Its the end of the much heralded comedic trilogy. Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham and Mike Tyson all reunite for one last romp, along with a new adversary played by John Goodman.
An excerpt from the films official synopsis reads: ”It’s been two years. Phil, Stu and Doug are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow, he’d been [read more →]
Director Baz Luhrmann, Leonardo DiCaprio and British co-star Carey Mulligan will walk the red carpet as their new film “The Great Gatsby” opens the annual film festival in Cannes, France. The lavash $105 million adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has already opened in America with decent early earnings and fairly favorable reviews.
Festival organizers and fans are hoping Luhrmann can top his 2001 opening, considered the last truly extravagant Cannes launch, which featured a red carpet flanked with can-can girls to [read more →]
Scott Manville, a TV exec who counts Lead Development Executive for Merv Griffin Entertainment amongst his credits, realized this and decided to create The TV Writers Vault. ItsFILM.com recently interviewed Manville to find out how his online industry service streamlines the difficult process of shopping one’s television concept around to the elusive powers that [read more →]
This year’s festival runs from April 18-21. The festivities are city-wide, but radiate from the Windy City’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood.
If you’re in Chicago this weekend, stop by Constellation tonight (3111 N Western Ave., 9:30 ) for the “Melvin Van Peebles Baadasssss Awards Show”. Attendance is free and the festivities feature a musical performance by [read more →]
Tom Cruise will embark on another sci-fi project. The “Oblivion” star has agreed to star in Warner Bros. sci-fi project “Yukikaze”, an adaptation of the books by Japanese author Chohei Kambayashi, as per The Hollywood Reporter.
The popular novels were previously adapted into award winning direct-to-video japanese anime movies. For those of you unfamiliar with the novels and anime spin-offs, the series premise is as follows:
Yukikaze occurs in the early 21st century. Thirty-three years prior, an alien force known as the [read more →]
The short. A manageable, effective calling card for actors and filmmakers alike. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”. Most seem to run in the 2-5 minute range.
Filmmaker Marc Menet recently directed “Unrequited”, a Chicago-based comedy starring Michael Chinn and Alyson Lyon. We caught up with actor Michael Chinn (above left) to get some insight into the [read more →]
Fans and family of Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and long-time movie critic, gathered at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral this morning to pay their respects to the fallen film critic. Ebert, 70, died Thursday after losing his life to the disease he had battled so bravely.
Ebert’s wife and attorney, Chaz, spoke at the services and described Roger as “a soldier for social justice”, according to the Associated Press. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also spoke, describing Ebert as a generous caring [read more →]
Steve Burke, CEO of NBC Universal, decided to take matters into his own hands this week. Jay Leno, who will reportedly continue to host the “Tonight Show” until February 2014, has not been happy with NBC’s West Coast Management as of late. Most notably Leno had complained of ill treatment by Robert Greenblatt, the top L.A. based NBC executive.
Mr. Burke flew into [read more →]
In a stunning turn of events today, it appears that the renowned auteur has taken even more projects upon himself than any other has dared to muster in Hollywood. In addition to Portal, Half-Life, Mission: Impossible 5, Cloverfield 2 and Star Trek 3, we can now officially expect him to acquire other developing science fiction projects as well.
He has stolen the opportunity to direct Ninja Turtles, which will diminish the likelihood of too many explosions and models, and is [read more →]
If you’re a follower of the politics of late-nght TV (who isn’t?), you know that there has been some tension as of late between longtime “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno and NBC Entertainment’s current chairman Robert Greenblatt.
The fallout started as rumors surfaced recently that NBC was planning on removing Leno from his “Tonight Show” throne. ”Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon has been the most-discussed replacement to date. (See Fallon above, left, with Leno)
Not happy with his in-house treatment, Leno [read more →]