Werner Herzog is a plastic bag in Ramin Bahrani short film

Werner Herzog is a plastic bag in Ramin Bahrani short film

Ramin Bahrani, the New York-based auteur responsible for such indie darlings as “Chop Shop” (2007) and “Goodbye Solo” (2008) shot a curious little short in 2009 called “Plastic Bag.” It follows a plastic shopping bag, voiced by Moving Arts favorite Werner Herzog, on an existential journey. Let me say that again: Werner Herzog plays a […]

Video: Amazing Steadicam work in ‘Hugo’

Video: Amazing Steadicam work in ‘Hugo’

Martin Scorsese and Larry McConkey are masters of their crafts. The former is arguably the greatest living director. The latter is one of the world’s foremost Steadicam operators. Their collaborations have produced some of the most famous and dazzling works in cinema, including the office scene in “After Hours” and the famed Copacabana one-shot in […]

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

Johnny Depp to play Dr. Seuss in live-action feature

After starring as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in “Finding Neverland,” it seems only logical for Johnny Depp to take on one of the most iconic figures in all of children’s literature — Dr. Seuss. THR reports that Depp will […]

An open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

An open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Mr. Hastings, Assuming you’ve recently been inundated with angry emails, I thought I’d quickly and respectfully explain why so many of your customers are baffled and discouraged by your decision to split the streaming and DVD services. Let me start with a question: What made Netflix great? Fast shipping? Great prices? Yes, both were huge […]

Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Scorsese hopes to adapt Dostoevsky’s ‘The Gambler’

Martin Scorsese has many things: the respect of his filmmaking peers, a secure place in the pantheon of Hollywood’s great directors, and an Academy Award, to boot. He also has a lot of hobbies, including film preservation and rock music. Another is a longtime fascination with the works of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, especially his […]

Shooting set to begin on English remake of Refn’s ‘Pusher’

Shooting set to begin on English remake of Refn’s ‘Pusher’

LONDON — Vertigo Films and Embargo Films announced Tuesday that shooting will begin on the English language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn’s drug film, “Pusher,” on May 8, 2011. Spanish director Luis Prieto (“Meno Male Che Ci Sei”) will direct the London-based remake, which stars Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb and Paul Kaye. Refn […]

Sidney Lumet’s 5 Best Films

Sidney Lumet’s 5 Best Films

#5. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) Lumet’s last film was also one of his best. Following a pair of troublesome brothers who plot to rob their parents’ jewelry store, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” refuses to flinch in the face of the humanity’s darkest inclinations. Lumet catalogued the basest of human urges […]

Tom Ford’s Next Feature a Comedy

Tom Ford’s Next Feature a Comedy

Fashion icon-turned film director Tom Ford has been less than forthcoming with details about the followup to his highly acclaimed debut feature “A Single Man,” but Vogue managed to wrest a few tidbits from the tight-lipped talent. Until now, all we knew about the project was that it would be “very different” and that he […]

Trailer for Justin Bieber’s Gritty Biopic ‘8 Kilometer’

Trailer for Justin Bieber’s Gritty Biopic ‘8 Kilometer’

Think Justin Bieber is soft? Think again. Check out this trailer for the mock-biopic of J-Biebz’s rough and tumble childhood and meteoric rise to the top of the pops.

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

‘The Hobbit’ Gets the Greenlight; Production to Begin in February

Fantasy fans, rejoice.  “The Hobbit,” a two part prequel to “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy based on J.R.R. Tokien’s celebrated novel will finally become a reality. The Wrap reported this morning that the embattled franchise finally received its greenlight from co-producing studios, Warner Bros. and MGM, and soon thereafter the NY Times reported that […]

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