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Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Puncture which stars Chris Evans.
Director Mike Mills‘ video blog from Beginners LA premiere features dog tricks and fire trucks.
Simon Pegg was asked to explain to Slate his thoughts on why Star Wars prequels just didn’t measure up to the original trilogy:
Slate: You do end the chapter about your Star Wars disappointment on a happy note, when you describe meeting George Lucas, and he tells you, “Just don’t suddenly find yourself making the same film you made thirty years ago.” It’s like he is admitting he knew the prequels weren’t up to snuff.
Pegg: And also the idea that it happened because he doesn’t trust anybody, by the sounds of it. That’s my take on it. That back in the day, he was forced to collaborate, whereas when he was a superrich walking studio, he could just make all these decisions without deferring to anyone. And that’s when it all went wrong. Not because he’s not smart, but because it’s just better to collaborate. I dread the day that my friends stop saying, “Wait a minute, that’s bad!”
Universal Pictures has released a new poster for Cowboys & Aliens.
Chuck Klosterman wrote a great article for Grantland titled “Are Spoilers Flipping the Script? Why screenwriters might be untwisting their endings”. Here is an excerpt:
“Creative people worry about every aspect of their work. They worry about their audience, they worry about perception and interpretation, and they worry about all the things they can’t control. That’s especially true for creative people within commercial idioms, since so much of their cultural value is defined by other people. So how could spoiler culture not change the way screenwriters create movies? Who would risk such a major investment of time and emotion if they knew one random leak could obliterate everything? Would anyone plan a surprise party if they knew there was a 98 percent likelihood that no one would be surprised? Perhaps M. Night Shyamalan. But that party might end a little early.”
Watch the gag reel for Bad Teacher.
/Film reader Zach Rymer gives a sportswriter’s take on the Moneyball trailer.
This Indiana Jones-inspired Dr. Jones’ Antidote t-shirt is on sale on RedBubble.
Elvis Mitchell has been hired by Film Independent and LACMA to produce the new program at the county museum.
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