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“Star Wars” creator George Lucas thinks the biggest problem in the movie business today is the corporations that are running it. “You're selling creativity. Raw creativity from talented people. Now, the problem has always been the studios,” Lucas told CBS anchor Charlie Rose during an interview at Chicago Ideas Week. ”Although the beginning of the studios, the entrepreneurs who ran the studios were sort of creative guys. They would just take books and turn them into movies and do things like that. Suddenly all these corporations were coming in. They didn't know anything about the movie business.” Also read: In »
- Greg Gilman
Queen Latifah has been chosen to host the Hollywood Film Awards.
The annual ceremony will air live for the very first time on CBS from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 14.
CBS announced Latifah as host by referring to her as a "triple threat" because she can sing, dance and act.
"I'm honoured to be a part of such a legendary award show," Latifah added. "The Hollywood Film Awards have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I'm excited to be the first host to bring them to television."
The Hollywood Film Awards honour achievement in filmmaking and film acting. Producer Carlos de Abreu organised the first ceremony in 1997.
CBS's coverage of the event will include a red carpet preview at 7.30pm Et and a one-hour post-show »
Charlie Rose is one of the few television personalities in the Us that consistently does long-form interviews for artists and entertainment figures. When someone shows up on Rose’s show, you can reliably expect an in-depth conversation that will offer ideas that go much deeper than sound byte level. So having the cast and creators of […]
- Russ Fischer
"It sucked... It just was -- awful," Michael Keaton says of Batman Forever in the following "CBS Sunday Morning" interview piece, which largely asks "Where has Michael Keaton beenc" It's a good little piece as we learn Keaton turned down a reported $15 million to play Batman a third time. The role would eventually go to Val Kilmer and while the question of where has Keaton been floats in the air... Well, since Batman Returns he's made The Paper, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, starred in White Noise, voiced characters in Pixar's Cars and Toy Story 3 and was an excellent contribution to The Other Guys. Granted, none of those roles stacks up to his new film, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which I had the pleasure of seeing just this morning and while I'll have my review for you on Monday, let me just say the hype around this one is for real, »
- Brad Brevet
Hollywood royalty, make way for the queen. Queen Latifah was named host of November's Hollywood Film Awards on Friday. The show, live on the east coast from the Hollywood Palladium, is set to air on CBS on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. See photos: Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos) Next month's broadcast will mark the first time that the show comes to TV. A red carpet show will begin a half-hour before the awards portion, a post-show — hosted by Charlie Rose, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King – will run for an hour after the last honoree leaves the stage. Also read: The Hollywood Film Awards. »
- Tony Maglio
Films from notables Nick Cave, Kevin Smith and Terry Gilliam, and another featuring Downton Abbey vet Dan Stevens are helping fill this weekend’s box office, despite studio blockbuster debuts for The Maze Runner and This Is Where I Leave You.
In all, 14 specialty films are debuting this weekend, at the front edge of awards season and the time of year when “serious” films hit the screens left and right. We have The Guest, with Stevens; The Zero Theorem by Gilliam; Smith’s Tusk; Tracks, the latest from the producers of The King’s Speech; and Cave’s doc 20,000 Days On Earth.
And, like a TV informercial, there’s more: the doc Pump, boundary-jumper Stop The Pounding Heart; and Swim Little Fish Swim. Just to fill out the marquees, we also have Tribeca-winning doc Keep On Keepin’ On; Flamenco, Flamenco; Hector And The Search For Happiness; Iceman; Hollidaysburg; and Not Cool. »
- Brian Brooks
“I want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action," Joan Rivers wrote in her 2012 book "I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me." Well, she certainly got her wish. The legendary comic was laid to rest on Sunday in New York City with hundreds of guests in attendance, including such famous friends as Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick, David Letterman, Howard Stern, Charlie Rose, Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters (photos below). Stern gave the eulogy at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El while Hugh Jackman, Broadway star Audra McDonald and the New York City Gay Men's Chorus performed for the mourners, the latter putting forth renditions of such standards as “What a Wonderful World,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame” and “Big Spender," according to the New York Times. Those who spoke at the memorial included Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers, TV reporter »
- Chris Eggertsen
The videos are shocking, repulsive and horrifying. Yet they would likely attract tens of thousands of viewers who have few qualms about watching appalling content. As a broadcaster, do you put them on the air or hold back?
Many TV-news outlets are grappling with that issue this week as they judge whether or not to unspool elements from a video depicting the beheading of journalist Steven Solotoff by Islamic militants. The video, the second of its kind in recent days (a previous one showed the beheading of another journalist, James Foley) would give news programs a chance to show with gut-wrenching detail the acts of a terrorism organization that are certain to affect foreign-policy decisions. At the same time, they risk becoming propaganda outlets for the perpetrators, a group known as Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or Isis.
“The temptation is always to put it out there. That »
- Brian Steinberg
Proving once and for all that listening to movie critics is good for your health, a scientific study conducted by reputed scientists and reputable science-place Cornell University has concluded that watching a Michael Bay movie inspires bad eating habits.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab conducted an experiment with 94 college students. A third of the group had to watch 20 minutes of The Island, a 2005 Puma infomercial directed by “Got Milk” auteur Michael Bay. Another third of the group watched the same 20 minutes, but without the sound on. The third and luckiest group watched 20 minutes of Charlie Rose, »
- Darren Franich
Look out Golden Globes: CBS has set Friday, Nov. 14 as the date for the first televised edition of the Hollywood Film Awards.
The Eye is hoping to rake in strong demographic ratings by attracting Oscar hopefuls to a telecast that will be billed as the launch of Hollywood’s awards season. The two-hour kudocast will air live (taped delayed on the West Coast) from the Hollywood Palladium.
CBS set a multi-year pact with Dick Clark Prods. in January to carry the awards starting this year. The kudos, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, were previously held in mid-October.
In the past there’s been much skepticism about the selection process for the winners, determined by what the fest has »
- Cynthia Littleton
Updated, Monday, 4:56 Pm: Saturday’s panel with Secretary of State John Kerry and interviewer Charlie Rose went off without a hitch after some technical problems the previous day, but listening about the conflicts in the Middle East was not as interesting to moguls (‘what else is new, it’s a mess over there’) as the panel that featured billionaire investor Warren Buffet and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, according to some in attendance. Bezos, whose company Amazon has become a powerhouse in publishing and is creating its own content now, told the group gathered that the Amazon business model in publishing and […] »
The Hollywood panel at Herb Allen's Sun Valley annual get-together took place Thursday night and insiders tell me that Brian Grazer charmed, Chinese hot property Lee Wong intrigued, Candice Bergen endeared and Harvey Weinstein … well, he was Harvey. Several people in attendance said the Weinstein Co. mogul caused eyes to roll and visibly annoyed moderator Charlie Rose by touting his TV division, which is apparently about to be sold. “Harvey was his usual self-promoting self,” said one person in attendance, who declined to be named. “He dug himself a hole.” Also read: Sun Valley 2014: Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg Among Attendees Weinstein. »
- Sharon Waxman
Whether or not you agree with his recent comments in Playboy, there's no denying Gary Oldman is one of the great actors of our time.
Ever since breaking out in 1986's "Sid and Nancy" as the self-destructing Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, Oldman has transformed himself from one role to the next. A true chameleon, the actor changes his voice for every part and is nearly unrecognizable in films like "True Romance" (1993) and "The Contender" (2000). Despite his enormous influence among fellow actors, Oldman shuns the spotlight and has only once been nominated for an Oscar. Oldman turns in yet another stirring performance (despite limited screen time) in this summer's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".
From his famous ex-wife to his rejection from a prestigious drama school, here are 27 things you probably don't know about Gary Oldman.
1. Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England to Kathleen Cheriton and Leonard Bertram Oldman. »
- Jonny Black
I am a huge Bond film fan. I have all the movies from Connery to Brosnan... on VHS. Don’t laugh, that’s just how I roll. The rest I have on DVD. Anyway, Skyfall is one of my favorite Bond films by far. You can tell that Sam Mendes is a fan of the franchise, and he directs that way. I was thrilled to hear that he would be back for what is now titled Bond 24.
Recently in an interview with Charlie Rose, Mendes spoke a little bit about what brought him back to a franchise that he originally said he would be leaving. Mendes starts talking about Bond 24 at about the 17 minute mark of the video, which you can watch below thanks to Hulu.
For those of you who just want the abridged version, here are some relevant quotes, courtesy of Firstshowing:
I also started a »
- Billy Fisher
We almost lost Skyfall director Sam Mendes to the stage last March when he told press he would be focusing on his theatrical commitments instead of directing the next James Bond movie, dubbed Bond 24. Eager to capitalize on Skyfall’s smashing success (a handsome $1.1 billion worldwide), producers managed to reel him back in to shoot the film later this year, aiming for a November 2015 release. The extremely busy director recently appeared on Charlie Rose where he discussed Bond 24 and offered a few hints about the future of Bond. Previously, it was believed that Skyfall would be a two-part installment in the long-running series. However, Mendes has revealed that although Bond 24 will have a similar feel to Skyfall, it is not a continuation of the movie. He also noted...
- Alison Nastasi
Aside from an admittedly rather convincing hoax trailer, word on the next James Bond film has been rather muted since Sam Mendes was confirmed to return to the director’s chair last July. Mendes was not originally intending to return but since changed his mind, and now he’s spoken out about why he decided to helm a follow-up to 2012′s Skyfall.
Speaking to Us chat show host Charlie Rose, Mendes said it was primarily a matter of unfinished business:
‘I started a number of stories that were incomplete. I cast a new M, I cast a new Moneypenny, I cast a new Q, I cast a new Tanner. I felt like there was a way to create the second part of a two-part story. And then I started to get re-interested again when they agreed to wait a little longer, and not go immediately and not go with two movies but with one, »
- Chris Wharfe
Sam Mendes has been talking to Us chat show host Charlie Rose about what attracted him back to the director's chair for Bond 24, with the primary motivation seeming to be a sense of unfinished business. "I started a number of stories that were incomplete," explains Mendes. "I cast a new M, I cast a new Moneypenny, I cast a new Q, I cast a new Tanner. I felt like there was a way to create the second part of a two-part story." "And then I started to get re-interested again when they agreed to wait a little longer, and not go...
- Total Film
The James Bond franchise isn't really one known for continuity, with most of the films in the series largely operating as individual stories, but that's something that has changed greatly in the Daniel Craig era. Quantum of Solace picked up immediately after the events portrayed in Casino Royale, and now director Sam Mendes has admitted that a great deal of the next 007 adventure, now simply known as Bond 24, will tie back to what we saw happen to the super spy in Skyfall. Picked up on by Digital Spy, the British filmmaker recently appeared on The Charlie Rose Show, and during the course of his interview with the host he revealed a few very interesting details about his next Bond adventure, specifically how it will tie back to the movie he made in 2012. "I started a number of stories that were incomplete," Mendes admitted while explaining why he decided to »
"Bond 24" is gearing up for release in 2015, and aside from "Star Wars: Episode 7," it's one of the most secretive movie projects coming down the pipeline. Rumors have been plenty, but actual fact has been scarce, though writer John Logan has teased that the film "continues the themes of 'Skyfall' " and hitting "Charlie Rose," Sam Mendes has pretty much confirmed that approach. The director clarifies that the movie is not a direct followup to "Skyfall," but that the lure of returning to the franchise was in developing the characters further. "I cast a new M, I cast a new Moneypenny, I cast a new Q. I felt there was a second part of a two-part story... " he explained. He also poured water on the rumors that the next entry would actually be a two-parter. "[It helped] when [Eon] agreed to wait a little longer and not go immeadiately - not »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sam Mendes has confirmed that the next Bond flick, tentatively titled Bond 24, takes off from the events of Skyfall.The featured characters will return aged and affected by event in the previous film. In a recent interview with the Charlie Rose show the topic naturally turned to the upcoming flick, Mendes explained that with his second Bond film he will be creating the "second part of a two-part story” and that the film isn't a "direct narrative »
- Graham McMorrow
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