It was a rainy day in 1997, and I took a lovely young co-worker to see Titanic at Paramount Studios. She was transfixed by James Cameron’s epic of love found and lost, as the heart of the ocean easily captivated her imagination. Stuck in the friend zone with my movie date, my praise for the feature was, at best, middling.
Over the years I’ve come to admire the sheer scope and unabashed romanticism behind the film, which took home 11 Oscars and has grossed over $1.8 billion. My cynicism has steadily declined over the years, and I’m actually excited to check out Titanic 3D when it hits theaters April 4th. That movie date has long moved from the sunny (and smoggy) confines of Los Angeles and moved somewhere up the coast.
The following audio clip from Cameron has him discussing why Titanic is a film that connects to each generation (including wistful movie geeks like me):
A just delivered press release from Fox-TV announces that MATT BOMER will be dropping in on the April 10 episode of the hit musical series GLEE. BOMER will play older brother to Blaine (DARREN CRISS) and the rumor is that they will team up for a DURAN DURAN mash-up of RIO and HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF.
Probably best known for his starring role on the USA Network show WHITE COLLAR, BOMER got his start in theater and has actually sung before on his own show. We spoke with him (and co-star TIM DeKAY) last year as they recounted a ‘magical’ moment BOMER shared with DIAHANN CARROLL.
The “Big Brother” episode of GLEE is slated to air on Fox-TV 4/10
Actress Lily Collins, daughter of former Genesis frontman Phil Collins, lands her highest profile role to date as Snow White in Mirror Mirror, a feature directed by Immortals filmmaker Tarsem Singh. The feature also features Julia Roberts as Snow White’s nemesis, the evil Queen, and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince who captures the young beauty’s heart.
During a Los Angeles press conference for Mirror Mirror, Collins talked about why she sees herself as a “fairy tale girl”:
Being released today on DVD and Blu-ray, CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL is director ALEX STAPLETON’S trip down memory land recounting the early days and successes of legendary filmmaker ROGER CORMAN. A star-studded tribute to one of the most prolific and influential forces in film, just a few of the iconic names to appear and recall their CORMAN experiences are JACK NICHOLSON, PAM GRIER, PETER BOGDANOVICH, RON HOWARD, MARTIN SCORSESE, WILLIAM SHATNER and ROBERT DeNIRO.
At the age of 85, CORMAN is still a mover and shaker in the world of creature features and is still actively involved in many original projects for the SYFY channel (a company that owes quite a bit to the legacy of the legendary filmmaker). During our interview at the time of the film’s original release, CORMAN talked about his association with SYFY. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
During yesterday’s visit to the set of the ABC-TV sitcom LAST MAN STANDING, star TIM ALLEN was joined by cast members HECTOR ELIZONDO and CHRISTOPH SANDERS to meet the press and casually field questions about recent developments in the show.
One of ALLEN’S major claims to fame is providing the voice of Buzz Lightyear, the iconic astronaut from the Disney/Pixar TOY STORY franchise. During the light-hearted Q&A, the subject of the films and its many incarnations came up and, while not exactly confirming a fourth in the series, ALLEN strongly hinted that it might be in the works.