More than 200 years after they first transcribed and transliterated European folk tales, the Brothers Grimm continue to provide Hollywood studios with an overabundance of material. It helps, of course, that the Brothers Grimm oeuvre lapsed into the public domain long ago.
After the success of the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, Hollywood studio executives have left no literary stone unturned, hoping to find the next great film franchise. Lionsgate hoped as much when it acquired the film rights to Suzanne Collins’ young adult novel, The Hunger Games three years ago.
Design geeks, software engineers and digital artist-coders came together at Fort Mason Center for The Creators Project, a two-day showcase that honors cross-disciplinary pioneers who engage with digital technology in novel ways.
The origins of 21 Jump Street may be lost on the younger generations Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum attract, yet they manage to pull it off anyway. The filmmakers create an understanding with the audience that they’re in on the joke but that they’re still going to deliver a thoughtful, fun film.
Moments into Being Flynn, Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Nicholas Flynn’s 2004 memoir, Robert De Niro’s character, a mentally unstable, alcoholic and failed novelist, slips into voice-over narration mode, declaring himself the third greatest American writer and slipping into a racist, homophobic rant.
Last January, Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to Mary-Kate and Ashley (a.k.a., the Olsen Twins), appeared in two Sundance Film Festival premieres, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s Silent House, a loose remake of a Uruguayan film, La Casa Muda.
A couple of weeks back we reported that VICE, in collaboration with Intel, would be kicking off a series of world events focused on technology, art and innovation in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center from March 17 to 18.