11 items from 2013
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno has led a multi-faceted life. To modern rock fans he's perhaps best known as the imaginative producer of U2's, David Bowie's, and Talking Heads' most adventurous work, and secondarily remembered as an early and eccentric member of Roxy Music. To new age and techno fans, he's the de facto inventor of the ambient music genre. Pop fans can thank him for the best work by James, Coldplay, and Ultravox. Punk fans owe him one for No New York's introduction of the four most iconic No Wave Bands.
His collaborations with Harold Budd (favorite: The Pearl), Robert Fripp (favorite: (no pussyfooting)), David Byrne (the groundbreaking My Life in the Bush of Ghosts), John Cale (especially the delightful Wrong Way Up), and others sometimes find him as much a facilitator as a creator, yet still have an ineffable Eno-ness to them. »
Chicago – Few films from the first half of the ’90s have held up as well as Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park,” recently released in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack that includes the 3D version of the film. How Huge is “Jurassic Park”? Adjusted for inflation, it’s made $728 million domestically, 16th all-time and sandwiched between two “Star Wars” movies (“Jedi” and “Phantom”). Everyone talks about Indy. The dinos have actually made more.
Why? Because “Jurassic Park” is more than mere CGI trickery. Critics often lament the lack of character development in favor of CGI dinosaurs and many point to Spielberg’s ascendance as a filmmaker when making those claims but “Jp” works because of Spielberg never lets the Raptors and Rex completely outshine the cast. Led by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, the characters aren’t mere victims as they would be in the hands of lesser filmmakers. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Every now and then an anniversary comes along and it makes you pause and realize just how much time has passed and how much the world has changed. Twenty-five years ago, the idea of mixing animation and live-action was nothing new, but using computer-enhanced animation was a fresh approach. Then there was the mind-blowing idea of mashing up every animated icon from the golden age of animation. Yes, Disney and Looney Tunes side by side. The Fleischer Studios creations hobnobbing with the others. It had never been attempted before and was cause for celebration.
In the two and a half decades that have passed, Disney’s attempt to turn Gary K. Wolf’s protagonist into a cartoon perennial has petered out. Roger Rabbit was first born in Wolf’s 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? and was turned into a major player thanks to Robert Zemeckis’ ambitious adaptation followed by a »
- Robert Greenberger
Do blondes really have more fun? Minka Kelly shocked fans when she transformed from a brunette to a blonde on April 19. Do you love her new color? Vote below!
Minka Kelly is brightening up for summer! The natural brunette went blonde and she looks amazing! The Friday Night Lights star visited celeb colorist Tracey Cunningham for her dramatic hair makeover. What do you think of the finished product? Tell us below!
Minka Kelly’s Blonde Hair — Loving Her New ‘Do?
We think her new cut and color looks totally amazing!
Tracey Cunningham, Redken’s Creative Color Consultant and owner of Mèche salon in Los Angeles, did her color transformation.
Tracey Instagrammed a photo on April 19, saying: “Before and After @Redken5thave ##goldierocks”
Minka is definitely happy with the results as she commented on the photo: “Thank you for the fun summer goldierocks @traceycunningham1 I love it!! You’re the best in the bizz! »
- Dory Larrabee
Exclusive: Ted Tally, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Silence Of The Lambs, has followed his longtime agent Robert Bookman to Paradigm. Bookman left CAA to go to work for Sam Gores’s agency a month ago, and Tally becomes the first big Bookie client to make the move. Bookman has been among a number of well established CAA agents who’ve recently moved on to other agencies, and the question is always whether their star clients will follow suit. Bookman had close relationships at CAA with the likes of Cameron Crowe, Paul Greengrass, Jim Sheridan, Martin McDonagh, John Hillcoat and Martin Campbell. No word yet on other talent, but landing Tally is a coup for Paradigm. His other credits include Red Dragon, Before And After, The Juror and All The Pretty Horses. He won the National Review Award for scripting that Cormac McCarthy adaptation. As playwright, Tally won an Obie »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Bye bye brace-face, hello Hollywood hunk! The One Direction star broke free of his braces and revealed his gorgeous, new smile on Twitter on April 3. Read on to find out how Niall got his beautiful smile!
It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for –Niall Horan got his braces taken off! After a year and four months, the One Direction hottie revealed his brand new Hollywood smile to fans on April 3. The star took to his Twitter account to post a before and after picture of his perfect teeth transformation. Are you as excited as we are about Niall’s new smile?
Niall Horan’s Braces Off — The Before & After Pics
Niall was so excited about getting to see his new smile that he shared every step of the way with his fans through his Twitter.
“Morning ! This is it ! I’m goin to the dentist! I think »
- HL Intern
Chicago – When “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was released 25 years ago, it was a revolutionary critical and commercial smash on its way to four Oscars, including a special Academy Award created just for its amazing technical achievement (live-action and animation may be as common as McDonald’s commercials now but not in 1988). However, not every film from the late ’80s has held up well. In fact, most of them work more as nostalgia than anything else. (Case in point, the recent-to-Blu-ray “Willow”). Does “Roger Rabbit” still work? Does it ever. Watching the film on this long-overdue Blu-ray release, I was stunned by how great it still works in every way. It’s a classic.
Why has Robert Zemeckis’ classic held up while others have not? I think the lack of ’80s-specific references really helps the piece feel timeless and the performances and fantastic script would work in any era. “Roger Rabbit” is just a fun, »
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Tribeca’s 12th annual festival, running from April 17-28, recently announced the lineup for the 7th annual Espn Sports Film Festival. “Founded to broaden the audience for independent film through stories about sports and competition,” all of this year’s Espn Sports Film Festival films will screen at Tribeca Cinemas on Saturday, April 27. The films also screen prior to April 27 throughout the Festival, starting from Friday, April 19th with the gala premiere of Kevin Connolly’s Big Shot. Big Shot “chronicles John Spano’s fraudulent purchase of the New York Islanders. In 1997, Spano bought the New York Islanders for a staggering $165 million. The scheme behind Spano’s acquisition of the team is revealed as Big Shot takes viewers behind the scenes of the biggest fraud in hockey history.” See below for the official press release.
2013 Tribeca Film Festival Announces The 2013 Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Lineup
World Premiere of Kevin Connolly »
- Christopher Clemente
The Tribeca Film Festival already has a slate of interesting independent and documentary films lined up this year, to which it can now add another group — the slate for this year’s Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival, which runs concurrent with the Tribeca. The program will kick-off with Kevin Connolly’s Big Shot, which will serve as the program’s gala premiere. The program will also include four installments from Espn’s “Nine for IX” series, designed to commemorate the anniversary of Title IX and women in sports.
“We produce our films with the intention of capturing both the glory »
- Adam Carlson
Blu-ray 3D Release Date: April 23, 2013
Price: Blu-ray 3D $49.98
The Oscar-winning franchise that began in 1993 stars Sam Neill (Daybreakers), Laura Dern (TV’s Enlightened), Jeff Goldblum (Morning Glory) and Richard Attenborough (Elizabeth) in the original film; Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right), Pete Postlethwaite (The Town) and Vince Vaughn (The Dilemma) in 1997′s The Lost World: Jurassic Park; and William H. Macy (TV’s Shameless) and Tea Leoni (Tower Heist) in 2001′s Â Jurassic Park 3.
Based on the book by Michael Crichton, the PG-13 franchise posits that dinosaurs are brought back to life for a theme park with continually dire results.
The Jurassic Park 3D Combo contains these special features:
“Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era”“Return to Jurassic Park: »
You should never use too much flash ... even when taking pictures of movie stars.
The pesky "red eye" effect that often occurs in flash photography can be easily fixed these days with Photoshop and other nifty image editing programs, but just because we've got the digital tools and the digital talent doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't happen any less often.
Believe it or not, it's Hollywood's one-sheet photographers that have it the worst as they're often tasked with selling various films with close-ups of various stars' faces. Below you'll find "Before and After" comparisons of some of the most jarring examples of movie poster "red eye." Sheesh, can you believe that one of K.Stew in the "Twilight" poster? (Wait a minute ...)
- NextMovie Staff
11 items from 2013
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