Summit hits the ground running with first screener of the season: Chris Weitz’s ‘A Better Life’

Posted by · 2:37 pm · September 14th, 2011

Deadline’s Pete Hammond already reported that this was imminent, but since it arrived on my doorstep this morning, it seemed worth conveying here. Summit Entertainment is first out of the gate this year with FYC screeners aimed at drawing attention back to Chris Weitz’s “A Better Life.” I was a big fan of Weitz’s film, […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘A Better Life’ director Chris Weitz

Posted by · 10:11 pm · June 15th, 2011

Filmmaker Chris Weitz has taken a ride on a rather inconsistent career path since making a splash (along with brother Paul) with 1999’s “American Pie.” He followed that raunchy comedy with the critically mauled Chris Rock starrer “Down to Earth” before bouncing back with the beloved intimate romantic comedy “About a Boy.” He then fled […]

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Making the werewolves of ‘New Moon’

Posted by · 8:53 am · November 21st, 2009

I’m only posting this because it cracks me up how, I don’t know, disinterested Chris Weitz appears at the beginning of this clip (courtesy of MakingOf).  “One more big pay day before hanging it up.  Just get through it.  Go through the motions.”  Probably the wrong read, but anyway: And this thing bitch-slapped “The Dark […]

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‘New Moon’ director says he might hang it up

Posted by · 9:44 am · November 18th, 2009

Geez, are the “Twilight” films really so bad that poor Chris Weitz would call it quits? Of course I’m being facetious.  The real reason Weitz is giving for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” being his penultimate film, according to MovieMaker Magazine, is the heavy studio influence on “The Golden Compass,” a film the director says […]

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