1. Between accusations of his antisemitism and the fact that he’s not even planning to show up at the banquet, do you think the Academy is starting to regret giving Jean-Luc Godard an honorary Oscar? [via NYT]
2. So that’s not good: “Show Zero,” which was touted as the warm-up for Conan… Read More
1. Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is reportedly workshopping a version of The Great Gatsby that would star Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Rebecca Hall in the role of Daisy. We’d watch that. [via Deadline]
2. Word is that Brenda Chapman is no longer attached to Pixar’s Brave, which… Read More
While watching Inception over the weekend, we came up with a theory: for someone with such a sweet face, Leonardo DiCaprio is kind of like the Henry VIII of the film world. Female characters don’t exactly flourish in his movies. Multiple suicides. A murder. A kidnapping. You get the drift. After the jump, we investigate what happened to the women in a few of our favorite Leo films, and attempt to understand: Why does it suck so much to be a lady in a Leonardo DiCaprio movie? … Read More
If you’ve ever traveled abroad, then you’ve probably had the disconcerting experience of running into a well-known Western celebrity holding a bottle of liquor on a billboard. (If not, think of Bill Murray’s character in Lost In Translation.) We’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the weirdest celebrity television ads from the past 40 years, which include odd product pitches from Iggy Pop, Johnny Rotten, and Nicolas Cage. After the jump watch musicians, athletes, and film stars sell their wares and let us know if you think they’re making an honest living or just plain selling out. … Read More
Despite mixed reviews, there’s no questioning the cinematography of Marty Scorsese’s newest flick, Shutter Island. Sure, we may have seen Leo as a Boston Cop before, but the light reflecting off of the Massachusetts coast at dawn, graying bodies at a stand still, and Michelle Williams’ yellow dress with bright crimson pools trickling down, are anything but old hat. After the jump, a roundup of some of our favorite Scorsese film stills through the ages.… Read More
After the success of Dark Knight, everyone was wondering what director Christopher Nolan was going to do next. There were rumors that another Batman movie was already in the works, complete with Megan Fox as Catwoman. Thankfully it wasn’t true, and Nolan fans turned their attention to Inception, his latest project, which previewed this past summer during screenings of Inglourious Basterds.
And yet, the plot was still a mystery. Here’s what we know: Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the CEO of a company which has developed technology that allows you go/see into dreams and memories. Ken Wanatabe is the villain blackmailing DiCaprio’s character. Ellen Page stars plays a graduate student who works in the company and serves as DiCaprio’s sidekick. Marion Cotillard is his wife, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an associate working at the firm.
Peep the freshly-premiered poster after the jump, and tell us what you think of Nolan’s latest. … Read More
Director Christopher Nolan’s first original screenplay since The Dark Knight, the mysteriously titled Inception, will be out next summer. For now, we can only ponder the film’s tag-line, “Your mind is the scene of the crime.” (Semi-Spoiler Alert!) /Film speculates that the the movie is about “entering peoples’ minds/dreams. A technology to do so has been developed and is done through an injection. DiCaprio and his team work to enter the minds of other characters in order to retrieve/plant… Read More
1. Hollywood producer (and Elizabeth Hurley ex) Steve Bing provided the Boeing 737 jet for Bill Clinton’s North Korea mission to release Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. [via The Daily Beast]
2. While the details are still hazy, Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio will collaborate on a film adaption of… Read More
It looks like Little Red will be coming to the big screen in a dark way, according to Variety’s reportthat Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appain Way will partner with Orphanscreenwriter David Leslie Johnson for a “Gothic reimagining” of the classic fairy tale.
Though there’s no word yet on exactly how dark this new take will go, given that Johnson’s sole writing credit is a horror flick, we feel pretty safe in saying this won’t be one for the kiddies. Though the Grimm Brothers made the happy ending version of the story ubiquitous, many portrayals – from original oral tellings to Margaret Atwood’s blood cloaked Little Red – have a much more gruesome take on the plot, with everything from werewolves to our heroin’s death at the hands of the… Read More
It was announced yesterday that Warner Bros. and Leonardo Dicarpio’s Appain Way had signed Rand Ravich to write the script for their planned Twilight Zone movie. Ravich, best known for the script of 1999′s The Astronaut’s Wife,has some sci-fi cred, but as fans of the show, we’re nervous. Though it hasn’t been announced yet what direction the film will take —recreations of classic episodes ala the 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie, or a completely new storyline — but if it does go the route of the ’83 movie, we have some suggestions for some of our favorite Twilight Zone episodes that could be awesome if done… Read More