… Remember Napster? If you’re too young, it was basically where everyone got their music for one brief moment, an internet portal of sorts that gave you access to music libraries of individuals around the world allowing everyone to swap and trade music at will. Anything and everything you could ever want was a click away, but of course, it was highly illegal and it wasn’t long before the music industry swiftly intervened and shut it down. But arguably, without Napster, there would be no iTunes and records companies would have continued to have a ridiculous stranglehold on how music was consumed and shared. Say what you will about Napster and its founder Shawn Fanning, but he revolutionized (and yes, nearly destroyed) the music business but in the process forced it to adapt. The subject has long fascinated Winter and he has been trying to get a movie made about it for the last decade, and while he won’t get to deliver his “The Social Network” of music, Winter is pairing with VH1 to bring the story to life in the shape of a documentary…
Archive for August, 2011
A shaved and shorn Keanu Reeves keeps his cool while strolling through downtown New York on Aug. 12, 2011
Henry’s Crime is out on Blu-ray and DVD today in USA
… When he was spotted touching down in LAX airport on Monday, he had ditched the long locks and excess facial hair.
Keanu was still sporting his signature distressed jeans and battered shoes, but had smartened up with a black blazer.
He was carrying a guitar and laptop along with his brown weekend bag.
The star took to his razor after wrapping filming on his upcoming movie 47 Ronin.
He grew his hair and a beard for his role as a samurai in the remake of the 1994 Japanese film.
47 Ronin, which was shot in Budapest, is due to be released at the end of next year and is based on a true story.
The film is about a group of samurai left leaderless when their master was forced to commit suicide after assaulting a court official.
The Ronin planned and executed their revenge against the official… and were then forced to kill themselves for committing the murder.
Co-starring Bojana Novakovic (Mel Gibson‘s daughter in “The Edge Of Darkness”) and Adelaide Clemens (”Mad Max: Fury Road”) the film follows the life of Reeves’ protagonist and his two accomplices for a day as they, according to the synopsis, “live life on the fringe, immersed in sex, drugs and indecision. As they navigate their daily routine of bars and crowds they embark on a path of self-discovery.” So yeah, it’s one of those movies. Emmy-nominated filmmaker Mark L. Mann (HBO Documentaries’ “Finishing Heaven”) wrote and directed the film, his fictional feature debut. It hasn’t popped up on any fall festival schedules yet so perhaps it’ll make its way to Park City in January for Sundance instead.
Entre deux rives (The Lake House) - Durée: 01:46
- Réalisateur: Alejandro Agresti
- Scénariste: David Auburn
- Acteur/Actrice: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Willeke Van Ammelrooy
Keanu Reeves is in negotiations with China Film Group and Village Roadshow Pictures to get funding for “Man of Tai Chi,” a Mandarin-and-English-language movie that Reeves will star in and direct, individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Reeves also wrote the martial arts film, which, if it goes forward, will mark his directorial debut.
“Tai Chi” also stars Tiger Chen, a member of the kung fu team in “The Matrix.”
The “Speed” star plays the villain in the movie, which includes some serious fighting scenes.
Reeves showed off his martial arts chops in “The Matrix” films and recently finished filming “47 Ronin,” Universal’s adaptation of the Japanese martial arts picture.
Representatives of Reeves and Village Roadshow declined comment. Representatives of China Film Group could not be reached.