The 'indie drama' picks up a few
The story described by EW as "a suburban Texas housewife searching for her dying husband’s illegitimate grown son (Matt O’Leary) — won Grand Jury Prize for narrative feature filmmaking at this year’s SXSW film festival."
"The film also took home the festival Audience Award, as well as jury prizes for its screenplay (by writer-director Robbie Pickering), editing, and music. Harris and O’Leary both won Breakthrough Performance awards, along with Evan Ross from the carjacking thriller '96 Minutes. 'Dragonslayer,' about skateboarding culture in Fullerton, Calif., took home the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary feature. (EW film critic Lisa Schwarzbaum served on the jury for the documentary feature competition.)
Fey talks kids, books, life coach to Gwyneth Paltrow
"But actress, book author, screenwriter, producer, mother, youngest-ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoree and seven-time Emmy winner Tina Fey has one more label she's ready to add to her resumé: life coach to Gwyneth Paltrow.
"'Any time you talk about being a working mother and you complain about it in any way, people eat your face,' Fey tells InStyle for its April issue, on sale Friday. 'I remember reading some interview where Gwyneth Paltrow said something like, 'I missed my kids on the set one day and I was crying.' And I thought, Yeah, I've totally done that.'"
-- From an interview with Tina Fey at In Style (via People)
The animated Beatles remake is scrapped
One, I don't know how the filmmakers could really make the original "Yellow Submarine" better -- it's a Beatles artifact and should stay that way, flaws and all. And dear god, you know it would have to turn into a more kid friendly movie. No thanks. I much prefer the brilliantly scored (you know, The Beatles) often creepy original.
And then two, I don't want to hear a bunch of baby boomers complaining about it ad nauseam -- like it's the downfall of civilization as we know it.
Here's more from Coming Soon:
"'Yellow Submarine' the proposed performance capture remake of the 1968 animated Beatles film, will not be moving forward at Disney as was originally planned.
"Set for development at ImageMovers Digital, the project was to have been directed by Robert Zemeckis with a cast announced last year.
"Though some online speculation has already suggested that the decision relates directly to this past weekend's under-performance of the Zemeckis-produced 'Mars Needs Moms, sources tell ComingSoon.net that Disney's decision regarding 'Yellow Submarine' has been a long time coming and that the official cancellation of the project was actually made quietly several months ago.
"Even though Disney is no longer involved with the film, it has yet to be confirmed whether Zemeckis may pursue the project at another studio."
Bueller's teen angst
British filmmaker Joseph Brett wondered this, and put his thoughts into action by re-cutting a trailer for the Matthew Broderick picture set to Wood Pigeon's "A Slight Return to Home." The result is fantastic. He creates both another film entirely, and then highlights some of the underlying, more tender and fragile themes in the film.
Watch for yourself:
I hope not ...
"Fighter" star and producer, Mark Wahlberg is becoming set on one, however.
Here's what he said in an interview with EW:
"And you’re back in fighting shape now?
"I weigh about 185. But it’s still solid. Ready to throw down. I got bit by the bug, and now I’m trying to plant the idea in everyone’s head that we should do — not five or six 'Fighters' like 'Rocky' — but one more because the big thing that Micky Ward was famous for was his three epic battles with Arturo Gatti. So we’re talking about possibly taking one more run at it.
"I assume a sequel would include much of the same cast?
"Yeah. Everybody had such an amazing experience making the movie that I can’t imagine they wouldn’t want to go back. But it’s still kind in the early stages."
Through Victorian Woodcut
The two actresses will star in new romantic comedy
"Marisa Tomei, Sarah Jessica Parker: 'Married And Cheating' Stars"
Hopefully readers won't skim the headline, thinking Parker and Tomei cheat on their husbands, or some such thing, though, there are worse things to worry about in the world right now (and really every day of the week).
Here's the story:
"According to Variety (via FirstShowing.net), Jessica Parker and Marisa Tomei are close to signing on to star in the romantic comedy 'Married and Cheating.' The film follows three unhappy married couples as they try to recapture past happiness.
"Indie director Raymond de Felitta will write and direct; he helmed 2009's 'City Island,' as well as 2005's "The Thing About My Folks" and the 2000 Sundance Award winner, 'Two Family House.'"
Check out Duncan Jones' newest movie
For those intrigued, Yahoo has posted the first five minutes of the movie.