Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WILL BULLY CONTROVERSY SHAKE UP MPAA RATINGS SYSTEM?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The controversy over The Weinstein Bros.’ Bully could “turn out to be a pivotal chapter in the battle to overhaul the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s ratings system,” Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein wrote today (Thursday). Goldstein noted that although John Fithian, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners, had warned that theaters […]

CRITICS FIND HFPA’S THE TOURIST NOD LAUGHABLE

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to nominate The Tourist for a best film Golden Globe award and its two stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, in the acting categories was derided almost as much as the film itself was by critics and moviegoers alike over the past weekend. The Hollywood Reporter reported […]

KING’S SPEECH DIRECTOR BLASTS MPAA RATINGS BOARD

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British director Tom Hooper has lashed out at the MPAA ratings board after the board slapped his critically acclaimed movie The King’s Speech with an R rating for a scene in which a speech therapist encourages the future King George VI to let loose with a torrent of four-letter words as part of the therapy […]

CRUISE’S NEW M:I: WILL THIS TITLE SELF-DESTRUCT?

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reporters were left scratching their heads after Tom Cruise revealed on Thursday that the title of his fourth Mission: Impossible movie will be Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. “All I wanted is not to have a number [after the title],” said Cruise, at a news conference at the Doha Film Festival in Dubai, the city where […]

BONNIE AND CLYDE DIRECTOR ARTHUR PENN DEAD AT 88

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Arthur Penn, whose films include Bonnie and Clyde, The Miracle Worker, Little Big Man, and The Missouri Breaks died Tuesday in New York at age 88. Penn was nominated for an Oscar for Bonnie and Clyde (one of ten nominations for the movie), but lost to Mike Nichols for The Graduate. “It’s hard to […]