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WARNER TO RESHOOT PARTS OF GANGSTER SQUAD”

July 25, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Warner Bros. reportedly plans to remove a scene in its upcoming Gangster Squad in which a gang of thugs begins firing from behind a movie screen into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. It will be replaced by a similar scene shot at a different setting, according to reports. The decision was prompted by last […]

SEAN PENN CAN’T FIGURE OUT TREE OF LIFE, EITHER

August 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If you were left mystified and exasperated by Terrence Malick’s critically praised The Tree of Life, shake hands with Sean Penn, who ostensibly co-starred in the movie, but whose role amounted to little more than a cameo. “I didn’t at all find on the screen the emotion of the script, which is the most magnificent […]

MALICK’S TREE IS PLANTED IN CANNES

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s long-awaited Tree of Life was finally unspooled at the Cannes Film Festival today (Monday), receiving polite applause mixed with scattered boos from an overflow crowd of reporters attending a morning screening. Most, however, were no doubt left mystified by Malick’s laudable attempt to portray the mundane life of a nuclear family of the […]

TREE OF LIFE WILL PREMIERE AT CANNES AFTER ALL

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much anticipated The Tree of Life, starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt, will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 after all. Icon Film Distribution, which had planned to open it in the U.K. on May 4 — a week before its screening in Cannes — issued a […]

MALICK’S TREE OF LIFE TO BE PLANTED AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much awaited The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens on May 11. (The film had been expected to compete at the festival last year but was not completed in […]

FAIR GAME, 127 HOURS OPEN STRONG

November 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening in limited release, Doug Liman’s Fair Game, starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, performed reasonably well, averaging about $15,200 in each of the 46 theaters where it was screened. The political drama, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last May, is being rolled out cautiously by the studio, in the hope […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FAIR GAME

November 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Thus far virtually every film that has had the Iraq war as its backdrop has struggled at the box office — and that includes the one that won the Academy Award as last year’s best motion picture. Fair Game, which was the only U.S. film selected for the competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, […]

“FAIR GAME” OUTED AT CANNES

May 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fair Game, the latest Hollywood film to deal with the Iraq war, was greeted with prolonged applause when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) as the only U.S. entry in the competition for the festival’s top Palme d’Or award. Starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts, it tells the story of the illegal […]

NEW U.K. FILM ADDED TO CANNES LINE-UP

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A 19th film has been added to the list of competitors for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or this year. The festival announced Monday that it is adding British director Ken Loach’s Route Irish, about a couple of soldiers-turned-independent-contractors who fall in love with the same woman in Iraq. Although it is rare for a […]