Clint Eastwood has unique personal connection with ‘Sully’

A story few people are aware of—one director Clint Eastwood himself may have long ago forgotten, but which connects him in a unique way with the subject matter of “Sully” —came to light when working on the film. As a young man of 21 in the Army, Eastwood was a passenger on a Navy plane,Continue reading “Clint Eastwood has unique personal connection with ‘Sully’”

‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ director Gavin Hood helms thriller film ‘Eye in the Sky’

Acclaimed filmmaker Gavin Hood, known for his works in worldwide hits ““X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Tsotsi” and “Ender’s Game” brings together Award-winning actors Helen Mirren (Oscar® and Golden Globe Award® for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen”) and three-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) in the contemporary international thriller “Eye inContinue reading “‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ director Gavin Hood helms thriller film ‘Eye in the Sky’”

How new director turned viral his short film ‘Lights Out’ into full-length horror feature

Barely two years ago, 35-year-old Swede David F. Sandberg was a debt-ridden wannabe filmmaker who had never held a steady job, let alone made a feature. He had been rejected by the Swedish Film Institute even for a relatively modest shorts investment. He and his wife, Lotta Losten, got by in part on her salaryContinue reading “How new director turned viral his short film ‘Lights Out’ into full-length horror feature”

Tim Burton turns ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ from bestselling novel to film

Highly acclaimed director Tim Burton brings Ransom Riggs’ bestselling young adult tome “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” to the big screen with the same title starring an ensemble of talented actors headed by Eva Green, Dame Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Finlay Macmillan and Lauren McCostie. With millionsContinue reading “Tim Burton turns ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ from bestselling novel to film”

‘The BFG’ serves as first Steven Spielberg film for Disney

Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG,” the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s resonant tale of childhood, the magic of dreams and the extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a big friendly giant. Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the filmContinue reading “‘The BFG’ serves as first Steven Spielberg film for Disney”

Cebu-born Galen Tan Chu, co-director in ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’

Cebu-born Galen Tan Chu helms the latest installment of the global “Ice Age” hit franchise – “Ice Age: Collision Course” as co-director with acclaimed filmmaker Michael Thurmeier. Galen Tan Chu spent his early (11) years in the Philippines before migrating to the US where he studied illustration and animation at Pratt Institute. Chu is aContinue reading “Cebu-born Galen Tan Chu, co-director in ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’”

Tim Burton produces, James Bobin directs ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’

James Bobin (“The Muppets”) directs Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” bringing his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen with 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland” which became a global blockbuster (to the tune of over $1-billion gross) and cultural sensation. For years the producers of “Alice in Wonderland” talked ofContinue reading “Tim Burton produces, James Bobin directs ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’”

Brillante Mendoza shares background on latest masterpiece ‘Ma’ Rosa’

2009 Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza talks about Ma‘ Rosa, his inspiration, and the challenges in making the film. 1. Describe Ma’ Rosa in one sentence Ma’ Rosa shows us a glimpse of a Filipino family set on a typical district in Manila, giving us a slice of life in a community. 2. What made youContinue reading “Brillante Mendoza shares background on latest masterpiece ‘Ma’ Rosa’”

‘We’re the Millers’ director helms action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’

With the hit comedies “Dodgeball” and “We’re the Millers” to his credit, Rawson Marshall Thurber, director of Universal Pictures’ new action comedy “Central Intelligence,” was looking to expand his filmmaking repertoire by incorporating a run of action in his next film. “I’ve loved action movies my whole life and I’ve been wanting to make oneContinue reading “‘We’re the Millers’ director helms action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’”

‘Finding Nemo’ filmmakers dive again with ‘Finding Dory’

Story is king at Pixar Animation Studios. Whether a film introduces new characters or revisits old friends, it all starts with a story that needs to be told. And this special practice is also true with the production of “Finding Dory.” Watch the main trailer of “Finding Dory” below. While the conclusion of the 2003 Oscar®-winningContinue reading “‘Finding Nemo’ filmmakers dive again with ‘Finding Dory’”