Friday, October 31, 2014

IRANIAN AUTHORITIES HALT CEREMONY HONORING OSCAR WINNER

March 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Iranian authorities have forced the cancellation of a ceremony to honor Asghar Farhadi, who won the Oscar for the best foreign language film, A Separation, last month. The victory over a slate of rivals that included one film from Israel had initially been hailed by Iranian officials as a triumph of Iranian cinema. But on […]

IS HOLLYWOOD KILLING 3D — “THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG?”

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood may be oversaturating the market with 3D movies, something that could lead to a public backlash against the format, according to a study by the accounting house PricewaterhouseCoopers. The danger is that industry players risk killing a golden goose by overselling and, in some cases, overpricing the 3D experience — and by providing too […]

THE WASHINGTON POST EDITORIALLY BLASTS FAIR GAME

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One month after it was released, Summit Entertainment’s Fair Game has become fair game for the Washington Post. Generally regarded by conservatives as a bully pulpit of the left, the Post editorially accused the filmmakers of engaging in “Hollywood myth-making.” It went on: “Hollywood has a habit of making movies about historical events without regard […]

BRANDY OUT, BRISTOL REMAINS ON DWTS

November 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

After being eliminated as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars despite receiving a perfect score on one of her dances Monday night, singer Brandy showed up on ABC’s late-night Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she received condolences and support from the host. Referring to the fact that Bristol Palin, who received far lower scores […]

MIKE TYSON RETURNING FOR HANGOVER SEQUEL

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A backlash to the backlash over director Todd Phillips’s decision to remove Mel Gibson from the cast of The Hangover 2 hit celebrity gossip sites in the Internet Wednesday with many readers posting messages accusing Phillips and the costars of the movie of adopting double standards. Why, they ask, is it acceptable to cast Mike […]

GIBSON EXPERIENCES ANOTHER HANGOVER (OR DOESN’T)

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover: Part II has been handed to Liam Neeson, Daily Variety reported on its website late today (Friday). It quoted the actor as saying that the offer to take the role came from his A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper, who co-stars in the film. Neeson said that all that he […]