BERLIN: ‘The Killer Inside Me,’ final notes

Posted by · 6:02 pm · February 21st, 2010

Having named its prizewinners yesterday, the Berlinale officially wraps today. I meant to file my last post on the festival once I arrived home on Friday night, but assorted tasks and distractions kept it on the back burner. Too many things, too many things, as Amber Waves would say. My last day in Berlin served […]

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Listen to Kate Hudson’s ‘Cinema Italiano’ from ‘Nine’

Posted by · 10:26 am · November 27th, 2009

Wednesday we featured the original song “Take It All” from Rob Marshall’s “Nine.” Today we’re happy to feature the other tune conceived by Maury Yeston specifically for the film: “Cinema Italiano,” performed by Kate Hudson. Hudson’s Vogue journalist Stephanie was expanded considerably for the film, a lustful young thing who announces, “Style is the new […]

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‘Nine’ gets big response from SAG

Posted by · 12:32 pm · November 20th, 2009

Rob Marshall’s hotly anticipated movie musical adaptation “Nine” played before a jam-packed SAG Nominating Committee crowd at the Pacific Design Center Wednesday night, and judging by the response, we’ve got a real player on our hands. Of course, one can never tell with these things.  Especially SAG Nom Comm, which tends to be a bit, […]

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Kate Hudson sings in new ‘Nine ‘trailer

Posted by · 5:08 pm · November 16th, 2009

The song “Cinema Italiano,” by the way, is one of the film’s original compositions vying for Oscar glory. Based on this snippet, I think some melody wouldn’t have gone amiss. But that’s me.

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The Great Performances: 2000

Posted by · 7:14 pm · November 13th, 2009

Michael Douglas was robbed. The already Oscar-christened actor gave a career-best performance in 2000 in Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys,” but he got no love from the Academy. Worse, his performance was easily among the five best of the year and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor prize. That having been said, I […]

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Annie Leibowitz’s ‘Nine’ photo shoot for Vogue

Posted by · 8:59 am · November 11th, 2009

(Courtesy: Thompson on Hollywood)

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OFF THE CARPET: Looking at the supporting ladies

Posted by · 9:37 am · October 26th, 2009

A few weeks ago in this space I took a dedicated look at the lead actress category.  With little in the way of actual development (this season is curiously divided on the timeline as we’ve got maybe another month before more major titles begin screening), I figured it would be a good idea to keep […]

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Kate Hudson joins ‘Nine’

Posted by · 2:01 am · July 15th, 2008

I wrote back in May about the embarrassment of riches that is the cast of “Nine” – Rob Marshall’s upcoming filmization of the hit Broadway musical based, in turn, in Fellini’s “8½.” Now, as if Daniel Day-Lewis, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard weren’t enough names to fit on the […]

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