It’s conventional wisdom that Woody Allen’s American fan base has all but deserted him over the last 20 years. Between his 1990s personal scandals and a series of hit-or-miss movies that seemed like pale xeroxes of his earlier films, viewers in his own country had pretty much abandoned him to the French. So how, then, can one explain the smash success of… Continue reading How Did 'Midnight in Paris' Become Woody Allen's Top-Grossing Movie?
The magazine programme that luredThe One Show presenters Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley to ITV1 has been dealt another blow–its losing its launch editor. Ian Rumsey plans to leave Daybreak at the end of the year.
Rumsey, who was handed control of Daybreak’s predecessor GMTV last May, also oversaw its much-criticised September rebrand. Like the rest of the Daybreak team, he stood firm in the face
As the technology to make films becomes ever cheaper, and avenues of distribution for indie projects expands, it seems likely that movie fans will encounter an increasing number of movies made well outside the Hollywood system. We’ve seen under-the-radar hits in recent years – from Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi to The Blair Witch Project on to recent sensation Paranormal Activity – but those films still eventually… Continue reading 'For Lovers Only' Demonstrates No-Budget Films Can Become Hits in the Internet Age
When the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ was announced in 2002, we were skeptical at the notion of a movie based on a theme park ride. Three sequels and several billion dollars later, we admit we were wrong.
With yesterday’s announcement of a Matterhorn film (based on the popular Disneyland coaster), and with the upcoming ‘Haunted Mansion’ and ‘Magic Kingdom’ now in production, it would appear this “look to… Continue reading Movies That Should Never Become Theme Park Rides
Folks, things are just turning up Woody these days and he absolutely earned it.
From its hugely successful opening weekend on May 20 to the rave reviews it’s been getting across the board ever since, the indie crowd-pleaser ‘Midnight in Paris’ is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with and it doesn’t look like there’s any sign of stopping. Box office observers are now saying that by tonight or tomorrow… Continue reading 'Midnight in Paris' On Track to Become Woody Allen's Highest-Grossing Film of All-Time