“West of Memphis” revisits the case of the “West Memphis Three,” the doozy of a miscarriage of justice that led to a trio of Arkansas teens spending 18 years in prison for a grisly crime they didn’t commit. Read More
More than a decade ago, Peter Jackson turned J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” into a filmed trilogy running slightly more than nine hours, and then nearly 12 hours in extended editions on home video.
It made sense, considering the literary epic spanned 1,200 pages. But when Jackson announced he was going to make the 320-page prequel “The Hobbit” into a nine-hour trilogy as well, it began to sound less like storytelling and more like marketing. Read More
The creator of HBO’s “Newsroom” is developing a TV show for ABC about Oakland’s governmental machinations. Never mind that descriptions of the show call the place “the East Bay of San Francisco” … poor Oaktown. Read More
Is Joe Jonas ready to propose to Ashley Greene? According to the blog Hollywood Life, the pop star is planning an engagement, after the “Twilight” actress mused about marriage in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan magazine.
“Joe thought that he and Ashley would eventually get married, but not this soon,” a source said.
Joe is said to be ring shopping with his mom and picking a date for the proposal. Read More
It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish. - J. R. R. Tolkein Peter Jackson wants to make “The Hobbit” into a movie. Cool, no? Well, guess who’s standing in the way of such a worthy production? (Hint: Neither Sauron nor Saruman.) Give up? It’s the unions. Read More