In an all too- stark reminder of how dangerous making a film can be, Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, a native of West Columbia, SC, died while working as a camera assistant on “Midnight Rider,” a film based on the life of R&R singer Gregg Allman (starring William Hurt as the Allman Brothers singer in his […]
Red Wing, the deeply emotional new film from actor/director Will Wallace, has everything audiences could possibly want in a sweeping romantic saga: gorgeous vistas, strong, silent men, proud, loyal women, and of course, unrequited love. Yet surprisingly, none of these qualities are what truly defines this undeniable passion project, adapted by Kathleen Orillion from George Sand’s celebrated […]
Yes, we’re talking about… the maligned ‘80’s! As proof, lingering in your local theaters now is “Robocop” (from the 1987 original) and “About Last Night,” a repeat of the 1986 film. Of course, these “remade films” should stand on their own merit(s); given that most movie goers under 40 have never seen (or screamed at) the […]
Hollywood filming a dead celebrity is like snapping an embarrassing selfie: It’s a portrait of the past that should be left in the past. We’re talking about the news that Dane Deehan, a top notch actor, will portray icon James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s drama “Life;” costarring Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Alessandra Mastronardi (“To Rome […]
Director Raymond De Felitta’s Rob the Mob is the ideal spring pic for audiences who prefer their action with a side of fuggetaboutit! Featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Pitt, Andy Garcia, Rey Romano, and of course, a bunch of pissed off wise-guys, it’s your classic mafia/revenge shoot em up. But this clever, nail […]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by Mark Daponte.
Is Shia Labeouf going off the rails or is his career still on track? Our BNH view: Only he (and most likely his agent) know if his ploy of donning a brown paper bag hat with “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” at the Berlin Film Festival is a homeless person’s winter accessory or a PR […]
You know you’re a hot guy (physically and career-wise) in Hollywood when you wake up in the morning with someone who is the #2 women on “Maxim’s” 2012 list of hot 100 (Olivia Munn); and wake up knowing you’re starring in the (potentially) #1 movie in the country, the remake of “Robo Cop.” We are […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
The Kickstarter page for “The Projectionist,” says it best: “a warrior reduced to a shadow.” Because of its subject, and the story, this was not an easy one to watch, but we, the two Brave New Hollywood film-geeks picked this indie film as our weekend viewing. The black and white photography, the gloomy music, and […]
Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by Henrick Vartanian.
There’s nothing like a moody indie, horror film to start our gloomy Friday in L.A. We screened, OK, streamed STREAMER, a short film by Canadian filmmaker Jared Bratt, and we liked it. Sitting on the edge of a tub in the bathroom, a young man motor mouths his thoughts and emotions, at a manic pace. […]