Brother, Can You Spare $25M?
In all the fucking poo-pooing for Pearl Harbor not grossing seven hundred billion dollars this past weekend, very few people have noticed that this past weekend became the biggest weekend ever for movies. With the top two films combining for nearly $130M in ticket sales, this past weekend beat be the previous record holder, last Memorial Day weekend, by about $5M in ticket sales.
Continue reading “News from May 30, 2001”
As some of you know, your valiant editor has spent some time in the filmmaking game himself, slowly climbing the ladder of failure. While doing some research for potential interview subjects and rants, I came across the web site of one film I worked on… sort of. Submitted for shits and giggles, allow me to take you behind the scenes of a no budget film make solely to try to capitalize on the potential success of a Hollywood film.
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Some jackass kid lights himself on fire because he saw someone else do it on MTV. Never mind the guy on TV was wearing a flame retardant suit. Never mind there were other guys standing a few feet away from the cameras with fire extinguishers, ready to put the Human Flame out after a few seconds. Never mind the TV show has numerous warnings throughout its airing urging these jackasses not to do what they are about to see. This jackass does it anyway.
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The 54th annual Festival International du Film de Cannes has ended, and yet another film you will likely never see won the Palme d’Or. The Son’s Room, Italian director Nanni Moretti’s tragicomedy about a psychoanalyst whose happy family life is shattered when his teen-age son dies in a freak diving accident, snagged the Boot’s first top Cannes prize in almost a quarter century. The film, which opened March 8th in Italy, has already earned $3.5M in its native country.
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Yesterday, as part of the “Short Bits”, I mentioned Oscar winning screenwriter Bill Condon of Gods and Monsters fame had been hired on to do a rewrite… oh, hell, I’ll just reprint what I said:
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Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid!
Yeah, this is yet another article about Harvey Weinstein, and yes, I am aware the headline isn’t exactly flattering. But how often am I going to be able to use the title of a Troma film in a headline, you know?
Continue reading “News from May 12, 2001”