In a recent post at The Bilerico Project, senior Louisa Hill, writes about the events that unfolded on her campus, Anges Scott College, when it became the background for the upcoming film Road Trip II: Beer Pong.
More (rumored) news on the Twilight sequel now that Catherine Hardwicke is no longer the director. Nikki Finke's got an inside line that Summit has offered Chris Weitz the chance to direct New Moon - and potentially Eclipse, if both films could be made back-to-back. Weitz is the writer and director of About a Boy, producer and uncredited director of American Pie, and the director for The Golden Compass adaptation. According to Finke, sources claim that Summit liked the look of The Golden Compass, but the real reason this deal might be in the works is that Weitz is an old buddy of Summit's president of production.
Do you ever get the feeling that the Hollywood old boy's club is just being replaced with a newer boy's club?
More after the jump... including irrational behavior from a male director!
Looks like I got a little too excited on Friday about the current state of affairs for female directors... By now you've probably heard that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has been fired from the blockbuster teen vamp franchise and will not be directing Twilight's sequel New Moon. There's also bad news for Lexi Alexander and Darnell Martin, who had lackluster opening weekends at the box office.
The breakdown after the jump, along with my call for more crappy female directors.
Bad news in the superhero world over the past few months: the downturn
in the economy is impacting comic book publishers, and both Marvel and
DC Comics are canceling a whole of bunch of their midlist superheroes.
Unfortunately, the midlist is where a lot of titles featuring women and
superheroes of color live in the comic book world. As a result, comic
book diversity seems to be the biggest casuality of all these
As the Oscar buzz starts to build (already!) this month, get ready to hear a lot about Kate Winslet. The five-time Oscar nominee is likely to be both a Best Actress and a Best Supporting Actress nominee (Oscar rules prohibit her from being nominated twice in one category) for her two upcoming films, The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Winslet has been focusing most of her promotional efforts on Revolutionary Road, which is directed by her husband, Sam Mendes, but she won't need to work hard to generate hype for The Reader. It's already underway, and much of it has to do with Winslet's full frontal sex scenes.
Greetings, everyone! My name is Tammy Oler, and I've been a contributor to Bitch for about five years. I'm thrilled to be joining the blogging team here. With "The Female Gaze," I'll be focusing a feminist eye on what's new and making news in film, including new releases, trends and industry buzz.
There's already a bunch of romantic comedies slated for release early in 2009. I'd like to kick off this blog by taking a look at trailers for two of them that hit the Web over the Thanksgiving holiday.
I finally got around to seeing The Business of Being Born, which means I got very intimate with Ricki Lake and her female powers. Lake not only produced this documentary about the ever-increasing medicalization of birth in the U.S. but also included up-close-and-personal footage of the birth of her second son, at home, in the bathtub, attended by a midwife.