13 items from 2013
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- Misha Solomon
Feel the heat! Feel the desire! Feel the perfectly spoken, well-enunciated sentences!
That's right, yet another version of Billy Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is upon us, because the 17 years since we saw Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes stare deeply into each other's eyes and head to Poundtown was deemed simply too long for any normal person to bear.
You know the story: Boy meets girl, boy's family and girl's family aren't really into each other, everything comes to a head wherein each dramatically commits suicide. Fun for the whole family. It's a little absurd. If they're waited, like, five minutes, all this double funeral nonsense could have been avoided. Kids. But we (of course) had a thought: How willing would Hollywood's (and one Wikipedia) Romeos actually be to commit suicide for love?
Come along with me as I judge the answer to that ridiculous question based off of wholly irrelevant and ridiculous observations of jpegs. »
- Nick Blake
As the first English language adaptation of Shakespeare’s iconic play since 2000’s “Romeo Must Die,” and the first to offer a straightforward take since Zeffirelli’s 1968 version, Carlo Carlei’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a sobering reminder that impetuous and hormonally charged teenagers were a thing long before they started trading photos of their genitals with Snapchat. Adapted with unironic earnestness by Julian Fellowes (“Downton Abbey”), this new version stars Douglas Booth (“Lol”) and Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) as the star-crossed lovers, whose doomed romance seems more a byproduct of adolescent impatience than the enduring allure of true love. »
- Todd Gilchrist
Written by R.F.I. Porto
Directed by Alexandre Moors
When making a fictional film about a horrific real-life event, the trap is in explanations. Everyone from politicians to part-time Wikipedia editors has already had their chance to weigh in on the cause of the event, and everyone who cares to have an opinion will likely have formed theirs well before the movie opens. Explaining the tragedy for them will not do; they key instead is to turn the participants, who have not been much more than booking photos in a news report for most of the audience, into fully realized human beings.
Accordingly, Alexandre Moors’ debut feature Blue Caprice is at its weakest when it applies any explanation to the story of John Allen Muhammed (Isaiah Washington) and Lee Boyd Malvo (Tequan Richmond), the two men who murdered ten people in a series of sniper-style attacks in the Washington, »
- Mark Young
Hollywood tragically lost R&B star Aaliyah 12 years ago.
The Brooklyn-born singer died in a plane crash on Aug. 25, 2001. She was flying home from the Bahamas, where she was on location filming her "Rock The Boat" music video. She was 22 years old.
Aaliyah shined bright from a young age. She appeared on an episode of "Star Search" at 10 years old, then signed with Jive Records two years later. R. Kelly even served as a mentor during her earlier music career stages.
She was a multi-talented triple threat. The Grammy-nominated R&B queen topped the charts with classics, including "Are You That Somebody" and "Try Again." She proved her acting chops with lead roles in "Romeo Must Die" and "Queen of the Damned." Her stunning beauty was recognized in a Tommy Jeans ad campaign.
Recently, Aaliyah has been in the news as rappers Drake and Chris Brown resurrected the star's sultry voice in their own releases. »
- The Huffington Post
The world renowned Global Company Light House Productions is now all set to start operations in India with Gold Struck, a cross-cultural project between India and China that is an action- comedy with Chinese Action with complete Bollywood flavor. The estimated budget of the film is $15 Million.
The film's being directed by Tony Cheung and Cory Yeun. Readers may be aware that Light House Productions Private Limited is a global production company that has its operations headquartered in Beijing and offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong and with Gayathiri Batra coming on board; they have now operations in India as well! While Light House Productions has been in discussion with top of the line cast from India, Gayathiri has been looking into the talent, line production, bringing partners and revenue building globally.
Talking about the same, Cindy Shyu (CEO- Light House Productions) said, "We have been looking for a »
Like so many international film stars (and filmmakers) before him, Jet Li came to America looking to conquer Hollywood but found that his best work remained the movies he made back home. He hit our shores in 1998 as the sole bright spot in Lethal Weapon 4 before heading up some films of varying quality including Romeo Must Die, Kiss of the Dragon and the woefully underseen Danny the Dog (aka Unleashed). Nine years later though and he was apparently done making movies on this side of the pond (aside from supporting roles in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables trilogy). Unsurprisingly his best film in that period was the Chinese production of Hero. Li’s worked steadily back in China since then averaging up to two films per year, but aside from the Stallone flicks they’ve all been period pieces. That’s set to change this summer with the release of Badges of Fury, and »
- Rob Hunter
Back in the day, Beyonce was friends with Aaliyah. And they displayed some serious girl power at the MTV Movie Awards in 2000 when the future Queen Bey interviewed "one of the hottest female artists" on the red carpet.
Some important things to note about this gem of a clip:
Beyonce's oh-so-Y2K crimpy, blonde hair and semi-mullet dress.
Aaliyah's Gucci armband.
Aaliyah's excitement about D'Angelo's upcoming performance.
"Girl I'm with you because you know he's fine" --Beyonce (Get it, Bey!)
Aaliyah died a little over a year after the awards show aired, making this blast from the past bittersweet and that much more priceless.
[H/T Buzzfeed] »
- The Huffington Post
New York — Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad will star on Broadway this fall in a modern take on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," a revival that will add an intriguing element of racial contrast to the classic tale of two star-crossed lovers.
"The last thing we wanted to do was to do a sort of pompous, classic version of `Romeo and Juliet,'" said director David Leveaux, a five-time Tony Award nominee. "I'm just taking away all the wallpaper and mantelpieces, all the kind of pompous stuff we associate with grand Shakespeare productions, and try to go as simple as possible."
Producers said Monday that previews at the Richard Rodgers Theatre will begin Aug. 24 with an opening night set for Sept. 19. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 8.
Despite decidedly mixed reviews, Disney's big-budget "Oz: The Great and Powerful" is tracking to open at $80-90 million this weekend in the United States.
The studio is obviously confident enough as they are already moving forward with a sequel. The studio has hired Mitchell Kapner ("The Whole Nine Yards," "Romeo Must Die") to write a script which would continue the adventures of James Franco's Oscar 'Oz' Diggs character.
Kapner came up with the concept, ideas and initial drafts for this origin story of 'The Wizard' character from the classic L. Frank Baum books. David Lindsay-Abaire came onboard to work on later drafts.
The film itself leaves open plenty of room between its end and the start of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" when Dorothy's house crushes the Wicked Witch of the East.
Joe Roth is expected to return as producer.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Disney has high expectations for Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful. The film came together right after the billion dollar success named Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and it's been reported that the movie has a budget of $200 million. But even though the movie isn't even in theaters yet, the studio is planning the future of the franchise. Variety is reporting that Disney has already hired screenwriter Mitchell Kapner to start working on a direct sequel to Sam Raimi's new film. Kapner was one of the original writers on the new movie, sharing a writing credit with David Lindsay-Abaire, and was actually tapped by the studio a few months to start working on a follow-up. The screenwriter's previous credits include The Whole Nine Yards, the story of Romeo Must Die, and the direct-to-video Into the Blue 2: The Reef. As of now there are no plot details available, »
Disney is already lining up a sequel to Oz: The Great and Powerful on the eve of its theatrical release tomorrow. Mitchell Kapner, who co-wrote the first screenplay with David Lindsay-Abaire, has been hired to pen the follow-up.
No story details have been released for the sequel, but there are a few things that the writer legally cannot include in the story. L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain, which means the writer can use anything contained in that book. However, he cannot use any of the additions used by Warner Bros. in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, such as Dorothy's ruby slippers.
The studio hired Mitchell Kapner to work on the sequel script months ago, a sign that Disney is very confident Oz: The Great and Powerful will be a hit. The movie stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a »
Considering the annual slate of forgettable first-quarter releases, "Warm Bodies" is easily the best movie of 2013 so far. Part "Romeo and Juliet" love story, part romantic comedy, and part zombie apocalypse thriller, this adaptation of Isaac Marion's critically acclaimed young adult novel is a humorous and surprisingly sweet look at star-crossed (or, in this case, dead-and-alive) love. "R" (Nicholas Hoult), a thoughtful zombie gets back in touch with his humanity thanks to the very alive, very beautiful Julie (Teresa Palmer) -- after he devours her ex-boyfriend's brains. Directed and adapted by Jonathan Levine ("50/50," "The Wackness"), "Warm Bodies" is a fabulous choice for teens and adults, guys and girls, and even couples eager to see something both parties will equally enjoy. Generation X parents will be especially excited by the throwback soundtrack featuring rock classics from the Boss, Guns 'N Roses and Roy Orbison. So whether it's a first date, »
- Sandie Chen
13 items from 2013
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