- 3-time Oscar-winning cinematographer being honored
Kansas City Star, Friday - 03/24/2017 - 12:49 AM
A three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty. …
- Musical of 'Mean Girls' by Tina Fey set to debut in DC
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 03/22/2017 - 08:47 AM
Tina Fey's stage adaptation of "Mean Girls" will make its world premiere at The National Theatre in Washington, D. C. The new musical is based on the 2004 film about a …
- 'Beauty and the Beast' to be shown in Malaysia without cuts
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tuesday - 03/21/2017 - 10:47 AM
Malaysia's largest cinema chain says it will begin showing the Disney movie "Beauty and the Beast" on March 30 without cutting a gay scene as had been ordered by film censors. The re-telling of the animated classic was originally scheduled to start on March 16 but was postponed after Disney refused to edit the film.
- Bromance between Gyllenhaal and Reynolds filming 'Life'
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 03/19/2017 - 02:47 PM
There's a bromance brewing between actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. The Hollywood stars say they hit it off so well during the filming of their new sci-fi thriller called …
- Movie review: Eugene Green's 'The Son of Joseph' is beguiling twist on the Nativity
Kansas City Star, Friday - 03/17/2017 - 04:00 AM
A tale of love and mercy, a modern-day Nativity story and a divine comedy in every sense, "The Son of Joseph" finds the American-born, Paris-based filmmaker Eugene Green in a …
- Dragons Will Be the Size of 747s in Game of Thrones Season 7
ComingSoon.net, Thursday - 03/16/2017 - 09:46 PM
The Game of Thrones dragons are going to be the size of 747s in season 7 Winter is coming, but in season 7 of the HBO series Game of Thrones, fire and ice are going to battle it out, as evidenced in the recent Facebook release date event. We’re only going to get seven episodes instead of the usual ten when the series returns this summer.
- 'La La Land,' 'Beauty' herald more Days of Sun for musicals
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 03/16/2017 - 12:47 AM
So, perhaps you've heard: "La La Land" didn't win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma …
- Review: Malick gets some life back in 'Song to Song'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday - 03/15/2017 - 04:47 AM
There's actually a plot (kind of) and the actors are allowed to act and even have some life and (gasp) fun. "Song to Song" is a love triangle of sorts, very much in the Malick mode, where one is pure (Mara and Gosling's struggling musicians), one is untenable (Cate Blanchett and Gosling), one is damned (Fassbender's sleazy, wealthy producer and Mara) and one is doomed (Natalie Portman's local waitress/teacher and Fassbender). Combined with Emmanuel Lubezki's sumptuous cinematography, these travel scenes are fairly riveting. There are unexpected moments of joy, too, that don't involve fields or women twirling or cryptic voiceovers: BV dancing in the dusk to Del Shannon's "Runaway," BV and Cook weightless on a plane, Patti Smith giving sage advice, Val Kilmer taking a chain saw to an amp. There's even a youthful restlessness in his exploration of the impossibility of reconciling wealth and success with innocence and authenticity. Malick's women are usually more enigmas than characters — paragons of grace and goodness who must in turn experience deep shame when they stray, whether encouraged by a lover ("Days of Heaven") or in spite of one ("To the Wonder"). Song to Song, a Broad Green Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for some sexuality, nudity, drug use and language.
- 'Dragon Tattoo' follow-up coming in 2018 with new cast
Miami Herald, Monday - 03/13/2017 - 03:30 PM
Lisbeth Salander is coming back to the big screen in 2018, but she won't be played by Rooney Mara or Noomi Rapace. Columbia Pictures announced Monday a follow-up to "The …
- 'Kong' outmuscles 'Logan' to become king of the box office
Miami Herald, Sunday - 03/12/2017 - 08:48 PM
It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine. According to studio estimates Sunday, "Kong: Skull …
- Audit: Corrections Department waived fees for film crew
Miami Herald, Saturday - 03/11/2017 - 03:48 PM
A state audit suggests mismanagement in the state Department of Corrections allowed a documentary crew to fail to pay fees to gain access to prisons. The Santa Fe New Mexican …
- Police: Movie-prop money circulating in eastern Iowa
Kansas City Star, Saturday - 03/11/2017 - 09:36 AM
Police in eastern Iowa are warning area residents and businesses to be on the lookout for movie-prop money. Davenport television station KWQC reports (http://bit.ly/2mFFho1 ) that businesses and people have …