Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
“This is exploitation fare served strong, and while it is the humanity of Vaughn’s performance that grounds the film and makes it something more than “just” exploitation, you still may need a shower afterwards,” writes Drew McWeeny.
For decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.
Tahan may be young but he has already worked with acclaimed indie filmmakers such as Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) and Todd Solondz (Wiener-Dog), so I think it’s a safe bet you’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years.
“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.
The guys also discuss Friday’s breaking news that Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are circling the Charlie’s Angels reboot at Sony.
Writer Jimmy Tsai (Ping Pong Playa) imagines a newly-paroled O.J. Simpson as he sets out on an obsessive quest for revenge against actor Cuba Gooding Jr. for exploiting his image on American Crime Story.
Smith’s manuscript THE FOURTH COURIER is described as A Most Wanted Man meets Bridge of Spies, and is a current Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
There are four films coming out before the end of the year that feature the word “wonder” in their titles, and they arrive on the heels of a wonderful summer movie called Wonder Woman.
Lampert’s script I Love College is described as Greek meets Mean Girls, and it generated considerable buzz from the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, where it placed in the Top 25.
Before she was Oprah, she was a nascent reporter in 1970’s Baltimore, struggling through personal and professional failures that threatened to derail her career unless she could find the true, inner voice that would change media forever.
Neil Turitz is glad Jamie Lee Curtis and Linda Hamilton have been cast in high-profile movies, but thinks it be far more interesting if they each fronted something new, something that could accentuate their respective strengths without necessarily revisiting frequently trod paths.
The guys also discuss the possibility of Taika Waititi directing the Akira movie, and Tom Hanks starring in a remake of A Man Called Ove.
Evashevski has worked for UTA since 2007, while Sanders has been there twice as long. Both are major figures in the literary world, where Evashevski is known for brokering author Stephanie Meyer’s deals for her Twilight series.
This year’s finalists come from a wide range of genres, from heart-wrenching period dramas to pulse-pounding thrillers, and feature teen sleuths, charming sociopaths, very real magicians, 19th Century gold miners, and everything in between.