Before we get started, allow me a moment to memorialize Michael Ritchie, the talented filmmaker whose death on Monday was not announced until Thursday morning.
I was recently privy to a conversation between a group of people, where the topic of conversation turned to whether the future Scooby Doo movie will bomb because of the failure of Josie and the Pussycats. The answer is, of course, no. Scooby Doo will not bomb because Universal gave the keys to their potential riot grrrl franchise to the people who made Can’t Hardly Wait. The fact of the matter is, Scooby Doo the movie will bomb due to a lack of Scooby Doo. I’m sorry, but if you are Warner Brothers and you are going to make a movie out of Scooby Doo, you better damn well make sure Scooby spends 105 minutes on screen Scooby Dooby Doo’ing around.
How times have changed.
The Hollywood Reporter announces that “O,” Tim Blake Nelson’s modern day retelling of William Shakespeare’s Othello, has been sold by Miramax to Lions Gate, who is planning a 1500 screen release in August. The film has been sitting on the shelf for two years now (not all that odd an incident for Miramax), due to the changed storyline, which now climaxes with a school shooting where several students are killed.
Back in Janaury, two of the films that came out of Sundance with big buzz were “Memento” and “Series 7: The Contenders.” Now both have been released into theatres. So why has “Memento” captured the audience and not “Series 7?”
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards have come and gone. How did the predictions go?
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Tonight’s the big night. The 73rd Annual Academy Awards.
FilmJerk.com has gathered its crack team of correspondents and writers to predict the outcome.