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CLOONEY FILM TO OPEN VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

George Clooney’s political thriller The Ides of March has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, organizers said today (Thursday). Clooney directed the film and stars in it with Ryan Gosling. Some 22 films will be presented in competition, including Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and […]

WILL HBO FILM WHITEWASH PHIL SPECTOR?

June 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent comments by writer-director David Mamet that he believes onetime record producer Phil Spector is not guilty of the murder of actress Lana Clarkson have infuriated Clarkson’s friends. Interviewed by the London Financial Times about his upcoming HBO film about Spector, which stars Al Pacino as Spector, Mamet said, “I don’t think he’s guilty. I […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

AL PACINO TO PLAY PHIL SPECTOR?

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In one of the oddest casting decisions of this or any other year, HBO is planning to star Al Pacino in a biographical movie about record producer Phil Spector, who is currently serving a 19-years-to-life sentence for murdering actress Lana Clarkson, the New York Times reported on its website late Friday without citing sources. The […]