8 items from 2013
The nominations for Canada’s biggest music awards show are out, and we’ve got some fierce rivalries on our hands! Who will come out on top — T-Swift or 1D? Or, will Taylor’s newest enemy Justin Bieber defeat her at the MuchMusic Video Awards? Keep reading to see all the stars who got nominated!
As much as a diss song or a revenge dress by Taylor Swift can cut ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, there’s one word that can truly bring him to his knees — “scoreboard.” Taylor totally bested One Direction at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, now she has a chance to keep the streak up and put more points on the board, so to speak, at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards when they face off for Fave International Artist or Group. The ceremony will take place on June 16, find out who Taylor and 1D will be up against (besides each »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Hey, it certainly sounds better than Twixt. THR reports that Francis Ford Coppola is readying a new feature that should appeal to more of his traditional fanbase. The film is currently untitled, but the outlet reports that it “will chronicle an Italian-American family and span from the 1930s to the 1960s.” The project is also described as “a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens.” While details are obviously slim as of now, The Wrap’s Jeff Snider also tweeted today that “Dance will be a key element in the new Francis Ford Coppola movie. That’s all, folks.” So that’s…something. Oh, is this going to be a new Dirty Dancing? Is that it? Coppola is currently writing the screenplay himself, and while the project has no firm studio commitments (despite having offices on the Paramount lot), a pair of casting directors have already been brought on (Courtney Bright and »
- Kate Erbland
This one won’t have gangsters. Probably won’t have gangsters. Actually, there’s a higher probability of gangsters than anything else. Anyways, if you’ve forgotten who Francis Ford Coppola is (other than the father of Sofia Coppola), he’s that guy that directed a few small movies under the banner of The Godfather? Yeah? Ok, so we’re all on the same page. Well, he’s planning on directing another saga about an Italian-American family that will not involve Al Pacino killing people in Italian restaurants.
Coppola is reportedly working on a screenplay that will play as a coming-of-age story about a boy and girl in their late teens. Paramount is providing office space, but little else, with no current plans to bankroll or distribute the movie once it gets made. If it gets made.
Forgive me for being skeptical. Coppola has had a bit of tough time »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
After tackling the Italian family drama that unfolded from The Godfather trilogy, director Francis Ford Coppola will again chronicle the Italian-American life experience for a new untitled film with a story unfolding between the 1930s and the 1960s. THR reports Coppola is currently writing the film, for himself to direct, about a boy and a girl in their late teens. There aren't anymore details than that, but it's said to be a coming-of-age story. As of now the project isn't set up at a studio, so there's no financing or distribution deals in place, but Coppola could always go the indie route like he did with his last self-financed film Twixt. Of course, Twixt never really took off as an intriguing piece of filmmaking, and this sounds much more accessible and commercial, especially coming from the director of The Godfather. Though Coppola's films as of late have been much more low key, »
- Ethan Anderton
Francis Ford Coppola is returning to his “Godfather” roots No, the legendary director isn't making a sequel or prequel or reboot. But he will be writing and directing a new, decades-spanning Italian-American saga. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be “a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens” and will be set from the 1930s through the 1960s. Since “The Godfather” series ended in 1990 with the poorly-reviewed third film, Coppola has directed but rarely. He helmed “Bram Stoker's Dracula” with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in 1992, then worked with Robin Williams in the critically-reviled “Jack.” His last big movie was 1997's “The Rainmaker,” based on the book by John Grisham. In the last decade, Coppola has stuck to the arthouse world, making indie movies “Youth Without Youth,” “Tetro,” and “Twixt.” Perhaps the Coppola patriarch was inspired to keep up with his two surviving children, »
- Kelly Woo
Francis Ford Coppola was one of the biggest filmmakers of the 1970s, but over the following decades, his stock began to decline. After a 10-year absence following The Rainmaker, Coppola returned with micro-budget, seriously art-house pictures that struggled to find distribution. His latest picture, Twixt, had ambitious plans including a tour that would feature live-editing of the picture, but ended up only played at film festivals and has yet to see an American release. But now Coppola plans to return to the genre that catapulted him to stardom with The Godfather. According to THR, Coppola is planning to direct an Italian-American family drama that will span from the 1930s to the 1960s. The filmmaker is working on the screenplay, "which is described as a coming-of-age story that focuses on a boy and girl in their late teens." The production has offices set up at Paramount (home of The Godfather), but »
- Matt Goldberg
After a long, long absence from filmmaking, legendary "The Godfather" helmer Francis Ford Coppola resurfaced a few years back with some of his most impressive works since the early 1980s. We didn't wholeheartedly adore either "Youth Without Youth" or "Tetro," but there was still much to admire, and furthermore, they felt like Coppola had returned to filmmaking with the vigor and energy of a young man, suggesting much more to come. His next film, "Twixt," continued that approach; an experimental, partly 3D horror film starring Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning, which Coppola planned to take on the road, remixing the film live with an iPad. It was an impressively forward-thinking approach for the veteran filmmaker, even if, according to most of the reviews, including our own, it worked better in theory than in practice. The film never had a real release, though it did pop up on one screen on the West Coast in August, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
I had the pleasure a few weeks ago of chatting with Roman Coppola, writer/director of the irritatingly titled A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swann III. This is the first feature from Coppola sitting in the director's chair since 2001's Cq, but he's certainly kept busy, working on the second unit on family productions -- his sister's Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, his father's Tetro and Youth Without Youth -- as well as helping write and second unit direct more than one project with Wes Anderson. It's Anderson's quirky style that is most hearkened by this film, yet, as I mentioned in my review, it lacks the kind of coherence and sense of satisfaction one gets from Anderson's playful pieces. Still, there's a...
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8 items from 2013
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