All posts tagged "Baz Luhrmann"

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 5/10/2013

    Leave it to Baz Luhrmann to take a classic American novel like The Great Gatsby,  ripe with questions about the moral depravity of American society and its fixation on the American dream, and turn it into a superficial spectacle worthy of gracing the glitzy stages of Las Vegas.  Stephen Colbert summed it...

  • Film Reviews
    The Great Gatsby (**½)

    Baz Luhrmann sure knows how to bring the bombast to his take on The Great Gatsby, but in the end he’s just the latest filmmaker to fail in his attempt to bring the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to life. Luhrmann, along with co-writer Craig Pearce, relishes in trying to both...

  • News
    Cannes 2013: ‘The Great Gatsby’ to Open the Festival

    Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby has been tapped to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 15th. Following in the footsteps of Pixar’s Up (2009) and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood (2010), this is the third big budget Hollywood film in the last five years to open the festivities. To keep with tradition, however, the...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

    After debuting a set of new posters, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.  Opening in May 2013, Luhrmann’s film stars potential Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio along with Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fisher. The film was originally scheduled to come out on Christmas...

  • News
    Baz Luhrmann trying to raise money for reshoots on ‘The Great Gatsby’

    Worry not friends, even though that headline above might have triggered some panic in those highly anticipating ‘The Great Gatsby’. The Playlist is reporting here that Baz Luhrmann is going out looking for more money to fund some reshoots with the cast and to fine tune the visual effects in the flick...

  • News
    Warner Brothers pushes ‘The Great Gatsby’ to 2013!

    Big news has dropped today folks. Early on in the year ‘The Great Gatsby’ was thought by just about everyone to be gunning for a whole lot of Oscar love, and it still might, but it’ll have to wait a year. Yes, The Hollywood Reporter writes here that Warner Brothers has moved...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “Let’s dance…”

    It’s the first of the month.  Not only that, it’s the first day of the second half of the year.  Anybody else feel like that was fast?  Yet, here we are. It’s time to start getting serious, Oscar-wise.  Not many things have come out, and not many films are looking like Best...

  • Article
    Re-visiting Gatsby (1974) Brings High Hopes Luhrmann’s adaptation

    Francis Ford Coppola wrote the screenplay to the Jack Clayton directed film The Great Gatsby (1974), a banner year for cinema with some of the greatest films ever made. For those who hail 1939 as the greatest year in film history, I suggest they look hard at 1974 which is infinitely stronger....

  • Poster
    New Posters Hit including The Great Gatsby!

    Via Sasha Stone at Awards Daily, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” got a poster showcasing Oscar Nominee Carey Mulligan displayed prominently in the forefront.  I believe in her potential for Oscar but not convinced on a category placement.  My gut says they’ll push her Lead.  Also after the jump is character posters...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: The Great Gatsby

    Directed by: Baz Luhrmann Written by: Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Amitabh Bachchan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Clarke, Brendan Maclean, Callan McAuliffe Synopsis: Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: The Return of the Suffering Wife – Supporting Actress Predictions

    It begins.  2011 film year is behind us and we saw Octavia Spencer crowned Best Supporting Actress for her work in “The Help.”  As we embark on the 2012 film year together, I will be breaking down each category individually throughout the month of March.  I will also unveil the Awards Circuit...

  • Community
    The Off-Season Gap

    After last night’s, I’ll just say average, Golden Globe Awards, and Thursday’s spectacular Critics Choice Movie Awards, we are in full swing of awards season and just nearly one week away from the Oscar nominations.  More importantly, the sad thing is that after February 26, 2012, sites like the Awards Circuit, Awards...