May 17, 2013 at 5:41 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
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 →]
May 15, 2013 at 5:54 am in Celebrities, Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
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 →]
Apr 16, 2013 at 4:30 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin
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 →]
Apr 15, 2013 at 12:28 am in Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
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 →]
Apr 9, 2013 at 2:54 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movie Reviews by Scott Prestin
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 →]
Mar 25, 2013 at 2:09 am in Box Office Report, Movies by Anthony Fertino
The Croods has taken the box office this weekend, with ratings only climbing ever upwards in a surprise turn of events. Maybe it was Emma Stone’s voice, but as far as I can tell the movie probably wasn’t lean on purpose. Substance isn’t always required in animation, but the best ones have it anyways. The ones that last.
You must be used to reading that an animated film took first yet again, as I’ve been looking over the box office here for a year already and [read more →]
Mar 19, 2013 at 4:44 am in Box Office Report, Movies by Anthony Fertino
My favorite genre of all time is suspense. That’s why I love most all of Hitchcock’s films, and why I love the movie industry. Now, Halle Berry is rarely an actress to dramatically tug your heartstrings, but I’ve always believed she has potential. Unfortunately, wherever that is, it isn’t enough to save a shamelessly derivative script.
The Call takes a unique workplace perspective. In fact, I’m not entirely sure why no one considered mining the concept before, since these people who take [read more →]
Mar 13, 2013 at 6:16 am in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s ”Great Gatsby” will kick off the 66th Festival de Cannes, on Wednesday 15th May, in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. The project is out of Competition in the Official Selection.
“Great Gatsby” is an adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of 1925 of the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke. The story chronicles the roaring 20′s life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his neighbor [read more →]
Mar 11, 2013 at 5:40 am in Box Office Report, Movies by Anthony Fertino
This weekend was a big one for those many fans of the fantastic novel adaptation The Wizard of Oz, generally considered one of the most classic films of all time. You would think it’d be something that the studios would leave alone. The only advantage to anything touching on the musical masterpiece would be improving its dated effects.
Okay, fair enough. Fantasy is a genre often hugely improved by stunning CGI, such as the original Clash of the Titans, Harry [read more →]
Mar 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm in Entertainment Industry News, Movie Reviews, Movies by Scott Prestin
AUSTIN – “Evil Dead”, the brand spanking new 2013 version, was co-written and directed by Fede Alvarea. This is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, and the first not to be directed by Sam Raimi or star Bruce Campbell as the likable smart-ass Ash Williams. It is a remake of Raimi’s 1981 critically acclaimed cult horror film “The Evil Dead”.
Far less campy then the original, the latest edition to this beloved cult series sheds the comic book-charm of its predecessors and goes [read more →]