Archives for October 2007

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On slate: man in the chair

Writer-director-producer Michael Schroeder’s documentary "The Man In the Chair" has been quietly making the festival rounds this past year, building momentum among the press. "Man" allows a harsh look into the life of Flash Madden (Christopher Plummer), the last surviving member of the "Citizen Kane" production crew. Cameron Kincaid (Michael Angarano) is a rebellious teenager who is constantly at ... more >

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RUN FAT BOY RUN SLATED FOR MARCH RELEASE

(BY ALI NADERZAD) Let’s not kid ourselves: the premise of David Schwimmer's directorial debut Run, Fat Boy, Run, is a shallow one (sorry Monty Python). A clumsy dope by the name of Dennis (Simon Pegg) stands up his fiancee Libby (Thandie Newton) just before their wedding. It takes five years to realize that she is the one. Except that by then, Libby has hooked up with Whit (played by Hank Azaria) ... more >

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY TO BEGIN ON MAMMOTH, STARS MICHELLE WILLIAMS AND GAEL BERNAL

Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams have been cast in Lukas Moodysson's first english-language feature Mammoth, it was announced today by producer Lars Jönsson of Memfis Film. Nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, Michelle’s credits to date include Thomas McCarthy’s The Station Agent, Wim Wenders’ Land of Plenty and more recently Todd Haynes’ Venice ... more >

OPENING THIS WEEK: BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney, and Rosemary Harris. Sidney Lumet directs this absorbing thriller about a family facing the worst enemy of all – itself. Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Andy, an overextended broker who lures his younger brother, Hank (Ethan Hawke) into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a ... more >

BANG BANG BANG! TROPA DE ELITE

(BY ALI NADERZAD) This October in Brazil a new feature film called Tropa de Elite stirred some so-called controversy for its realistic depiction of police brutality and corruption. Tropa, loosely based on real persons, portrays a team of Brazilian SWAT officers (known as BOPE) as they raid neighborhoods and terrorize young armed militias on drug outpost duty. Their mission: to sanitize the worst ... more >

VINCE VAUGHN TAKES THE SHOW ON THE ROAD

(October 24th, 2007) In the spirit of the old west variety shows, Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up, Wedding Crashers, Swingers, upcoming Fred Claus) took the stage at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood on September 12, 2005 and began an unprecedented comedy tour featuring stand-up comedians Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, and Sebastian Maniscalco. Vaughn played host to the ensemble of comedians ... more >