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Paramount has tentatively prevailed in a legal dispute with a Morgan Stanley-backed film finance entity that claims it was cheated out of profits from No Country for Old Men due to a hefty payment to actor Tommy Lee Jones. As we've reported, Paramount, which distributed the 2007 best picture Oscar winner via its Paramount Vantage label, was forced to pay Jones a $17.5 million box office bonus when an arbitrator found the studio's lawyers had made an error in drafting Jones' deal to star in the movie (the lawyers ultimately paid a $2.6 settlement to the studio
- Matthew Belloni
The Film Editing category is more interesting than you may initially imagine. The award for editing was first handed out in 1934 when it went to Eskimo. That year only three films were nominated, the other two were Cleopatra and One Night of Love. One film that was not nominated was Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, which went on to win Best Picture along with four other Oscars. It also marked the first of nine times in 78 years that the film that eventually went on to win Best Picture was not nominated for Best Film Editing. The other eight not to be nominated, but eventually won Best Picture were The Life of Emile Zola, Hamlet, Marty, Tom Jones, A Man for All Seasons, The Godfather, Part II (the only one in the trilogy not to be nominated for editing), Annie Hall and Ordinary People. So, as you can see, »
- Brad Brevet
Has it really been another year? The first of what is the second decade of the 21st Century. Boy does time sure fly fast when you're having fun (or not paying attention, or drinking too much or just dim-witted, etc...). From all of us here at Latino Review.Com, we wish all of our readers Happy Holidays and New Year! Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, whatever religion you choose to follow or don't, we thank you all for continuing to support us along the years, through thick and thin. Remember, this is not only a time of celebration, but of giving. And as they say, “it is better to give than to receive”. Sounds like a bunch of hokey b.s., but believe me, experience has taught me it is true. We've given you up-to-the-minute news, film reviews and exclusive scoops and you've given us your time with incredible readership. »
Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Winding Refn on the set of Drive This awards season, the Utah Film Critics have gone for both the unusual and the expected. As a result, Us critics' fave Michelle Williams, Rango, and A Separation found themselves listed alongside Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, the Utah Critics' Best Picture pick, in addition to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amy Ryan, and Will Reiser. [Utah Film Critics' 2011 Awards.] Michelle Williams was the Utah Critics' Best Actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn. So far this awards season, Williams has topped more Us-based critics' awards lists than any other female performer. Another critics' favorite is Gore Verbinski's Johnny Depp-voiced Rango, the Best Animated Feature winner. Asghar Farhadi's Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear winner A Separation, Iran's submission for the 2012 Oscars, was the Utah Critics' Best Foreign Language Film. Though well-liked by critics, Drive has been »
- Steve Montgomery
In the upcoming period piece, Gordon-Levitt plays Robert Todd Lincoln the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis). Lincoln is currently filming in and around Richmond, Virginia, in preparation for theatrical release in 2012. Lincoln is directed by Stephen Spielberg and stars two-time Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day Lewis (Gangs of New York) as Abraham Lincoln. The film will chronicle the 16th President's efforts to abolish slavery and end the civil war. Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception) will portray Lincoln's eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln, who was the only one of Abe's children to live past their teen years. Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men) is being tapped to play Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and congressman from Pennsylvania who was vital in helping »
- Pietro Filipponi
How do you adapt classic film The Ladykillers for the stage? First, blow the whole thing up
The story of The Ladykillers came to screenwriter William Rose in a dream. Four criminals planning a robbery hole up in an old lady's house, deciding to kill her when she discovers their secret. Unable to do the deed, however, some of them end up killing each other, and all of them end up dead. Rose woke his wife, Tania, gabbled the story to her – and immediately fell asleep again. She, thankfully for him and all of us, flew from their bed and typed the whole thing out before it had a chance to go cold. The next morning, she told the story to her husband, and he listened amazed, as if hearing it for the first time.
Fittingly, the classic 1955 film has a dreamlike, flowing quality, but with a robust logic that »
- Graham Linehan
In yet another interpretation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Victorian era detective and his witty partner, Director Guy Ritchie takes on Sherlock Holmes and his most pressing adversary, Professor Moriarty in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Played by Jared Harris, Moriarty is the counterpoint in both intelligence and martial art moves to Holmes, resurrected by Robert Downey Jr. A sequel to the 2009 “Sherlock Holmes” also directed by Ritchie and starring Jude Law and »
- Alexandra Cheney
Officials at the movie delivery service have compiled a group of the Top Ten Most-Rented Movies of All Time and the 2009 Academy Award nominee has topped the list.
The only film to win Best Picture at the Oscars without at least contending for Best Ensemble at SAG was "Braveheart" in 1995 (the first year for this guild award). Of the 16 SAG champs, eight went on to win the Oscar, including "The King's Speech" last year. Among this year's leading contenders, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," "Hugo" and "War Horse" were shut out by SAG. However, these late entries into the derby did all reap Best Picture bids from the Critics' Choice Awards Tuesday and they are expected to do well with the Golden Globes nominations Thursday. So what do the SAG bids mean for the Oscars? Sans of SAG nominee "Bridesmaids" may want to hold off on picking it to win the top Academy Award. A Best Ensemble nomination in no way assures academy glory. In 2007, while "No Country for Old Men" won at both SAG and the Oscars, »
Ten years will pass in between the second and third installments of Men in Black. That’s the equivalent of three and a half Presidential terms. We’ve experienced an second war with Iraq, a massive hurricane that destroyed a major American city, an economy that’s been shattered to bits, and the influx of Real Housewives and Jersey Shores. With that in mind, take a gander at the trailer for Men in Black 3, where Will Smith is faced with the reality that Tommy Lee Jones hasn’t existed in 40 years. Emma Thompson plays the bearer of the bad news while Jones’ No Country for Old Men co-star Josh Brolin plays his younger self. Happy thoughts, folks! Men in Black will be released on Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in a theater near you.
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- Mo Fathelbab
The movie which comes ten years after the release of Men in Black 2 and fourteen years after the 1997 original, reunites Will Smith as Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K, two secret agents who keep extraterrestrial goings on secret from the rest of humanity. They also, from time to time, save the world.
The concept hook of the unexpected trilogy is that K has actually been dead for forty years, leading to J travelling back to 1969 to put things right, all the while trying to stop the latest apocalypse threat from destroying Earth.
- Matt Holmes
Ruben Fleischer made his Hollywood bones with Zombieland, the clever and funny zombie apocalypse movie that famously offed Bill Murray. But for his next movie, the 37-year-old director is taking deadly aim at a more serious genre. “I love gangster movies like Goodfellas and Miller’s Crossing,” says Fleischer, “and L.A. noir films like Chinatown are also awesome.” Next fall’s Gangster Squad, an action-drama about the 1940s cops who battled Mickey Cohen’s mob for control of the City of Angels, is the perfect mesh of the two. Speaking from L.A., where he’s readying a violent »
- Jeff Labrecque
There is no such thing as ‘sacred’ anymore. To suggest that any film is inviolable in the modern era is unfortunately not the case, remakes are omnipresent. I completely understand why studios endure the ‘lack of creativity’ insults thrown at them and Hollywood as a whole. Money. A big budget film failing can deal a killer blow to any studio; turning to a ready made fanbase enables them to pretty much ensure a success. Even the fans who are so disgusted at the idea of a remake buy a ticket just to confirm they were right. I know this because I bought a ticket to Let Me In. It is the exact same reason that every half decent young-adult novel with good sales is being adapted.
OldBoy and Akira respectively are held in extremely high regard, both with very niche fan bases and a penchant for extreme violence, at first »
- Dan Lewis
Just a few days ago a pretty significant controversy erupted over The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It began when The New Yorker’s film critic David Denby announced that he would be breaking the review embargo imposed on the film by publishing his review this week (yesterday, to be exact). He was able to see the film when Sony agreed to a last-minute screening of the pic after the New York Film Critics Circle moved up their voting deadline in order to be the first out the gate in the awards race. Uber-producer Scott Rudin (The Social Network, No Country for Old Men) was naturally upset, and you can read his email exchange with Denby (along with Matt’s thoughts on the matter) here. That about brings us up to speed, and now director David Fincher has weighed in on the matter. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. »
- Adam Chitwood
Here’s the latest behind the scenes photos featuring Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig on the set of the 23rd installment of James Bond titled “Skyfall” by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) and starring Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and Javier Bardem (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love). Film Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Follow »
- Brian Corder
I shared a snippet from this interview with you guys last week because Clark's response to my spoiler-ish inquires were just too funny for me to keep to myself. As I previously stated, Clark is currently starring in Ethan Coen's (No Country For Old Men) Off-Broadway play, Happy Hour but was gracious enough to make time for a chat with me. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that just like Kristain Nairn (Game of Thrones) he's a fan of Cbm and often visits the site. Here's the full interview where we discuss his importance to Marvel's continuity, what Agent Coulson gets up to in The Avengers, where he stands between Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and a certain rumor about Jeffrey Wright secretly visiting the Cleveland shoot. In addition to that, Gregg also says that he's currently in talks with Marvel to »
Splash News got their hands on the latest behind the scenes photos from the 23rd installment of James Bond titled “Skyfall” by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) and starring Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and Javier Bardem (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love). Film Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for »
- Brian Corder
Interview Conducted By: Mark Julian I recently spoke with the multi-talented Clark Gregg who took time out of his busy schedule starring in Ethan Coen's (No Country For Old Men) Off-Broadway play, Happy Hour to speak to Cbm. We covered a wide-range of topics but I thought I'd share this brief excerpt from our chat first, as it showcases the dry, razor-sharp humor that Clark and his character, Agent Coulson are known for. Many comic books fans are extremely curious about who will be part of Loki's army in the Avengers. As previously stated by Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, "If Loki was defeated by his brother in Thor, how does he take on the Avengers team, obviously he has help." Obviously, Loki won't be enlisting just anyone to help him take down the likes of Thor Odinson, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and S.H.I.E.L.D. He's going to »
Despite rave reviews for Kenneth Lonergan's new film from the few critics who have seen it, the studio behind it is refusing to give it the publicity it deserves
If you go down to the Panton Street Odeon in a side-street round the back of Leicester Square over the next week you're in for a big surprise. Margaret, the long-awaited film from Kenneth Lonergan of You Can Count On Me fame, is finally being screened in a British cinema six years after shooting in New York was completed.
Odeon patrons will find themselves rubbing shoulders with critics and cineastes desperate for a chance to see a movie with as troubled a gestation as any in recent Hollywood history, and one that many industry insiders believe would be on course for Oscar nominations if it wasn't for the studio's seeming keenness to effectively bury the film.
That won't be the last of the shocks. »
- Tony Paley
Martin Scorsese's Hugo has just earned a bump in the awards season race after being named by the National Board of Review as the Best Film of 2011. The Scorsese love didn't end there either as he was also named Best Director and his documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World was named one of the top five docs of the year. However, for those of you that like to predict the Oscars, while this certainly gives Hugo a better chance at a nomination, the National Board of Review doesn't tend to match up with the Academy Awards when it comes to winners as only 11 of their last 29 Best Film winners have gone on to win Oscar's Best Picture and only two of their last ten, which would be Slumdog Millionaire and No Country for Old Men. Last year The Social Network topped their list only to watch The King's Speech »
- Brad Brevet
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