We’re just over a month away from the April 15 release of the 11-year in the making fourth installment in the Scream saga, Scream 4. In this new version, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) is a best-selling author who comes back to town to do a book signing. There she reunites with some friends (David Arquette and Courteney Cox), family (Emma Roberts and Mary McDonnell) and also the Ghostface killer. Check out four, brand new, official images and more after the jump. Read More »
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Ever since the opening of the first part of Quentin Tarantino‘s two-film opus Kill Bill, there have been rumblings about a domestic release of the full unified version of the film that ended up playing Cannes in 2006. The film would be both halves of Kill Bill plus new animation expanding the backstory of O-Ren Ishii, and some other bits and changes to Part I that were seen in the Japanese release, but not in the US and Europe. Since 2009, the director has been talking about releasing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, as it is called, on DVD. It has been shown here and there, and a ‘coming soon’ placeholder page has been on Amazon for years.
Now Quentin Tarantino has programmed Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair for a full week at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, as part of his takeover of the theater’s programming for all of March and some of April. Does this mean the DVD release is finally happening? Read More »
Ask Roger Smith, George W. Bush, Charlton Heston and the heath care industry. If there’s one person you don’t want to screw over, it’s Michael Moore. Whether you agree with his politics or not, Moore is well-known for being extremely vocal and diligent. So when he audited his $200 million, 2004 hit film Fahrenheit 9/11 and found “substantial irregularities in the accounting,” he went to the men responsible: Bob and Harvey Weinstein. After several months discussing the matter, Moore filed a lawsuit against the Weinsteins in Los Angeles County Court Monday for “breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud claims.” He claims the Weinsteins used “Hollywood accounting tricks” and “financial deception” to cheat the him out of almost $3 million. Read more after the break. Read More »
Miramax has new ownership, and is making moves as a real working company once more. This might mean good things for some of the films that were looking orphaned when Disney decided to shutter the label. The first filmto get a new lease on life is Last Night — not the Don McKellar millennial drama, but the film that was well reviewed out of TIFF last year that stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington and Eva Mendes. Miramax partnered with Tribeca Film for the release, and the full press release with more info is after the break. Read More »
When two posters debut around the same time, it’s a great window into how creative print marketing can be. In 2011, posters are certainly less important than were in in the past and most of the time they speak for themselves. Things like similar color schemes, poses and floating heads all show that no matter how much thought is put into a poster, studios usually settle on something tried and true.
The two posters released today are perfect evidence of this. First is Scream 4, which is a near carbon copy of every single other film in the franchise with little change, and then there’s Bridesmaids, which portrays a bunch of comedians in bad-ass poses that makes you want to see the film immediately. Check both posters out below the jump. Read More »
Not only has Terrence Malick make a few damn good movies, he can make a damn good trailer and if you have dinner with him, he might give you a damn good ending to your movie.
In an recent interview, Matt Damon told a story of how he and eventual Oscar-winning writing partner Ben Affleck requested a dinner with Malick when they were working on the script for Good Will Hunting. Malick, who was good friends with Affleck’s godfather, granted the request but didn’t read the script. Instead, Damon and Affleck told him the story and Malick gave a piece of advice that made the ending.
Read the full quote after the jump as well as how Rob Reiner contributed to the story and how the death of a major character was written into the script. Read More »
UPDATE: Kevin Smith has responded to the mention of a Clerks sequel. His note, via Twitter, is after the break. Original article follows.
Now that the handover of Miramax to new ownership is really going forward, the company is making an interesting move. Miramax announced this morning that it will team with The Weinstein Company — aka the men who founded and then left Miramax — to produce sequels to a handful of Miramax titles.
One of the first announced projects is a sequel to Bad Santa, which Billy Bob Thornton had recently discussed as being a project of interest. Rounders and Shakespeare in Love sequels are also in the works, with more possibly to follow. More info after the break. Read More »
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/Film reader Dustin E caught a screening of the Guillermo del Toro-written/produced Troy Nixey-directed horror thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark at a special screening presented during the Virginia Film Festival. Dustin says the film is “a great little throwback horror flick that will definitely please fans of the genre.” Hit the jump to read his full review.
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