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Vin Diesel Wants Ang Lee for 'Kojak'

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Hollywood is deeply uncreative when it comes to certain casting. Witness the proposed  big screen version of Kojak, the show made famous by baldy Telly Savalas. Who did Hollywood go after to replace him? Vin Diesel, because he's sported a shaved head for over a decade at this point. And though no director has been signed, Diesel wants two time Oscar winner Ang Lee to...

Christian Bale May Star In One Moses Film, Ang Lee To Replace Steven...

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Every once in awhile a story from the Bible will suddenly turn into one of the hottest projects in Hollywood. It's a little strange when it happens but it's true. This time around everybody's putting their focus on the Book of Exodus, particularly the story of Moses. But now there's two Exodus-centered pictures that are being developed at the same time...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for March 12 - 18

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Some nice titles this week, including one of the surprise winners at this year’s Oscars, a charming character study of alcoholics, and some great catalog titles, mostly from Disney, and including Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Oscars 2013: Best Director Winner And Reaction

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Easily one of the most controversial selection of nominees for this year's Academy Awards has to be in the Best Director category. A number of fantastic directors were left out of the running, but those that remained were all well qualified to be in the group. The selection process may have been difficult for the Academy voters, but tonight they revealed which director stood out the most for...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Is Getting A Sequel

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Apparently, it’s never too late for a sequel—12 years after Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was released, a sequel is now finally happening.  As /Film notes, The Weinstein Co. is putting the project together, with Ronny Yu (Fearless, Freddy Vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky) being courted to direct and a...

Directors Guild Nominations: Tom Hooper is In, Quentin Tarantino is Out

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Though the award itself is not as important as the Oscar (in the scheme of things), when the Directors Guild of America puts out their nominations, it's a bellwether for the nominations (which will be coming  January 10), and now we have a pretty clear view of the field. The nominees are: Ben Affleck for Argo, Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark...

Review Round-Up: What Critics Are Saying About 'Life of Pi'

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Could Life of Pi become an award-winning epic? Directed by Ang Lee, it's a big screen adaptation of the popular novel from Yann Martel. On the surface, it has many things working against it. It's main character is played by an unknown (Suraj Sharma), and most of the runtime is dedicated to him on a boat with a CGI tiger. Yet thus far, the film's scored an 86...

'Life of Pi' Gets Two International Trailers

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Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi comes across like an all or nothing gamble. With its lead an unknown and 3D for what seems like an art-house movie, it feels like this either becomes the Best Picture Oscar front-runner, or leaves theaters after two weeks. There are now two new international trailers, and they haven't convinced us either way,...

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

'Cleopatra': David Fincher Will Not Be Directing

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Well, it seems any hopes of David Fincher directing the upcoming remake of Cleopatra (set to star Angelina Jolie as the Egyptian queen) have now been dashed after reports that talks between Sony and the filmmaker – who had been circling the project for months – have now broken off.

'The Life Of Pi' Trailer Has Been Released

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As 2012’s summer movie season begins its post-Dark Knight Rises slowdown into sci-fi (Total Recall, Looper) and schlock (The Expendables 2), it’s time to begin looking forward to the fall/ winter release schedule, which is when the movies that hopefully won’t suck as much will finally be released (seriously, this summer has been one letdown after another). ...

Who Should Replace Gary Ross As Director Of ‘Catching Fire'?

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The loss of Gary Ross as a director of The Hunger Games sequels has been absolutely devastating for devoted fans of burgeoning franchise. As a rabid fan myself (and as a friend of many other rabid fans), I can’t even begin to tell you how crestfallen we are. Ross was truly one of us – an ardent admirer of the series who happened to also don a director’s cap. His respect...

Tobey Maguire Cast In Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pie' Adaptation

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After being cast in Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby in 3D (sweet, sweet Jesus), it looks like Tobey Maguire is set to star in another cinematic adaptation of great literature—according to Deadline, the former Spider-Man has been cast in Ang Lee’s take on Life of Pi, the adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel.

Newcomer Suraj Sharma Lands Lead in Ang Lee's Life of Pi

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Yes, Ang Lee's long developing film Life of Pi is still going strong. The director has been trying to pull a cast together for the novel adaption for a while now and we were beginning to think that he'd never find the right people. But according to 20th Century Fox, Lee has hired newcomer Suraj Sharma to play the title role in the film. He literally...

Taking Woodstock: Movie Review

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YES for peace. YES for music inspiring change. YES for the days when you didn't have to obtain your medicinal license to get stoned in the streets. YES for Taking Woodstock. Based on the memoirs of Elliot Tiber,  Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee captures the essence of hippie 1960's America without a blemish. Check out the plot, the good and the bad...

Taking Woodstock Photos

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A bunch of new amazing photos of the cast and crew on set of Ang Lee's upcoming film Taking Woodstock have just been posted by FilmSchoolRejects. The film stars comedian, turned serious actor (at least for this film) Demetri Martin, Paul Dano, Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch, and Jeffrey Dean...

5 Films that Inspire Equal Rights in Honor on GLBT Month

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With the release of Gus Van Sant's film Milk coinciding with the current issues of Prop 8, gay cinema was finally pushed into the forefront of everyones attention both on screen and off. Although this genre may be a touchy subject, more and more directors and actors are choosing to discuss the issues behind the repression of homosexuality both in politics...

Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock Premiere Trailer

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Ang Lee is definitely not a Director that sticks to one genre of film. From Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, to Brokeback Mountain, he's known for one thing, making great movies about absolutely anything he wants. Taking Woodstock is based off a novel by Elliot Tiber...

Ang Lee Closing in on 'Life of Pi' film

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Now we're all well aware of the danger when translating a fantastic novel to film, but Ang Lee seems like a culturally responsible choice to direct a Fox 2000 adaptation of Yann Martel's "Life of Pi." The book recounts the journey of an Indian youth who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the Pacific, but by some chance ends up sharing...