We’ve been following Kees van Dijkhuisen‘s “[the films of]” since the very beginning, and with the latest video, we’ve now reached the halfway point of his yearlong, twelve-part project. Like the other installments before it, “[the films of] Michel Gondry” focuses on a director’s body of work, showcasing his unique style through a montage of carefully selected clips from his oeuvre. Relive the whimsy and poignancy of a Gondry film in just two and a half minutes, after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
One of the good reports we somehow let other Cannes news bury late last week was the announcement that Michel Gondry plans to make a French-language film starring Audrey Tautou. We don’t know that much about the project, but fans of the director will find that he wooed the actress with a tactic that is eminently Gondry. In addition to details on that we’ve got a heads-up on the rest of his rather extensive development slate, after the break. Read More »
Page 2: Back to the Future, Aziz Ansari, Shaun of the Dead, Rugrats, George Lucas, Batman, John Landis, Planet of the Apes
Posted on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
The Daily What brings us a creepy cosplay photo of the day, featuring Nemo from Finding Nemo (and what is that near his legs?)
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Now that Michel Gondry has done the big studio thing with The Green Hornet he is free to focus on any of the number of projects that he’s been cooking over the years. The We and I is possibly his next film, which is a semi-documentary about group dynamics as seen in a bunch of kids on a school bus. (Really!) There’s also the animated Megalomania, which is a collaboration with his son Paul, and possibly a film (or project) with Bjork and the time travel movie Return of the Ice Kids.
Now there is one more possible project: an adaptation of Ubik, one of the stranger novels in Philip K. Dick‘s extensive catalog. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 by David Chen
I didn’t get too excited when I heard that Michel Gondry would be directing an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! After all, how much of a personal stamp could Gondry, who’s known for the visual whimsy of films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, add to a late night talk show?
Actually, a lot.
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Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet, which is out today in theaters, has had a long, arduous path to the big screen. Gondry was initially supposed to direct Hornet way back in 1997, but significant creative differences led to the film being shelved. Then, Kevin Smith climbed aboard the project to write and direct, before Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg finally seized control in 2007. Initially, martial arts favorite Stephen Chow was slated to direct, but further creative differences led to him leaving the project and Gondry assuming control once again (for more info on the film’s history, check out this NYTimes piece).
The final product cost over $100 million to produce and has a wise-cracking Rogen playing Britt Reid, the titular character who teams up with martial arts expert and genius engineer Kato (played by Jay Chou) to defeat the vicious Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). So was all the hullabaloo worth it? Does Rogen show he can still draw laughs? Does Gondry manage to imbue a superhero story with his whimsical visual style? Does Jay Chou’s heavy accent threaten to torpedo the whole thing? Hit the jump to leave your thoughts. Spoilers are allowed in the comments and after the break.
Page 2: Toy Story, Harvey Pekar, Tron, Michel Gondry, Red State, Damon Lindelof, Goonies, Scooby Doo, Star Trek and More
Posted on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 22 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: Sorry, apparently, even the Los Angeles Times can be wrong. 20th Century Fox has just said that they don’t know when the trailer for X-Men: First Class will premiere but it won’t be on The Green Hornet. Sorry if we got your hopes up. It did seem a little weird for a Fox trailer to premiere on a Sony movie.
We haven’t even seen an official frame from Matthew Vaughn‘s June 3 release, X-Men: First Class but now, almost out of nowhere, the trailer is mere days away. According to the Los Angeles Times, the trailer for X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, and Kevin Bacon will premiere this Friday on prints of Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet. We ran a detailed trailer description last week, so if you can’t wait, you can read that again after the jump. Read More »