Something always felt a bit out of place for me in Martin Scorsese’s brilliant “The King of Comedy”, just released on Blu-ray for the first time. I couldn’t put my finger on it but chalked it up to it being thematically ahead of its time in its investigation of the cult of personality that defines modern entertainment.
‘What You Don’t Know’ is Official Title to Ron Howard’s ‘Untitled Cheating Project’ With Vince VaughnSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on July 15, 2010 - 11:07am
CHICAGO – Ron Howard’s Chicago-filmed “Untitled Cheating Project” comedy (which has also unofficially been referred to as “Cheaters”) has a new title: “What You Don’t Know,” Universal Pictures confirmed with HollywoodChicago.com on Thursday. The film is slated to hit theaters on Jan. 14, 2011.
CHICAGO – After thinking it’d take “a couple months” to ink, director Christopher Nolan (of “The Dark Knight” fame) took eight years to painstakingly write the “Inception” script. And you can tell. It’s his first pure masterpiece.
CHICAGO – Linda Blair trades her celebrity for activism. Her WorldHeart Foundation is a literal pet project, as it rehabilitates neglected and abandoned animals on the streets of Los Angeles. Blair, best known for her unforgettable role as Regan in “The Exorcist,” recently appeared in Chicago at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show.
CHICAGO – What has attracted Noah Baumbach to the mumblecore movement? Has he noticed similarities between the developmentally arrested misanthropes of his pictures and the ambling twentysomethings that populate micro-budget indies from filmmakers such as Joe Swanberg, Andrew Bujalski and the Duplass brothers? With “Greenberg,” his third and best feature to date, Baumbach draws a link between two generations, uniting them in their shared angst.
CHICAGO – Venus Williams, tennis phenom and entrepreneur, was fresh from the Wimbledon tournament (where her sister Serena won the women’s singles title) and stopped by in Chicago to promote her new book, “Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.”
CHICAGO – This 23-image slideshow contains a selection of the official press images for the highly anticipated “Inception,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. The film was written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It will be released on July 16th, 2010.
CHICAGO – With “The Girl Who Played With Fire” currently selling tickets in theaters (check out our review here) and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” selling millions of copies all season long, the trifecta of summer thrills can only be complete with a look at the Blu-ray release of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” It’s a “Girl” Summer.
HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: All Expenses Paid ‘Dinner For Schmucks’ Flyaway Package, 50 Movie PassesSubmitted by HollywoodChicago.com on July 14, 2010 - 4:22pm
CHICAGO – Incredible flyaway package! In our latest VIP edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have the chance to win a three-night flyaway trip to Fort Lauderdale for the new film “Dinner for Schmucks”!
CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com sponsored the VIP Chicago premiere of the new, highly anticipated Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) film “Inception” on July 12, 2010 at the Gold Class Cinema in Barrington, Ill. The film features Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
NEW YORK – Virgin Mobile USA, which has introduced “Beyond Talk” offers and handsets directed at data-centric consumers, is launching a new marketing campaign with Mother New York as the agency handling general market advertising and brand creative development.