This is the least rewarding of the cinematic HARRY POTTER experiences mainly because it doesn't satisfyingly work as a film on its own. Unlike the LORD OF THE RINGS series, each film worked as a solo film, while setting up the continuing journey. DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1 tries to find its EMPIRE STRIKE BACK moment to end on, but without making Voldemort declare he is Harry's father, this film left me wanting more, but not in a good way. And yet I want more.
In another hit to Alfonso Cuaron space thriller GRAVITY, Robert Downey Jr. has left the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Denis Leary is in talks to take the role of police captain George Stacy in the SPIDER-MAN reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emma Stone has already been cast of Stacy's daughter Gwen. Andrew Garfield is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man, while Rhys Ifans has been cast as villain Dr. Connors/The Lizard and Martin Sheen and Sally Field as Ben and May Parker, respectively.
Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games today announced that they are joining with The LEGO Group to bring Jack Sparrow and other familiar characters to life in virtual LEGO adventures with LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.
SIGGRAPH Asia, coming this December 15-18 in Seoul, South Korea, has published their Computer Animation Festival and Technical Papers video trailers.
The Visual Effects Society will honor Academy Award nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan with the inaugural VES Visionary Award at the 9th Annual VES Awards on Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to remake THE WIZARD OF OZ from the original 1939 script, reports Deadline.com.
Vertigo Ent.'s Roy Lee and Room 101's Steven Schneider are developing a remake of THE SWARM, reports TheWrap.
24 Frames reports that Jeff Nathanson (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) has been hired to rewrite MEN IN BLACK 3, which starts production tomorrow in New York.
Discover the next wave of excellence in computer graphics and interactive techniques as SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 goes to Hong Kong, the ideal location for a unique blend of “East meets West”.
IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, the film based on the beloved book by J.K. Rowling, will be released to IMAX theatres this Friday, November 19th.
LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced The Price of Victory, the latest expansion in the successful Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game scheduled for release this December.
No other festival I’m aware of consistently generates as much controversy as does the Ottawa Festival. People may scratch their heads at the judging decisions in Annecy (insert favorite French joke here), but in Ottawa, beer-fueled grumbling and incessant whining are as much a part of the annual festivities as head-scratching competition screening introductions and the cavalcade of toothless panhandlers lining Rue Rideau.
Saturday morning. Sitting in P.J.’s, the coffee shop around the corner from the Shaw Center. Except for a handful of sessions today, Red Stick ended Friday night with the awarding of the Golden Baton. The winner (of the three candidates discussed yesterday) was Chris O’Neill’s elegiac (how many times to you get a chance to use that word?) Lilac Wine. Earlier in the fest O’Neill had described his video as the remembrance of loved one who was no longer around, whether via the end of a love affair, or death.
Whoops, my bad: what I called Red Stick’s ‘Best of the Fest’ award yesterday is actually their “Golden Baton” prize, and I saw all three films last night. In addition to the music video Lilac Wine, the two other contenders were a Hitchcockian spy spoof (Pigeon: Impossible) and the student effort Blackface, a mystical jungle tale.
I arrive at Baton Rouge’s Belle Hotel, which until April was the Sheraton Baton Rouge. (BR from here on, saves space.) The hotel’s terrible online reviews don’t seem to apply, as the place is actually quite nice. (Wish the internet service was a little more steady, but I’m online now – for the moment…)
Guillermo del Toro and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA executive producer David Eick are teaming up to develop the new HULK TV series for Marvel TV and ABC Studios, reports Deadline.com.
Relativity Media is negotiating with director Antoine Fuqua (BROOKLYN'S FINEST) and star Gerard Butler to join their adaptation of the comic series AFTERBURN, reports Deadline.com.
Omnilab Media and Oktobor, its award winning visual effects, animation and digital creative convergence studio, today officially opened their new Auckland-based Computer Generated (CG) animation studio - Oktobor Animation, which it has created and launched in conjunction with Backyard Animated Pictures (USA).