Monday, December 29, 2014

Movies

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal is prepping for the start of shooting "Steve Jobs" in late January in the San Francisco Bay Area and has put out a casting call for vintage tech nerds.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Interview" is not making a good first impression on those who watched the controversial movie in its first 24 hours of release, according to a new online survey conducted Thursday morning.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For those who think James Bond has gotten a little too serious in his old age, "Kingsman: The Secret Service" brings the irreverence back to the British spy genre, offering a younger, streetwise variation on the 007 formula, while gleefully pushing audiences' favorite elements -- sartorial taste, killer toys and cracked-out supervillains -- to hyperbolic extremes.
Big Eyes Director Tim Burton finds his dream subject: husband and wife Walter and Margaret Keane, whose paintings of saucer-eyed waifs and tearful clowns were the kitsch hit of the '60s. He claimed the images were his, but she really made them, locked away in a studio like some Grimm Brothers unfortunate. Christoph Waltz and a great Amy Adams bring the couple to life in this wondrously strange true story about art, heartbreak, and intellectual property theft. PG-13
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) - A power outage during the controversial movie "The Interview" stunned and confused an audience in New Jersey.
The star of "The Imitation Game" talks about the real Joan, the London bombing and the twisted logic of war.
NEW YORK (AP) - Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Reprinted from Thursday's editions. If Mark Wahlberg's new pic, The Gambler, feels like a stale rehash of existential tropes, that's because it is.
A lawsuit filed by a dancer against producers behind Jessica Alba's 2003 movie "Honey" has been dismissed.
 
Survey: Watchers deem ‘The Interview’ ‘culturally insensitive’