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Posted on14. Apr, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Imagine you’re a 21 year old senior cinema major at USC (school of cinematic arts). And you’re trying to break into the film industry without having to date David Geffen or Barry Diller. But you want your full length student film watched by the masses; preferably the masses that has a greater number (and spends a great […]
Posted on08. Apr, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side” was blind-sided by US Airways after the airline noted that his 550lb. wideness was taking up too much room on a plane and was told to prematurely abort his flight to Rochester, NY. In other words: “You’re too fat to fly, guy!” We all know this “don’t-dare-sit-next-to-me-horror-movie-like” experience: You’re […]
Posted on21. Mar, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
At first glance of the first few episodes’ synopsis, the answer looks to be yes. Here’s our Brave New Hollywood view. Primetime Leading Man, Christopher Meloni! Not only does “Surviving Jack” boast likable and watchable stars (including Christopher “Law and Order” Meloni – who Eonline called “the best butt on primetime”—who was his competition for that “honor?”), […]
Posted on08. Mar, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Remaking a movie is like this old joke: dating your wife after you divorced her is like drinking curdled milk, putting it in the refrigerator and thinking that it will once again leave a good taste in your mouth. Here’s something that could be also be seen as tasteless: The news out that Steven Spielberg […]
Posted on27. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
In an all too- stark reminder of how dangerous making a film can be, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, a native of West Columbia, SC, died while working as a camera assistant on “Midnight Rider,” a film based on the life of R&R singer Gregg Allman (starring William Hurt as the Allman Brothers singer in his […]
Posted on22. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Yes, we’re talking about… the maligned ‘80’s! As proof, lingering in your local theaters now is “Robocop” (from the 1987 original) and “About Last Night,” a repeat of the 1986 film. Of course, these “remade films” should stand on their own merit(s); given that most movie goers under 40 have never seen (or screamed at) the […]
Posted on21. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Hollywood filming a dead celebrity is like snapping an embarrassing selfie: It’s a portrait of the past that should be left in the past. We’re talking about the news that Dane Deehan, a top notch actor, will portray icon James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s drama “Life;” costarring Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Alessandra Mastronardi (“To Rome […]
Posted on12. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Is Shia Labeouf going off the rails or is his career still on track? Our BNH view: Only he (and most likely his agent) know if his ploy of donning a brown paper bag hat with “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” at the Berlin Film Festival is a homeless person’s winter accessory or a PR […]
Posted on11. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
You know you’re a hot guy (physically and career-wise) in Hollywood when you wake up in the morning with someone who is the #2 women on “Maxim’s” 2012 list of hot 100 (Olivia Munn); and wake up knowing you’re starring in the (potentially) #1 movie in the country, the remake of “Robo Cop.” We are […]