• Matt Damon will star in Hereafter, a supernatural thriller in the vein of The Sixth Sense directed by Clint Eastwood. Too bad Eastwood isn’t starring. Grumpy old Clint seeing ghosts would be the best movie of all time.
• Set photos have surface of Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in The Kung Fu Kid. So they really are remaking The Karate Kid. It wasn’t just a cruel joke.
• Pundits predict Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will take the top spot at the box office this weekend despite its hefty budget. Which means it’s only a matter of time before How to Eat Fried Worms gets the CGI treatment.
• The first trailer for From Paris With Love, the upcoming John Travolta action film movie the director of Taken, has been released. Travolta bald and sporting a goatee is something no one should be exposed to.
• Screenings for Twilight: New Moon are already selling out nine weeks in advance. It’s the most anticipated film of the holiday season. Well, besides Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
• Star Trek 2 could have a contemporary political relevance according to director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Roberto Orci. Get ready for a lot of strained Gitmo metaphors involving Klingons.
Film News: DreamWorks Animation guru delivers keynote -- In his morning keynote at the 3D Entertainment Summit, DreamWorks Animation topper Jeffrey Katzenberg challenged Hollywood to make more live-action 3D movies and exhibitors to be bolder about charging more for 3D tickets.
Film News: Warns that movie industry facing crisis situation -- Addressing the 3D Entertainment Summit this morning, Variety veep and editorial director Peter Bart warned that the movie industry is facing its biggest crisis since the early 1970s and must embrace 3D and other big ideas.
from Hollywood Reporter by By Rebecca Leffler
Cannes will roll out its red carpets once again at the 25th annual Mipcom TV market where international talent attending will include Lisa Kudrow, Joan Rivers, Morgan Spurlock, Matt Groening and Jerry Seinfeld, organizers Reed MIDEM said Thursday.
from Hollywood Reporter by By Etan Vlessing
Recovery from the recession by a battered Canadian media
sector continued this week with a series of delicate rebalancing acts.
The Toronto Film Festival: 271 movies, 50-something Hollywood stars, a dozen serious A-listers (George Clooney, Matt Damon and Keanu Reeves among them), plus Oprah Winfrey. All of whom are here to thump the tub for films that, according to tradition -- from American Beauty to last year's Slumdog Millionaire -- will begin their critical journeys here and climax with an awards season bonanza on Oscar night.
from Paste Magazine
Usually, nothing is less controversial than Canada, but heated political conflict has arisen this year at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 10-19.
Colin Farrell talks about how he lost weight for his role in "Triage" and how much he enjoyed gaining the weight back.
from Entertainment on HuffingtonPost.com by The Huffington Post News Team
Natalie Portman turned heads in a pretty pink mini-dress at the Toronto Film Festival screening of her new movie, 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits,' a Don Roos-directed adaptation of the Ayelet Waldman novel of the same name.
Few countries outside the U.S.-European movie axis had quite the year Australia has had in Toronto, where the 2009 festival programmed an unprecedented 17 films from Down Under.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Three hard-edged movies about young women screening this week at the Toronto film festival depart from Hollywood formulas by avoiding sentimental or romantic cliches that often define movies about teenagers.
from The Hollywood Reporter - Awards by By Pamela Rolfe
Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Ian McKellen, Naomi Watts and Robert Duvall are a few of the famous faces expected to spice up the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sept. 27.
from The Live Feed by hollywoodreporter
Sibling network MTV has already mastered the art of the modern awards show
from The Music Mix by Leah Greenblatt
The collective universe (current and former presidents
included) may still be hard at work condemning Kanye West's actions at this
past Sunday's VMA Awards, but someone still loves him.
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself tops Wednesday's box office with $1.0 million
"The Twilight Saga" sequel is scaring up some big business pretty earliy.
from Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily by Karen Bliss
By the time Mariah Carey appears in a pivotal scene in the movie Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" By Sapphire, it's easy to forget she's a glamorous chart-topper with flawless makeup and designer tastes.
Michael Moore hits the red carpet at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., for the premiere of "Capitalism: A Love Story." Plus, Olivia Wilde and Larry King tell Access why they think Michael Moore is a great director.
Love Happens is an oddly upbeat title for a movie that is surprisingly sad.
from Splash Page by Josh Wigler
Woody Harrelson is about to try his hand against a pack of vicious flesh-eaters in "Zombieland," but that's not the only tremendous feat the actor is facing down -- he's also set to don the tights in superhero flick "Defendor."
from Hollywood Reporter by By Etan Vlessing
Giant screen exhibitor Imax said Thursday that it will release Walt Disney's 3D adventure pic "Tron: Legacy" day-and-date with its wider theatrical release on Dec. 17, 2010.
from MTV Movies Blog by Eric Ditzian
Who will ultimately step into the flip-flops of billionaire Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg for "The Social Network," the David Fincher-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic about the company's founding?
Based on the popular novel, Robin Wright Penn plays a housewife who explores her buried sensuality after her husband falls for a younger woman. The film also stars Blake Lively, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder.
Pour yourself an afternoon highball and dust off that accordion!
TV Ratings: 'Jay Leno,' 'Glee' remain strong draws -- NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" remained strong Wednesday, roughly matching its Tuesday outing thanks in part to a strong lead-in from the finale of "America's Got Talent." Fox's "Glee," meanwhile, held up pretty well in its second week but CW's "The Beautiful Life" struggled in its bow.
from EW.com: Movies
By Clark Collis
Clark Collis remembers the late actor, particularly his role in Robert Altman's ''The Long Goodbye''
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Popular reality TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" has made peace with America's gay community by putting a same-sex Latin ballroom couple into a new round of competition and appointing an openly gay judge.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- India.Arie, Stevie Wonder and The Rickey Minor Band have been added to the roster for the "VH1 Divas" concert in New York, VH1 said.
Lisa Ling, a former co-host of The View, will be back as a
guest co-host for two days next month.
from /Film by firstname.lastname@example.org (slashfilm.com)
All the big names are going to cable. We just reported on Martin Scorsese's work on an HBO series called Boardwalk
EmpireSpike Lee and Robert De Niro are producing a series called Alphaville,
with Lee directing the potential pilot episode. (starring Steve Buscemi) and now two other giants of the New York filmmaking
scene are heading to showtime:
from L.A. Times - TV News
And creator J.J. Abrams is eager to give it free rein. 'The
rhythm of show is clear now,' costar Blair Brown says.
She'll play a powerful Washington D.C. lobbyist in a
multi-episode arc starting in the third episode of next season.
from mediabistro.com: TVNewser
For the week of September 7, ABC's "Nightline" again topped CBS'
"The Late Show" and NBC's "The Tonight Show" in Total
from The Hollywood Reporter - Music by By Keith Caulfield,
Jay-Z may make it a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard
200 albums chart next week as his "Blueprint 3" could fend off some
hot competition from two just-released sets, along with a diva's surging album.
The group's harmony-laden recordings of politically minded
songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts
in the 1960s.
from The Music Mix by Joseph Brannigan Lynch
Stop whatever you're doing, Madge-aholics! Madonna's new
single from her upcoming Celebration hits collection (featuring Lil Wayne!)
debuted online today in full.
from MTV News
Former president also commented that West's 'punishment was
to appear on the new Jay Leno show.'
from MTV News
What can the rapper do to recover from the Taylor Swift
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pavement, one of the most influential indie
rock bands of the `90s, will reunite....
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Canadian-born pop star Avril
Lavigne and Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley have broken up after three years of
marriage, a source told Usmagazine.com.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Black Eyed Peas's "I
Gotta Feeling" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a 12th week,
Billboard.com reported Thursday.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court judge in
New York has dismissed guitarist Joe Satriani's plagiarism lawsuit against the
British rock band Coldplay, legal records show.
from Hollywood Reporter by By Ayala Ben-Yehuda and Silvio
The top six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 hold steady this
week, but the new season of Fox's "Glee" brings joy to the chart.
from Paste Magazine
For awhile there, it seemed like Cat Stevens was gone
from MTV News
'I think she knows who she is,' the designer says at New
York's Fashion Week.
LONDON (Reuters) - Former members of The Clash, Mick Jones
and Nicky "Topper" Headon, have recorded together for the first time
in almost 30 years by reworking a version of the punk rock band's 1978 song
"Jail Guitar Doors."
Billy Corgan has begun recording the next Smashing Pumpkins [ tickets
] album, which will be delivered in a variety of "unique and
exciting" ways, according to a statement posted at the band's website.
from Spin magazine's Daily Noise by Matt Kiser
Their giant-dog-flying-through-a-window album cover might be abstract, but the
tracklisting for the new Weezer album is no longer a mystery: Raditude,
out Oct. 27, will have 10 songs, plus an array of extra tracks available with
special versions of the album.
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 ... by By TOM WITHERS
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James is leaving Cleveland - for
The residents of a North Carolina community where much of
Dirty Dancing was filmed are planning a memorial service for star ...