8 items from 2012
HollywoodNews.com: The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that the feature "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck, will receive the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award." "We are very proud to recognize the ensemble cast of "Argo," for their dramatic and outstanding performances," said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor director David O. Russell with the "Hollywood Director Award"; Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award"; Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the "Hollywood Actress Award"; three-time Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams with the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award"; producers Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner with the "Hollywood Producers Award"; writer/director Judd Apatow with the "Hollywood Comedy Award"; actor John Hawkes with the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award" for "The Sessions"; and Quvenzhané Wallis »
- Josh Abraham
The mark of a decent pop biopic is that it should make its subject intriguing even if the viewer has little or no knowledge of (or, indeed, interest in) the music. Something of an icon in France, cheesy, smooth chanteur Claude François is viewed as little more than a pop footnote in the UK, the answer to that always taxing pub quiz question: "Who had a European hit with the French-language song that later formed the basis of the English-language standard My Way?" His death at the age of 39 in a Spinal Tap-style freak bathroom accident in 1978 provoked outpourings of public grief and adulation in François's home country reminiscent of those that attended Elvis's premature death in America the previous year.
- Mark Kermode
News on the march: Sight & Sound has released its once-per-decade international film critics' poll to determine the best films ever, and for the first time in fifty years, "Citizen Kane" is not on top of the list. Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" will now spend the next ten years being known as "the greatest movie of all time."
The magazine -- published by the British Film Institute -- polled 846 film critics and experts from around the globe to determine the ranking. As THR.com notes, "Vertigo" was a mere five votes behind "Citizen Kane" when the poll was conducted in 2002; here in 2012, the 1958 classic defeated "Kane" by 34 votes, a 39 vote swing.
Directed by Orson Welles, "Citizen Kane" has long been considered the greatest film ever produced. Welles, who also wrote and stars in the classic, plays a publishing tycoon who dies as a recluse -- leaving behind only his mysterious last word: "Rosebud. »
- The Huffington Post
Universal Pictures and Focus Features today announced that veteran producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will produce Fifty Shades of Grey. De Luca and Brunetti will produce the film based on E L James' #1 Bestselling book alongside James. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Co-Chairman, Donna Langley and Focus Features' Chief Executive Officer, James Schamus.
In March, Universal Pictures and Focus Features announced the acquisition of rights to the entire Fifty Shades Trilogy with Focus Features marketing and distributing the first film in partnership with Universal. To date, Vintage Books has sold 31 million e-book and print copies of the trilogy in English-language markets worldwide. In the U.S. alone, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy has sold over 20 million copies in e-book and print making it one of the fastest selling book series ever.
"At its core, Fifty Shades of Grey is a complex love story, requiring a delicate »
Best known in the UK as the answer to a pub trivia question (who sang the Euro-hit that later became My Way?), pop chanteur Claude François was a French national treasure, whose death in a bizarre "bathing-while-fixing-a-lightbulb" accident in 1978 sparked mass weeping and wailing. This colourfully swoonsome biopic follows "Cloclo" from painful childhood to public adoration, ticking off career landmarks in the brash, finger-popping, broadstrokes style of the underrated Bobby Darin biopic Beyond the Sea. Jérémie Renier is magnetic in the title role: energetic, infuriating, and oddly creepy.
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- Mark Kermode
Firth, best known for winning an Academy Award for his portrayal of King George VI in The King.s Speech, last worked with Paterson on Girl With A Pearl Earring in 2003. The film received several gongs and nods on the circuit, mainly for cinematography (Eduardo Serra).
Since 2003, the UK-based Paterson has produced three films . Beyond the Sea (2004), Incendiary (2008) and last year.s dark tale Burning Man. The latter.s director . Jonathan Teplitzky . will also be reunited with Paterson on The Railway Man and will sit in the director.s chair.
.Jonathan.s a great guy and he.s perfect for it . he brings a kind of perception and energy to the whole project which is very exciting,. said Australian producer Chris Brown, who is undertaking producing duties alongside Paterson and Bill Curbishley.
- Sam Dallas
Australian-uk co-production The Railway Man will reunite actor Colin Firth with producer Andy Paterson after almost 10 years. Firth, best known for winning an Academy Award for his portrayal of King George VI in The King.s Speech, last worked with Paterson on Girl With A Pearl Earring in 2003. The film received several gongs and nods on the circuit, mainly for cinematography (Eduardo Serra). Since 2003, the UK-based Paterson has produced three films . Beyond the Sea (2004), Incendiary (2008) and last year.s dark tale Burning Man. The latter.s director . Jonathan Teplitzky . will also be reunited with Paterson on The Railway Man and will sit in the director.s chair. .Jonathan.s a great guy and he.s perfect for it . »
- Sam Dallas
Get ready to go back in the water again. Disney/Pixar's 2003 CGI hit "Finding Nemo" is the latest title to be retrofitted for the 3D craze, and a brand new trailer has washed ashore. To the strains of Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea," the simple plot -- neurotic clown fish Marlin ("Drive's" Albert Brooks) teams with ditzy Dori (Ellen Degeneres) to search for his missing son, Nemo -- is recapped, before the inevitable groan-inducing pun "Sea it" is trotted out once again. The short teaser closes with a slightly ominous shot -- Bruce the Shark intoning "That's Gooood." Perhaps a longer »
- Dave Lewis
8 items from 2012
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