Del Toro hobbles ‘Hobbit’

Posted by · 8:13 am · May 31st, 2010

You’ve probably heard the news by now, but in case you haven’t, here’s a précis via Variety: Guillermo Del Toro has dropped out directing “The Hobbit” movies due to the ongoing delays in getting the films greenlit. Del Toro made the surprise announcement Sunday on The One Ring web site, adding that he will continue […]

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7/29 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:23 am · July 29th, 2009

• Quentin Tarantino set to raise funds with special Chi-town screening of “Inglourious Basterds.” [Chicago Tribune] • Andrew O’Hehir on the lawsuit that could derailed the “Hobbit” adaptation. [Beyond the Multiplex] • In a tight economy, how do you decide what films deserve your hard-earned cash? [The Guardian]

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COMIC-CON: Peter Jackson receives standing ovation at first ever Con appearance

Posted by · 11:31 am · July 25th, 2009

Peter Jackson made his long-awaited first trip to Comic-Con yesterday in support of Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9,” which screened to a select audience Thursday. He received the expected standing ovation by the many Ringers and Bad-Tasters in attendance. “This is a moment to remember for the rest of my life,” he said after snapping a […]

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Peter Bart chats it up with Guillermo Del Toro

Posted by · 10:38 am · July 3rd, 2008

Variety’s Peter Bart sat down recently with “Hellboy 2” director Guillermo Del Toro, presumably for the upcoming episode of AMC’s “Shootout.” He also has some nice pics up of the inventive filmmaker’s infamous sketchbooks, though they’re covered in watermarks.  I assume it’s all in the way of plugging Sunday’s episode (which should be a good […]

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