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GATSBY TO OPEN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

March 12, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, has been selected to open the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, the Festival announced today (Tuesday). The Australian director, who last appeared in Cannes in 2001 when his Moulin Rouge! was selected for the opening honor, observed in a statement […]

YOU, TOO, CAN BE SEEN IN TITANIC

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Paramount Home Media on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans to upload via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TitanicMovie) an image of themselves that will be inserted into one of the three […]

IMMORTALS KILLS AT WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was a lot more life in Immortals than most box office pundits had expected. The swords-and-sandals epic that drew thumbs-down reviews from nearly every major newspaper critic, debuted with an estimated $32 million. Even Relativity Media, which produced it, had figured it would probably earn around $25 million for the three-day weekend. Those same […]

IMMORTALS VS. NINE LIVES AT BOX OFFICE

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s receiving lousy reviews and unexcited buzz, but Relativity Media’s The Immortals is the favorite to win the weekend box office race. Its principal competition comes from two other newcomers, Warner Bros.’ J. Edgar, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (which opened on Wednesday) and Sony’s Jack and Jill, starring Adam Sandler (which […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: J. EDGAR

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to stir up word-of-mouth for a difficult film to market, Warner Bros. is releasing the controversial J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, today (Wednesday), in advance of the Veterans Day weekend. The film was directed by Clint Eastwood, who himself has called it one of his “anti-tentpole” movies, referring to the big-budget […]

DICAPRIO NAMED HIGHEST-PAID ACTOR IN HOLLYWOOD

August 2, 2011 by · 12 Comments 

Two actors who began their careers playing mostly androgynous characters in low-budget art films but who went on to star in huge blockbusters are now the highest-earning actors in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. Leonardo DiCaprio tops the list with an estimated $77 million earned between May 2010 and May 2011, while Johnny Depp, who […]

BIG HOLLYWOOD FEES FADING? OH, YEAH?

February 3, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Being prominently attached to a big blockbuster movie can instantly make you one of the richest persons in America. In Vanity Fair‘s current Hollywood issue, the magazine lists the top earners in the entertainment industry in 2010. Topping the list — no surprise — is James Cameron, whose estimated earnings were $257 million in 2010, […]