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PALM SPRINGS WARMS TO FOREIGN FILMS

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is due to open tonight (Thursday) with a screening of the British romcom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, starring Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. Although the festival boasts that it presents “the largest selection of foreign language Oscar submissions of any film festival in the world,” it […]

GILLIAM’S LATEST DON QUIXOTE PLANS SHOT DOWN

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reminiscent of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who continues to fight King Arthur despite losing both arms (“It’s just a flesh wound!”), Terry Gilliam has told Daily Variety that he still intends to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote despite the fact that “the financing collapsed about a month […]

GAY ROMCOM FINALLY GETS A FIRM RELEASE DATE

August 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After its domestic release was postponed four separate times over the past year — with some observers predicting it would never see the light of day in America — I Love You Phillip Morris now has a new distributor and its fifth release date, December 3. Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment announced Thursday that they […]

GILLIAM TO RESUSCITATE “DON QUIXOTE” FILM WITH EWAN MCGREGOR

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Gilliam’s seemingly quixotic effort to retell the story of Don Quixote has taken a new turn with the revelation that Ewan McGregor has agreed to star in the film, replacing Johnny Depp, who appeared in Gilliam’s original 1999 production until it was halted by illness and weather. In an interview with Britain’s Empire magazine […]

GAY-THEMED ROMCOM GETS NEW RELEASE

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I Love You Phillip Morris has a new release date — its fourth. When indie distributor Consolidated Pictures announced last week that it had canceled its April 30 premiere without announcing a new date, several writers speculated that it had run into recession-related problems and that the film would be returned to the shelves indefinitely. […]

“PHILLIP MORRIS” NOT ON CALL FOR THE TIME BEING

April 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The long-delayed release of I Love You Phillip Morris, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor as (real life) gay con artists, has been delayed again. The film, which had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and was screened at Cannes last May, had been set for release on March 26, then was […]