Led by Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood, the movie industry is buzzing over Tom Cruise's first film for the newly relaunched United Artists, Lions for Lambs, a political thriller coming out in November. Starring Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Robert Redford, and directed by Redford, the movie — about the Stateside debate caused by the wounding of two Army Rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan — certainly has pedigree and brains to spare. So why did Cruise and UA's publicity machine debut the film's teaser on Entertainment Tonight, where the full ET synthesizer-and-voice-over treatment makes it seem totally stupid?
Why camp out at the New York Asian Film Festival, opening tonight? Because you can't complain about Tribeca if you don't go to more fun festivals like this. Because the thirty films include new movies by Johnny To, Park Chanwook, and Takashi Miike.
Famously druggie Ex-Libertines front man and Kate Moss beau Pete Doherty has announced his plans to "surrender to the gods of detoxification," and he really does seem to be trying — performing Disney classics at concerts, for example, and posting hokey home videos on YouTube.
When American Ballet Theatre announced that La Scala’s Roberto Bolle would partner Alessandra Ferri for her last performance before retiring, it seemed too good to be true — ABT’s resident hot Italian ballerina with, well, a perhaps even hotter Italian dancer.