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I want to start by saying I appreciate Steven Soderbergh's passion as presented in the above "State of Cinema" speech he gave at the San Francisco Film Festival on Saturday, April 27. I watched all 30+ minutes nodding my head in agreement, finding comfort in his frustration only because it's a shared frustration with the state of cinema (and/or movies) today depending on how you want to define the two as Soderbergh himself doesn't see them as one and the same and even that, I agree. However, within all that agreeing you have to then take a step back and evaluate everything that's being said as an objective observer, which I'm happy to see Soderbergh does. His rant targets the studio system while at every turn he is able to interpret why things are the way they are. He talks about how spending $60 million to promote a $100 million film is »
- Brad Brevet
Steven Soderbergh was asked to give the keynote at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival this past weekend, and boy, did he bring it. Though he touched on what is the value of art in society, the difference between cinema and movies, how much the Ocean's Thirteen casino set cost in electricity every week ($60,000), in general, the focus was on the state of the movie industry and its inability to pick the right movies and then properly test and market those movies. Here's an excerpt about testing Contagion: We had a test screening of Contagion once, and a guy in the focus group stood up and he said, "I really hate the Jude Law character. I don’t know if he’s a hero or an asshole." And I thought, Well, here we go. There’s another thing, a process known as running the numbers, and for a filmmaker, »
- Jesse David Fox
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from A Dark Truth, debuting on DVD March 5. Andy Garcia stars as Jack Begosian, an ex-cia agent tasked with bringing in a rebel who can expose a corrupt corporation's evil empire. Take a look at this scene where Jack tries to convince the rebel Francisco (Forest Whitaker) to trust him, much to the chagrin of Francisco's wife Mia (Eva Longoria).
The Dark Truth - Exclusive "Come with Me"
In the jungles of Ecuador, blood taints the waters. A multinational conglomerate's unholy alliance with a bloodthirsty military regime has resulted in a massacre. Only the rebel Francisco Franco (Forest Whitaker, Repo Men) and his determined wife Mia (Eva Longoria, TV's Desperate Housewives) can prove the truth. To settle a personal debt, former CIA agent Jack Begosian (Forest Whitaker, Ocean's Thirteen) takes on the freelance assignment to rescue Francisco and risks »
3 items from 2013
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