Movies are one of America’s biggest exports. If you look at the 2014 box office totals for most foreign countries, you’re bound to find the “top 10″ really doesn’t look all that different from a list of the most popular American movies. Most countries’ lists are stacked with movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, How to Train Your Dragon
In this monthly column we spotlight new Blu-ray/DVD releases by interviewing directors about the scenes that stood out most for them while making their movies. This month, we talk to Terry Gilliam about his bizarre fairy tale Time Bandits (available for the first time on Blu-ray through the Criterion Collection).
After making his mark penning the outlandish animations for Monty Python’s Flying
If you’ve seen one of Jason Reitman’s movies, you know that he’s very willing to go… Continue reading Jason Reitman Reveals the Filthiest Thing He Made Emma Thompson Say
Ari Handel was studying to become a neuroscientist when he met a young man named Darren Aronofsky at college. Fast-forward a decade or so, and now Handel is Aronofsky’s most frequent collaborator, having coproduced The Wrestler and Black Swan, as well as having cowritten The Fountain.
Their latest film together is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as a man tasked by visions from his God to… Continue reading Writer Ari Handel Tells Us What Movie Was Harder to Get Made, 'Noah' or 'The Fountain'
Actress Rachel McAdams was put in an awkward spot during a recent visit to “Today,” when she was unexpectedly confronted with her audition tape from “The Notebook,” which just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
McAdams, who had stopped by to promote her new thriller “A Most Wanted Man,” was caught off guard when a conversation with host Matt Lauer unexpectedly turned to her… Continue reading Matt Lauer Made Rachel McAdams Watch Her 'The Notebook' Audition Tape and It Was Kinda Awkward (VIDEO)