‘Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project’ Trailer

Hollywood is a town that thrives on publicity, so much so that it feels at times like I know more about certain overexposed stars than I do my own family members. And yet within that world, there are still a few power players that manage to remain (relatively) in the shadows. Harvey Weinstein is one of the most successful producers working today, with hits like Pulp Fiction and the classic Miramax catalog, not to mention credit on other projects like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He has¬†prominence and influence matched by few other industry vets, and yet he’s maintained such careful control over his public image that not much is known about the “real” Harvey Weinstein.

Fascinated by this widely recognized yet secretive figure, documentarian Barry Avrich set out to uncover the true story behind the industry giant in a documentary titled Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project. Sounds interesting, right? Unfortunately, the first trailer isn’t very enticing. Watch it after the jump.

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This week, Peter Sciretta, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley praise Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead, discuss the groundbreaking 3D of Jackass 3D, and lambaste the MPAA’s ridiculous Blue Valentine NC-17 rating.

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Forcing a filmmaker to submit to editorial oversight can be a good thing, but when the Big Brother hanging over your Avid is Harvey Weinstein? Things can get ugly. We knew that Quentin Tarantino was making some cuts and changes to Inglourious Basterds in the wake of the film’s Cannes Premiere, tightening that 2 hour 27 minute cut and even adding a scene or two. But Sharon Waxman at The Wrap claims that The Weinstein Company wants Tarantino to cut a massive 40 minutes. Is this an artistic move to strengthen the film or a desperate bid to squeeze more cash out of the film in August by keeping the running time down? With The Weinstein Company having massive cash problems, what do you think? Read More »

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I thought the first Scary Movie was a smart spoof of the most modern horror genre. But the reinvention of the spoof genre has brought me so much pain and embarrassment. Epic Movie, Not Another Teen Movie, Date Movie, the many Scary Movie sequels – Why do people watch this crap? Whatever reason, it just doesn’t matter, because the people keep buying those tickets. And now The Weinstein Company has announced that they have greenlit a spoof of the dance movie genre. Digging a little deep are we?
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