Scandalous director Michael Moore, who shot a documentary film "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9 / 11", shared his thoughts about a new candidate for the U.S. presidency. According to Moore, they may well become the actor Matt Damon.
"I think he's very bold in his statements and is not afraid of offending anyone - says the director. - Matt says what you want, but if you want to win elections, you need to put a popular person, and you just win. Sometimes, even displaying an actor, you win. I guess I called this name only because I want us to start thinking in that direction. "
Despite the fact that Matt Damon himself has never expressed desire to be in the Oval Office, the actor develops a violent political activity. In particular, in March this year, Damon made a criticism of Barack Obama: "I think he misinterpreted his mandate. Once my friend has said: "I do not hope for his courage anymore." And I liked that phrase. "
Damon's views about the Senate decision on lifting the debt ceiling is also quite clear. "It's just disgusting - says Matt. - To take so little from those who earn a lot - it's real crime. I do not mind paying high taxes. I do not mind paying more. I would just pay more in funds such as "Reading - a life" or on those programs that truly help children".
Recently completed his work as governor of California, another Hollywood idol - Arnold Schwarzenegger. But compared with Matt Damon's much more likely to become president.
Matt Damon recently began shooting in a fantastic movie of Neil Blomkamp "Elysium."
Columbia studio has acquired the rights to produce remake and sequel of Japanese movie "Big Man Japan". Producer of the project was listed Neal H. Moritz, on account of which the franchise "Fast and the Furious" and "XXx", as well as a new film by Brian Singer's "Jack – the giant killer" and a remake of the thriller "Total Recall".
The Japanese original is an exercise in style "mocumentary" - a fake of documentary. The protagonist, a tired man over forty named Daisato may go up and fight the giant monsters attacking Japanese cities. All the precursors were Daisato national pride, but modern inhabitants of the hero don’t appreciate. Meanwhile, the poor have enough problems. Fighting monsters is not glued, the agent insisted that the giant wore advertising; Grandpa Alzheimer's disease, besides old boy is transformed into a huge old man in dirty underwear, and the family at all ashamed Daisato.
Script writer, director and leading actor was listed well-known Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto. Premiere of Big Man Japan took place in the director's biweekly at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Painting, parodies popular stereotypes about Japan- From Godzilla to the modern entertainment industry, was released in 2009 in the United States, but once on the video, where he acquired a cult status.
The script will write Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay. The duo has worked on projects such as "Tuxedo", "Aeon Flux" and "Clash of the Titans." Manfredi and Hay have recently completed work on the screenplay for the film adaptation of comic book RIPD, one of producers in which is a Neal H. Moritz.
1). Over the past few days, once the two channels have announced the launch of series production on a pirate theme. FX and international FOX channels will be engaged in the development of series called Port Royal, and the American channel FOX is planning to launch in the summer of 2012 miniseries of "Pyrates", presumably from 10-13 episodes.
For the first time on the Port Royal spoke at the recent MIPTV, where the project immediately laid eyes FIC and FX ("canal, which is never shy away from provocative stories, ideal decadent and dangerous world Port Royal"). The series, staged in the late 17 th century in Jamaica, will talk about becoming a notorious port both the "rich and vile city" in the New World, and as a refuge for the ruthless pirates, corrupt politicians and ruthless traders.
Pyrates was created by Barry Schindele (Law & Order, Numbers). Project will produce Ensemble Entertainment and Scott Free, a company of Tony and Ridley Scott. The first episode will remove Stephen Hopkins (24). The project, based on historical events, will talk about the largest robbery in the history of pirates - the capture of the Spanish silver fleet in 1628.
2). A week ago the head of NBC, Bob Greenblatt was confident that talks with Chris Meloni successful, and the actor will return to the show Law & Order: SVU on the thirteenth season. But in fact it was not so - there is no new contract, Meloni leaving the show, and producers are already looking for another actor.
The partner of Meloni on the screen Mariska Hargitay will remain in the show at least one more season. Under the contract, she will play in the first 13 episodes of the new season and only a few among the remaining nine. NBC, as we have said, plans to introduce a new detective series (one of the candidates was listed Jennifer Love Hyutt).
Newbie to the series will now have to look among men, NBC are now doing this. Moreover, the agencies tasked to seek eminent actor. As for the Meloni, some sources say that the reason for leaving was the issue price, while others argue that the actor just tired and ready for new chapter in his life.
The other day Terrence Malick finished shooting his new and yet unnamed film, which promises to be even more experimental painting, rather than the "Tree of Life", received the highest award of the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival. Also, the director plans to expand the universe of "Tree of Life" in a documentary film- "Voyage of Time" - for IMAX cinemas.
Sources close to the director, called the new tape of Malick "The Burial". In the film are involved Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper and Jessica Chastain, who played the lead female role in "Tree of Life."
As reported by «LA Times», Terrence Malick has completed additional shooting his new sixth movie. The word "experimental" in relation to the new project director can instantly scare away the unprepared viewer, but it is worth remembering that not all of the tapes of Malick are simple perception.
When the film will be shown on big screens is still a big question. The director may, and has completed phase one work, but before installation, as it usually takes at Malick's incredibly time-consuming and could last for years.
Timing of "Tree of Life" exceeds two hours, but despite this, a lot of material left on the floor of director in the editing room. In parallel, Malik has been developing the documentary "Voyage of Time." He was supposed to be companion to the "Tree of Life," but the producers, fearing how the audience would not get confused moved the premiere of a documentary at a later date.
"It was important not to dismantle parts of the "Tree of Life", - says producer Bill Polad - But we want to do it. Terrence only needs to find time for this. "
"Voyage of Time" will be able to boast off-screen text in the performance of Brad Pitt. The film will show the time of the birth of the universe to its destruction. That is, the emergence of the first living cells before cell phones. In order the film became an aesthetically unique and believable from a scientific point of view, Malick invited 20 consultants.
78-year-old actor went to the scene of the hall "Debussy's" to get an honorary "Palme d'Or" from the President of Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob. Jean-Paul Belmondo became the hero of the documentary, which he looked in the hall along with honored colleagues, spectators and journalists.
For 50 years, Jean-Paul Belmondo is one of the most popular French actors. After a brilliant debut in the film "On the last breath," Jean-Luc Godard, highlighting his unconventional personality, after a huge success in the 70's and 80's Belmondo constantly feels his fate. This man, endowed with inexhaustible energy, breathe life in deeply and wisely and astutely managed his career as producer and actor. He selects the films, allowing him to change the genre perfectly, easily passing from the world of Godard in the world Verney, from Truffaut to Jean Becker, from Rene Clement for Georges Lautner, from Melville to Philippe de Broca.
In the documentary "Belmondo, itinéraire" actors and directors talk about Belmondo with undisguised affection. Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Jean Rochefort, Claude Lelouch, Vanessa Paradis, Jean Dujardin, Vincent Cassel - is only a small part of the stars of French cinema, which remembered about their work with Jean-Paul and the impact of his paintings on their creativity. Belmondo never agreed to become the hero of the movie, talking about his creative path, so that the film of Jeff Domenech was the first project of such kind.
"Belmondo, itinéraire" featured in the Festival Hall on Tuesday evening, along came one of the French television channels.
In 2001, Belmondo suffered a stroke, which resulted in the right half of his body was paralyzed. Nevertheless, he appeared at Cannes and a storm of applause went up on stage hall "Debussy", where he was awarded a "Golden Palm". The actor looks good, although could not walk without a cane and the help of his girlfriend, Former model Barbara Gandolfi. After completing ninety minute movie hall standing ovation rewarded the hero for the day for ten minutes.
Director of "The Great Game" and "Last King of Scotland" Kevin McDonald for his next film adaptation of Meg Rosoff novel "How I Live Now". The main heroine is 15 years old, she could hardly find like-minded people in England began a war that divides the entire family of the girl.
Now McDonald is finalizing a documentary film about musician Bob Marley. Directed alternates feature and documentary projects, and recently participated in the experiment by Ridley Scott, entitled "Life in one day." Offer YouTube users to remove video sketches to hold the bottom, the director received more than 80,000 subjects, which lasted 4500 hours.
In the Rosoff novel, action develops in the near future. 15-year-old Daisy arrives from New York to London to spend the summer at his aunt's farm in the company of her cousin Edmond. Daisy spends a few idyllic weeks with Edmond, falls in love with him, but England suddenly attacked, and begins a long occupation. During this time, Daisy transforms from narcissistic teenager girl, ready to defend her loved ones.
Adapting of the book will do the author of "Red Riding" Tony Grisons and Jeremy Brock, with whom McDonald worked on the "Eagle of the Ninth Legion" and "Last King of Scotland".
The right to release the movie "How I live now" will be sold at the Cannes Film Market next week.
"Madea’s Big happy family"
Madea and her niece, Shirley, plan to bring together the three children of the last one, in order to discuss some important news. But this is not so simple: each of the children of vengeance is immersed in his own problems both personal and social nature. However, if the energetic grandmother Madea decided to do this deal, it will be done.
Tyler Perry - a unique character. He seems to have become so versatile exponent of some current themes and moods of the black population of America that the tapes released under his director's supervision, from time to time manage to get on the first line of box-office charts.
And many stories of his movies Perry approves first on the scene in the form of plays and then transforms into a script. The same happened with the "Madea’s big happy family" which the director began to shoot after the death of his mother in late 2009. However, I must say that showing statistic of Perry’s filmography has recently improved. One can assume that it happened, of course, not on improving the quality, but because many critics simply become accustomed to the phenomenon (and after Tyler - in fact, now one of the most successful independent filmmakers in the U.S.) and are tired of bitchy from the constant influx of bands with a given author. In his latest work Perry has once again returned to a favorite character - an old woman Madea, often interferes in the affairs of her relatives.
"The greatest movie ever sold"
After the release in 2004 "Double portion" Morgan Spurlock became the star of the American documentary, which allowed the press to call his second of today's national figure in this field since Michael Moore. In general, it is not meaningless comparison. Spurlock is moving in the same vein as the creator of "Fahrenheit 9 / 11" - it creates a fascinating and accessible study of pressure sores U.S. society. "Super Size" examined the phenomenon of fast food and its harmful impact on the American body, the Spurlock felt the action of products McDonald's to himself - a whole month he ate only foods from that network, why had grown stouter and ailments ranging from liver problems to depression. The film became a hit, gathering around the world almost 30 million dollars in the production budget of 65,000. Contrary to expectations, the second comic full movie by Spurlock "So where are you, Osama bin Laden?" , where the director was searching for the main enemy of the United States in the Middle East, was close to failure. In his third film, "The greatest movie ever sold" Morgan refers to the well-known evils of consumer society - an immoderate advertising in particular product-placement - the method of promotion different brands through artworks.
On April 29 in U.S. theaters start tape "Fast and the Furious 5", "Vampire Chronicles", "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" and "Graduation."
Tape of Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan" has received four Independent Spirit Awards, celebrating the achievements of American independent cinema. Jury has noticed the work of director himself, cinematography skills of Matthew Libatik and play of the lead actress Natalie Portman. In addition, the "Swan" was named best film of the last year.
The best among foreign movies is recognized "The King’s speech" by Tom Hooper. Considered one of the favorites "Winter bone" by Debra Granik won awards in minor acting nominations. Such movies as "Kids are all right (for the screenplay)", "127 hours" (Lead Actor) and "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (documentary) have been also awarded.
List of major winners is as follows:
Best Picture: "127 hours", "Black Swan", "Greenberg," "Kids are all right" and "Winter bone".
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky - "Black Swan", Danny Boyle - "127 hours", Lisa Cholodenko - "Kids are all right", Debra Granik - "Winter bone", John Cameron Mitchell - "Rabbit Hole".
Best Script: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko - "Kids are all right", Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini -"Winter bone", Nicole Holofsener - "Please Give", David Lindsay-Ebeyr - "Rabbit Hole" and Todd Solondz - "Life during wartime".
Best Debut: "Everything Strange and New", "Get Low", "Night catches us," "Last exorcism," "Tiny furniture".
Best debut scenario: Diane Bell – "Obselidia", Lena Dunham – "Tiny furniture", Nick Fekler – "Lovely, Still", Robert Glaudini - "Jack goes boating", Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Ivan M. Veyner – "Monogamy".
The award of the John Cassavetes: "Daddy Longlegs", "Lovers of Hate", "Obselidia", "The Exploding Girl".
Best Actress: Annette Bening - "Kids are all right", Greta Gervig – "Greenberg", Nicole Kidman - "Rabbit Hole", Jennifer Lawrence - "Winter bone", Natalie Portman - "Black Swan", Michelle Williams - "Blue Valentine".
Best Actor: Ronald Bronstein – "Daddy Longlegs", Aaron Eckhart - "Rabbit Hole", James Franco - "127 hours", John C Reilly - "Cyrus", Ben Stiller - "Greenberg".
Best Actress: Ashley Bell - "The Last exorcism", Dale Dickey - "Winter bone", Jane Ellison -"Life in wartime", Daphne Rubin-Vega -"Jack goes boating”, Naomi Watts - "Mother and Child".
Best Actor: John Hawkes - "Winter bone", Samuel L. Jackson -"Mother and Child", Bill Murray -"Get Low”, John Ortiz - "Jack goes boating", Mark Ruffalo -"Kids are all right".
Best Cinematography: Adam Kimmel -"Never let me go", Matthew Libatik - "Black Swan", Jody Lee Layps – "Tiny furniture", Michael MakDana - "Winter bone", Harris Savides – "Greenberg".
Best Documentary Film: "Exit Through the Gift Shop," "Marvenkol", "Sweetgrass", "Restrepo", "Thunder Soul".
Best foreign film: "Kisses", "Mademoiselle Chambon", "Des hommes et des dieux", "The King’s speech", "Loong Boonmee raleuk chat".
Award of the Robert Altman: "Please Give".
Directors Guild of America awarded its prize in the 63rd time. Winner of the 2010 year was an Englishman Tom Hooper, who shot the tape "The King’s speech".
For Hooper this is not the first nomination for award directing guilds. He was nominated last year for his work on the miniseries "John Adams", but lost to Jay Roach, making a movie "Recount".
Subject of English monarchs Tom Hooper have already touched on in the mini-series "Elizabeth I", where the main role played by Helen Mirren.
Last week, "The King’s speech" won the guild's production, thus changing the conditions of the struggle for an Oscar. Whereas previously an absolute favorite was considered a "Social network", but now even its director's low chances of getting a coveted statuette.
DGA award prizes for achievements not only in the movies, but also on television. This year in the category "Best Actor in a Drama Series" will be the work of Martin Scorsese on the production of the first episode of the "Boardwalk empire". Michael Spiller was the winner in the Best Director of a Comedy Series for his work on "Modern family".
The best director of a documentary film named Charles Ferguson, who shot "Inside job".
In today's review, pilots news: Work It (ABC), Lost and Found (ABC), Pan Am (ABC), Poe (ABC), Wonder Woman (NBC), The Council of Dads (FOX), Family Album (FOX).
Work It (ABC) - The multi-comedy from screenwriters Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen. In the center of the plot - two unemployed agent for the sale of motor vehicles, who realize that living in a world of women. So they decided to put on women to get the sales representatives of pharmaceutical companies. Oddly enough, but this work makes them better men, husbands and fathers, and also causes appreciate the time spent in the bar, where they can be themselves.
Lost and Found (ABC) - The multi-comedy about a narcissistic New York bartender and party girl, whose life is suddenly turned upside down when it appeared her conservative 18-year-old son, whom she long ago gave up for adoption. The script is written by Marisa Coughlan.
Pan Am (ABC) - drama from writer and producer Jack Orman (ER) tells about the pilots and flight attendants working for a famous airline "Pan American" 60 years of the last century. In the director's chair sits Thomas Shlemm.
Poe (ABC) - crime drama that tells about Edgar Allan Poe, the world's first detective, who used unconventional methods of investigating mysteries in the 40's of 19 century in Boston. Chris Holler (Kyle XY) wrote the screenplay.
The Council of Dads (FOX) - one-part documentary comedy is based on a book of Bruce Feiler. A man discovers that he was dying and, therefore, seek the promise of five friends to help his wife in bringing up their two children. In the book, Feiler told his story, when in 2008, found himself in life-threatening cancer, and, feeling that father's absence in the lives of his two daughters to anything good for them does not lead, formed a "Council of the Dad’s" which consisted of six of his best male friends who agreed to assist in education. Fortunately, in reality, Feiler is fully recovered and have recourse to the plan and not have to. However, in the serial version is expected to that his father died, and the show will talk about how "The Council of Dad’s" helps educate children. The book has been adapted by creator of "Rescue Me" Peter Tolan.
Family Album (FOX) - one-part comedy tells of the stubborn head of the family, who firmly intend to spend family time. Each season of the show (if any will be released) will speak about family summer vacation.
Wonder Woman (NBC) - director of "Charlie's Angels" and fourth "Terminator" McG is considered the main favorite to place directed the pilot episode. McG is currently busy in a variety of TV projects - Nikita, Human Target, Supernatural and Chuck.