November 11, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif.
Two dramas unfolding in a new world of global communications could emerge as front-runners at the Academy Awards.
Director David Fincher’s “The Social Network” is set in modern times as the founders of the Web site Facebook battle over their creation. Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” takes place in the 1920s and ‘30s as Queen Elizabeth II’s dad struggles with his speech impediment at a time when the royal family is counted on to voice reassurance through the new medium of radio. Access the Full Story
October 22, 2010
RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK, India
News photographers say bodyguards for Russell Brand assaulted them as they shot pictures of the British comedian touring a national park in India before his wedding to Katy Perry. Access the Full Story
October 13, 2010
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.
Russell Brand has written a follow-up to his New York Times best-seller, “My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up.”
The “Get Him to the Greek” star penned “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal” – a sequel to his first tell-all bio (in which the comedian openly discussed his past drug use and prostitutes). Access the Full Story
September 23, 2010
NEW YORK, N.Y.
The New York Film Festival is opening with the premiere of “The Social Network” at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Access the Full Story
September 01, 2010
Quentin Tarantino says the Venice Film Festival lineup is “one of the most wildest, cool, eclectic lineups” he’s ever seen.
Tarantino heads the jury that will judge 22 films from 11 countries, plus one surprise film to be announced next week, for the coveted Golden Lion.
The director of “Inglourious Basterds” and “Kill Bill” ought to know about festival lineups. This isn’t his first jury. In fact, the director confessed to hosting his own private festivals, lining up 15 DVDs and judging himself which was the best, a sort of unofficial Tarantino Film Fest. Access the Full Story
August 27, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif.
Of all the old acquaintances coming to movie screens for the holidays — Rooster Cogburn, Gulliver, Yogi Bear, the Focker family, the Narnia crew — one kid with glasses stands above them all.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is the beginning of the end for one of Hollywood’s most remarkable undertakings, a decade-long dash to adapt J.K. Rowling’s seven novels about the young wizard before Daniel Radcliffe and his co-stars outgrew the roles. Access the Full Story