One of the best things we love about the Obama family is, they might be the busiest parents in the world, but the US President and the First Lady always take out time for their kids. … [Read more...] about Sasha Obama Turns 14: Her Cutest Pics Which Shows She Is A Daddy’s Girl
Vadivelu turns 60 today
POLLOCK: No, not at that particular moment. But yes, over the years he has. Absolutely. On that particular night, that would have made it all about me, and we were all very much in awe of the phenomenon that Star Wars was, and is again. And quite frankly, the really terrific job that Disney and, I’ll give Kathy Kennedy some credit, in marketing it. And the movie is really good! I’m on the AFI Jury and we put it on the 10 Best List. Peter Travers put on his 10 Best List. Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal hates everything and he liked it. It would not surprise me to see it on a lot of 10 Best lists. It’s a movie that set expectations so high, and then fulfills them. I went in thinking, this can’t possibly live up the expectations we all had for it. And it did. … [Read more...] about Tom Pollock’s Legacy: Lawyered Hollywood’s Greatest Deal, The One That Gave George Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Rights
Related Story Deadline Turns 10 At Cannes And Celebrates Disruptors: Nikki Finke Looks Back MOLLY’S GAME – Director: Aaron Sorkin; Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba. eOne and The Mark Gordon Company are financing this at under $30 million and it is shaping up as the early hot project. Chastain plays Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur, and the target of an FBI investigation, when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game. WME Global, CAA selling domestic; Sierra/Affinity will handle international territories outside of the U.S.; Entertainment One will distribute the pic in Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux and Spain. … [Read more...] about Hot Cannes Titles 2016: The Deadline List
McQueen is an artist preoccupied by history – particularly those parts that get “swept under the rug,” as he puts it. It’s a warm afternoon in the middle of January, and McQueen is a long way from Grenada, installed opposite a slab of grilled chicken breast on the sun-dappled patio of a West Hollywood hotel. He’s here because of another film he made about horrible events unfolding in beautiful places: 12 Years a Slave, the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in a lush Louisiana cotton and cane plantation. McQueen, 44, lives in Amsterdam with his wife and their two children, but he’s been seeing a lot of Los Angeles recently. Five days ago, 12 Years a Slave, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, won the Golden Globe for Best Drama. To McQueen, the victory felt especially dramatic because the rest of the evening had been so deflating. “We kept on losing out on all these awards,” he says. “We … [Read more...] about The Liberation of Steve McQueen
If the Academy didn’t devalue comedy so much, this movie should win the Best Picture Oscar. But it won’t. And while I’m at it, the Academy has its head up its ass for not nominating the final Harry Potter movie. Think about it: there were 8 movies in this franchise and not a rotten one among the bunch. How rare is that for Hollywood? I do believe that if all those acting roles had been filled with American thesps instead of British, and more production and post jobs done in this country rather than across the Atlantic, then more Academy members would have voted for the pic out of sheer self-interest. Anyway, Harry Potter was effing robbed. … [Read more...] about Nikki Finke: Live-Snarking The Oscars – Welcome To Harveywood!