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Baz Luhrmann Talks Netflix’s THE GET DOWN – Premiering August 12th

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann reflected on his career, and offered new info about his highly anticipated Netflix series THE GET DOWN in a conversation with Nelson George at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Part One of THE GET DOWN premieres August 12th on Netflix. Creator Baz Luhrmann’s first series for television, The Get Down focuses on 1970s New […]

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 up best: “It’s […]

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 bring the period […]

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 opening night film […]

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 and then was […]

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 after Warner Brothers […]

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. All in ’74 […]

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 for Tim Burton’s […]

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 of his neighbor, […]

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 Daily, etc. can […]