Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are set to star in And So It Goes, directed by P J Hogan. Mark Andrus (As Good As It Gets) wrote the script about a self-centred and eccentric estate agent whose estranged son leaves him with a grand-daughter to look after, forcing him to turn to his neighbour for help. Expect it in 2013.
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Thursday 29 March 2012
Will Ferrell's swashbuckling newscaster Ron Burgundy had his own breaking news to announce last night: A sequel to "Anchorman" is finally happening.
Sunday 19 February 2012
We all get peckish between meals, but healthy snacks have become outrageously expensive – unless you make your own, of course. Bill Granger shows how...
Friday 27 January 2012
Gosling again. This time he plays strutting, womanising Jacob, who proclaims he's a "total tomcat in the sack" to Emma Stone's lovely Hannah.
Friday 21 October 2011
For a girl who trades on easy-going charm, Emma Stone's inexorable rise over the past year seems to be the result of precision plotting. This is the actress who, at the age of 15, gave her parents a PowerPoint presentation entitled Project Hollywood, to convince them to let her drop out of school and move to Los Angeles. When casting directors kept sending the naturally blonde Stone for entirely inappropriate cheerleader-type roles, she dyed her hair brown – and then, when she was cast in her first film, Superbad, turned herself into a redhead: anything to stand out from the crowd.
Friday 21 October 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
China is eyeing an attempt to challenge the success of Japanese animation. All eyes are on the $7 million Chinese animated debut feature film, Kuiba, from veteran Beijing-based television studio Vasoon Animation to see if it has the chops to attract audiences awash with Japanese anime; think Hayao Miyazaki (Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke) or Isao Takahata (My Neighbours the Yamadas).
Friday 10 June 2011
The Hollywood tradition of former assistants breaking out as talent continues. An untitled sci-fi crime thriller by Bobby Glickert, a former PA, has been snapped up by Universal.
Friday 27 May 2011
Modern-day movie moguls are generally money men in suits, playing with stock money and gambling with other people's fortunes.
Monday 23 May 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
Universal's animation begins promisingly with a delicious visual gag – a plump redneck boy bouncing off an inflatable Egyptian pyramid; the real pyramid has been pilfered by a villainous pipsqueak, Vector (Jason Segel).
Thursday 13 January 2011
Ryan Gosling burst into the public consciousness playing the pretty boy heartthrob in the weepy mega-hit The Notebook, but it's as a man who has trouble with women that he's getting all the awards acclaim.
Sunday 17 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Another Pixar-wannabe rolls off the production line, reminding us why we should accept no substitutes.
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