The Weinstein Company Has Acquired the Rights to Wong Kar Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’

It always bodes well for a filmmaker when The Weinstein Company (TWC) purchases the rights to your film. Today, TWC announced they have acquired the rights to distribute Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster in all US and Candian English speaking territories. The film stars  as IP Man, mentor to Bruce Lee. Have a look at the […]

Ugh: James Dean Would Have Been 82 This Week

The title of this post is depressing enough. I had considered doing my Circuit 3 post on James Dean this week, but the irony is he only made three films before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 24. Well thanks to Bluewater Productions, we get to celebrate the legendary actor in another way. The […]

Oscar Circuit: Film Editing

And the nominees are: Argo – William Goldenberg Life of Pi – Tim Squyres Lincoln – Michael Kahn Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg Film editing takes place on a movie in post-production, and is best described as the art of choosing shots […]

Circuit 3: Jack Lemmon

John Uhler “Jack” Lemmon III was born on February 8th, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts. Long before becoming one of Hollywood’s most beloved icons, he was an active member in drama clubs while attending Harvard University, and joined the Navy after graduation. After his service, he found work on radio, television, and Broadway.  His film debut came […]

Sony Classics Sets a Release Date for ‘Before Midnight’ and More

Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight was acquired by Sony Classics out of the Sundance Film Festival, and now it seems the distribution company has set a May 24th release date for the film. It will open in New York and Los Angeles first, and then expand to wide release shortly after. You can read Joey’s ***½ […]

A Slew of Names Announced to Make “Special Appearances” at the Oscars®

I’m not exactly sure what this means. Unlike every other announcement so far, AMPAS has unveiled today that Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe will make “special appearances” at the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. Not presenters. Not performers. Just… appearances. Anyone else care to take a gander at what they could be involved in? […]