• Filmmaker John Hughes died of a sudden heart attack on Thursday. Hughes, who defined adolescence during the ’80s with classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was 59.
• Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams have recruited writers for Mission Impossible 4. Their mission? Make it more watchable than the third outing.
• The first trailer for It’s Complicated, the latest middle-aged rom-com from Nancy Meyers (What Women Want) has been released. Meryl Streep and Steve Martin star.
• The new trailer for Where the Wild Things Are that screened at Comic-Con is now online. You’ll have to supply your own tissues.
• G.I. Joe looks to take the top spot at the box office this weekend despite not being screened for critics. Next up, Cobra Commander will take over the weather.
from Advertising Age – Madison+Vine by firstname.lastname@example.org (Aris Georgiadis)
Imagine my surprise (or dismay) the other day when I read that the “Blair
Witch Project” is 10 years old this summer. With the anniversary upon us,
film sites are taking a look at studios’ relationships with viral movie
marketing and their attempts to recapture that late-’90s vibe.
from Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily by Nikki Finke
Nevertheless, CBS shares were up 7.14% in end-of-day
from indieWIRE News
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) unveiled
eleven new films in the Contemporary World Cinema category and seven films in
the Visions category, a section that showcases filmmakers that push the
boundaries of mainstream cinema.
from Hollywood Reporter by By Steven Zeitchik
An annual Oscar weekend tradition has been broken, as Film
Independent said Thursday that it is moving the Spirit Awards from its coveted
Saturday afternoon slot.
G-Force tops Wednesday’s box office with $2.3 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood’s
youth impresario of the 1980s and ’90s who captured and cornered the teen and
preteen market with such favorites as “Home Alone,” “The
Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” died Thursday, a
spokeswoman said. He was 59….
Check out the films from John Hughes, whose movies in the
’80s definied a generation!
from Hollywood Reporter by By Borys Kit
Ice Cube and Bow Wow will star in “Lottery
Ticket,” an urban comedy from Alcon Entertainment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Beckham will be a guest judge on
from Entertainment Weekly’s News Briefs by Mike Bruno
During its panel at the TCA summer press tour today, Fox
announced that Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Anne Hathaway, Neve Campbell, and the
late Eartha Kitt are among the guest voices featured on the upcoming 21st
season of The Simpsons.
from L.A. Times – TV News
Only half joking, the comedian reveals details about his 10
p.m. talk show, which is key to the peacock network’s hopes for a prime-time
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta
Feeling” returned to the top spot this week on Billboard Hot 100 chart of
Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch is recovering from
surgery to treat a tumor and gearing up for radiation treatments, according to
an e-mail he sent to his fans.
Steven Tyler was airlifted to a hospital early Thursday after
falling from the stage during a concert at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in
western South Dakota, according to the Rapid City Journal newspaper.
HARRISON, Ohio, Aug. 6 (UPI) — U.S. rapper Kid Rock sent a
little surprise to a Papa John pizza delivery man viciously beaten and robbed
in Ohio last month — a $1,500 check.