All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Films’

Julianne Moore Loves Women, But Stop Saying She Only Plays Lesbians

Julianne Moore doesn’t like being pigeon-holed. She thinks there are some misconceptions out there about who she is and the kinds of roles she plays. She’d like to set the recored straight. “Some people say, ‘You play happy people,’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Or ‘You play people who have affairs,’ and I’m like, ‘No.’ Or ‘You play lesbians,’ and I’m …

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Will Ferrell To Star In Shakespearean Comedy

Will Ferrell has tackled a multitude of subjects throughout his career – primetime news, professional figure skating, NASCAR and more. Now the comedian is preparing to take on the ultimate acting challenge – Shakespeare. Variety is reporting that Sony has signed on to produce a film from Ferrell and Mosaic about a Shakespearean theater company. In particular, the film will …

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Emma Thompson Talks Films And Screenwriting

Emma Thompson recently opened up about her screenwriting process, favorite actors and the difference between men and women in films. Thompson admitted that she is a big fan of Clint Eastwood and said that she grew up watching him act in movies. She claimed that she and her father would watch westerns and that the shows rubbed off on her …

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Salma Hayek Already Starring in Three Films in 2014

Salma Hayek, the 47-year-old Latina actress famous for her roles in movies such as the 1996 Hollywood adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s dark screenplay, From Dusk Til Dawn, and, most recently, Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. Now, the Mexican-born wife and mother is taking on three more films: A Three Dog Life, The Septembers of Shiraz, and Everly. A Three …

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Famke Janssen’s Apartment Burgled

Have we seen this feature film before? Famed movie starlet, Famke Janssen, alone in her home, fearful after something bizarre has happened to her? Well, unfortunately, it’s a creepy reality, yet again, for the 47-year-old, Dutch actress. Most recently, Janssen reportedly told police that just this past weekend, she came home to her New York City penthouse to find a …

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Meta Alert: A Short Film of Films Inside Other Films

What you’re about to see is a celebration of the movies at one of its most confusing, but oddly purest forms. It’s a compilation video of movies being featured in other movies. Do you remember when the prisoners in The Shawshank Redemption are watching Gilda? Yeah, that’s what we’re talking about here. This is just a lot of fun. Check …

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‘Computer Chess’ Director, Producer & Actor Talk At Google

Google hosted a few of the people involved with the film Computer Chess for a screening and an “At Google” Q&A recently, which the company has now made available for viewing. Participating in a post-screening Q&A were writer, director and editor Andrew Bujalski, producer Houston King, and actor Wiley Wiggins (Mitch Kramer from Dazed and Confused). Here’s the movie description, …

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Eric Schmidt Discusses ‘Pandora’s Promise’ With Director Robert Stone

In a recent “At Google” talk, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Robert Stone, Director of the documentary Pandora’s Promise, along with some of the cast. Google has now made the video public for all to watch. Here’s the film’s description (via YouTube): The recent reactor meltdowns in Japan have ignited passionate worldwide debate about energy and the …

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‘They Call it Myanmar’ Director Robert Lieberman Talks At Google

Dr. Robert Lieberman, novelist and director of the film, “They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain,” recently participated in an “At Google” talk, discussing the film. The late Roger Ebert included the film among his top documentaries of 2012. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Disconnect’ Director Henry Alex Rubin Talks At Google

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Henry Alex Rubin, who directed films like Murderball and Disconnect, recently participated in an At Google talk, discussing Disconnect at Google NYC. The talk took place on April 26th. Disconnect is Rubin’s first non-documentary. It’s described as “a drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today’s wired world.” It stars Jason Bateman, …

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Bing To Add Klingon Language To Translator To Market ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Update: Bing has now made the official announcement. Bing is reportedly adding the Klingon language to Bing Translator as part of a marketing deal between Microsoft and Paramount, as the studio prepares to release Star Trek Into Darkness. While we’ve been unable to bring up the language in Bing Translator so far, The LA Times (via Engadget) reports that it …

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Knife Fight Director Bill Guttentag Talks At Google

Bill Guttentag, director of the political comedy/drama “Knife Fight” recently participated in an “@Google Talk,” which the company has now uploaded for viewing. In addition to directing the Rob Lowe film, he has helmed a number of documentaries, including: Soundtrack for a Revolution, Nanking, and Hate.com: Extremists on the Internet. More recent @Google Talks here.

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Firefox Flicks Challenges Filmmakers To Get Mobilized In 2013

Are you a filmmaker that happens to be a fan of Firefox? Do you want a chance to win a few thousand dollars? If so, you’ll definitely want to submit a film for the Firefox Flicks competition this year. Mozilla announced that this year’s Firefox Flicks competition will be open for entries on February 13. The competition challenges filmmakers to …

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Amazon Is Making A Horror Movie Called Seed

Amazon’s original content arm, Amazon Studios, announced today that it has optioned its first novel – the horror novel Seed, written by Ania Ahlborn. The book was published by 47North, a Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror imprint of Amazon Publishing. “Our primary objective at Amazon Studios is to develop great, commercial projects that our customers love,” said Amazon Studios Director Roy …

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Robert De Niro Doesn’t Impress Critics With Red Lights

I’m a big fan of Robert De Niro. His films have always been some of the best in the business and I’m willing to forgive him when he signs on for a less than great film. His newest film, Red Lights, seems to be one of those films. Red Lights is the story of two paranormal researchers played by Sigourney …

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“Need For Speed” Racing To The Theaters

I enjoy EA’s Need for Speed franchise as much as the next guy. They’re fun racing games that know their audience without going too far into arcade or simulation gameplay. I never played the games for any kind of story, but apparently EA thinks the games need to tell a story – through film. Variety is reporting that EA is …

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Oscars Have Little Effect On Top 10 Pirated Movies

Do Oscar nominations correlate to increased piracy? Let’s find out! TorrentFreak keeps a tally on the most pirated films each week, but this week is special as it comes on the coattails of the Oscars. People were aware of the nominations for a while so one would assume that the most pirated films would be those films that received the …

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Twitter Documentary “Twittamentary” Set To Begin Open Screening [Exclusive]

The making of a Twitter documentary was announced over two years ago. It’s called Twittamentary (fittingly), and now it’s set to begin screening in communities around the world. The film’s director Siok Siok Tan tells WebProNews, “We have lots of exciting plans in 2012. We have just announced an open call for community screenings between February 1st and May 1st.” …

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Celebrities on Google+ – 15 More to Add to Your Circles

Celebrity use may prove to be a big driver of general Google+ use. It certainly helped with Twitter. We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrity, and we tend to want to follow people on social networks who have updates that may be of interest to us. Last month, we looked at a list of early adopter celebrities …

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Netflix: Pay More If You Want Streaming AND DVDs

If you didn’t like the Netflix redesign, you’re going to love this. Pricing adjustments! Netflix announced today that it is doing away with member plans that let you get both unlimited DVDs and unlimited streaming – something many of us have been enjoying for some time. You can still get both, but it will be two separate plans, and it’s …

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Netflix, Miramax Deal Brings Oscar Winners and Cult Classics to Customers

Netflix has announced a new multi-year deal with Miramax to bolster its ever-expanding catalog of available-for-streaming movie titles. That means users will get access to some classics from Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, among others. Films include (but are not limited to) Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill volumes 1 and 2, Clerks, Chasing Amy, From Dusk Till Dawn, the …

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Robert Rodriguez Talks Sin City at SXSW

This is a little off the beaten online business path (the usual subject area of WebProNews), but this is SXSW. This also happens to be one of my favorite filmmakers and a great film. Robert Rodriguez took time to speak at SXSW here in his hometown of Austin, about adapting material for movies. In particular he talked about the cult …

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Facebook Movie Rental: The Future Norm?

You may find yourself doing a lot more than just “liking” a movie on Facebook in the near future. There’s a chance that Facebook could become your go-to movie rental destination. Here’s who should be worried about this: Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, Hulu, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, and every other provider of movies online. Warner Bros. has become the first Hollywood studio to …

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Oscars: The Social Network Wins 3 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards show was last night, and The Social Network won 3 Oscars, after being nominated for 8

The Social Network was up for: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score). It won Best Adapted Screenplay, Film editing, and Music (Aaron Sorkin, Angus Wall/Kirk Baxter and Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross respectively).   

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No “Actors” for The Social Network

Awards season has been kind to The Social Network. At the Golden Globes, the film won Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Score (Trent Reznor), and Best Picure, Drama. Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield had been nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for their roles as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin respectively.

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The Social Network Receives 8 Academy Award Nominations

The Academy Awards nominations list has just been released, and everybody’s favorite Facebook movie is up for 8 awards. These include: Best Picture, Best Direction, Actor in a Leading Role, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music (Original Score). 

Having heard about two decades worth of Trent Reznor’s musical offerings, I think the word "original" is a bit of a stretch these days, but the score did work for the film, if you ask me. 

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Justin Timberlake, Aaron Sorkin Discuss “The Social Network”

Comedy Central was all about The Social Netork last night. The Daily Show had Justin Timberlake, who portrays Sean Parker in the film, and The Colbert Report had Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter. 

Timberlake says he’s "ridiculously stupid with computers".  He calls Zuckerberg a "brilliant mind".  

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Movie Review: The Social Network (The Facebook Movie)

It’s not often I get the opportunity to write movie reviews for WebProNews, because it’s not often that major motion pictures are released about subjects within our general scope of coverage. I had the opportunity to attend a screening of The Social Network last night, so it seems appropriate that I offer my thoughts about the film here. 

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What’s Going on With That Twitter Documentary?

Last year, we interviewed Siok Siok Tan, who was getting a documentary about Twitter off the ground. Now, Twittermentary is nearing the end of the production cycle.

"We are gearing up for a sneak preview in NYC on Oct 7th 6-9pm at Roger Smith Hotel," Tan tells WebProNews, giving us an update about what’s going on with the film. 

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The Missing Credit of “The Social Network”

Last year, Facebook settled a trademark dispute with Aaron Greenspan, CEO of Think Computer Corporation and Harvard classmate of Mark Zuckerberg, who built houseSYSTEM, a section of which was called "The Universal Facebook".

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