Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus to close 17th Hamptons International Film Festival

The 2009 Hamptons International Film Festival takes place from October 8th to 12th. Opening this year’s festival is the directorial debut by Shana Feste, The Greatest, starring Susan Sarandon, Pierce Brosnan, Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kravitz. The Greatest is the story of a family that’s disintegrating as they deal with the death of their child ….

62nd Festival de Cannes line-up filled with cult, arthouse favorites and veterans

Arthouse favorites Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, Johnny To, Lee Daniels, Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier and Terry Gilliam are among the directors, whose projects will be screened at Cannes, when the festival kicks off next month. Festival co-chairmen Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled the entries at a press conference in Paris earlier ….

Exclusive Reign Over Me Trailer

Seeing this preview made Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King come to mind. I love films that explore male relationships that help bring us men to a better place within ourselves, and not need feel it’s just gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But so much of male relationships on screen are ‘let’s go kill somethin’, ….

Snyder Gets Watchmen

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Zach Snyder, who is currently working hard on Frank Miller’s 300 and also developing Rainbow Six, based on the Tom Clancy best-selling book and video game series, has stepped up to the plate to develop and direct Watchmen, the seminal DC limited series created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Alex Tse, who wrote the Spike Lee-directed Showtime gang drama Sucker Free City, is writing the script ….

Tideland Trailer

Director Terry Gilliam. What can he be called but a mad genius (Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail, Fear, Jabberwocky, Loathing in Las Vegas). Of course there was the aptly titled The Brothers Grimm. But he continues to challenge and experiment, while many in the film industry create for a supposed audience they may or may not ….

The Weinsteins’ films that will screen at Cannes 2005

Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s new company, The Weinstein Company, as it is known, has snapped up North American rights to a $40 million movie project called Stormbreaker, based on the fictional hero of Anthony Horowitz’s series of novels about 14-year-old superspy Alex Rider. The Weinsteins are also expected to wear their Miramax hats while at ….