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Posted on06. May, 2013 by Harrison Cheung.
Indie Film Funding, our view: So VERONICA MARS fans cheered when they raised $5.7 million for their movie, and Zach Braff using Kickstarter to raise $2.5 million (and counting) for his film project WISH I WAS HERE – not because his movie project is in jeopardy, but because he wants full creative control. Crowdsourcing – [...]
Posted on07. Mar, 2013 by Harrison Cheung.
There’s something wrong in Hollyweird when co-stars break with traditional niceties and openly criticize each other. In this celebrity feud: Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf were ready to co-star on Broadway in ORPHANS, but LaBeouf abruptly departed because of “creative differences” – that’s Hollywoodspeak for “we’re not getting along.” That would have been the end [...]
Posted on20. Nov, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
Emma Watson is the fourth richest person in the U.K. under the age of 30, according to HEAT Magazine. With an estimated fortune of $42.4 million, Watson has done very well for herself as Hermione Granger, the spunky classmate of Harry Potter. Her role in HARRY POTTER also happened to be her very first film [...]
Posted on15. Nov, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
The BNH view: while last year’s JOHN CARTER signaled the 100th anniversary of the work of author Edgar Rice Burroughs, he is best known for one of the most enduring characters in Hollywood – TARZAN! It’s been quite a few years since the Lord of Jungle last appeared on the big screen, but word is that HARRY POTTER director, David [...]
Posted on30. Sep, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
The highly anticipated adaptation of a YA novel, THE PERKS OF BEING A FLOWER is also HARRY POTTER‘s Emma Watson‘s first major post-POTTER role. Written and directed by Stephen Chbosky (who also wrote the novel), PERKS follows young Charlie (Logan Lerman) as he begins high school and desperately seeks friends. The film has a intimate [...]
Posted on24. Aug, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
At the ripe old age of 26, LA-native Shia LaBeouf has been working in Hollywood since he was 9 years old, a former child actor raised by a single mother, he had successfully navigated the Disney star-making machine, made a couple of well-regarded indie films, and then starred in a couple of major box office [...]
Posted on12. Aug, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
A rising new talent, New Yorker Ezra Miller, 19, is making a name for himself by playing fascinating characters. Miller actually began his entertainment career as a classically trained child singer. His first film was a film festival favorite – AFTERSCHOOL – in which he portrayed a lonely, troubled and isolated student attending a private [...]
Posted on07. Jul, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
Oliver Stone’s latest movie wobbles with sex and violence. A satisfying “R” rating still makes SAVAGES feel as if Stone is trying too hard to remind a new generation of movie-goers that he was once one of Quentin Tarantino‘s influences and mentors. In the hands of a Tarantino, SAVAGES would have had much more stylized [...]
Posted on10. Jun, 2012 by Harrison Cheung.
Austin native, Wes Anderson, returns to quirkdom with the charming MOONRISE KINGDOM, a film set in the mid-1960s with all the requisite innocence and ignorance that makes nostalgia entertaining. A 12 year old boy scout leaves his camp on a New England island to run away with a 12 year old girl. Although MOONRISE KINGDOM’s [...]