“You’re waaaaay more commercial than me! You’re blowing up!” Jerusha Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre) reported her husband and collaborator Jared Hess saying about her on the Saturday after the premiere of her directorial debut Austenland, at Sundance’s sold-out Eccles auditorium, January 18th.
You may not realize it, but if you’ve been pronouncing Gerard Butler’s name the way you’ve heard it on television, you’ve probably been pronouncing it wrong. As Butler himself admitted recently during an interview in Toronto for his new film Playing for Keeps, even he has been saying it wrong.
Since 1915, Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, has been adapted eleven times for the big screen–and another handful of times for television–but that appartently didn’t stop director Joe Wright from tackling this complex story with playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard, with mixed results.
Earlier today I interviewed Gerard Butler for his new film, Playing For Keeps, where he plays an ex-pro soccer player who is trying to reconnect with his son, and inadvertently becomes the local kids soccer coach.
If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings films, and can’t wait for the upcoming Hobbit prequel, I’ve got a video for you that may make you wish you were flying to New Zealand right now.
Given the age of the James Bond franchise–celebrating 50 years young this year, if you had somehow missed all the stories and events surrounding the anniversary–it’s something of a miracle that Skyfall, the latest film, is nothing short of spectacular.
The entertainment industry is filled with scandals, shocks and surprises, but few compare to the story of director Ken Russell’s remarkably censored 1971 film, The Devils, which starred Oliver Reed as Urbain Grandier, a priest in 17th century France.
We all have our roles in life, but as the movie Wreck-It Ralph points out, it’s important to know the difference between who you are and what you do. In director Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly stars as the voice of the villain, Wreck-It Ralph, from an eight-bit eighties-style game called Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Rian Johnson just became one of my favourite directors, and all it took was one film. Johnson’s two previous films certainly impressed me, but Looper is a step forward for the writer and director. It’s a film that draws you in with the characters on an intimate level as hell starts to break loose, and despite the topic, it’s also a film that takes the story to heart.
Frank Langella takes a turn as a charming curmudgeon in director Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank, a sci-fi lite drama set in the near future when robots are becoming common helpers for anyone with enough money.