With sex, obsession, murder, racism, alligators and reptilian humans in a Florida swamp, “The Paperboy” is both a torrid mess and, amid Hollywood’s prevailing timidness, a commendable display of audacity.
Writer-director Lee Daniels scores pulpy entertainment points with some immersive backwater sludge, but overall goes bonkers with luridness in this place-and-time sleazefest. The casualties are narrative cohesion and emotional dimension. Read More
Superstars such as Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn have had some unlikely co-stars in their films: San Francisco public schools. A number of films have been shot on local campuses, including “Hemingway and Gellhorn” and “Milk.” Although such projects earn the San Francisco Unified School District $880,000 a year, the majority of school-site filming is for advertising and corporate videos, which are not eligible for city programs intended to lure film crews here. Read More
We’ve heard plenty of rumors about how Katie Holmes pulled off her surprise split from Tom Cruise — including talk that she used disposable cellphones (how not eco-friendly!) to plot her exit strategy with her lawyers. But our favorite of these tales, true or not, is the bombshell claim by Us magazine that Katie’s confidante and accomplice was none other than Nicole Kidman, Tom’s ex-wife. Read More
Are Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper an item? The couple and former “He’s Just Not That Into You” costars seemed flirtatious with each other during a dinner at the Bel Air hotel’s restaurant recently, Radar Online reports. The pair were said to be giggling over their candle-lit meal at the posh Wolfgang Puck eatery.
“They seemed very comfortable together and it was pretty obvious they are into each other,” a gawker relayed. Read More
San Francisco filmmaker Philip Kaufman won the job directing the magnificent “Hemingway & Gellhorn” based on his experience with movies about lovers in times of social unrest (“The Unbearable Lightness of Being”) and writers’ tormented relationships (“Henry & June”). Not a retread, but a triumphant return to form, “Hemingway & Gellhorn” screens Sunday at the Castro Theatre and debuts Monday on HBO. Read More
Like “Chinatown” producer Robert Evans, who discovered Jack Nicholson as an extra in another actor’s test reel, Joel Schumacher is always on the lookout for a fresh face, and his eye for talent is keen. But why not let him tell you? Read More
The Haight’s street kids and hippies are stars in their own right, but they’re gonna have to move over for the likes of Kate Bosworth and Josh Lucas. Read More
Want to be in a movie with a star? You may not be able to be the co-star of a movie with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, but there is a chance you could be an extra.Scenes for the movie "Hemingway and Gellhorn" are being shot in the Bay Area, and extras are needed to play Spanish soldiers, according to Beau Bonneau Casting. Read More
You would think that Samantha Ronson would not want to invite speculation about her relationship with Lindsay Lohan … yet she recently hinted to the world that they had spent the night together. The former on-off lovers hit Hollywood hot spot Teddy’s separately before heading back to Sam’s place together early Friday, People reports. Read More
A movie starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen is looking for extras to portray Spanish soldiers. Beau Bonneau Casting is seeking men 18 to 40 years old who are Spanish-looking with fair to medium complexions, dark hair and eyes and lean physiques for March 11, March 14 and March 15. For more information call (415) 346-2278 or visit beaubonneaucasting.com. Read More