James Cameron’s Titanic is one of the most successful movies of all time, and I have no problem saying that it’s also one of the most beloved movies ever made. (We’re now in the era when success doesn’t always hinge on deep fan love; witness The Phantom Menace, the Transformers films, or Khloe Kardashian.) Where Titanic may well be unique in the history of cinema is that it is also, arguably, the most hated beloved movie ever made. Any number of celebrated films, of course, have provoked backlashes. Just think of the strain of carping snootiness that has always gathered, like a pesky mosquito army, around the work of Steven Spielberg (“He’s too sappy! And manipulative!”), or the routine bashing of famous Oscar crowd-pleasers like Marty or Ordinary People or Shakespeare in Love, or my own persistent impatience with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, a wandering-through-the-woods saga that I’ve always found to be as ponderous as it is majestic. READ FULL STORY
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There’s no stopping this pai. As we reported in February, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese joined forces for the fifth time to adapt The Wolf of Wall Street from Jordan Belfort’s 2007 memoir about his experiences making millions in the stock market only to wind up in jail for fraud and money laundering. Though money may have proved problematic for Belfort, the director and his man-muse learned today it wouldn’t be for them. According to Deadline, the project has secured full funding from Red Granite Pictures and is ready to prep production
Wolf was a surprisingly long time coming — Scorsese and DiCaprio first eyed the project nearly four years ago. The pair’s previous collaborations — Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, and Shutter Island — have earned over $400 million domestically. Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler, Jennifer Killoran, and Alexandra Milchan will join DiCaprio and Scorsese as producers.
Scorsese is also currently attached to direct the Jo Nesbø adaptation The Snowman, the period drama Silence with Daniel-Day Lewis, and a biopic of Frank Sinatra. No star has officially signed up yet to play Ol’ Blue Eyes, but after this, our money’s on DiCaprio.
For now, one thing is certain: Shooting on Wolf will begin this August in New York.
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Unless you were wise enough to register for a 3-D-capable television during your surprise wedding (well played, Andy and April), the new television trailer for the upcoming re-release of Titanic probably looks and feels just as you remember it. Kate and Leo are once again the doomed young lovers, Rose and Jack, the visual effects are still eye-popping, and deny it all you like, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” gives you goosebumps. “Are you ready to go back to Titanic?” Come on, Bill Paxton, like you even needed to ask. Watch the clip here: READ FULL STORY
Near, far, wherever you are, Titanic in 3-D is coming to a theater near you earlier than planned. James Cameron’s 3-D re-release of his Oscar-winning smash was initially going to sail on Friday, April 6, but Paramount has opted to have the epic Kate and Leo love saga arrive on Wednesday, April 4 instead. This April will mark the 100th anniversary of the legendary ship’s first and final, tragic voyage. READ FULL STORY
Do you ever feel like you have lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream? Do you look at an unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shiver when you find what a grotesque thing a rose is, and how raw the sunlight is upon the scarcely created grass? Then you’re sure to fall in tragic love with the first two images from next year’s 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, helmed by director Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire. What thoroughness! What realism! And yet, they make me sad because I’ve never seen such…such beautiful shirts before. READ FULL STORY
While this isn’t exactly how these famous fellas envisioned Titanic should return to theaters, they’d probably still be thrilled that James Cameron came around and found a way to bring back the 1997 box office Oscar-winning smash. And in 3-D, no less.
“I’ve been looking for years for an opportunity to put Titanic back on the big screen, because that’s really where it belongs,” Cameron says in a behind-the-scenes featurette. The writer/director goes on to explain that he chose the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to bring the film back to audiences to “re-experience” the movie. Cameron, who refers to the movie as “my baby,” went on to talk about the challenges in making a 3-D movie that wasn’t initially shot in 3-D. “We cleaned it up and made it as pristine as possible,” he says of the update. Watch the full clip below. (Admit it, you get some goosebumps when you see Kate Winslet’s Rose looking at the ship for the first time, too.) READ FULL STORY
Another image from Baz Luhrmann’s sure-to-be lavish production of The Great Gatsby has surfaced. The on-set pic shows Gemma Ward (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Strangers) in her role as Catherine, the sister of floozy Myrtle Wilson (Isla Fisher). It’s a relatively minor role, but this dazzling, feathered flapper outfit is pretty major, thanks in no small part to Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning partner Catherine Martin.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton also star in the Gatsby remake, which is currently filming in Australia and is slated to be released Dec. 25, 2012.
A title card at the beginning of the trailer for the 3-D version of Titanic calls James Cameron’s 1997 11-time Oscar winner “The world’s most beloved and acclaimed film.” No time is wasted getting to the money shot: Jack and Rose “flying” on the helm of the doomed ship. The ad beckons, “This April, take the journey, fall in love, and experience Titanic like never before.” Specifically, with even more depth perception on Kate Winslet’s bare breasts. Actually, that should be the tagline: “Titanic in 3-D — Experience Kate Winslet just as Richard Branson’s mother did!” Oh yeah, and there’s some lady singing about her heart… See the trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Clearly — and, perhaps, predictably — James Cameron is going for nostalgia when it comes to the first poster for Titanic in 3-D. The one-sheet highlights an iconic image of the late 1990s: A dashing — yet boyish — Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack clutching Kate Winslet’s girlfriend-from-the-other-side-of-the-tracks Rose. Personally, I was hoping for something a bit more dynamic for a poster for a 3-D movie. Where’s propeller man when you need him?! See the poster below and remember the simpler days of 1997. READ FULL STORY
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