5 items from 2015
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While most actors will paint a picture of their work as a noble, artistic endevour, for the majority it’s a job like everything else. They’ll appear in just about anything so long as it pays the rent. After all, bills aren’t going to get paid with artistic integrity.
There’s also the illusion that once an actor reaches the A-list – they’re secure enough to do any film they please. Again, not true. If it was then every film with a big name cast would be amazing, which is clearly not the case. They’re human like everyone else, so they’ll never be immune to the lure of easy money. Plus, they have to make movies that have a chance of being successful, so if that means a choice between a slushy romantic comedy or a braindead action movie, so be it – just »
- Padraig Cotter
White was a successful publisher in the early 1990s before being arrested for bank fraud. His book was published in 2010 by Morrow, 15 years after he served 12 months of an 18-month sentence in a minimum security prison in Carville, La. The facility served as a home to quarantined patients of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease.
His account details the convergence of inmates from different cultures, prison guards, leprosy patients, public health workers and an order of nuns. White won the author of the year prize in 2010 from the Southern Library Assn.
“I was captivated by White’s transformation from very successful but image-driven magazine publisher to federal convict to the man he is today and, equally, by the »
- Dave McNary
Eli Roth is set to direct the adaptation of Steven Alten’s Meg, according to reports that have just surfaced over at Variety. The film is set up over at Warner Bros. and you’d think that with the recent success of Jurassic World and the public’s appetite for monster destruction, you’d think they’d kind of hurry this one up. Well, after years and years in devlopment, it looks like they are with the involvement of horror maestro Roth.
We found a detailed synopsis over at Amazon.
Years ago, on a top-secret dive seven miles down into the Mariana Trench, Jonas came face to face with an ancient monster everyone believed extinct. »
- Paul Heath
Shout! Factory has acquired the giallo thriller, The Editor, for U.S. distribution, the El Rey Network is hosting a RoboCop marathon this weekend, and submissions are now open for The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival.
The Editor: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and Kennedy/Brooks, Inc. have entered a picture deal to distribute The Editor in the U.S. Directed and produced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this stylish, giallo-inspired horror comedy premiered with critical praise at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 1. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, and filmmakers Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.
In this picture deal, Shout! Factory secured exclusive U.S. distribution rights to The Editor, including broadcast, »
- Derek Anderson
Transformers: Age of Extinction is rolling out with the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards.
The action sequel starring Mark Wahlberg alongside morphing robots led all films Tuesday with seven nominations, including worst picture, worst sequel, worst screenplay and worst screen combo.
Transformers is also up for worst director for Michael Bay, worst supporting actress for Nicola Peltz, and worst supporting actor for Kelsey Grammer, who was also recognized for his supporting parts in The Expendables 3,Legends of Oz and Think Like a Man Too.
The nominations were released to The Associated Press on Tuesday ahead of an official announcement on Wednesday.
- Cineplex.com and contributors
5 items from 2015
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