Danny Bowes

    Danny Bowes

  • Filmmaker Jafar Panahi in trouble with Iranian government. Again.

    Filmmaker Jafar Panahi is in trouble with the Iranian government. Again. Panahi won Best Screenplay for his movie “Closed Curtain” at the Berlin Film Festival, even though the acclaimed director has been banned from filmmaking. The award prompted the Iranian … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/02/20/filmmaker-jafar-panahi-in-trouble-with-iranian-government-again/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ writer/star Mike Birbiglia lines up next gig.

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia is set to continue his budding career as a filmmaker, following up last year's Sundance Audience Prize-winning “Sleepwalk With Me.” He is slated to write and star in an adaptation of his stand-up act “My Girlfriend's Boyfriend.” … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/02/19/sleepwalk-with-me-writerstar-mike-birbiglia-lines-up-next-gig/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Renny Harlin set to direct ‘Hercules 3D’

    Veteran action director Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2," "Cutthroat Island"), is picking up a sword, getting some sandals, and getting set to direct "Hercules 3D" for Millenium Pictures. Millennium and Harlin are aiming for a March 2014 release to beat … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/02/05/renny-harlin-set-to-direct-hercules-3d/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Daniel Craig to be cut from ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’?

    Fans of Daniel Craig's performance in 2011's “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” may be in for an unpleasant surprise in the sequel: his character, crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist may be written out of the film entirely. “The Girl Who … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/02/01/daniel-craigs-to-be-cut-from-the-girl-who-played-with-fire/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ director to make a movie about ’60s cult band The Shaggs

    The Shaggs, a ‘60s rock band formed by three sisters – Dot, Betty and Helen Wiggins -- with no musical background after their grandmother visited a fortune teller who predicted great fame for them, are going to be the subject … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/30/hes-just-not-that-into-you-director-to-make-a-movie-about-60s-cult-band-the-shaggs/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Star Wars’ 3D prequels delayed indefinitely

    The dawn of the J.J. Abrams era in "Star Wars" history will eclipse Disney's previous plans to re-release two previous installments of the saga in 3D. That's right. The long-planned 3D re-releases of "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/29/star-wars-3d-prequels-delayed-indefinitely/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin and Ellen Page returning to the X-Men fold

    Several key members of the “X-Men” cast are confirmed as returning for Bryan Singer's forthcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Singer, returning to the director's chair for this new installment, announced on Twitter that Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, and Ellen … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/29/shawn-ashmore-anna-paquin-and-ellen-page-returning-to-the-x-men-fold/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Dolph Lundgren is back in action in ‘Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning’

    If Dolph Lundgren had never done another movie after his breakthrough role as Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV," he'd still be remembered today. But, to the great benefit of the action genre, he kept on, punching, shooting, and detonating his … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/this-week-dvd-blu-ray/2013/01/26/dolph-lundgren-is-back-in-action-in-universal-soldier-day-of-reckoning/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • A first look at Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in ‘jOBS’

    The first clip from Ashton Kutcher's “jOBS” has debuted, featuring a very Ashton Kutcher-like Steve Jobs attempting to persuade Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) that the operating system Wozniak has developed will become the institution it is today. Wozniak, though remains … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/25/a-first-look-at-ashton-kutcher-as-steve-jobs-in-jobs/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Chinese censors chop 40 minutes out of ‘Cloud Atlas’

    The embattled “Cloud Atlas,” which opened to polarized audience reaction and commercial nonexistence in the US in October, faces a new challenge in China. The centuries-spanning ensemble saga from directors Tom Tykwer and Andy & Lana Wachowski has been trimmed … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/23/chinese-censors-chops-40-minutes-out-of-cloud-atlas/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Al Pacino and Brian De Palma re-teaming for Joe Paterno film

    Brian De Palma and Al Pacino are reuniting, for a different sort of film than "Scarface" or "Carlito's Way" for the director-star team: "Happy Valley," the story of disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Producer Edward R. Pressman, who … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/18/al-pacino-and-brian-de-palma-re-teaming-for-joe-paterno-film-2/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avengers’ and ‘Pirates’: Disney has a very busy slate

    Disney is looking to have a very busy 2014-15. Within a year and a half, there will be a new Muppet movie, a “Captain America” sequel, the long-awaited Marvel comics adaptation “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a follow-up to “Sleeping Beauty,” … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/15/star-wars-avengers-and-pirates-disney-has-a-very-busy-slate/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • The strange tale of John McAfee hitting the big screen

    The strange saga of software tycoon John McAfee, chronicled in a piece in Wired magazine, is coming to the big screen. Warner Bros secured the film rights and are said to be close to finalizing a deal to hire “Crazy, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/15/the-strange-tale-of-john-mcafee-hitting-the-big-screen/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Sundance Film Fest could be expanding to Brooklyn

    The Sundance Film Festival could be expanding to New York City. Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, which has been having “Sundance Institute at BAM” screenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music since 2006, is in negotiations to develop facilities in Brooklyn's … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/12/sundance-film-fest-could-be-expanding-to-brooklyn/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Lincoln leads the BAFTA nominations

    Britain’s answer to the Oscars, the BAFTA -- short for the British Academy of Film & Television Arts -- announced its  nominations today and “Lincoln” received the most with 10. But in a shocking turn of events, Steven Spielberg wound … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/09/lincoln-leads-the-bafta-nominations/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ screenwriter says that the movie adaptation ‘will be NC-17′

    The screenwriter for the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Kelly Marcel, said in a recent interview that her script contains “a lot of sex” but that her understanding of the material as she adapts it is as an … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/09/14730/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler’ announced

    Thanks to crowd-sourced financing, there will be a sequel to the 2003 cult hit “The Hebrew Hammer.” Adam Goldberg will return as the titular Shaft-like private eye, with Judy Greer reprising her role as now-wife Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal. The plot of … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/08/the-hebrew-hammer-vs-hitler-announced/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic ‘too gay’ for Hollywood

    Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film, “Behind The Candelabra,” a biopic of entertainer Liberace, will be airing on HBO this February, but it almost wasn't even made. According to Soderbergh, when looking for financing, “We went to everyone in town....they … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/07/steven-soderberghs-liberace-biopic-too-gay-for-hollywood/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘The Raid Redemption’ director to shoot sequel

    Yesterday was a very exciting day for action movie fans: director Gareth Huw Evans tweeted that he'll be starting filming on January 19th for the sequel to “The Raid: Redemption,” which will be titled “The Raid: Retaliation” in the US. … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/05/the-raid-redemption-director-to-start-shooting-seqeul/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • ‘Looper,’ ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ nab surprise WGA noms

    The Writer's Guild of America has announced its nominees for Best Original, Adapted, and Documentary screenplays of 2012. The notable omissions of the ineligible “Django Unchained” and “Les Miserables” aside made way for some less-touted scripts, such as John Gatins' … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/movietalk/2013/01/05/looper-perks-of-being-a-wallflower-nab-surprise-wga-noms/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>