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MOVIE REVIEWS: FLIGHT

November 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While virtually every review of Flight, starring Denzel Washington, is positive, those reviews are mostly tempered by some hard-edged criticism. Mick LaSalle in the San Francisco Chronicle spends the first 90 percent of his review praising the performances, Robert Zemeckis’s direction, and the taut script by John Gatins. “Now for the bad news,” he writes […]

YELLOW SUBMARINE GOES IN THE TANK WITH MARS NEEDS MOMS

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The sinking of Robert Zemeckis’s Mars Needs Moms has apparently sunk plans for another Zemickis motion-capture feature, the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project has been canceled by Disney after the Mars flick, which reportedly cost $150 million to make, ended up earning just $6.9 million on its opening weekend — […]

YELLOW BRICK ROAD: A DEAD END?

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The rival entertainment industry news blogs, Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com and Sharon Waxman’s TheWrap.com, are continuing to fact-check each other. On Tuesday, Deadline ran an item that was picked up by numerous other entertainment-related websites (including this one) claiming that Robert Zemeckis was in talks with Warner Bros about directing a remake of The Wizard of […]

REPORT: THE WIZARD OF OZ TO BE REMADE

November 17, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

For most of his life, from the time he wrote the original script for the 1939 MGM classic The Wizard of Oz until his death in 1980, Noel Langley complained about the way the script was later revised by writers Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, who received writing co-credits. Now, according to DeadlineHollywood.com, Warner […]

ROGER RABBIT SEQUEL PERPLEXES BOB HOSKINS

September 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he has agreed to reprise his role in Robert Zemeckis’s planned sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Bob Hoskins has expressed his reservations about what he says is Zemeckis’s intention to use “performance capture” animation for the human characters. In an interview with today’s (Wednesday) London Daily Telegraph, Hoskins said, “The format they want […]