday. It is the fourth marriage for Presley, who is the daughter of music legend Elvis Presley. She was previously married to Nicolas Cage, Michael Jackson and Danny Keogh, who is the father of her two children. The bride's mother, actress Priscilla Presley, walked her daughter down the aisle and gave her away, according to Bloch. Daughter Riley Keough was maid of honor and her son Benjamin Keogh was a groomsman, while their father acted as best man for Lockwood. Also attending the wedding were Lockwood's parents, Vivian and William Lockwood. Lockwood was Presley's musical director and is listed as executive producer on her 2005 album Now What. »

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Berry Goes Public with Versace Model

10 February 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Stunning actress Halle Berry went public with her new model boyfriend Gabriel Aubry at a Versace party on Tuesday. The twice-divorced actress has been quietly dating 30-year-old Aubry after they met in December while starring in Versace advertisements. Berry, 39, and Aubry, were inseparable at the re-opening of Donatella Versace's Fifth Avenue boutique in New York City, which was also attended by Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Nicolas Cage, Benicio Del Toro, Cindy Crawford, Sting and Claire Danes. Since her 2003 split with second husband, soul singer, Eric Benet, Berry has also dated her Their Eyes Were Watching God co-star Michael Ealy. »

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This is getting old, boy!

6 February 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- I could go down the list of horrible Hollywood remakes for you fine folks but I have enough enemies as it is, and I’m not even talking about remakes of American movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (even if it was more based on the book, it blew chunks) or King Kong. I’m talking about films foreign to America. The latest to suffer this fate more horrible than Michael Bolton covering one of your songs is Korean film Oldboy by Chan-wook Park. Quick synopsis: Oh Dae-Su is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, and after being released he has 5 days to figure out who did this to him and why. With minor flaws this movie ranks way up there in my recent Top Ten lists. I don’t want to spoil the ending for those who haven’t watched it, but there is No Way Hollywood’s »

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Alcon reups with Warners

3 February 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Alcon Entertainment is continuing its relationship with Warner Bros. Pictures, signing a new financing and distribution agreement with the studio. Alcon will continue to develop and fully finance its own feature films that will be distributed by Warners, but under new deal terms; the company also will jointly finance some films with the studio. The deal calls for a minimum of six pictures during the next three years to be co-financed, beginning with the Richard Donner-directed action thriller 16 Blocks and The Wicker Man, Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 horror movie. Alcon acquired distribution rights to Blocks, which stars Bruce Willis and Mos Def, and Wicker, which stars Nicolas Cage, from Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films, with the participation of Equity Pictures. »

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No Politics for Stone

31 January 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oliver Stone has hit out at reports his new film will have a political agenda, insisting it will focus on two or three American civilians' fight for survival. Stone's film, which has been given the working title of World Trade Center, will feature Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage in the lead role. The movie-maker has courted controversy in the past with politically-charged Vietnam war films such as Platoon and Born On The Fourth Of July. He says, "This is not about the motives of the terrorists, or who the terrorists were, or the politics of 9/11 in any way. This film is the story of two guys trapped inside, and their families on the outside. It's a no-nonsense, austere, verite document of what they went through in those 24 hours, a procedural, and it should be shot like that." »

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Top 50 of 2006: Picks 40 to 50

10 January 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Out with the old & in with the new… the New Year has finally arrived and the staffers at ioncinema.com are all psyched for the prospects of another eclectic year in film. In our 5-day bonanza, was put together by our panel of 4 (from Canada, the U.S, Europe and Australia). Drum roll please as we give you The Top 50 most anticipated films of 2006! Here are picks 40 thru 50. 40. (tie) Sophie Scholl When: Zeitgeist Films will hope to make a buck with this one - Who: Marc Rothemund What: 1943. The Germans have lost the battle for Stalingrad and, in Munich, members of the White Rose infiltrate the city with a wave upon wave of anti-Hitler activities and slogans. Sophie and Hans Scholl are busy distributing flyers in the main hall of Munich University when they are observed and arrested. Why: A likely candidate for a best foreign picture nom ⠻

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