Remember Julia Roberts? Remember all that delightful shit she used to be in? Cut this "Duplicity" crap. Give me another "Notting Hill." Something.
The Wrap has a somewhat interesting, two-part story beginning today about Hollywood studios telling A-list actors to take their double-digit quotes and suck it. As is the case with most coverage in The Wrap, it’s an interesting story idea that isn’t properly fleshed out or investigated, but the anecdotes are worth the read. Continue reading ‘A-list stars not getting paid, son’
Published April 27, 2009
Tags: Ali Larter, Beyonce Knowles, Brian Egeston, David Loughery, George Clooney, HBO, Idris Elba, iMDB, John Ridley, Kerry Washington, Lakeview Terrace, Lionsgate, Obsessed, Patrick Wilson, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Shill, The Wire, The Wrap, Travis Hudgons, Tyler Perry
I’ve been uniquely interested in “Obsessed” since its trailer was released a few weeks ago. Aside from the fact that Ali Larter is hot, Beyonce is hot and Idris Elba is Idris Elba, the casting of the movie seemed very deliberate. I haven’t seen a mainstream movie about a black couple antagonized by a white woman. Continue reading ‘‘Obsessed’ kills it, called most important freaking movie ever’
Zac Effron was in "Footloose." Now he's not. Good. Because having his huge face on this blog repeatedly would make me uncomfortable.
They’re remaking “Footloose.” Why? I don’t know. The original’s kind of fantastic. And by “they,” I mean Paramount Pictures. Continue reading ‘‘Footloose’ remake to shoot in Atlanta?’
The Wrap has a pretty interesting story about Paramount Pictures flipping out after realizing they once held the rights to the absurdly profitable “Twilight” property, starring Kristen Stewart. Summit Entertainment has made serious bank off the movie, which cost nearly $40 million to make (a meager sum) and raked in more than $300 million in worldwide box office revenue. Continue reading ‘Paramount loses its shit over ‘Twilight’’
Published January 27, 2009
Tags: Anne Thompson, David Fincher, entertainment journalism, Hollywood, Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Rebels On the Backlot, Sharon Waxman, The New York Times, The Wrap, Variety
Sharon Waxman, one of the few great, honest Hollywood journalists around, launched her news site The Wrap today. It’s a Huffington-esque compendium of Hollywood news and commentary, including some journalism from Waxman herself. She apparently lauched the site with $500,000 in private seed money and the frustrations of a fast-decaying newspaper career (she covered Hollywood for The New York Times). Continue reading ‘Waxman drops The Wrap’