Baz Luhrmann Reviews, Interviews & More

DVD and Blu-ray PIcks for August 27 - September 2

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We’re starting to see some of the summer’s big releases hit home video this week, and Michael Bay’s latest opus is also now available. But Criterion has the best release of the week, while Shout Factory is releasing some gems. It’s a good but small week for home video.

The Great Gatsby: Movie Review

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The latest adaptation of The Great Gatsby retains most of the story generations have fallen in love with. Unfortunately, Baz Luhrmann's gaudy style and fast cuts are too distracting. There's still some magic from the F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel there, but the director can't decide between being over-the-top or toned down.

Box Office Predictions: 'Gatsby' no Match for 'Iron Man'

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The second week of May has been a place where Warner Brothers has released their fumbles. The second weekend of May has launched Dark Shadows, Speed Racer, and Poseidon, though they did have some luck with 2004's Troy. Other studios have had more luck with the date (2009's Star...

'The Great Gatsby': Six Shiny New Character Posters

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If you're familiar with the particularly loud style that all of filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's movies are well known for, then you should expect nothing less from The Great Gatsby when it's released a little over a month from now. The visually eye-popping movie rendition of the famous novel is inching closer towards its release date, which means we were overdue for some...

'The Great Gatsby' TV Spots Play Up the Violence

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We're starting to see a heavy trickle of promotional material for all the big summer event films, with Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine currently leading the charge. But there are other movies coming out this summer, and not all of them are aimed at comic book fans. Such as The Great Gatsby, which is...

'The Great Gatsby': Glitz, Glamour And Secrets In Trailer No. 2

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Baz Luhrmann is probably one of the best directors you could ever put in charge for a movie like The Great Gatsby. We're dealing with a literary classic that's been translated into every other entertainment medium ever since the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel was published to the masses. To have such an over-the-top visual director such as Luhrmann behind the...

'Hitchcock' is Coming in November, 'The Great Gatsby' in May

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There is something of a science to release dates. On top of knowing that there are certain times of the year when a big movie will do better or worse than other times, studios often pick dates because of past experiences.  For instance, Zack Snyder wants all of his pictures released on the same weekend for luck. Now we've got dates for Sacha Gervasi's Hithcock, and...

'The Great Gatsby' Gets Bumped to Summer 2013

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Warner Brothers, no stranger to bumping pictures around this year, has moved The Great Gatsby from December 2012 to Summer of 2013. There's no date set, but for those hoping to see two Leonardo DiCaprio films open on Christmas, you've been denied.

First Pictures From 'The Great Gatsby' 3-D Adaptation Have Leaked

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Despite the fact that it’s taking a classic piece of American literature and turning it into a 3-D film, Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby might not be quite as horrible as we first thought.  Of course, I’m basing this opinion simply on a few photos that have leaked out from the set, but, that said,...

Baz Luhrmann Might Shoot The Great Gatsby in 3D

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In order for you to fully understand a film about love, loss, and conflict you really need to watch it in 3D. We don't honestly believe that but it may be the case when it comes to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Yes, The Great Gatsby could be coming to a theater near you with an extra dimension and some unnecessary razzle dazzle.

Baz Luhrmann Confirms Carey Mulligan as Daisy in The Great Gatsby

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It didn't take long for director Baz Luhrmann to get Carey Mulligan on board with his adaptation of the literary classic, The Great Gatsby. Last week we reported that Mulligan had rose to the top of the shortlist of actresses who were in the running for the part of Daisy Buchanan, when Scarlett Johansson became unavailable. Today, the director confirmed to Deadline...

Baz Luhrmann Auction: Win a Walk-On Role and Support Human Rights

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For all you Romeo & Julet, Australia, and Moulin Rouge fan out there, we've just come across a sweet auction going on at charitybuzz.com. Director Baz Luhrmann is auctioning off a walk-on role in his next motion picture! As we all know, what film he'll be making has not been made clear to the masses yet. We have...

REVIEW: Baz Luhrmann's Australia

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Baz Luhrmann knows how to tell a story. Through song, through Shakespeare, through any means possible, he knows how to make a film like no one else. Australia is beautiful in every way that it possibly can be. From the wide-shots of the rolling hills and the barren deserts to the galloping herd shots that will blow your mind. The story itself can be described as no...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Hugh Jackman

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I got to sit down with Hugh Jackman the day after he was named "The Sexiest Man of the Year" by People Magazine to talk about his upcoming role in Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia, coming to theaters today (November 26th). It's a hard job, but I was more than happy to do it. Jackman seemed if anything a touch embarrassed about his "sexiest" man...

New Australia Trailer

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, and David Wenham star in another amazing Baz Luhrmann film Australia. If there is one thing this guy knows how to do, it's make BEAUTIFUL films. From the make-up to the backdrop, every inch of his films bleed Luhrmann. Although this film is set in the rugged Australian outback, this trailer still looks stunning and elegant. Personally I...